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Old 10-08-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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Hey everyone , after a year of searching everywhere I found my fox . Solid stock lx trunk. 150,000 km. Clutch is going ( any idea on roughly what it will cost to change) Has a couple small surface rust spots on top of doors and trunk lid . But all and all solid runner. Just glad the search is over. Now the body work begins this winter.

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Old 10-08-2011, 07:54 PM   #2
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Welcome! Great looking ride! I love trunk cars! You can get a King Cobra, which is Fords stock/mild upgrade clutch for about $200. Labor will vary, have no idea being your in Canada. Several years back I paid $150 3 times. Have herd of ppl paying alot more.
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Yeah I figured about $500 including clutch. Probably take care of the paint and body, worry about the clutch in the spring
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The clutch can be adjusted down at the tranny, which may or may not help.
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Clean looking FOX. I have a buddy selling his convertible Fox. Car is in great shape. BUt he said he is done. Put enough money in it and his truck.
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The clutch can be adjusted down at the tranny, which may or may not help.
I think it probably the main seal leaking on the clutch, because it engages ok but slips when you step on it.

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Clean looking FOX. I have a buddy selling his convertible Fox. Car is in great shape. BUt he said he is done. Put enough money in it and his truck.
Thx bud , yeah it took a year!!! But it's clean with 150000kms original so I hope it's a good building block.
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Yeah, you're off to a great start! It's hard to find a fox that clean these days. The best of luck to ya and keep us posted!
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Damn nice car
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Yeah, you're off to a great start! It's hard to find a fox that clean these days. The best of luck to ya and keep us posted!
Thx ,will do.

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Very nice, that's a clean notch.
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Great looking fox,looks really clean!
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Welcome! Great looking ride! I love trunk cars! You can get a King Cobra, which is Fords stock/mild upgrade clutch for about $200. Labor will vary, have no idea being your in Canada. Several years back I paid $150 3 times. Have herd of ppl paying alot more.
What's a trunk car I know this is a stupid question
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:19 PM   #13
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What's a trunk car I know this is a stupid question
It's a mustang coupe. The trunk is separate from the rear window. Most mustangs as the above body style were hatchbacks where the glass is part of the trunk hatch.
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What's a trunk car I know this is a stupid question
Trunk car- notchback, LX cars with a trunk instead of a hatchback. Convertibles have trunks but are not generally considered trunk cars. Trunk cars are also considered coupes because they have two doors not three, as the hatch is considered a door. Hope this helps.
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do NOT get a king cobra clutch... they are absolute junk! Im sure some people have success with them

but this is a forum and everybody gets to throw their .02 in.

If I were you, I'd get the RAM stage 1 clutch. It's EXTREMELY streetable and is very solid. Oh and btw, very nice notch!
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do NOT get a king cobra clutch... they are absolute junk! Im sure some people have success with them

but this is a forum and everybody gets to throw their .02 in.

If I were you, I'd get the RAM stage 1 clutch. It's EXTREMELY streetable and is very solid. Oh and btw, very nice notch!
And why would you make such a claim. If your making less then 450hp and had a problem, it's likely due to poor installation or poor driving technique. Have NEVER herd of anyone outside of these two things having ANY issue. Oh if you bang on it before the break in period you'll have issues. Of course those are all ppl related not clutch, so I eagerly anticipate your reasoning behind your statement.
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And why would you make such a claim. If your making less then 450hp and had a problem, it's likely due to poor installation or poor driving technique. Have NEVER herd of anyone outside of these two things having ANY issue. Oh if you bang on it before the break in period you'll have issues. Of course those are all ppl related not clutch, so I eagerly anticipate your reasoning behind your statement.
+1 mine works great.and I do beat on it.
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You beat it BEFORE break in was complete? I've used three in two different cars and NEVER had an issue. Known ppl to use with slicks and no issue one used slicks before break in with no issues.
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do NOT get a king cobra clutch... they are absolute junk! Im sure some people have success with them

but this is a forum and everybody gets to throw their .02 in.

If I were you, I'd get the RAM stage 1 clutch. It's EXTREMELY streetable and is very solid. Oh and btw, very nice notch!
Thx for the advice. It definetly helps.
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If you do the King Cobra and maybe the Ram too, you might want to go ahead and replace your plastic factory quadrant with an aftermarket aluminum one.
I have heard from several sources that clutches with higher pedal effort destroy the factory plastic quadrant in short order and the King Cobra was one of the clutches mentioned.

The Centerforce Dual Friction is my clutch choice.
I have had mine for over 10 years with no problems.
It has 90% higher holding capacity than a stock clutch and the reduced pedal effort makes it a dream to drive.
Plus, you won't end up with your left leg being twice as big as your right.
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If you do the King Cobra and maybe the Ram too, you might want to go ahead and replace your plastic factory quadrant with an aftermarket aluminum one.
I have heard from several sources that clutches with higher pedal effort destroy the factory plastic quadrant in short order and the King Cobra was one of the clutches mentioned.

The Centerforce Dual Friction is my clutch choice.
I have had mine for over 10 years with no problems.
It has 90% higher holding capacity than a stock clutch and the reduced pedal effort makes it a dream to drive.
Plus, you won't end up with your left leg being twice as big as your right.
King Cobra will destroy the plastic quadrant in short order and will break a stock cable. You can get those parts in a kit along with the fire wall adjuster. I would recommend upgrading those parts with any clutch upgrade, especially if you plan on further mods power wise. The car has 150000km/93,000 miles if it stock it surely has stock cable and quad that become more suspect with every shift. Just my opinion. The KC clutch has a pretty stiff pedal effort.
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@deadspot, I've went through 2, one done by a speed shop and the other by my personal mechanic. As far as friends go, I've seen a 98 cobra chew up 3 over 2 years that maybe put down 370 something to the ground. and the cobra WASNT a daily driver.

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"I'm sure some people have had success with them but not me or anyone I know personally".
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@deadspot, I've went through 2, one done by a speed shop and the other by my personal mechanic. As far as friends go, I've seen a 98 cobra chew up 3 over 2 years that maybe put down 370 something to the ground. and the cobra WASNT a daily driver.

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"I'm sure some people have had success with them but not me or anyone I know personally".
Sucks for you, and them.. If I had an experience like that I probably be pissed too..

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Sucks for you, and them.. If I had an experience like that I probably be pissed too..
Also wasn't a good idea to keep using a product that obviously wasn't working for you..
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If you do the King Cobra and maybe the Ram too, you might want to go ahead and replace your plastic factory quadrant with an aftermarket aluminum one.
I have heard from several sources that clutches with higher pedal effort destroy the factory plastic quadrant in short order and the King Cobra was one of the clutches mentioned.

The Centerforce Dual Friction is my clutch choice.
I have had mine for over 10 years with no problems.
It has 90% higher holding capacity than a stock clutch and the reduced pedal effort makes it a dream to drive.
Plus, you won't end up with your left leg being twice as big as your right.
What is a plastic quadrant, is it the support bushing in the fire wall for the cable? Thanks for the knowledge .
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Sorry to clutter your thread, quadrant is under the dash near the pedals. It's the pivot point for cable. The ball end of the cable hooks onto it an it actually draws the cable. It actually does the work. The bushing your talking about is where the adjuster will be located if were to purchase.

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What is a plastic quadrant, is it the support bushing in the fire wall for the cable? Thanks for the knowledge .
No it is right above the gas pedal under the dash.
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Sorry to clutter your thread, quadrant is under the dash near the pedals. It's the pivot point for cable. The ball end of the cable hooks onto it an it actually draws the cable. It actually does the work. The bushing your talking about is where the adjuster will be located if were to purchase.

Stock quadrant

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Yeah I can see the plastic one getting torn up over time. Thx for the advice.
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Yeah I can see the plastic one getting torn up over time. Thx for the advice.
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sry for the late comment, but beautiful notch! looks like she's in great shape!
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sry for the late comment, but beautiful notch! looks like she's in great shape!
Yeah no rot a little bit of surface rust on the doors and trunk lid but other than very solid. I think I got lucky, but I'll find out in the next couple months.(body and paint)
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U can't go wrong with a spec stage 1 clutch kit with adjustable cable....let your motor breath with an air intake maybe a c&l meter the stock intake is fine gas mileage is your top goal at this point
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U can't go wrong with a spec stage 1 clutch kit with adjustable cable....let your motor breath with an air intake maybe a c&l meter the stock intake is fine gas mileage is your top goal at this point
Newbee question. What is a ci meter? Be patient with me
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Mass air meter....bigger opening than stock
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Mass air meter....bigger opening than stock
The car has a bbk air intake. When buying a mass air meter what pieces should I be looking for other then the sensor.
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The car has a bbk air intake. When buying a mass air meter what pieces should I be looking for other then the sensor.
If you already have the BBK intake you'll just want the meter/housing. The catch 22 is that if you plan on new intake and fuel injectors you'll want to wait until you decide which injectors as the mass air meter and injectors will need to match. Stock injectors are 19lbs/hr, 24lbs/hr are pretty standard upgrade. Some people go up to 30lbs/hr for more heavily modded builds.
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