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Does anyone know any good boards on building fast cars. If I ever finish my offroad beast my next project will probably be a street racer. I don't plan to go illegal racing but the clowns I want to dominate will probably reside there. I'm thinking on what car I should use my base as. I like the older cougars 68-69. But my mind keeps going to the Mazda RX7. I've heard that you can get tons of power out of the rotary motors and I think it would be neat to learn a new realm of power. If I went the Ford route I think I would want a car that could fit a 460. I forget what years that motor would fit in the cars. I'm thinking primarilly in the realm of Mustangs and Cougars although a Torino may be doable. So what should it be? Big blocks or Rotary Power? Either way I would like to go with Naturally aspirated Nitrous Charged motors. Anyway if you have a link or links it would be greatly apreciated. Drawing it out is almost as fun as bolting it together for me. Even if there is years in the way of actually doing it. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] NORM
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Go for a 69-70 Cougar eliminator or a 70 Cobra Torino with a 429SCJ, if you can ever find one [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] Big blocks came in mustangs, torinos & cougars between 67-73 with the earlier motors 67-69 being FE blocks (390, 427 & 428), but what i would like to do is get a 33 ford coupe street rod kit car even if i had to find one partially unfinished and put a 351 lightning supercharged motor with a 8.8 rear(course one with discs [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]), That will get some attention!!! [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

The heck with the rice burners [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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i hate to admit it, but rice burners are ahead of the game from the factory as far as power vs weight [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] BUT, fast cars isnt about winning, it's about STYLE! [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] Dont be another goofball in a fartmobile Supra, build something fun that thunders when you rev it! [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] From my "Crown Vic tow vehicle" thread you might guess what I'd choose... some LTD-like FORD with a 460 or revved-out small block. Mustangs are ok i guess, but they are so done, like Wranglers on 35's, that it just gets old to see them all the time and something different is very refreshing. A big car can be as fast as a ricer, it just requires more crude to get it there [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

btw, the coolest sleeper i've ever seen was a VW Beetle on eBay with a Chebby 350 in it... mmmmm, mo powa to ya [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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you could always throw a big block in a pinto Ive seen that and it hald a$$ [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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I agree with that the Mustangs are the most preferred car of choice and for that reason I would prefer the Cougar. (I'm a sucker for the fold down light covers [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] ) The torino is a distant 3rd. I think I could have fun with those Rotary motors that Mazda made though. That is not your average anything. I've heard you can stack up to 4 to 5 chambers under the hood too. (they come stock with 2 I believe.) [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] NORM
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yeah but those parts cant be cheap if you have to rebuild anything [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

ricers are meant to be disposable... you ever seen a restored 74 Toyota Corolla? [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Do you think in 30-35 years gen-x adults will be looking for date coded O2 sensors? I would hate the think that Classic Industries will start to offer a Sentra restoration catalog for my dad's commuter beater. I can't see paying $500 for a repo dashpad. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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