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1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« on: November 10, 2016, 08:04:50 am »
Hubert Platt told me he had a 1969 body for sale with no drive train. It was a Q code that had been used as a Boss 302 test car. It was built in Oct 1968 and had no quarter scoops, had the front fenders rolled, blacked out hood, deck lid, taillight panel and around the headlights. The quarter panels were made with no brackets for the scoops. Hubert saved it from the crusher

This was the first race after I turned it into a Super Stocker in July 1971 before paint.

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2016, 08:06:13 am »
1972

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2016, 08:08:55 am »
Mustang is back at the shop. Need to do a lot of work getting it ready to race in A/SA or B/SA. The 428 CJ will be on the dyno later this week. I painted this in 2005 using SPI clear and it has never been waxed. It has been in an enclosed trailer for 6 years in the Florida heat. I wasn't sure what to expect when we unloaded it. One of the trailer vents had a hole and the roof and hood was a mess covered with a bunch of dead lady bugs. After washing it the paint still looks great.





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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2016, 08:16:36 am »
Very nice! Cool change from blue to red too.
Do you still have the old wheels for the mustang?

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2016, 09:22:11 am »
Very nice! Cool change from blue to red too.
Do you still have the old wheels for the mustang?

No and they don't make the right offset for the rear.
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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2016, 11:40:35 am »
So the SVO's wheels are just rollers?   LOL

Using SVO space savers on the Cuda right now to clear the calipers.  Haha

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2016, 11:31:22 am »
I think it looks better without the wheels and tires used for storage

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2016, 03:10:31 pm »
Gotta agree.  The car looks great.  Looking forward to some track reports.  You driving ?  Brian
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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2016, 09:32:04 pm »
Gotta agree.  The car looks great.  Looking forward to some track reports.  You driving ?  Brian

I will be driving
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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2016, 09:36:03 pm »
Picked up 12 hp with Harland Sharp rockers. Peak hp was at 5850 rpm now it has 512 at 6200 and 509 at 6500. We will be testing the PI intake next.
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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2016, 08:37:36 am »
Fitting Kirkey seats is not just a bolt in. The problem is the roll bar design won't let me have the seat back tilted enough so I will need to use a different steering wheel with less dish. We are mounting the Kirkey brackets to the stock seat tracks that will need to be modified.



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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2016, 03:45:45 pm »
Newest "back of seat support" rules are hard to deal with too (and when I say NEWEST I'm not even looking at 2017 rule book yet !

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2016, 04:16:56 pm »
Newest "back of seat support" rules are hard to deal with too (and when I say NEWEST I'm not even looking at 2017 rule book yet !

Mark

I know we have to add a seat support and I just printed the 2017 rules to go over.
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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2016, 04:18:49 pm »
Modified seat track. This is the passenger side test fitting on a customers 69 Mustang we are restoring.

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Re: 1969 Mustang race car that I have owned since 1970
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2016, 08:29:52 pm »
Found this while  doing some research  over the weekend...
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