Saturday, October 23, 2010

yeah or nah??

I never thought I would be in this situation. I am driving in my '96 Mustang GT with the intention of buying another Mustang, not to replace it but as a, well, stable mate if you will. The 95 is a black GT like my car, (black exterior with black cloth interior and a 5-speed manual). but that is where the similarities end. The 94-95 Mustang GT's had a different motor than my 4.6L 281ci V8. they had the tried-and true 5.0L 302ci V8. and what a difference they are. My car, with a few mods, such as cold air intake, cat back and a few suspension tweaks just doesn't have the 'grunt' that the five-oh does. I am still trying to decide whether or not to buy the 95 GT as it will need a lot of cosmetic work. The body has a lot of dents and panels that will need to be replaced. The drivetrain on the other hand is stock and running just perfectly smooth. The car as a weird aftermarket sunroof which doesn't seem to work that well. The interior needs to be redone as the radio is some shitty aftermarket cd player with a missing head unit, the power seats don't work, and overall just worn. But is is a great start. The asking price was 2,800, but i was able to bring it down to 2,000. Should i go ahead and do it, get the car and start a new project? wish i could just make up my mind

Friday, October 8, 2010

has it been that long?

I guess it has been too long since i have typed something up, but here it goes. Ok so 40+ hour weeks mean i haven't had a whole lot of time for the stang but...have been putting new parts on and have a few big ones coming up in the future.

Since I last wrote I have installed:
LRS Mass-backed main carpet section in Black
MAC Pro-Dump cat back exhaust (turndowns right before rear axle)
Maximum Motorsports clutch quadrant/firewall adjuster/cable
LRS Cobra headlamps with Euro Yellow lens decal

But wait...there's more...
So tune in next time, cuz the big mods are coming soon!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I'm back...

Ok, so my last blog was a bummer and I am sorry, just had to let out some steam. But...all is well. I have a job...yeah I know...a job, that that means money $$$cash$$$money, lol...which in turn means more parts for the '96. I am so tempted to go out and buy a bunch of small things for the car, but i need to save up for that new engine/rebuild...depends on what i decide to do. I really need to put in a new clutch, I really think there is something wrong with the King Cobra setup I have in there right now. There is just WAY TOO much pedal pressure and it is starting to do that "chatering"... plus i think throw-out bearning is going. So that will need to be done soon. But I love this car and can't wait for future mods!!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"not all who wander are lost"

So here I am again. Back in front of my computer while my car sits outside with another problem. I have had many problems with this car, but it is said that problems come when you turn the wrench to modify. Well, maybe the key word is "I". "I" have had problems with this car, not the car has problems. Sometimes "I" wonder what the car would be like if it belonged to someone who had the proper funds and knowledge to fix all the woes. I should treat the car better, I mean...Christ, it has almost 200K on it. It just gets so frustrating, I mean so many of the parts "I" buy for the car don't fit it, even though they say it will. Doesn't matter if "I" buy the top brands, it just doesn't work. I just want the car to stop having problems. I have dreams of going to Buttonwillow and laying down some laps, but there is always something going wrong. I am trying so hard not to give up or get pissed off, but it is hard. There are so many issues i am having with the car, like the oil pressure gauge. I bought a new oil pressure sender unit, and ended up braking the oil filter mounting adapter (where the sender unit threads onto), because i am a freaking stupid piece of crap. So i replaced the adapter and got the car going again, but the oil pressure gauge still reads low. I am really scared cause i don't know if it is really that low or it is some gauge issue. So today I bought an aftermarket electric oil psi gauge (tried the mechanical one before, but had problems installing it), but the freaking kit, didn't come with all the parts and I can't return it cuz I opened it. SO now I have to piece some shit together and try to get this gauge working. "I" wish "I" knew what how to install it, I can't really ask for help because I already asked but i don't understand, and I keep taking time away from those people that i ask. I know what I should really do is have the engine rebuilt along with the transmission, but the job I have doesn't pay that much, and don't think I can get all that money at once (when you have the engine out, you try to do it all at one time). For instance, here is what i would need to do while it is out:

1). first get the motor out
2). find a engine shop to rebuilt it
3). find a shop to rebuild the transmission
4). install a new clutch, throw-out bearing, clutch fork, new flywheel
5). new low oil sensor
6). put on BBK shorty headers that have been laying around for like two years
7). when motor is rebuilt, have all new gaskets/seals installed
8). new thermostat

I know to you, as the reader, you are thinking this guy is just whining and should shut the hell up, but I have no other way to get this out of my system, and I am not forcing you to read it. Come to think of it, nobody reads this so I guess I can say what ever the hell I want! I really don't know why I am sitting here writing this, but maybe it is so I don't give up, and that maybe someday everything will come together...someday. So whoever you are out there thanks for sticking up with my rants. I guess tomorrow I will go out and take some pictures of what I have done with the car lately, and try to keep my hopes up.