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A peek under the hood might be in order... What kinda times you pull'n with that bad boy?
This is how it looked at Pomona in 1972. Record was 11.45 ran 11.28 and went to Orange County and went 11.18.








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What is that on the firewall by the coil, fuel heater/cooler of some kind? Interesting cross over on the headers, is that an 428 thing?

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What is that on the firewall by the coil, fuel heater/cooler of some kind? Interesting cross over on the headers, is that an 428 thing?
It is a cool can (fill with ice) mounted on the fender apron. It is hard to get equal length headers with an FE engine in a Mustang or Fairlane that is how Doug Thorley designed his. It also sounded a lot better than Hookers that were not designed like that.
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NHRA rules require a brace between the race seat and roll bar. Brian fabricated this for our 1969 Mustang. I will epoxy prime black.


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Rusty, Great thread and super quality work...

What size wheel are you running in the back (width and BS)?

I am currently running 15x8 with a 4.5" BS and a 28" tire, but looking at stepping it up to 10" wide and hoping to only have to do minor massaging on the inside and fender lip.

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Rusty, Great thread and super quality work...

What size wheel are you running in the back (width and BS)?

I am currently running 15x8 with a 4.5" BS and a 28" tire, but looking at stepping it up to 10" wide and hoping to only have to do minor massaging on the inside and fender lip.
10" rim with 5.5" back space. I can run 9.00 x 30 and 10.5 x 30 but it is tight the tread is inside the quarter but the bulge of the tire is outside the quarter panel



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Thanks Rusty. Good info. The actual tire I am looking at going with on a 10" is MT 3055S, which is 28 x 10.50-15, with a 11.7" section width. Right now I have a Hoosier QTP which is 28 x 11.50-15, and a 11.2" section width on an 8" rim

Is your rear end stock width?

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Thanks Rusty. Good info. The actual tire I am looking at going with on a 10" is MT 3055S, which is 28 x 10.50-15, with a 11.7" section width. Right now I have a Hoosier QTP which is 28 x 11.50-15, and a 11.2" section width on an 8" rim

Is your rear end stock width?
Yes not allowed to modify to be legal to race in NHRA Stock. I don't have the info here at the shop but I believe the sectional was 13.2.

When I raced Super Stock I ran 11.5 x 29 slick on a 8" rim with 4.75 back space. Had to modify the front of the inner wheelhouse a little and removed the snubber brackets.

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