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John Holloway
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From: Romeoville Illinois
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 08-06-2004 01:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked up a 87 Mustang and I know nothing about them,what do you people do for traction,wheels and tire sizes please advise me mabey like the do's and don'ts.thanks John

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Moneymaker
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posted 08-06-2004 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Call me John.
It's simple as long as you don't follow the typical magazine stuff.

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John Holloway
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From: Romeoville Illinois
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posted 08-06-2004 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds good Alex,I will call You after I take inventory of what I have? I bought it without motor and trans...It's a 5speed car...At this time my thoughts are a C-4 and a Carbed 302? thanks,John

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John Holloway
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From: Romeoville Illinois
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 08-06-2004 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I tryed to call ya between 4 and 5 but the phone just rang...I'll try later.

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wildfire466
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posted 08-06-2004 09:12 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alright John! Welcome to the Fox body world. Alex will fix ya up. Here is a bunch of stuff to look at just to get some knowledge.

One of my favorite sites is this one,
http://www.geocities.com/kdslaby/Diary_of_5liter_Mustang_page1.html

As you start to learn this will be helpfull
http://www.inductionmotorsports.com/ic.html

You will learn how pinion angle is important,
http://www.baselinesuspensions.com/info/pinionangle.htm

When ya have time check out my Big Block Mustang build page link at the bottom below my name.

Les

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John Holloway
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From: Romeoville Illinois
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posted 08-07-2004 01:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Les.

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wildfire466
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posted 08-07-2004 11:33 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey John,

If your gonna race it there has been ppl going to the 4 cly springs all the way around. I found that the SN-95 "GT" springs are about a inch shorter in the rear. I wasn't able to get the front for measurement. Also all the GT springs are a veriable rate where the non-Gt are not.
This pic is from my suspention page.

The left one is out of a GT Vert, it's the tallest. Middle is GT and the right is SN95, shortest.

If you decied to go with front adjustable coil over I'd suggest something in the 135 lb area. Most sell them in 150. 175 and 200.

I'd suggest Steda camber caster plates, um that is what QA-1 is repackaging anyways. I'd install them no matter what your building.

If you wish to go to 5 lug wheels here is a link,
http://www.mustangcentral.net/tech/5lug.html

if you use the Mark VII rotors the SN95 wheels wont fit but you can install Torque Thrust D but ones for early mustangs (15 inch). I've found a web site that you can get the rear in 10 inch with 6 inch offset. That rim will require some fenderwell work. It seems a 9 inch rim is better but they don't make one.

Well keep posting would like to hear more about your car

If you have a pic I'd like to see it.

Les

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John Holloway
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From: Romeoville Illinois
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posted 08-07-2004 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Les,its a 87GT it has moog lowering springs (but there comming out)8.8 with 3:55 gear I bought it w/o engine and trans,its a 5speed car everything is there..the factory headersare still bolted to the factory H pipe,the drive shart is still bolted to the rearend all rust free body except for the shock towers(its a arizona car). John

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wildfire466
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posted 08-08-2004 01:02 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey John,
I use to live in Ill. Actually just off harlem and 79th street. The town is Bridgeview. My friend and I knew a few girls from Romeoville. Use to hang around Ol Chicago. It that place still there?

There was pleanty of room to play on the backstreets. Bunch of corn fields and empty blacktop.

Well that was long ago, um 1974 I believe. I joined the Navy at the tail end of Viet-Nam and settled here in Cali.

Take care!
Les

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wildfire466
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posted 08-09-2004 12:01 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try and see if I can upload his pic.
Nope didn't work.

Oh, well nice car John.

Les

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