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my brother picked up this 302 78 Mustang II and for the longest time didnt want to do anything to hurt the value of it but as we know they never really brought any big money. Now he has done alot in the last 5 years...347 stroker running 10.60s/6.80s having fun!
check him out...MustangII on 2 wheels

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Saleen S/C 3.2 pulley. Chris Rose tune.

Hot Rod cams, GT500 pumps, CHE goodies on the rear, 4.10's, KOOKS/ O/R X pipe with PYPES Violators, Spydershaft, TCI 3500 stall, PA deep tranny pan. Meziere w/p,M&H 325/45/17 DRs.
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my brother picked up this 302 78 Mustang II and for the longest time didnt want to do anything to hurt the value of it but as we know they never really brought any big money. Now he has done alot in the last 5 years...347 stroker running 10.60s/6.80s having fun!
check him out...MustangII on 2 wheels

Now...you GOTTA respect that!

Keep in mind that all American auto makers were in big trouble in the 70s, quality issues, fuel crisis and starting to feel the pinch of the Japanese, it's surprising that at least Chrysler didn't go out of business. Yeah, the Mustang II was a glorified Pinto, but Chevy built the Vega, and the Camaro was a 2 ton white elephant. AMC darkened the American auto manufacturer's door with the Pacer and the Matador...ech!!!

Not to offend anyone who likes these cars, just adding my opinion. Then again, I was 5 years old in 1974...so what do I know?

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thank you car turns heads. clean little ride.

Saleen S/C 3.2 pulley. Chris Rose tune.

Hot Rod cams, GT500 pumps, CHE goodies on the rear, 4.10's, KOOKS/ O/R X pipe with PYPES Violators, Spydershaft, TCI 3500 stall, PA deep tranny pan. Meziere w/p,M&H 325/45/17 DRs.
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Look and weep gentlemen! That wasn't so long after the "cool" Mustangs were out there. In five to ten years, that will be the [sob] s197-II.

We'll be so happy to have bought ours when we did.

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'78 Mustang II Hatchback was my first car. It was white with red interior. Standard 4 speed / 4 cyl. I still love that car, although it didn't stand up well to the head on crash I subjected it to! I have a plastic model of that year that I need to build. Ah, memories!
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2006 Black, GT, spoiler delete, five speed, leather, custom welded straight pipes with resonators, sequential turn signals, Hurst Pro Performance shifter. FRPP 4.10s with Motive bearing kit, Spydershaft one piece aluminum driveshaft, w/ Spicer 1330 U-joints, Steeda UCA and LCAs, chrome moly panhard rod. bye bye wheel hop, hello traction! SCT XCalII, BBK CAI, ZEX 100 shot.
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thats too cool

Saleen S/C 3.2 pulley. Chris Rose tune.

Hot Rod cams, GT500 pumps, CHE goodies on the rear, 4.10's, KOOKS/ O/R X pipe with PYPES Violators, Spydershaft, TCI 3500 stall, PA deep tranny pan. Meziere w/p,M&H 325/45/17 DRs.
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My first brand new car was a 77 black/gold Cobra II. Very front heavy. Rear springs had to be replaced. Burnt oil from day one. Fun to drive though in a straight line. Does not come close to the current S197 though. Handles way better and even the the 4.6L is smaller it has about twice the power.
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thats too cool
It's an abandoned vehicle, in a gas station parking area . Been there a while and has two "Move-it-or-we-tow-it" stickers on the driver's window.

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It's an abandoned vehicle, in a gas station parking area . Been there a while and has two "Move-it-or-we-tow-it" stickers on the driver's window.
Dude, other than the bottom being red, that's it!

I wish I could tow it off for them!
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Back in high school and college, a pal had one of these beasts - IN THAT COLOR. Robin's egg blue exterior, interior, steering wheel, carpeting, everything...in baby blue. Granted, I was driving a Plymouth hatchback at the time - but it was black, dammit!

One night, he was driving a few of us, including a new boyfriend of a girl we knew. New Guy got into the car, looked around, and made a comment we still talk about over a few drinks.

"Phil. Your car. It's so f*!king BLUE."

As for the Mustang II - my theory is, it was the seventies. People were wearing polyester and hanging out at discos. AMC was building both the Pacer and the Gremlin. It could have been worse. And, above all else, it's still a Mustang. It grows on you. Just not in that color.
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2 of my friends had them in the late 80's. One was a pokey 4 cyl and the other was an 8cyl. That think was actually kind of quick. It would smoke the tires like crazy. It was a plast doing donuts in something so short.
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