Someone else's toy in my driveway - update: now it's mine, lol

FastDriver

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So my friend, Renee, is a mechanic at a Toyota dealership that has his own little 2 bay garage to work on others' cars and he flips cars on the side. I stopped by the dealership to catch up with him yesterday, and he told me that he'd bought another fox body for $1,500, had it towed to the dealership, and that it was outside. Not expecting much, I went out to look at it, and found this.

Quick rundown of the mods I've found so fars:
- '91 VIN

Exterior:
- Cobra R hood
- Racing stripes (worth 100 hp)
- Can anyone ID the wheels? They're Fords from that era, but not stock to a Fox
- 2nd set of wheels Black Ponies w/ chrome center caps ala the old SSP fox bodies from the '80s-'90s w/ New Bridgestone RE11 Summer performance tires

Engine:
- SVO aluminum heads; I presume they are GT40X heads.
- Edelbrock Performer intake
- mild cam, maybe an E303
- BBK Shorty headers
- Granatelli plastic 75mm MAF tuned to 19 lbs injectors
- 65mm TB spacer (65mm TB?)
- Engine bay *hot* air filter (not a big fan) (has since been replaced with the stock CAI & K&N flat panel air filter
- Flowmaster 50-series mufflers to me & still has cats (since replaced by properly sized 40-series flowmasters & replaced tail pipes 2.5")

Drivetrain
- Aftermarket shifter, maybe a Tri-ax
- Aluminum Driveshaft

Suspension Chassis
- Adjustable rear shocks, aftermarket front shocks
- Roll bar (bolted to floor pan)
- Welded subframe connectors
- Gripp Strut tower brace
- Gripp caster/camber plates
- Drilled front rotors
- Removed quad shocks, but stock LCAs, didn't get under car to check uppers. (going to replace quads)

Electrical
- Adjustable ignition limiter box
- aftermarket coil

Interior:
- Cleanish black interior
- Aftermarket seats 5-pt harness ready (but stock seat belts...hmmm)
- Stereo head unit with USB port + my ipod

66k on the odo

The last owner told Renee that it needed race gas, but I'm extremely skeptical of the claim, because it's a pretty mundane mild combo, it still has 19# injectors, and I believe he was just giving a BS excuse for why the car lean popped horrendously, which it did over half throttle on the way home. I diagnosed that problem as the wrong spark plugs. It has Motorcraft AFS 42C plugs that have fewer threads that don't project the tip far enough into the head. So, I picked up some Autolite 3924s for $18, installed, checked timing (9-10*) and took it for a spin. Spin it did, all over the place! Though the tachometer is off, it's pretty clear it still has stock gears, but 1st gear hazes the tires on command.

My best friend's kid told him that he wanted a fox body when he was old enough to drive, and I"m going to recommend this one to him. Renee said he'd flip it to him for $2,500. I think it's still a pretty damn good deal. It just needs a little TLC on the driver's side roof latch, and the back window, and otherwise a nice detailing, especially in the engine bay. I think this is normally a $3,500-$4k car with lack of A/C holding back the value.

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FastDriver

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Not a bad looking car for the price. If your friend doesn't buy it for his kid it should stay in your driveway. It's kinda like a dog that followed you home...you have to keep it.
The thought has crossed my mind. I would enjoy driving it to school more than the Saturn. I've already named it "Kandi." A good wholesome stripper name, because she's got a loose top! :D

Gears, tires, driver, + good conditions and this is a 12 sec car. Mid-low 13s all day, every day, any tires, any track as she sits.
 
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The point is moot, isn't Chris? You've already bought it from your friend. At least that's my bet.

Fox junky..........

I'm not totally up on my Saleen wheels, but they kind of look like Saleens.
 
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I diagnosed that problem as the wrong spark plugs. It has Motorcraft AFS 42C plugs that have fewer threads that don't project the tip far enough into the head. So, I picked up some Autolite 3924s for $18"
Is this because of the aluminum heads? I run the 42C's now that my car is back stock since that's the factory plug. Am I missing something...lol I don't remember what I ran in my AFR's at this point.
 
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FastDriver

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I can haz all the foxes?

I am mostly doing it because my best friend doesn't have the cash right now, and I don't think a $2,500 fox gets any better than a H/C/I combo that runs/drives well and looks alright. Not even sure I'm going to register it. I certainly am not taking it with me out of Cali. I think that with a detail and the TLC it needs, it sells for a lot more than I'm paying. Either he'll take it, or I'll resell it and make a tidy profit. I hope he takes it, though.
 
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One of the escorts had wheels very similar to those from Ford

Edit; if they are ford factory wheels a ford part number will be on the back of one of the spokes.
 
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