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FASTFORD
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posted 02-03-2003 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FASTFORD   Click Here to Email FASTFORD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In your opinion, and fact, what do you think the best $50 spent on a car would be (to make it faster, of course)? Thinks like stub stacks, exhuast cutouts, and shift kits...What do you think would be the best bang for the buck?

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jsracingbbf
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posted 02-03-2003 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can get a gallon of Nitromethane for about $80.00 which would give you a very big BANG for the buck. Actually, I'm not trying to be a wise guy, but I was thinking it would be hard to find a $50.00 item that would help ET's where it would be noticeable. You could probably get just as much off your timeslips by adjusting timing, playing with the fuel curve and suspension. some of those could be free. If it was me I'd save a few more bucks and buy some gears. Just my .02

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mustangboy
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posted 02-03-2003 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would depend on your combo that you have now.$50 bucks ain't much but maybe a free flowing air cleaner(open element) if your running a stocker,remove the fan and put on a junkyard electric,anything you can do to improve exhaust flow,can't think of too much under $50.Whats your combo?

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Trailer_Trash
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posted 02-03-2003 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Trailer_Trash   Click Here to Email Trailer_Trash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yeah. you usually need to spend more money on the big stuff, and then spend 50's and 100's on the little stuff to improve the big stuff

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Fastymz
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posted 02-03-2003 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guess what I just got today for close to $50.
Some long tube hedmen hedders #88660 for a 351w in 1965 Mustang.

Now what do you guys think they are worth over my short tube hedmens I run now.
Ok so they weren't $50,but I got $50 for xmas,and I added $68 to it.

So for about $50 someone could pick up my short tube hedders.


The stub stack gave me about a .02-.04 gain not worth the money.

A 4-Hole 1" spacer best bang for under $50.

K&N filter worth .03 over good paper filter one my car.Yes I tested it out for my self.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
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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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F551
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posted 02-03-2003 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for F551   Click Here to Email F551     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Agree with Jerry - save your money for gears!

And the Mustangboy has a good point - when was your last tuneup (plugs, filters etc).

The best value for performance I ever got was sealing a carb to hood scoop - about $5 worth of weather stripping and sheet metal gave .02-.03 seconds, likely at top end of track, so you probably wouldn't notice any thing in normal driving

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 02-03-2003 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mustangboy:
It would depend on your combo that you have now. $50 bucks ain't much...

Assuming you have it in good tune already - then you'd have to buy used parts..... something like used shorty headers, if you're running OEM exhuast manifolds; or, maybe you can locate a used center section chunk out of a 4X4 with 4.11 gears and a traction lock...!!!

Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in awhile!!!

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67coupe
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posted 02-03-2003 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey scoop what kind of shortys do u have? and when r u changong them?

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67 coupe with 351c
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at 82.03 mph
94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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mustangboy
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posted 02-03-2003 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What I was getting at was maybe he was missing a certain componant if the engine has some modifications.For example In a magazine I have they do up a 289 with a cam,intake and carb,aluminium heads and then put the stock exhaust manifolds back on it. When they switched to headers on the dyno it increased it by something like 97hp.Now you wouldn't normally see more than probably 20hp by adding headers but if its the missing link?If this guy in the magazine had bought Scoop's old shortie headers for $50 bucks that would have been a huge bang for the buck

[This message has been edited by mustangboy (edited 02-03-2003).]

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Dubz
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posted 02-04-2003 12:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
if you still got those shorties around in a while i might pick em up off ya, since i can't find long tubes to fit and nobody has given me an answer to if i can bend them to fit around my c6 trans

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jsracingbbf
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posted 02-04-2003 02:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ryan Wilke:

Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in awhile!!!


Hey Ryan that's my line! ( see old posts )

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Jerry
69 Mustang Pro ET Drag
70 Mustang retired former footbrake car
"This is FORD Country! On a Quiet night you can hear a Chevy Rust"

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jsracingbbf
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posted 02-04-2003 02:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a set of full length headers for a small block, no holes in them but they are rusty like all used headers that haven't been coated. Just so happens I want $45.00 bucks for them, plus 5 bucks for shipping. I don't know what the tub size is but I can check.

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Jerry
69 Mustang Pro ET Drag
70 Mustang retired former footbrake car
"This is FORD Country! On a Quiet night you can hear a Chevy Rust"

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Fastymz
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posted 02-04-2003 02:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 67coupe:
hey scoop what kind of shortys do u have? and when r u changong them?


I can't put the add in this forum.
But I should get them changed out in a couple of weeks maybe two weeks.

They are hedman model number 88650 shortys.Ford: 351W 1964-73 Mustang, 1966-73 Ranchero/Torino, shorty-style, 1 5/8 in. primary tubes, 3 in. collectors, headers

Dubz,have you tried calling the hedder manufacturing companys them selfs.See if they can help you.


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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

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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Fastymz
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posted 02-04-2003 02:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mustangboy:
If this guy in the magazine had bought Scoop's old shortie headers for $50 bucks that would have been a huge bang for the buck

[This message has been edited by mustangboy (edited 02-03-2003).]


LOL

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

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.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

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64FalconF-16
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posted 02-04-2003 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 64FalconF-16   Click Here to Email 64FalconF-16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best $50.00 I spent was a Barry Grant kit for my 800 Holley.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-04-2003 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Royal Purple oil change.

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Just Strokin
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posted 02-04-2003 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hummmmmmm.......what was her name again....hehehehe.......

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FASTFORD
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posted 02-04-2003 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FASTFORD   Click Here to Email FASTFORD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What about shift kits, stub stacks, and exhuast cutouts? which of those is the best mod? How much would I gain if I changed to royal purple oil? Can I change to that kind of oil with only 2000 miles on this engine?
Thanks

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-04-2003 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"best $50 spent"

Well, when I was single there were these three girls in Boston...

...oops! That's not what you meant...

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68stang351
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posted 02-05-2003 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fasttymz, you have the exact same headers I've got, the shorties.
Just kinda weird (or wierd, I can't decide)

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Fastymz
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posted 02-06-2003 01:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68stang351:
Fasttymz, you have the exact same headers I've got, the shorties.
Just kinda weird (or wierd, I can't decide)


I'll have the new long tubes in,in a few weeks I'll let you know how they work.

I hope to get more power from them.

You have a newer motor then I do.And a 5 spd,now that would be fun.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

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.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

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HIGH-RISER
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posted 02-06-2003 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HIGH-RISER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, how about the following... #1 A windage tray. #2 Intake gaskets and an oil change. That way, you could block off the exhaust cross over. #3 A good set of ignition wires. #4 A 3/8 sending unit, if yours is a 67 or earlier (5/16th's). #4 A cool can. #5 A breakerless conversion. I bought my first one from Montgomery Wards for $18.95. #6 An alignment, most overlook this for racing. #7 Spring clamps, and shackles. #8 A remote battery kit. #9 An idexable crank sprocket. # 10 A "Tornado" for your boss, so you can convince him how much money he will save, and thus can afford to pay you more, LOL, (sorry, but it sounded plausable).

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68DARKHORSE
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posted 02-06-2003 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Grant steering wheel.


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Greg Pettit
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posted 02-06-2003 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greg Pettit   Click Here to Email Greg Pettit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Biplane design rear wing made of wood might get you some power.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 02-06-2003 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
De-warheaded Scud missle (Blackmarket/China: $47.85 ea) strapped to your roof!

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Dubz
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posted 02-06-2003 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i'd prolly say a shift kit for a stock auto trans.

Maybe cutouts for coolness factor

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Trailer_Trash
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posted 02-06-2003 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Trailer_Trash   Click Here to Email Trailer_Trash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ryan Wilke:
De-warheaded Scud missle (Blackmarket/China: $47.85 ea) strapped to your roof!

LOL

i saw an episode of Unsolved History on Discovery Channel where they strapped 4 rockets to a 60-something Impala and raced it at the salt flats. a couple of funnies. when they started to race it, they forgot to clean the fuel filter, so it didnt go that fast. they were obviously a bit preoccupied with those rockets . this impala had hudraulics. so to keep the car from going into orbit, they lowered the front hydraulics and raised the back ones. it was the most rediculous thing i've ever seen, but it was cool as hell

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