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Fastymz
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posted 02-15-2003 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1.A wider and maybe taller street tire.Mine now are 245-60-14
8"wide tread
24.5" tall

So would a 10"wide and 26" tall street help that much more?

Or would a 7" tread and 25"tall drag radialwork better then either street tire.

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SCOOP
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Moneymaker
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posted 02-15-2003 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
10 or 15 cinder blocks in your trunk.

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Fastymz
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posted 02-15-2003 04:48 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:
10 or 15 cinder blocks in your trunk.


Thanks I'll go by and get some tonight.

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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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steve'66
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posted 02-16-2003 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron,

Try the McCreary dirt track racing tires that Glens67 uses. I think they are made by American Racing now. I'll ask him tomorrow at the track. They are cheap and sticky!

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Glens67
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posted 02-17-2003 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glens67   Click Here to Email Glens67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are G-60 15s I don't think that they will fit under Scoopes Rear, unless he lifts it. NO THE CAR :-)

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-17-2003 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, there's always the cinder blocks.

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fordfan
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posted 02-17-2003 01:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
25" tall by 10" wides don't help me.... well maybe if they Both hooked LOL.

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steve'66
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posted 02-17-2003 01:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Glens67:
They are G-60 15s I don't think that they will fit under Scoopes Rear, unless he lifts it. NO THE CAR :-)


What are the dim's of those tires? 10w X 26t should fit his '65.

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Fastymz
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posted 02-17-2003 03:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My rear is already lifted,I have the wrong offset on my rims and they push my tires out to far.So I have to keep the car lifted.

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SCOOP
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2.26 60'S
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Fastymz
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posted 02-17-2003 03:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Well, there's always the cinder blocks.


A few more blocks and I could build on an addition.

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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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capri man
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posted 02-17-2003 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
a spare 205x15 tire weighs 90lbs full of water!!

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mustangboy
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posted 02-17-2003 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I run the G-60-15 McCreary road stars on a set of chrysler cop(taxi cab)rims 15
x7.I tried these on my sisters 66 coupe and they fit perfectly.Scoop if you run a taller tire you will really notice the difference in your gearing.I have a set of BFGs( 225-70-14s)that I run on my mustang for street cruising to offset my 4:11s.they are 26 1/2 tall and I can really notice the difference.It would probably help with your traction problem by reducing the gearing but I don't think thats the way you want to go about it.The McCreary's work great by the way but I don't know if I'd want them on a daily driver.Maybe your 351 has enough torque that the taller tires won't be such an issue but I can notice it on my little 302.

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Rustang
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posted 02-17-2003 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did ya try VHT'n the tires you have?

If' you're bent on sticky tires I'd go for the Goodrich or Nitto drag radials. They're more than sticky enough for your car, they're very streetable, and rolling resistance is lower than a slick. I'd also stick with 26" height or lower.

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 02-17-2003 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go with the McCreary's Scoop .They are softer than the Nitto's or BFG's and will hook better.And do like the others say and stay at 26" or shorter.You dont want to take a step backwards!
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Fastymz
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posted 02-17-2003 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My car is not a daily driver.I only drive it in nice weather.The 245-60-14 at about 25" are great with my 3.40 gears.I won't go over 26"tall because like you all said I'll lose some gear.
I don't spin the 8"wide tire I have to bad.Mostly just off the line about 10-20 feet of spinning.I'd like to get it to spin less then 5 feet.
I do have to drive the car about 70+mile to get the drags.I was thinking about using the 205-70-14 I have for long trips.

Thanks for all the help.

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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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Trailer_Trash
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posted 02-17-2003 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Trailer_Trash   Click Here to Email Trailer_Trash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
get a spoiler

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Fastymz
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posted 02-17-2003 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Trailer_Trash:
get a spoiler

And a big fart can exhaust too.

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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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mustang68mustangs
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posted 02-17-2003 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like a plan Scoop!

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dubstar
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posted 02-17-2003 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dubstar   Click Here to Email dubstar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the answer to all your problems scoop in 4 words.

get a bigger scoop!

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Fastymz
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posted 02-17-2003 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BIGGER SCOOP

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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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posted 02-19-2003 01:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinger   Click Here to Email stinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
5 fifty pound bags of sand in your trunk, ha, ha!

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