There are lots of cars from the "by-gone" era that were very fast in their
day and now they're no longer the fastest cars on the block, but, damn,
they're still fun to drive! I can't justify spending 40K-60K on a new
Mustang regardless of how fast they are, so I'll just keep pluggin'
away with my 84 Capri RS 5.0.
I have a 93 5.0 8# KB,
lots of people want to buy it for $2k to $4k,
but I cant afford $30k+ for a new,
so I keep the old,
it is darn fast,
found a bolt missing on bell housing and several others loose,
tighten all, made a big difference
No doubt. But I've been driving a Fox car -- a 5-liter LX and Cobra
-- since 1987. For me, it's time for something new. Plus, Ford this
year has built a MORE than worthy replacement.
You can get plain 412 HP GT for $30K. And if you test drive one
you'll likely start figuring out a way to get/afford one. ;-)
Yup, when I brought in my 84 Capri to the local Ford dealer for
an oil leak, they replaced pan and valve cover gaskets and a few other
things. There were several folks in the service department that wanted
to purchase the car, but I declined. It has only 67K miles on it and
it is stored in the winter. Right now, there's a gas leak and the carb
is wet, probably the same thing that happened 20 years ago when I had
to tighten the screws on the carb top plate. I'll check it out one of
these days, but I was looking in my tool box and I can't find my
roundtoit. I still love that car!
Dick - 84 Capri RS 5.0
I had heard with minor mods the old GT could put out about 430 bhp.
needs big blower to do that, and
large mass air,