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Old 03-13-2018, 11:55 AM
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I have no plans to purchase a fox body mustang. None.

However, I've been offered a seat to race one in a Lemons race...So, how shitty are V8 foxbody mustangs? Should I turn the seat down and hope I can find a Miata, Civic or BMW to drive for in the next race?
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They're supposed to be pretty sweet with the frame tied up
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I have also heard they make sweet road course cars with "the proper work done". I have no idea what that means maybe a few suspension pieces or like 10k in work. Either way I'd take the seat. Hopefully doing it this year myself for the first time.
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They're supposed to be pretty sweet with the frame tied up
Doesn’t that apply to pretty much any light shitty car?

“oh its really nice once you improve every single aspect of the car”
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A buddy of mine in high school had a 5.0 convertible. At the time it was pretty bitchin but that was over 30 years ago. That was the last one I've been in.
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If it has IRS, they handle great
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If it has IRS, they handle great
Apparently it has the rear end (and brakes) out of a thunderbird.

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**** it, I'll do it.



supposed to let the guy know tonight. Guy's name is Rob... could it be?? Ice???
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They're supposed to be pretty sweet with the frame tied up
Yeah, seriously tied up. Those cars were so flexible that the hatchbatch versions developed stress cracks. And then there's the issue with the roll center being like 1 foot underground if you lower them

I mean, they can work via the aftermarket...just wonder what's been done on a Lemons car.
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Apparently it has the rear end (and brakes) out of a thunderbird.

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Then it has IRS and I bet it handles pretty damn well.
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They aren’t shitty,
presuming they are set up right.
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I'm in. Guy seemed to know what he was doing and the car has been sorted. Has some kind of close ratio gears so most of the race will be in 4th and 5th gears. We never get out of 4th in the turtle.

Amazing in this day and age, a person can make a post on a web forum and a few hours later get signed up to race a car. The car owner was familiar with the turtle and the reputation of it's drivers.
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I'm in. Guy seemed to know what he was doing and the car has been sorted. Has some kind of close ratio gears so most of the race will be in 4th and 5th gears. We never get out of 4th in the turtle.

Amazing in this day and age, a person can make a post on a web forum and a few hours later get signed up to race a car. The car owner was familiar with the turtle and the reputation of it's drivers.
4th gear is pretty fast depending on the gearset and tire size.
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4th gear is pretty fast depending on the gearset and tire size.
The guy claims it will spin the tires in 3rd gear at WOT. This could be fun
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The guy claims it will spin the tires in 3rd gear at WOT. This could be fun
You said it was a race.

Something I've noticed about all of those cars (doesn't matter if it's a Mustang or a Crown Victoria, or whatever) is that if they try to follow good handling cars through certain bumps or gaters, they will hop sideways.

If your line is taking you over a gater or other road vagary and you're behind a high powered FWD car or an IRS rear drive car, just be aware of it and figure out how to do it the best way.

In my mirror, I saw a P71 jump about three feed sideways. The Mustangs of that ilk weren't much better.

But...given the right suspension you'll be able to figure it out. :-)
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