Author Topic: Welcome to the ConcourMustang SVO Area !  (Read 13043 times)

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Welcome to the ConcourMustang SVO Area !
« on: July 22, 2009, 12:57:48 AM »
SVO Parking Only !

Dedicated to the unique 1984 to 1986 SVO Mustangs -Special Vehicle Operations

While the 80's were rather lack luster - expect to learn more about these highly sophisticated Mustangs that have their own mystique, following and place as a collectable and are MUST DRIVE to understand.

Don't be surprised if you find "many" early owners sought out, bought and still own an SVO ! (or two or three......)

Mark Haas
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 01:14:27 AM »
Welcome Mark - good to see you here.


Thanks
Jeff Speegle

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Re: Sign In/Hello
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009, 12:17:17 PM »
Thanks WELCOME TO ALL!

From the General Discussion: When posting a questions it will be very helpful if you would include when and how your car was assembled.   A way to make sure that you don't forget is by adding your cars information to your signature. Others have found this to be really helpful and a time saver, in the long run.

Great Idea - Very Important for SVO restorers!   There is a tremendous differance beteen and 84 and an 86 SVO for both parts, compatible parts and even internal valving of certain items.

A good example of a complete signature would be:
SVO2SCJ    FF239068,      1C ,     MA,       41C optioned
    Name       Last 8 VIN           Color    Interior  Factory Competition Preped

Enjoy,
Mark

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AB , Standard Interior  San Jose built 4/22/1969

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Re: Welcome to the ConcourMustang SVO Area !
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2009, 12:28:42 PM »
SVO are great cars! Had a Early 85' for years.
We need to see more of them coming to the MCA National Events.
Bring those cars out!
My early 85 DID NOT have the Shadow SVO decal on the front fender.
But I saw another one in Utah , about the same build date with the decal.
What up with the decals?
Jake
 

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Re: Welcome to the ConcourMustang SVO Area !
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2009, 05:31:02 PM »
HI Jake

Well this might just get that started !! 

I haven't shown my SVO's in 10 years so I'm starting slowly (membership , visit and event (offer to help) then show / or the other way around)

I have the 1985 "red book" revisions for the change over -IF I CAN FIND IT
I will post the drop date for the fender sticker in production.  (Of course, many choose to add or delete after purchase)   The 85.5 is just the opposite - no fender marker then for 1986 it was the plastic/chrome.
Again may add or leave off for either year.

Mark
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Re: Welcome to the ConcourMustang SVO Area !
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2009, 03:26:36 PM »
My car had the Koni Ajusting Knob missing,went bought new ,Sellman sold it I guess.
What esle came with the SVO's in the Glove Box?
I got the wheel locks , Owners manual and Goodyear paper work.
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Re: Welcome to the ConcourMustang SVO Area !
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2009, 03:31:59 PM »
Wrecked my SVO back in the Day and Koni Replaced one of the front Struts.
I do not know if this is still going on. But I do  know you have be the Orginal owner of the car/Konis .

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Re: Welcome to the ConcourMustang SVO Area !
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2009, 09:24:17 PM »
If you are the original owner Koni still "rebuilds" the shocks for you (provided they are not damaged cores/read bent)

Since they are unique to the SVO that is the important thing -but I would guess they comback with current valving/and NEW KONI Red.

Mark
P.S. Glovebox got Koni brochure, Knob (in plastic) and warrenty card.
By 1986 Wheel locks and wheel weights were attached to the lug wrench.
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Re: Welcome to the ConcourMustang SVO Area !
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2009, 09:34:21 PM »
My brother has an 85 1/2 but he has made some changes to it.  I always cringed when he did it.  He even sold of some of the original parts on it like the shifter knob and radio.
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Re: Welcome to the ConcourMustang SVO Area !
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2009, 05:38:17 PM »
Hello Mark,

Great site!   Glad you told me about it.

First off, my name is Bryan Russell, I am in Grapevine Texas.  I am the proud owner of 4 SVO Mustangs.  First one is an 84 9L (oxford white,  second is a rare 85 9L (one of 5 in white)  Hertz Rent a Racer, third is an 86 9L, and my baby is an 86 1C (black).   I have owned 6 svo's over the years,  sold two,  still have four, and probably won't be the end of my insanity, lol.  You have to be a special person to own a Special Vehicle Operations Mustang.  Ask any SVO owner what i'm talking about, they know. :-)

Look forward to many more postings over here and hope to be a part of what Mark has going on.

Nice to meet you guys,

Bryan Russell

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Re: Welcome to the ConcourMustang SVO Area !
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2009, 12:17:11 AM »
Hi Bryan !

Welcome -but know you will have to do some work here !!

You have some neat cars !  EVERYONE would love to see a photo of the VIN etchings on the Hertz car !!

This is a site that aims to document and catalog specific findings for our cars that will be an aid to future owners and restorers.

Get out the camera and enjoy yourself -it not even about seeing complete cars !

Mark
P.S.  There might be a set of scalers in it for the effort !
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AB , Standard Interior  San Jose built 4/22/1969

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Re: Welcome to the ConcourMustang SVO Area !
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2009, 11:34:37 AM »
Ok,

You want pictures?  Well, I guess I can do that.  But keep in mind, this Hertz Rent a Racer is not restored, it is just the way I found it,  rusted roof and all.

Bryan

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Re: Welcome to the ConcourMustang SVO Area !
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2009, 12:20:48 PM »

Great to see an area to document the SVO's! Luckily there are some very original cars still out there so lots of good info should be available.

I'll be posting some pictures shortly.


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Re: Welcome to the ConcourMustang SVO Area !
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2009, 01:29:26 AM »

Great to see an area to document the SVO's! Luckily there are some very original cars still out there so lots of good info should be available.

I'll be posting some pictures shortly.

Glad you guys are taking advantage of the site to share and compare.

Welcome to all of you

Jeff Speegle

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Re: Welcome to the ConcourMustang SVO Area !
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2009, 03:17:41 PM »
Ok,

You want pictures?  Well, I guess I can do that.  But keep in mind, this Hertz Rent a Racer is not restored, it is just the way I found it,  rusted roof and all.

Bryan
That's the beauty of this site !  You can't "restore" if you don't know what original looked like !   In the case of the Hertz the etched VIN's is a great place to start.  Someone SOMEDAY will need to know the font, size and what items got marked !

Mark
1969 R Code , Sportsroof (non Mach) W Axle
AB , Standard Interior  San Jose built 4/22/1969