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The Merkur Club of America Forums • Checking out an 89 2.3 Mustang for parts - what should I loo
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Checking out an 89 2.3 Mustang for parts - what should I loo

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:17 pm
by woojo
Hi everyone,

A local guy is parting an 89 2.3 notchback mustang. I'm thinking of converting my XR to a serpentine setup.

Will any of it work?

What else should I try to snag?

He seems pretty reasonable with prices.

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:16 pm
by deathbypsi
roller cam and followers
temp sensor fitting in heater hose
IAC
T5 if it has one

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:02 pm
by DPDISXR4Ti
deathbypsi wrote:roller cam and followers
temp sensor fitting in heater hose
Nope, and nope. An '89 wouldn't have either.

As for the pulleys, it depends. The crank pulley will only be of value to you if you're going with a single belt on the inner track. That generally means driver-side only accessories - none of the Ranger stuff that rides on the outer track.

I've used the inlet elbow hose off a '87 - '90 Mustang - that's about the only other thing that comes to mind.

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:52 am
by woojo
I see...

I figured I would take ALL of the accessories brackets and tensioners off the car, including the AC compressor, which my merkur lacks. I would like to have AC.

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:36 am
by DPDISXR4Ti
woojo wrote:I figured I would take ALL of the accessories brackets and tensioners off the car, including the AC compressor, which my merkur lacks. I would like to have AC.
It doesn't have the same compressor as the XR, so that would be a pretty big project - not really worth the effort, even if the stuff was free. You'd be better off getting the compressor and bracket from a '91 - '93 Mustang, which DOES use the same compressor as the XR, you'd just need to use the original manifold and lines from the XR.

But frankly, getting functional A/C back in a car that's had it removed can be costly, in time, money, and frustration. I've done it myself, so I speak from experience, and I wouldn't do it again. If this is your sole vehicle, I can understand the need and desire a bit more, but make sure you really know what you're getting into before starting.