Mustang Expert. Engine problems?
Eric: Have you checked how much the auto insurance will cost you on that car? Call your auto insurance agent and describe the car to him. You may be shocked to find it very expensive. Also, if I were you, I'd tell the owner that I wanted the car State inspected for mechanical safety and emissions to see how much it will cost to get the car past your State inspections. Tell him you'll gladly pay for half or all of the inspection fees. You may find out that although you know expensive transmission clutch and engine work needs to be done, the car also has hundreds of dollars of other work required. Has the emissions system been modified? You must have a properly functioning catalytic converter, EGR, PCV etc and there can't be any stored computer error codes or it won't pass State emissions testing. Sounds like Kelly f above has had experience with internal engine problems, and you might end up better just assuming you'll need to pay for another engine rather than fix the one in the car. The car engine may have been consistently run over RPM limits if it was used in racing etc.