Re: First Mustang (1990 LX)
On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 04:12:45 GMT, "scott and barb"
>Hey guys,Need advice.In process of buying 1990 LX hatchback.3:55 gears, 65mm
>throttle body, lowering kit,Underdrive pulleys,AOD,shift kit,H-pipes.Shifts
>a little hard when going into OD between 45-50MPH.Small rust spot on Right
>bottom of hatch.Faded red but bottom is ok. Body straight as an arrow and
>tiny surface rust spots(Florida car).I will paint it myself.Also the rubber
>bumpers are flaking to the yellow plastic in places,What can I safely strip
>these bumper covers with?Can outside rubber around side windows be replaced
>easily by myself?Will gas mileage improve if I replace BBK TB with a stock
>unit for highway ?Hoping for 22-25 mpg highway driving like Grandma)Oh, I
>forgot, the lower driver door pin and bushing is pretty loose,how to fix?
>Will a stock 1994 throttle body fit on this intake?(i have a spare )Paying
>2500, in my area an auto is hard to find(wifey will drive sometimes ),Going
>price seems to be 3800-4500 with decent paint,for an ok car.The car just
>rips and engine sounds healthy(170k)Interior not bad.GAAD, it's fun to
>drive.Thanks for any suggestions.
My 89 with stock AOD would sometimes shift with something of a clunk
when going into OD so maybe it's the nature of the beast. It was bone
stock and on a good day anything over 20 mpg was a real stretch.
Around town it was more like 14 mpg. My 88 5speed did much better,
usually getting 18+ around town.