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Old 05-11-2008, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mustang II not launching hard. Cheap ways yo improve this.

I just got a spool in my car and it doesn't launch that hard. Seems to be a weight transfer issue to me. Its got enough power and just spins the tires and doesn't squat at all. Anyone have any cheap ways to improve weight transfer and traction.

I just got some 275's for it. So I dont think rubber is as much of a issue.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Mustang II not launching hard. Cheap ways yo improve this.

I Think you might need to supply some more details of the car first
What do you have as far as front suspension?
What do you have as far as rear suspension?
What type of 275 tire are you using?
What size engine? weight issue
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Mustang II not launching hard. Cheap ways yo improve this.

What kind of tires are you running, I've never tried drag radials, but with 26x9.5-14 hoosier quick time pro tires, some mild suspension tweaks, I can get the front tires off the ground on the street, if the road is good. I'll break down my suspension for you:

Stock v8 springs all the way around, cheap non gas shocks in the back, 90/10 drag shocks in the front 67 camaro shocks were close, I just had to fabricate lower mounts for them. home made subframe connectors, and last, I have a set of old south side machine lift traction bars. My car does not squat at all, the back end actually lifts. Combined with some 4.11 gears and a powertrax no slip locker in the 8 inch rear, it's pulled 1.42 60 ft times.

Here is a vid Video of crazy test run - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting of the last time I had the car out, my pal messed up the beginning, but you can see no squatting at all, the circle track cars were throwing up a bunch of dust at the track next to the strip, and it made the top end of the track slick, you can here me get in and out of the throttle, but that's not the suspension or car's fault.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Mustang II not launching hard. Cheap ways yo improve this.

its a 1977 mustang II
I have stock front suspension v6 springs I think.
Stock back suspension. Shocks are stock all the way around and in good shape.
****ty old 275's But I got some 10" slicks comming i think.
The car weighs about 3200 lbs.
The motor is a 1977 302 with 1970 351 heads in it 60.9cc combustion chambers. Hedders 2.5" exhaust It has a cam in it, I forget the specs its been a few years. A 2500 stall torque. C4 with manual valve body and trans-go shift kit. 670 street avenger. And Edelbrock performer intake.
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