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Author Topic:   Bowtie, Blue Oval, or Mopar?
Red Line 5
posted September 07, 2001 01:48 PM
This may be a dumb question, but I'm a beginner so I'm entitled I know that the vast majority of racers choose Chevrolet. My question is why? Is it simple availablty of chassis? Are the parts cheaper or more effective? I've always been a Ford man so if
Chevy's are better someone please talk some sense into me. Thanks.

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posted September 07, 2001 04:06 PM
Don't be afraid to stay True Blue,
Build it right and you can smoke'm,
Spend the extra money, what else are ya gonna do with it?
I wish there were more Ford Street Stockers.
Who wants to see another Camaro out there????
There is 1 Ford that runs at my track and 25 Chevy's....Man!
Stay True Blue!!!

posted September 15, 2001 02:46 PM
I agree with 4d_power. I am a try Ford man and have won with the one. I run a 351w while the other Ford guys at my track run the 429 or 460 big blocks. The Crown vic chassis is a good one as well. Has a front suspension like the Camero, with the rear of the GM Metric. We have had two Fords win features this year, giving we have 3 fords against 45 others.

Go with the Ford!!

Red Line 5
posted September 17, 2001 12:06 PM
What years of Crown Vic are best? A few of the guys here locally run Thunderbirds so I was thinking about one of those. What is the wheel base of the Vic? Any other chassis suggestions?

posted September 17, 2001 03:12 PM
we had a thunder chicken given to us as a free ride for 2 year (only reason )but anyway we ran it on a mid 80's frame had to have it shortened ot fit the 108 wheelbase they are 112. it was bad a$$ fast but to much work and money if we were paying the bills like i said the only reason we ran it was because the old driver got hurt at work and couldn't race anymore but he wanted his car out there and gave us an open account at the parts store

posted October 15, 2001 05:10 PM
run a ford i do.the 23 other drivers don`t but i do. i run a 77 cougar with a 400 w/ cleveland heads. it is kind of tough knowing that they are all gunning for the blue oval. the chevy`s are fast no doubt but the my big car can hang with them. i am a ford man and could not bring myself to run a chevy. if i were to start to build a car today i would get an early 90`s cougar stuff the engine bay with a balanced 351w and put a 9in out back. put 351c 4v heads on that windsor and you will have a very fast combo.

posted October 15, 2001 11:59 PM
Well here is how it goes ford makes more power but it cost alot more. Do you have the money to stay true blue?

Dirt Track Junkie
posted November 09, 2001 04:59 PM
I'm a Dodge boy, but if you don't have any parts it's tough to run. Most people run Chevy and it's easy to get or borrow parts. I have many Mopar parts at my disposal from friends and family. If you have the Ford parts and don't mind that sometimes things break (no matter what the brand), run what you got. Whatever your decision remember to have FUN!

posted November 10, 2001 04:55 AM
everyone together now, CHEVROLET "LIKE A ROCK" LOL.

posted November 12, 2001 04:10 AM
just a little info on my class: 3 fords out of 20 to 25 every week. season champion last 4 years was a ford, all 3 top 10 in points this year ( one of them only made 3/4 of the races) most laps led was a ford, second most laps led was my ford. if you know what you're doing, you don't have to spend big bucks to make a ford fast, most of the stock parts are better than most chevy go-fast parts. in my opinion, run a ford. I know guys that run anything from a 289, 302, 347, 351w and c,393, 400, and a 421, the most i spent on one engine was just under 3,000. good luck!!!

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