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bibbs68
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posted 07-02-2003 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a guy I work with that has a '93 tbird that he wants to hop up a bit. He would like to go with a carbed 302 setup with a C4. I don't know much about this kind of thing but I told him I knew some folks that did! Here is your chance to shine. He did say that his funds are extremely limited. Who's isn't?!

What would you guys suggest as a beginners setup for a nice street car with an occasional trip down the track?

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bfxcomet
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posted 07-02-2003 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do 94 t-birds have independant rear suspenion? I know a local guy that bought a mid to late 90's t-bird super coupe. He sold the car because it looked like to much work to change the rear suspenion. His plan was for street/strip car.
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KULTULZ
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posted 07-03-2003 06:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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He would like to go with a carbed 302 setup with a C4.

If the BIRD came through with the 5.0 instead of the 3.8, he has an excellent basis for street performance as the engine is MAF controlled and about anything you can put into a 5.0 MUSTANG will also work on the BIRD. I would much rather have the AOD for the street.

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Do 94 t-birds have independant rear suspenion?

Yes...and a beautiful system it is. I could not see wanting to retrofit a solid axle in one.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-03-2003 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by KULTULZ:
Yes...and a beautiful system it is. I could not see wanting to retrofit a solid axle in one.

...unless you were drag racing and didn't want to break it into thousands of little tiny pieces.

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KULTULZ
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posted 07-03-2003 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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...unless you were drag racing and didn't want to break it into thousands of little tiny pieces

Have you actually looked at one of these things? An 8.8 and reinforced axles? It wouldn't take much to tie one down if you wanted to ruin the riding/handling characteristics.

How about the IRS on the later MUSTANG? You can't run that on the strip (I'm not talking funny car here)?

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KULTULZ
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posted 07-03-2003 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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TurboCoupe50
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posted 07-03-2003 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboCoupe50   Click Here to Email TurboCoupe50     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bob Cosby(of the Corral, see him occasionally at VMP), traded out the IRS in his Cobra for a solid axle assembly from a GT. Bob said the guy told him later the IRS was prone to wheel hop. Bob said "yea it did that in my Cobra as well".

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KULTULZ
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posted 07-03-2003 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Point taken...

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bibbs68
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posted 07-07-2003 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, so, will a C4 Auto out of a '67-68 mustang work? And, does the rear axles have to be replaced when implanting a carbed motor?

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thunderchicken
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posted 12-11-2003 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thunderchicken   Click Here to Email thunderchicken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
no all you need to do is change to duraspark ignition which would require some wiring and the throttle cable. and kickdown lever. it may need to movethe crossmember and cut the driveshaft. i am doing this soon and i wanna put a 4 speed manual in it. i hope it will fit nicely

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