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Author Topic:   Fox Bodied Mustang Street Stock
loopy
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posted March 31, 2004 07:54 PM
I was thinking about building a mustang street stock and racing it at Perris, CA. Their rules on the wheel base say it only has to have a "stock" wheel base. And everybody else runs camaros. I was just wondering what anybody thought of that. And what engine should I run, 302 or a 351. The weight rule is outrageous. The car has to weigh 3400 lbs.


racer17j
Member
posted March 31, 2004 07:57 PM
pm outlaw17 he runs stangs in s/s class


outlawstock17
Member
posted April 01, 2004 05:18 AM
chassis tuning is more critical with the added weight of a street stock verses a mini stock, but it's "do-able". it's not a car you can bounce all over everyone and still expect to finish. don't start rough drivin' a guy in a chevelle, if you know what i mean.....


daddyrich
Member
posted April 01, 2004 07:01 AM
i run a 351w, but we are allowed engine setback #1 spark plug to ball joint. our minimum weight is 3000 lbs. it took 450 lbs. on the rear to get me to the minimum and get the percentages right. i doubt you can get a 347 to run as hard as a 351w.... i use 6.200" rods, 3.50 stroke, hypereutectic flat tops, victor jr., 830 dp, solid roller and svo "n" heads. for $4500 you can get 550-600 hp. tough to do reliably in a 302 block. a 351w block is a stout piece and the cranks are tough too.

ditto on the handling....i'm still fine tuning.....i have to "wait" for the chassis in the middle of the corner, but the car is still a front runner.

dirt poor racing
Member
posted April 05, 2004 05:33 PM
WE RUN A 80 T-BIRD WITH A 302 OUT OF 89 MUSTANG WE RUN IN BANDITT 3400# RULE WHEN WE SET UP CAR WE HAD TO GO OVER WIEGHT 170# TO GET REAR %AT 50.2 LR BITE 154# CAR RUNS GOOD IN TOP 4 SO FAR IN FIVE RACES 2 TOP 2 WE ARE THE ONLY FORD IN OUR CLASS


racerman707
Member
posted April 05, 2004 07:52 PM
I agree with them on the rear% deal.Mustangs,Thunderbirds,Cougars are all front heavy and are really best suited to mini stocks as they have less power and can handle a little lower rear percent.


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