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I still miss the old .500 lights of yore. The conversion for the armchair quarter backs to understand to a .000 light still doesn't jive. Yes..............I know its been years, but I don't conform easily. Still don't like the 1000ft runs either

Not bad short time for leaf springs, right?

Just to make this on topic, I pushed my 94' upto garage opening and started the conversion over to E85 1000cfm carb. Switching from Dominator bowls to Ultra HP bowls so waiting on -8AN fittings rather than the 7/8-20's of past. While I'm ranting above about changes....why do they need so many different fitting sizes for the bowls, as my Demon carbs are different yet?

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.121 on a pro tree is near perfect if your used to running a bracket tree.......nice

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I still miss the old .500 lights of yore. The conversion for the armchair quarter backs to understand to a .000 light still doesn't jive. Yes..............I know its been years, but I don't conform easily. Still don't like the 1000ft runs either

Not bad short time for leaf springs, right?
Lol...I think it's just because it makes it easier to read. Doesn't really matter to me I guess.

Yep. Leaf spring with CalTracs, bone stock front suspension with 90/10 shocks. We definitely don't do 1000' runs here. It's either 1/4, or 1/8, and I'll run either. Honestly, the car has no business going 134 MPH anyways.
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Sounds like a great light on that tree. Wasn't trying to offend---The lights at our local strip i guess are still the old school I guess ---you stage, three yellow lights come down and then the green. Guess thats a .500 tree. I know that if you have a reaction time with anything other than a .0 in front you've lost at the line usually. Like .0125 would be a great light. PS---and to stay on the subject line give my stang a bath today and took her out for a run-----and then made a switch panel for the dash where the center AC vent would be.
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I cut some steel for my rotisserie build just about finished one end and have the steel ready to start welding for the 2nd piece.







Also installed the Hipo exhaust manifolds, appears to be a good fit.



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Removed steering box for rebuild.
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I was checking everything under the rear side of the car to make sure everything is good and noticed springs on my rear shocks. Is that normal? I can't seem to find springs for the rear anywhere.. Any ideas?

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Removed the front suspension. I will begin putting it back together this weekend.


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Here is the updated pics with the new rear bolts and spacers.

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Next is to get rid of the big gap the front wheels have:

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Removed the front suspension. I will begin putting it back together this weekend.
For the front suspension area, that piece that goes over the struts/springs (not sure what it's called), is that piece necessary? Other than having the bump stop connected to it? It's not shown here.

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It was 25* this morning, but I fired mine up at 5:30am, and drove it to work.
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For the front suspension area, that piece that goes over the struts/springs (not sure what it's called), is that piece necessary? Other than having the bump stop connected to it? It's not shown here.
Not sure what you mean. The struts run from the lower controll arms forward to the frame. Are you referring to the spring saddle at the top of the tower?


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Not sure what you mean. The struts run from the lower controll arms forward to the frame. Are you referring to the spring saddle at the top of the tower?
it's just that piece of sheet metal that is kinda formed and bolted to the outside strut tower. If I had a picture I could show you. I attempted to do a quick illustration of what it looks like on your picture.
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Gave it an oil change and new spark plug wires.

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Global West makes a really nice piece that goes on the outside of shock towers to replace the factory (heavy) piece and just as importantly gives access to adjusting shocks and coil over springs. Plus it just looks nice.

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70 557 PG Mach I tube chassis 2650lb
70 427 TKO Sport Roof, SoT full chassis to be
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67 347 TKO Coupe SoT/CAT5
67 289 C4 Coupe stockish cruiser
69 460 TKO Vert, Mustang Plus Grab a Track
94 351 TKO AIX, Maximum Motorsports
01 5.4 4L80E Twins and CrMo caged

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