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LEADS on T-Bird/Cougar Stuff For Sale / I spy with my little eye, All original 87 XR-7
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On the East coast of Canada, not Toronto as listed, if anyone is interested.
$10,000 Canadian or about $7,500 US.
Don't bother contacting him if you plan to offer less.

T-Bird/Cougar Parts & Cars WANTED / 302 Engine block side motor mount plates
I have come across a non internet guy who desperately needs the top half of the motor mounts.
That plate that bolts to the engine.
He insists that Foxbody mustang mounts will not work.
He has an 88 TC that is about to get a 5.0

If you can't help, advice would help.

Thanks in advance
T-Bird/Cougar Parts & Cars FOR SALE / My 88 project is for sale. If anyone in Ontario Canada is interested. all

My retirement did not last long.

My part time job has just turned into a full time job.

I need to part with this project and focus on my original 88

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LEADS on T-Bird/Cougar Stuff For Sale / The coolest Foxbody for sale currently 1985 Dale Jarret tibute
I am always watching the market.
A sometimes, costly hobby.
I could easily drive this around this summer !;sa=tmpattach;attach=post_tm;sa=tmpattach;attach=post_tmp_6239_b0168617bcf49c3e4303664a00b58b44;topic=0p_6239_d237faddbcb16fed8f92e6d573d60a52;topic=0
User Rides / 88 XR-7 Project "Save this ol car"
Right from the start of the Fox bodies I have always liked them.

My father worked for Ford where the Fairmonts were assembled for a few years.

I have owned 3, 1980 Thunderbirds, one a Silver Anniversary model that was too rough to save.

My first new car was an 87 Thunderbird LX Sport.

Unfortunately I missed as red light six months later.

As the original owner of an 88 XR-7, that I still have, I share you love of these cars.

I spotted the Red one for sale in 2017 but I was too busy to even go see it.

It had some equipment on it, Like a Tremec TKO 5 speed and the top of the line MSD ignition system.

It disappeared on-line so I forgot about it.

About 8 months later, it appeared on-line again, minus the 5-speed and the ignition.

The seller, now just wanted to part it out and was not interested in selling it whole.

I offered him a fair price it Red/Red was on it's way.

I have been hunting and gathering a few parts that I needed and even found a whole Blue/Blue Cougar parts cat that had stuff on it that I never thought I needed.

The motor I am using has been in the corner of my shop since 2012.;sa=tmpattach;attach=post_tmp_6239_d378af0155b53a8663ce0cc40fd30f1d;topic=40946
Other Vehicles / Bringing home a new tow vehicle
I have always had fun, over the years, towing the Cougars to where the need to go,

However when I went to rent a tow dolly in August, U-Haul refused because my hitch was only rated for 3,500 pounds,
Engine Tech / Plenum Dilemma
My parts car came with a nice shiny Plenum in the back seat.

I had assumed is came off the car but when I went to install it, I noticed it was different.

I googled some Mustang pics and I can see that both types were used.

OK my knowledgeable friends,

Why the difference ?

Thanks in advance.
Exhaust / Change of direction, advice needed
The elimination of Emissions testing in Ontario has given me thoughts of leaving the track style exhaust on my project car.

With the discovery that the exhaust manifolds on the donor engine are not useable, my mind is made up.

Before I buy anything, I need your help !

Do these pipes look like the were used with shorty headers ?

What do you think ?

Audio & Other Aftermarket Electronics / 1988 Excalibur Dash
My red XR-7 project has an early 90s Pioneer system in it.

It sounds good but I was going to put it back to original with stock parts.

I have now decided that the next owner will probably just chuck the OEM and put what they want in anyways.

I might as well keep my valuable stack of stock electronics to my self !

This kit car on eBay has sold me on doing a double din system.