|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|March 14th, 2012 03:05 AM|
I love this car
Your right, nice write. I love this 3.7. I'll be honest though, when i bought the car, I wasn't financially ready to purchase the GT and had a sense of settling for a poser. I did, however, pass on the last 2010 GT that I could have got for $25,000ish. (I'm able to buy Fords on the employee family plan. Saves ya like 10% to 15% off invoice.) But, after all the test drives, lolly gagging around thats associated with buying a new car, I bought the one that impressed me most. A silver, base auto, (101a) that wants to pop a wheelie going in to 2nd gear. Boy! Im sure gonna miss these springs when I change them out. I can't even count how many street bullies Ive intimidated when they see this car hit passing gear. lmao
Anyways, I didn't even drive it the first week I had it cause I had been sick with the flu. So. it was'nt until a week later, New Years eve night 2010, that I realized how amazing this car really is..and what a bang for the buck this car is in comparison to whats on the street. This car isn't 80% faster than most cars on the road. After a tune, this car is more like 90+ faster than anything I ever run across in Phoenix.
At the track, I've lost 4 races out of the 20+ runs I've done. On the street, (I would bet) starting a race like most scenarios, on the 35mph to 40mph roll, the 3.7 is even higher up on the totem pole.
|March 13th, 2012 01:58 AM|
Originally Posted by FreezerBurn View Post
|March 13th, 2012 12:57 AM|
|FreezerBurn||It's no joke this engine! Lots of potential! Sorry for the double post..|
|March 13th, 2012 12:56 AM|
|FreezerBurn||With the new 3.7l v6, I'm proud to say I have that engine! I get better gas mileage then all my other car friends, and I still beat the camaros and chargers out there!|
|January 26th, 2012 08:46 AM|
|Mustang#6||Thanks for the KUDOs Stangluv, and as far as age is concerned, I think you are just about the middle of the age range on this site, at least from what I can discern from some of the postings. You missed me by a couple of years, won't be 59 til next birthday in Sept. And man, talk about hijacking a thread, I'd have to vote no re: fat chic "thank you boink", I'm a happily married man, and I'd like to keep it that way, thank goodness.|
|January 25th, 2012 05:35 PM|
|Alente||Return the favor, its easy to turn off the lights=P|
|January 25th, 2012 05:26 PM|
|RenegadeRukus||Apparently i'm a hard ass for not bangin' a life or limb saving fat chick|
|January 25th, 2012 05:24 PM|
Originally Posted by Alente View Post
Big mama is getting a treat...screw what you think! LOL
|January 25th, 2012 05:22 PM|
Originally Posted by Mustang#6 View Post
|January 25th, 2012 05:18 PM|
|Alente||yes i would do her|
|January 25th, 2012 05:02 PM|
It may have saved the Mustang line... still doesn't mean I'll ever love it.
If a fat chick pulled you from a car about to hit you... would you do her?
|January 25th, 2012 04:58 PM|
Originally Posted by RenegadeRukus View Post
The Mustang II was the car that saved the mustang line. we wouldn't have anything close to a mustang if it wasn't for that car. That car wasn't offered in a V8 b/c when it came out was the peak of the gas crisis. If they didn't make an economical version the mustang lineage would have been scrapped by ford. And then who knows what, if anything, we would have now.
I would love to find one and restore it one day when funds allow. They are a great and arguably the most important link in the Mustang story.
Yes they are slow, yes they are ugly, but it was the right car at the right time.
|January 23rd, 2012 06:24 PM|
|Mustang#6||OLD DUDE ALERT--First up-close experience with a Mustang was when the best friend I grew up with purchased a 66 notchback for his second car. He asked me if I wanted to go with him to pick it up. It was used (he purchased it in 68) and he found it in the local paper. When we pulled up, it was a beauty, all red w/tan-beige interior. Three things stood out on the outside:dark center, ET 5-spoke mags w/goodyear wide oval polyglas tires mounted, dual exhaust and nicely installed hood pins with small padlocks in them. Oh, there was one other thing. At the front of the front fender there was an interesting emblem. It was a wide V with raised lettering stating "Hi-Performance 289" placed in front of the V. The interior was pretty basic except for the "Rally Pak" tach & clock combo on the steering column and the Hurst Shifter with T-Handle. I knew nothing about the car other than I already knew that I liked Mustangs. But when my friend drove the car home on a wet, drizzly day, he couldn't keep from fish tailing at almost every take-off. And the sound of that motor, it wasn't stock, I could tell that as a passenger. I began to poke around and opened the glove box. It was a treasure chest really, as it had all the paper work on everything that the previous owner had installed. Offenhauser 360 high rise aluminum manifold. Carroll Shelby cam, springs, lifters and valves, Hedman Headers and Holley 750 dual-line carb. We never knew what gears it had, but we did know that it was a posi-lok by virtue of the multiple burnouts performed on the first dry day. That little car was a beast and 68 was in the middle of the displacement war. Mopar 383's were everywhere & then there were the Hemi 426's and 440's, GM had 396's, 400's and 406's & the occasional 427. Even American Motors eventually produced a 401. And then there were the badges, GTO's, Roadrunners, GTX's, RT's, Gran Sports, SS's, RS's, Trans Ams, etc. etc. etc. My friend and I would love to go out in his plain looking little 66 notchback and kick-butt on higher priced, larger displacement show-offs who were often left with drop-jaw syndrome. His car had no stripes, no flares, no scoops, not a thing (other than the padlocked hood) that would suggest it was about to kick your large displacement ass. And when they would ask, whadda u got in that thing, the sick look was priceless when you told em it was a 289. We have nothing to apologize for. Make your ride look as sick as you want to, you got nothing to be ashamed of and besides it supports the investment the aftermarket industry makes to provide goodies for our cars. And keep buying performance parts whenever available for the same reason. Thanks, American Muscle for giving us all something to shoot for in terms of performance and if you don't have the budget for that, you're still quicker than 80% of the vehicles on the road and if you make the right mods, better looking than 90% of the vehicles on the road. And if you think of it, next time you get a chance, raise a toast to the "little guys".|
|January 23rd, 2012 03:42 PM|
Originally Posted by SlowbaltSS View Post
I'm an admitted leadfoot, and also have some of the worst driving conditions to try to get good mileage out of any car (parking lot commute both ways for the most part..) I'm scraping 20MPG and that's generally with 1-2 trips to downtown ATL on the weekend/per tank of gas, to see friends/events that helps get the MPGs up into the 'acceptable' range. (That's with tune/cai which gave me about 1-2 MPG gain) It is a Effing pig at idle, which if you know ATL traffic - you're parking-lotting it home in most cases..
Now, once it's into the open about 60 or so with open road, sure I break into mid 20's for mileage.. I could see a road trip on a full tank of non-stop interstate cruising getting 31.. Anything else I call BS unless you're pulling a driving miss daisy behind the wheel, and/or certainly not driving in a major metropolitan area.
Now the 305hp bit, yes that is fun. the 31 mpg bit - not so much.
|January 23rd, 2012 05:08 AM|
|SlowbaltSS||305 HP from a V6 while getting 31 mpg is pretty impressive in my opinion.|
|January 13th, 2012 06:55 PM|
Sorry, i tend to treat the MII like Germany and WWII and pretend it never happened.
I didn't know shelby wasn't involved with the cobraII
Fixed original post for ya
|January 13th, 2012 06:49 PM|
Originally Posted by RenegadeRukus View Post
|January 13th, 2012 06:47 PM|
Originally Posted by Stangluvr1970 View Post
I don't personally know anyone who could love that stang.
Now given a few years and a * touch-up (and other mods) it's tolerable (minus tiny ass wheels & tires and giant bumper guards) owever it somehow makes me think more of the same year 'maro look-a-like
Toss in a v6 to that grandfather car and you may as well be a nude female in the sandbox (stan's and iraq/iran....not a litteral sandbox)
|January 13th, 2012 06:34 PM|
Originally Posted by ReverendDexter View Post
Yaris' do not fit in here!
|January 13th, 2012 12:36 PM|
|Jaa1456||If you need a car to get laid you obviously have other problems.|
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