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Fastymz
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posted 10-19-2002 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After I get adjustable front shocks and some better rear tires.I think gears should be the next step.
I'm going through the traps now at about 4400rpm.How more gear could I use and not go over 5000rpm?
I shift at 4600rpm to 5000rpm it dose not seem to change my ET's.Below 4600rpm my times start to fall off alittle.SO I'd like to keep the car closer to that range.


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mustang68mustangs
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posted 10-19-2002 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop,You have 3:40 gears now.Richmond makes a 3:80 which should get you closer.There is a formula for this somewhere I'm sure.I will look around a little for it and get back.
Bob

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Just Strokin
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posted 10-19-2002 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop

Here is a link to multiple different calculators.

http://smokemup.com/auto_math/hp_mph_eight_mi.php

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Fastymz
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posted 10-19-2002 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Just Strokin:
Scoop

Here is a link to multiple different calculators.

http://smokemup.com/auto_math/hp_mph_eight_mi.php


COOL site thanks.

Ben thnaks, I was thinking the 3.80's would work to.

But are the 3.80's a waste with my old all stock motor???
Or will they help?

SCOOP

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Ken
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posted 10-19-2002 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop "buddy" , you know where the 3:40's are going when you change them don't you ?? I'll even pay the shipping .

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1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe - 302GT40-4spd
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Moneymaker
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posted 10-19-2002 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get some cheap (as in used) wheels and the shortest 14 or 15 inch tires available. That way you can install them at the track for racing only with a greater rear ratio yet maintain your fuel economy on the street.

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posted 10-19-2002 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Get some cheap (as in used) wheels and the shortest 14 or 15 inch tires available. That way you can install them at the track for racing only with a greater rear ratio yet maintain your fuel economy on the street.


Thanks Alex,my tires now are 24.5"tall at max.Are there tires shorter then that?
I'm looking right now for just that set up your talking about.I've been trying to find anything about 25"or shorter,Used with wheels.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 10-20-2002 02:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop, for short tires, look for some 185 60R14`s.They are quite common for the smaller "sporty" :; imports, about 22"`s tall. Years ago when I had a automatic in my 302 Fairmont, I tried a pair of these tires on the back, brought up the rpm`s by about 300 over the 26" tires I had been using. I don`t recall the ET improvement, but it was noticable. The tires look a bit silly, & traction certainly didn`t improve, but was still fine for mid 14 sec. ET`s. You could likely find a used pair pretty cheap, plus they don`t require a special wheel.

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Dusty Kiser
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posted 10-20-2002 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dusty Kiser   Click Here to Email Dusty Kiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
After I get adjustable front shocks and some better rear tires.I think gears should be the next step.
I'm going through the traps now at about 4400rpm.How more gear could I use and not go over 5000rpm?
I shift at 4600rpm to 5000rpm it dose not seem to change my ET's.Below 4600rpm my times start to fall off alittle.SO I'd like to keep the car closer to that range.


SCOOP



Scoop Buddy I think it's time you go into the motor. That thing is sick. It isn't making any torque or power and windsors are normally torque monsters. My bone stk 3700 pound 69 Tourino ran 14.12 @ 96 mph with 3.91 posi and was only slightly slower at 14.26 @ 96.4 mph with a 3.56 open rear! Oh, and it pulled hard to 6000rpm. My son-in-laws 69 Mach with worn out windsor blowing smoke all the way down the track was running 14.30's to 14.50's @ 92 to 93 mph. I ran G60x15 polyglass and he was running M50x14 Kellys. Obviously both our engines were making much more torque and horsepower than yours. As I suggested to you before, get tight with a good mechanic and trade work or whatever you can work out to get your stuff straightened out. You'll be time and money ahead. It'll pay off in other ways too. You're probably wasting fuel with an inefficient engine, and if you can learn from it, be able to better maintain your stuff. I was , what I consider, lucky. My Dad was an incredible machinist and a darn good mechanic. He kept my brother and I busy at home learning skills as we assisted him with home maintenance and repairing cars and machinery. By the time I was ten years old I was helping assemble engines, welding, and more. You can't buy that kind of education. Find a mentor, it'll pay off in ways you can't even imagine!

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Fastymz
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posted 10-20-2002 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dusty Kiser,thanks for the advice and I know your 100% right.
I'm not there yet to have any motor work done.I dont want to tear into the motor until I have enough money to get it done.Every time I get some money saved LIFE happens.I've watched way to many people tear the old motor out and get started on it.Run out of money,and never get back to it.Or it takes then YEARS and years before they get to it again.Instead of that I'd rather try and get the as much money I as I can 1st.Then start the job,I dont mind if it takes some time,as along as I keep going in the right direction.

I'm really not trying to bug you guys with all of my questions.I know my car is no racer,but it's a kick in the pants to me.And if it has to be a 14.9 car for some time then thats ok too.I'd like to get my car as fast as I can with what I have.Then when the money is there I'll take the next step.

Thanks for the help TO ALL.
If this is not the FORUM for me please just say so.I'm not one who is easy to offended.

SCOOP

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Ken
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posted 10-20-2002 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Remember about those 3:40's buddy !!!

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Ken
1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe - 302GT40-4spd
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kid vishus
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posted 10-20-2002 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Considering you are racing at 4000+ ft elavation without a correction factor, your ET isnt that far off of what should be considered normal. So dont feel too bad about it. Elavation kills ET.

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-20-2002 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are tires 21 and 22 inches in diameter Scoop.

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Fastymz
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posted 10-20-2002 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ken:
Remember about those 3:40's buddy !!!


Ken your 1st on the list,but you may be waiting for some time.

SCOOP

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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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Fastymz
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posted 10-20-2002 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kid vishus:
Considering you are racing at 4000+ ft elavation without a correction factor, your ET isnt that far off of what should be considered normal. So dont feel too bad about it. Elavation kills ET.

Rob thats the nicest thing you've ever said.
I really dont feel to bad about the times.I do wish they were better.I know in time I'll get there.

I just dont want you guys to think I'm wasting your time in here.

SCOOP

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14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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Fastymz
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posted 10-20-2002 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
There are tires 21 and 22 inches in diameter Scoop.


Thanks I'll keep my eyes out for some.Do you think if I found a sticky tire I could get away with one 8" wide tire?

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67coupe
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het scoop ur not wasting anyones time and they r right the elevation is killing u ur car aint that bad look at the bright side mine sits more than it runs. Hey and im sure u not the slowest guy in here heck there are still 6cyl guys around no offense to u guys eithor

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You're not wasting my time Ron. I like reading your posts. When I get my brick back on the road, maybe I'll come on by your neck of the woods and we'll just see who is the slowest. Betcha it would be loads of fun.

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posted 10-20-2002 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eight inches is plenty Scoop. I do very well with nine.

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mustangboy
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Scoop what are your plans for the motor when cash allows you to build it?I was just curious because if you change to gears now that will allow you to rev around 5000 through the traps will this work with your new combo later?I know it sucks waiting to save up the cash to build a motor(I've been waiting for a few years!)as "life happens" as you put it.Just hate to see you buy stuff now that won't be any good later.If you could put a 9 inch in your car,there are lots of neat factory gear ratios that you can get from the wreckers and save a lot of cash.Buy the whole pot and just swap it in(plus the 9 inch is a good upgrade for later).A lot of old early to mid 60s trucks had 3.89 gears for example.I'm with Dusty Kiser on this one though get into that engine as soon as you can

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Fastymz
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posted 10-21-2002 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mustangboy,I want to do just do a basic short block rebuild going with about 10.5 compression pistons.And then go with RPM heads.
I would only do the gears if a good deal came along.
I always keep my eyes open for good deal on a 9" rear.
I too agree with Dusty and in know way was I saying he was wrong.

Alex,thanks would you think 8" is as small as I could get away with?

Joe,sound like good time for sure.
I know of few places we could test your truck at.

Josh,thanks I keep going in the right direction at least.

SCOOP

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2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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posted 10-21-2002 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Swhoosh.........................Right over your head Scoop.


LOL

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Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
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posted 10-21-2002 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Swhoosh.........................Right over your head Scoop.


LOL


I knew what you were SAYING.
I was just going to let it go.

SCOOP

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2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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posted 10-21-2002 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL

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Alex Denysenko
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Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
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