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Can't make up my mind...

well ive had money in hand to s/c my v6 05 pony but been thinking thats alot of money so im guna give you all the low down Option A buy s/c now be happy Option B take that 4k and buy a classic 65 -70 mustang and restore her into a tribute to elenor but this option has its twist im military and am in hawaii i was planning on giving my dad the money to get it and have him put in in his garage and every month give him income for the car to be worked on and i go home every 6 months on leave so then i can play with her and im getting out in 3 yrs then id have a restored beauty now one other qustion can you put a stock v6 pony in a car show with just apperance mods because i have a lot of elenor stuff being put on and she looks one of a kind esp with the striping sorry so long just a crisis lol


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that would be a hard decision, both have Pros and Cons.
I don't see why you couldn't put the v6 in car shows if you wanted to, I'm not a show person but I think it's more about appearence than anything else.


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old school is the route to go in your situation imo.
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You can put any car in a "car show", it depends on who's hosting and how big is it. Ricers hold their own little shows with 105hp 4 bangers with weed wacker exhaust and spray can paint jobs. I say go with option C. Put a little money in your V6 and put the rest in a CD account for 2 years so that when you get out of the service, you'll have a sufficient chunk of money waiting. Then you can go buy a First generation Mustang and do the work yourself, instead of paying dad to do it.
Personally, I think it's a bit of a waste to supercharge a V6. With your basic mods (intake, exhaust, TB, headers etc.) you can have a great V6. If you want high performance then sell it and get a GT, which will give you an instant increase of 90hp for a base of 300 over the 210. I'm not knocking the V6 because I love em' and bought one for my fiance. I just think that if you're willing to pour a bunch of money into a car for performance, why not start with a better base performer to build on?

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what dakine858 said ^^^^ my reason for saying go old school.
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Don't forget that with going s/c you're not just looking at parts and labor for the s/c. Once you get it installed you're going to need to install limited slip as well as a set of tires to put that power to the ground. LCA's would probably be on the list as well as a new driveshaft. Right there you're looking at an additional $1600-1800 P&L to make the car reasonably useful with all that power.

I agree with Dakine's 'option C.' Put an intake/tune in your v6 and maybe an underdrive pulley and put the rest away. You never know when you might need the 'cushion' for an emergency.

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Don't forget that with going s/c you're not just looking at parts and labor for the s/c. Once you get it installed you're going to need to install limited slip as well as a set of tires to put that power to the ground. LCA's would probably be on the list as well as a new driveshaft. Right there you're looking at an additional $1600-1800 P&L to make the car reasonably useful with all that power.

I agree with Dakine's 'option C.' Put an intake/tune in your v6 and maybe an underdrive pulley and put the rest away. You never know when you might need the 'cushion' for an emergency.
+1 It appears alot of people work up the v6 as a "sleeper" to compete with a GT or other faster base model cars. I am not saying that is, or was your goal. Its your car, and whatever floats your boat...But like others had pointed out, there will be additional supporting mods you will need to look into. Good luck!

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Well thats a good one. old school vs. new high power. Well you only see the old school when you go home, vs. driving the new car every day.


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I agree with Darkine and Black Pony on this one, however, I do not think an s/c on a V-6 is a waste of time, just unnecessary. The following mods are all that you will need to "wake up" the beast in your V-6 and will allow you to pull on a 94-04 stock GT (though a stock s197 V6 with a good driver can do this, as I have), and acquire admiration and respect from the S197 GT crowd. These are the items that are all a part of my future plans and projects for my very own Mustang V-6...

#1 Western MotorsportS (WMS) 2005 Mustang High Velocity Intake System

#2 Race Pages - 2005 Ford Mustang Exhaust System

(go with the Borla Part#: B25140176 with your budget its the best one)

and finally put it all together over here... 2005 Mustang V6 Tune from Alternative Auto Performance

I will be driving to the above location next summer. The package includes the Xcal tuner. They will also dyno your car for an additional charge. I have a friend who went here and he raves about this palce.

This is all you need, dude. Good luck.

Here's some additional info about the intake: http://www.musclemustangfastfords.co...ir_intake.html

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If you have a car that runs, leave it alone and enjoy.

Do some research and search, you have the time, find a 64 1/2 original first year of the Mustang and buy a convertible with ALL the options, or the first year of a particular model with ALL the options. Put it in dry storage, you have the start of an investment.

Now, save money and as you get a little, buy and dry store an original part you will need to restore the baby in the garage. When you are out of the service, get some more education if you want / need, get a good job. Get married and have some kids.

Now when the wife is off shopping and the kids are able to take care of themselves somewhat, you have a toy to play with, paid for, all the parts you need and something to occupy your time and the $$$$ to take care of those little things you did not think of. You will end up with a fully restored original Mustang convertible. A great investment and you have some fun.
I know, you want to do it now, well wait and it will result in a great payoff.

Point is, if you are going to redo a car, get one unique in year or model with all the factory options installed you can on it. As you restore you will not want to wait until you get more money to do something. The anticipation will kill you as it is slowly coming together. Having the ready cash and being able to afford it is more fun, less stress. With the economy "hesitating" I would keep an eye out, look in Hemmings. You never know when someone just "has" to get rid of a car.
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I say supercharge it! If you put a supercharger on it and do some suspension work then your car will be really well balanced with good cornering and good in the straight line. Remember that with the v6 the front to rear weight ratio is almost 50/50, so it should carve corners like a dream!

Also, vintage mustangs are always tempting because they look so awesome but don't forget that they take A LOT of time and effort to restore and they will be slower and less manuverable then a newer mustang. Either way good luck
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