+1 on the Fox bodies sentiment... I think they're some ugly damn cars, but I still love to see them and I think they have a certain cool factor to them. Some kid who parks in my lot drives a black Fox and it's really cool. Of course, maybe I just like it because it's not a Prius or a Civic or whatever else is in the lots these days
Calamity Jane aka "The Maybe-Not-So-Evil B$*&#"
289 v8, Powerjection III EFI, mild cam
4-speed, 3.25 9" rear
Power disc brakes, Unisteer power R&P
Pertronix ignition, RetroSound Model One radio, Classic Auto Air A/C, etc...
Three years of work for three days of perfection. This pony WILL get back out on the road and it WILL reliably take me where I want to go... and it will always, always keep me safe.
The Fox brought about the 5.0 roller as a premier engine for the aftermarket.... some of you guys are like me, back in the day it was pretty hard to compete with the small block chebbies..... dollar for dollar the chev was much cheaper to hot rod.... the 5.0 flipped the tables on that.....
The reason GM guys hate mustangs so much is because the Fox was so successful... I love 'em...
If this does not get your heart racing... something might be wrong...LOL
'69 Coupe, Built 306, 4-Speed, Matte Black..... Old School RestoMod...Coming Attractions: 408 Stroker...
'90 Mustang LX, Built 306, 5-speed, cage, Screaming Yellow....3/14/12 Currently Getting TWIN TURBOS (always a change to make).....
1938 Cough,cough, Chev. 1/2 ton Owner built "Street Gasser" truck..327, 461X, Hillborn...old school all the way...
A Custom HD RoadKing...and too many Vintage Sleds to count...
I like the exterior of the Fox bodies... but the interior made it un-ownable to me.
I just couldn't ever get past the interior...loved the body and motor...at the time I was driving...a um...'89 Iroc, 5.7L, T-tops ( I was small town cool) interior was much nicer (for a boat of a car).
Manual Foxes at my lunch in the short stuff, but anything where I got to third and it was bye bye Fox. (stock to stock). Not that I condone street racing...anymore...some lessons are just hard to learn until you get a few years under your belt. Now my wife is always asking why I am driving so slow...maybe its because I have my wife and 3 kids in the car?
1968 Fastback: 331 stroker, FTI cam, N351 Heads with a few upgrades, 4r70w w/3600 stall, 9" locker w/3.70 gears
People like that have to say that stuff to make THEMSELVES feel more "special" than they really are. Maybe in a year or so you'll see him again and you can look at his car and ask if it's a HiPo.... "No? Just a plain old 289, eh?" and walk away.
I remember drooling over the LX 5.0's at the local Ford dealer back in the late 80's early 90's. $12,500 seemed like a large sum of money back then to a twenty year old. I had my Mach already but would have loved to have one.
69 Mach 1 418W/TKO600/Street HP750/RMP Front Coil-Over/TCP Manual R&P/3.70 Auburn Pro/Global West SFC-5 Leafs-Del-A-Lum/Koni's/Magnaflow 2.5 X pipe
I think I have a great line to use if I ever get the "Oh, it's just a coupe" line from a [insert car snob car type] owner!** "Oh, you have a [whatever]? Must be tough getting your hood up!" Then just walk away. What do you think?
As for my White Horse, I have only received positive comments. I usually then start talking about the poor condition of this or that needs to be replaced etc (the list is long) and the common response is that I was lucky having such an awesome car!
I went to Burger King for lunch shortly after buying it. At the drive through at the first window the guy complimented me on my car. Started the "long list" speech and got the usual reply. Moved to the second window, this girl starts with how she loved that car. She was so envious etc.
I told my boys about it that night. I am a bit of a story teller, so I don't think they believed the intensity of the compliments I received and how even when I point out the flaws (which are numerous), they still are in love with it.
That weekend, after working in the yard all day, we went to Carl's Jr. When we walked in, the girl behind the counter started saying I was lucky to have such a great car... When we sat down, they were both shocked. They thought I had exaggerated people's response.
I personally prefer the look of the Mustang hardtop, but when I see another classic car, I look at the beauty or uniqueness of the design, and compare it to other cars etc. If I were to see a Pinto that someone had restored, I'd love to look around that as well. And I love it when people tell me a bit of their restoration story. That is one great thing about this site! I can read the stories at my convienience.
Well, that's my .04 cents (inflation)
1965 200ci I6 Hard-top,
Black & Wimbeldon-White and Awesome Car All-Over!
Wow, all this talk about coups vs fastbacks. I think you all have it wrong...verts are where it's at! Have you ever driven thru a small storm in the summer on the interstate and never stopped to put the top up? (you can get wetter when you stop to put up the top versus just keep driving.) You can easily get two kegs of beer in the back seat. You don't get a one arm truck driver tan. It takes less paint to paint the car. It does not take as long to wax the car. When it starts snowing, you just turn the heat on. You can fill a box with water ballons and put it in the back seat and have a buddy pelt your friends as you drive past their houses. You can do the same with a box of snow balls. When you forget to put the top up, you can sit on dew covered seats in the morning. If you forget to fold the drivers seat forward on a hot sunny day, you can singe the skin off the back or your legs. You never have to lock a vert (if they really want in, they slit the roof.)
Yes, I've done all of these in my 67.
68 GT Vert - J Code (1st car I ever drove in '73, dad bought it in '71)
67 C Code Vert Sports Sprint (1st car I ever bought in '75)
06 Vista Blue with Pony Package (1st Mustang I ever bought new)
MCA #49294 Grayson, GA (Atlanta)
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