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    I just got a old 86 Thunderbird with the 5.0 in it. As you can see from my sig im used to driving a kinda fast car (putting on bigger turbo's right now, gonna have at least 600AWHP...) and was thinking about fixing this one up as well. I was just wondering would it be better for me to get a 80's mustang GT and make it into a drag car or would i be just a well off with this one? Because i heard they are heavier, but i would probably just gut mine. O and what kinda times do these cars run with a procharger kit?

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    Well my self i like beating on stangs talons and of couse the twin turbo Stealth with my cougar when i had it. Now my T bird has to do that same thing. Its nice to do so in something a bit difrent then what everyone else is using.

    Now for a all out race car the t bird will do. I would say your better off with a T bird over a stang just because the T bird can be a little more stable then stangs are.
    Waight when done for all out drag car can be much the same for ether car if u put time into doing the car right.

    Power well stang t bird or any rearwheel car can be made much the same all u need to powerfull motor dont mater what make, Good race preped tranny setup. Susp well a 4 link or laderbar can be made to fit anything. So i think your on your own here.

    Like when u started the Stealth I bet there were people telling u to do bubble civic with H22 or someone telling U no man get a talon.
    Each to there own.

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    Well i guess i will wait for another repo car with the 5.0 and i hope not everyone else is using the TT stealths, ive only seen one and i own it..., this one thunderbird i have is kinda cool but it is ugly as a dogs dick... And you never mentioned what one of these cars runs with a procharger at about 15psi?

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    Well were i live i see few stealths and Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 twin turbo Same thing realy. A bunch of Mazda RX-7s, Nissan 300ZX and the Toyota Supra's all pay on the streets here.

    Your right never said what times any car runs with a procharger kit.
    I know there is cougar thats streetable with a SC SB that runs high 9's
    There are bunch of stangs ranging from high12s to high 8s
    Now if u call high 8 sec car on race gas a street car so be it i dont.

    My car is just old ugly 85 T bird with 351W and some help from a big blue bottle.
    I have 2 in there just because i can.

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    And you never mentioned what one of these cars runs with a procharger at about 15psi?
    with the stock 5.0, unfortunately about as fast as the tow truck can tow it.

    typically 100 lbs is about 1/10th a second in the typical street car. the tbirds are a good half second slower on average id say. there is ALOT of weight in these cars that can be removed though, as specially in a dedicated drag car...
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    you gotta remember, the engine in your Tbird is NOT the same as a mustang engine, 15psi wont do you any good on the stock engine by any means, pick up a mustang short block, stick some good heads, cam ,and intake on it, 15psi, and then you might have something pretty nasty
    It's Gumby's fault.

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    I have seen a stock 88 T bird with a SC slaped on it did OK.

    Nice SB with SC should be built with a forged piston and right compression for boost.
    Good rings and HI prs oil pump, Stock crank and rods can take a nice bit but for price it cost to redo stock rods u can get a set of scat, Eagle or summit rods.
    A good SC cam and a set of good AL heads roller rockers then u have a nice motor for boost. U can go with 331 stroker or 347 and boost that.

    Why a procharger how about a turbo setup or Paxton, Powerdyne, Vortech.
    Each company has difrent power levels.

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    Well i found some prochargers on ebay, and i already have a turbo car kinda wanted a SC for something different

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    Am I the only one offended by his sig? This is not a dodge forum..... If you insist on having that thing in your sig please downsize it alot. I'm no moderator but jeesh have some respect... put a pic of your tbird on here.
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