Welcome back to the states.. :woowoo:
I always thought that 92 LX
you had was pretty sweet..If you don't mind me asking..What ever happened to it?..
Thanks man, It's actually sitting behind my father's machine shop. It's technically his now. I don't believe he has any immediate plans for it. It's been sitting for a few years and the clear coat is starting to finally deteriorate (tires are likely flat-spotted). The body is otherwise rust free and in good shape (with one ding on the DS front fender and some old rub marks on the front bumper). The motor and tranny are pretty tired and it would be best to rebuild/replace them (I have most of the parts for an m5r2 swap: rebuildable m5r2, swing pedals, center console). The dash has had the stereo ripped out of it one too many times (thieves...) and isn't in great shape.
- '94/95 style Cobra intake manifold (upper has allegedly been extrude honed)
- 65mm BBK TB
- Ceramic coated MAC shorties (better than the stock units, but still nothing to write home about)
- Koni adjustables all around
- 1.25" Addco rear sway bar
- JL front and rear STBs
- 13" front brakes (DBRU calipers, silver with Tbird logo, 4.5" bolt circle)
- The IRS subframe (4.5" bolt circle, 11.25" disc brakes, MK8 LCAs, AL MK8 center section w/3.73s and a trutrack carrier assembled by Allan aka DirtyDog)
- '97(?) Cobra wheels
There's also a set of long tube headers for a Fox body mustang floating around here somewhere that I was going to try and shoehorn in along with some steering shaft work. I had a set of GT40p heads that I had ported and polished too, but I'm pretty sure my Dad has laid claim to those for his SBF swap in his Volvo 1800.
Honestly, at this point, it would probably be best used as a shell for a race car of one stripe or another. The parts I listed above should probably be stripped off and find new homes (I have dibs, btw :wiggle: )
Welcome back. You can never be done with these cars. If you sell one you will always end up getting another. Trust me. I know. I just started pulling the motor on my 4v yesterday. Sending my Extra cylinder heads out tomorrow. Where exactly in AZ you settling down in?
Yeah, I really like this platform
as hard as I try to move on.
As far as where in AZ, it depends on where I can find work. Likely Phoenix or Tucson. I have been having zero luck so far.
Oh, I didn't mean to sound like I wanted to buy your car. I was wondering how much a rust free car like the one you have cost.
Yes, I am in the market for a rust free 'bird. Specifically, a low mileage stock '96/'97 4.6 with four wheel discs.
Thanks man, and good lookin' out.
no problem. As far as how much these go for, I'm not sure. The Tbird I'm in now was my mother's for a few years. We essentially swapped titles (the '94 was more reliable and had working AC... which is more in line with what I need these days).
There are tons of MN12s around down here, though most aren't in great shape and would need some serious TLC, though the bodies and frame are generally rust-free.