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Old 08-11-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
NoOption5L@aol.com
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What Mustang Did It To You?

I had two Mustangs give me the hook. The first one, which took me by
surprise, happened in the late 70's. You see... growing up I was a
"Mopar, or no car" guy and never really cared for Mustangs. I was into
Chargers, Darts and Demons. As for pony cars, though I hated seeing
Camaros splattered all over every monthly issue of Hot Rod magazine, I
thought the Camaro just looked better/cleaner. THEN, one day I was
introduced to my brother's friend's car. It was a red '65 Coupe with a
289 HiPo and 4 speed. (Side note: The non-original motor was latter
dropped into an early 60's Ranchero.) For some reason, after setting
my on eyes on this stunning red Mustang, I finally saw what everyone
else saw in these cars... what a beauty!

The second Mustang was in late 1986 and it was a red '85 Mustang GT
with a 5-speed. My path crossed with this car because my brother and
I, with nothing to do one day, decided to go "car shopping". We pulled
into a local Ford dealership to check out the new Mustangs, but the
dealer only had a leftover '85. When we asked for a test drive, he
tossed us a dealer plate, told us it had a full tank of gas, and to
have the car back in a 1/2 hour because it was a high performance
model. Let me just say that that '85 GT was fully broken in by the
time we returned it in 29 minutes and 59 seconds. When we parked it
back in dealership parking lot, and turned it off, the motor was making
"tink tink tink" sounds because it was so smoking hot and I'm sure the
clutch, trans, diff, and rear tires were radiating some heavy BTUs too.
We had so much fun driving that car that afterwards I vowed to one day
own a 5-liter Mustang. I was hooked! And sure enough, about 4 months
later I was in a Ford dealership special ordering my own 5-speed 5-oh
Mustang.

These are the two Mustangs that did it to me. Care to share your
story?

Patrick
'93 Cobra

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Old 08-11-2005, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What Mustang Did It To You?

Mine was a Laser red 1995 Mustang GT Drop Top.
Ya'll have seen the pics.

She was sitting out in front of the dealership and one day my hubby and I
drove past, I pointed at it and said "I want one of those for my birthday!
He immediately responded "OK!"

The rest is history.

Man, I loved that car.
Still love it even more than my Cobra.
It must have been the sentimental part, cause the car was cursed from the
get go.

Kate


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Old 08-11-2005, 11:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: What Mustang Did It To You?

mine was an 88 saleen I bought in 1990...I have had 8 mustangs since then!!
Currently 88 coupe which I pulled the motor last month and did heads cam
intakes roller rockers pulleys full exhaust 3000 stall & beefed up the
tranny 373's and now I'm ready for the pavement!!!



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Old 08-11-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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A California Special... combined with some 60s type music..... Mustang
Sally, etc.

On 11 Aug 2005 09:07:01 -0700, NoOption5L@aol.com wrote:

>I had two Mustangs give me the hook. The first one, which took me by
>surprise, happened in the late 70's. You see... growing up I was a
>"Mopar, or no car" guy and never really cared for Mustangs. I was into
>Chargers, Darts and Demons. As for pony cars, though I hated seeing
>Camaros splattered all over every monthly issue of Hot Rod magazine, I
>thought the Camaro just looked better/cleaner. THEN, one day I was
>introduced to my brother's friend's car. It was a red '65 Coupe with a
>289 HiPo and 4 speed. (Side note: The non-original motor was latter
>dropped into an early 60's Ranchero.) For some reason, after setting
>my on eyes on this stunning red Mustang, I finally saw what everyone
>else saw in these cars... what a beauty!
>
>The second Mustang was in late 1986 and it was a red '85 Mustang GT
>with a 5-speed. My path crossed with this car because my brother and
>I, with nothing to do one day, decided to go "car shopping". We pulled
>into a local Ford dealership to check out the new Mustangs, but the
>dealer only had a leftover '85. When we asked for a test drive, he
>tossed us a dealer plate, told us it had a full tank of gas, and to
>have the car back in a 1/2 hour because it was a high performance
>model. Let me just say that that '85 GT was fully broken in by the
>time we returned it in 29 minutes and 59 seconds. When we parked it
>back in dealership parking lot, and turned it off, the motor was making
>"tink tink tink" sounds because it was so smoking hot and I'm sure the
>clutch, trans, diff, and rear tires were radiating some heavy BTUs too.
> We had so much fun driving that car that afterwards I vowed to one day
>own a 5-liter Mustang. I was hooked! And sure enough, about 4 months
>later I was in a Ford dealership special ordering my own 5-speed 5-oh
>Mustang.
>
>These are the two Mustangs that did it to me. Care to share your
>story?
>
>Patrick
>'93 Cobra


Spike
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Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior; Vintage 40
16" rims w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A gForce Radial
225/50ZR16 KDWS skins; surround sound audio-video.

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Old 08-11-2005, 12:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: What Mustang Did It To You?

Memory bank is a little rusty but think it was at the NY Worlds Fair
way back when the Mustang was first introduced. Saw it on display and
told my Dad that when I graduate High School in 1969 I'm going to buy
one. Purchased a used 65 coupe with a 289 a couple of weeks before
school got out in June 1969. Had it for 2.5 years. Got the fever again
in 2002 and purchased a new GT which I still have.
Martin

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Old 08-11-2005, 15:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: What Mustang Did It To You?

<NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1123776421.163209.61670@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I had two Mustangs give me the hook. The first one, which took me by
> surprise, happened in the late 70's. You see... growing up I was a
> "Mopar, or no car" guy and never really cared for Mustangs. I was into
> Chargers, Darts and Demons. As for pony cars, though I hated seeing
> Camaros splattered all over every monthly issue of Hot Rod magazine, I
> thought the Camaro just looked better/cleaner. THEN, one day I was
> introduced to my brother's friend's car. It was a red '65 Coupe with a
> 289 HiPo and 4 speed. (Side note: The non-original motor was latter
> dropped into an early 60's Ranchero.) For some reason, after setting
> my on eyes on this stunning red Mustang, I finally saw what everyone
> else saw in these cars... what a beauty!
>
> The second Mustang was in late 1986 and it was a red '85 Mustang GT
> with a 5-speed. My path crossed with this car because my brother and
> I, with nothing to do one day, decided to go "car shopping". We pulled
> into a local Ford dealership to check out the new Mustangs, but the
> dealer only had a leftover '85. When we asked for a test drive, he
> tossed us a dealer plate, told us it had a full tank of gas, and to
> have the car back in a 1/2 hour because it was a high performance
> model. Let me just say that that '85 GT was fully broken in by the
> time we returned it in 29 minutes and 59 seconds. When we parked it
> back in dealership parking lot, and turned it off, the motor was making
> "tink tink tink" sounds because it was so smoking hot and I'm sure the
> clutch, trans, diff, and rear tires were radiating some heavy BTUs too.
> We had so much fun driving that car that afterwards I vowed to one day
> own a 5-liter Mustang. I was hooked! And sure enough, about 4 months
> later I was in a Ford dealership special ordering my own 5-speed 5-oh
> Mustang.
>
> These are the two Mustangs that did it to me. Care to share your
> story?
>
> Patrick
> '93 Cobra


White '64 1/2 conv. (with the 260 V8 badge) in May '64 (when I was a soph.
ay Dearborn HS, of all places!)

>



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Old 08-11-2005, 15:01   #7 (permalink)
Robert A. Plourde Jr.
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When I was five, my dad won ( yes, won from a radio station ) a Mustang
convertible. My dad says it was candy apple red. Anyway, with a growing
family, they decided to trade it in for something more reasonable. I still
remember running down the street chasing after my dad because I didn't want
him to get rid of the car.

Then, when I got my license, I bought a 1968 Cougar XR-7 with a 302. Loved
that car but only had it a short time.

From there, I always wanted a Mustang but never got one for who knows
whatever reasons, until now, at age 42. It's a 2002 Mustang GT Convertible.
Red with tan top and interior. Love the car! Hope to install a Kenne Bell
twin screw on it come spring time. My daughter is already saying it will be
her car when she gets her license. She is 12.

Rob

<NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1123776421.163209.61670@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I had two Mustangs give me the hook. The first one, which took me by
> surprise, happened in the late 70's. You see... growing up I was a
> "Mopar, or no car" guy and never really cared for Mustangs. I was into
> Chargers, Darts and Demons. As for pony cars, though I hated seeing
> Camaros splattered all over every monthly issue of Hot Rod magazine, I
> thought the Camaro just looked better/cleaner. THEN, one day I was
> introduced to my brother's friend's car. It was a red '65 Coupe with a
> 289 HiPo and 4 speed. (Side note: The non-original motor was latter
> dropped into an early 60's Ranchero.) For some reason, after setting
> my on eyes on this stunning red Mustang, I finally saw what everyone
> else saw in these cars... what a beauty!
>
> The second Mustang was in late 1986 and it was a red '85 Mustang GT
> with a 5-speed. My path crossed with this car because my brother and
> I, with nothing to do one day, decided to go "car shopping". We pulled
> into a local Ford dealership to check out the new Mustangs, but the
> dealer only had a leftover '85. When we asked for a test drive, he
> tossed us a dealer plate, told us it had a full tank of gas, and to
> have the car back in a 1/2 hour because it was a high performance
> model. Let me just say that that '85 GT was fully broken in by the
> time we returned it in 29 minutes and 59 seconds. When we parked it
> back in dealership parking lot, and turned it off, the motor was making
> "tink tink tink" sounds because it was so smoking hot and I'm sure the
> clutch, trans, diff, and rear tires were radiating some heavy BTUs too.
> We had so much fun driving that car that afterwards I vowed to one day
> own a 5-liter Mustang. I was hooked! And sure enough, about 4 months
> later I was in a Ford dealership special ordering my own 5-speed 5-oh
> Mustang.
>
> These are the two Mustangs that did it to me. Care to share your
> story?
>
> Patrick
> '93 Cobra
>



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Old 08-11-2005, 17:01   #8 (permalink)
Dan
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I was a GM guy. Cut my teeth on Pontiac A-bodys, had a '96 F-body but I
pretty much viewed the pony cars with disdain. A buddy of mine in high
school worked on everything that came his way and I helped out so I got
to drive most of the muscle car variants. But he put together a Boss
429 powered, '70 fastback one summer and that car just rocked. It
sucked on the inside, its handling sucked, its paint sucked. But the
moment you started to play that car simply made all that go away. We
worked on a 440 hemi in a lime green Challenger and helped another
friend build a 454 powered '70 Malibu, and while they were a blast and
loads of fun, that Mustang always stood out :).

But then I got out of the big OHV motors and fell in love with cams.
Lots of cams and valves. And pressure. So my real love for the Mustang
didn't really get burning until the SN-95's. I had a poster of the '94
Cobra and the '94 'vert on my workspace wall for years. I absolutely
loved the '98 Cobra when they came out and I love the cammer motors.
Eventually I got my '99 Cobra and the rest is history :).

Dan
2003 Cobra convertible
With some stuff and things

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Old 08-11-2005, 18:01   #9 (permalink)
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I never did really care for Fords, the only reason I bought my 88GT
convertible was because I was working for Ford Aerospace at the time and was
entitled to the employee discount. In California, where I was living at the
time, every brand of car dealer was charging markups of two to three
thousand (or more) over the manufactures list price. So it would have been
silly of me to buy anything else. 17 years and a 250,000 miles later I
still drive the same car, which has proven to be the most fun, most reliable
& easiest to repair (when necessary) car I've ever owned.


<NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
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> I had two Mustangs give me the hook. The first one, which took me by
> surprise, happened in the late 70's. You see... growing up I was a
> "Mopar, or no car" guy and never really cared for Mustangs. I was into
> Chargers, Darts and Demons. As for pony cars, though I hated seeing
> Camaros splattered all over every monthly issue of Hot Rod magazine, I
> thought the Camaro just looked better/cleaner. THEN, one day I was
> introduced to my brother's friend's car. It was a red '65 Coupe with a
> 289 HiPo and 4 speed. (Side note: The non-original motor was latter
> dropped into an early 60's Ranchero.) For some reason, after setting
> my on eyes on this stunning red Mustang, I finally saw what everyone
> else saw in these cars... what a beauty!
>
> The second Mustang was in late 1986 and it was a red '85 Mustang GT
> with a 5-speed. My path crossed with this car because my brother and
> I, with nothing to do one day, decided to go "car shopping". We pulled
> into a local Ford dealership to check out the new Mustangs, but the
> dealer only had a leftover '85. When we asked for a test drive, he
> tossed us a dealer plate, told us it had a full tank of gas, and to
> have the car back in a 1/2 hour because it was a high performance
> model. Let me just say that that '85 GT was fully broken in by the
> time we returned it in 29 minutes and 59 seconds. When we parked it
> back in dealership parking lot, and turned it off, the motor was making
> "tink tink tink" sounds because it was so smoking hot and I'm sure the
> clutch, trans, diff, and rear tires were radiating some heavy BTUs too.
> We had so much fun driving that car that afterwards I vowed to one day
> own a 5-liter Mustang. I was hooked! And sure enough, about 4 months
> later I was in a Ford dealership special ordering my own 5-speed 5-oh
> Mustang.
>
> These are the two Mustangs that did it to me. Care to share your
> story?
>
> Patrick
> '93 Cobra
>



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Old 08-11-2005, 18:01   #10 (permalink)
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My brother factory ordered a '67 fastback with the 390 and four speed
tranny just before he returned from Vietnam. After a few rides in that
car I was hooked. I was all of 6-7 years old at the time.

NoOption5L@aol.com wrote:
> I had two Mustangs give me the hook. The first one, which took me by
> surprise, happened in the late 70's. You see... growing up I was a
> "Mopar, or no car" guy and never really cared for Mustangs. I was into
> Chargers, Darts and Demons. As for pony cars, though I hated seeing
> Camaros splattered all over every monthly issue of Hot Rod magazine, I
> thought the Camaro just looked better/cleaner. THEN, one day I was
> introduced to my brother's friend's car. It was a red '65 Coupe with a
> 289 HiPo and 4 speed. (Side note: The non-original motor was latter
> dropped into an early 60's Ranchero.) For some reason, after setting
> my on eyes on this stunning red Mustang, I finally saw what everyone
> else saw in these cars... what a beauty!
>
> The second Mustang was in late 1986 and it was a red '85 Mustang GT
> with a 5-speed. My path crossed with this car because my brother and
> I, with nothing to do one day, decided to go "car shopping". We pulled
> into a local Ford dealership to check out the new Mustangs, but the
> dealer only had a leftover '85. When we asked for a test drive, he
> tossed us a dealer plate, told us it had a full tank of gas, and to
> have the car back in a 1/2 hour because it was a high performance
> model. Let me just say that that '85 GT was fully broken in by the
> time we returned it in 29 minutes and 59 seconds. When we parked it
> back in dealership parking lot, and turned it off, the motor was making
> "tink tink tink" sounds because it was so smoking hot and I'm sure the
> clutch, trans, diff, and rear tires were radiating some heavy BTUs too.
> We had so much fun driving that car that afterwards I vowed to one day
> own a 5-liter Mustang. I was hooked! And sure enough, about 4 months
> later I was in a Ford dealership special ordering my own 5-speed 5-oh
> Mustang.
>
> These are the two Mustangs that did it to me. Care to share your
> story?
>
> Patrick
> '93 Cobra
>

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