You opinion on what route i should take next??

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  1. Foxfan88

    Foxfan88 My Grandpa has great wood.

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    OK i bought my mustang about 3 months ago....
    Runs good but i always heard this noise i didnt think sounded normal. its not spark knock or anything i checked that stuff....

    My dad told me not to worry blah Hi Po motors make more noises than you old 4 cyl car... I was like whatever.

    Well sometime it would start tapping real bad and starts knocking hardcore. We found out its internal and not good.....

    Well when i bought my car my plans were to build a motor for it and do gears and shift kit, stall etc. I bought a longblock from a 93 stang, i tore it down and now its sitting there. I could rebuild it but i am iffy about the hyper pistons and then the motor looks like it was ran w/o oil. there are wear marks on the rod bearings....

    I've been taking car of my car so i decide to screw the motor and get gears, stall and shift kit. So recently i bought a whole new rear end, rebuilt and has pro5.0 390s and its a nice tight rearend.

    I went racing yesterday, i ran a best of 16.7 I live in Ok so i dont think i am elevated...

    Now i am ****ed at my car, i hate it i regret getting the auto. I pretty much went for the first one i found....

    As of right now i have
    my mustang, runs good but has internal noise sometimes.
    a disassembled longblock from a 93 5.0
    a rebuild 8.8 rearend with 3.90s
    and about 300$

    what do you think i should do??
    I was thinking sell my car, should get 3000$ or something, pay off my loan i have on it. about 800$

    have about 2400-2500$ would be a little more that what i had when i bought my stang...

    Maybe i could find a 5.0 5pd with a bad motor and rebuild it, so i know it wont F'ING knock on me and will run good. Then i could swap out rearends..

    What would you do??
    I dont want to spend money on my car if it knocks...
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    70lightning New Member

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    Well if the car is in decent shape, you can always do a trans swap I mean if you were or are going to pull the motor than might as well do a 5 speed swap too.
    Just take it easy on the car or if you have a daily driver it will give you time to get stuff together.
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    ok read through your other post's, yeah you kinda got excited about having a 5.0 and just bought the first one, so you have to think about your finance situation and look at everything the car needs and do you want to do it?
    you can always sell cut your loses and start with a 5.0 that needs less work, or stick it out and make this car into what you want.
    either way keep us posted :nice:
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  4. Foxfan88

    Foxfan88 My Grandpa has great wood.

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    I've been finding little things wrong for a while now.... My knowledge of cars has grown since i've had this car.... i dont have the time,money or expierence to fix this car....

    I want to sell her, but i feel it will be hard with all the **** on it. New harness, messed up shift cable. I think there were lots of people before us that looked at it and didnt buy, this car was pretty far out of town. It might have had a rep for "having problems" where it came from and we bought it.....
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    by the time you get it in good enough condition to sell it, you might as well keep it. Just do what I do: get dumped by your girlfriend and start spending all your money on your stang
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