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  1. 5.0L Tech
    My mother used to have a old 86 GT. it had overheating problems so sadly we had to sell it. we checked the whole engine plus had it shippied off for testing all tests came back fine (they actually said for the original block, it looked almost new) the block had no cracks or anything. the b303...
  2. 5.0L Tech
    I recently purchased an '86 GT. I was curious to know if adding an intake would be recommended. I've heard differing opinions from friends. What would your take be?
  3. 5.0L Tech
    Hello everyone. I have a 1986 ford mustang gt. V8 5.0. It has several mods. Cold air intake, 70mm throttle body and spacer. Msd ignition/coil. It all started with a very bad idle, now in neutral it idles at about 100 to 300 rpms and blows black smoke out of the exhaust. Also sounds really...
  4. 5.0L Tech
    Hi there, Need help with wiring. We are trying to fit 90 harness with the 86 dash. Tips or opinions greatly appreciated Thanks
  5. Mustang Tech
    Hi. I'm building a 4-cyl dirt modified with a 2.3L and 4 speed manual out of an 86 Mustang. Looking for transmission fluid type and capacity. Thanks alot! Elliot
  6. Introductions
    Hello, I recently decided to inherit my mothers 1986 5.0 GT convertible. When I say decided I mean that if I did not want the car, she would keep it. Since a child I loved the car but in the 2004 my dad decided to buy a 2004 mustang GT and then the 1986 got parked. My mom occasionally drove the...
  7. Introductions
    How do i remove the ignition switch cylinder on a 1986 Ford Mustang?
  8. Introductions
    Hello, I'm new to the mustang world. I just traded a 1972 dodge swinger for a 1986 mustang with gt body kit. The title says 1986 Ford lx/gt. I did a vin search one of those generic vin things online and one said that it was a saleen 150 whatever that means..? So I'm trying to really break it...
  9. 5.0L Tech
    i took apart the top of the intake manifold to replace the gasket. now i have a problem i cant seem to remember where some of the hoses go... so if someone could send me the diagram you would be a life saver!! thanks
  10. 5.0L Tech
    Hey everyone, so I've accomplished one of my life dreams, which is owning a mustang :) Last week, I bought a used 1986 5.0 mustang convertible and the original owner told me during the test drive that the catalytic converter rattles sometimes but then goes away. I was informed that this means...
  11. 5.0L Tech
    Hey all new member here but i have been a long time user of allfordmustangs...but now i have a question!!! I have a 83 gt convertable with a crate 86 ho 5.0,victor jr. intake,edelbrock 4 barrel carb and it is bored 40 over! i just got it started about two weeks ago and have got my timing on and...
  12. 5.0L Tech
    I just bought a 1986 Ford Mustang GT convertible with a stock Ford Premium Sound System. I am going to upgrade the entire audio system, but I keep seeing different speaker sizes. I would appreciate anyone telling me what speaker sizes are in this car. Thanks!
  13. 2.3L Talk
    hey everyone, i have an 86 mustang 2.3L 4 speed manual, is there anyone who has any diagrams of the transmission?
  14. Introductions
    hi i have a 1986 mustang with the 3.8L v6 but i let it idle and warm up everyday i filled up the radiator and the overflow tank to where they were supposed to be a few days ago. i looked at it today and nothing in the overflow tank but still in the radiator. while running the exhaust has a...
  15. 5.0L Tech
    Hello. Recently I have been having some difficulties shifting, especially into first. When I go to take off from a dead stop at a light the shifter will pop out, make a loud bang noise, and scares the hell out of my passengers. It started out as taking one or two tries to put it into gear...
  16. 5.0L Tech
    Just bought a 1986 mustang LX V6, but there no engine and I have a 5.0 engine from a 1992 mustang GT. I need to know what's parts will fit universally or with little fabrication into the 1986 from the 1992. ie: interior such as seats, dash and gauge cluster, and the center console. Exterior will...
  17. 5.0L Tech
    i have a 1986 GT, im about to buy the eibach lowering springs for that taunting mustang look theyre reasonably priced, now when i get them on..im hearing that i need camber and caster plates for alignment.. but those are reaaallly expensive for my application what do those plates do exactly? thanks
  18. Introductions
    What's up everyone! I bought my 1986 Mustang GT in 2004 with 95k original miles in New Mexico. Now its up to 105k miles in SD. Its has the 5.0L HO with a manual transmission. Not too many mods, as I don't know a lot about cars, except for an MSD coil, distributor, and wires, K&N a/f...
  19. 2.3L Tech
    I have a 1986 Mustang LX 2.3L with an automatic transmission. Yes the engine with 88 horsepower. After this winter I want to put the 2.3L turbo engine with a manual transmission. I have no idea what im doing or how to do anything. I have no idea what to get or how much it would cost to do this...
  20. Introductions
    My husband and I wanted a fixer-upper car to tinker with. He wanted something that was a bit more "muscle-y" and I just wanted a convertible! I actually wanted something a little more "boxy" and 80s. So, when we found a 1986 Mustang on Craigslist for $600 we were thrilled. Seems to have...
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