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Our new Pony (to replace the Mach 1)
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William Jones
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: Our new Pony (to replace the Mach 1) Reply with quote

I bought a roller in East Dublin, Ga it was on racingjunk. We went and looked at it last night and gave him a deposit. It is a little rough around the edges but for what it has in it and the fact that it has been 5.18 in the 1/8 before I think it will do the job. This is a car they were using for grudge racing, it is a 90 coupe. I will have to change a few things for it to cert to 8.50 but it is real close as it sits. I got it for 5k. Here is a list of some of the stuff it has.

Mini tubbed ok job he made the tubs himself it tucks 29.5 10 1/2Ws without the fender being rolled

CE Ladder bar set up

QA1 coilover rear and Coilover kit for front UPR style

Narrowed 9" not braced but does have wheelie bar brackets 4.88 gears with spool and 35 spline moser axles

Wheelie Bars

Wildwood discs on back stock on front Manuel brake setup

Through floor subframe connectors

Tubular k member older version stock rack (not sure of brand)

2 kirkey seats

Painless roll bar mount switch panel

Aluminum radiator and fan

Mild steel 10pt cage and rear fire wall

Aluminum 5 gal fuel cell -10 line to the front

Mangna fuel 500 pump and filter

Two batteries and charging posts

Flaming river cutoff switch all wired with 00 welder cable

Nitrous pressure and fuel pressure mounted on cowl and water temp, oil press and Tach mounted inside all Autometer Pro comp

Hurst quarter stick with line lock, transbrake, nitrous button mounted

MSD 7AL3 mounted and wired

Powerglide trans with tbrake no converter

Weld draglites skinnys and 12s in the back

5 inch bolt on cowl hood

The body is in good shape paint is 3 yrs old some chipping and peeling on the bumpers but nice and shiny and looks good for a race car (not as nice as the Mach) but ok.

Dash board and door panels in good shape

Now for the bads
Cage welds aren't as nice as I like but should pass tech. Missing side view mirrors, glove box door, windows are fixed (won't go up or down), missing door panel arm rests, missing some trim pieces but really have to be looking to notice. Don't like the trac locator setup would have rather had a diagonal link. No anti roll bar, the safety belts are outdated and my fat ass won't fit in the small Kirkey seat I have to buy the bigger one. I will also need to find some headers or get some made for a 9.5deck with Cleveland CHI heads for a Fox chassis and a new oil pan. So hopefully we will be back on the track before the end of the year. I attached some pics it is really dirty I will get it cleaned up when I get it home.

Bam



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Take the horse out off the barn and let her RUN BABY RUN!!!!!

92 LX 454ci Clevor 9.24@142.53 N/A
71 Mach1 454ci Clevor 10.16@134 N/A 3850lbs race weight "Lost in fire"
03 Cobra Bone stock 12.42
68 Falcon 363ci 10.55@126 N/A
95 GT 363ci 11.08@118 N/A


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:41 pm    Post subject: More pics Reply with quote

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Take the horse out off the barn and let her RUN BABY RUN!!!!!

92 LX 454ci Clevor 9.24@142.53 N/A
71 Mach1 454ci Clevor 10.16@134 N/A 3850lbs race weight "Lost in fire"
03 Cobra Bone stock 12.42
68 Falcon 363ci 10.55@126 N/A
95 GT 363ci 11.08@118 N/A
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:51 pm    Post subject: Pics Reply with quote

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Take the horse out off the barn and let her RUN BABY RUN!!!!!

92 LX 454ci Clevor 9.24@142.53 N/A
71 Mach1 454ci Clevor 10.16@134 N/A 3850lbs race weight "Lost in fire"
03 Cobra Bone stock 12.42
68 Falcon 363ci 10.55@126 N/A
95 GT 363ci 11.08@118 N/A
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Take the horse out off the barn and let her RUN BABY RUN!!!!!

92 LX 454ci Clevor 9.24@142.53 N/A
71 Mach1 454ci Clevor 10.16@134 N/A 3850lbs race weight "Lost in fire"
03 Cobra Bone stock 12.42
68 Falcon 363ci 10.55@126 N/A
95 GT 363ci 11.08@118 N/A
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers

glad to see youre not giving up racing.


on another note.....

William Jones wrote:
my fat ass won't fit in the small Kirkey seat I have to buy the bigger one.


just how small are they ? ill buy em if i can get my fat ass in it.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10sec.et wrote:
Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers

glad to see youre not giving up racing.


on another note.....

William Jones wrote:
my fat ass won't fit in the small Kirkey seat I have to buy the bigger one.


just how small are they ? ill buy em if i can get my fat ass in it.







if your ass is in proportion to your hands/fingers......................i say you aint fittin Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mr jones sir .....good to see ya back in the game Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic! Glad to see your coming back! For a race car, it's pretty darn good. They always have a few rough edges but it looks like you have a great start. I like a Fox body Mustang for drag racing - light and there is every suspension part you can imagine available for them. Clay
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love notchbacks!!!

And cant wait to see how this one turns out Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

squeeezer wrote:
10sec.et wrote:
Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers

glad to see youre not giving up racing.


on another note.....

William Jones wrote:
my fat ass won't fit in the small Kirkey seat I have to buy the bigger one.


just how small are they ? ill buy em if i can get my fat ass in it.







if your ass is in proportion to your hands/fingers......................i say you aint fittin Laughing


Laughing Laughing Laughing hey, if that lady at Jack In The Box could fit into that Geo Metro....................

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing on your list you dont have to worry about is the anti roll bar. They dont work with ladder bars. It should work good the way it is, especially if it went 5.18. Plus those cars hook like no other. Nice find.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you found a new car........
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William Jones
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10sec.et wrote:
Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers

glad to see youre not giving up racing.


on another note.....

William Jones wrote:
my fat ass won't fit in the small Kirkey seat I have to buy the bigger one.


just how small are they ? ill buy em if i can get my fat ass in it.


Sorry to late one of the guys I race with is going to trade me his seats so I can get on the track. But if that deals falls through I will let you know.

Bam

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Take the horse out off the barn and let her RUN BABY RUN!!!!!

92 LX 454ci Clevor 9.24@142.53 N/A
71 Mach1 454ci Clevor 10.16@134 N/A 3850lbs race weight "Lost in fire"
03 Cobra Bone stock 12.42
68 Falcon 363ci 10.55@126 N/A
95 GT 363ci 11.08@118 N/A
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1971 Ford Mustang

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knarley Darley wrote:
One thing on your list you dont have to worry about is the anti roll bar. They dont work with ladder bars. It should work good the way it is, especially if it went 5.18. Plus those cars hook like no other. Nice find.


I have seen some cars with ladder bar setups using them. Also I was inspecting the chassis and noticed the ladder bars were coming in contact with the back edge of the floor pan and that the passanger side had hit the floor harder and had a deeper dent. Once again I assumed that the car was not leaving level. I figured there was only two ways to fix that one being a anti roll bar the other being adjusting the coil over on that side to have more spring load. Whats your advice I already clearanced the floor pan with a air hammer to give me and extra inch of clearance. Also I don't believe I am going to be leaving as hard as he was (1.18 60ft) unless I spray alot of juice and that isn't in the plans anytime soon.


Bam

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Take the horse out off the barn and let her RUN BABY RUN!!!!!

92 LX 454ci Clevor 9.24@142.53 N/A
71 Mach1 454ci Clevor 10.16@134 N/A 3850lbs race weight "Lost in fire"
03 Cobra Bone stock 12.42
68 Falcon 363ci 10.55@126 N/A
95 GT 363ci 11.08@118 N/A
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to pre load one of the ladder bars. However if it leaves strait that is the most important thing. Even a prostock car leaves with the left front slightly higher so I wouldnt get too concerned with anything except hooking and going strait. If the ladder bars are double adjustable the pre loading is pretty easy. If not you will have to unbolt the rear mounting points and screw the rod ends in or out, so you are actually going to have to jack up the right ladder bar to get it back into the front mount. The difference in the Two ladder bars determines the amount of preload.
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