Does anyone still daily a fox?

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I drive my foxbody way more than my truck, overall...that being said, my Mustang had been off the road for about 3 months, and won’t be ready for another month or so. As someone else said, it can do DD duty but you better have something else ready for the day it leaves you high and dry. Under normal circumstances though, I only drive my truck if it’s really rainy or there’s salt on the roads. A tuned Cummins is almost as fun as the fox though lol
I've definitely seen worse pictures of driveways. I've always got the truck, or the wife's "go to work" Sentra, for backup. Still hopelessly looking for something in my price range.
 
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Brian Setzer (Stray Cats) has your daily driving theme song.
View: https://youtu.be/ftpoP-GjT2s
The bands got a point, but here is the true lesson.
This car will always get you help roadside. Heck if your charismatic enough, some pretty gal might even decide to change your tire for you.
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This car will only get you help pushing it into the lake in the background.
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Cool is cool, so locked up brakes or not.........I'm going with the Merc...lol
 

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I've definitely seen worse pictures of driveways. I've always got the truck, or the wife's "go to work" Sentra, for backup. Still hopelessly looking for something in my price range.
I’ve got the wife in something she likes, it’s reliable and comfortable so that means I can pretty much play as I like. She does get irked when I have to use her vehicle because both of my vehicles are f****n with me...only happened once or twice...
 

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I'm still working on the acceptance piece from the wife. If I get rid of the audi, and whatever I get breaks down, I'm just going to steal one of her cars;)

Huge fan of driving the hell out anything with zip ties. Even better if there's holes in the floor. Why? No fear of tearing up something you've perfected.
 
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I'm not giving up yet, but absolutely not getting rid of the Euro ride just so I can deal with the clapped out garbage I'm running into. I'm really thinking that I might still sell it, then just buy some sort of cheap daily. Like most of us, I've got different "pots of money" that things come out of. Selling the Audi would give me more "car fund" to play with some projects. Note, I still have the Jeep truck and my Grandfather's 72 highboy to finish. Neither is a rush, so I think I'll keep looking for something that gets the creative juices flowing.
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I did spend a week debating on a Studebaker Champ (like the one above) that had a 400 Pontiac in it. Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out how it make it any cooler than an old truck that did burnouts. The beds on these always bothered me. Looks like they ran over budget and just bought whatever they could slap on.
 

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I'm not giving up yet, but absolutely not getting rid of the Euro ride just so I can deal with the clapped out garbage I'm running into. I'm really thinking that I might still sell it, then just buy some sort of cheap daily. Like most of us, I've got different "pots of money" that things come out of. Selling the Audi would give me more "car fund" to play with some projects. Note, I still have the Jeep truck and my Grandfather's 72 highboy to finish. Neither is a rush, so I think I'll keep looking for something that gets the creative juices flowing.
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I did spend a week debating on a Studebaker Champ (like the one above) that had a 400 Pontiac in it. Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out how it make it any cooler than an old truck that did burnouts. The beds on these always bothered me. Looks like they ran over budget and just bought whatever they could slap on.
That’s the way all studes were. They ran out of money, and creativity.....ultimately out of business. I had a red 53 Champion tat I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel and sold it to buy, and build the red 89 Mach 1
 

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I still drive my 89 5.0 5 speed LX daily, but it's only like 12 miles roundtrip to work.

The last thing I fixed was the oil pressure gauge that fluctuated so badly that it buzzed and a cold engine miss at idle. Both were fixed by cleaning/tugging on the 10 pin wiring harness connectors.
 

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My oil pressure gauge fluctuates quite a bit. I've never clean the 10 pin connectors. That's the salt and pepper shakers right? I'm a little nervous about pulling those apart, you know, 32 year old plastic. I would love to have that gauge working properly.
 

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I would drive my Saleen daily if my insurance allowed. I could do it and be totally happy. I have a ~55 mile round trip commute to work and back. I bought the car in the spring 08 and pretty much drove it daily till the end of 2013 when it needed some "maintenance". Life and kids got in the way and the maintenance took almost 4 years to complete. When I put it back on the road, I put collector insurance on it. It still gets driven here and there, but not as much as I would like.
 

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That’s the way all studes were. They ran out of money, and creativity.....ultimately out of business. I had a red 53 Champion tat I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel and sold it to buy, and build the red 89 Mach 1
Mike, I think the saddest part is that I honestly felt that if I could make it cool, it would be my greatest automotive project. It was solid, painted flat black, and already had some 70s era wheels. I just couldn't figure anything to make it more aesthetically pleasing beyond paint and body. I'm no Dave, but patient enough to re-work anything I screw up on. Regardless, I just couldn't come up with anything to make it better. I did see this the other day. Can you daily a gasser?
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I still drive my 89 5.0 5 speed LX daily, but it's only like 12 miles roundtrip to work.

The last thing I fixed was the oil pressure gauge that fluctuated so badly that it buzzed and a cold engine miss at idle. Both were fixed by cleaning/tugging on the 10 pin wiring harness connectors.
Jrichker, always figured everything in your stable would be close to flawless. It's the influence of aviation maintenance cycle in your blood.

On another note. I've decided that I'm eventually going to try and build a Willy's Jeep circa 194x-195x. I'm going to start looking for a flat fendered body to make a Roadkill esque 2-wheel drive Jeep. I'll wait my time, and still look for a cool daily, but have a pretty solid line of thought regarding the build. Unfortunately, I just missed a tunnel rammed 350 to stick into the project.
 

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Mike, I think the saddest part is that I honestly felt that if I could make it cool, it would be my greatest automotive project. It was solid, painted flat black, and already had some 70s era wheels. I just couldn't figure anything to make it more aesthetically pleasing beyond paint and body. I'm no Dave, but patient enough to re-work anything I screw up on. Regardless, I just couldn't come up with anything to make it better. I did see this the other day. Can you daily a gasser?
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Jrichker, always figured everything in your stable would be close to flawless. It's the influence of aviation maintenance cycle in your blood.

On another note. I've decided that I'm eventually going to try and build a Willy's Jeep circa 194x-195x. I'm going to start looking for a flat fendered body to make a Roadkill esque 2-wheel drive Jeep. I'll wait my time, and still look for a cool daily, but have a pretty solid line of thought regarding the build. Unfortunately, I just missed a tunnel rammed 350 to stick into the project.

The mechanical & electrical systems are in good shape, but the car needs a paint job. I let a recovering drug addict detail the car and he buffed big patches of the clear coat off the front fenders and hood. It wasn't much later that he disappeared and I haven't seen or heard from him since...
 

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The mechanical & electrical systems are in good shape, but the car needs a paint job. I let a recovering drug addict detail the car and he buffed big patches of the clear coat off the front fenders and hood. It wasn't much later that he disappeared and I haven't seen or heard from him since...
Don't feel too bad, I've had similar problems with detailing. Only that each time it happens I have to look in the mirror and admit it was laziness that I didn't do it myself considering I've got all the required tools. So can you get away with a fender/hood repaint, or will the whole car need done?
 

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I still drive my 89 5.0 5 speed LX daily, but it's only like 12 miles roundtrip to work.

The last thing I fixed was the oil pressure gauge that fluctuated so badly that it buzzed and a cold engine miss at idle. Both were fixed by cleaning/tugging on the 10 pin wiring harness connectors.
What are your thoughts on the mod to remove those connectors, splice in extensions, and solder everything as one harness?
 

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Don't feel too bad, I've had similar problems with detailing. Only that each time it happens I have to look in the mirror and admit it was laziness that I didn't do it myself considering I've got all the required tools. So can you get away with a fender/hood repaint, or will the whole car need done?
The state of the paint is such that a reshoot of the front of the car wouldn't be a good investment...
 

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What are your thoughts on the mod to remove those connectors, splice in extensions, and solder everything as one harness?
10 pin aircraft cannon plugs would be the desired fix to replace the existing 10 pin salt and pepper plugs...You could still remove the engine with only 2 cannon plugs to disconnect and reconnect on engine installation. High reliability, water resistant, and corrosion resistant with gold plated contacts.

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And yes I know that the plug shown only has 9 pins, but you get the idea...
 
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10 pin aircraft cannon plugs would be the desired fix to replace the existing 10 pin salt and pepper plugs...You could still remove the engine with only 2 cannon plugs to disconnect and reconnect on engine installation. High reliability, water resistant, and corrosion resistant with gold plated contacts.

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And yes I know that the plug shown only has 9 pins, but you get the idea...
This is the way to go . Little time and patience and the right tools. I did a Holley efi harness but with a fire wall bulkhead this way In a customer / friends car .

I had planned on doing my stock harness the way you mentioned until I decided to pull it and do the stand alone efi

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