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MF65Conv
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posted 03-29-2003 01:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MF65Conv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi you guys - This is my first time on MM. I've been checking things out and seems like a great group here.

My question is - With my setup (below), what would be your parts list w/ $1000 bucks(Me and my pals do the labor) - that's as far as I can go for now.

I've got: 65 conv. Mustang, 302 .40 over, 9.5:1, edelbrock performer heads, ebock perf cam, ebock 289 intake, ebock 1406 carb, T5z, auburn pro 3.55 posi, 1 5/8 long headers, 16x8 225/16/50 - only 3000 miles since rebuilt.

So many options - what would you guys do?

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fordfan
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posted 03-29-2003 01:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
welcome.

[This message has been edited by fordfan (edited 03-29-2003).]

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jsracingbbf
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posted 03-29-2003 01:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M & M
first thing I would do would be buy a Holley 750 DP and electric fuel pump.

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Dubz
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posted 03-29-2003 03:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
holley carb, bigger cam, and rpm intake (assuming that unspecified intake was performer)

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 03-29-2003 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WELCOME TO M&M, MF65Conv!!

quote:
Originally posted by Dubz:
holley carb, bigger cam, and rpm intake (assuming that unspecified intake was performer)

I'd second Dubz suggestion!

-- However it also depends on just what you want to do with the car...Do you want to cruise the blvds daily, be a strip terror or be a weekend show car.

Ryan

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 03-29-2003 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like you already have a nice setup. I'd just buy gas and drive that baby.....

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clevelandstyle
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posted 03-29-2003 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A roll bar. You can't go quicker than 14.00 in the 1/4 with a 'vert without it.

Welcome.

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Ben
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MF65Conv
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posted 03-29-2003 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MF65Conv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've asked around at some other places and everyone pretty much agrees, but just wanted to get as many opinions as possible to make sure I spend my $$$ wisely.

Thanks for the info guys!

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F551
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posted 03-29-2003 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for F551   Click Here to Email F551     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome M65conv!

Ben is definitely right - roll bar- and the belts and helmet that come with it. You may even consider poly seats, weight saving.

Then more gear - you gotta OD with the T5 - exploit it

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iamblackjack
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posted 03-29-2003 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for iamblackjack   Click Here to Email iamblackjack     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by clevelandstyle:
A roll bar. You can't go quicker than 14.00 in the 1/4 with a 'vert without it.

Welcome.


14.00???? Is that a state law? I see guys run faster than that with no roll bar all the time.
BTW. I was considering putting one in my '65 primarilly to give me something to tie the four point harnesses to, but I was a little afraid that it would look kind of weird if I only ran mid twelves. I thought that it was in the 11's that you had to have one. Who's got the rule book? Hook a brotha up.

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clevelandstyle
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posted 03-29-2003 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only convertables have to have rollbars below 14.00 per NHRA rulebook. Cars with a roof can go to 12.00.
If you are going to put in a roll bar, you have to have at least 5 points. There must be a side bar on the drivers side. Anything less is not legal.

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MF65Conv
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posted 03-30-2003 12:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MF65Conv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Didn't realize I'd have to put a roll bar in yet, haven't even started looking into it. Are any available that don't look too bulky but still get the job done?

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Dubz
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posted 03-30-2003 02:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
does anyone have the link to the NHRA rules for harnesses and cages?? gotta design mine sometime soon here

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