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suicidekings

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Ive been guilty of starting 3 build threads and not finishing them or getting offered a good amount for the car so I sell it. For that reason I won't officially start a build thread on this one. Just pictures.

I wasn't even looking for a fox.... but here we are.

The car is a 1985 LX 4 cylinder auto car with 37k original miles on it. I am the 3rd owner, owned by an old lady for many years in norther cali then bought for a high school aged girl who drove it from Sophomore year through second year in college. The car fires right up with a stab of the key, you have to watch the tach to know its running its so smooth. shifts are smooth and crisp as you would expect from a new car.

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Im really torn on what route to take. If I go coyote then I will be married to the car and will never make a profit if I sell. If I leave it bone stock then I could flip a profit. If I drop in a SBE 302 with heads cam and a carb and t5 swap it, it would be a fun car to cruise but may break even after all is said and done or maybe make a few bucks.

Being married to the car may not be a bad idea but I hate being married to them. Most likely I will document a lot of stuff on my IG @suicidekings2.
 

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Nice find. Thing is mint. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that color on a fox.


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Nice find. Thing is mint. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that color on a fox.


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its something crazy like 1 of 39 in this color. Strange thing is I know two other guys who I talk to often have the same car.

Diego's factory V8 auto car.

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Mikes "trailer park queen" factory v6 car now 408 Windsor.

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7.3 sounds good to me too. I can’t believe you know where two more of them are. Good stuff.


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Subscribing. Will be interesting to see which direction you go.
I kind of like the 7.3 swap idea. Mild cam and lots of torque with modern reliability.
The Coyote is still king for boosted performance, but for a street ride, lots of potential with 445+ cid!
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Anyone that says leave it stock has never owned a 4cyl mustang. These things are the slowest vehicle on the road. Their 1/4 mile ET is quicker than their zero to sixty - In the 20s.

My vote is also 7.3L just because it’s something different and these light cars work well with big block torque.
 

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Does OP just happen upon these cars, or does he have lines in the water all over and someone bites?
 

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You must be the top dog in the 4 eyed fox den. Awesome find.

I don't know about that, but makes me happy to hear a comment like that!

Does OP just happen upon these cars, or does he have lines in the water all over and someone bites?

Nope, no lines out there actually. Stumbled upon this one. My red 86 that was a copy of my 85 I did have lines out for that car.

Man that thing is clean! I like the two tone seats. If it were me, I'd leave it the way it is. I'd buy something that's NOT all original and modify that.

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This is exactly what I was thinking.



As for the 7.3, I think it sounds cool in theory but for the amount of money and time that would need to go into that id rather just have a blown 302 or a 363. Coyote kinda feels the same to me, its been done so many times just lost its luster. Kinda want a factory feel 300 whp 302 and just cruise it.
 

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Wow man this is one of the cleanest 4 eye foxes I've ever seen.

Really like the staggered pony wheels. Agreed leave it alone.

If you absolutely had to mod it perhaps a 75 shot to help with passing or merging on the highway?

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