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    Originally posted by ncsubowen View Post
    Man that thing is ugly as fuck. Some cars I can get behind, but I will never understand the love for fox body mustangs.
    The late model ones aren't bad, but yeah, that's a rough car.

    '93 cobra r was pretty nice looking, certainly better than the 3rd/4th gen camaros.

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      Originally posted by djjerme View Post
      *You had to be there. :devil:
      I think all of those stories have to end with 'and then I found 5 dollars' to really be interesting to anyone else :yawn:
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        How you can go from this;



        to this;



        And not just fire every single person on your design staff is beyond me. I get that the 80's were a scramble to the bottom due to the cost of oil and the rise of the cheap import, but it's a fucking sportscar. And a 5.0l (because we also can't do rounding and 4.92 = 5.0) engine producing 210hp? Give me a break. I love Ford and the Mustang, but everything they did in the 80's and early 90's should be flushed right down the toilet.
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          Call up ex-President Carter and blame him..

          Look across the board, you had a Firebird with a big block producing what 100hp?

          Not sure how old you are, but I remember the dirth of performance - before EFI became the norm.

          Everything from the 80's had that look - steel body, plastic nosecone. The Mustang, the Camaro/Firebird, Lotus, Ferrari, AMC, Honda, Datsun/Nissan..

          Though, I liked how you used the Mustang II/Pinto-stang as the *better* pic. I think 90% of Mustang owners would feel the opposite.
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            2nd gen stangs are ewwwwww. the mach 1 is second gen right? it looks awesome but the standard variety...

            mustangs are just bleh. I think they are for close minded people

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              First gen was (generally) considered 64.5-74 when they moved it the platform shared with the Pinto. This lasted till '79 when it was moved to the Fairmont chassis (the Fox chassis.) They were Fox bodies until the S95 came out.

              Like I said, I had a '79 with the first Turbo motor (carb not FI.) One of my street racing buddies in HS had '77 Cobra. It was a turd. Even with the all the smog removed and a healthy cam in it. The only thing the Mustang II had going for it was the front brakes/steering rack. It was easily adapted to other chassis (i.e Shoebox Nova's, GM trucks..etc.)

              I have never been a huge Mustang guy, but they can be made fast easily, and they have a ton of race heritage.
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              1991 325i MT2 Touring (JDM bro)
              1991 Racecar (Chase Schmidt's former drift car - M30)
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                Originally posted by djjerme View Post
                Call up ex-President Carter and blame him..

                Look across the board, you had a Firebird with a big block producing what 100hp?

                Not sure how old you are, but I remember the dirth of performance - before EFI became the norm.

                Everything from the 80's had that look - steel body, plastic nosecone. The Mustang, the Camaro/Firebird, Lotus, Ferrari, AMC, Honda, Datsun/Nissan..

                Though, I liked how you used the Mustang II/Pinto-stang as the *better* pic. I think 90% of Mustang owners would feel the opposite.
                For sure, but just because it was slower than Christmas doesn't mean it needed to look like it. I'm an ETA driver, so you can see where my priorities lie.

                It's not just a Ford problem, you're 100% correct that everybody was moving to cheap plastics and Pontiac/Chevy/etc were turning out big lumps of carb'd crap.
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                  I love pretty much all 80s cars. They're hideous but in a good way for me. Plus I also drive a trans am so I definitely have some mullet genes.

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                    Price is ridiculous, but cool little build.
                    http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/5428934226.html

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                      The 80's are just too far off for me to appreciate. 80s cars just seem fucking boring to me for the most part.
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                        Originally posted by 4tDX View Post
                        Price is ridiculous, but cool little build.
                        http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/5428934226.html
                        Lmao that price
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                          Originally posted by 4tDX View Post
                          Price is ridiculous, but cool little build.
                          http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/5428934226.html
                          What in god's name is a "Coolant cap upgrade"
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                            Originally posted by ncsubowen View Post
                            What in god's name is a "Coolant cap upgrade"
                            lol, had to look that up.

                            https://www.germanautosolutions.com/...12_bar_cap.php

                            According to the cars history he didn't do any of the work. Makes me wonder how much he over paid for it or if he is just trying to screw someone.

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                              Originally posted by 4tDX View Post
                              lol, had to look that up.

                              https://www.germanautosolutions.com/...12_bar_cap.php

                              According to the cars history he didn't do any of the work. Makes me wonder how much he over paid for it or if he is just trying to screw someone.
                              He bought it from whatever mechanic did the engine swap. I have to say, if I'm a BMW Master Mechanic and I bought a wagon to do whatever I wanted, I probably wouldn't be swapping a bone stock M54.

                              That said, this is probably the cleanest e46 wagon I've seen, and if he's correct about the records it's been driven ~70k miles since the swap. That price is clean e46 m3 territory though.

                              The coolant cap thing is actually interesting, having experienced a coolant hose blowout myself. I'd attribute that more to having 25 year old rubber than anything, but I wonder if something like that would help mitigate the risk of the plastic heater core failing.
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                                that price is nuts but looks like a well done swap.

                                some guy on e46fanatics swapped an s54+6mt into a wagon and rolled it within a week

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