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BLUE
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From: COLLINSVILLE, IL
Registered: May 2002

posted 06-19-2004 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLUE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
o.k. guys i am wondering what i need to do to get my 90 lx convertible in the mid 12's.
right now i am looking at getting 4:10's and a valve body from j. pacquet (spelling).
would the novi 1000 do it? this is a stock engine and i dont want to use nitrous. i will listen to all suggestions, i believe there are many knowledgeable people on here. i dont post much but i read this site every day. so what do you guys think. also i need to stay emissions legal, right now before i test i put the cats back on. one more thing headers short or long? this is a street car.

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73torinoqcode
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Posts: 417
From: Buffalo,NY,USA
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 06-19-2004 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode   Click Here to Email 73torinoqcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HCI swap.
Heads
Cam
Intake
Along with a nice set of gears you should see the Mid 12s with no problems. Make sure everything is matched well. I hope you have a roll bar because if you run faster than 14.00 you need one at a track.

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wildfire466
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posted 06-20-2004 01:46 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,
I don't wish to discourage you but the flex in the vert is terrible. Put a jack under a front frame rail and pump away you'll get 20 inches of flex.

Save your $. Work the suspention. Replacement K-member, welded frame connectors,replacement control arms, 90-10 struts w/ coil over conversion. Rear roll/sway bar. You can use the stock rear control arms but I'm ditching mine. The torque boxes take a beating so it's best to weld them up.

Pinion angle plays an important role in launching the car. I'll give you a few links.

http://www.baselinesuspensions.com/
http://www.baselinesuspensions.com/info/pinionangle.htm
http://www.baselinesuspensions.com/info/preload.htm
http://www.geocities.com/kdslaby/Diary_of_5liter_Mustang_page1.html

As far as the engine, I'd look into heads and leave all else alone for now.


You can look at my page in my sig line below and see what I'm up to.

Post a pic of your car, like to see it!

Les

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http://www.geocities.com/wildfire1mustang/

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73torinoqcode
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Posts: 417
From: Buffalo,NY,USA
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 06-20-2004 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode   Click Here to Email 73torinoqcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I totally agree with Les. On my 92 Feature Vert I already have those suspension mods he has stated and it feels like a totally different car. If your car does not have full length Sub Frame Connectors BUY them first. It will make it handle much better and you will definitely notice a huge difference in the ride. You could also use a good strut tower brace to start.

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BLUE
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From: COLLINSVILLE, IL
Registered: May 2002

posted 06-20-2004 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLUE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i forgot to mention i installed a set of rear adj.upper and lowers already. dont know the manufacturer bought them used but they are red and have poly greaseable bushings, they were never put on guys car i bought them from so you could say they were new. got em all for $50 so i wasnt askin alot of questions. also plan on installing sub frame connectors i know there are different kinds but what do you mean by full length, all the way to firewall or will the ones everyone sells which i believe just go from front ends to rear ends with a -t- brace. will those work?
thanks for the input Jeff

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73torinoqcode
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posted 06-20-2004 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode   Click Here to Email 73torinoqcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.maximummotorsports.com/sfc.asp
Here is differences between the two SFCs.

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wrenchen75
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From: coal city il.
Registered: Jul 2004

posted 07-22-2004 12:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wrenchen75   Click Here to Email wrenchen75     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well for starters, i would get a set of flowtech headers 1 5/8 primaries 3 inch collectors, force 2 cat-back system, bbk underdrive kit, roller cam 220/220 duration 498 lift and it is emissions legal/get the matching roller rockers to..last but not least get an edelbrock performer intake, they clam on a stock 302 such as yers gains of about 40hp w/o sacraficing trq.i would leave the stock heads for now,all this you should gain appr. 75/80 hp. oh i forgot, bbk has a set of subframe connectors..you will need them..i believe there about 100$ hope this helps

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