There is a new Car Club in the Lowcountry and we are proud to be a sponsor!
Feral Fox Bodies is a group dedicated to 3rd Generation Mustangs which range in year from 1978-1993.
For more information about the club, where they go, what they do and to see some awesome pictures of Fox Bodies click on this Link- FeralFoxbodies.Com
2 of 3 Mustangs Before and After
It's been almost a year since this old neglected Fox Body was found. After initially getting it running, low oil pressure had us changing out the engine. Despite the way it looked, it was still fun to drive around town and run at the track.
Then it was time for some serous mechanical upgrades and cosmetic changes. Coil overs, sub frame connectors, tubular k member, 5 lug conversion to name a few. Rear end went from 3.08 to 3.73. Went from EFI to Carburetor and added Nitrous. Exchanged the LX bumpers for a Stalker front and GT rear and added GT side skirts, as well as 17" '03 Cobra wheels.
Interior work is next on the list. In a couple more months this old neglected Fox Body will be brand new and ready to go for the next 30 years.
1 0f 3 Mustangs Before and After
While engine and body work on the other two take a while, this one got to enjoy riding around town looking good this weekend. Once a patchwork of green and black, it now sports an eye catching blue and black two tone, setting it apart from the pack. It definitely draws attention everywhere it goes. Obligatory before and afters below.
Despite the car having sat for a while, it didn't take much to get it cranked up and running. With consistent low oil pressure during testing, the decision was made to replace the engine and put it aside for rebuild at a later date. The replacement is a 306 short block with 10:1 compression pistons, Ford Racing X303 cam, GT40 heads machined with 2.02 valves, and 1.6 Ford Racing roller rockers. Also installed Trick Flow upper and lower intake, BBK cold air intake, all flowing through long tube headers with Flow Master Super 10 (LOUD) mufflers. We kept the stock T5 tranny with a 3.08 posi rear end. Part of the cosmetics overhaul included a 5 lug conversion with 18" Cobra R wheels, as well as a Steeda triax shifter, and updated LED tail lights and headlights.
That's where it is for now, but things can change after it heads to the track for testing and tuning this weekend.
Three employees bought three mustangs- all within 48 hours of each other. Coincidence? I think not! How many ways can you set up a Mustang? Let's see, there's economical daily driver, silent street racer, show car, and weekend drag car just to name a few. Can you guess what is planned for each one below? Check back to watch the changes!
Supporting the Community
Below pictures are of Jeff handing out the the winning plaques for 3rd, 2nd,1st runners up, and best of show. Photos were taken by Bill Perry.
Run To The Sun 2016 Myrtle Beach
Wow, talk about an EPIC car show! Run to the Sun 2016 in Myrtle Beach was THE place to be for any car lover this past weekend. We pulled in on Thursday and our cars were numbers 2,403 and 2,404. By 8:30 am on Saturday morning the number of cars of 3,210 with more pulling in all day. That's a hard number of cars to imagine so I"m just going to show you what it looked like for three full days.
There was nothing 'new' here. Every car was pre 1989 with most being much older than that. It was GTO, 1932, 1934, Mustang, Corvette, Wagon, Chevelle, Chevy II, Nova, etc. heaven. Matter of fact, there were so many nice cars that at times it was hard to see the trees for the forest so to speak. Talk about sensory overload. I wanted to take pictures of everything, but instead just snapped a few of those that really caught my eye for one reason or another. You can see those pictures below.
We already have plans to return next year. Here is our one piece of advice to those who wish to go next year. Make sure you rent a scooter early- they go fast. We walked it on foot for two days before we gave in and got some. Not only will you save yourself tired legs and feet, but the scooters make it a much faster trip to the bathroom and vendors as well.
If you went to the Run to the Sun 2016 Myrtle Beach, we would love to see your pictures!
Traveling in the opposite direction of last weekend we enjoyed our early morning ride over to the Richmond Hill History Museum to meet some new folks for Cars & Coffee Richmond Hill. (Clicking the link will take you to their Facebook page.) Personally, I love the combination of cars and coffee first thing in the morning. As the caffeine kicks in you notice more and more fascinating details, and sometimes find a new car to fall in love with. By the way, I did find one I fell in love with, and it was for sale! A deep blue, four door beauty from 1935, body was straight, interior updated to modern standards, and to top it all off- a corvette engine to keep it moving down the road nicely. Don't let anyone tell you a four door can't be a gorgeous hot rod. I didn't buy it, but I did get a picture, along with some others that caught my eye. Yes, I slipped in a picture of our Vette with its newly added stripes.
After coffee and a couple of hot dogs we headed down the road a bit further to Hinesville, GA and spent the afternoon at the International Car Show walking among the cars and eating funnel cake. The Chevelles really held my attention but there were a couple of cars you just don't see often. You can check out the Studebaker and Anglia below.
Another great weekend, filled with travel, adventure, coffee and cars. Life is good.
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