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    Quote Originally Posted by cb650 View Post
    No problem. I have a bunch of old pics from out there. And a few from hi plains. Next time you go out let me know. I'll try to get out and meet you.
    Sounds good, will do.
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    I have been putting in so much work that I will be getting a lot out of this deal. As soon as we are done with the Miatas we are building we will get the Mustang in and freshin it up and put it all together. So Pumped!

    Miata progress,


    Here is an older vid of the car racing. Pretty cool to see an older car keep up with new stuff.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFAj...UVDrXGgrNfXRjw
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Is that a mustang class LOL Was that topeka?

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    Ha Ha, lots of Mustangs in A-Sedan. Ya, that is Topeka
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Went there for a ASA race in 93 right after the floods. Got Mark Martins autograph. Started disliking him after that but Roush was always my hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb650 View Post
    Went there for a ASA race in 93 right after the floods. Got Mark Martins autograph. Started disliking him after that but Roush was always my hero.


    That's odd. Everyone says Mark is a great guy and Roush is an ass!
    1984 Mustang GT owned since 1991 (first car). Mercury Mountaineer GT-40P engine, some suspension mods, currently undergoing a five lug SN95 brake upgrade and more suspension mods. Some minor body and interior mods have been done as well.

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    Mark seemed pissed I asked but I can understand that. He just made some stupid remarks over the years. I always liked Roush cause he bleeds blue. I followed his drag racing while growing up. And love all the other racing he has been in. Like the Trans am Capri in the 80's.

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    Nice score! Are you gonna get this out at hi plains this summer? Would love to see it in action.

    Those pics of second creek bring back memories. Didn't get much better than second creek and Rocky Mountain side by side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by predator84 View Post
    Nice score! Are you gonna get this out at hi plains this summer? Would love to see it in action.

    Those pics of second creek bring back memories. Didn't get much better than second creek and Rocky Mountain side by side.
    Not sure about this year... maybe the last race in October. April 19 is the first high plains race, for sure I will be in my blue 86. Mid season is undecided.

    We are going to fix a few cage to frame bars. Gonna need cleaned up. The best engine (out of 3) needs new retainers. He over reved it on a down shift.... almost hit 8000, then developed a missfire. About to drop a valve.

    Soo much work still on the Spec Miatas we are building.... well get there.

    Trying to finish the splitter on my blue one, curious to see if I can feel a difference
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Mike!

    After reviewing this thread again, I feel that I must exercise my Moderator powers and delete it in it's entirety. Unfortunately it has caused extreme jealousy and envious feelings that I am unable to deal with at this time!

    Seriously looks like you have A Lot of fun ahead with your new race car!

    Trey
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    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
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    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

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    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
    1982 Capri RS 5.0 4spd T-tops

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    Oh man, first read that and thought you were serious... feewww. Lol
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Default 83 Race Car for me!

    Grabbed the VIN off the car today, this was a Ghia car... Curious how many were a Ghia in 81... I'll do some Lookin for fun
    Also, snow has melted,



    Last edited by Mikestang; 03-12-2015 at 12:12 AM.
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Cool car. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

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    Been a long time. (took me a while to even find this post) Car is finally in at my house. Took me 3 hrs to dig the car out. Ill get some pics up soon... may just start a build page? Ive been back to this site more and more as winter settles in a life slows down some.
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Default 81 Race Car

    Here are some pics of the start of this,









    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    I decided to remove all the decals, and see how good it would polish up.





    It actually polished up REALLY well, single stage Urethae will do that!







    Tearing most of the interior out at this time, 5 years in the weather took its toll.


    Should I just start a build post at this time? Any way this whole link can be moved by an Admin?
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    MMmm! Mikes Michael Mumford modification! Nice!


    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...-arm-questions

    Quote Originally Posted by xctasy View Post
    I vote Panhard rod early on. It has some issues, (like a Panhard rod makes one side of the vehicles axle move to one side, and offers less lateral location, than, say a Watts Linkage as used in the World Rally Escort RS2000's, the Australian Falcon, Alfa Romeo, early RX-7's and the last Live axle SN197 Mustang and Mercury Marauder).

    Like these ones



    Although a race car set up, in my opinion all Watts linkages need a Michael Mumford modification, like used in the race 1981 onwards GM T-cars and 1983 onwards XE 351C Falcon race cars, still use the stock pickups, but deactivate the Watts rocker on the axle. Back in 1983, 500 hp Group C touring sedans wouldn't steer properly because the upper and lower arms were not the same length, and the traditional Ford production Watts Linkage failed to reduce roll steer because the Watts linkage then added roll center changes to the mix.



    There are some long running problems with Watts linkages for exhaust pipe clearance (even worse than the Panhard rod) and the inability for the axle to maintain a constant roll center to relative to the chassis with suspension travel.

    .........

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    I'm with Trey....

    But mostly, on the side of Total Envy.

    At the risk of sounding extremely DODGEy,


    Don't show any photos of the MMMM Ford rear to anyone else but me...

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    Mike,

    Congrats on getting your GT home. Although once again I do feel some envy and jealousy swelling up inside!

    I don't see any need to start a new thread at this time. I would just continue on with the build up posting in this thread. It keeps everything in one place and helps everyone to know the back story too. I believe I can alter or add to the thread title if you want. Let me know via PM and I'll see what I can do if you like.

    Good Luck!

    Trey
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    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
    1982 Capri RS 5.0 4spd T-tops

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikestang View Post
    What...?


    I see your in Broomfield, do you work around Sensible? Do you know Kyle?
    Yes, live in Broomfield, used to work close to his shop. and have known about that car for some time...nice score! Stopped buy several years ago when SCCA As class was hot and doing a build of my own before starting a Family. Back then they has several "builders" around and just stopped by every so often and inquired about anything that may be for sale. Then the Miatas started popping up there, even "donated" extra body parts I saved off my wifes Miata for spares/etc...Last time I was over there inquiring and picking his brain on the CMC rules/etc...that has been several years ago as life got "in the way" again.

    What are your plans for her...Vintage Racing, CMC, fun Track car or all the above?
    Current keepers...
    77 Cobra II

    80 Bobcat Sport
    82 GT-first new car is back home!
    85 ASC Coupe
    86 SVO
    86 Escort GT
    88 Ranger GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by xctasy View Post
    MMmm! Mikes Michael Mumford modification! Nice!


    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...-arm-questions
    I was bummed to find that the Mumford link was removed for the last race, but I have all the pieces in the box... Definetly an intersting set up, good read, thanks for that link!
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    Mike,

    Congrats on getting your GT home. Although once again I do feel some envy and jealousy swelling up inside!

    I don't see any need to start a new thread at this time. I would just continue on with the build up posting in this thread. It keeps everything in one place and helps everyone to know the back story too. I believe I can alter or add to the thread title if you want. Let me know via PM and I'll see what I can do if you like.

    Good Luck!

    Trey
    Thanks Trey, We can just leave it here then. I gues if the title could be changed to "81 Race Car" that would be cool, if not, no big deal.

    Im just excited to have another project. Im very curious about how it will handle vs my Blue car. My Blue car handles VERY well, I surprise many people every time Im at the track.
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Quote Originally Posted by E2ZZGLX View Post

    What are your plans for her...Vintage Racing, CMC, fun Track car or all the above?
    Way too modified to down grade it to CMC, even though many people want me too... It appears AI class is next best, but I dont really have the money to be competitive. Not that I care, Ill run in the back, fun either way for me.

    Im finding that after sitting for 5 years it will need more attention than origionally though. Im ok with it, give me a chance to make it my own.
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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    Nice to see this thread revived..
    Current rides:
    89 LX 5.0, 5 -spd..the Lemon
    86 RS Capri 5.0 Auto...
    86 LX Colorado SSP 5.0 5-spd (Sadly Sold)
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    Quote Originally Posted by onetrackrider View Post
    Nice to see this thread revived..
    Thanks, excitd to get into this thing. I almost thought it would not happen. Summer got so busy it just sat there with no progress. I know he had a hard time letting it go, but he'll be glad to see it get put to use. I essentailly work for him for free, he just gives me racing stuff. I even found a trailer burried on his property, he gave it to me. I restored it over the summer. (smaller project but still fun)



    I know it is a race car, but I still plan to keep the 4 eye look and OE style. That was what my other post was about in the Body section, Im missing the driver lower chrome window trim, just cant seem to find one. (even though the car has no windows...)
    Last edited by Mikestang; 11-28-2015 at 01:39 PM.
    1986 Ford Mustang GT-

    Not much stock stuff left
    347 NA power, CNC ported heads, Extrude honed Trick Flow Intake, Custom Cam
    Suspension, custom k- member, TQ arm/pan hard rod... Much more
    Restored and ready to race, made to go fast while cornering

    1981 Mustang GT-

    Old SCCA A-Sedan National Champ car
    In the middle of rebuild

    1986 LX Sedan-

    Plans to be determined...

    "Every day I learn how much I don't know"

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