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Old 09-08-2008, 07:37 PM
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I just bought a 1979 ford mustang with 89 gt body kit has 146K on the body and around 40k on the engine rebuilt in 2006 5.0 engine f1 transmission, new calipers, new radiator, new front brake lines, new master cylinder, new thermostat, has an $800 fiber glass hood on it, other than that it is stock. I don't know much about mustangs (grew up in camaro family). It's in good shape. Body isn't rotted out only a little rust on floorboards and in wheel wells. Here is what it looks like so you have an idea.
I was wondering what sort of mods should I put on it to make it race ready (street not track). I have herd that stangs are notorious for there intakes being crappy is that true? I am not made of money so any tips tricks ideas that can help add HP and TQ on a budget would be greatly appreciated! Thank yoU!
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:50 PM
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try some gears. 4;10s. 3;73s too aren't bad from what i know. i am sure a lot of others will agree that gears are the best for the money. performance carburetor, drag radials, exhaust. those are cheapest.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:54 PM
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bump the timing and get some gears and full exhaust. and from what i've heard its the e7 heads which are crap
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:55 PM
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intake, carb, exhaust, and gears...if you got the money, just do a hci change.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:42 PM
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change the heads cam and intake
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:14 PM
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anyone and everyone who ever does hci swap, will say its a night an day difference,and goes for the wallet haha...but with doin that, back it up with a nice exhaust. and some gears.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:27 AM
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before you do any of that, chemically treat that rust with ??POR 15 I forget, but treat it, to "keep it"
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