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  • For Sale: 1989 Texas DPS Mustang

    *Price drop 7/29/18*

    Hi! I haven't introduced myself. My name's Matt.

    I have for sale a 1989 ex Texas Department of Public Safety Special Service Package coupe, verified by buck tags and VIN on the VIN project list.

    You guys will probably hate me, but it's modded.

    My goal for the build of the car was to be a tasteful and clean street car that could do anything while having the ability to run 10 second times. It has a proven combo that should be able to do so, but I haven't been to the track with it in this configuration to confirm. It's currently set up for drag racing. Throw on the swaybar, pony wheels, and adjust the shocks and struts and it will handle well.

    Details:
    Original 5.0 5 spd car
    All exterior holes for spotlights, etc. Have been welded in.
    ~230k miles. Doesn't feel like it. Probably because nearly all wear items have been replaced. Everyone who sees or rides in it is shocked when I tell them.

    Nearly everything under the hood and body has been replaced or touched in the last 18k miles, many in the last 2k.

    Here are the details:

    Engine:
    Stock short block. Pistons have the correct part number for 88-92 forged units.
    Novi 2000 supercharger running 10 lbsof boost. This supercharger can support 1000hp, so there's room to grow with an aftermarket block. Will include a smaller 3" pulley with sale.
    70mm throttle body
    Genuine (not Chinese) 93 cobra intake with ported lower that's also been port matched to the heads
    AFR heads less than 2k miles on rebuild.
    1.72:1 scorpion roller rockers <2k miles
    ARP head studs, intake studs, valve cover studs, and I believe flywheel to crank bolts.
    Steeda #19 cam - very streetable supercharger grind.
    Previous owner installed new timing chain and it checked out fine.
    Aftermarket (trick flow? Can't remember) pushrods
    Previous owner installed new oil pump
    New water pump less than 2k ago
    93 cobra water pump pulley from ASP
    C&L 76MM MAF sensor
    Ford racing green top 42#/hr injectors, bbk billet adjustable fpr
    walbro 255 hp fuel pump

    Exhaust:
    Shorty BBK headers
    locking header bolts
    Catless 2.5" BBK H pipe w 2 O2 bungs welded in for wideband(s)
    Flowmaster American thunder catback w dumps. Will include tailpipes and dynomax catback and pipes if wanted

    Drivetrain:
    TKO 600 5spd with the numerically lower 5th gear. Great for keeping revs low. This car gets 26mpg on the highway!
    Pro Motion clutch that works great! Light pedal pressure, but holds the power.
    McLeod scatterproof bellhousing
    Ford Racing flywheel
    Adjustable ballstud
    New pilot and throw out bearings
    Pro Motion extended clutch fork
    Maximum Motorsports billet clutch quadrant
    Maximum Motorsports clutch cable adjuster
    Maximum Motorsports long clutch cable
    Ford racing aluminum driveshaft balanced after stronger non-greasable u joints were installed
    yoke change for tko output shaft.
    HPM Zinc plated driveshaft safety loop
    8.8 rear end
    Ford racing 3.55 gears
    Ford racing 03 cobra carbon clutch packs 31 spline traction lok
    Alloy 31 spline axles
    Changed out all bushings, bearings, races, and seals in rear end
    Synthetic gear oil
    Ford friction modifier

    Wheels:
    15" Weld racing draglites. Skinny fronts and wide rears with 27x10.5x15 Hoosier QuickTime Pros with low miles.
    16" pony wheels that are in good shape. 2 caps are in good shape, 2 in not great but not bad shape. 2 wheels have some Falken tires with lots of tread. 2 have worn nitto drag radials.

    Suspension/steering:
    Ford Racing 03-04 cobra front lower control arms
    AGR performance high ratio steering rack
    Moog tie rod ends
    Tokico adjustable drag racing struts and shocks. Firmest setting is firmer than stock, softest is a lot softer.
    Maximum Motorsports caster/camber plates
    Ford Racing rear upper control arms
    Pressed in new rubber bushings in rear end
    Maximum Motorsports rear lower control arms. Poly bushings in front and aluminum in rear.
    Replaced rubber isolators on all springs with new genuine Ford ones.
    Front swaybar not currently installed will go with the car, has higher durometer bushings on end links.
    Stock coil springs all the way around.

    Cooling:
    Stock replacement radiator
    Dual electric fan assembly (new when installed) - either from a contour or Windstar, so dependable OEM quality.
    SSP blue silicone hoses
    Water wetter
    Car has never overheated while I've had it.

    Electrical:
    PA performance 130? 160? Amp (can find out.) Alternator and cable kit.
    Optima red top battery relocated to the right side of trunk. Mounted in a fabbed aluminum battery box.

    Tuning:
    Tweecer RT
    MSD BTM
    Innovate wideband

    New front brake rotors, Timken bearings wherever I could get them packed in synthetic grease, seals
    Hawk performance brake pads
    Rear: new painted drums
    Replaced brake shoes and springs

    Chassis:
    Maximum Motorsports powder coated full length weld in subframe connectors
    Has UPR torque box reinforcements installed for both the lower and upper boxes.

    Exterior:
    Police Interceptor badge on trunklid
    Replacement 5.0 fender badges
    Ford antenna delete plate
    Genuine Ford headlight pack from 50resto
    Mineral gray paint job

    Interior:
    Rare sand interior.
    Manual windows
    Manual locks
    Has cruise control which works flawlessly.
    Stock seats replaced with 03 mustang seats that match the interior perfectly. Autometer electric fuel pressure and mechanical boost pressure gauges set in the autometer gauge pod that takes the place of the center AC vents. Still have the stock vents. Replaced the broken ashtray spring and under it are hiding the MSD BTM and Tweecer RT knobs. Verified stock tach is accurate with datalogging.
    Python transponder car alarm I installed myself. Still works great.
    Professionally installed 20% window tint
    Rear window does not have defroster.
    Replaced heater core with genuine Ford replacement.
    Genuine Ford radio delete plate
    Armrest delete plate included for track days if you'd like to shed some weight. Stock armrest installed.
    50 resto floor mats

    Hardly anything I installed was used. All I can remember were the AFR heads, Steeda #19 cam, and Weld wheels.

    Even though the car is very nice, it is not perfect. It has some leaks. It burns a little oil (less than a qt/3k miles last I checked). The radiator has a pinhole leak at the neck. AC is not installed currently, but all of the parts for it will go with the car. Paint isn't show quality, but is very nice. Has some rock chips and a couple small spots on the front and rear bumpers where it's peeled from being bumped. Each bumper was literally bumped by friends backing up in the driveway without looking.There is a small crack in one of the fenders where it meets the front bumper. I believe this was from body flex, as it has not spread at all since the subframe connectors were installed. There are a couple of door dings. Every now and then it drops a cylinder because the injector doesn't fire due to wiring in the 10 pin connectors. When this happens, the connectors need to be cleaned. I wanted to fix this, but the only thing I could think of is solder the wires together and get rid of the connectors. Didn't want to lose the ability to disconnect the engine harness. The MAF wire sometimes gets coated in oil from the K&N filter. It needs to be cleaned now and then with electrical cleaner. The tune isn't perfect, but it's darn close. Does not run lean. There are holes and a little sagging in the headliner. There is a small cut in the backseat. There are 2 holes worn in the carpet. One near the gas pedal and one behind the clutch pedal. Unfortunately the ignition switch went bad and I had to replace it with another. So the car now has one key for the doors and trunk, and one for the ignition, like a standard mustang. I believe I kept the old broken one and will go with the car. Reason I don't know exact miles is my original SSP 160 mph speedometer went bad and I replaced it with a new old stock Ford Motorsport 160 mph one 22k ago. I kept the old speedo and will find it to tell you exact miles if you're seriously interested. It will go with the car as well. Maybe both the ignition switch and speedometer can be fixed/rebuilt?

    Lots of parts, tons of receipts and info, 1989 Ford mustang brochure, and genuine Helm factory service manuals will go with the car.
    I'm sure there's more I'm forgetting. If you have any questions, just ask.

    The reason I'm selling is I hardly drive it anymore. My left knee gives me trouble (not good with a stick car), and I have back issues that prevent me from tinkering with it and driving it much. This car deserves to be driven. That's what I built it for. Though I'll hate to see it go and will surely kick myself for it in the future, I could use the money for other things.

    It's very clean. The car has been garage kept nearly all of the 15 years I've owned it. A little over half a year was the only time it was kept outside and used as a daily driver. The rest of the time it's been a "fun", only driven in nice weather car.

    I'm going to ask for $17,500 obo. That's down from $19,500. Price is not firm. Don't be afraid to make reasonable offers. No trades.
    I'm located in Wichita, KS.
    Please feel free to ask any questions or contact me at matts10tpi@hotmail.com .
    VIN is available upon request. So is my phone number.

    It would be nice to see this car go to a good home! One where it will be taken care of as well as I have!

    Lots of pics here:

    http://s587.photobucket.com/user/not.../library/Notch
    Last edited by 89TxDPS; 07-29-2018, 06:37 AM.
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