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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:17 am 
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Yep ive finally done it and bought my dream car :D

when i was 12 (15 years ago) i bought the world car guide 1999 and saw a 1999 mustang gt in it and fell in love with it and my dream car has never changed since :)

ive been on the look out for this particular shape for sometime and after some asking about on the mustang forums a guy from swindon said he had a 2003 mustang gt manual he was looking to sell it, it had only covered 6,900 miles from new and has it imported from atlanta georgia and was a rare manual model, so last saturday i drove down there in the si to take a look and i loved it :)

Heres some pics of the mustang back in 2003 in atlanta before being exported


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the reasons why it had only covered very little miles was the owner was a pilot and he hoped to use the mustang more than what he did but ended up living more in the states than the uk

But it had been left outside unused at a airbase for a long time so mould started growing on it and he decided it was time to sell and let the mustang get used......so i bought it :)
Its so original its still on the original tyres :)
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When i bought it

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Then getting it on my mates truck as it had no tax or mot

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Bullitt alloys

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It was filthy so before i started work on monday morning i got up early and had to clean it :)

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It passed the mot on tuesday but developed a misfire fire which ended up being cylinder 5 coil pack so i ordered one from my local motor factors for a mg zt 260 as i knew it had the same engine as the mustang and would be easier to find parts for it 8-)
Fitted some new 12x6 plates for it although im not sure how legal they are :look:
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future plans for it are to lower it and stiffen up the suspension with some bigger sway bars/anti roll bars to you and me :lol: and a strut brace altho ive got to be careful with my wallet as 14mpg isnt ideal :lol:

and after some practice it does standing still burnouts with ease :lol: and it really shifts :)

Will get some engine bay pics soon :)

it has criuse control, air conditioning, mach 1, 6 cd auto charger with built in sub, electric windows and mirrors, full leather and remote locking :) i love it :)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:17 pm 
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Nice one mate!! Looks luverleee!!

Wish I could get my childhood dream car too but an EsCos is still out of my reach unfortunately :(

Get yourself practicing some drifting and enjoy it :D


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well done mate, i remember you saying years ago you wanted one of these :thumbsup:

how you finding the LHD ?

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awesome phil - simply awesome :D

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Well done mate.

You've wanted one for as long as I've known you, so when I learned you'd got the scent of one, I knew it wouldn't be long!

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well done mate, i remember you saying years ago you wanted one of these :thumbsup:

how you finding the LHD ?


Ive found the LHD a lot easier than i thought and jumping in between my work van and the mustang and no problem :)

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Well done mate.

You've wanted one for as long as I've known you, so when I learned you'd got the scent of one, I knew it wouldn't be long!


haha yep its the car i always promised myself :)

Had it on the ramp for the mot and it has 4 cats on the exhaust!! :wtf:

last tank of fuel is was only doing 14mpg but think it was due to a misfire not helping seems a bit better now :)

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Nice story aswell about the car being in Atlanta now here in the UK.

What sort of power is the 4.6 V8 pushing ?

any vids of the sound ?

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95 Fiesta Si wrote:
Nice story aswell about the car being in Atlanta now here in the UK.

What sort of power is the 4.6 V8 pushing ?

any vids of the sound ?


Will try and get some videos altho i have no idea how to upload them on here??

Had. Some rwd fun in it today couldnt help myself but do a few standstill burnouts :lol:

its on original tyres dated 2003 so they are looking old anyway :insanity:

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Glad you finally got one of these :thumbsup:

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95 Fiesta Si wrote:
Nice story aswell about the car being in Atlanta now here in the UK.

What sort of power is the 4.6 V8 pushing ?

any vids of the sound ?


260bhp standard

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Got an update on the stang last night my mate looked at the brakes and found that the sliders were dry causing the front brakes to bind so he freed them up and the wheels are nice and free now but the pads are very worn so im going to replace them in a few weeks time

The car feels so much quicker now the brakes are sorted shoild improve my mpg slightly :lol:

gave the car a well deserved clean today heres some pics :)


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Also fitted new plates as the anpr camera at work wasnt reading them so thought id best change them :)

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Looking lush mate!!
Nothing worse than your brakes binding and holding you back... That extra power and speed should feel good too :)


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Hi guys sorry ive not been on the forum much lately i dont know why to be honest :lol:

update on the Mustang

Got in a bit of trouble with the law back in late October for being a holigan...basically i left work and decided to show a mate what the Mustang could do so at a set of traffic lights i decided to smoke it through 1st and into 2nd thinking no more of it....but the stupid thing is...i didnt look in my rear view mirror when i did it and there was a massive marked police van behind me i got tugged and given a warning

Then a month later i went to a paul walker memorial meet in royston cambridge and then we went on a tunnel run with a 2013 Mustang boss 302 and a early 70s chevrolet corvette which was pretty cool...we ended up in southend and i met a few other Mustang owners which was awesome and at 2am i decided to leave there was a lot of people doing burnouts and a load of people saying burnout....i couldnt resist ...and well yeah.... i got caught :( fined £100 for the reg plates as they didnt meet dvla requirements and had to pay £100 to go on a driver improvement course which was terrible as i only went to this a couple of weeks ago and everyone who was there was there because they crashed badly except me....burnout :lol:

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Anyway the Mustang it needed new brake pads so i bought and set fitted them and then realised the wheel wouldnt move...i out the old ones back on and spoke to a american car specialist down the road from me and a common fault with the calipers on the 99-04 mustangs where they distort and would need replacing...got a few prices and thought whats the point on getting standard ones...so i spent £500 on a full ford Mustang cobra front brake set up with braided hoses


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they feel sooo much better :)

Also have got some cj pony 1.5" lowering springs about 38mm to you and i, do should get the stang sitting nicely also the Mustangs are hard to get the alignment back in spec after lowering so i also bought some camber castor plates to solve this...havent fitted any of them yet but hopefully within the next month :)

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Also bought new tyres all round as the old ones were 12 years old and perishing badly so i thought id do a few more burnouts and get my burnouts worth out of them down a quiet industrial estate with no cops in site this time :) :lol:

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in the snow this week

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im not using it as my daily anymore but using it at weekends/special occasions as i cant afford to really :lol:

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tut tut mr chav hooligan :P :lol:

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tut tut mr chav hooligan :P :lol:

mods are sweet mate!



:P its a Mustang.....has to be done :lol:

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