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  1. Basic info
    1969
    Ford
    Mustang
    No
    Copper
    Rescued car from collage kid who had just done some basic bolt on upgrades. First thing to addressed was getting it to stop so disks up front went on with a proportioning valve placed under hood, which I will reposition to be able to reach while driving in future.

    Car was dangerous anywhere above 70mph because of power steering units inability to keep it in a lane. Ripped that out and the leaking air conditioning unit which really opened up the engine bay. Manual steering is a good workout when barely moving but rock solid at highway speeds and I'd rather have windows open then lug around an old AC unit around, at least at this point.

    To keep the front end planted going around the bends took a little bit off work putting in a Control Freak, adjustable coilover suspension with lowering the control arm by 1.5 inches. With all the adjustability I have a lot of control in the tuning of that front end but to start, I went with settings found in the Ford Boss 302 racing setup and kept the shocks on the softer end of the settings. I've lowered the front end as much as I could with the current wheels and tires but have the ability, in the future, to scrape dimes off the highway if I went completely crazy.

    I've been chasing cafe bikes and anyone who put in a little spirt in their driving here in the local canyons for a few months as I mentally design the changes to be made in the coming months to get ready for some autocrossing and track days. It's on the bucket list and I'm not getting any younger so I'm trying to stay focused and make it happen asap.

    I already get complements everywhere it goes and even managed, much to my surprise, to place 2nd, in an unpopulated coupe category, at a local car show. Wait until they see me next year. Lol.
    Engine
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    8
    302
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    Transmission
    C-4
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    Rear End
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    Suspension
    My own design
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    Coilover
    Triple Adjustable
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    KYB
    Shock & Spring
    Non Adjustable
    Safety Equipment
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    Interior
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    None
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    Builder / Thanks to
    Sue Smith of Mustangs & More in Ventura, Ca. installed the front end and the aluminum radiator. She and her shop do great work if you can manage to squeeze in her busy shop.
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    Future plans
    Rebuilding the 302 to produce 400+ hp, going to the 9 inch rear end with a limited slip and a complete body off restoration to allow the fitting of wide rubber all around, taming the rear end. Interior is pretty clean but a pair of sport seats and a racing roll bar are a must

    Engine builder will start in a week with the body shop starting as soon as motor is out. Still have tons of decisions to make but looking forward to having my version of my dream car