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1990 5.0 Auto, good to race?

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Old 11-12-2006, 09:20 PM
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Default 1990 5.0 Auto, good to race?

I didnt get that fairlane, im just curious, is my 1990 5.0 GT with an Auto trans decent to race, just street strip car. Id like to make a wheelstander, my first thing is im gettin LX bumpers, i dont like the gt ones. Any recommendations to get started on this?
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:25 PM
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Start with your basics...Gears, exhaust, bolt ons. etc....

How much you lookin to spend on stuff ? Theres alot of factors here.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:26 PM
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well, i already have the car, so thats like 5k out of the way, i dunno, a decent car for around $3000? Dunno about power adders, a litte too much $$$..yunno?
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:30 PM
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So you sayin you have 3000 to put into it ?

If so i'd do a HCI and suspsension. 3000 would be a really good start, but a bit shy.....But all really depends on what you get, brands, etc....
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:34 PM
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well , im going to fabricate a lot of stuff, im good at that. Whats some good torque adders?
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you aint gonna build a wheelstander with 3k. plan on 10k or more
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4.10s, manual valve body, and a 3000 stall would be the first few things that I would buy.
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Cool, thanks, im not strictly saying wheel stander, jsut a puller purhaps. I want a kickin little car ,thats all.
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4.10s, manual valve body, and a 3000 stall would be the first few things that I would buy.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:53 PM
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430'S MORE LIKE IT AND THEN STALL CONVERTER, AFR HEADS WITH 1.7 ROLLER ROCKERS, BIG CAM LIKE AN X OR Z CAM OR BIGGER IF U CAN FIND ONE, THEN VICTOR JUNIOR INTAKE, 30LB INJECTORS THEN START GOIN POWER ADDERS, TURBO IS YOUR BEST ROUTE B/C U CAN GET MORE POWER OUT THEM THEN U SHOULD BE GOOD TO GO
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