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What to do with this '93 Mustang LX?

So Mom's little '93 Foxbody Mustang LX is down. The 2.3 has jumped time. Instead of trying to fix it, I'm thinking about getting her something else and taking this on as a project car... do the 4 banger to 5.0 conversion. I have a friend who's done it with the same year LX and said he'd help me. A rough estimate to do the total conversion including the 5.0 liter, harness, various suspension components and brakes would be right around 2 grand. What do y'all think? Worth it, or just asking for a lot of headaches?

The body is nice and square and doesn't appear to have ever been wrecked. I bought it about 5 or 6 years ago from my buddy's shop where a lady signed it over to him because she didn't want to pay to have the heads redone after a blown head gasket. I got it for the price of fixing it... around $300 IIRC with the gasket and machine shop cost for the heads. I gave it to mom to use as a grocery getter/errand runner and it's served her well. I think she's tired of it though and said she wants to get rid of it. She'll be turning 70 this year and she doesn't really drive much anymore anyway, so I was thinking of finding maybe a nice 1st gen trep for her to tool around in and I'll take the Mustang, turn it into a project car and see if I can get my 15 yr old son interested.


Here's the little red pony in it's current "beater" state:




OR.... I could just sell it...
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 12:49 AM
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It sure looks pretty clean! Has it always been a florida car? any rust problems? I love fox bodys, don't fit in em though!
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Don't know much history on it as far as the previous owners, but don't see much rust anywhere.
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id love to have that to put a v8 in lol
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IDK, I probably should just sell it. Putting money into something else when my car needs things would be pretty dumb. If I had tons of money it would be fun though...
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Yeah if you dont need a car, I would sell it. Put money into the trep
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Put a postage stamp on it and send it to North Dakota. I've got a 460 with auto tranny that is just BEGGING for a clean red Fox Mustang to push aronud...
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toss a timing belt on it and sell,, as clean as it looks it should bring a few bucks
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if your still thinking about this (been a while)....it's real easy to get a streetable 300 hp out of the 2.3 and lots more if you have the $...nothing like a 2.3 fox going down the track in 9 sec with it wheels off the ground for the 60'......just type in 2.3 fox on utube
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So....Ed....what's the decision? Turbo 2.3?! 5.0 Transplant? Coyote 5.0 transplant??!!
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Yeah, it's still out there. Haven't decided what to do with it yet. It's kinda on the way back burner for now...
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Wait... Gary, is that you?
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lol username threw me off for a minute.
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