Super charged 1990 mustang noise?

bird_dog0347

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I can handle doing head gaskets and stuff of that sort I have friends with tons of experiance with building classic muscle cars I just want to start with a solid base after talking to the guy he seems to not know much about the car so I’ll probably pass on it due to the lack of info on the car, what’s done and it has no title which you don’t need where I live but is odd
no title at all? Hard no for me unless you're trying to take the drivetrain out to put in something else, even then... nope for that car.
 

gavin12

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I'd tell him that he'd need to get a title for it, cause if you buy it then try to obtain one from the DMV they will likely tell you no, he will have to request it.
I don’t need one where I live to do anything with the car. I just don’t feel like the headach to many things that seem like red flags or issues just in my personal opinion with the experiance I have I appreciat everyone help
 

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qI'd tell him that he'd need to get a title for it, cause if you buy it then try to obtain one from the DMV they will likely tell you no, he will have to request it.
Lots of states don't issue titles after its 20 years old...
I've bought a couple of cars like that but you need to do your I'd and cross your t's. NJ all ways issued me a title but you will run into issues with flippers from those states who never registered the car, those you just walk away from unless its a rotted cheap parts car. Flippers tend to be the laziest scumbags in my experience, want top dollar for polishing a turd and will try to talk ya into using Vermont or another state to title wash it. For my state you need
  • A notarized statement from the seller to the buyer that includes all of the following information about the vehicle sale: year manufactured, make, VIN, date of sale, and price of purchase. Both parties must sign the statement prior to having it notarized.
  • A pencil tracing or a printed-out photograph of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate
  • The last registration card that the seller has for the vehicle showing that the vehicle was registered and owned by the seller. Without the registration your screwed.
I would pass on it for his asking price after the video showing the condition after owning it a year. The prices are dropping for driver quality cars even though asking prices are mostly still sky high. I'd still considered that a flip car at his prices vs the condition. With the interior ripped apart like that when those repo parts are cheap. Doesn't take much to figure out what's done parts wise to one of these cars besides the cam, a $12 bore scope will tell ya if its a stock motor or not, some I've scoped you can read the piston part numbers and figure out what's it is.
 

gavin12

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Lots of states don't issue titles after its 20 years old...
I've bought a couple of cars like that but you need to do your I'd and cross your t's. NJ all ways issued me a title but you will run into issues with flippers from those states who never registered the car, those you just walk away from unless its a rotted cheap parts car. Flippers tend to be the laziest scumbags in my experience, want top dollar for polishing a turd and will try to talk ya into using Vermont or another state to title wash it. For my state you need
  • A notarized statement from the seller to the buyer that includes all of the following information about the vehicle sale: year manufactured, make, VIN, date of sale, and price of purchase. Both parties must sign the statement prior to having it notarized.
  • A pencil tracing or a printed-out photograph of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate
  • The last registration card that the seller has for the vehicle showing that the vehicle was registered and owned by the seller. Without the registration your screwed.
I would pass on it for his asking price after the video showing the condition after owning it a year. The prices are dropping for driver quality cars even though asking prices are mostly still sky high. I'd still considered that a flip car at his prices vs the condition. With the interior ripped apart like that when those repo parts are cheap. Doesn't take much to figure out what's done parts wise to one of these cars besides the cam, a $12 bore scope will tell ya if its a stock motor or not, some I've scoped you can read the piston part numbers and figure out what's it is.
I appreciat the advice and info!
 

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I can handle doing head gaskets and stuff of that sort I have friends with tons of experiance with building classic muscle cars I just want to start with a solid base after talking to the guy he seems to not know much about the car so I’ll probably pass on it due to the lack of info on the car, what’s done and it has no title which you don’t need where I live but is odd
no title is not just a red flag, it's a giant STOP sign.
did he say why there is no title?
any buyer would be setting themselves up for trouble.
 

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Maine will issue you a title if you apply for it after the fact. They don’t issue titles for vehicles older than 1995. It’s up to you to jump through the hoops if you want a title (notorized application, state police inspection, etc). The sellers ad does say that it needs some love, as most do. It’s had a recent repaint and needs moulding, etc. I don’t think the price is too outrageous for a blown notch (and most importantly rust free) in this neck of the woods. I’ve been watching this ad for a while.. Biddeford is 45 mins south of me.
 

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Small world lol. I’m passing on the car for now just seems to be a can of worms that I don’t wanna open for the price it’s a decent deal for someone with the time and money to tear it apart and fix it all but I just don’t have it. That’s funny you were watching it to I’ve been watching it since he posted it and finally decided to put my toes in the water
Maine will issue you a title if you apply for it after the fact. They don’t issue titles for vehicles older than 1995. It’s up to you to jump through the hoops if you want a title (motorized application, state police inspection, etc). The sellers ad does say that it needs some love, as most do. It’s had a recent repaint and needs moulding, etc. I don’t think the price is too outrageous for a blown notch (and most importantly rust free) in this neck of the woods. I’ve been watching this ad for a while.. Biddeford is 45 mins south of me.
 

Cheapskate207

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I follow all the foxbody prices around us, especially this one because it’s so similar to my 1990 v3 blown coupe..
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Happy hunting. I hope you find a car that suits your needs.
 
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gavin12

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It’s crazy that this car is actually one of the cheapest in ME/NH/MA that’s not a complete POS. Be patient, one will pop up.
I know it’s nuts the market up here is insane. One popped up tonight that was beautiful in nh and I tried to set up a time and within 3 hours he has a buyer on his way unfortunitly. But with good time, it’s just giving me more time to do research and learn
 

rednotch

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Do they sit up there or sell? I've seen cars like it by me reposted for more then a year and not move. A few going on 2 or more now. And once past NJ the rust just gets worse in my experience. I bought a Hci Gt in a little better condition for about half that price last week out of south pa. Decent notches tend to go fast though, missed a few in the 7-8k range before I picked up the gt. I've all ways avoided any stock block blower cars personally.