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Forsberg
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posted 12-18-2004 05:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Forsberg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A 3,000 lbs Fox with 55 % of weight up front,
Race C4 and converter,
5.13 8.8, spool and 28 x 10.5 x 15 slicks,
6 point rollbar and frame connectors,
BBK LCAs, Jeg´s adjustable UCAs, welded torque boxes,
Good shocks and springs (Sugestions please)
A 289/302 cid motor with enough HP / torque.

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-18-2004 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is a lot of gear for those short tires.
Motor will need to be capable of making HP to 7000+.

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N266fords
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posted 12-18-2004 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for N266fords   Click Here to Email N266fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you doing 1/4 mile or 1/8 th ?
What stall speed and who built the Trans?
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Forsberg
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posted 12-19-2004 06:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Forsberg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This combo hasn´t left the drawingboard yet, so I´m open to suggestions.
Maybe I can fit 29 - 29.5 inch slicks but the point is do I have to backhalf the car or can I get away with theese budget modifications and still have consistency?
The plans are for a strip only, mostly 1/4 mile combo with an 8 inch converter and if necessary a transbrake C4.

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ragtopjr
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posted 12-25-2004 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there a reason why you are limiting yourself to a 289/302 cube engine?

With the kits now available for windsors a 408 cube engine would be a lot easier to attain.

Or you could buy one of Alex's old engines and go quicker yet!!!

Fox bodies are really a great platform to start with.

Lakewood 90/10's, and tubular K member kit will help.

Alex will be able to tell you better which gear to go to, but I would be inclined to say 4.88 at the max.

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Forsberg
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posted 12-31-2004 06:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Forsberg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Boy would I love to have one of Alex´s old engines, not to speak of a new one. My plans are somewhat more down to earth, but it will be a stock stroke SBF, that I hope will be able to see 7.500 to 8.000 rpms in the lights. What I am most concerned with, at this point, is if a bolt on modified rear end will do the job, consistently.


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