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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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New Member w/a rowdy 68 Coupe

Hi from Florida. I just today took delivery of a somewhat restomodded 68 coupe. It's not my first Mustang, but it is my first Mustang in almost 40 years. Certainly it's a huge change from what I've been driving.

It's far from a restored classic. It's mechanically squared away, but there are lot of things I want to do. For now I'm just going to concentrate on driving getting the hang of it.

It's lowered (duh) on 17x8 fronts and 18x9.5 rears. The hood is a CF wrap that looks nice but I'm sort of meh about. It can stay for now.

It's got a Tremec 5 speed and nice enough gauges. The dash itself needs freshening. I'm going to want to put a sound system in eventually. The shifter needs to go back to the Road Runner it escaped from. I don't like it at all. I mean, it works well enough but it just looks too out of place.

The outside shiny bits are all fresh and shiny. Those bullet mirrors are decorative at best. They have to go.

Seats are quite comfortable. The belts are a major PITA.

The engine is a stroked 351W (393 now, I think) built by an outfit in NC called Hush Mouth Racing. I know little about it other than it's very strong. Putting my foot down makes stuff happen quickly.

Did you notice the tag earlier? It's a lesson I learned almost 40 years ago, forgot, and have now learned again. You see, in the mid and late 70s I had a red 69 Mustang fastback and a personalized tag that said "MUSTANG". Then in 1980 I traded that Mustang for a brand new Subaru (big mistake!) and for the next couple years I had a Subaru with a tag that said "MUSTANG".

Flash forward to today and I'm replacing the NSX I've driven for the last 12 years with ... a Mustang and for at least a while it is going to have a tag that says "NSXCESS". Oh well, give 'em something to talk about!

Thanks & I'll be around!
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