1993 Ford Mustang LX
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The LX is a 1993 Ford Mustang LX Hatchback with a 5.0 V8 and a Borg-Warner T-5 5-speed manual transmission that came to me as a project car and that I've never had on the road.
I'm a rather stubborn, determined individual, and little shows that as clearly as my journey with the LX project.
Purchased in September of 2005, this '93 LX was bought as the previous owner had begun to modify it, but not yet completed it. Although I had test driven it at one point, it has never run while I've owned it.
My first goal with this 160,000-mile beauty is to get it back on the road in stock form, assess its driving characteristics, then begin the process of modifying it to my liking.
Although, originally the LX project was intended to be an extensively modified street bruiser, what I will do with it now is up in the air — and only time will tell what happens to it.
Some cars are too special to go to the junk heap in the sky.
Maintenance & Repairs
I've needed a convenient way to pump up the tires on my cars for years, but haven't ever gotten around to doing anything about it.
Read on to see how well it performed.
Recently, after doing a search for information on plating I discovered that, today, the term plating is commonly referred to in cooking circles for the artistic presentation of meals on plates.
Summer's fast approaching and if you're still stuck at home, it might be time to get wrenching on that project you've been meaning to work on.
I don't know, maybe "big boned" is more socially acceptable nowadays?
Third generation Mustangs — those built from 1979 to 1993 — may very well be history's most popular performance car. After all, they were immortalized in pop culture and spent more than a decade at the top of the performance food chain.
In Fox Body Mustang Restoration: 1979-1993, author Jim Smart gives you a brief history of these cars before showing you an inside look at what it takes to return one of these automotive icons to the road.
Check out this review to see if this book has been what you're looking for to get you rolling in your own 5.0.
One of the more difficult aspects of building a structure is figuring out how much space is needed.
The other night I was in the Old Classics and Performance Garage and it was damned cold.
Rear ends and drivelines are often poorly understood by automotive enthusiasts and professionals alike and author Joseph Palazzolo understands that.
In his book High-Performance Differentials, Axles and Drivelines he packs 144 pages full of interesting and relevant information on the subject.
If you're looking to understand your rear end or rear ends in general, then take a look at my review of High-Performance Differentials, Axles and Drivelines to see if this is the book for you.
I like car butts and I cannot lie.
The end of 2019 has made me a smidge nostalgic — not for 2019, but for the cars like my '95 Mustang GT.
Like me, most of the cars I like don't do well in winter weather.
Tire pressure on the Cobalt SS/SC with the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires is finicky.
I've picked up a new habit: Adventure Coffee.
For years I avoided cars that require a scan tool for diagnostic work.
Once I was forced to buy them (I've owned three, so far), I avoided working on them.
Only recently have I run into a problem with the Cobalt SS/SC that I actually benefitted from having a scan tool, so I broke down and bought one.
After extensive research, the tool I chose to purchase was an OTC OBD I & II Scan Tool (P/N 3211). It straddles the line between cost and professional capabilities.
Follow along with this review to see how I was able to use it and how well it worked for me.
Happy New Year!
Ever spliced a connector onto an otherwise good harness because the original broke? Do you need to do it to an '87-'93 5.0 Mustang? How about the MAF connector? You don't have to splice one in — they can be replaced without cutting or damaging the wiring. Here's how.
The manual transmission is a fairly simple device, but even understanding how one works isn't enough to know how to properly rebuild or modify it. This book provides a great deal of knowledge that will help you with everything from a T5 behind a plebeian four-cylinder to a Muncie “Rock Crusher” channeling the power of a big block used for drag or road racing.
It finally happened.
An easy, cost effective, and efficient way to throw some light on a project.
Environment, people, and substrate safe degreaser/all-purpose cleaner and rust removers.
My Speed Demon makes me do things that other people don't understand.