Insurance adjuster just left. He verified it's toast.
I don't think I'll ever get another one. The LTD is rusted to far. The 1984 convertible is toos tripped down for me to fix, and it's in dad's name.
I'll stick to trucks for a while. Tired of this flimsy, weak unibody stuff.
The two insurance companies are battling over who has to pay for it. The other person's company's adjuster came by today and said he could cut us a check for the car (not very much at all) and let us keep the car since it costs them more money to tow and discard it themselves. He's blocked until the companies decide who is paying for it.
I've got (actually in dad's name) an '84 convertible that was stripped down and had a race cage and sub frames put in. It was supposed to be a father/son project. If we end up keeping the car, I may resurrect that one as a rat rod using the running gear from this car. Might even cut the roof off and try to make a removable hard top. The rest of the parts would be sold to recoup my losses.
Our insurance company is paying for the losses, and will probably sue the other company. The other company offered $1,100, and we'd have to get rid of the car. Our company is paying about what we have into the car, and they're picking it up tomorrow. So the car will be gone.
Still might play with the '84 convertible if I can find another Lima for cheap. We've got all the T5 swap stuff that never went into the 1987. I'd need better rear gearing though (originally 3.8/auto). I'd want to delete p/s and a/c, and then carb the 4cyl.
Attention all 2.3 owners..
since there isnt alot of traffic in the 2.3 section i have decided to try and
gather up all the 2.3 users of moddedmustangs.com, so what i want you to do is, Sign your "REAL" name and car info below, and mods and plans for it
PLEASE NO OFF TOPIC DISCUSSION...
Hey guys im looking to build a 2.3 for a race car, most motors ive found are fuel injected 2.3s, can i take the 8 plug head off, switch it with 4 plug from an older model and run carburetor and do away with all computer and stuff,
Been researching engine swaps for my 1957 Austin Healey 100-6. Thinking about a 2.3 turbo with a T-5 transmission.
Lots to digest. Use an 87-88 Thunderbird 2.3 Turbo, Mustang SVO, Ranger roller rockers, Duratec etc??. Can anyone point me in a direction? What is the best combination of engine...
Well this is a shot in the dark since this section is pretty dead, but hopefully there's one or two lurkers out there that could help.
Basically I still have my 88 2.3 LX for shits and giggles. I've got some parts laying around the garage and I'm curious what I can do, especially in regards to...
I have a Ranger 2.5 intake. Motor is stock. Aside from UDP headers and exhaust and 17lb Bosch injectors. Has an SVO 5spd swap and 3.73 gears. I'd like to have it ported before installing it and half shaft the TB. In the future i would like to step up to a 2.5 ported head as well. Question is do...