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Moneymaker
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posted 06-28-2005 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Any good sources out there for upgrades?
Anyone use Fox Mustang parts?

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TurboGT
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From: Hutchinson, Kansas
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posted 06-28-2005 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboGT        Reply w/Quote
The A-arms are longer (more track width), but most everything else Fox Mustang will swap across.

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Mark Walton
'83 Mustang GT 2.3 Turbo NHRA Stocker - it's alive!
'69 "off brand" NHRA SS/EA

Tom G
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From: Bethlehem, Pa USA
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 06-29-2005 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom G        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Any good sources out there for upgrades?
Anyone use Fox Mustang parts?


WhatJA buildin now Alex?

trashline
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From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 06-29-2005 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
Alex since you always help me out this should help you out. two sites that i belong to also forums that deal alot with the fox body tbird. www.turboford.org www.turbotbird.com not just turboed but others as well. and here is a list of sites

http://www.cbsperformance.com/
for good shocks and struts

http://www.granatellimotorsports.com/
coil over conversions tube A arms and K members

http://www.griggsracing.com/
tons of suspension stuff

http://home.flash.net/~jewhelan/index.htm
good for a kinds of different stuff

if you go to the turbotbird website there is a section with "venders" on it clicky and it will bring you up alot more then whats listed.

a good upgrade for the front caliper is a lincoln caliper do a search i want to say it is a 4 piston cal instead of the original.also a good mod is the subframe connecters as with all fox unibody designs. and to box the control arms is also recommended. theres a guy by the name of joecool at turbotbird that did a coil over conversion on his trubo coupe for like 500 bucks for the front. you have to order C&C plates i belive but dont quote me on it. the turbo coupe suspension is about the same as the v6 and v8 suspension except they have the Programmed ride control with the special shocks. what type of tbird do you have?

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66 mustang 200ci 3 speed
68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
79 f150 300 3 onda tree

Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 07-07-2005 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Thank you.
I will research and contact them today.

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Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,'03,'04 &'05
First NHRA & IHRA 289 automatic Superstock Mustang in the TENS 06-99
First SS/MA in the TENS 04-03
IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
www.moneymakerracing.com

TurboGT
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From: Hutchinson, Kansas
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 07-07-2005 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboGT        Reply w/Quote
Lincoln calipers aren't 4 piston, they just have a bigger piston. The SVO Mustang and some Saleens used the Lincoln brakes as a standard setup.

Is this upgrade for drag race, street or roadrace/autocross?

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Mark Walton
'83 Mustang GT 2.3 Turbo NHRA Stocker - it's alive!
'69 "off brand" NHRA SS/EA

[This message has been edited by TurboGT (edited 07-07-2005).]

trashline
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Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 07-07-2005 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TurboGT:
Lincoln calipers aren't 4 piston, they just have a bigger piston. The SVO Mustang and some Saleens used the Lincoln brakes as a standard setup.

Is this upgrade for drag race, street or roadrace/autocross?


and thats why i said i wasnt sure. but either way there cheaper and better then the stock TF calipers.

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88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
66 mustang 200ci 3 speed
68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
79 f150 300 3 onda tree

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