1983 Ford Mustang GL, 5.0L; same owner for over 30 years. 125,000 miles on chassis. For sale in NorthEast Ohio
Bought from a friend in college. Project car the last 20 years. Rebuilt engine less than 3000 miles, 235 dyno-tuned WHP
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Body:
Sherwin Williams teal, with silver accents and stainless lower panels.
Centerline Zenith 5-lug wheels; Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 225/50R16 (May, 2017)
Full-length, welded subframe connectors.
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.
Upgraded headlights, LED marker lights; Dual low-mounted batteries with disconnect.
All-weather cover
Engine / Driveline:
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.
Brand new clutch, summer 2022 – rear main seal, pilot bushing, clutch cable and quadrant, McLeod 453100 flywheel, McLeod Street Clutch 75005, harmonic balancer.
1988 Mustang 5.0 short-block; rebuilt by Bill Klein of North Olmsted, OH (2010, currently <3k 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. Compression ratio ~10 to 1.
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)
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.
Summit 850610 ignition box, 5800 rpm cut-off; installed summer, 2023.
Jegs carbureted intake manifold; Holley 650 CFM Street HP, mechanical secondaries.
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.
Tuned at CRT, Norwalk, OH, August, 2018. 235 WHP (243 corrected), 278 lbs/ft (288 corrected).

Areas that need attention – Some body rust – at windshield header and on hatch lid – solid underneath. No rear speakers for radio.
Many original parts available with the car.