Some Things Never Change...

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It's been quite some time since I've had a Mustang to call my own. I've had a few in the past, but as with most everyone's life at some point, other priorities took precedence. I stepped away from cars for a while, but for the best reasons. However, I must say it is refreshing to be back in the driver's seat, and thankfully I am in the position now to take advantage of it.

I picked the Twister II up from a gentlemen in Gardner, Kansas, about a 15 minute drive from my home town. I had browsed Craigslist for months, with nothing really catching my attention, or being in my price range. I had set out looking for an 87-93 as I had in the past as I am much more familiar with them. I will admit, four-eye foxes were not my cup of tea in my younger years, but I have acquired a taste for them as I have gotten older, much the same as I felt about notchbacks.

When I first came across the Twister I knew very little about them. I think my first introduction to them was when GMP released the model years ago. After doing my research I thought it was a piece of history that warranted preserving and learning a few new things along the way. And oh how I have learned a few things in the first few months of ownership! [B] I learned quickly that four-eye Mustangs are different from the aero's in many more ways than I thought![/B] I literally learn something everyday, and this drives me to appreciate these cars even more.

My first few months have been filled with much reading, and studying wiring diagrams, as this is the cars weak spot. It suffers from wiring issues in the engine bay as most foxes do at some point. However, after hours of searching and studying, the repair and refurbishment of the engine bay wiring is beginning to come together.

The car's body is solid, Car Fax shows no history of reported accidents. This is the car's strong point. The car has little to no rust and the interior is complete and requires little work as well. The drivetrain seems strong, but the clutch is beginning to feel weak, and I will probably replace this in the Spring. It is my hope to wrap up the engine bay wiring over the winter along with some cleaning and refurbishment of some miscellaneous engine parts and get the carburetor tuned and dialed in. I hope to have it cruise ready and reliable by late Spring. If all of that goes well I will start the interior in the Summer.

I hope to update the blog frequently with pictures and updates as I go along. Feel free to ask any questions along the way! As always, this project wouldn't be moving along if it weren't from the help and support from the members of this site. This site has been a life saver. Thank you all who have assisted me in the infancy of this project. - Mitch
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