1 2 3
Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/26/20 8:58 a.m.
Ranger50 said:

surpriseno

Still love them, just love an AMX more.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/27/20 12:16 p.m.

Somebody please buy this.

Cadman5
Cadman5 Reader
2/27/20 1:22 p.m.

STOP TEMPTING ME!! Why, oh why, do you have to be sooo close? (Snohomish/Woodinville)

BTW, the photo does show a bit of rust on the pass front fender. How prevalent is rust elsewhere? Do you know if it was a rust belt car at one time?

For those of us who are un-initiated in the Mustang club, is this basically a fox body but with T-bird clothes? Or entirely different?

What's the reliability of this era Ford product and this drivetrain?

KyAllroad (Jeremy)
KyAllroad (Jeremy) UltimaDork
2/27/20 1:40 p.m.

In reply to Cadman5 :

Mine (with 250,000 miles on it) ran like a champ and survived monthly visits to the rev limiter.  The floor mat would slip sometimes and pin the throttle to the floor.  This made for an exciting couple of moments as it usually happened in second gear as you'd try to keep it pointed straight with one hand while scrabbling around with your other hand to pull the floor mat back.

**you kids today with your floor mats that have hooks to keep them in place just don't know the thrill ride you've missed out on.

GCrites80s
GCrites80s Reader
2/27/20 5:58 p.m.

^The Prius lawsuits ruined it all

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/27/20 6:57 p.m.

In reply to Cadman5 :

The spots on the fender are from the paint being missing there. There are a few cosmetic spots under the trunk lid lip, too. No actual rust anywhere. Always a WA car.

It is a fox body, but unique. Longer control arms, wider track, longer wheelbase. 90% if fox Mustang mechanical stuff works, including SN95 and new edge upgrades including the IRS. 

Reliability is almost on par with gravity. EECIV is super easy to diagnose, and all the ECM's are all hacked. Every parts house carries what you need.

Did I mention the permanent WA collector plates?

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/27/20 7:01 p.m.

 

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/29/20 11:40 p.m.

I almost got stabbed after driving the car three hours to deliver it to a guy who turned out to be a scammer.

SnowMongoose
SnowMongoose SuperDork
3/1/20 12:09 a.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Glad you're unstabbed.
Story time!

Cadman5
Cadman5 Reader
3/1/20 1:45 a.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Whoa Dude, that's crazy. Glad you are OK. 

KyAllroad (Jeremy)
KyAllroad (Jeremy) UltimaDork
3/1/20 7:25 a.m.

In reply to Javelin :

You drove it 3 hours to DELIVER it?  Yeah, no.  Buyers come to me now.

And whenever cash is being exchanged, I'm strapped.  Better paranoid and safe than perforated.

Tell us the story!

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/1/20 9:25 a.m.

In reply to KyAllroad (Jeremy) :

I'm not normally this stupid, I'm blaming it on the steroids my doctor put me on. This person had been emailing for two weeks and I sent them photos of every little scratch and dent, the whole history of the car, and the YouTube videos. They supposedly lived on the southern Oregon coast about 6 hours away. They offered me $200 over asking to meet them halfway in Eugene, and future Mrs. Javelin was down for a road trip, so we went for it.

The second I got there this guy starts legit yelling at me for a dent in the hood, that I sent him photos of. He then starts pouring over the front of the car and starts yelling at me that the frame is bent. I'm like dude, it's a unibody, and it's got all original paint and all the factory VIN tags on all the parts. He shows me that the very bottom of the core support has some waves in it, like it was scraped on a parking lot curb thing.

I tell the guy okay, you're right, what do you want to do. He's still yelling everything and says "$2000". I tell him have a nice life and he starts getting in my face. At this point FMJ is filming the guy and his wife says "why are you filming" and she says "because I'm scared and he has a knife". I'm like WTF, I didn't even notice, dude has some big ass knife in his belt and he keeps putting his hand on it!

Once the camera was in their faces they got into their truck to leave, still yelling at me the whole time. I got snookered and I feel like E36 M3 about it. FMJ wasn't mad. We went to Oakshire Brewery to have a pint and some amazing Chinese food from a truck and then drove three hours home in two cars.

I wanted to light it on fire and collect the insurance, but it wasn't the car's fault. In fact, the TC ran flipping perfect the whole time. 330-ish miles there and back through hail, rain, and hella traffic.

slowbird
slowbird Dork
3/1/20 12:20 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Yikes!

I think that's a sign you should keep it. wink

Antihero
Antihero GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/1/20 3:42 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Sounds like someone only had $2000 and expected you to give them the aszhat discount

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/1/20 9:30 p.m.

In reply to Antihero :

I want to smack myself for being so stupid.

I should have just lit the damn car on fire.

escort1991
escort1991 Reader
3/1/20 11:15 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Don't beat yourself up on it. I've done more stupid stuff with sales of cars, motorcycles, parts, etc. People are unpredictable when it comes to buying/selling. It's a reason why I stopped flipping motorcycles. 
 

I wish I was closer and had the financial means to jump on this. 

03Panther
03Panther Reader
3/2/20 2:13 a.m.

I think Mrs. Javlin has it right. Do something to distract you from the adrenaline rush, and move past the inevitable self beating faze. 

You didn’t know he’d be an azz hat, and got a nice road trip out the deal. Got reminded that your wife has nice cool head and did things right... what a keeper your blessed with!

shake the dust from your boots and walk on.

Antihero
Antihero GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/2/20 5:42 a.m.
Javelin said:

In reply to Antihero :

I want to smack myself for being so stupid.

I should have just lit the damn car on fire.

I wouldn't say you were stupid, they guy was just an aszhat.

 

Don't light it on fire, it's too nice a turbo coupe. Someone will really love to have it , it'll just take some time

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/2/20 2:39 p.m.

In reply to escort1991 :

Make me an offer!

Toyman01
Toyman01 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/2/20 4:12 p.m.

2926 miles. sad

03Panther
03Panther Reader
3/2/20 4:29 p.m.

I guess it’d be a cruel joke to say $2000? 

Too soon?

seriously, though, cool car. I hope it finds a good home. 

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/2/20 6:43 p.m.
03Panther said:

I guess it’d be a cruel joke to say $2000? 

Too soon?

seriously, though, cool car. I hope it finds a good home. 

I should pull a knife on you!

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke UltraDork
3/2/20 7:09 p.m.

Whew. Crazies are out there. Glad you got out of there with just a verbal altercation!

secretariata
secretariata SuperDork
3/2/20 7:11 p.m.
Toyman01 said:

2926 miles. sad

You could offer a total of $1 per mile if he'll deliver...it would probably be possible for Javelin to clear a tiny bit more than the lunatic's offer & I'm sure you would offer him a beer for his troubles.

;)

03Panther
03Panther Reader
3/2/20 11:44 p.m.
Javelin said:
03Panther said:

I guess it’d be a cruel joke to say $2000? 

Too soon?

seriously, though, cool car. I hope it finds a good home. 

I should pull a knife on you!

Hey, at least I was able to avoid “his may be bigger, but I know how to use mine” earlier!!!

 

1 2 3
Our Preferred Partners
A5krI19HqcNtFB3MWFlp5Ufqz5pgqv0pR3trYpcIVNvirqdqRs17CRvmFkYmGWE6