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no love for the f-bodies

This is a discussion on no love for the f-bodies within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; ummm... i was one of them on the road, back in the 80's me and my 1985 (1st brand new ...

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    ummm... i was one of them on the road, back in the 80's
    me and my 1985 (1st brand new car- which i still have) red F-BIRD

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    Talking ::Response to "snaggletooth"

    ummm... i was one of them on the road, back in the 80's
    me and my 1985 (1st brand new car- which i still have) red F-BIRD

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    wow, that looks like the 90 I used to have . Gray cloth , auto, 305. I bought her with 14 miles .

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaggeltooth
    wow, that looks like the 90 I used to have . Gray cloth , auto, 305. I bought her with 14 miles .
    yup,... gray cloth interior,.. no longer have the stereo system though,... had to update that., also updated the headliner, seats, and carpet.

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    Hey didnt they have the window controls in the console, if you have pwr windows

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    my 85 bird

    Quote Originally Posted by snaggeltooth
    Hey didnt they have the window controls in the console, if you have pwr windows
    ,, your absolutely right,.. good memory,...
    the best memory i have with this car, is ... the original motor, lasted me to
    330,000 miles before it took a dump!.. then it sat for two years, and now its
    back in motion again,.. new motor, new interior, ... and since i couldnt afford
    a "viper",.. i decided to have my hubby paint it,.. "VIPER RED"...
    and now,.. its old enough that i can get collector plates on it,.. but after my kid gets some expierience driving,.. he wants the car. ... .. that worries me,.. theres alot of money into this car, and the fact that ya dont see too many 85 birds in great condition on the road anymore,..

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    No you dont. There is T/A down the road from me , a 86 I think. It is a pretty good car , rust , dents and such . I remember when I first got my 90. I remember the ,wow factor. It was about a year after I got out of the Marines. I would just sit out in the yard and look at it. Nothing like that first new car, it dont happen like that again .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1BrownBoots
    depends upon your defination of "nicer"
    some things the mustang has are "nicer" like the interior and sound system and rear end w/ better gearing..

    some things the f-body has "nicer" like the looks, t-tops, weight distribution, and power.

    the cobra is the best of both worlds, you get the power with upgraded brakes, along with the better interior, rear end & gears!

    I don't care the 98-04 mustangs are ugly as sin though. Thats why i got my trans am ws6
    FORD SVT MUSTANG COBRA TECHNICAL DATA
    ENGINE

    Configuration Longitudinally mounted, 90-degree V8, cast aluminum block and heads, iron cylinder liners, fully counterweighted forged crankshaft
    Bore x Stroke 90.2mm x 90.0mm
    Displacement 4,601cc (280 cid)
    Compression ratio 9.85:1
    Horsepower 320 hp @ 6,000 rpm
    Torque 317 lb.-ft. @ 4,750 rpm
    Specific output 69.6 horsepower per liter
    Redline 6,800 rpm (fuel shut-off occurs @ 7,000 rpm)
    Valvetrain Double overhead camshafts, chain drive to exhaust cams, secondary chains from exhaust to intake cams, roller finger followers with hydraulic lash adjustment, oval-wire beehive- shaped valve springs, four valves per cylinder
    Intake valves 2 per cylinder, 37mm head diameter
    Exhaust valves 2 per cylinder, 30mm head diameter
    Ignition system Distributorless coil-on-plug
    Fuel system Sequential electronic fuel injection
    Intake manifold Cast aluminum, tuned equal length runners
    Throttle body 57mm twin bore
    Mass-air sensor 80mm diameter
    Exhaust manifolds Cast iron
    Exhaust system Dual, stainless steel, 2.25-inch diameter; 3.0 inch polished exhaust tips


    DRIVETRAIN
    Rear axle 8.8-in. ring gear with 3.27:1 limited-slip differential, aluminum case
    Drive shaft Steel, with hardened yoke
    Transmission Tremec™ 5-speed manual
    Clutch 11.0-in. single-plate
    Gear Ratio Maximum Speed In Gear
    1st 3.37 45 mph (72 km/h)
    2nd 1.99 77 mph (124 km/h)
    3rd 1.33 115 mph (185 km/h)
    4th 1.00 150 mph (241 km/h)
    5th 0.67
    Reverse 3.22
    Final drive 3.27
    Traction control Accomplished by engine ignition timing, cylinder cut-off, brake application. Linked to ABS module and engine control module. Driver-controlled on-off switch


    Steering and Suspension
    SUSPENSION

    Front Modified gas-charged MacPherson strut, with separate 500 lb./in. spring on lower arm, 28mm tubular stabilizer bar
    Rear Multi-link independent, steel upper control arm, aluminum lower control arm, fixed toe-control tie rod, aluminum spindle, gas-charged tubular shock absorber, 470 lb./in. coil spring, 26mm tubular stabilizer bar


    STEERING
    Type Rack and pinion, power assist
    Gear ratio 15.0:1
    Turns, lock to lock 2.5
    Turning diameter 37.9 ft.


    Brakes
    Front 13.0 in. (330mm) vented Brembo™ disc, PBR™ twin-piston caliper
    Rear 11.65 in. (296mm) vented disc, single-piston caliper
    ABS Four-channel, four-sensor system. Linked to all-speed traction control


    WHEELS & TIRES
    Wheels 17 x 8 in., five spoke, forged aluminum-alloy, painted surface, exposed lugs
    Tires BFGoodrich™ Comp T/A, 245/45ZR-17


    SVT MUSTANG COBRA INCLUDES
    Supplemental restraint system: driver and passenger airbags Always wear your safety belt and deactivate passenger airbag when using a rear-facing infant safety seat
    Independent rear suspension (IRS)
    Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
    All-speed traction control
    SecuriLock™ passive anti-theft system
    Articulated front sport seats (standard six-way power for driver) with Alcantara cloth and leather seating surfaces and power lumbar support
    Tilt steering wheel
    MACH® 460 electronic AM/FM stereo and in-dash six-disc CD player
    Power Equipment Group: Dual electric remote control mirrors, power side windows, power door locks, power deck lid release
    Rear window defroster
    Air-conditioning (manual control)
    Speed control
    Dual illuminated visor mirrors
    Remote keyless illuminated entry

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaggeltooth
    No you dont. There is T/A down the road from me , a 86 I think. It is a pretty good car , rust , dents and such . I remember when I first got my 90. I remember the ,wow factor. It was about a year after I got out of the Marines. I would just sit out in the yard and look at it. Nothing like that first new car, it dont happen like that again .


    no,.. your right, the first new car feeling is definately a once in a lifetime,
    but,.... seeing my 2000 t/a being brought in on the back of that car carrier, and knowing that i arranged everything myself,.. from hiring inspectors to go to north carolina, to check out the car, since hubby & i couldnt take off from work, ... getting the loan together (home equity) to arranging the car carrier to bring her on home,.. it was a pretty awesome feeling too!
    and now,.. we have to two bird driveway!

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    2001 cobra facts

    the facts i posted are for a 2001 cobra but compared to a ws6 t/a from 2001 its damn close so bang for your buc id say the t/a wins 2001 t/a specs Layout: rear-wheel drive
    Engine (Optional): 3.8-liter V6; 5.7-liter V8
    Horsepower (hp @ rpm): 325 @ 5200
    Torque(lb.-ft. @ rpm): 350 @ 4000
    EPA fuel economy, city/hwy: 18/26 mpg
    Transmission (Optional): 4-speed automatic; 5-speed manual; 6-speed manual
    Wheelbase: 101.1 in.
    Length/width/height: 193.7/74.4/51.8 in.
    Track, f/r: 60.7/60.6 in.
    Turning circle: 37.8 ft.
    Seating capacity: 4
    Head/hip/leg room, f: 38.7/52.8/43.0 in.
    Head/hip/leg room, r: 39.4/43.7/28 in.
    Cargo volume: 12.9 cu. ft.
    Payload N/A
    Suspension F: coil-over shocks, multi-link with stabilizer bar
    Suspension R: Salisbury axle with coil springs, torque arm, trailing arm, track bar and stabilizer bar
    Ground Clearance: 4.5 in.
    Curb weight: 3514 Lbs.
    Towing capacity: 1000 Lbs.
    Tires: P275/40ZR17
    Brakes, f/r: vented disc/vented disc with ABS
    Fuel capacity: 16.8 gal.
    buck id go with t/a any day.

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    North Carolina to PA what was so special about it ??I bought my 97 in mid Dec last year. It was a very easy deal. I put down half and got the other from the bank. I am very happy with her. It has the feel of some of my 70s Firebirds , but drives and stops alot better.

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    I live in North Carolina and it is the same way. I got my bl,Ws6 due to the fact that there are an abundance of mustangs. I work at a place where everyone gets judged by what they drive . GM or Ford. I always say you can tell what someone drives at a party or elsewhere by just listening . The loudest are always the mustang drivers , like they have something to prove. We let the tires do the talking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joker
    I live in North Carolina and it is the same way. I got my bl,Ws6 due to the fact that there are an abundance of mustangs. I work at a place where everyone gets judged by what they drive . GM or Ford. I always say you can tell what someone drives at a party or elsewhere by just listening . The loudest are always the mustang drivers , like they have something to prove. We let the tires do the talking.

    ... where in north carolina,.. anywhere near "henrietta" north carolina?
    never been there, but thats where my car was at, when i bought it

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    Goldsbor , about 45 min east of Raleigh , I am in actuality a displaced Yankee

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    Goldsboro , forgot the o

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    Quote Originally Posted by joker
    Goldsboro , forgot the o
    ... if i remember correctly, the place that had my car , said they were approx. 4 hours away from raleigh,.. but i could be wrong,..
    anyways,.. Great talkin to ya, gotta go get a few things done around here

    NICE TALKIN TO YOU AGAIN ALSO,.. SNAGLETOOTH,..HAVE A NICE NIGHT BOTH OF YA!

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