Mustang Race Car
Various Engines / Various
This was a very long
lived car for me......15 years of going down the track,
changing engines, adding electronics and chasing that ever
elusive 'consistency' that needs to be there for bracket
racing. I really enjoyed this, and hope to return to
it someday, but for now, look at the pictures and relive the
memories with me. The car was various colors during
its' life, starting out as a dark maroon red when Fast Times
sponsored it, then to a brilliant red, then to white with
blue Shelby stripes, then ultimately to my favorite white
with red Shelby stripes.
I had 3 different engines
in the car. Starting with the Fast Times provided 454
chevy, but my heart was always with Ford, so that went away
and in went a 351 Cleveland with a 'flat' crank. The
thing sounded like a scalded banshee and would run mid 10's
with high-port heads, but it would not stay together so I
went with a very mild 351 Cleveland with some Keith Craft
ported heads and it ran high 9's and low 10's and stayed
together very well.
I was able to win some
events and always enjoyed it, but drag racing is a lot of
work for just a few seconds of go-fast.
Was it Napoleon that said
"I shall return"?
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