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Harbone
09-29-2009, 09:52 AM
Well all my life I have owned Bowtie hotrods, 3 1968 Camaros, 85 Camaro, 84 Camaro drag car, 1979 Camaro, etc...
I just could not pass up the deal on this one, 2 owner 91 Mustang LX, 33000 original miles, guy I got it from bought it in 95 and only took it to the track and car shows, parked in in 2002, pulled it back out in 2006 and went nuts, Ford Motorsports 460 Cobra Jet crate motor, QA1 tubular crossmember and front suspension, TCI Street Fighter C6 tranny and stall, all South Sise rear suspension, Moser 8.8 rear axle and on and on and on...
He drove the car maybe 50 miles when he finished it then parked it again in 07. I bought it with no battery and covered with dust. Put in battery, filled with fuel and it fired right up! When I asked why he was getting rid of it he says "he just got bored with the car"!
Did I mention the motor has 550 horsepower and 535 foot lbs of torque!Tell me, would you get bored with that :?:
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l434/harbone66/th_7035_1228572390848_1125211127_30729.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l434/harbone66/th_175_7560.jpg

bjuice
09-29-2009, 02:59 PM
looks Nice..what will it Run on the radials ?

Harbone
09-29-2009, 03:08 PM
Brian,
never made it to the track yet, last runs are this weekend (welcome to Illinois!) and I have family plans. I am gonna buy some slicks for it this winter and try to get to a test & tune in early spring. Until then its a scary ride on the side roads, I can say I have never driven a street car with that much punch!

TopspeedLowet
09-29-2009, 03:29 PM
With radials and that 100" wheel base (or something close to that) you may need to invest in one of those steering knobs so you can keep up counter steering during a good run!
One mans pain can be another mans pleasure..........
Looks very nice. I am sure you will have fun.
Bruce

BEAST477
09-29-2009, 04:18 PM
Hey Chris, what track is local to you? I have some friends ( I know hard to believe ) that run at Byron.

TheYellaBrick
09-29-2009, 04:27 PM
NICE SCORE 'Bone !!
The power to weight ratio is outright SCARY DUDE !! It 's for sure a Halloweeny kinda ride :D :D :D

DirkaDirka
09-29-2009, 07:40 PM
Hey maybe once I get mine up and move back East we could hook up at the track? Cool ride. Love it.

MEMRACING62
09-29-2009, 07:45 PM
dirka, head east this is a place to get away from not go to!

DirkaDirka
09-29-2009, 07:47 PM
dirka, head east this is a place to get away from not go to!

I lived iin KY for a couple years and LOVED it. I miss it back there. Tired of seeing sand. I wanna see more grass.

MEMRACING62
09-29-2009, 07:55 PM
yea, after being up to your butt in sand I guess I would welcome the change ,kentucky is beautiful state. Ive been stuck here in il and dealing the crap of working the south side of chicago I cant wait to get the he!! out of here too.

DirkaDirka
09-29-2009, 08:08 PM
Yeah we are kinda looking for property in TN--KY now. The only thing that kinda sucks but kinda not is that we need at least 30 acres due to us having horses.

bowtie4542001
09-30-2009, 12:15 AM
Hey Chris,
The Stang looks really nice. Let us know what she does at the track.

Chris

Harbone
09-30-2009, 04:18 AM
Beast,
I have been to Byron but never ran there, I try to get to Midstate down in Havana at least a couple of times a year.

cepx111
09-30-2009, 10:25 PM
That is a nice ride Chris.

I recommend the biggest, stickest slick you can get under the fenderwell, dont even mess around with a drag radial - them 460's are scary fast in a mustang, be careful.

What is the gearing and converter stall?


Cp

Harbone
10-01-2009, 05:31 AM
Its has 4:30 gears on a spool and a TCI 3500 stall. I put a set of BFG Drag Radials on it just for the street but plan on buying a spare set of rims with some good drag slicks over the winter so I can take it to the track in the spring.

cepx111
10-01-2009, 11:09 PM
Its has 4:30 gears on a spool and a TCI 3500 stall. I put a set of BFG Drag Radials on it just for the street but plan on buying a spare set of rims with some good drag slicks over the winter so I can take it to the track in the spring.

That sucker ought to pull the bigend like nobodies business with that gearing, 1/4 or 1/8 mile track?

Harbone
10-02-2009, 04:22 AM
Havana is a 1/8th mile track, it doesnt have a transbrake so I will be foot braking the car. I can't wait till spring!

cepx111
10-02-2009, 10:23 PM
Hell I cant wait till this weekend....lol

Living in the deep south has it's privilages, we race round here till late November, then fire things back in early march, you better have your ducks in a row in the off season, not much downtime.


That is a good looking mustang with a stout motor Chris, you should be proud even if your a die hard chevy man, drive it like you stole it I say.


Keep us updated,

Cp

Tod74
10-02-2009, 11:04 PM
, drive it like you stole it I say.


Keep us updated,

Cp

He did steal it. Neat car I think,and I hate FORDS.(sorry Lively)

lively
10-03-2009, 02:44 AM
HEY GUYS---if it had a CHEVY in it ----it is still an awesome car
and yes-i think you stole it :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

HAVE FUN 8) 8)

bjuice
10-04-2009, 04:58 PM
Havana is a 1/8th mile track, it doesnt have a transbrake so I will be foot braking the car. I can't wait till spring!


tell ya what Cris when u get use to the car and all..you might wanna check into that Stock suspension drag radial class...man they got that class down here and its a Hoot....thats what i am building my pro-charger for in my 69 camaro.

those stangs work very well in that class from what i have seen down here.

bluegrassjh
10-05-2009, 09:44 AM
I've said it before...I'll say it again. That Stang is SICK! I'd love to put some miles on it for you. I'm just sayin...I wouldn't do it for just anybody, but I'd help you out.

Harbone
10-05-2009, 12:44 PM
I've said it before...I'll say it again. That Stang is SICK! I'd love to put some miles on it for you. I'm just sayin...I wouldn't do it for just anybody, but I'd help you out.

You arent the only one, my buddy had one the same color back in the early 90's, now he is trying to figure out how to knock off his ol lady, collect the insurance and buy it from me! :lol:

DirkaDirka
10-05-2009, 03:16 PM
Well But I could use some seat tiem in a Foxbody Stang whileai am building mine. :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :P :P

bluegrassjh
10-08-2009, 10:10 AM
Well all my life I have owned Bowtie hotrods, 3 1968 Camaros, 85 Camaro, 84 Camaro drag car, 1979 Camaro, etc...
I just could not pass up the deal on this one, 2 owner 91 Mustang LX, 33000 original miles, guy I got it from bought it in 95 and only took it to the track and car shows, parked in in 2002, pulled it back out in 2006 and went nuts, Ford Motorsports 460 Cobra Jet crate motor, QA1 tubular crossmember and front suspension, TCI Street Fighter C6 tranny and stall, all South Sise rear suspension, Moser 8.8 rear axle and on and on and on...
He drove the car maybe 50 miles when he finished it then parked it again in 07. I bought it with no battery and covered with dust. Put in battery, filled with fuel and it fired right up! When I asked why he was getting rid of it he says "he just got bored with the car"!
Did I mention the motor has 550 horsepower and 535 foot lbs of torque!Tell me, would you get bored with that :?:
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l434/harbone66/th_7035_1228572390848_1125211127_30729.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l434/harbone66/th_175_7560.jpg

I'M WORKING ON THIS FOR US, MAYBE WE CAN SAVE A LIL DIGNITY WHILE DRIVIN OUR FORDS... http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj7/jheath2008/ford_logo.jpg

Harbone
10-08-2009, 10:13 AM
Well all my life I have owned Bowtie hotrods, 3 1968 Camaros, 85 Camaro, 84 Camaro drag car, 1979 Camaro, etc...
I just could not pass up the deal on this one, 2 owner 91 Mustang LX, 33000 original miles, guy I got it from bought it in 95 and only took it to the track and car shows, parked in in 2002, pulled it back out in 2006 and went nuts, Ford Motorsports 460 Cobra Jet crate motor, QA1 tubular crossmember and front suspension, TCI Street Fighter C6 tranny and stall, all South Sise rear suspension, Moser 8.8 rear axle and on and on and on...
He drove the car maybe 50 miles when he finished it then parked it again in 07. I bought it with no battery and covered with dust. Put in battery, filled with fuel and it fired right up! When I asked why he was getting rid of it he says "he just got bored with the car"!
Did I mention the motor has 550 horsepower and 535 foot lbs of torque!Tell me, would you get bored with that :?:
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l434/harbone66/th_7035_1228572390848_1125211127_30729.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l434/harbone66/th_175_7560.jpg

I'M WORKING ON THIS FOR US, MAYBE WE CAN SAVE A LIL DIGNITY WHILE DRIVIN OUR FORDS... http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj7/jheath2008/ford_logo.jpg


NOW THATS FUNNY!!!!!!!!!
You know the emblem on my Mustang grille is missing...hmmmm...

bluegrassjh
10-08-2009, 10:55 AM
Steeda makes a direct replacement emblem for the Foxbody. Thats what I've got planned. You can get em from Jegs.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w3/rx4speed/emblem_550.jpg

DirkaDirka
10-08-2009, 11:52 AM
What I am prolly going to do with my Ford emblem on the front is fill it in and then have someone airbrush one on or airbrush something else in that spot.

Scooterz
10-12-2009, 02:11 PM
Harb,

I like your ride!! Should be a blast to drive....

Harbone
10-14-2009, 02:08 PM
Well its listed on RJ for sale right now, love the car but I gotta get back into a bowtie before I start developing a rash! :lol:

DirkaDirka
10-14-2009, 02:10 PM
Well its listed on RJ for sale right now, love the car but I gotta get back into a bowtie before I start developing a rash! :lol:


:cry: :cry: :cry: Say it aint sooooo??? :cry: :cry: :cry:

itsabird
10-14-2009, 02:33 PM
Well its listed on RJ for sale right now, love the car but I gotta get back into a bowtie before I start developing a rash! :lol: i tried to guess how long it would take, to get rid of the training wheels, and back to the bowtie. just jokeing ford guys. :)

DirkaDirka
10-14-2009, 03:00 PM
Well its listed on RJ for sale right now, love the car but I gotta get back into a bowtie before I start developing a rash! :lol: i tried to guess how long it would take, to get rid of the training wheels, and back to the bowtie. just jokeing ford guys. :)

You know it aint nice to try to degrade a Ford by refering it as a Mopar. :twisted: :twisted:

Harbone
10-14-2009, 03:41 PM
I love them all but just want to get back into some vintage iron, the car is probably one of the nicest/nastiest I have ever owned, just want to get back into something that was made before I graduated from high school. I actually was looking at a 64 Falcon back half car yesterday that was in a local trading paper, waiting for the guy to call me back...

MEMRACING62
10-14-2009, 04:07 PM
Well its listed on RJ for sale right now, love the car but I gotta get back into a bowtie before I start developing a rash! :lol:


:cry: :cry: :cry: Say it aint sooooo??? :cry: :cry: :cry: dirka, you need to buy harb's car :idea: :idea: hey , I dont live to far from it, buy the car i can pick it up & i promise I wont take it to greatlakes or byron and have fun with it waiting for you to pick it up. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: 8)

DirkaDirka
10-14-2009, 04:09 PM
Well its listed on RJ for sale right now, love the car but I gotta get back into a bowtie before I start developing a rash! :lol:


:cry: :cry: :cry: Say it aint sooooo??? :cry: :cry: :cry: dirka, you need to buy harb's car :idea: :idea: hey , I dont live to far from it, buy the car i can pick it up & i promise I wont take it to greatlakes or byron and have fun with it waiting for you to pick it up. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: 8)

The sad thing I would have prolly asked him bou tit if I was in this other deal already. Well that is depending on how much he wanted for it.

BEAST477
10-14-2009, 04:23 PM
Wow, that didn't last long. :shock: :lol:

itsabird
10-14-2009, 04:45 PM
Wow, that didn't last long. :shock: :lol:ya think it's the old hot horse deal :)

TheYellaBrick
10-14-2009, 05:44 PM
'Bone !! Say it ain't so, BRO :shock: :shock: :shock:

Scooterz
10-14-2009, 06:33 PM
Harb,

A Gasser... that is what would be fun you to do next. The ol' 4spd tunnel ram, fenderwell headers, like a 60's tribute on a 56 Chev or something... big long ladder bars, w/a knarley high rake/straight axel... loud, fast, obnoxious, dangerous, etc... something that takes up all four lanes to going through the gears... MAN I WANT A GASSER SO BAD!!!!! I would DUMP the pro-street for one in heartbeat. I got off track... what were we talking about????

TheYellaBrick
10-14-2009, 06:42 PM
I'm with you, Scoot. GASSER CITY !!
Hey ! 'Bone could straight axle the 'stang !!

DirkaDirka
10-14-2009, 06:59 PM
I'm with you, Scoot. GASSER CITY !!
Hey ! 'Bone could straight axle the 'stang !!


Now thats not right :shock: :twisted: :twisted:

Harbone
10-15-2009, 05:01 AM
take some deep breaths Scooter, count to 10, relax...
there, thats better :lol:
I actually am selling my bike too, I have owned a motorcycle of one type or another since I was 9 years old. I have lost a lot of friends over the last couple of years in accidents, some their own fault, some not, and have only managed to put 500 miles on mine this year. After a good friend of the wifes got slammed by a drunk driver on the way to Sturgis she doesnt care about getting on the back anymore so I figure between the Stang and the bike I might be able to find something we both like and can enjoy in our mid-life.

Scooterz
10-15-2009, 07:03 PM
Yeah, sold the stree-bike when I had kids... if it is not my fault, it will be some elses.

I have an old friend who's father has a 40 Ford Gasser in the shop still. It has been parked there since he shattered the axel housing on a 9" in 1969... yes, 1969. This car was in HR in some 68 issue... he will not fix it, start it, move it... nothing. It is a burgandy red 2dr sedan w/ black tuck & roll, 327, 4 spd, the whole 9.... beautiful car. It sports Halibrand magnesium wheels on it & the original tires are all flat now. It has been there since I was a kid in the 70's.... never moved. He will not part with it, nor will he fix it. WTH????

Harb: I got off track again.... did I mention that you should get a gasser??

Harbone
10-16-2009, 08:00 AM
Yeah, sold the stree-bike when I had kids... if it is not my fault, it will be some elses.

I have an old friend who's father has a 40 Ford Gasser in the shop still. It has been parked there since he shattered the axel housing on a 9" in 1969... yes, 1969. This car was in HR in some 68 issue... he will not fix it, start it, move it... nothing. It is a burgandy red 2dr sedan w/ black tuck & roll, 327, 4 spd, the whole 9.... beautiful car. It sports Halibrand magnesium wheels on it & the original tires are all flat now. It has been there since I was a kid in the 70's.... never moved. He will not part with it, nor will he fix it. WTH????

Harb: I got off track again.... did I mention that you should get a gasser??

Scooter,
well just how "old" is the guy?? I would KILL to find something like that sitting in a garage, does the old man like Mustangs, if so I got one I will trade him for the gasser! :lol:

Scooterz
10-17-2009, 08:51 AM
Tommy Carter.... he is a good man. He is probably in his late 60's/early 70's at this point. It is strange that he has not touched this car in so long... I do not understand why he will not revive this awesome 40 ford. I have seen him build (2) 67 Nova's, & even a 64 falcon w/a 4speed & a built straight 6 w/a hand made intake/ 4bbl in the low 12's... interesting car... all in the last 25 years. They built a VW w/a rotary too... all the while the mystery 40 Ford sits there covered & nothing done to it since 1969... maybe he has a bad memory or something.