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Author Topic:   HELP ON A MID 70'S MUSTANG
PUGIDOG
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted July 19, 2005 10:30 AM  
Just picked one up for cheap. First roundy round car for me. I have been reading the rules and looks like I will have to remove some of the go fast goodies to run mini stock. Looks to be an older 240 light car. Fresh motor with 30 laps on it. 4 speed, the goofy one with reverse by first gear and 308 gears. It is now set up for asphalt but I am going to race it on 3/10 mile dirt. I know this is a little vague but can anyone get me started in the right direction for dirt. Dont be afraid to ask question I will answer them the best I can. Thanx Doug

Dunnracing98
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted July 19, 2005 08:32 PM  
your best bet is to go by your rules change what you have to and don't touch any thing you don't. then go from there if it's first time going roundy round seat time pays off the best get to know the car and track you run then start making changes thats my suggestion to you and by the way the first year don't plan on winning every time guys thats been running for awhile know the quick ways around the track watch them ask them questions most don't mind helping a rookie out

PUGIDOG
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted July 20, 2005 08:35 AM  
Dunn, that was my thinking as well. To start out easy, I know I will need new front springs...can anyone tell me what spring rates and heights to get me close. Rules state OEM parts so I need springs that look to be stock parts. Thanx Doug

Dunnracing98
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted July 20, 2005 01:04 PM  
as far as spring height i think stock is 11 inchs i messed with that some and went back to stock springs off a junk car i then just cut off the coils to get the height that i wanted i do know it stiffened up the suspension as i did this

dnswwood
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted July 22, 2005 06:53 AM  
As far as springs we are using the 11 inch springs with a jackscrew on the lf and lr.So far its working a lot better than the stock springs after being cut down.

dirttracker98
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted July 30, 2005 09:42 PM  
let me know if you tried that set~up and how you did.my mistake page 2

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