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    Quote Originally Posted by jpc647 View Post
    Would love another 87/88, but they're aren't many nice ones, and those that are just aren't worth $10,000
    Exactly. Was just alot of wishful thinking on the part of the author. Even the nicest examples around sell in the $5K range now. Maybe in another 20yrs they will be around $7-8K at most. It's just not a very desired car at this point in time.

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    Its a good read...if abit untrue....as a XR7 owner I would have loved an 1988 XR7 with 220 w/ dual exhaust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM Renzo View Post
    Just for laughs all the cars are cool except!!!

    ESCORT GT. NOT HAPPENING

    4 door LTD NOT HAPPENING. Maybe a 2 door but sketchy!!!

    EXP TURBO not making it !!

    SHO even though i had one it is a TAXI CAB with a big engine. YUCKIE DUCKIE
    A 2 door would have been very COOL !!! Other than the front wheel drive.

    The others were neat and COOL!!!

    There are plenty of enthusiasts of those cars that would not so politely tell you to piss off, myself included.
    Bet ya didn't know there's been a few folks to swap in a 2.3t (albeit in the fwd format) into an EGT. I briefly considered this in '06 when I parted my TC, but lack of disposable income and the necessary fab skills to make the mounts, brackets and other stuff needed made sure it never got past the "i wish I could.." stage.

    I have an Escort GT..the 2 years I drove it...was a very fun car. Not exactly a rocket, even by 1996 standards, it was good on gas, a hoot to drive, and small enough to toss around on corners on quiet 2 lane country blacktops.

    It would be totally tits to have an ecoboost 4 cyl in it....or even tube frame it, and drop in a new 5.0 engine. That would be nice...a 26 year old compact economy car with some throbbin' Ford power....beating up some of those ugly new Camaros.
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    I have an Escort GT..the 2 years I drove it...was a very fun car. Not exactly a rocket, even by 1996 standards, it was good on gas, a hoot to drive, and small enough to toss around on corners on quiet 2 lane country blacktops.
    I drove an 1986 EXP for a few years in the early 90's, it was also a blast on the country roads, gravel though.

    SHO even though i had one it is a TAXI CAB with a big engine. YUCKIE DUCKIE
    A 2 door would have been very COOL !!! Other than the front wheel drive.
    My daily driver is a 1994 SHO, the rockers and quarters are starting to rust away and would love to find a mint 1994ish wagon to put the motor, frt clip and cladding onto. So would that be a DOUBLE YUCKIE DUCKIE ? LOL

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    I know I started this thread on a clean slate...please don't turn this subject into another shouting match as this was not my intention fella's.
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    Hey Tom

    I read that somewhere in the 90's...not on the internet. about the SHO engine...for Ford's failed mid-egine sports car, they where designing in the mid 80's.
    Yeah It would have made 300hp at 8000. Also ford didnt want to deal with the accessories it woul have had to made to survive the rpms...

    On the list I have owned TC's, XR7(duh), Escort(dont ask as Im 6'6"), SHO,....I would have liked to own...LTD LX, 86 Capri 5.0 T-tops

    Like I said...its a fun read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercury-man View Post
    I know I started this thread on a clean slate...please don't turn this subject into another shouting match as this was not my intention fella's.


    It's just a crying shame that happens.
    Thanks again Dan for this great article!!


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    I wish I could find another LTD LX. I loved that car.
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    I like those as well. They make real nice sleepers


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    A few years ago, i saw an article in one of the Mustang rags. Some feller had slapped a Mustang clip onto an LTD LX, or possibly a fairmont. Was pretty slick, and IIRC he used the 4 eyed style. Double win.

    Nahh, I was just givin' Tom a little static, all in good humor, nothing personal. It'll stop here.

    Yes, as far as a Camaro fetish, I'd love either a '72, or one of the later 80's IROC Z cars. Of course, it's have to end up with an LS engine...but first I need to get some more done to my two main cars right now.
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