$8,000 what to do

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  1. LvSpd

    LvSpd New Member

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    im am right now as of with out a car. i have always loved the sound and look of fox body mustangs & have been learning as much as i can about them. so the deal is i have about $8,000 and no car. i have wanted a stang for years now and would just like to know what you all think could be possible. i know im going to get flamed,but the previous 2 years i've been working with hondas. i did about 5 motor swaps on friends cars & two on mine, along w/installing a turbo kit & all sorts of modding and wiring, so installing parts/wrenching or whatever isnt a problem. but i know i was meant to own mustang.i just dont want to end up with a **** stang for 8k in the end. all ideas and comments are welcome. thanks
     
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    Hissing Cobra Founding Member

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    Buy an older '79 Pace Car of Cobra. Get it with the V-8 option. For 8K, you should be able to buy a low mileage original in close to mint condition. It'll definitely get you looks at the shows and out on the road.
     
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    well it depends what your going for. If your just goin for a nice street car, and can work with cars well, Id suggest buying a 4cyl car (generally unbeaten), drop in a stout engine/tranny, do a 5lug conversion including an 8.8 rear, nice wheels, better brakes, and some new shocks and Id say your about outta money. But youve got a well rounded car there.
    Also a lot depends if your willing to go junkyard searching and the like. Good luck, and dont worry about the hondas, there was a guy here not long ago that was goin on about how he sold his stang and bought a honda...now he got flamed.
     
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    With 8 thousand you can find a really nice clean fox if you are patient and carefully search for one. Go with an 89-92 fox becuase those are the best years. Look for a low mileage almost stock stang in that price range and it should be mint.

    You may even find a 93 Cobra if you are lucky.
     
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    $8K will easily buy you a nice clean fox... just be patient and you'll find it...
     
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    so finding a mid-high milage stang & supercharging it is out of the question? that's mainly what i was looking for. im dieing for that supercharger sound&feel. if not a sc then just 8k for a clean stang & no bolt ons? im just stuck w/the stang then huh...hm. and that 4cyl you're talking about, what make/model? the SVO?
     
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    Dude for 8 grand you can buy a really nice stang already modded up the ass. even supercharged stangs. Just check out the classifieds on here and on the corral.net and youll know what i mean.
    But i do have to say be patiant 8 g will get you a whole lotta fox.
     
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  8. 5spd GT

    5spd GT "the 5.0 owns all" Founding Member

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    You can find a 89-93 stang (I personally like the 93's:nice:)...as said EASILY for 5k and a 6psi S/C trim from Vortech runs around $1800 bucks and then you got a bit of playing room with the money and supporting mods.
     
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    buy a rolling chassis with an 8.8 for 1500.

    drop in a crate motor for 4000 and procharge it for 2500.


    450 RWHP.
     
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    awsome. thanks for all of the quick replys. if any of you possibly know of a stang for sale near chicago area, let me know! i've been haunting ebay and autotrader & buying the auto trader magazine weekly. going nuts, but not too nuts. now say i do buy a stang with roughly...80k w/minor mods like exhaust,intake. could i just toss on a 6psi super charger kit & go? would i have to buy a new clutch (if its not too worn out), injectors, fuel pump, fpr? i've been reading,but no one really asks the questions i am
     
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    I meant get a 4cyl car and convert it to a v8.
     
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    I'll sell you a damn-near stock 89 GT that needs some TLC for a reasonable price. :D You won't be putting a S/C on it though--high miles and ready for a rebuild. But it would be a hell of a car to play with. Brand new exhaust all the way back. These guys are right--$8K will get you a WHOLE LOT of Fox, whether you buy one already modded, or get an inexpensive one and put your $$$ into it.
     
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    Without a doubt if your mechanically incline, buy a bone stock 5.0 and build it up yourself. I bought my 5.0 from an old man in absolute mint condition for 5800.
     
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    i'll sell you my stock stang. 68,000 miles, 91gt 5 sp all stock. Still has the original plug wires, silencer, ac works, new paint job and a clean car fax. NC car.
     
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    you can definately get a supercharged, or a fox with some sort of 351 based engine or maybe even a turbocharged fox for 8 grand if you get lucky...ive seen them before..but anyway you look at it you can get a sweet fox for $8,000 oh and when you do get the car, post pics please!!!
     
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    wow, im surprised at how nice everyone is being on these forums. usually people knock mustang guys, but usually the ones talkin the **** are the not-so-knowlegable import fellows. well, hopefully one of you can help me find my dream car, but im still on the prowl. thanks again
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    That or go by the theory :

    Built, not bought.
     
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  18. grey5.0beast

    grey5.0beast Cookies should never be DUNKED!!!

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    good luck and welcome to stangnet. let me warn you, 5.0 talk is almost all drama and arguments tho.
     
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    tunedin302 I AM the law!!!

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    Bet it all on one hand of roulette ..... j/k. Tale your time finding the right car and don't rush into it. Good luck :nice:
     
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