Just saw a red fox mustang pull a huge wheelstand and run a 9.90 on Passtime. Pretty sweet! I'm not sure how much to believe on that show, but the driver said it was a stock stroke cleveland with worked aussie heads and no power adders. It was funny because none of the contestants asked anything about the motor. Yet a couple of them "guessed" 9.95. I don't know, if I saw someone pull up in a street car fox mustang with a stock stroke cleveland with aussie heads and no spray, I probably wouldn't guess sub-10 seconds!
73 Gran Torino Sport:351C 4VCC/.030/KB flattop hypers/Comp XE274H/HS 1.73 RR/Torker/750VS/C4/3500stall/TCI manual valve body/9"tracloc 3.50
There's just something about a C and a fox that go together. Considering they ran low 14's with 225 horses. An old friend went low 11's with a 2v, cam, intake, and Holley carb. Cast-iron exhaust manifold. Surprised the shit out of me.
I took my 73 "Q" code Mach 1 with a C6 tranny and 3:25 single track to the strip for the first time when it had 17,000 miles on it. By then I had added a set of the old Hooker headers(they are the supper comps now),an Edelbrock F351, (street master now) and a 780cfm (3310-1) Holley.This is a fully equiped car,AC,PS,PB etc...the car went a best of 14.02 at 102 mph. That was a great time in 1973.I did this at Greenvalley raceway in Fort Worth Texas,through the factory mufflers and on street tires. I still had a hard time believing this was only a 245 / 266 HP rated engine! This car was great on the street against those 396 Chevells and even some big block vetts of the day! The only cars that really bothered me was another Cleveland Mustang,especialy in an early model!