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Re: Look at what I just bought! :)

Info for four bolters: Early 6 cyl Mustangs have 4 on 4 1/2" bolt paterns and 74 to 93 have
4 on 4 1/4" bolt patern (accept the 83-86 SVO and the 93 Cobra that were five bolt 5 on 4 1/2").
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Gonna let my boy drive it... He's 17 now and needs one but I gotta get 3 more jobs in order to pay for his insurance of $1,200 bucks every week or two... something outrageous like that

What I was referring to was an arguement about a mustang with 5 lug axles and a V-8 but it came from the factory with 4 lug axles.... the guy said he converted teh axles... I never saw a V-8 on a 4 lug chassis ever and I've owned an 85 mustang Ghia 5 lug V-8 and now a 74 4 lug 4 cyl....
Anyway, it all boiled down to the fact that I didn't think for ever put a 4 lug chassis under a V-8 I think it's stupid, but apparently they did I just have never seen proof.... Or I have never paid attention to my customers vehicles I've worked on....

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even the Early Fox-body mustangs, 79 - 84 had 4-lug wheels, V-8's even 5 speed T-5 from 83 on up. Some, bed wetting, propeller hat wearing, pencil sharpener probably got a raise for saving "Hank II" 0.10 cents per car, by using the same axles, brakes for V-8, in-line 4's. Course they kept the horsepower down, so it seemed like a good idea at the time - 'course they forgot about how torquey a V-8 could be...but just the same money saved is money earned - hey, it all adds up!

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Re: Look at what I just bought! :)

I have since corrected my thoughts on this and realised that most of the car's I worked on had hub caps...
Most hub caps ot the walmart variety had 5 lug nut imprints no matter what the wheel size under the cap...

Plus I wasn't a tire boy so I never paid attention....

My aoplogies for my ignorance... I sold the damn car because my boy never took to getting his license...
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The one thing ford did right was they used atleast a 1/2 inch stud, unlike GM. Oh and BTW. I've ran mid 6.70s in the 1/8th on a stock MII 8 inch 4lug axle. 1.47 60ft time. I'd do it over and over, on test n tune night, pretty much hot lap the car all night long. No twisting at all, but I've since upgraded to 5lug, mostly to have a wider selection of rims.
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Re: Look at what I just bought! :)

There were two different diameter lug nut studs on mustang II's (kind of like the sway bars). I had a broken stud on my II and when I pulled one off another II for replacement, I discovered that there were (at least by that account) two different sizes. The other thing about II's is that they all had 9" rotors. No different sizes for different power train options.
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good info.
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Awe and here I thought I was going to get some strip time with your MII FE... now I'm sad I know a guy in Centralopolis, KS who pushes 750 HP out of the 2300 CC 4 cylinder motors.

Too bad your boy didn't get his DL. Although the MIIs aren't by any means a 65-73 desired Mustang, the one thing the MIIs do have over the older Mustangs is MPG. I run mine lean and I get 28 MPG on highway and 24 in town. With the gas prices being what they are that isn't bad VS a beefy V8 like a 429 or even a 351.

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I'm pulling 26 hwy and 20 city in the Falconaround. My boy is almost 22 and still don't drive...
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Does he not share your love for Ford vehicles? If you were my dad I'd of loved it. Have all kinds of older Fords around and constantly getting new ones in. Meh, to each their own I guess.

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Wow! Great deal!

I thought I got a good deal on the 78 F-150 I just bought! It has a 2V 351 Cleveland, Offy intake with a Holley 4V and an MSD 6AL system in it!

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2.3 litre turbo SVO mustang came with 5 lug(if my brain is still working right).

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Re: Look at what I just bought! :)

Also all of the Saleen Mustangs came with 5 lug s well.
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Also all of the Saleen Mustangs came with 5 lug s well.
The 84-86 Saleens all wore 4-lugs. The 5-lugs came along in 1987.
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FE,
I have a Ranger 2300 head that I got with one of the car deals a while back. I don't know if the head is good or not but it does have the Ranger roller cam which is a nice upgrade to any 2300 with the older style cam followers that tend to wipe out lobes.

Best part is it's free to you if you want it.

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MC, I sold that Mustang 4 years ago in July... My son STILL don't have a license and he's Twenty effing ONE and a half...
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