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68cougar
Member
posted March 26, 2003 02:06 AM
what is a good ford to race with?


gould
Member
posted March 26, 2003 06:04 AM
a chevy, lol. j/k. a friend of mine uses a ltd not sure on the year. also mid 80's t-birds work too. im really not sure on the years. my moms 87 t-bird would work, any body style like that.gould


racer17j
Member
posted March 26, 2003 08:12 AM
those 83 up t birds are tin cans you got to put them on a shortened crown vic frame if you want it to last more than a nite.you might try to find a 80-82 tho i believe they had a good frame don't quote me on that tho hey gould if your talking about the 17b he runs an like an 85 ltd


gould
Member
posted March 26, 2003 05:10 PM
yep 17b. we work together so i give him crap every now and then. one of the best handeling fords ive seen. gould

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dirtracer7
Member
posted March 27, 2003 12:38 AM
I run a 77 ltd shortened to 109 347 motor on 1/2 mile and I think it does just fine.needs alot of weight removal though. good handling easy to adjust front suspention


d4490
Member
posted March 27, 2003 06:50 AM
I run a mid-80's to current Crown Vic frame shortened to 108". I am one of two cars with the same set-up, the rest are chevys (about 35 cars per night). I have one some races with it, the other Ford won our track championship with his. I run a 3.85 stroke 351w (395 c.i.) and runs strong. The other guy still uses big block power, 429.

This style of frame is very strong. I hade a 79 t-bird that was good, but the front end on these cars is weaker than the newer Crown Vics. I bent the frame cross member that the strut rod ties into when I hit the wall.

outlawstock17
Member
posted March 27, 2003 02:22 PM
oh yeah, i used to have a 429 in a mustang that i drag raced. those babies will turn some rpms! big bore, short stroke and l-o-n-g rods...


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