Need some recommendations guys....
I got a feeling this summer I'm going to be running my next door neighbors big, stock '69 383, 4-speed, 3:25 rear Roadrunner this summer with our Falcon at the local strip.
Somewhat of a mismatch, but I think if I do the Falcon up a little more I may give him a good run for the money. He made the comment to me that a 289 is just "some garage engine!" (he obviously doesn't know much about 289's!)
'65 Falcon (wife Chris posted pictures of it) has 289 A code with Crane Cam...I don't know the specs as it was in it when I bought it...but comes on real strong at around 1500 rpm's, Edelbrock Performer manifold, Edelbrock 600 cfm carb, and dual exhausts...I will be putting a set of Hooker's on it, and right now it has 3:25's in it with a 9", and a built C4... no stall converter.
It's a DOG off the line and needs gears bad...I have a traction lock 3rd member with a set of 3:70's in it laying around...Think that's steep enough or would you go to 3:90's or 4:11's? I DO want to drive it to local cruises...maybe no more than 25 miles away.
It's been a while since I raced back in the early '70's, I ran a 289 HiPo '67 Fastback...2-4's Carter Comp Series 500 cfm each sitting on a Cobra manifold, AC Cobra LeMans cam, etc. 4:57's...BUT had a 4-speed. Whined real good on the street...but the Falcon is a little different with the
C4, and I never raced an auto. I used to crush 340 Dusters and 383 MOPARS with the 'Stang.
What do you think gear wise, and how do you think it will do against the Roadrunner, since he's got the weight but big engine, and I have less weight and small engine?...Thanks, Gunrocker (Chris's husband)
Might post this on Ford Racing forum too!
[This message has been edited by christang (edited 03-06-2004).]