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Old 02-01-2014, 04:13 PM   #1
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Hi all. You guys were helpful in answering some questions about a few Mustangs I was looking to buy for my son so I thought about asking for info again.
Which parts suppliers are the "go-to" guys? Also, I am looking for a good place to buy tech manuals for a 1998 base Coupe- used is okay. I know form the past, Haynes and Chiltons aren't the "preferred" manuals, so I am hoping to get your take on which are the most useful. Thanks.
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Hi all. You guys were helpful in answering some questions about a few Mustangs I was looking to buy for my son so I thought about asking for info again.

Which parts suppliers are the "go-to_ guys? Also, I am looking for a good place to buy tech manuals for a 1998 base Coupe- used is okay. I know form the past, Haynes and Chiltons aren't the "preferred" manuals, so I am hoping to get your take on which are the most useful. Thanks.

For part suppliers I suggest AmericanMuscle.com there awesome and the customer service is great
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^^^ Thanks
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^^^ Thanks

Is he getting a 1998 sixxer? 5speed or auto
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^^^ 6 cyl, auto. Checked it out today (bringing it home Monday). First car for a new driver- not too shabby. A surprise to him. He's been tooling around to/from HS baseball games and practices in our dd mini-van. Faster than walking - slower than a GT . lol
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Awesome to hear you were able to pick up that Mustang for your son, very exciting. As far as part suppliers:

AmericanMuscle

Latemodel Restoration

Steeda Autosports

StangMods

Official Site of Ford Racing Performance Parts

http://www.summitracing.com

Those are pretty much in order I like or use the most. You'll most likely find AmericanMuscle to be one of the greatest sources for aftermarket Mustang parts. With 50+ posts here at MEVO, you can PM "AMDanBailer" or "AMShaneLesky" (or any AM rep) for a 6% off discount code.
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^^^ Great info. Thanks a lot.
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Nice pick up sir, will your son be joining when he gets the car? Lol so he can ask some questions himself.
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Nice pick up sir, will your son be joining when he gets the car? Lol so he can ask some questions himself.
Thanks. That's a good question. He doesn't know about the car yet, so I can't say with any certainty whether he would join a Mustang enthusiast's forum. He's not much of a Facebook, or Twitter, or chat (in general) type, so the jury's out on that one. I know my son, and if I HAD to say one way or the other, I would lean more towards the "Not" side. Hey, but you guys got me ...
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^^ hahaha that's true at least we got one, he doesn't have to have a vast amount of knowledge to join. This place is more about having laughs and learning something new every now and then.
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^^^ Agreed. I came into the community not knowing to much and users like adogg have helped me learn some pretty neat stuff and helpful stuff.
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Thank you for the kind words skyler.
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Speaking of help ,,,

I tried the vendors as per "2 Stang's" post #6 and cannot find a cowl vent for a '98. Am I missing something? And would it cost in the neighborhood as the 1999 cowl vent listed?
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Here it is

http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...owl-Vent-Cover
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This seems very expensive to me, so I would try a junk yard for sure
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Okay, cool- I saw that. Is the 1999 - 04 the same for a '98? Thanks.
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This seems very expensive to me, so I would try a junk yard for sure
Copy that.
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^^ I would assume no considering they have both years separated for a reason. From the pics they don't look the same.
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^^ I would assume no considering they have both years separated for a reason. From the pics they don't look the same.

Wouldn't it have to be from the 94-98 models?
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If you're seeking an OEM Ford part, usually what I do is find the part on one of the aftermarket websites (i.e. AM, Latemodel, etc.), grab the Ford part number, and see what Ford wants for a new one from fordparts.com (or you can go to your nearest Ford dealership with the number).

Usually I'll just buy my replacement parts new from Ford, but of course you can always search the Ford part number on eBay to find it new/used for cheaper or aftermarket version of it for cheaper as well.
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Wouldn't it have to be from the 94-98 models?

Yes exactly from 94 to 98. The one for the 99-04 will not fit.
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Yes exactly from 94 to 98. The one for the 99-04 will not fit.
And I thought the '99 - '04 was costly. Holy crappolla !!!

Mustang Cowl Vent Cover (94-98) - LatemodelRestoration.com
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Yea I saw that also the link I posted should have been the right year, I fixed it like mins after I posted it cause I had the link for the 99-04. But should be correct now
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