Thanks ricky that was helpfulFirst she needs to be put on a big diet and loose some weight. Anywhere you can get rid of it. Then Disc brakes all the way around with braided steel hoses and dual MC. Posi rearend and probably 3.70 gears. 4 link rear snaptube vidmate suspension if I remember right. The factory stuff is to weak. Beef it up to the max, there is better stuff available, use a 3/4" rear swaybar or panhard rod. 1 1/8" front sway bar, with lowered BBF coil springs. Reinforce the lower control arm and beefy strut rods.
Will Talladega is the prefect example. In 1970 with a Dodge 426 Hemi and those suspension, and tires they broke into the 200MPH. In 1987 Elliott set the record with the same weight car at 212 MPH and a 351C style engine. Less HP/TQ but better technology.Different tech different times for sure.
Same 4000lb 20ft car on a road course.
At times it can be. My current project.I built and raced a high strung 4 cyl turbo Volvo in Targa Newfoundland a few years back (with many Ford parts on it, btw) and I had serious car-envy for the guys running V8s. The twisty parts were great for us, but we just ran out of wind on the longer sections. I was all set to drop a 302 in it for the next season, including some hill climb events, but I wound up selling it to focus more on classic cars I could enjoy on the street. The build is honestly the best part
68. I had her up on stands because the rear springs were broke and the fronts useless. she now has a 460 (10-1 comp, ported and blueprinted 460PI heads, Edel RPM Pref, 850 Holley, Accel Electoric ignition,roller rocker arms with 3/8" pushords, windage tray with oiling system improvements), C-4 Currie 9" with 3.50 posi and 31 spline forged steel axles. also a manual front disc brake conversion with braided brake lines. Heavy duty front springs with 1 1/8" sway bar in the front and beefier 5 leaf rear springs with a 3/4" sway bar with subframe connectors. An old Shelby road race trick was to weld the lower control arms for less flex and to reenforce the frame cross member.1970? That's some nice work you did on her. It seems like it was sitting up way high on that trailer (front and rear), almost like a Gasser. What did you drop in it for engine/trans? These have always been a favorite of mine.