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went to the track

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Post by Caleb » 21 Jul 2016, 22:08

So went down to the track last Friday night. First off, used the scale there and weighed in at 3525 with me in the car and 5/8 tank of gas. The racing itself wasn't great. best time was a 15.2 at 87 mph. For a recap I have a 69 standard coupe. originally 351w 2v, fmx tranny, and 2.75 gears. now it has 3.90 gears and posi, performer intake, and 600cfm carb, and long tube hookers with 2.5" exhaust. the car goes ok off the line but could use more traction. Once I get to 4500 rpm the car just plaques and doesn't make any more power. I think the 2v cam just isn't making any top end power. I think if I played with the timing and had a perfect tune and ran different tires I'd be able to break into the 14's. ultimately I think I'll be investing in a cam and heads

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Post by R.B.Phillips » 22 Jul 2016, 13:00

Fabulous! The 351W was an underexploited engine in its day. I know Cleveland 2V vs 4V cam specs from a year and two later, but not whether the 2V cam was actually different from the 4V for the '69 351W - it may not have been.

HOW-ever, a low 15 from that is, after all, equivalent to what mostly stock Fox Mustangs from the "5.0" era did, and, dang, should be considered a tour de force! Nice work. Clearly it's got a smart owner who has it running near optimum with respect to things like the timing you worry about.

If you haven't, go get a pair of the famous 925D Mr.Gasket springs, now back in production, and have a lot more enjoyable response (and some power, too!) below 3000! https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mrg- ... /make/ford

In lieu of traction, when you get frustratingly close to 14.99, try tossing some furniture out (the passenger bucket). Usually will turns a 15.08 into a 14.9x.

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Post by fordnutz » 22 Jul 2016, 13:37

I'm glad you had some fun at the track. I hope your brothers and their GMs are getting nervous about what your Merc can do.
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Post by CatsRock » 22 Jul 2016, 15:19

x2 glad you enjoyed the track time, get anyone to get shots of your cat off the line? Be care full of getting the race bug, those little speed upgrades can add up real quick $ trying for better speed and times. I'm always jazzed to see a cat at the track :smoke:
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Post by badcatt » 22 Jul 2016, 16:06

This is from a long time ago with my old 70 XR-7. It had a 351W Comp cams if I recall 268H Hollie 600 and Edelbroc 352W performer. Heads were reworked for screw in stude and guide plates. But with a open rear it had a hard time getting off the line.
Edit; it had 3.00 gears
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Ran at the test and tune last night at Pacific raceways. Ran a 15.59 at 88.48 this run. Had a faster MPH later but still having trouble roasting the tires of the line keeping my 60" times down.
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Post by R.B.Phillips » 22 Jul 2016, 16:35

Getting some good front end lift nonetheless, Badcatt.

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Post by Caleb » 22 Jul 2016, 17:12

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this is me lined up against my 19 year old sister that night. the cougar won that race, but will take a few years to catch up to the rest of the familly

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Post by fordnutz » 22 Jul 2016, 17:55

Caleb, this would make for a interesting bit for the newsletter. Maybe e-mail some more pics and info to Heather.
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Post by Caleb » 22 Jul 2016, 18:15

R.B Phillips, I'm running an msd distributor and box and already have the timing set up to come in pretty fast, but I appreciate any suggestions to get quicker. Badcatt that's an awesome picture. it made a huge difference switching to the 3.90 gears and posi. I have traction trouble now but I couldn't imagine having an open rear. Scott I'll try to write something up soon.

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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 22 Jul 2016, 20:12

Gosh, I hate to be the naysayer, but LOW 14's with your setup should be easy-peasy! My '94 5.0 'stang 'vert runs low 14's all day long and it is bone stock. I won't mention what Isabel is running, it just would not be right.
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