Florida Man

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Skoll, May 28, 2016.

  1. Skoll

    Skoll New Member

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    Hi from South Florida, home of the Florida Man and bath salts and just about every pill problem you can think of. I just recently got a 98 GT, I've owned a Mustang before but it shit out so I scrapped it. Figured I'd give them another try because I got this one for a decent price.
     
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    Welcome, whatcha got? Pics!
     
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    It's a 1998 4.6L GT. I got it for $900 so as you can expect, it doesn't look stellar. I'll throw a few hundred into fixing it up and keep it as a daily driver. The guy who owned it before me put in a Crown Vic police cruiser transmission and suspension, and you can really feel it. It's called the P71 I believe. I don't know how to tell if it's a 2v OR 4v. i assume that means single overhead or double overhead cam

    Here's a couple unflattering photos :

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    Welcome, hard to pass up a deal like that
     
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    Good deal, it will be a 2v. Welcome aboard!
     
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    Thanks for the welcomes, and yeah it is a 2V.

    And yeah I cant find a unbroken cowl vent at all. I was just thinking about getting the Scott Rod aluminum one and modifying it so I can use my wipers with it.
     
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    The main issues I have with this are the driver side window motor, the headlight knob, and the odo gear. I have the odo gear on my desk right now but I don't wanna pull the cluster out until I can get a knob. I'm thinking about doing the LED thing as well, I figure red lights would look really nice at night. I can't really tell what brand the headlights are, just that they look like xenons. I wasn't even aware there were xenon headlights for this model car.
     
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    Looks like you'll also have to trim it for your stock hood, as it doesn't have provisions for the hood hinges.

    And welcome!
     
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    welcome from north west florida
     
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    Thanks for the welcome, guys.
     
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