n20 mike what do you way about 300 lbs because my 65 fastback with complete interior,10 pt cage and 351w with automatic weights 3250 with me in it and I weight 180 lbs also only thing fiberglass is the hood
full interior w/stereo, carpet, heater, etc
30lb flywheel, clutch, HEAVY blowproof BH, toploader, 9" 'N' case detroit locker
nitrous bottle and system
3" exhaust w/mufflers
Oh, I don't have aluminum heads, either...
The only lightening it has had is the fiberglass hood.
It scales at 3120 w/o driver. The iron 289 heads, 30lb flywheel, blowproof bellhousing and cast iron toploader are probably the biggest things making it heavier than your car. I would love to see what it would do if it went on a 300lb diet.
You're using those Hooker #6208 headers... how do they fit your 65' chassis, and what heads are you running? I'm thinking about going the 351W stroker route in the future (since those headers came out) and would love some feedback.
there ok but you need to use different motor mounts to raise motor to clear shock towers was using vic jrs need heads are here they are victors this combo showed get me in the mid 9s just on the motor cubic inch will be 421inches with special made 2 inch headers with tower adjustment
If I were you, and was planning on a serious 351W stroker... AND had to custom make a set of headers, I would get rid of the shock towers completely. That taller deck 351W has the exhaust ports right up against the tower, and it's amazing 1 3/4" headers fit. 2" headers are REALLY going to be smashed up against the towers.
Rod and Custom Motorsports makes a kit that completely eliminates the shock towers. You cut them out (along with all the original front suspension) and replace it with their cross member and mustang II front suspension. With this kit, you could install a 460 if you wanted to!
It's the only way to go when building a serious 'big' engine for a 65-66 mustang. Regular 65-66 mustang headers won't work (except shortys) because of the new steering shaft, but if you're going custom anyhow, it's the ONLY way to go.