What should I do with the maverick?

Discussion in 'General Maverick/Comet' started by mashori, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. wardf

    wardf Ward Frahler

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    Mo, you are crushing me. I have been watching your progress and hoping for you to kick butt at the silver state race, press on brother. Whatever you do, good luck.
     
  2. mashori

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    I'll keep looking at all the options to keep it....
    I'll have to sit down with Bryant and see if his shop can put in something much more efficient for me and then I can sell off what I don't need
     
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    Find a wreaked 89-95 T-Bird SC. Insert supercharged 3.8 V6.

    Waaaaay oversimplified :)
     
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    Bryant forgot more than learned

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    my suggestion.
    a ford explorer 5.0 motor with its efi. stock t5 to replace the gforce t5, replace the 9" with a stock maverick 8".
    the explorer 5.0 will just bolt into the car. no fabrication necessary. to put any other motor in will require hours of fitting and fabrication to make work.

    the only tricky part will be if its a gt40p headed motor instead of a gt40 headed motor. that will make spark plugs and wires tricky, but thats a small problem compared to swamping in a motor from a different motor family.

    i would surprised if this combo wont get 25+mpg cruising.
     
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    GrabberGT Chris

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    Whatever it is you decide to do with it, just dont sell it, and make sure you keep us filled in on its progress. You guys do great work and I enjoy see the evolution of your cars.
     
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    pm me your phone number if you're still considering selling it
     
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    switch all panels for fiberglass, tube the front end, do an R34 swap, twin turbo, roll cage, build rear suspension.. and drift it!
     
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    I'd say keep it, leave it as is. Buy another Mav or Comet and an efi 5.0/ t5 or aod combo. Swing by you local junk yard, pick up an explorer 8.8 w/ disc. This should net you a 20+ mpg reliable car that is still fun to drive and safe and shouldn't cost too much.

    Or sell of the comet buy a Prius and take up knitting.
     

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