Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Econo Drag Springs


It has been awhile since I last updated my Project Blog. I have been laid off from work and have been looking for another job. So the funds are tight and I have not done anything to the Mustang in months. So this update I'm adding something cheap. Used Mustang springs. I went over to Prestige Mustang and got a set of springs. The fronts are from a Fox body 4 cylinder car and the rears are from a Fox body 8 cylinder car. This is an old Mustang drag racing trick. The front springs will lift on acceleration transferring weight to the rears. I know that this will hurt handling as the front end gets mushy from the softer springs, but this is a non-daily driver project strip / street car. I'm going for a muscle car look and ride something along the lines of this:
I also plan on going with wheels like the ones in the photo. Those are the Weld Prostars, I think I'm going to go with the Summit Stars from Summit Racing. The first step toward all of this is the springs, which I have now. The next step will be getting SN95 Strange adjustable struts and shocks along with some kind of upper and lower control arms and lastly the wheels and tires.

I'll be doing this as funds allow, so it might take longer than I'd like. The project is coming together well enough. Once all the above mods are done I'll have the supenstion done then I can work on the last two parts before I hit the track. The last two parts will be adding a 4:30 rear gear along with beefing up the rear end. Then the last phase will be the engine and for right now I'm thinking I'm going to go with just a PI head swap and some shorty headers. While I'm stashing away my funds for all this modding I'll be doing the cheap stuff like making the car lighter. I'll post more on that as I go. I'm excited that I have a direction to head toward.