1980 Ford Mustang Overview


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1980 Ford Mustang Overview

The 1980 Ford Mustang Cobra did not look much different than its predecessor, but it had lost something under the hood. To comply with new CAFE standards, the 302-ci V8 was reduced to 255-ci, losing 15 horses, giving the car only 119 horsepower.

Unlike the engine of the base model, the SVO-McLaren Turbo Mustang had a small yet powerful engine. Only a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder, the turbocharge pushed the psi from 5 to 11, giving it approximately 175 horsepower with the turbo. Unfortunately for some, the power in the engine combined with the bright orange-yellow color of the car invited many state troopers to seem to want a closer look, doling out many speeding tickets.


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    2.3 Ford Mustang --crank Wont Start

    I have a January 1980 Ford Mustang 2.3 non turbo, we were driving, stopped at a stop sign, turned the corner and it shut off, now it wont start will just crank, we have replaced the following: cap, ro...

    658 views with 12 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Fuel Pump

    Where is the fuel pump located on a 1980 Mustang ghia 4 cylinder

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    Can You Tell Me The Value To My 1980 Mustang

    The body needs work, it has many dings, scratches, a broken rear left light, a couple of small dents & someone painted a black handlebar type mustache, about 2 feet long, one on the front hood & one o...

    312 views with 6 answers (last answer 3 years ago)

    Need A Mixture Control Solenoid For A 1980 Ford Mustang Lx.

    I need a mixture control solenoid for a 1980 Ford Mustang LX. Not sure if that is exactly what the part is called (see pics below). It's a discontinued part; having trouble finding it through various ...

    32 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 years ago)

    What Is A Mustang 2 2+2 Runabout

    recently bought a mustang and that is what the insurance says it is so i want to know what it is

    102 views with 1 answer (last answer 10 years ago)