Here's what I'm dealing with: '66 coupe, trying to fine tune for road racing. Not anything competitive, just out to have fun & be safe. Still stuck with the C4, and with 3.25 gears can't get much above 110mph without seriously worrying about the engine (whole 'nuther issue). At this speed, the front end will lift - not enough to affect steering, but enough that I worry about it lifting more...and flipping (this has happened to new Stangs on this course, so the worry is justified).
Car currently has a '69 Cougar Eliminator hood scoop, with a hole cut 1" around air cleaner. The air cleaner itself sticks up about 1" above the hood, so the scoop also give hood clearance.
It also has about a 2* rake due to the Arning drop and standard eye leaf springs.
I was going to swap out the rear springs to mid-eyes, and lower the rear end to level (0 rake), but now I'm worried that this might make the lift issue worse. The way I see it, I have 4 options:
1) remove hood scoop for track days. Not sure if that's allowed even. - Free
2) Install chin spoiler - $100
3) Install mid eye springs to level car - $500
4) Do 2 (which ones?) or even all 3 of the above.
It's been suggested to get a cowl hood...but right now that's not in the budget.
Not sure what would give me the best bang for my buck, really. I'd hate to swap the springs only to fear driving the car
. Thoughts/opinions are GREATLY appreciated!! I can post pics if wanted.