Hey what's up guys I just purchased a 87 Gt Auto and I'm pretty excited, this is my first Ford and I'm ready to get started! I know I will need help along the way so I signed up here finally (been browsing through here for awhile now) now that I'm official. Okay so before I can pass smog (California) I need to reset my timing to stock (was waaaay too advanced) and fix a broken AC vacuum line. Now on a cold first start she fires up great then immediately drops to about 700 and almost stalls out before the idle starts to surge up and down between 800 and maybe 1100. Runs pretty good after that but I know something isn't right. I played with the distributor a little by ear and got it sounding smoother but I don't have a light so i know its not accurate. I noticed the spout connector is missing and I'm thinking now how long has that been off??! Just bought the car about a week ago so I know it was missing before I became her lucky new owner. Is that really bad? Next step is to dump codes once I get a good reader (any recommendation's??) I wanna fix whatever I can myself and I'm starting my automotive classes at my community college so hopefully I'll have access to the tools I need. I really want to know what else I should look for or things I can do now to get her back to a good driving state. This is my first mustang but it feels slower than expected..I did beat a 70 nova on the way home however! any way thanks in advance to anyone who responds haha! I'll post pictures. Let me know what you guys think about the flame paint job. Wasn't a fan at first but I must admit they grew on me. And there not badly done for once! I dunno keep em, paint em black or lose em lemme know!