Fade To Obscurity

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by madmike1157, May 26, 2013.


  1. Bullitt347

    Bullitt347 man bewbs please...

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    The guys that hurt the engine are the ones who can't/won't pay for a proper tune for the modifications made.
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  2. mikestang63

    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    Mike, you know the story, you can run rich all day long, but lean ONCE. Most of the guys that have busted their Cobra motors either have a ****ty tune or turned the wick up too much. Just ONE more smaller pulley should do it, right? How many of those cars have we seen pushing out 500, 600, 700+ hp all day long with not one problem? Try that with a factory 5.0 pushrod motor.
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  3. madmike1157

    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    Yeah, I know that. The point was that it happens. I'm not worried about it in my case, after driving around happy w/ under 300 HP and even less torque on the red car, I'm confident that I'll be smurfy w/ the Cobras' power stock
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  4. Husky44

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    That only works for a few months...

    I was happy with my 95, almost, and thought my 13 was insane... but now I'm getting used to it. I think it's probably like crack. You can never have enough.
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  5. madmike1157

    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    Well have to see I guess. First I gotta get the damn thing back together, and that starts when I'm not dead tired after working 12 hours daily.
    Regardless of that, I keep telling myself that I'm gonna put the eng/trans back in tonight since it's all bolted together, and hooked to the hoist. (I can't wait until the "artsy" side, (the whiner) and the salesman ( the bit cher) start going at each other tonight,... because we're all looking for an excuse to wait till the weekend) Guess I'm gonna have to play arbitrator again.;)

    Going fast is great,....having a bunch of super-hero power on tap would be great too. And I know it's as simple as putting on that little 2.8 upper, having the blower ported, adding a set of headers, and getting it tuned.
    Getting s hit gas milage as a result of a blower spinning 4000 rpm faster than it came stock to make that power is bad,.....especially since I intend it to be a DD.

    But again, well see how that goes.
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    Im game with your plan Mike. Get it right, Sell it, and Pay cash for what you want.
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  7. Husky44

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    Good luck with that battle going on in the noggin... Post up some video!

    Last bit of advice (ok, probably not, but last bit for this post): Once you get the Termi going, and get a little taste of DD'ing with that kind of power (even stock), THEN go test drive a Fox.

    I was seriously trying to figure out how to keep the 95 last fall, after I got the 13. I hadn't driven the 95 in about 2 weeks, and decided to take her for a little spin, just for old time's sake. I still like the car, but it was a pretty disappointing drive, as the "exhilarating performance" that I remembered just wasn't there any more. It was going to take a KB to get it back to fun-to-drive. That made it easier to say goodbye. You might find that going back to a mild Fox build will not be the same.

    B-u-t, a Fox with at Termi transplant-- That sounds like a madmike project!
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    That is the point of a Fox, to make it what you want.

    Comparing a bolt on 95 GT to a 13 GT 500 and you like the Gt 500 better, I'm shocked....................
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  9. madmike1157

    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    This is what I like about a fox:

    It's the closest thing to a true muscle car experience you can have w/o having a 1969 Mach 1 w/ a 428CJ in it, but with the added creature comforts, and safety features that come w/ a late 80's/early 90's car.

    I like the rough ride,..I like the small-ish feel, and I like the way they look. To me Nothing says step off faster than a mean assed notch set up w/ the right stuff.

    And,...I'm certainly not afraid to modify one as I see fit.
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  10. srtthis

    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    the 2013 GT500 is honestly STUPIDLY fast... but to a foxbody guy its just not the same. ive been 170+mph on a old air field runway in mexico in a pretty stock '13 and it was way to smooth for me to think of it as a mustang. smooth as the GTR we had going just as fast on the same runway
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    You guys missed my point-that kind of power is addictive, and once you've had it long enough to get used to it, a significantly less powerful car is going to disappoint, in my experience.
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  12. madmike1157

    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    No, I got your point. And, I'm sure it's like every one of the "go fast" drugs I've been addicted to when I was drag racing. But I'm not ashamed to say that now that I've been clean from the Go fast (er) (est) drugs for a while now, I can still be around other people that run 4 second 1/8th miles w/o even the slightest itch to throw 40k away again.

    You just got to follow the program.

    *Hi, my name is Mike,..... and I used to throw money away to see how fast I could go in a really short distance.

    I'm sure I'll be content w/ a boring old 300HP 5.0 in a 2900 lb notch.
    I'll still be throwing money away,...but at least I can drive it.:cool:
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    jetmech807 I get vag sore

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    Take it to a track day at that road course they opened in Ala. a few years ago. Barber motorsports park I think? Try going fast for more than 4 seconds while turning corners.

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
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    This! Who said anything about drag racing?
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  16. GroverDill

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    I support the Fairmont idea.
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    Yeah what happened to the Fairmont build?
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    How do you get to do all this cool stuff. I want your life, sir.
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  19. LarsD

    LarsD Founding Member

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    Quite true. I remember when I got my WRX my LX was still stock. I thought it (the LX) was fast when I was DD'ing a Neon. Then I got my Cobra, then I swapped the new motor into the LX. My Fox is a nice change of pace to my GT since it is actually faster.

    I agree with all this.
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  20. 95BlueStallion

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    For the love of God, 3 pages and no pictures?
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