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Re: went to the track

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Post by fordnutz » 22 Jul 2016, 21:14

Ease up on Caleb. The rest of his family are all bow tie fans, so he is probably not getting the best advice from them. They are afraid of what his cat can do when properly set up. Caleb, maybe you should bring your sister over to the Blue Oval side.
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Post by Caleb » 22 Jul 2016, 21:36

Scott I think you'll have a hard time convincing most people that she needs a different car, 69 gto isn't exactly an undesirable car. Besides even the most die hard ford fan has to agree that it's better to be driving a poncho than a civic. I think there might be more in the car. I'm wondering if there's a chance the fuel pump can't keep up after the fuel bowls empty at the end of the track

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Post by fordnutz » 22 Jul 2016, 21:57

Well there are definitely a few Fordnutz members that are seasoned racers, so maybe we should put something together to get the club racers talking.
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Post by 1969eliminator » 23 Jul 2016, 10:19

fordnutz wrote:Well there are definitely a few Fordnutz members that are seasoned racers, so maybe we should put something together to get the club racers talking.
Street racer only ... and that was 45 year ago!! Don't think I've got it in me any longer!! :P
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Post by guitar74 » 25 Jul 2016, 05:27

1969XR7Vert wrote: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.
I agree. Not dissing you or your cat, but it sounds like some advance curve tuning is in order. You can find up to 30 horse in the tune, which it sounds like you need. You should be capable of mid 14's, stock fox body stangs ran in that area pretty consistently. Like I said, look at your advance, jetting, etc. Still great car, and glad to hear you're having fun. The stangs only slowed down when they went to the sohc 4.6.

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Post by Chuck » 29 Aug 2016, 02:06

My '65 Mustang Coupe, 351W, FMX, 4.11 Posi would run 14.40 through the mufflers with 289 exhaust manifolds (ouch!). Sig Erson cam, 780 Holley. Would "chirp" tires going into 3rd under open throttle (ok, small tires). :^). Weighed in at around 2600 pounds. That was back in the '70s.
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Post by Caleb » 29 Aug 2016, 08:22

Thanks Chuck. It's nice having a good comparison. I can't believe how light those first mustangs were. I think a cam swap will do wonders for me.

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Post by guitar74 » 07 Sep 2016, 09:18

I think the cam swap would be a good choice. Just be sure to stay in the range of that intake. Overcamming can hurt a lot, and can acutally slow you. I noticed that you said the timing was coming in pretty quick. How quick, and what is your total advance (base plus mechanical)? The 268H is a good match with a performer intake. Getting some hook at the line will help with those ets too.

I hope to hear you've gone back and got her into the 14s or lower.

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Post by Caleb » 07 Sep 2016, 11:56

I did make it back but the times didn't improve. My tranny doesnt seem happy with the 2-3 shift. Works been crazy so haven't had time ro really test and tune it. It's running really smooth just cruising around so I don't want to start messing with stuff unless I have enough time to do it properly. I had a few other things to sort out in the meantime too.

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Post by guitar74 » 07 Sep 2016, 18:22

I hear you on the work thing. You'll get it sorted out. It took a lot of messing with springs, rejetting, driving, pulling plugs and inspecting color, to get my car where I was happy. I will be installing a smaller cam over the winter. Not really smaller, just better suited to my factory 289 heads with a wider lobe separation. I think I will actually be happier with it.

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