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So before i take and get myself into trouble i want to be able to take and get some good advice from everyone. Me and my cousin came across a 89 mustang coupe and then i made some phone and got a hold of a 460 for free.

I want to get everyone advice on how to make this the best drag car for a person that is their first build and also first drag car. Any tips on what tranny, rear end, basicly how you would setup it up if it was yours.

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So before i take and get myself into trouble i want to be able to take and get some good advice from everyone. Me and my cousin came across a 89 mustang coupe and then i made some phone and got a hold of a 460 for free.

I want to get everyone advice on how to make this the best drag car for a person that is their first build and also first drag car. Any tips on what tranny, rear end, basicly how you would setup it up if it was yours.

Thanks in advance
Wow........where do you want to begin?!?! BTW......this is also my first drag car build.


93' LX hatch, 460 w/150 plate, TH400, 9" w/ 3.60 spool. Best (so far!) of [email protected] 146 mph with 1.40 spinning 60' on steel heads
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Well, to start with i wanted to go with all fiberglass, a one piece dash, lift off trunk, a whole front end, and a 5' cowl induction hood. All of those parts are fiberglass. But we are tearing out all of the interior, and going with a bucket seat, 5 point harness. But after that i dont have a clue on what else i should do. And i figured i would see what everyone would think on what size rear end, what gears to run in it, what suspension.
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WHOA...........slow down!! I all ready see you waisting money!

Fiberglass is not worth it except for the hood so you can put that money elsewhere. If it is going to be track only car for sure then you could gut the dash. If that's what you want to do so be it.

You want track only car, fast......why are you putting a 6pt cage in there? Do it right the first time and at least put a 8-10pt. with 10pt. being my choice.

Is this for a 1/8 or 1/4 mile car? What kind of trans do you want to run? (manual or auto) What size gear depends on what trans setup you choose. Do you want to be able to run pump gas? A custom drive shaft will have to be made no matter what trans you select. Foxes didn't come with a BB! The rear end needs to be a beefed 8.8 min. or a mild/wild 9".

Need to get an aftermarket K member for it to fit well in there. Any will do supporting a 5.0 motor. Of course the oil pan for it too.

Make sure you have a suffiecient fuel system cause these motors are thirsty.

There is a ton more to be considered but ask yourself these questions then you can move into the actual motor build.

93' LX hatch, 460 w/150 plate, TH400, 9" w/ 3.60 spool. Best (so far!) of [email protected] 146 mph with 1.40 spinning 60' on steel heads
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