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#24456 of 25732 Re: Mustang "shell" for sale [omarman]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 10, 2012 (8:56 am)
Seems a lot to ask for just a body on a car that might bring you $50K restored...you're already $15K in the whole, and $35K isn't going to get you even close to a restored car....and, it's still going to be a "bitsa" car---bitsa this one and bitsa that one, so you won't have much to say about originality either. I think he's about $10K over on price.
I think the C code shell is worthless.
Jun 15, 2012 (3:49 pm)
One of my kids just got back from a 2100 mile or so trip with the '02 Explorer.
Basically, CT to southern TN including a dip into GA.
Just under 125k when it left, right at 127k 8 days later when it got back.
At one point, I got a call the the ABS warning light came on.
To my kid's credit they looked it up in the manual and it meant service it soon.
Told them, we'll fix it when you get back.
Didn't find out that it went out an hour or so later for another 6 days when they got back.
Overall, with 3 people plus camping gear, it averaged 18.9 mpg. EPA highway is 19.
Today's '91 Mustang story.
Got up 3:45 am to take one of my kids the airport for a 5:50 am flight.
As we got into Hartford, the engine fluttered a few times, then everything got quiet.
I look at the tach, 0 rpm's. Err Err.
Luckily, I was going fast enough that we had some momentum to make the next exit.
I put the car in neutral, cranked it, nothing, pumped the gas pedal and cranked it, nothing, put the gas pedal to the floor and cranked it, nothing.
Told my kid, 'call mom to pick you up'.
Coasted off the highway down the ramp across the intersection and found a public parking garage.
As I was coasting in, there were 13 'reserved' outside spots on the left, right was down hill into the garage.
No way I was going right.
12 of the 13 spots had names on them so I sort of made it into spot 13.
It was my best shot to not get towed. Maybe they would think a new big wig got hired.
Once I rolled to a stop, i put the car in park, and it started right up.
Rest of the trip was fine, although we were on edge waiting for something to go wrong.
I guess the car barfed out whatever the problem was.
The mustang just crossed over 36K today.
#24458 of 25732 Re: my older cars [explorerx4]
Jun 15, 2012 (4:04 pm)
I'd be willing to be the TFI module on the base of the distributor is getting flaky. Common problem on those 5.0s.
#24459 of 25732 Re: my older cars [tjc78]
Jun 16, 2012 (2:09 pm)
What's really strange is the the check engine light has been blinking a code for AT LEAST 10 years, until the engine is really warmed up.
Since it stalled, no check engine light.
#24463 of 25732 Re: Rat Rod? [gsemike]
Jun 22, 2012 (1:02 pm)
I am speechless. A new winner in the "no, you haven't seen everything" contest!
so the front end of an Olds acheiva, the back end of a grand am, and an old IH cab stuck on top? And I think they skipped welding, and went right to bondo and duct tape to hold it all together.
I imagine one good bump and it would separate into the component parts!
#24464 of 25732 Re: Rat Rod? [stickguy]
Jun 22, 2012 (2:43 pm)
#24465 of 25732 Re: Rat Rod? [fintail]
Jun 23, 2012 (4:42 am)
Scary part is that he says he has other projects to get to