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Mona Lisa's 1,000 Words
"Assembly is the reverse of disassembly."
Don't you just hate that? So do we. We'll always tell you what it really takes to reassemble your car. We're also going to tell you exactly which size wrench, socket, or screwdriver you'll need. And we're going to tell you when a step is really hard. And in a few places, we're going to show you how to beat the system.
At Paradise Garage, we're guys like you: working on cars because we enjoy it. This is what we did, and how we did it.
The fourth-generation Mustang, known as the SN95 Mustang and produced from 1994 to 2004, enjoyed a production run of some 1,627,919 units. We mention this because this book in your hands truly belongs in the glovebox of every single one of those 1.6 million cars. Please do your part.
If you're like most gearheads, you look at the basic musclecar as a canvas. A treasure, to be sure, but an incomplete treasure, requiring your enthusiastic attention to finish into the fine piece of art it could become. Well, friend, you are in the right place. This book will set you down the path of Mustang-mod nirvana, a path some of you will not abandon until your car has very few parts left on it actually manufactured by Ford. We wish you the best fortune in your endeavors.
The car in this book is a 1995 Mustang GT. Because you have the stats of every Mustang memorized, you already know that this is one of only two model years that the SN95 chassis carried the 5.0L V8 instead of the 4.6L V8. If you're one of the lucky 60,000 or so with a nearly identical car, congratulations, you've found your bible. If your Mustang has one of the various other engines Ford stuffed into the SN95 over the years, you'll still find useful information in these pages but you'll have to wing it for some of the specifics.
Brian F. Schreurs
112 pages, 142 photos
This book will help you:
- install underdrive pulleys, for more horsepower
- install a cat-back exhaust system, for more horsepower and better sound
- install a 180-degree thermostat, to help the engine run cooler
- install a switch for the fan relay, so that you can turn the fan on whenever you want
- install a switch for the fog lights, so you can turn them on or off independently from the other lights
- install a shift kit, for firmer and faster shifts
- install an oil cooler, to help the engine run cooler
- install a transmission cooler, to help the transmission run cooler
- replace the radiator, in case you bodge it up in one of the previous two projects
- install a transmission temperature gauge, to make sure that cooler is doing its job
- install an oil pressure gauge, because the stock one is garbage
- install an adjustable fuel pressure regulator, to make it easier to tune the car for performance mods
- install a cold air induction system, for more horsepower
- install an H-pipe in the exhaust system, for more horsepower
- install an air/fuel ratio gauge, to keep an eye on the car's tuning
- install a boost gauge, for when you get to the supercharger
- install an aluminum driveshaft, for less inertial losses in the drivetrain (and because the stock one sucks)
- install an in-tank fuel pump, to feed the fuel needs of all those performance mods
- install larger fuel injectors, to keep up with that hotshot new fuel pump
- install a coolant filter, because gunk in a filter is always better than gunk in the engine
- install a supercharger, because -- duh! -- superchargers kick butt!