Originally Posted by scottydsntknow
Responded in bold. Fix this thing up as in new engine, clutch, pull the seats/carpet and clean the **** out of them, repair/restore the paint if possible, any touch ups that need to get done and either drive it as is or flip it. Taking a $500 beat to **** S197 Mustang and doing all the stuff to it you are talking about doing is going to wind up costing you more than just saving up and buying a clean 11+ GT.
The body and interior are actually pretty spotless. The idiot that owned it before me along with his “mechanic” didn’t think to check that was a hole in the valve cover even with the top half covered in oil (he ran it dry). I still got it up and running on the side of the highway haha. As for driving fast cars I learned to drive in one of my dads camaros and have been driving since I was 13 (24 now) and my daily right now is a mkiv GTI with a K04 a couple of other mods and a good tune. Not “FAST” but super zippy and fun to drive. Forgot to mention big brake kit haha. I don’t think the engine will actually cost me much, my dads friend owns a towing and auto wrecking co. We got a 3v 5.4 V8 with low miles from there for $250.
Of course I was also researching for good forged internals considering the want for TC. I don’t know how fast I want to go. Considering it’s gonna be a daily driver, I’m not planning on trying to break the sound barrier, just something fun that’s puts down power to get up and go when I want or need it too. My experience with turbos is that they’re fun and help with fuel efficiency which is why I asked about the throttle body and intake ( I was curious about the spacers because in my mind adding a couple of CMs shouldn’t amount to more power).
I also hope you don’t think I mean to stance the **** out of it haha those are the dumbest things I’ve ever seen and spell out money when something goes wrong. Just a more aggressive looking wider base.
Anyway thanks a lot for responding. I always do hours and hours of research before I even open the hood. Just thought I’d take some of my thoughts to the forums and hope someone with more knowledge than me could help.
From what I’ve read it’s hard to even get the six up to 300 rwhp
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