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Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by madmike1157, May 30, 2013.
good call, nice lil profit.
Ive been kicking around the idea of selling my '11, and buying a really nice fox notch. Same type of reasoning, kinda. I love the power plant in the '11 (also love the styling though), but the car is just so big and seems to take a lot more effort to throw around in a fun way. I have never loved driving anything as much as I do a fox. I am thinking at this point in my life I can afford a really nice clean fox, and maybe even find one with a 347 or 408 already in it. My wife would want to kill me, but she always gets over it eventually. I had to try a new coyote powered mustang and its a great car, but I dont see it as a car I will keep forever.
Nick: Coyote powered Fox!
I had an 11 for a while. While a great car I felt the same as you do, sold it decided to stay with what I know and love. I am currently looking for a nice mellow Fox as more of a daily driver to compliment the turbo GT whore.
Mike, lets find a couple nice foxes and make new progress threads. Our wives can hang out and b*tch.
Husky and Grover, if I combine your posts, then we have a great idea going. I would love a fox notch with a coyote engine. Tame mannered, yet quick and nimble. Guess we will have to see where life takes me.
Thanks,...but then you saw it coming from the jump.
Yeah,..the very first time I even mentioned to the wife that I was thinking about selling it not two weekends after I got it running,.....I had to go through one of our "mini arguments",....where the words "Whatever you say Mike",....and "Whatever" were used more than once. She eventually will get over anything I do,.....( like buy another car someday) and really she doesn't mind me doin' it,...she just can't stand how I obsess over getting the time on the weekends to work on it.
No,....I'm thinking LS powered Fairmont.
There would've been a time that putting a small block chevy engine in any ford I own would've been like drinking battery acid,...(and it still is when talking the LT series SBC), but after owning two GTO's,...and coming to terms w/ the availability of the engine reasonably in the salvage yards,......Spending 6k+ on a new 5.0, then another 1.5k for the computer is just crazy in comparison.
Even for one of the most die-hard ford guys on this forum.
I know that a Fairmont isn't a popular choice for alot of folks on here,....and I'm ok w/ that,...but that is a car that I'm not afraid to put a sawzall on if I choose to,.....one that'll share any fox modification w/o having to adapt anything,...AND,...most importantly be different enough to serve my need to stand out from the crowd.
Well then get to it! You could turn it into a drifting Fairmont like Gas Monkey did, all covered in chrome so you can look at yourself in it and stroke your own ego.
Mike, Im also kicking around the idea of a TVS blower on the '11 to see if that fixes my gripe. Im not one to enjoy the hassle of selling a car, and then searching for the "right" new one. I love the '11 other than its kinda fat. I wonder if throwing 150+ extra HP on tap will make that ass want to come around a little more for me. I have the styling right where I like it, so Im kind of on the fence of what to do now.
Gotta get to Arizona.
I'm waiting for this guy to wake up,.....if he'll lower that price a little to allow me to justify shipping that thing,...I'll buy it.
Yes! And ask him to cut his mullet.
???? are there pictures of him somewhere?
I just ck'd. It looks like 1000.00 to ship it. , Almost that for me to go get it. (+ 4 days including the ride in the plane out there) That'll put me in Granpas' car for maybe..........2200?? If he'll drop the price considering I gotta get it across the nation.
No pics of him, but he has an IROC parked next to it in the driveway. If this is a car you will keep and enjoy as a long term project, then $2200 for a rust free base is totally worth it.
Geez, If you're gonna spend that kind of money, might as well go half the distance and offer $3k for this. Already has a built rear.
Wrong bodystyle Collin. Besides, he wants 4200, 3k seems a bit of a stretch.
regardless it's. another done deal. I bought it. it will cost me 2150.00 shipped. I can drive it it has AC that works, and is a one owner 88k Arizona car w no dents and zero rust.
no brainer for me.
Mike its a box top but since you mentioned LS powered check out the Cream Dream 2 over on yellow bullet if you havent. TT LS 7.54 at 18x street car on 315DR