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hotrodenford
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted September 22, 2005 02:38 PM  
Has anyone used a 1969-1974 ford mustang for a pure stock type dirt car? I am really looking forward to beating the camero guys at our track. I have everything to build a '69 excapt the seat fuel cell and cage tubing. You can see our track here: www.baronaspeedway.com and our other 2 cars here: www.amwildracing.com . I am really looking for tips and pics of this type of a car. Any help would be greatly apricated!

We already have a dodge and a ford, so please don't try to promote chevy's!!

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hotrodenford
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted September 22, 2005 02:41 PM  
Forgot to include our rules: http://www.amwildracing.com/rules/factorstockrules080305.htm

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Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted September 22, 2005 04:22 PM  
Well good choice we have one at our track and he will finish 2nd in points for the season., I think its on a crownvic frame and weighs around 3200 with driver. Good luck and get r done. lol

dirt_mopar99
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted September 22, 2005 08:36 PM  
I have always thought one of those style 'Stangs would be a neat ride. Would you run a windsor?

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hotrodenford
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted September 22, 2005 10:27 PM  
I have a running 351c to put in it and a and fmx trans. I might use a truck 3spd manual if I deside to do the pedal conversion.

My main concern is the frount suspension. With the upper a-arms bolted to the inner fender and the springs in the fender too the area is kinda weak. My street mustang has a cracked fender and it hasen't had the punishment of a dirt oval.

I dont think I can get away with a frount clip out of a t-bird or crown vic. Some oF my competors know a little about fords.

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If it has wheels or a skirt, you can't afford it! But they shure are fun...

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted September 23, 2005 03:04 AM  
Yea i here ya those older mustangs with shock towers wouldnt hold up at all. I have a 70 that i have had sense i was 17 you can see a pic of it and some of are race cars at geminikid1 profile on yahoo under my photos. I really dont understand why they would care what body was on what frame but some tracks have some weird rules. There is a pic of my next years car which i call a torinotaurus. lol

J3
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 188
posted September 23, 2005 08:14 AM  
Yeah, that front end is a little weak for what you need. The crown vic front works good though. The FMX tranny is also weak for dirt track racing. It wont last ya. Go to the 3 speed. The clutch conversion isn't bad, you can buy a clutch pedal and cable conversion kit for around $100.

hotrodenford
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted September 24, 2005 09:22 PM  
Someone somewhere has to have seen one of these!! How fast was it? How did it handle?

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eenfield
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 116
posted September 25, 2005 05:31 PM  
Since I am not familiar with these cars, I am just throwing out ideas... Could you take and reinforce the shock towers, and a-arm mounts with some left over tubing from the cage? You know, tie it to the frame, or cage.

Normal Sullivan
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted September 26, 2005 11:11 PM  
No problem with reinforcing the spring towers, just find a competitive mini-stock driver who runs a fox-bodied mustang. Look at several of their set-ups, and you'll find some ideas. Also, I'd say the FMX transmission is a good choice; is has very low parasitic drag, and will live if you NEVER let it get hot. I'd cut everything forward of the spring pockets off, and tie the a-arms & the top of the pockets/shock mounts to a fabricated front hoop.

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