Mustang II

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  1. MrXR7

    MrXR7 New Member

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    Looks interesting, I have always thought the 5.0 V8 versions were overlooked cars that could be tuned up cheaply.:)

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    Not a very popular Mustang; but I liked them. Fairly small and quite light, the unit had a lot of potential. But this is the terrible smog motor years of low performance and high consumption.

    The Cobra models were over the top, but they did have some nice fast back models with T tops. In 78, they had an appearance package that had white body paint with gold accent striping and a gold interior, and it looked pretty good.

    It was not a loved model for Ford, and it would be pretty hard to find one now.
     
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    Yeah, they sold a lot back in the day, over one million, but survivors are rare. You could unsmog the 302 with a 4 barrel and some headers. When you could find the cars it was Mustang on a budget, the Cobra cars with the hard suspension and small block V8 were nice as a poor man's McQueen Bullit Mustang. Not everyone has a lot of money, they were cheap and fun.;) Now Mustangs are fun, but not cheap by any means. Unless you compare them to a BMW M3.:biggrin:
     
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    unfortunately, no cars are cheap any more.
     
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    I was thinking just that after writing what I did. Cars like the Mustang II Cobra, yeah, they are nothing special, but you got a rear drive V8 with some fancy looks and the same for a 1981 Camaro Z/28 I saw on BaT in white with blue decals which looked sharp. You just can't get a cheap thrill anymore, from cars anyway.
     
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    They were cheap back in the day. They were also sought by hot-rodders for their independent front suspension, which was relatively easy to adapt to '30s and '40s hot rods, kind of like the Lincoln Versailles was sought for its rear end (Ford 9" already fitted with disc brakes).

    Of course, this was all back in the good old days of hot rodding, when you couldn't just buy parts off the Intarwebs (or pay someone for a turn-key hot rod) and had to fabricate everything yourself...
     
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