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Old 03-09-2001, 07:57 PM   #1
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Most of you are probably familiar with me but I just wanted to take a little time to let you all know about my past and present experiences with Mustangs and the automotive industry in general.

I learned how to work on vehicles starting with my first car; an '80 Mustang GL coupe back in 1989. Since that early Fox chassis car, I've owned a few more including a '79 Fairmount, '82 Granada, and an '83 Mustang GT which has been owned by me since 1992 and registered here with the 1982-1993 Mustang GT Registry since it's inception. I'm currently in the process of converting the GT from carbureted 306/T-5 to an SEFI 377W/T-56 and the interior from red to grey or black('87-'93 with '79-'86 dash/console).

I worked for a machine shop/auto supply store for about five years as a delivery driver and brief employment with a transmission rebuilding shop's quicklube and int/ext detailing shop.

I attend a few FFW events(Atlanta, Richmond, Bristol) and usually compete in Street Ford and hang out with friends at the track and around town and I also attend the All-Ford Nationals car show in Carlisle, PA every year.

If any one has any technical question that you want to address specifically to me, I ask that you please post it in the appropriate forum first so everyone can benefit.
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Old 03-09-2001, 09:03 PM   #2
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Hello all!

I registered my then stock 87 GT Convertible with the registry back in 1997. I had worked on cars, but mostly repairs and wasn't too familiar with performance.

I have learned a lot in the last four years. In the beginning, I swore I would keep my mustang stock. It started with little things . . . K&N, short belt, timing and I was hooked. She ain't stock no more! Who wants a stock mustang anyway?

I don't know everything about cars or mustangs for that matter, but I am always happy to help fellow enthusiasts ( <--- I think I spelled that wrong, but I don't have a dictionary handy) whenever I can.

PS. David and Kathy, LOVE THE NEW BOARD! Great job with the site



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Old 03-09-2001, 09:20 PM   #3
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Actually Carl I wanted to keep my Mustang all original(like you) when I purchased it with 68K miles and restore it. The only deviation from stock by the previous owner was a Hurst shifter. Before I bought my '83 GT, I was looking for a 1st generation Mustang to restore. The money I had that bought my '83 was supposed to go towards '68 coupe but that deal went sour and well, here I am with a not-so-stock low mileage '83 GT with much more to come.



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Old 03-09-2001, 09:55 PM   #4
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Hello everyone,

I am fairly new to the late model arena. I have always loved mustangs especially the classics. I started working on cars back in 1990 when I bought my first car which was a 1967 Mustang with a little 200CI in it. I learned alot from this car. I did all the work myself, brakes, engine, body, etc.. I then sold this one to get a 1967 Convertible with a 289. Learned even more. Performance bug hit me with this one. Changed intake, exhaust, suspension,carb, heads, cam, etc.. All myself. Had always heard about the late model cars so I bought an 89GT Mustang convertible just 6mths ago and am hooked. This mustang was totally stock. Still had the air silencer and everything is still original. Have many plans for chassis strenghtening and then performance. Have learned alot on the old message board and will try to contribute as much as I can.
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Old 03-09-2001, 10:32 PM   #5
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In the beginning, I swore I would keep my mustang stock. It started with little things . . . K&N, short belt, timing and I was hooked. She ain't stock no more!
Yeah, Carl, it's funny how that works, isn't it! When we first started modifying our '91 GT, we were trying to do it so we could change it back to stock if we wanted to some day. I think we've gone past the point of no return, now.

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PS. David and Kathy, LOVE THE NEW BOARD! Great job with the site
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Old 03-09-2001, 11:51 PM   #6
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Well I made it here after some real work ! Do we get a prize for being here on day one !
Well I just wanted to check in here on the front porch and say hello. Its raining today in Florida, not a good convertible day.
What is a junior member? Will be checking in at the maintenance area weekly.......so I'll talk to you over there real soon.
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Old 03-09-2001, 11:52 PM   #7
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Well I made it here after some real work ! Do we get a prize for being here on day one !
Well I just wanted to check in here on the front porch and say hello. Its raining today in Florida, not a good convertible day.
What is a junior member? What is a html .... off ? What is a UBB code is ON? Will be checking in at the maintenance area weekly.......so I'll talk to you over there real soon.
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Old 03-10-2001, 12:54 AM   #8
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It's according to the number of posts you have. As the number of your posts increase, your status changes.

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'HTML' and 'UBB code' is explained in the FAQ section hyperlink(at the top of each page).
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Old 03-10-2001, 01:00 PM   #9
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Well I made it here after some real work ! Do we get a prize for being here on day one !
LOL! Yes, you do deserve a prize for being one of the first here! It's kind of a pain to get registered, but once you're here awhile and learn to use all the features of the new board it'll be worth it.

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What is a junior member? What is a html .... off ? What is a UBB code is ON?
To add to what Mick said, the "junior member" designation means you've made 30 posts or less. Once you post 31 times, it will say "member". We can customize the names, but I couldn't think of anything else creative to change them to. (I'm open to suggestions, BTW.)

The UBB code means you can use some coding in your post to include pictures and other special formatting to make things stand out in your posts. As Mick noted, click on the FAQ link to get more info.

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Old 03-10-2001, 03:14 PM   #10
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We can customize the names, but I couldn't think of anything else creative to change them to. (I'm open to suggestions, BTW.)
Let's see:

junior member = stanger candidate

member = stanger

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Old 03-10-2001, 07:33 PM   #11
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Hey all! Glad I made it (thanks for the help with passwords Kathy!) I guess that computers aren't always perfect lol! I look forward to sharing and learning as much as I have in the past with everyone here! Thanks for such a great service!

PS let's see if I can get this UBB code to work!



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Last try (I promise!)



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Old 03-10-2001, 11:10 PM   #13
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Greetings everbody! Glad I could make it. It's better late than never.

I was originally Chris(86GT) then Chris(90LX).

You folks have been hearing from me for about a year now. I found the site originally by accident when searching the web for another Mustang to replace my 86 GT.
What I found was a decent place with many knowlegable people who kind of thought the way I did about keeping these cars maintained, and performing the way they were ment to.

A little about me:

I was always hooked on American high performance cars. Long before I could drive my older brother's owned cars like big block Mopars, and hp first generation Mustangs.

I was born 10 years to late.

After high school it was off to college. I had to think economy in those lean years.

Most of my friends had high performance cars from GM, and Chrysler but I had the chance to help them out with their project cars at the time. I learned lot!

In 1985 after the school business I almost bought an '85 GT. I still regret that decision. I know I'd still have the car today.

It turned out that it wasn't until 1997 that I woke up, and convinced myself to just do it, and get a good hobby car.
Family life, and other stages of life were
wearing on me.

In search of the 1985 GT I found an '86 GT who's owner was moving to the other coast.
After looking at about 6 of these things I learned a little about where they had trouble spots, and what to look out for when
looking at an older muscle car.

Before the GT left my hands I registered it here in the registry. It was completely stock except for some exhaust work. It still had the original spark plug wires, fog light covers, manuals, and other paper work when I bought it from it's second owner.

Sorry for being long winded.

I look forward once again to learning, and sharing what I can here.

Thank you Bowers' for keeping us going, and
if there are any financial concerns about operating this site, please let us know.

The check is in the mail!


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Old 03-11-2001, 01:01 PM   #14
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Hey, I haven't been here in quite some time, but I'm back to share in the glory that is the Mustang GT. I own an '83 GT (daily driver)and an 85' GT (mostly stock, not for long). Anyhow, the weather should be good here soon, so it's time to start drivin' =)
See ya folks around, I'll have plenty of questions for our experts...
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Old 03-11-2001, 03:25 PM   #15
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I own a 83 Mustang GT,red,back int.I got the car back on the road last April after a year and a half of resoration. I still need to go through the int. and get the TRX rims refinished. The car has 59,000 miles and is pretty much stock. Getting around here is no problem for me since I spend time in the contour.org forums. My Contour is a daily driver

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