Deep Forest Green 1994 GT Build

Mar 12, 2019
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Hello everybody! I just bought this GT on Sunday as a Happy Birthday gift to myself. This is my first Mustang, but I have owned many Fords over the years, including my first car, a 2002 Ford Focus that I have owned for 11 years that has (had) a ton of mods, but is unfortunately being parted out to fund this project.

It's a Dark Forest Green 1994 GT with a T5. I drove 2.5 hours to Chicago to buy it, however Carfax shows it spent all but about 4 years of it's life in Virginia Beach and down in Florida, so it's pretty clean underneath, however the car as a whole needs a little bit of TLC. It currently has 91,xxx miles.

At the time of purchase it had an MSD ignition box, cap, rotor and wires, an F-303 cam, a Pypes O/R X-Pipe, some variant of Flowmaster mufflers, and 03/04 Cobra reps. I'm not big on the F cam; from what I've gathered it's more for boosted applications. That coupled with the fact that the car has stock E7 heads makes me slightly worried, but it's been in the car for at least 3 years from what I can tell and runs fine, so I may just pick up some GT40 heads to ease my worries in the future.

I've picked up a few goodies for it already that will be showing up in the coming days including:
  • Hurst 391-5033 Short Shifter
  • 275/40R17 Federal Evoluzion ST-1 Tires
  • 1" Hubcentric Spacers for the rear
As far as items that needed to be fixed, here's what I have so far:
  • A pair of new interior door pull trim panels
  • New driver's side window regulator/motor (the old one clicks and knocks if you hold the button after it's all the way up or down)
  • New hood pop lever (old one is broken)
It also has a really terrible rev hanging issue between shifts where the RPM stays the same or will even creep up by 100-200 RPM. From what I've read it's likely the tune or something to do with the IAC valve. I'm going to do some diagnosing this weekend.

Plans for the near future for the car include replacing the Flowmasters with either some Pypes M80 mufflers or something from Magnaflow or Borla, and lowering it ASAP. My god these cars sit like trucks from the factory. It needs a little bit of PDR work along with the trunk needs to be repainted; at some point along the line a previous owner tried buffing the car and burned through the clear coat on the top of the trunk lid, so I will likely delete the spoiler at the same time. I want to turn it into a fun cruiser and twisty road car with the option to take it to a track day or two at a road course. I'm not going the typical Mustang route which seems to be staggered wheels, 315s, Flowmasters, a cowl hood and hood pins.

Unfortunately I only have one photo of the car on the trailer and a video of the car idling. I will post some new photos when I can!

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Untitled by Blake Nichols, on Flickr

 
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Neuron

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Nice I had the same color on a '94 GT Ragtop, and loved the metallic dark green. At night it looked black, good if you are robbing liquor stores. Hard as black to keep clean though. I think it was Deep Forest Green IIRC.
 
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Nice I had the same color on a '94 GT Ragtop, and loved the metallic dark green. At night it looked black, good if you are robbing liquor stores. Hard as black to keep clean though. I think it was Deep Forest Green IIRC.
You'd be correct! Dark Forest Green for some reason sounded right.