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General Information

Year
1980
Make
Ford
Model
Mustang
Color
Silver
Packages
Sport trim
History
2nd car for me, 3rd owner. Picked it up in May 1985 with 29K on the clock and perfectly stock. Sold in November 1997 with 192K on the clock and quite modified. Went from 18.5s/72mph to 15.9s/84mph with all my tinkering on the 2.3L 4cyl engine.
1980 Ford Mustang (Silver)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Modified naturally aspirated 2.3L 4-cyl engine. Ported/polished factory carb, intake and head. Modified open-air element air cleaner housing. FMS A237 roller cam, FMS tappets and Ford roller followers. 5-angle valve job with Manley tulip stem 1-piece SS valves. 0.020" over pistons. Pacesetter full length header, 3" intermediate pipe, 2.5" Dynomax turbo muffler, 2.25" GT tailpipe.
Interior
Factory 'porn' red interior, vinyl high-back bucket seats, no center console and Kraco stereo as purchased. Upgraded the interior with front/rear cloth seats, rear carpeting, center console from a 1983 GT. Changed red dash pad for black unit from a 1982 Capri.
Exterior
Stock, except for running 14x6" 'turbine' style wheels and adding "2.3L" fender badges and smoked headlight covers.
Audio
Upgraded the stock/aftermarket pieces with a Highland Stereo house brand head unit and EQ/Amp unit along with Pioneer front and rear speakers.
Suspension
Cut stock coil springs (1 full coil at each corner). Poly end links on swaybar.
Wheel and Tire
14x6" Eagle 'turbine' style cast aluminum rims with 225/60R14 BFG tires which upgraded the OE 13x5" steel wheels with 185/80R13's.

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