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  • 95 Mustang drag car?

    I might have stumbled upon my opportunity to build a cheap drag car. Somebody I know has a 95 Mustang v6/5spd they want to get rid of cheap. They hit a deer with it, but it was a sideswipe and most of the damage is trim or can be fixed easily. Windshield is the biggest money replacement item.

    My question is, what would it take to swap in my 72 302/c4 combo and make it work?

    I'm not worried about making this a commuter car. If I do get it, it will be a toy. If I can make it street legal, fine, but if not, I don't have a problem with hauling it to Eddyville or Cordova to put some laps on it. I don't care if any of the creature comforts work. I just wanna go racing.

    Give me your input and ideas.
    68 F-100 2wd shortbed
    302/c4 3.50 9"

    81 F-100 2wd longbed
    parts truck

    92 F-150 4wd longbed
    302/auto

    94 P71 Crown Vic

    97 Escort

  • #2
    Sounds like a great idea..Get some 5.0 mounts and oil pan and it should be a fairly easy swap.
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    68 J-Code Sprint,408W 11.59@120.95

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    • #3
      I know the 302/c4 will go in, but is the rest of the car up to this combo?

      What kind of rearend do the 6 cylinder cars have? Is it an 8.8"? I assume the suspension would be a good enough starting point as is.

      Even if I could get it as cheap as I want, if I have to completely re-engineer the car to handle the v8, it would cease to be a "budget" build.
      68 F-100 2wd shortbed
      302/c4 3.50 9"

      81 F-100 2wd longbed
      parts truck

      92 F-150 4wd longbed
      302/auto

      94 P71 Crown Vic

      97 Escort

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      • #4
        Whats the car cost? paint? glass? chassis? interior?
        vs.
        Find (a roller chassis)one already set up cost?
        Racing is what your pocket book can afford.:beer:
        Engineering will be the part on how fast it will go on the bucks spent.
        Heck you can race a "SICK" cylinder in the 10's,cost some bucks.
        I started out with a 68 mustang 289/2v c4 w/shift kit 9"rear and a set of cheater slicks and went 16.2 at 89mph.Heck i won the eliminator class twice and had fun.As i progress it was able to do 12.53 at 112mph and i had the same kind of fun.
        Write it on paper first then look into your wallet,look into you wifes walleton the second thought dont look there:hammer:
        Phil
        Friends are like wedgies..They know your inner self..They're intimately close..And it feels great when you pick out a good one.

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        • #5
          I think that will be a 7.5 axle. But getting an 8.8 out of a wrecking yard shouldn't be too much. I think that would be a nice stripper. I like the early SN94 bodies. The little stock axle may even be marginally ok if the motor is only a 14 sec or so power wise. Especially with an auto.
          Mike Gasdick 69 Cougar XR-7 , 14:1 358W Canfield heads, CalTrac's / split mono's, "Mighty Mite" C4 w/trans-brake. 11.31.so far.
          2010 F150, 4.6L 2wd
          2002 F250 Superduty 4x4 with a spark plug spittin', manifold crackin' , fuse box burnin , 5.4 !

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