More 1982 Drama..

TheSeed

Member
Jun 4, 2016
8
5
13
25
Okay stangnet, someone on here has to have, or know someone who has an '82. I'm looking for the answer can i put later 80s taillights on my 82? Like 86. Also anyone know where i can get a clutch for the 4 speed.
 
  • Sponsors(?)


Boosted92LX

It's only an inch or two. What's the big deal?
SN Certified Technician
Dec 19, 2010
6,085
4,528
214
Okay stangnet, someone on here has to have, or know someone who has an '82. I'm looking for the answer can i put later 80s taillights on my 82? Like 86. Also anyone know where i can get a clutch for the 4 speed.
1st question: Yes. Any taillight for a 79-93 mustang will bolt right in. The 82 taillights are very desirable, if you have a set in reasonable condition, KEEP them. As far as I know, they are not reproduced.

And you should be able to get a stock replacement clutch from just about any auto parts store. I would check rockauto.com though. Hard to beat their prices most of the time.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Davedacarpainter

stykthyn

I want to measure mine. It doesn't look that tall.
10 Year Member
Jul 6, 2006
5,302
2,733
223
gainesville
Short answer yes.
The cut outs in the tail panel are different 83-93.
 

Boosted92LX

It's only an inch or two. What's the big deal?
SN Certified Technician
Dec 19, 2010
6,085
4,528
214
Short answer yes.
The cut outs in the tail panel are different 83-93.
That's good to know, I didn't know that. I had a 79 with 86 SVO lights that the PO installed. I assumed it was a direct bolt in. Can you elaborate on the cut outs?
 

stykthyn

I want to measure mine. It doesn't look that tall.
10 Year Member
Jul 6, 2006
5,302
2,733
223
gainesville
The 79-82 lights are shorter. It may be that the later housings and lenses will move right over, but putting pre 83 lamps on a newer car involves modifying the sheet metal. There was a thread on here a few years ago where a guy put them on an Aero car and documented what he had to do. Let me see if I can find it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Boosted92LX

TheSeed

Member
Jun 4, 2016
8
5
13
25
I intend on keeping the originals. So i have to make small cuts... maybe i can make it cleaner than the last guy. Thanks guys! Any other tips on these cars is needed!
 

stykthyn

I want to measure mine. It doesn't look that tall.
10 Year Member
Jul 6, 2006
5,302
2,733
223
gainesville
Suspension is done. Eibach sway bars, ford springs. Gonna leave it like that. Brakes obviously, but i wanna go 4bbl and a cam
Yank that engine. Swap it with an explorer long block and put a 650 carb and roller cam of your choice in it. Will handily outperform what you have now and look nearly identical.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Davedacarpainter

Davedacarpainter

I think I've messed my pants
SN Certified Technician
Nov 28, 2015
11,916
11,384
193
58
Discordia
A new carb and cam might be a little easier, admittedly.

Quickfuel makes some really sweet carburetors, btw. Lots of cams to choose from depending what you want.
 

stykthyn

I want to measure mine. It doesn't look that tall.
10 Year Member
Jul 6, 2006
5,302
2,733
223
gainesville
A new carb and cam might be a little easier, admittedly.

Quickfuel makes some really sweet carburetors, btw. Lots of cams to choose from depending what you want.
Asthmatic heads and a bland Cam killed that engine. go for gusto. The real benefit of the explorer is the roller block, notched pistons allowing for better heads in the future, and the opportunity to run the plethora of roller cams on the market. Sure you can make the same power with an older 302, but why limit yourself to archaic parts.
 

Davedacarpainter

I think I've messed my pants
SN Certified Technician
Nov 28, 2015
11,916
11,384
193
58
Discordia
Asthmatic heads and a bland Cam killed that engine. go for gusto. The real benefit of the explorer is the roller block, notched pistons allowing for better heads in the future, and the opportunity to run the plethora of roller cams on the market. Sure you can make the same power with an older 302, but why limit yourself to archaic parts.
True dat, wasn't thinking of the age of the block. @stykthyn is so smart.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Boosted92LX
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
silverlx50 Engine Help with jrichker's injector testing, more details please Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 0
W 347 Header Size and exhaust Diameter 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 50
J Idle issue still!! Replaced several parts.. looking for more ideas!! Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 12
redNfast More air 2015+ (S550) Mustang -General/Talk 2
HotFox AERA webinars oil, piston coatings and more 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 0
derek2079 How do I get more headroom in the drivers seat? 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 6
S Engine Code 63 and more shuddering Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 10
MrPerfect2 Will steeper gears put more stress on AOD and a stock 5.0 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 34
MrPerfect2 Is this more of an X pipe or H pipe ? 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 36
K (UPDATE, more pictures!) I was just offered a Fox Body for $1,000. Help me decide if I should take on this burden 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 44
Wayne Waldrep One more Firewall Adjuster thread. 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 31
champipple more ecu q's Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 3
V help fuel pump fuse is starting blow more an more frequent! 32000 3.8L V6 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 2
Z New Owner of A 02 GT need help getting more power 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 10
S More efficient Cooling System? 2015+ (S550) Mustang -General/Talk 1
Mstng93SSP Two pedals to three and some more fun stuff 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 11
YadiStang And one more (under hood) question for 1969 Base Mustang 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 0
0 Looking for a new more throaty, growling exhaust for my 1999 GT 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 1
D Ways for more HP on a budget 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 8
S More 68 Mustang help needed 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 9
Justin87 I inherited a motor and much much more 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 25
W Engine more engine noises Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 3
FastDriver Fox Poll: Which wheel do you like more. Black ponies or old unknown wheels? 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 43
A 289 needs more power! 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 15
M 98 Mustang 3.8. WANT a whole bunch more Horse Power....ANY suggestion??? 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 2
Whoohoo2260 Is this a stuck lifter or something more serious? 1973 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 0
P SOLD 2014 Mustang Coupe with "Performance Package", "MCA Package", glass roof + MUCH MORE S197 Mustangs For Sale (2005-14) 5
marshall69 More rear end bling 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 1
8 Many, Mods, and More - The 3 worst friends your car can have. Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 20
Black1987 Fox You ever have that nightmare....[See more] 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 1
A Mrs. Dependable no more 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 1
Mustang5L5 Fox More high dollar Fox Mustangs 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 48
Z More Power? 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 7
Noobz347 Awesome Fox Video for More Reasons than Video Title States 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 15
D 1997 gt quest for more power SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 1
M More electrically issuses 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 1
J 2014. Adding 15% more fuel bank one. 2010 - 2014 Specific Tech 0
2 Want more horsies for my little 6! 2005 - 2014 S-197 Mustang -General/Talk- 1
S More info on 7 Up Cars 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 11
dz01 Yup, more idle problems Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 27
C 98 GT A/C not working (Read more please) 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 2
9 Can I remove the Speed Sensor for more SPEED ? ( No speed=no limiter, right?) 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 4
FoxMustangLvr Forced Induction, keep reliability while adding more boost, less timing? Pull up a chair.. 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 18
M More 2018 Problems! 2015+ (S550) Mustang -General/Talk 3
T How To Get More Out Of 2.8? 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 16
1 Do I Need More Intake? 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 1
killer5.0 Fox How Low Is Your Fox? I Want To Tuck The Wheels More But How Much Can Be Done... 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 2
CWSpartan Just Replaced Faulty Power Steering Pump... Created More Problems SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 13
NickPohlAandP The More I Think, The Worse It Gets, The More It Hurts 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 17
D 331 Need More Hp 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 35
Similar threads