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This is my daily driver.
A 1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE with 145,000 miles (233.34850 km) on it right now.
And here is also a pic of the 1999 GMC Suburban I drive on rare occasions...(All wheel drive for the snow and ice season)
Inside the garage in front of the Suburban is a 1991 Ford Mustang Convertible which is going to have the engine replaced as it is a 4 cylinder right now and will be an 8 when I am through. :D
 

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You should post the 'Stang. :green:
Looks like a nice area to live in. Very quaint looking, if you will. :wink:
 

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I might drag her out tomorrow since the weater looks like it will be good enough for a top down romp.:) But, the engine is acting pretty bad so she may not even run.
And yes, I love where I live! Cows in the backyard, a stream in the front. Nearest neighbor is a few hundred yards away. Very quiet and peaceful. And the long, twisting, winding, barely traveled, open roads are a blast of a bonus too! I can easily hit 100 mph on the roads leading to my house.
 

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That's a nice spot, 360. Looks a little like "Blair Witch" country :eek:

Was there REALLY a 4-cyl Mustang! My goodness that must have been impressive. What are you planning - an original V8 or something different?
 

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Blair Witch...could have been filmed out here. :lol:

A four cylinder Mustang. Yes they do exist. It is funny when looking into the engine bay as it is only half full. I can stand in between the chassis rails with the radiator behind me and the engine in front.

As for the swap, well, I am planning a "Stock Block" V8 swap. But the block will probably be the only thing from Ford. :wink: (If that even.) By using a stock block, I would not need to move the motor mounts that are currently on the chassis thereby making this simpler. But one thing is for absolute certainty...the interior color will be changed!! Right now it is has a white body, white canvas top, and red interior. I personally hate red interiors on white cars. :nuts:
I would like to get around 500 horsepower out of whatever engine I do put in, but want it naturally aspirated; ie no "bottle throttle".
This will be a long and involved process, but I think it will be fun, educational, and worthwhile.


I wonder how a Ferrari V8 powered Mustang would go over with certian people... :roll: (Just kidding)
 

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The GMC Suburban looks bigger than my house!!
 

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Whoa, a 500 horse Mustang?!?! :eek: Talk about sleeper. 8)

Smoke that rice! :lol:
 

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I always said I'd never buy a Suburban because they are too big! Later found out my truck is built on the same chassis :nuts:
Surprise!! :p It's pretty amazing how many vehicles share platforms.

And, as requested...here's the Mustang after a little clean up and engine work...
 

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Yeah, but your black int looks so much better than my red. :wink:

But, switching it will not be that hard.
 

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You're right, the black plastic didn't look as cheap as the red plastic, the seats were actually very nice cloth (imitation recaros) one of the most comfortable seats I've had to this day, (bought the car brand new in 83 )
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I used to collect Mustang from in the years 1978 untill 1987.
All toghether i got around 85 mustangs !!!! from 1965 untill 1978
I started the Belgian Mustang and Cougar association and quited in 1987 with all this.
Still in love with the Mustang.
The new model 2005 is great looking. They don't import this one over here so i maybe try to buy one and import it myself.

I loved the idea abouth putting a Ferrari V8 into a Mustang.
Its maybe a crime but looking at some surprised faces must be worth a lot :D :D :D
 

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Hi Dirk,

I wait to see the pictures you took at my place yesterday.

All these mustang came and were sold again, just a few bits left over, a bumper, name tags, sold a set of wheels last week etc.

Just the pictures i still have and a lot of memories.
 

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After seeing the 2005 in person, I am seriously concidering saving myself a whole lot of time and agrevation and simply trading mine in on a new 2005 Convertible GT. Straight out of the showroom as I want it. :wink:
Here's a few pictures of a hardtop I took at a recent Auto Expo here in North Carolina...
 

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I like the '05 Mustang, but the rear side window looks awful from the outside.
 

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I like the new Mustang look that it looks like the older ones. My dad owned a 1869 Mustang Coupe when he was 18 but got to many tickests in it so his dad made him give it away but he toke it apart into peices for scrap. I never saw it but he said it was orange. does anybody notice besides me but in mustang they have to bumps on boths sides of the dash? It is like the passanger side has an area for a speedometer,Ect. I think it is like that because in Australia they put the driver side on the right side. Any one agree with me?
 
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