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hotrodtba
10-20-2005, 16:40
UPDATE: Better pics added.

Picked her up yesterday. Last year for the 5.0L HO pushrod motor. 5-speed. Only 67,XXX miles on her. Super clean everywhere. Pretty much stock, except for:

K&N Filter
Original 2.73 gears are replaced with 3.55's
Off Road H-Pipe (non-cat) and Flowmaster mufflers (Sounds awesome)
After market CD player
"Mustang" emblem in the front and "MUSTANG GT" in the rear bumper are a nice goldish tan color to match the interior.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/hotrodtba/1995%20Mustang%20GT/GTLeftFront.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/hotrodtba/1995%20Mustang%20GT/GTRightRear.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/hotrodtba/1995%20Mustang%20GT/GTInsideLeft.jpg

Hamsquatch
10-20-2005, 17:18
Nice - we had a '99 Explorer that had the pushrod 5.0 in it (I think the very same engine, but maybe tweeked for more torque and less HP), and I LOVED that vehicle and they way it took off from the line. Please do post some pics!;f

hotrodtba
10-20-2005, 17:57
Pics are up.

Ron3
10-20-2005, 19:25
looks nice and clean!

Ron3

hotrodtba
10-20-2005, 19:33
Originally posted by Ron3
looks nice and clean!

Ron3

Thanks. Now its time to start looking for a different set of rims.

epsylum
10-20-2005, 21:07
Originally posted by hotrodtba
Thanks. Now its time to start looking for a different set of rims.

Nice!

The 5.0's are torquier (however you spell it) motors than the 4.6s (displacement does that). Definately a good start.

As for the rims, I am still a sucker for anything Bullit style. They just look TOO good on stangs. Cobra R style rims look dang good too.

streeter69
10-20-2005, 21:17
hotrodtba..........NICE ride bro!! Looks clean. I love the bodies of the 94-98. You have alot to work with being a great engine of that body design.
Have fun;f

Clem Eastwood
10-20-2005, 23:51
**** the rims, put a bottle on it. ;f

Asha'man
10-21-2005, 00:25
**** the bottle, H/C/I and a turbo kit. ;f

Glad you like the new addition - looks good. I have a pic somewhere of a green SN95 with Saleen wheels, looks amazing. If I find it I'll post it up.

Brian

Clem Eastwood
10-21-2005, 03:51
Originally posted by Asha'man
**** the bottle, H/C/I and a turbo kit. ;f

Glad you like the new addition - looks good. I have a pic somewhere of a green SN95 with Saleen wheels, looks amazing. If I find it I'll post it up.

Brian

only if he was going to get some Fikse FM/5s. turbos are ok, but above 500rwhp they are difficult to tune with the stock mustang pcms of that era. i had a TTI street kit on my 93 for 5 years. before that i had an s-trim on my 91 lx for 2 years.

DaisyCutter
10-21-2005, 11:28
I saw a 1995 GTS that looked just like that today.

http://pic16.picturetrail.com/VOL639/2678265/5658292/112569092.jpg

I was sitting in the drivers seat ;)

bac1023
10-21-2005, 13:53
Very nice.

hotrodtba
10-21-2005, 16:17
Originally posted by DaisyCutter
I saw a 1995 GTS that looked just like that today.

I was sitting in the drivers seat ;)

I saw the thread you posted. Yours does look a lot like mine. Any problem areas I should look out for? I am pretty new to Fords, and to Mustangs, so I don't know what little quirks or problem areas they have.

What color is your interior?

hotrodtba
10-21-2005, 16:23
Originally posted by epsylum
Nice!

As for the rims, I am still a sucker for anything Bullit style. They just look TOO good on stangs. Cobra R style rims look dang good too.

Those were the two options I was looking at too. I think I like the Bullit style the best. Time to go to ebay and find a nice set.

Clem Eastwood
10-21-2005, 19:13
double post

Clem Eastwood
10-21-2005, 19:16
Originally posted by hotrodtba
I saw the thread you posted. Yours does look a lot like mine. Any problem areas I should look out for? I am pretty new to Fords, and to Mustangs, so I don't what little quirks or problem areas they have.

What color is your interior?

if it starts having a random miss fire under load if its not a burned plug wire its probably the ignition module. not a lot goes wrong with those cars. they are pretty tough.

on another note, i layed teh beat down to some squirrel in a 96-98 cobra today. he revved at me and then took off. wouldnt let me get up next to him, kept weaving in and out of cars. when i finally got up next to him by a stop light i made sure to make that ass whoopin hurt. i had 2 car lengths on him by the end of second gear. ;f

DaisyCutter
10-21-2005, 19:24
Originally posted by hotrodtba


What color is your interior?

My interior is dark grey cloth. Mine is the GTS version, which gets the econo LX interior and exterior.

hotrodtba
10-21-2005, 19:25
Originally posted by Clem Eastwood
on another note, i layed teh beat down to some squirrel in a 96-98 cobra today. he revved at me and then took off. wouldnt let me get up next to him, kept weaving in and out of cars. when i finally got up next to him by a stop light i made sure to make that ass whoopin hurt. i had 2 car lengths on him by the end of second gear. ;f

Those LT1 F-body cars are just too fast. Thats why I have no intentions of racing one any time soon. ;Q

Clem Eastwood
10-21-2005, 20:17
Originally posted by hotrodtba
Those LT1 F-body cars are just too fast. Thats why I have no intentions of racing one any time soon. ;Q

i wouldnt be to afraid if i were you. most of them are beat up old automatic cars that didnt make **** for power to begin with and would be lucky to get into the low 14s. i just got a good one and i maintain the snot out of it. watch out for the LS1s tho, some of them are pretty quick

Clydeglide
10-22-2005, 06:31
Originally posted by Clem Eastwood
i wouldnt be to afraid if i were you. most of them are beat up old automatic cars that didnt make **** for power to begin with and would be lucky to get into the low 14s. i just got a good one and i maintain the snot out of it. watch out for the LS1s tho, some of them are pretty quick

He should be afraid. I owned a 96 LT1 Civilian Caprice. It had 3.73's, intake mod and custom OBDI conversion computer. Stock automatic Mustangs were seldom a problem. It ran mid 14's. Stock with 2.93 gears it ran low 15's and even then would beat up some GT's.

BTW, I like Mustangs. They have potential. If I can find a good one (I missed one a few weeks ago) I'll grab it in a heartbeat.

You might look here for info. (http://www.corral.net/forums/index.php?)

Good find, hotrodtba!!!!

:cool:

Asha'man
10-22-2005, 10:58
LT1's are not to be feared like LS1's. My buddy raped an LT1
Z28 on the highway last summer with his 15.1/92mph '85 SVO. Yes, a four-cylinder. Granted, we're at elevation so the SVO has a huge advantage over the n/a LT1, and it's got mad top-end anyway.

I wouldn't pick on one with a stock '94-'95 GT, though. :)

Brian

hotrodtba
10-22-2005, 11:08
Originally posted by Asha'man
LT1's are not to be feared like LS1's. My buddy raped an LT1
Z28 on the highway last summer with his 15.1/92mph '85 SVO. Yes, a four-cylinder. Granted, we're at elevation so the SVO has a huge advantage over the n/a LT1, and it's got mad top-end anyway.

I wouldn't pick on one with a stock '94-'95 GT, though. :)

Brian

At the present time, I have no intentions of messing with any LT1 cars. I am not into racing much anyway, and the cops around here are good about watching any kind of sports car anyways.

I just like driving the car, and listening to that sweet Mustang exhaust. I love that sound.

Sir Hacksalot
10-24-2005, 15:05
Nice ride, but if it were me, I'd ditch the gold trim...unless you're into that sort of pimpalisciousness.

I don't know what your long term plans are, but the sky is the limit for the 5.0 based cars.

I recently sold a 1993 notch and my wifes 1993 Hatchback...both 5.0/5 speed cars.

First couple of things you need to do are done..exhaust and air filter.

If you don't have them on your car, get a set of welded in subframe connectors. The Fox platform cars (1979-2004) are notoriously FLIMSY...they will stiffen up the ride and improve the handling and launching, as well as protecting the car from twisting itself apart on 'spirited launches'.

The SN95 (95-98) mustangs are great cars...yes, they are heavier than the original fox bretheren, but they have decent brakes, and you can run 18" wheels/tires with no problems, and they will corner like a mother if you use quality suspension parts.

I don't know how mechanically inclined you are, but the heads and intake are the biggest bottlenecks in terms of making power...the stock cam is actually quite good, and if you were to change the Heads and intake, and go wtih 1.7:1 Roller Rockers, you'd be surprised at how fast you could go on the stock cam. A set of AFR165's, Edelbrock Performer Intake, 65 mm TB, and 75 mm MAF meter will get you knocking on the door of 300 RWHP with some tuning and patience...all the while keeping a stock idle and driveability.

Hax

Sir Hacksalot
10-24-2005, 15:14
Originally posted by Asha'man
LT1's are not to be feared like LS1's.

I have all the respect in the world for LS1 powered cars, but they are hardly to be feared either.

it just depends on what 'gun' you bring to the gun fight ;f

Hax

chevrofreak
10-27-2005, 14:24
UNF UNF UNF!

Needs some 18" Moda R6's or SVT Mustang Racing wheels, preferably the black silver rim, those are badass.





(can you believe it, chevrofreak is a mustang nut?!)

hotrodtba
10-27-2005, 15:59
Yea, I have been looking at rims. I really the factory "Bullitt" wheels. I also like the 5 spoke GT 17X8 that came on the 99's or so. I am just going to look all winter and buy something next spring or so.

streeter69
10-27-2005, 19:15
I want these for my GT
http://www.stangstore.com/Merchant3/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=S&Product_Code=M1007F500B&Category_Code=FR500

chevrofreak
10-28-2005, 03:25
Originally posted by streeter69
I want these for my GT
http://www.stangstore.com/Merchant3/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=S&Product_Code=M1007F500B&Category_Code=FR500


Those are the SVT Mustang Racing wheels I mentioned. http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/DisplayWheel.jsp?wheelMake=SVT&wheelModel=Mustang+Racing&wheelFinish=Black+w%2FMach+Lip

hotrodtba
10-28-2005, 16:53
On a totaly different topic...

I have been getting an occasional "CHECK ENGINE" light, so I took it in and had it scanned. It came up with an EGR fault. It was code 332 if I remember correctly. My Haynes manual says that is "Insufficient EGR valve opening detected". My mechanic says that the EGR valve might just be carboned up and need cleaned. He says its nothing really to worry about.

Does the idea of it just needing a good cleaning sound possible. The light only comes on every now and then, and usually only stays for a couple of seconds and then goes out. It seems to do it more when the outside air is colder. Let me know what you guys think.

Clem Eastwood
10-28-2005, 17:21
it shouldnt run any worse unless the EGR diaphram is blown out which causes a vacuum leak. if that isnt an issue, id leave it alone. if you feel so inclined, pull the EGR assembly off it and spray it out with carburetor cleaner. that might help. but unless you need that for inspection, just leave it alone. it wont make it run any worse. the computers in those cars arent 'smart'.

hotrodtba
10-28-2005, 18:42
Yea I am not too woried about it. We don't have inspections in Indiana, so I don't need it for anything. My mechanic said he would take it off and clean it for $35, so I may just let him do that and see if it helps.

Short Cut
10-28-2005, 18:55
Looks like she's got a nice coat of wax. ^c

chevrofreak
10-29-2005, 01:46
With my crown vic (4.6) I got these codes:

P0401 a generic code for Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient Detected
P0402 a generic code for Gas Recirculation Flow Excessive Detected
P1405 a manufacturer code for Differential Pressure Feedback Sensor Upstream Hose Off Or Plugged


It may or may not be the same with the 5.0, but there was a sensor mounted to the back of the block called a DPF-EGR sensor, it was messed up and was triggering those codes. I got one from a junkyard for $15 off a 96 ford escort and thats all it took.

hotrodtba
11-11-2005, 15:56
I updated the pics with some better ones I took today with the sun out.

Also, I got the Check Engine Light fixed. The little sensor up inside the passenger fender well that controls vacuum to the EGR valve was bad.

I also have some different rims and tires on the way. Should be here early next week. Went with the 17X8, 5 spoke rims, and 245/45/17 tires off of a 2004 Mustang GT. I'll post some more pics when I get them on.

chevrofreak
11-12-2005, 23:59
Originally posted by hotrodtba
Also, I got the Check Engine Light fixed. The little sensor up inside the passenger fender well that controls vacuum to the EGR valve was bad.


Yup sounds like what I described.

Cool Hand Hodge
12-03-2005, 06:58
Too cool...I just got done restoring my 95GT convertable...yup restoring it...no joke. Fav. stang ever 94-95

Cool Hand Hodge
12-03-2005, 07:00
Originally posted by hotrodtba
On a totaly different topic...

I have been getting an occasional "CHECK ENGINE" light, so I took it in and had it scanned. It came up with an EGR fault. It was code 332 if I remember correctly. My Haynes manual says that is "Insufficient EGR valve opening detected". My mechanic says that the EGR valve might just be carboned up and need cleaned. He says its nothing really to worry about.

Does the idea of it just needing a good cleaning sound possible. The light only comes on every now and then, and usually only stays for a couple of seconds and then goes out. It seems to do it more when the outside air is colder. Let me know what you guys think.

Thats not from a problem in the EGR valve its self, that is in the EGR cylinoid wich is located on the inner fender well. Been there!

hotrodtba
12-17-2005, 17:09
Originally posted by trick pony
Too cool...I just got done restoring my 95GT convertable...yup restoring it...no joke. Fav. stang ever 94-95

You have any pics of that?

Cool Hand Hodge
12-18-2005, 12:59
I dont have any pictures of me restoring the car...but i do have pictures of the final product. The problem is, i dont know how to post them here!

When i got the car it had rougly 55000 miles on it. The paint was bad, but there was no body damage and the top was showing its age. The engine compression was perfect. I replaced the standard T5 trans with a ford racing T5 and a B&M proshifter. I installed a centerforce clutch and 3.73 gears in the rear end. Replaced the shocks and struts with performance parts, replaced every component of the braking system, changed the rims to 2000 gt rims and wrapped them in 275/35 ZR17's. In stalled BBK headers and off-road H pipe (no cats), installed flowmaster 40 series muffs. I had the car completly stripped and re painted in the original color (laser red), replaced the rag top which was tan with a new black sail cloth top. I put 04 cobra seats inside(black leather), changed the steering colom to black (interior was tan with black accents), changed the carpet and air bags to black. I installed a rear seat delet kit, kenwood exelon speakers and head unit powered by a 850 watt amp. The dash were the radio was had two dens. The head unit is the top den, and the lower is now a guage cluster with vacume guage, fuel pressure guage, and air fuel ratio guage. The engine has under drive pullys, a BBk cold air intake, trick flow upper and lower intake, 24lb injectors, 75mm throtle body, a granatelli MAF sensor. I also replaced the steering rack, checked the front end components which were fine, installed an aluminum ford racing drive shaft, and installed BBK upper and lower controll arms in the rear as well as a high flow fuel pump, and fuel pressure regulator.

The car basicly looks like a brand new 95, but with some slight mods. The exterior is stock looking except for the 96-98 tail lights. The enterior is now black with tan accents instead of the other way around.

My next couple of mods will be Trick Flow aluminum heads, ford racing cam.


Its not nearly as flashy as some vehicles, but its now like i said in better than new condition and im very proud of it. I did most the work my self except the top and paint. There was some other small things i have done like indiglow guages, but its hard to remember everything. I hope to have it for a long time!

hotrodtba
12-18-2005, 13:28
I can host the pics if you want to email them to me.

coreseller
12-18-2005, 18:38
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/707000-707999/707478_2.jpg

18" Bullitts, 9" front, 10" rears

hotrodtba
12-18-2005, 18:41
I love bullit wheels. I may end up getting some for mine. Of course that won't happen for a while since it is in hibernation right now.

Ron3
12-19-2005, 22:59
Originally posted by trick pony
I dont have any pictures of me restoring the car...but i do have pictures of the final product. The problem is, i dont know how to post them here!


Its not nearly as flashy as some vehicles, but its now like i said in better than new condition and im very proud of it. I did most the work my self except the top and paint. There was some other small things i have done like indiglow guages, but its hard to remember everything. I hope to have it for a long time!

Sounds pretty good!

A couple little things to point out...just my thoughts.

75mm throttle body is a little too large for what you have now. Perhaps you meant a 75mm mass air meter?

Your stock E7 heads are are all thats holding you back otherwise. When you get those Trick Flow heads your going to score at least 30hp and 20lb feet from the middle all the way up! It'll be a night and day kinda feeling!

As for the cam, you could leave it alone. Many people have made 400hp streetable cars with the stock cam, at least with power adders.

Personally I don't feel (the cam) is worth the effort. (Though you are doing heads anyway) Even though your car has a mass air system a non-stock cam will still give you some aggravating drivability issues. I would either keep the stock cam or stay conservative with it.

Of course if you want that big-cam sound thats the only way to get it! Enjoy your 'stang and have it your way!

JMHO.

;c

hotrodtba
04-07-2006, 17:29
Took some updated pics of the Mustang today. It now wears 17X8 factory GT wheels and tires. And I had the exhaust tail pipes redone with traditional looking stainless tips instead of the dump downs behind the bumper that were on it before.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/hotrodtba/1995%20Mustang%20GT/GT3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/hotrodtba/1995%20Mustang%20GT/GT7.jpg

TexasGlock23
04-09-2006, 23:10
**RIMS** Torque Thrust II's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all the way
http://www.mustangdepot.com/OnLineCatalog/WheelParts/torque_thrust_II.htm
http://www.buickgn.com/torque2.jpg
http://www.ls1camaro.net/freehosting/Camcorder%20078.jpg

Ron3
04-11-2006, 16:39
NICE!!

TexasGlock23
04-11-2006, 17:49
Are you referring to the rims? If you are then correct you are sir!
If I had a car these would be my first chouce, but on a 4x4, I dont think so

hotrodtba
04-11-2006, 18:11
I agree. Those and factory Ford Bullitts are my favorites. I also like the '95 Cobra R's for the SN95's.

Ron3
04-12-2006, 17:40
Originally posted by TexasGlock23
Are you referring to the rims? If you are then correct you are sir!
If I had a car these would be my first chouce, but on a 4x4, I dont think so

I'm referring to both cars as they are!

Ron3

TexasGlock23
04-12-2006, 17:48
LOL, especially the GN! I have taken one out, for a 6, HOLY CRAP.
On the tips I personally like the dumped, but it is not my car, either way it is pretty nice for a FORD;)

nightstorm
05-07-2006, 00:00
Hotrodtba, the car looks good.