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Everyone please welcome Nater_Potater to SN95Source.com.

Nater_Potater Please tell us about yourself and your car(s) and feel free to browse around and get to know others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

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     My first car was in '76; I bought my folks '66 notchback 200 cid 3-speed manual Mustang.  It was a good steed, but lacking in both power and braking, owing to the small displacement and 4 lug drum brakes.  Granted, the 6-banger running through Clifford headers and out dual exhaust sounded very European sports car-ish...  After rebuilding the tranny twice, I snagged and rebuilt a C4 and associated center console goodies, and never looked back.  Still wanting for more power and brakes, a full 289 drive train with front discs and 9" rear was scrounged from the local Mustang salvage yard that would align quite nicely with the fresh C4.  However, a '69 Dodge Superbee with a 383 and Hemi-spec'd 727 tranny soon entered my life, thus putting the horse on the sidelines.  Yes, it finally went to a well-deserving family who still owns it to this day.

     Fast-forward to early 2017; I had been driving my wife's grandmother's 1994 Pontiac Grand Am for the last 10 years (four-banger, auto tranny), and not enjoying anything about it, save for the 30 mpg.  My wife's grandfather had bought an '01 GT a couple of years ago, but was making noise about buying a truck to go fishing with (he's 96, by the way).  One day, he slides on into our driveway in a mid-sized truck that he just picked up, and asks if we'd help him sell his Mustang.  "Sure.  I'll get my camera; we'll take some clear shots, and then post it."  My wife turns to me and says, "Why don't you buy it?"  That's a very good question!  So I did!

     Well, then; here we are with a 53 thousand mile, sixteen-year-old, two-owner car, that had its first set of new tires installed almost six years ago (the same as OEM - Goodyear Eagle GT).  'Typical GT fodder with the 4.6 2V, auto tranny, limited-slip rear w/3.27 gears, laser red paint, black interior, and Mach 460 stereo system.  And, it gets right around 21 miles per gallon!  I figure it's worth the $4500 I gave him.:P


    Future mods will be light, as it's my daily Summer driver.  It'll be fun to run in the local SCCA events, so mods will be geared towards that end.


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