Alrighty, what we have here is my 89 Shelby T2 which unfortunately isn't in the best shape. :( It deserves an honourable mention though, because it looks... Show more cool and because it put 2 car lengths on a brand new lightly modded Type R Integra when it was 99% stock! It only had the muffler removed at the time.
This car is currently being repaired. I have a used engine that's going in (hopefully its good enough to hold some boost)and I'm doing some temp. repair of the rear quarters. I hope to get this car in show condition in the future...but well it needs a lot more work than my 88.
This car was originally red with silver ground fx, but someone did a paint job on it during its life and before I got it. It featured all the same engine specs/tranny specs as my 88 Shelby Z, the only difference was they upgraded the block to the stronger common block for 89 and put better synchro's in the tranny.
I've already done some major floor repair in the car, but it also needs rust repair in the rear quarters, paint, new springs and a block rebuild. The head was already rebuilt a few summers ago and unfortunately the bottom end went shortly after I got it. :( However, it wasn't my fault or the car's fault for that matter. It's had a hard life and the engine was rebuilt around 1996. Maritime Engine rebuilt it and they put the weakest turbo rods available in it. They were the lightweight (LW) rods that are known to break at 170hp levels. If they had put the proper T2 rods in, I'm sure the block would be going strong to this day as they are good for around 300hp!!
I'm not sure what my current plans are for this car. It really needs a lot of body work. I found out that whoever did the last body job didn't do it properly and the rust has come through since then.
*Above - My bro's 86 Shelby Charger (which runs mid 13's with minimal mods/cost)is seen beside mine along with his Silver Turismo which was his winter beater and his very rare 85 Shelby Charger which unfurtunately met a gaurd rail on an unfamiliar road after he had just dialed up the boost. :( The frame is bent some, but there is NO rust on this car and it will be fixed up eventually.
*Above - My back was against the fence and I couldn't get a better pic. :(
Anyway, here's the damage done when the engine blew up when I was on the highway. 2 rods were killed 2 pistons - the far right one isn't as bad looking, but the skirts are gone off it. :( I guess I'm lucky I'm still alive. My friend who was behind me said he saw a big shot of fire underneath my car. When I pulled over it was still burning oil off under the hood. Fortunately it was winter and all I had to do is coat it with snow. This is a good lesson though; we should all have a fire extinguisher in our rides!
Top Left - Front of engine.
Right Left - Holes in the heat shield.
Middle pics - Block top obviously.
Bottom Left - Rear of block
Bottom right - Twisted metal inside the block - sorry I couldn't get a clearer pic.
This is why you don't trust the parking break on an older car. ;)
This is the clutch/pressure plate out of it when I 1st got the car. It's kinda hard to tell, but the pressure plate is scored/cracked really bad and the clutch itself is 50% disintigrated. The side shown... all that is left is the rivets. The pucks are completely gone. The other side is pretty much intact however. Show Less