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Old 12-12-2022, 06:53 AM
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Sr and I finally got our Mach 1 back on the road. Previously had a worked over 302 boss engine that was chipped at 8k with 513ís. Was set up perfect. Currently has a freshly stroked 351/408 with a ton of torque and 355 gears 4 speed top loader. 235/60/15 tires - less power steering.

Want the best tires possible!!! Any advice? Currently it roast the tires all the way through 4 and have your hands full trying to keep it in one lane. Almost wish we wouldíve went 323 gears but not really wanting to run the car much past 110. Engine is incredibly strong. Valako heads etc.



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I'll take the Camero. Hands down.

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Old 12-12-2022, 07:51 AM
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a friend has several mustangs and I can say that the one mod he wished he had done sooner than he did was to swap the toploader for a T5 five speed. he runs 3:55 gears and said the car is way more usable as he can now cruise down the highway without all the rpm
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Old 12-12-2022, 08:17 AM
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Mickey Thompson Drag radials have always done me well on the slower cars I've had.

The faster stuff I used either regular slicks or M/T ET Street tires... which are essentially a grooved slick.

Dont run any of them in the rain though. It's as bad as driving on ice.

This car was a low 8-sec car @ 165mph with DOT tires on it.
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A beautiful car for sure...both, actually. But I've always loved that Mach 1...
My opinion is I have always loved the looks of the Mach 1 69-70 over almost any car of that era however would rather wrench on GMís any day of the week over Fords. Other than newer trucks etc the Mach 1 is the only ford ever owned so would only make sense.
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How many miles a year do you drive the car?
Probably not more than 500 miles a year tops. We mostly will get them out and run them hard and put back in the garage before the law shows up. Lol.
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Originally Posted by Dragracer_Art View Post
Mickey Thompson Drag radials have always done me well on the slower cars I've had.

The faster stuff I used either regular slicks or M/T ET Street tires... which are essentially a grooved slick.

Dont run any of them in the rain though. It's as bad as driving on ice.

This car was a low 8-sec car @ 165mph with DOT tires on it.
Thumbs up 👍.

Was kinda leaning towards the mickeys. Like the looks of the magnum 500 wheels on that car and will likely get 9 or 10Ē wheels for the rear and leave the 7ís on the front.

The t5 trans be next. With all the abuse the TL has taken over the years it amazes me it holds together.
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When Sr drove home the other day from having custom headers built the car was wanting to pull / drift to the right and until I get the steering and tires dealt with Iím not even gonna drive it. Be wrapped around a tree or in the ditch for sure. I told the same place to replace the steering box as I was pretty certain it was bad from sitting so long and was dried out. Filled with grease (took a bunch). Convinced the bearings had to be bad but they seemed to think it was ok. Regardless itís in need of adjustment. I did put a hydraulic clutch kit in it and love it.

I have a 15 sec vid of him taking off from pretty much a dead stop but having YouTube issues to post a link.

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Originally Posted by getrdunn View Post
When Sr drove home the other day from having custom headers built the car was wanting to pull / drift to the right and until I get the steering and tires dealt with I’m not even gonna drive it. Be wrapped around a tree or in the ditch for sure. I told the same place to replace the steering box as I was pretty certain it was bad from sitting so long and was dried out. Filled with grease (took a bunch). Convinced the bearings had to be bad but they seemed to think it was ok. Regardless it’s in need of adjustment. I did put a hydraulic clutch kit in it and love it.

I have a 15 sec vid of him taking off from pretty much a dead stop but having YouTube issues to post a link.
check out "the bang shift billy" for hyd clutch modules for better shifting, some pretty cool tech in his setups. my gasser is still reg clutch with an M22 and a Hurst ramrod.
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Originally Posted by offshoredrillin View Post
check out "the bang shift billy" for hyd clutch modules for better shifting, some pretty cool tech in his setups. my gasser is still reg clutch with an M22 and a Hurst ramrod.
I did a research quick and once I got past billy bob I was very impressed. Pretty amazing although I didnít confirm if it works the same each time you dump the clutch. I would assume as 2nd, 3rd etc is also an issue but probably not so much once I get the rubber situation handled.

The only neg I could see is the excessive clutch plate wear but maybe not. But even then thatís the cheapest v thing to replace. Very cool. Tks for sharing.
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235/60r15ís are as useful as bicycle tires on your car. Lololol
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