Brought to you in part by:

.

Shop Eastwood for your Auto Restoration Needs!


  Mustangsandmore Forums
  '64 1/2 to '73 -- The Classic Mustang
  Autocrossing

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Autocrossing
BAD67FUN
Journeyman

Posts: 55
From:
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 10-03-2002 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BAD67FUN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who's doing it and what have you learned about our old Mustangs (preferably 67/8 experience) in order to make go faster. I used to autocross my 5.0 and am aware of suspension mods for that car. But this old fastback is completely different. Thanks.

IP: Logged

Mpcoluv
Gearhead

Posts: 975
From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 10-03-2002 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For suspension parts vendors try:
www.promotorsports.com
www.globalwest.net
www.cobraautomotive.com
www.totalcontrolproducts.com (stupidly expensive)
www.deltabaymustangs.com

IP: Logged

2bav8
Gearhead

Posts: 207
From: Mesa, AZ
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-04-2002 06:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 2bav8   Click Here to Email 2bav8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a '66 and not a '67-68 but they are similar. Monte Carlo bar and export should be your first upgrade. The Shelby mod and good set of wheels should be next. I run about the same times as a late model Mustang in Solo II.

------------------
2BAV8 Mustang
www.geocities.com/2bav8
1966 Restomod Coupe

IP: Logged

Mpcoluv
Gearhead

Posts: 975
From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 10-04-2002 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 2bav8:
I have a '66 and not a '67-68 but they are similar. Monte Carlo bar and export should be your first upgrade. The Shelby mod and good set of wheels should be next. I run about the same times as a late model Mustang in Solo II.


The montecarlo bar and the export brace DO really work, but they can make the engine compartment tighter....
Tires make a HUGE difference. I couldn't believe the difference between the old hard radials I had and Yokohama AVS Intermediate tires. Of course the Yokos are super soft

IP: Logged

BAD67FUN
Journeyman

Posts: 55
From:
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 10-09-2002 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BAD67FUN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The open 8" rear end I currently have needs help too. What you guys doing to help traction? Is the Detroit overkill? What's the difference between the Auburn unit and the Traction Lock? I want traction outta both tires. Opinions please?

IP: Logged

2bav8
Gearhead

Posts: 207
From: Mesa, AZ
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-10-2002 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 2bav8   Click Here to Email 2bav8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I run a detroit locker, wouldn't trade it for anything. Both tires are getting power or something is broken! The trac-loc and what not use clutches, which can slip when a lot of power is applied. Not as big of a problem in auto-x as drag racing though. The launch in drag racing is really what wears those clutches out.

------------------
2BAV8 Mustang
www.geocities.com/2bav8
1966 Restomod Coupe

IP: Logged

68DARKHORSE
Gearhead

Posts: 378
From: Austin, Tx
Registered: Aug 2002

posted 10-11-2002 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2BAV8 What class do you auto-x in?
What's your best et(1320)?

Thanks
Alton

IP: Logged

2bav8
Gearhead

Posts: 207
From: Mesa, AZ
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-11-2002 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 2bav8   Click Here to Email 2bav8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I race in street modified in Solo II.

I'm currently building a new motor so not sure what the new ETs are going to be.
I'm hoping for at least 110 MPH trap speed though

------------------
2BAV8 Mustang
www.geocities.com/2bav8
1966 Restomod Coupe

IP: Logged

BAD67FUN
Journeyman

Posts: 55
From:
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 10-14-2002 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BAD67FUN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, is car really still basically factory stock that they let you in street mod? I was curious as to what class they'd stick me into. I thought one of the street prepared classes might be possible. There aren't too many old Mustangs running cones for them to guess where to put me...

IP: Logged

RADRIDE
Gearhead

Posts: 243
From: Va.Beach, Va.
Registered: Aug 2002

posted 10-14-2002 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RADRIDE   Click Here to Email RADRIDE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 65 fastback gets put in E-street prepared. I run with new GTs and a few BMWs all running dot race tires while I run the same tires that get all the street use.Normally with-in a second,or two.I get the most lookers in the pit.Nothing sounds better than a strong small block with a big a$$ solid lifter cam coming out of the hole.Kind of puts those Hondas in a different light.

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2003, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [Mustangsandmore.com T-Shirts][Tech Articles]