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Messages - thunderjet302

Body/Appearance/Interior / Re: Seat Covers
The only aftermarket covers are the ones that fit the Sport/Turbo Coupe seats, since the are the same as Fox Mustang seats.

Otherwise you're going to have to visit an upholstery shop to get the seats covered professionally. 
Suspension/Steering / Re: NEW 10 hole wheels
Would ya look at that:

Now if LMR could make them in 16 or 17 inch sizes I'd be all over that. I doubt they could enlarge them though. It would probably throw the proportions of the holes off.

Agreed, if they could make them in a 5-lug 17x8 & 9's to clear 13" Cobra brakes and still able to make them look proportionally correct, I would think they would be a decent seller.

Yup. I'd be a buyer if they were 17X8 or 17X9.
Suspension/Steering / Re: NEW 10 hole wheels
So are the wheels 5.0 Resto is selling refinished factory wheels or new castings?

If these were made in a 17X8 size I'd be all over them. I like the look but the size isn't cutting it for me with the way my car is set up.
Misc Tech / Re: Throttle to gas pedal cable
Evidently the thread I listed did not make it in the migration to the new board.

Found the part numbers for the Mustangs again.  Based this off of a 93 Ford Mustang 5.0

Automatic Trans  - E6SZ-9A758-A
Manual Trans - E6ZZ-9A758-A

Why is there a different part number for the manual vs. automatic cable? They should be the same part, at least on the throttle body end. The two cables should also be the same length. Is the attachment at the throttle pedal in the car different between the two?
User Rides / Re: Back in a fox. 1988 Turbo Coupe. The life journal.
I'm glad it's handling better. I get the softer springs though. I have 98 Mustang GT convertible springs all around. They aren't the firmest things and there is still some body roll but it's much better than stock. The stiff bushings front and rear help though. I assume like me you didn't want to go nuts with a non-dedicated track toy. If you've got to street drive the car the softer springs are going to ride much better over crappy roads. When I was younger I wanted the springs and all suspension components as stiff as possible. Now that I'm in my 30's compliant and firm is great, as it doesn't beat my kidneys to death.

Subframes are going to make a huge difference. I bet the car handles even better with them. 
User Rides / Re: Work In Progress.
IIRC 89-92 Thunderbird SC wheel center caps might fit those wheels as well.

Those stickers look great BTW.
Engine Tech / Re: Having Trouble with Accelerator/Throttle Cable
Does the cable open the throttle all the way? Some of the aftermarket cables are too short and won't open the throttle all the way. Double check that first.

If you want a more responsive throttle you can put a small nylon spacer between the ferrule on the end of the throttle cable and the piece that clips into the throttle pedal. That will take up any slack.
User Rides / Re: BlueBird
Well this is getting cool fast.

Do you have to change the K-member out? I recall that early Fox chassis cars with the 3.3 had a different K-member.
User Rides / Re: Back in a fox. 1988 Turbo Coupe. The life journal.
BMR makes some good springs. Should hopefully give you a decent combo of ride and handling.

If it makes you feel any better I have the same MM rear lower arms and my car still has the quad shocks installed. The brackets are on the car and the quad shocks don't rub the tires so I just left them in place.

I'm interested to hear how the MM panhard bar works out for you. Mostly how much of an improvement you feel in day to day and spirited street driving. I haven't picked one up due to some house repairs and travel eating up my car fund money. Hopefully next year.