History of a Tag - 92 LX SC to 97 Cobra (pixs)

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  1. Convertible 5.0

    Convertible 5.0 Member

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    History of a Tag: (so no flaming!)
    I've owned several mustangs over the years but my favorites so far has been a wickedly fast (dubbed -"Snot Rod") 92 LX that I supercharged + early on and my latest purchase a cherry pacific green low mileage 97 Cobra Convertible - it's just still brand new.

    92 Lx Photos and Tag (earliest photo I have)
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    The custom tag on my 92 lx was YBUYAGT.. because it would eat any GT for lunch .. even in stock form. The engine was just stout.. built on the right day, right conditions etc. I proudly wore this for years and had to prove it on several occasions :slap:

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    97 Cobra now wears the old badge of honor...
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    (Compare this photo to the one above - similar location - notice trees)

    This tag just never fit on the other GT's I've owned and please note.. I'm not dissing GT's (at least not today).. it's just a HISTORY to this tag and it personally brings back lots of great memories from that old 92 LX "snot rod" Fox.

    But I guess it could make some mad on the street, eh? But now you know.
     
  2. quickstang_1994

    quickstang_1994 Well-Known Member

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    let it carry on the torch
     
  3. Lightning Struck

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    those are two beauty's do you have any dyno numbers or track times for the fox?
     
  4. Convertible 5.0

    Convertible 5.0 Member

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    Thanks guys. Yes tradition is going forward. Attempting to convert my young son. I took him to Karate last night and planned on taking a photo of him in from the cobra in a cool stance.. but I pulled the camera the dang humidity was so high that my camera immediately fogged up internally. Doh! We took the twisty roads home and it was a blast with the top down.


    Fox Dyno numbers? Sadly no... I don't. The guy that purchased the car from me did and stated they were way above typical stock Lx's. This would explain why it was so blasted fast just in stock trim. He took the car into the 10's in another state before he sold it needing fast cheap cash (that I was unaware of).
     
  5. 9psi 98

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    That 97 Pacific Green Cobra sure brings back some memories. I had the same car before I sold it prior to going to Iraq. Mine sat just a little lower though and had a light bar.
     
  6. Convertible 5.0

    Convertible 5.0 Member

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    While we're bringing back 97 memories..

    Here is my old 97... scanned from old photos also to add to the history above. I had both this car and the snot rod at the same time.

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    blownstanger New Member

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    Nice pics of all the cars. :thumb:
     
  8. eliyarbrough

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    Very nice pics.
     
  9. scarface

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    Nice notch!
     
  10. Steven

    Steven Legend

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    crystal white.. drool
     
  11. Convertible 5.0

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    Yes it was. :'(

    I'll give you an idea of how strong the car was naturally aspirated with nuthing but a K&N on it.
    It put down several late 80's vettes in street races (really all I could find etc). I street raced a tricked out Hipo 95/96 Camaro from 50 to 100 mph and he couldn't even budge me ( and I was loaded with the wife and show gear, tents, coolers etc - you have to take it when you get it).. he dropped back and hit the nitrous button and finally come around me. :slap:

    When I put the supercharger on it and took it for a test drive.. I noticed it seemed powerful but muffled.. so I dropped the throttle and my buddy and I heard a "boomp" under the hood and it THEN took off like lighting. When we got back.. it blew the PCV valve from the back of the block and blew oil all over the hood and engine. I put a new one in.. and called tech support and they stated since it was so tight (something they had only witnessed on Lighting Truck Engines).. I had to vent the pressure back out of the block as soon as I was pushing it in. Once I did all the check engine lights died and I went for another 40,000+ supercharged + other additions with no worries.

    Great memories.. indeed.
     
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    mean green Well-Known Member

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    that was a very nice coupe didnt like the color much but i bet it did the JOB
     
  13. slow-six

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    nice rides. nice history. :thumb:
     
  14. Convertible 5.0

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    Thanks guys. I do love da green.
     
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    ...did somebody say "Tags"?

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  16. Convertible 5.0

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    Cool tag... :thumb: