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 Post Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:22 am 
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This is my street car. I drive it every now and then. It's a 1978 Mustang II. I bought it from the original owner in 1982. It had the 2.3 4 cyl. in it and they had brought it to me to repair thinking it had a bad camshaft. When I had found that it wasn't the cam but a broken piston and split cyl. wall I offered to buy it. I swapped over to a 302 and after driving it for 5 yuears decided it needed MORE POWER! So I swapped it to a 351w. I found the parts to swap it to a 4 spd a couple of years later then eventualy changed it to a t-5. I had a special dual friction clutch built for it because I couldn't make the stock one hold, there is only room for a 10' clutch. It has factory options including a/c and power steering. I have had it to the track a couple of times. Best pass with the automotic was 8.95 1/8. With the 5 spd it blows the tires off in 1st and 2nd gears (just seems unnatural to let off the gas to shift) and has only run a 9.30. A little more tire would probably help but there isn't room for more than the 235/60r14 that I run on it without cutting it up. It's a lot of fun to drive with the 5 spd so I will settle for a little less et on the track.
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 Post Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:57 am 
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Nice 2 Chuck, very few of them left. Looks like a fun little ride. =;

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I haven't seen one of those in years! Very clean

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nice car chuck \:D/ \:D/ i have not seen one in a long time either, me and my buddys use to call it fords version of the vega because the lights, rear tail are similar.

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