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Offline 80_notch

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2014, 05:34:47 PM »
Poor girl has been down for the past month...trans went...waiting for a new one to come in from Alabama (got it for the cheap off a guy from foureyedpride.com)
good thing is we put a brand new clutch in

shes been pretty much sitting (its driving me nuts!)




im on the hunt right now for (and found most of the pieces to swap the nose to an 85/86 style LX much cleaner looking IMO
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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2014, 07:27:57 PM »
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John, where did your son find an 87 notch?  I have an idea but just wondering...
You want the "Big One" ?
Columbus, NJ, USA

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2014, 11:37:00 PM »
Poor girl has been down for the past month...trans went...waiting for a new one to come in from Alabama (got it for the cheap off a guy from foureyedpride.com)
good thing is we put a brand new clutch in

shes been pretty much sitting (its driving me nuts!)

Do you have the new engine in it? And you have a shop with a lift??? WTF, lucky bastard!

And Mike, I think you know where Kyle got the notch!




im on the hunt right now for (and found most of the pieces to swap the nose to an 85/86 style LX much cleaner looking IMO


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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2014, 06:27:28 PM »
no...its my 4 banger still lol


and its my dads buddies garage/where he stores teh car during the winter lol

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2014, 08:52:58 PM »
Got my replacement "temporary" trans today gonna throw it in the car tomorrow  :rock:



im collecting the parts to do a v8 swap now

just picked up an auburn posi with 4.10s for my 7.5 rear  also got from my dad a motor/trans :rockin:

if you are a ford purist look away!


using these mounts to do the swap
http://www.tinmanfabrication.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=145/prd145.htm

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2014, 09:54:19 PM »
I bit of advice, don't waste too much money on the 7.5 rear, you would be better off swapping in an 8.8 which is a lot stronger. And the engine is the wrong color...

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2014, 06:31:02 AM »
i got the posi and the gears for $40 so if it  blows up its not a total loss lol i know plenty of guys on foureyedpride still running 7.5 rears (thats all early foxbodies had up until 86)


and yeahh i kinda wish he painted it black or somthing lol

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2014, 09:45:01 AM »
and yeahh i kinda wish he painted it black or somthing lol

Let me say it another way........   The distributor is in the wrong place.

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2014, 11:10:04 AM »
Looks to be another fox body pony that is Ford tough with Chevy stuff.
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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2014, 02:54:05 PM »
cant wait lol got a bunch of little stupid stuff at the swap meet today like valve covers and a water pump

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2014, 09:42:09 PM »
when is this all going together?

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2014, 05:16:59 PM »
were gonna yank the engine this weekend possibly and start getting the body cleaned up

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2014, 06:15:37 PM »
got the 4 banger out last weekend so glad to see there is no rot on the frame rails




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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2014, 05:29:41 AM »
TRIQUE......... VERY.........TRIQUE ! !
-FLATHEADS FOREVER ? Why complicate matters-

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2014, 10:39:09 PM »
yup, the frame looks to be in good condition. you're lucky