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Old September 20th, 2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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I recently acquired a 90 Mustang hatchback with a 5.0 and a 5-speed. The car has definitely had some work done and I would like to possibly "resurrect" this into a decent weekend car/fun driver. I'm new to Fox body's and have no idea of what their common problems are, what to look for, and what to stay away from. Any advice is appreciated. I've actually had pretty good luck asking for advice on here, but looking for a few good areas so I'm not always plugging up this forum with my silly mustang questions. Most of my current questions have to do with structure (rust areas) and where a good place is to find parts (mostly interior right now) besides the normal craigslist. If you want to see pictures/stats, I can post them but figured that most won't be interested.
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www.corral.net
www.hardcore50.com
www.toonutsracing.com/smf
www.yellowbullet.com/forum/index.php

The Corral has a great classified section but a lot of BS in the tech sections, Hardcore is a good site and the other ones have some good info as well.
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www.corral.net
www.hardcore50.com
www.toonutsracing.com/smf
www.yellowbullet.com/forum/index.php

The Corral has a great classified section but a lot of BS in the tech sections, Hardcore is a good site and the other ones have some good info as well.
Some good sources.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 01:51 PM   #4
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Those sites are going to be awesome for finding info and parts. You got one of the better years of cars for the Fox body. I personally like the 93, but that's just preference. It's pretty much identical. Your 90 can only have a few of the "common" problems, because of all of the changes. For example, you have the Mass Air Flow system of fuel injection, as opposed to the 88-earlier system (possibly some 89s) which used Speed/Density. Being a 90s car, you might have the T5W (world class) stock, which is a stronger trans compared to the "regular" T5.

Common problems?
Driver seat usually goes "ghetto" (the right side will start to recline and bend backwards, compared to the left side).
Clutch cable adjuster (quadrant) strips and you have no more clutch pedal.
Lower ball joints (stocks suck)
Ashtray door won't stay closed ($4 fix using a spring)
Power window/ lock motors burn out (easy to replace)
Stock radio is horrible

That's just the insignificant stuff off the top of my head. And, it's all stuff that's easily fixed, as well as cheap. Fox body Stangs have probably one of the best aftermarket following of any car. As long as you have a decent chassis, the rest is cake.
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if you have after market headers MAKE SURE all your cables and stuff are clear of the exhaust..my 87's headers ate my speedo cable for dinner.
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Common problems?
Driver seat usually goes "ghetto" (the right side will start to recline and bend backwards, compared to the left side).Buy non expensive but comfortable racing seat, (almost did that. to replace the torn/worn leather seats)

Power window/ lock motors burn out (easy to replace) just sold my brothers Mustang, same problem with rear window

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www.motownmuscle.com is a good place to find parts.
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