FOR SALE 1978 mustang

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  1. mike2

    mike2 Well-Known Member

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    Those cars were so cool when new. I always liked them as a fun alternative to the Pintos.
     
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    Can you say sleeper? Looks like a 2.3L or 2.8L would be under the hood.:cool:
     
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    It is a sleeper. 13” tires peel like a banana lol. Only one at car shows. Sounds like a foxbody going thru the gears. Great bracket car too.
     
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    I did not think you could get a 302 in those from the factory.
     
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    Some of those came factory with a V8. Not sure it was a 302, it may have been a smaller V8 (255 or so), but a small block Ford either way. I think the King Cobra editions were 302s. Still weren't very fast, considering the CR and the pollution equipment was primitive from the factory.
     
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    Got some fun facts on the mustang ll 1975-78 only years for 302 , all 302 factory cars have an F in vin code , weather coupe, hatch,king cobra, 302 have special oil pan just for mustang ll, there is a tag by radiator on support that shows V8 on build tag , and all V8 cars have plastic auxillary tank in driver quarter panel . the 302 was 135 hp ,the one in car is a 1971 302 with 190 hp plus the 4 barrel and duals. these cars were all painted body color like mopars , engine bay ,trunk, under car . I have Mach 1 hood and scoop in excellent shape and some extras for a few extra$
     
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    I remember the 255,,,,,,,,not one of Ford's better engines to say the least. They usually lasted about 50,000 miles and then self destructed (Ford dealer tech from 1985-2007 here).
    Had a buddy with a '78(?) Mach 1 back in the early '80's and it was a 302. While not quick by today's standards, it was fairly respectable for the era, as far as bone stock cars go. Would blow the doors (and hood, and deck lid, and windows,,,,,) off my other friends '74 Mustang II Ghia with it's anemic 2.8L, even with it's factory dual exhaust. Always wondered about that exhaust. I mean, what was the point? it wouldn't have been in the teens in the 1/4, more like low 20's. It was SO slow it was almost dangerous. Still, was better than a Mustang II with a 2.3L and automatic I drove while at the Ford dealership. 0-60 must have been in the 20 second range, provided there was a strong tailwind. It was horrible. Sorry, I get off on a tangent once in a while.:oops:
     
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    Good looking coupe. I love the Mustang II's but unfortunately they have gotten too hard for me to get in and out of. I have owned and built several of them over the years and if anyone may need parts for one I have a few parts cars out back.


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    few?........Try not to exaggerate,lol!
    Looks like about 14 cars,mostly Mustangs, plus the bigazz pick-up box in the corner,lol.
    I wish I was younger and not carrying the spare tire.........
     
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    I don't have a spare tire but my Mustang is getting harder to get out of and the Aspen also to some extent but it's seats are a little higher off the ground and it doesn't have sills as wide or deep as the Mustang's. Getting older sucks (he says, preaching to the choir). Neither car is going anywhere as long as I'm on the green side of the ground so, I better get used to it:D
     
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    These cars got a bad rap in the 80's and 90's, which was undeserved. I started/driving restoring these cars back in the late 90's and there were no parts available, that's how I ended up with all the parts cars. They are becoming more popular but still are seldom seen at car shows, unless it's a Mustang only show.
    The dark blue/red interior on your car is a rare color combo. In fact, I've only seen that combination on 2 cars and they were both hatchbacks. With that color and v-8/4 speed it's quite the unicorn. With a Marti report you could find out just how rare it is. Estimates I've heard are only 25% of the 1.1 million cars produced were factory v-8's and only 25% of that number had 4 speeds, the rest were autos. Looks like it has the convenience group also - int. wipers, clock, day-night mirror, pass. vanity mirror and R&L body color outside mirrors.
    Good luck with the sale, it looks like a very solid car that's nicely optioned. If it wasn't for my bad back I'd still be driving one. I'm still building them though. Here's the last one I worked on that was finished up last summer. A true t-top king cobra w/ 347 stroker, 5 speed. 3 link rear widened rear wells w/ 315-17 rear tire, 275-17 fronts etc. etc.

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    Trey , very nice king cobra thanks for some more facts, its factory auto car, but was converted with all factory 4 speed parts from previous owner. But true 302 car factory colors .
     
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    Here's what the basic Marti report can tell you. This one is $15 he has reports that cost more that tell you a lot more about your car. marti-report.gif
     
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