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Author Topic:   wanna run a hobby stock in 05 (if all goes well)
posted September 14, 2003 10:26 PM
I'm currently working on a 4cyl front drive car for mini stock (called hornets here) but for late 04 and 05 i want to drive a fullsize car

In my friends junk yard i have located an un-touched 1963 ford 260 v-8 and 3speed and have also located a stock ford fairmont..

I was wondering if i should use a fairmont (same chassy as a mustang so suspension upgrades would be EASY) for a racer and also was wondering if i should have him save that 260 v-8 even if just for the heads (they would give hella compression on a 302)

im just curious as if to have him save those parts for me right now cus im wrapped up in my 4cyl project at the moment.. if they're worth savin let me know

if anyone has any experience with racing a fairmont or fox chassis car let me know as well..

posted September 14, 2003 10:46 PM
I think you should keep on looking becasue that age of a car is going to be very heavy. I am not sure what to advise ford wise but chevy I would recommend early '80's malibu or other metric. They are real light and allow you to really get the weights in the right spot so you can get the proper percentages. Good Luck! I am planning on starting my race driving career in '05. I am currently a member of a team and we will be racing an 83 malibu in 04.

posted September 15, 2003 02:49 PM
Five words....SBC in a Bowtie car!!!

posted September 15, 2003 05:49 PM
might want to check your rules to see if that fairmont will even be legal wheelbase wise if you wanna run a ford get a ltd frame and put a newer bird body on it and run a 351

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posted September 15, 2003 06:40 PM
i wqs reading your post in the mini stock forum and checked out your hobby rules and it will not work has to be over 107.5 fairmont is 105.5

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