suspension anf frame ideas for my maverick

Old 05-18-2009, 06:44 PM
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WHY A SBC? A LIGHT MAVERICK/ GOOD CAGE/ DEEP GEARS /HIGH REVING SBF/ AND YOU WOULD BE VERY FAST
AND THE SHOCK TOWERS CLEAR
I THINK HEIDTS MAKES A KIT FOR THIS -YOU MIGHT CHECK

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Old 05-18-2009, 07:30 PM
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yea but fords are to expensive to make fast and idk chevy maverick just has a ring to it dont u think hahaha
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:34 PM
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Ford tough with chevy stuff 8) :wink:
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:45 PM
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haha thats what im saying 8)
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:44 PM
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Justin I'd stick with the SBF, be alot easier than doing all that work.
Parts are cheap, blocks are plentyful, and they run as good as any chevy with the right combination of parts.

When I first started getting into dragracing my buddy had a white 70 something maverick.
I came and watched him run ever weekend till I got my 81 z28 camaro running.

It had a bored over 302, 12.5 to 1's - healthy bump stick, torker 2 intake, Holley 750dp, C4 trans, 8inch rearend W/456 gears, 9 inch slicks, sub-frame connectors and slapper bars, nothing fancy just a well put together package.


It ran high 11's 1/4 and 7.20's 1/8

When I finally got my car finished, it was running almost identical times.

After the races were over, the track owner would let us grudge race, and just about every weekend we did just that.

We ran so close it was always down to who cut the better light.

Loser leaves town - Ford verses Chevy, you could see the dollars flying at the starting line, betting on who was gonna win, man thoses were the days!



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Old 05-19-2009, 12:31 PM
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yea but i need to do alot of work to the suspension anyways and wth the shock towers gone it be a peice of cake to drop a sbc and a glide or a th350. and idk ive never heard of a chevy in a maverick so id think it would be purty sweet
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:53 PM
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Putting another engine isn't that hard in a Maverick or a Mustang. The problem is the spring towers. But they can be eliminated by putting a crossmember in the car. Then any small block will fit pretty easy. Here's the kit you need to remove the spring towers.

http://www.autoworksparts.com/mustan...rsion_kits.htm
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:20 PM
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NOT A BAD PRICE FOR EVERYTHING THAT COMES WITH IT
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:32 PM
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I had one in a 70 Mach I. Made it alot easier to put a bbf in. Even had room to change plugs. I have a pic of it on my profile.
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:36 PM
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yea my dad already told me that ima have to put a mustang II front end. prolly around the same size as a chevy IIs
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