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jimshar
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted April 25, 2004 08:36 AM  
New to the sport. I am building a 1982 mustang gl(street stock class) for dirt track racing. Looking for any info on chassis setup. Its got a 4 cylinder, 4 speed manual trans. going in it. New father/son project. Are there any books,web sites out there where I can find any information?

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akadirtracer7
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 217
posted April 25, 2004 09:26 AM  
Outlawstock17 runs a stang pm him

dirtybird
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted April 26, 2004 12:24 PM  
steve smith racing has a book called building the mustang ministock.It covers every aspect of racing the fox chassis and even has a section dedicated to the 2300cc ford engine. I just ordered one to help me with my 85 t-bird hobby stock.Good luck with your project. os17 has lots of good info.pm me and I can send you links to alot of good parts interchange websites.also, check the thread " new racer needs help with 85 t-bird" [IMG]-D-bird

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jimshar
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted May 02, 2004 09:06 AM  
I got the mustang book. Looks really good. Thanks
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Originally posted by dirtybird:
steve smith racing has a book called building the mustang ministock.It covers every aspect of racing the fox chassis and even has a section dedicated to the 2300cc ford engine. I just ordered one to help me with my 85 t-bird hobby stock.Good luck with your project. os17 has lots of good info.pm me and I can send you links to alot of good parts interchange websites.also, check the thread " new racer needs help with 85 t-bird" [IMG]-D-bird

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BIGG C
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted May 02, 2004 02:00 PM  
Read the book with a grain of salt. It has some bad information included with some good. It is an ad for Esslinger.

dirtybird
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted May 02, 2004 05:28 PM  
I have the book too and I have to disagree. There is alot of useful info in that book for a beginner such as myself. The book does seem to assume deeper pockets than most guys but they are pretty in depth on important aspects of building these cars i.e. safety,wiring,plumbing,setup, not to mention explaining the theory and operation of the mod mac strut front and 4 link rear. The sections on weight setup and tires for varying track conditions seems to be pretty close to the info I've gotten from reading this forum. I know books don't have all the answers that experience can provide, but they do give a beginner a place to start and ideas that inspire. - D-bird

    

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