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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
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posted 05-15-2003 12:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I went to my first cruise night.That was cool.I parked in the main lot for the 1st time.I talked to about 10 guys about my car.And there were more then a few people that stopped to look at it.

But on my way home.Yes I did alittle street racing.I know not good,but it was with my brother inlaws 55 chevy.You should know about that car by now.Well I really hoped my car would have done alittle better with the new cam,headers,batt intrunk,shocks ect ect.
I ran my pops 88GT too.We race all the time when it's safe and only up to about 50-60mph.

The night was not a total bummer.I had a great time looking and others cars.And talking to some guys just starting out.With a 67 Mustang.They really liked my car.

Thanks for letting me vent.

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rockafellz
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posted 05-15-2003 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who won?

See it wasn't that bad to park your car in the main lot and hang out & BS about cars now was it? Hopefully those people you met with the '67 mustang log in and say hi.

Erik

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Fastymz
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posted 05-15-2003 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He can't won't run his car real hard.His new built motor only has 52 miles on it.
He was short shifting and did not leave real hard.I won but I know he's going to walk away from me.When he really gets on it.
I don't mine that I don't always win.But this one car I really want to beat.
He gives me a lot of friendly crap about my car and Fords.It's all in fun,but it would be sweet to pull away from his high chevy.

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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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rockafellz
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posted 05-15-2003 01:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron, forgot to mention, I would try to make your next "mod" a pair of cheap 15x8 or x9 wheels and some hoosier quick time pros or et streets. Only put them on at the strip and cruise nights so they last longer.

If you're really laying down 20 feet of rubber on your street tires, getting traction next, to me, would be the best bang for the buck!! Don't you guys think?

With this house hunting happening with me, it is VERY VERY VERY hard for me not to just go out and order a pair for the fastback. That is definitely my next mod when $$ permits.

Erik

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N266fords
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posted 05-15-2003 01:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for N266fords   Click Here to Email N266fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got the south side machine bars to late alex said no get cal tracs buy i will get cal trac and give my wifes pearl red 66 the south sides ..anyway i will send you a pic of my hood as soon as my lazy a$$ gets time to take it... Bruce

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Fastymz
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posted 05-15-2003 01:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rockafellz:
Ron, forgot to mention, I would try to make your next "mod" a pair of cheap 15x8 or x9 wheels and some hoosier quick time pros or et streets. Only put them on at the strip and cruise nights so they last longer.

Erik


Erik yes your 100% right about the tires.I can only roll into the gas now off the line.
Tonight I hit the gas to much off the line.Sat and spum as the car drifted to the right,while he pulled ahead of me.
The car really does spin a good 20 plus feet.
I'll try and get some this summer.You keep saving for that house.The car can wait for now.


Bruce did you run the lift bars at all?

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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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mustangboy
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posted 05-15-2003 03:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup get some sticky tires and kick some chebbie butt.

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65_302
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posted 05-15-2003 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Traction means a lot.

We tried some used "cheater slicks" the first time at the track. Smoked 'em all the way through 1st and into 2nd. We got some MT 26X8.5" slicks and then broke the Detroit Locker after only 12 passes. Wheel hop. Put the slide-a-lincs on and full spool and no more traction problems. All that power you have has to be controlled. Its a total package deal.

Which brings me to a question. We don't spin, but we can't get the 60s under 1.78. What do I need to look for to be sure we are getting good weight transfer?

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rockafellz
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posted 05-15-2003 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 65_302:
Which brings me to a question. We don't spin, but we can't get the 60s under 1.78. What do I need to look for to be sure we are getting good weight transfer?

I've heard time and time again here and i'll pass it on. Clamp the front part of the leaf springs, drag shocks, remove swaybay, ballast in the trunk (50lb increments), torque strap, & front skinnies. There are probably more but i'd start with the above and fine tune from there.

Erik

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65_302
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posted 05-15-2003 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that you mention it, we were going to clamp the springs but decided to go to monos instead and then money got tight ;( I guess I will do the clamps. Refresh my memory, should I use 3/8" or 1/2" steel?

Front skinnies will be going on next wk.

Have Ranchero adjustable shocks. They actually work well. We tested them last time out by changing the setting and got a slower time so we went back to the staggered setting.

Sway bar has not been done yet because we still drive it around town and to and from the track.

Do you really think a torque strap is need on this 302 crate motor?

Thanks for the reminder Erik. I appreciate it.

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posted 05-15-2003 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65_302:
Sway bar has not been done yet because we still drive it around town and to and from the track.

Do you really think a torque strap is need on this 302 crate motor?

Thanks for the reminder Erik. I appreciate it.


6 bolts to r&r when you get to the track .

Yes, I have one on my 306, Scoop has one on his 351w, almost all racers I see at the strip have one. The less the motor moves, the faster the torque/power/transfer is made to the rear tires. My motor used to move a lot before the torque strap was added, now it just nudges.

What are your optimum rancho shock settings? I bet SteveW wouldn't mind knowing either.

Erik

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Fastymz
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posted 05-15-2003 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65_302:

Sway bar has not been done yet because we still drive it around town and to and from the track.


You wont miss it.My car drives the same with out the sway bar.I don't race around turns anyways.
I have 90-10 front my leaks are clamped.Two clamps on the front and one on the rear.I'd think 3/8 or 1/2 either one would work.
It's cheaper to make them,but Mr Gasket does make them too.
With the new leafs the rear raises alittle on take off.
Which is new to me.My son noticed it last night.He said it felt alot different to have the rear come up alittle.

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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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65_302
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posted 05-15-2003 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rockafellz:
6 bolts to r&r when you get to the track .

Yes, I have one on my 306, Scoop has one on his 351w, almost all racers I see at the strip have one. The less the motor moves, the faster the torque/power/transfer is made to the rear tires. My motor used to move a lot before the torque strap was added, now it just nudges.

What are your optimum rancho shock settings? I bet SteveW wouldn't mind knowing either.

Erik



I have considered removing the sway bar and probably will now.

I guess the torque strap is in order too.

I think I can make some 2" X 1/2" steel clamps and see if that will help.

We have 90/10s on the front and the Rancheros are set at 1 and 2. We went to 5 & 5 to see what would happen and lost .005 on the 60 ft. time and .006 off the et. At 1 & 1 it pulled a little right, so we settled for 1 & 2 on the shocks and even on the slide-a-lincs. Now if I drive it, all bets are off because there will be an extra 100 lbs. of weight in the seat That will be interesting to see what happens.

Thanks again for the info.

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