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    Default 1983 GL 5.0L, 5 speed, Teal, T-Top hatch

    In Olmsted Falls, Ohio, west side of Cleveland. Odometer reads 124k, engine has less than 2k. Asking $6750. Details below. PM me for phone number.

    I bought this back in college, many years ago, from a high school friend. It went from daily driver to garage furniture to project car. Time to let it go though, as I am on to another project. I'd really like this car to have a home where someone likes the 4-eye Mustangs, so no better place than here to post it.


    Original T-5 manual transmission, converted 8.8” 3.27-1 rear end, 5 lug conversion and brake upgrade - ’95 spindles with ’01 front disk brakes, ’88 T-bird Turbo coupe rear disk brakes & Ranger axles.
    Full-length, welded subframe connectors.
    Custom rear suspension – fabricated lower control arms, torque arm, watt’s link
    BBK specific rate springs – 650#/in front, 260 #/in rear, Bilstein struts and shocks, adjustable camber plates and sway bar end links. Poly bushings front and rear. Swaybars – stock front, rear from ’92 GT.
    “Bullitt” steering rack with Maximum Motorsports solid steering shaft joint.
    Sherwin Williams teal, with silver accents and stainless lower panels.
    Centerline Zenith 5-lug wheels
    Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 225/50R16 (May, 2017)
    Upgraded headlights, LED marker lights.
    Dual AGM, low-mass batteries with disconnect.
    Covercraft all-weather cover

    1988 Mustang 5.0 short-block; rebuilt by Bill Klein of North Olmsted, OH (2010, currently <2k miles)
    0.030” over-bore, stock stroke, Keith Black hypereutectic pistons, reconditioned stock rods & crank. ARP rod bolts. 6 quart oil pan, windage tray, high volume oil pump.
    Crane cams Powermax 2030
    Intake: 0.533 lift, 270 duration
    Exhaust : 0.544 lift, 278 duration
    @ 0.050 lift
    Intake opens 1 BTDC, closes 35 ABDC, max lift 107 ATDC, dur. 216
    Exhaust opens 47 BBDC, closes 7 BTDC, max lift 117 BTDC, dur 220
    1990 E7TE heads – stock valves with 3-angle valve job.
    Gasket matched and home-ported (runner and bowl area).
    Ford Motorsport full roller rockers, 1.6 ratio.
    Crane Cams matched spring set (6500 rpm valve float)
    Compression ratio ~10 to 1.
    Weiand stealth 8020 intake manifold.
    Hedman Torque-Step headers, with Swain ceramic coating (inside and out).
    Custom stainless full length dual exhaust:
    3”-2.5” reducers, 2.5” catalytics, X-pipe, Corsa straight-through canister mufflers.
    MSD distributor.
    Set @ 15 deg. baseline advance. 20 deg. mechanical advance (35 total) @ 3000 rpm.
    MSD 6AL ignition box, 5800 rpm cut-off.
    Full accessories:
    High volume mechanical water pump. (195 deg. thermostat) Aftermarket aluminum radiator, “Cougar” dual electric fans, hood vents.
    Power steering pump, 2G Gen2 Ford / Mustang 75 amp alternator.
    No air conditioning. Auto-Meter tach. Relocated shifter handle on Hurst.
    Holley 650 CFM Street HP, mechanical secondaries. Tuned at CRT, Norwalk, OH, August, 2018. 235 WHP (243 corrected), 278 lbs/ft (288 corrected).

    Areas that need attention – Engine needs a rear main seal (leaks), clutch holds fine but is old, should be upgraded to 10.5” (flywheel available). Some body rust – at windshield header and on hatch lid – solid underneath. No rear speakers for radio.
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    Last edited by Bman83GL; 08-08-2020 at 06:53 AM. Reason: Updated asking price $6750
    83GL with '88 302. Project car for street / autocross / open track events.
    SB by Bill Klein, N. O., OH: (~10-1), Crane 2030, E7TE ported heads, 1.6 roller rockers, Stealth w stock carb rejetted 0.062 p, 0.070 s, 6.5" PV, MSD dist Mech advance only; headers, 2.5" duals - CRT-tuned: 246 HP & 275 #/ft
    T-5, ’95 spindles w/ ’02 brakes, 8.8” 3.27 rear, ’88 T-bird TC brakes & 5-lug axles. Fabricated rear LCAs, TA, Watt’s. BBK springs, TRX front bar, '88 rear bar.

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    FEP Power Member Bryan Knebworth's Avatar
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    GL Hatchbacks are VERY uncommon. Hadn't seen one in about 30 years.

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    It's the unusual combination of GT/5.0L driveline with an "upscale?" interior. It had the TRX wheels and tires when I got it. Those hockey pucks are long gone.
    83GL with '88 302. Project car for street / autocross / open track events.
    SB by Bill Klein, N. O., OH: (~10-1), Crane 2030, E7TE ported heads, 1.6 roller rockers, Stealth w stock carb rejetted 0.062 p, 0.070 s, 6.5" PV, MSD dist Mech advance only; headers, 2.5" duals - CRT-tuned: 246 HP & 275 #/ft
    T-5, ’95 spindles w/ ’02 brakes, 8.8” 3.27 rear, ’88 T-bird TC brakes & 5-lug axles. Fabricated rear LCAs, TA, Watt’s. BBK springs, TRX front bar, '88 rear bar.

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    My first car was an 83 Mustang GL Hatch with 4spd w/overdrive 2.3. It had the sport interior (netted halo headrest) which I thought was odd.
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    Changed asking price to $7500.
    83GL with '88 302. Project car for street / autocross / open track events.
    SB by Bill Klein, N. O., OH: (~10-1), Crane 2030, E7TE ported heads, 1.6 roller rockers, Stealth w stock carb rejetted 0.062 p, 0.070 s, 6.5" PV, MSD dist Mech advance only; headers, 2.5" duals - CRT-tuned: 246 HP & 275 #/ft
    T-5, ’95 spindles w/ ’02 brakes, 8.8” 3.27 rear, ’88 T-bird TC brakes & 5-lug axles. Fabricated rear LCAs, TA, Watt’s. BBK springs, TRX front bar, '88 rear bar.

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    I really like that color!
    I push my fingers into my eyes......

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    Looking to buy 82 T-Top Mustang GT, and 79 - 82 Capri (No Sunroof). Not looking for all original/show cars - I will be modifying. Would be nice if both were - Black, Black Interior, PW, PL, AC, No - or very little rust. Motor/Trans/Axle not important. Options negotiable with price.

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    Thank you. Between the teal paint, stainless cladding and Centerline wheels, it turns heads. Particularly when I downshift with the Corsa mufflers. :-)
    83GL with '88 302. Project car for street / autocross / open track events.
    SB by Bill Klein, N. O., OH: (~10-1), Crane 2030, E7TE ported heads, 1.6 roller rockers, Stealth w stock carb rejetted 0.062 p, 0.070 s, 6.5" PV, MSD dist Mech advance only; headers, 2.5" duals - CRT-tuned: 246 HP & 275 #/ft
    T-5, ’95 spindles w/ ’02 brakes, 8.8” 3.27 rear, ’88 T-bird TC brakes & 5-lug axles. Fabricated rear LCAs, TA, Watt’s. BBK springs, TRX front bar, '88 rear bar.

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    Updated asking price - $6750.
    83GL with '88 302. Project car for street / autocross / open track events.
    SB by Bill Klein, N. O., OH: (~10-1), Crane 2030, E7TE ported heads, 1.6 roller rockers, Stealth w stock carb rejetted 0.062 p, 0.070 s, 6.5" PV, MSD dist Mech advance only; headers, 2.5" duals - CRT-tuned: 246 HP & 275 #/ft
    T-5, ’95 spindles w/ ’02 brakes, 8.8” 3.27 rear, ’88 T-bird TC brakes & 5-lug axles. Fabricated rear LCAs, TA, Watt’s. BBK springs, TRX front bar, '88 rear bar.

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