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Old 02-10-2006, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, this oughta be fun. Let's see who gets closest to the ET and MPH i'm going to run in the 1/4 mile - i have probably a month or two realistically before i run so i'll post when i get a few runs in.

I'm going to run at pacific raceways in Kent, washington (state). approximately 600 feet above sea level.
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full interior and full 2.5" exhaust, no a/c, manual windows
3.73 gears, trac-lock, 4 cyl. springs, 90/10 struts, electric fan, stock rear control arms, 26x8-15 M&H slicks (questionable - bought for $40 used). Stock T-5 transmission
GT40p heads, F-303 cam, 1 5/8 headers, 600 cfm Holley, Weiand Stealth intake manifold, MSD billet distributor, MSD ignition.

Any questions?

Also, bonus is what will it run with a 100 horsepower shot of nitrous?

Assuming nothing goes wrong i'm hoping for at least 12.90 and/or 106 mph.
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Old 02-12-2006, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1985 GT - Test your mustang knowledge, guess how fast i'll run 1/4 mile

I figured right around 14 seconds, therefore voted 13.50-13.99 because I hoped it would be slightly below 14.0, say 13.90ish.

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Old 02-15-2006, 12:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I give it 13.8 with slicks
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Old 02-27-2006, 04:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1985 GT - Test your mustang knowledge, guess how fast i'll run 1/4 mile

I say mid 13's on slicks (without the giggle gas). The 1st run with nitrous, I think you may grenade your tranny. I hope not, but, watch out for it, T5's arent well known for taking abuse.
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Old 02-28-2006, 04:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have to be honest, I don't have a clue, but if I would have to guess, I would think upper 90's...I'm not sure if you could make 106, but I'm hoping you do! Good luck! It's nice to meet you!!
I'll be looking forward to hearing how ya did!
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Old 02-28-2006, 04:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi Bigred!!
Love your license plate! It's funny! well, I guess I don't "love" it.. I'm female, so well, you know, tee-hee! It's funny anyway!!
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Old 02-28-2006, 04:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi there Hood Stripe!
Nice car! Is it yours??
nice to meet you!
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Old 03-01-2006, 06:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi Bigred!!
Love your license plate! It's funny! well, I guess I don't "love" it.. I'm female, so well, you know, tee-hee! It's funny anyway!!
I wish I could say that was my liscense plate. Hell, I wish I could say I still had that stang. But, it's not, and I dont. I had a buddy touch up the pic, and he changed the plate for me. But, thanks anyways.
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Old 03-01-2006, 07:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Sure! It's funny anyway!!
We wouldn't be allowed to have that plate here in IL because it's offensive, but I've seen that type of plate in California...
Funny how different states are so different, ain't it??
have a great day!! nice to talk to ya!!
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I think you should be able to hit your goals and with the 100 shot of nitrous you might be able to hit a high 11!
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Old 03-06-2006, 01:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You car should run some mid 12's on motor with ease.


All you people saying high 13's, WTF are you smoking????? Give me a break. My car ran 13.5's @ 97 with just slicks, gears, h-pipe, and a shifter. STOCK heads, STOCK cam, STOCK intake, STOCK headers, STOCK maf, STOCK throttle body.....stall I continue? It went high 12's with the mods listed in my sig on motor.

Bottom line is, that if you have a heads/cam/intake car and you can't get out of the 13's take a look at your floor board.........it's the pedel on the right cup cake.
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I wish I could say that was my liscense plate. Hell, I wish I could say I still had that stang. But, it's not, and I dont. I had a buddy touch up the pic, and he changed the plate for me. But, thanks anyways.

Hi pny-p51... ironic I also have an 01GT identical to the one in BigRed's avatar... just not the plate
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hey HoodStripe!!
That's cool!! Wouldn't it be a cool to have that license plate though?? How funny!! I wonder if there's one like wild69?? [IMG]<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZS' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_19.gif' alt='Laughing 1' border=0></a>[/IMG] I guess it could be offensive though, but really, how many small kids are even gonna know what it is....
Heh! I got an idea!!! Let's see how creative we can all be....

Let's all post funny license plates!!!

Here, I'll start: doogan2 What ya think??? hee hee
Your turn.....
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Bottom line is, that if you have a heads/cam/intake car and you can't get out of the 13's take a look at your floor board.........it's the pedel on the right cup cake.
lmao rofl, that's an awesome quote

Update: the last three days - Installed electric fan kit, fixed coolant leak and replaced t-stat, installed 90/10 struts and 4 cyl. front springs, removed front sway bar, installed and rewired Ford High-torque starter, removed transmission and clutch - found that bellhousing was cracked, pressure plate distorted and that clutch rivets were worn into flywheel not to mention it was the small 10" clutch anyway. so i have to buy all that for the later model 10.5" clutch setup and i'm also gonna get a short throw shifter (not sure what yet). I also installed a metric canadian speedometer but it's making a clicking noise so i may try to venture into the innards and fix it.
I still need to replace the windshield, install battery hold down, replace rear springs (possibly get new control arms), install new clutch/bellhousing etc., and countless other small things that have been neglected by the previous owner for years.
all in all i think i may have an hour or two more of work .....wait more like 21 hours more work
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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hey man let me know when u race, i live in puyallup would love too see ya, maybe me take a few tries myself.......p.s. anyone here have the mac short tube headers? i just tried to install and the passenger side is lodged ontop of the engine mount any suggestions or concerns? please hurry i need to drive to monmtana next week, in a WORKING car
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I think around a 13 flat all motor, low 12's with the funny gas. Your track is almost at sea level I think thats what is throwing people off. Around here you will be lucky to get mid to high 13's. Albuquerque NM (5400ft)
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All you people saying high 13's, WTF are you smoking????? Give me a break. My car ran 13.5's @ 97 with just slicks, gears, h-pipe, and a shifter. STOCK heads, STOCK cam, STOCK intake, STOCK headers, STOCK maf, STOCK throttle body.....stall I continue? It went high 12's with the mods listed in my sig on motor.

Bottom line is, that if you have a heads/cam/intake car and you can't get out of the 13's take a look at your floor board.........it's the pedel on the right cup cake.
The almighty tireburner has spoken. It must be gospel.

84LX89GT - How much experience do you have at the strip?
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I agree wholehartedly with tireburner. Even though the F cam is a mismatch with the GT40P heads and Stealth intake, the combination should still run a lot better than stock.

The T-5 is suspect as bigredgt pointed out, though I'd happily take a stock Borg Warner T-5 (back before that craphole company known as Tremec bought them out) over a stock Tremec any day. Provided the slicks aren't shot and the car makes it down the track, high 13's would signal some major tuning issues. It should be in the 12's.

An 85GT with very light mods and a good driver can easily pull off mid/low 14s.
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84LX89GT - How much experience do you have at the strip?
I attended for bracket racing 10 times last year (incl. test 'n tune) with a Police Package '97 Crown Victoria
I raced my 89 GT about 3 times, my '87 cherokee about 2 times, my '98 Cobra once (see other post).
I think i do alright, with street tires i got my '98 Cobra to a 13.84@103.41, my '89 GT w/slicks i believe was 13.30 at 102mph - it had stock heads, cam and bottom end. I'm not the best and i'm not the worst, i've never missed a shift and i know how to read the timeslip and adjust what i'm doing.
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Aloha... I think that if you leave your gears at 3.73's - you're not going to be taking full advantage of your other mods.

You should really consider 4.11's. 4.56's might be too deep. But the 4.11's will help get you closer to where you want.

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