1979 Ford Mustang Ghia 2.8 V6 from North America
A hardcore piece of Detroit Iron
The electrical system, in particular the fusible links for the ignition system, have started to give me problems, one day the car will start on the first try, other days it will just crank over and over with out any spark from the coil.
The floor boards have rotted out on the drivers side.
Had to replace both front rotors.
For a 23 year old car it still gets me where I want to go efficiently and gets good gas mileage.
In my opinion it has the best v6 ford offers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th November, 2002
18th Jul 2003, 12:16
I'll agree with the comment of hard core Detroit iron, but it sounds like my 1979 Mustang Ghia has maybe fared somewhat better in the floors haven't rusted out. The Mustang was originally purchased new in Kansas and ended up in Dallas where my then High school student daughter purchased it for $500.00 in 1998. I assume the odometer had rolled over at least once and showed 50K plus. Initial inspection showed an unmodified 2-barrel, single exhaust 5.0 V-8 that suffered minor oil lossage. I replaced the key switch assembly and later the alternator. It would still be running, but unable to convince her of the need to check the oil, it was eventually ran dry. Currently it sits in my garage under a tarp awaiting an overhaul.
4th Sep 2005, 09:19
Conducting a complete 1979 Mustang Ghia restoration. It is a notch back that I have had for 25 years. Using another 4 cyl. notch back for parts.
It had the Cologne 2.8 engine, well several have been installed as a matter of fact.
We are putting the 302/5L in it with an overdrive transmission from the 79-80 Lincoln Mk V. Has anyone had experience with that combination? What type of wheels or wheel covers did the V-8 oringinaly have?