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Old 01-31-2005, 11:16 PM   #1
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92 mustang lx

Well being 16 and all. its time to get my first car. someone i know is selling his 92 mustang lx hatchback. he has new rims for it and has all of the gt trim llike the side skirts and spoilers on it. so its a lx that looks alot like a gt. it has 105.000 miles on it but had from the head up on the engine rebuilt ( so the head, valves, intake etc...). the engine runs strong. had a new radiator and thermistat put in. new brake pads and rotors on the front. the rear deck isnt latching all the way when you close it, so it rattles around when ur driveing. i gues thats an easy fix--gimmie input. new muffler too. the current price is 1300. i just have to wait till i sell some snowmobiles for the money. gimme ur input on if u think this is a good buy and what i should do to it.
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Old 02-01-2005, 03:49 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good price...is the car a 5-speed or auto? There are loads of aftermarket parts available for the fox mustangs so finding bolt-on goodies will be easy. As far as the hatch, that's not a major concern. Although I've not experienced problems with the hatch, it's not a complicated system. Good luck with it and let me know what happens.

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Old 02-01-2005, 10:37 PM   #3
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its an auto. id rather have a 5 speed but o well. things like this are hard to find around here. and i did hear there are tons of aftermarket parts for this thing. im thinkin we didnt close the hatch all the way when we had it open but if not, im sure we can fix it.
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Old 02-02-2005, 04:20 AM   #4
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The AOD has much greater potential than most people realize when built right. I would jump on that deal while you can. If you do get the car, let me know and I can direct you to a few excellent mustang sites...a couple of which are local(northeast, anyway).

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Old 03-04-2005, 10:23 PM   #5
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well i hope to be selling snowmobiles tomorrow and should have around 840$? i hope anywayz. my dad gonna pitch in for the rest of it. maybe ill end up gettin git next week. dont know but hope to.
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Old 03-05-2005, 12:59 AM   #6
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I'm guessing its a 4 banger?
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Old 03-06-2005, 06:54 PM   #7
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yea. its a 2.3 L 4 cylinder. but it was pretty quick when we test drove it. taint bad for what it is.
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Old 03-06-2005, 07:35 PM   #8
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yea. its a 2.3 L 4 cylinder. but it was pretty quick when we test drove it. taint bad for what it is.

That's an alright deal, but I personally would wait for a 5.0 H.O. GT to come by. Better built cars, 225HP and 300FT LBS torque and they're the ones with all the aftermarket parts, easiest vehicle to mod. I've never heard of any aftermarket parts for the 2.3L, but there may be some. This is all just my
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Old 03-07-2005, 03:57 AM   #9
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I assumed it was a 5.0 model. the 5.0 LX of that year was rated at 205hp and 275 lb-ft. No 5.0L powered fox bodied mustang from '87-93 was rated at 300lb-ft...you're mistaken.

If you're mechanically inclinded, you could turbo that little 2.3 using factory ford parts. Find yourself a nice t-bird turbo coupe in a junk yard and gut it.
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Old 03-07-2005, 04:13 AM   #10
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I assumed it was a 5.0 model. the 5.0 LX of that year was rated at 205hp and 275 lb-ft. No 5.0L powered fox bodied mustang from '87-93 was rated at 300lb-ft...you're mistaken.

If you're mechanically inclinded, you could turbo that little 2.3 using factory ford parts. Find yourself a nice t-bird turbo coupe in a junk yard and gut it.

Isn't there an SVO Mustang 4 banger with a turbo?
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I assumed it was a 5.0 model. the 5.0 LX of that year was rated at 205hp and 275 lb-ft. No 5.0L powered fox bodied mustang from '87-93 was rated at 300lb-ft...you're mistaken.

If you're mechanically inclinded, you could turbo that little 2.3 using factory ford parts. Find yourself a nice t-bird turbo coupe in a junk yard and gut it.

Think again, 87-92 had 225hp and 300lb-ft. 93 had 205hp and 275lb-ft due to a change in pistons because of emission laws. Look it up.
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NO, '87-'92 was 215hp and 275lb-ft....you were misinformed...i don't know where you're getting the 300lb-ft from but that is definitely off the mark. '93 had the same torque as the earlier models. And yes, they did make SVO mustangs but '86 was the last year for the Turbo-4.
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NO, '87-'92 was 215hp and 275lb-ft....you were misinformed...i don't know where you're getting the 300lb-ft from but that is definitely off the mark. '93 had the same torque as the earlier models. And yes, they did make SVO mustangs but '86 was the last year for the Turbo-4.

You're wrong man, I've done a lot a research into the cars, for i've been looking for one for quite some time. I know the changes from year-to-year and know what year is technically the best year (for me anyway). 1989 was the best production year, no airbags and it had a MAF sensor unlike the 87 and 88's, also had 5-bolt wheels. There were many complaints over the drop of power in '93 due to the piston change.

Anyway, they made 225hp and 300ft-lbs. I will prove it to you. Here is a few links to a few websites.

http://home.pon.net/hunnicutt/history_79_93.htm (table at bottom)

http://www.netstang.com/comparison.htm (middleish of page)

Saved the best for last, tells you changes from year-to-year and the specs.
http://www.mustanggt.org/87gt.htm

Look it up for yourself.
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Old 03-10-2005, 12:01 AM   #14
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personally, i like the 2.3 for it saving me on gas money. i have no job and i wanna drive, so this is good for me. i might do some stuff to it if i get money. i am NOT gonna rice it out. everyone my age is gettin crap for makin things rice on wheels. it sounds good the way it is, but what can you expect out of a 4 cylinder. might be gettin it very soon, i hope. ill keep ya posted.
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Old 03-10-2005, 01:13 AM   #15
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Is this the same 2.3L engine that an '89 tempo would have?
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