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'87 LX Notch $400

Old 07-23-2006, 11:57 AM
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Im probably going to buy a 4cyl (running) 87 notch today. I have wanted a trunk model for a couple of years now. I own 3 stangs already an '03GT and 2 '85 hatches. I know how desireable these trunks are and my question is should I back half it and make a street/STRIP car out of it or just put an 8.8 and some 10.5 inch tires behind it and go racing. Im thinking either a supercharged carbed 347 or a N/A 408 stroker. Which one should I go with on this light stang.
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Old 07-23-2006, 12:00 PM
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all in how fast you want to go and how much you want to spend. We made it into the 9's with 10 inch slicks pulled by a SC 347.
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Old 07-23-2006, 12:02 PM
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The tracks we mostly run are 1/8 mile. If I could get into the low to mid 6's, that would be fine with me. I have no desire to go faster than that. I mostly want a BADASS street car that I can take to the track and then lay down some good numbers.
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Old 07-23-2006, 12:06 PM
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The tracks we mostly run are 1/8 mile. If I could get into the low to mid 6's, that would be fine with me. I have no desire to go faster than that. I mostly want a BADASS street car that I can take to the track and then lay down some good numbers.
We run [email protected] to [email protected] based on weather and track conditions. All on 10" slicks.
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Old 07-23-2006, 12:16 PM
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well first some states will not inspect a car that has been tubbed[:@] check that out.....you could mini tub it to put some nice 12.50's under it..of coarse with a large hammer and some muscle you could do with out mini tubes..... also a thought is to use a 200 shot this way the car will only get abused in races
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Old 07-23-2006, 01:53 PM
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If anybody has been watching Horsepower TV or MuscleCar on Spike TV, I think this is the direction I want to go in with the 4 link. That car is bad already and it still has a weak motor!
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Old 07-23-2006, 02:00 PM
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I just watched that i was thinking the same thing and also hehe i want that motor lol might be weak but would be pretty good on the street show some ricers what real power and tire spin is about. if i remember that motor had no traction when they first built it
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Old 07-23-2006, 02:16 PM
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Yeah they were showing you how to adjust the 4 link for traction. They finally got him hooked up and now they are going to put a turbo on it. Ill stick with spray or a blower. But I like the setup they have on that mustang and it would still be streetable which is what Im looking for!!!
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Old 07-23-2006, 03:10 PM
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**** ive got a buddy with a 3.8 in his coupe and the mother ****er runs 9's.... naturally aspirated. its all in how much money and how fast you want to go
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