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Old 09-17-2005, 22:01   #1 (permalink)
scott and barb
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First Mustang (1990 LX)

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.


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Old 09-17-2005, 23:01   #2 (permalink)
Ashton Crusher
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Re: First Mustang (1990 LX)

On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 04:12:45 GMT, "scott and barb"
<crowley9@gate.net.> wrote:

>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.
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Old 09-18-2005, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: First Mustang (1990 LX)

scott and barb wrote:
> 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.
>
>



I seriously doubt changing the throttlebody will raise milage. It
really only gives it the *possibility* to get less milage when you stomp
on it more and harder. And it only does that in conjunction with other
upgrades. With 3.55 gears you might get that kind of milage if you stay
at 60MPH and don't pass anyone.

--

"Gullible is a misdemeanor - stupid is a felony...
clueless gets you committed..." - JG
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Old 09-18-2005, 11:01   #4 (permalink)
Claud Spinks
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Re: First Mustang (1990 LX)

scott and barb wrote:
> 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.


I have had 2 that did the same thing. I shifted manually from "D" to
"OD." Did not keep one long enough for it to go bad. The other one has
been doing it for 10,000 miles and that is the only issue with the tranny.
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?


If it is not too bad, use sandable primer and repaint. I did it and it
turned out nice.

Can outside rubber around side windows be replaced
> easily by myself?


Most can be done easily and cheaply. A couple of strips are expensive.
Do a google search for Late Model Restorationa or Mustangs Unlimited.
Both carry a large supply of resto parts.

Will gas mileage improve if I replace BBK TB with a stock
> unit for highway ?Hoping for 22-25 mpg highway driving like Grandma)


I have heard of people getting low 20's in Hwy driving. Have not done it
myself. My foot is too heavy.
Oh, I
> forgot, the lower driver door pin and bushing is pretty loose,how to fix?


Check the sites I recomended above. Easy fix. Very common problem. They
make kits specifically for this.

> Will a stock 1994 throttle body fit on this intake?(i have a spare )


Probably not, some of the plumbing may be different and there may be
some hood clearance issues. I am not that familiar with the 94+ 5.0's
though.

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.
>
>


Have fun!!
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Old 09-18-2005, 14:01   #5 (permalink)
scott and barb
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Re: First Mustang (1990 LX)

Gonna be awful hard to do, kind of defeats the whole purpose, but I drive
long way to work and my 22r truck at best only gets 25mpg, that with using a
vacuum gauge as a guide.
"WindsorFox[SS]" <windsorfoxNO@SPAMcox.net> wrote in message
news:EEfXe.12353$nq.1903@lakeread05...
> scott and barb wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> >

>
>
> I seriously doubt changing the throttlebody will raise milage. It
> really only gives it the *possibility* to get less milage when you stomp
> on it more and harder. And it only does that in conjunction with other
> upgrades. With 3.55 gears you might get that kind of milage if you stay
> at 60MPH and don't pass anyone.
>
> --
>
> "Gullible is a misdemeanor - stupid is a felony...
> clueless gets you committed..." - JG



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