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Author Topic:   What's the best car to use for a mini or pony stock car?
posted September 22, 2001 06:30 PM
The local 1/2 mile dirt track is starting the pony or mini stock car class in 2002 and I would lide to know what is the best kind of car to use?
Something fast with a lot of horsepower.
Friend of mine is looking at a mercury capri and a ford mustang that has a 2.3L 4 cylinder in it,is the 2.3L ford a good choice?

posted October 01, 2001 11:51 PM
If the car must be bone stock. Run a Neon

Tom Asmus
posted October 03, 2001 07:21 PM
At the track where I run I have built a number of mini stockers. The 79 on up Fox body cars work good but need alot of front end help. The 74 -78 mustangs work real good and so do the Pintos. Pending on track condition, we built a Escort, it has a 1.9 liter in it so it could weigh lighter, on a wet, heavy track it would spank the field but they dont take much of a beatin. Mustang or pinto would be a good choice!!

posted October 03, 2001 09:04 PM
i race a 1987 ford mustang good car also i have a 79 mustang in the back yard already gutted out all it needs is a cage and motor the mustangs are good cars and have lots of choises to do to them i don't really like the pintos and i have never had one

Tom Asmus
posted October 05, 2001 07:44 PM
The reason for using a Pinto is the short wheelbase. On a short track they are real hard to beat and they are fairly light.

posted October 06, 2001 04:02 PM
I run a pinto and love it. Finished second to my teamate in the points last year. 5 wins last year and 3 wins this year out of 5 races. I like the shorter wheel base and how much you can lighten them up. Our local tracks are short with tight turns. But I have seen many mustangs run very well too. You can't really go wrong with either one. The 2300 is a solid motor and its easy to find horse power.

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