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Old 03-27-2014, 06:46 PM   #1
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1966 mustang performance mods

Hey everyone. I was wondering what performance mods you all thing I should put on my 1966 mustang. It already has a 302 with a 4 barrel Holley carb, disc brakes all around, flow master exhaust, and other small stuff like that. Was just going to see what options you all thought I should do next. I was thinking maybe improved suspension but didn't know what kind would be the best upgrade from stock. Any opinions will be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:33 AM   #2
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Beautiful pony. I have heard about shelly sub frame connectors being a very worth while mod. I don't have much info on it though.

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Old 03-28-2014, 01:15 PM   #3
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Id lower it
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:04 PM   #4
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I've been actually thinking about raising it about an inch because I keep tearing up my transmission pan.
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:32 PM   #5
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Is it a stock suspension setup now?
What type of driving will you do with it?
Auto or manual?
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:34 PM   #6
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Stock suspension
Street driving mainly it's my every day driver
And automatic
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:55 PM   #7
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I'd say start with stiffer shocks and springs along with sway bar upgrades

After that you've got a nice platform to really fine tune what you want - be it more power or tighter handling- but with a solid setup to start you'll notice more of what you like and or want
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Alright thanks!
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:03 PM   #9
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You're really hitting your pan?? Im lowered like 2in and never hit my pan but yeah sway bars made a world of difference for my cornering
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Yeah I don't know why I'm hitting my pan... I've already had to replace it 2 times because of it getting hit so much. I guess it's just pot holes and rail road tracks. The roads here aren't that good
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Yeah I don't know why I'm hitting my pan... I've already had to replace it 2 times because of it getting hit so much. I guess it's just pot holes and rail road tracks. The roads here aren't that good

Damn id hate to live there! But def new shocks seem to be needed and maybe springs
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Damn id hate to live there! But def new shocks seem to be needed and maybe springs

Yep, sounds like suspension is a great option for your next mods
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:37 PM   #13
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Yeah I've already put new shocks on. The springs are the originals and every time I want to put different ones on the main mechanic besides myself that works on my car says it's not needed and tells me not to do it. But this summer I'm going to put a brand new suspension set on most likely.
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There is a chance that he just doesn't want to do the work
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His shop isn't the best honestly. It's the only shop anywhere near me that will work on my car because of it being so old though. Just about every time it goes in there it comes out And almost immediately has to go back in
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A front and back swaybar kit, traction bars, subframe and if you want some badass handling you go for a panhard bar. That's what I did on my 67. The car handles like it's on rails. I also dropped it 2inches. That's a real great handling package, it's either that or you start going crazy on Detroit Speed type upgrades that will cost you about 10-20 thousand.



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Thanks a lot!!
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Back when I had my '66, for the suspension I upgraded the front sway bar. Can't remember the size but I think it was 1 1/4". A one piece export brace and Monte Carlo bar really stiffened up the front end. I lowered mine slightly, about 1"...Also helped quite a bit...
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Do you happen to remember what brand you put on?
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Replacing all the rubber bushings with polyurethane also makes a huge difference. It really tightens everything up. So if you put in a new sway bar, get the poly for it too.
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Thanks for the tip! I will do that.
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