- Jan 2, 2012
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- My Car
1971 Mach 1 Fastback now with 503 CID 4 bolt block with AFR Bullit heads , Edelbrock Performer RPM AirGap intake and ProSystems carburettor 1050.
4 sp Toploader with 9" Wavetrac rear.
Caltracs and shocks at the rear.
Your message really woke me up this morning1" spacers, Plus 400hp & bb torque, manual, drag slicks... Are you using pro spacer style spacers which are bolted in or are you running 3" studs? I am not feeling comfortable with the spacers, slicks and strip combination. Might work and can also rip the studs out of aluminum spacer.
Driveshaft safetyloops can be welded from a round profile pipe and have them welded between the front frames and same to rear depends too how the frames are connected. Friend of mine did similar setup from chromemoly to his '73 Mach1 and it came pretty good. He lives at Ylojarvi I can arrange you a garage visit if you want to.
I had to call one friend running a Ford Futura 1/4 mile in 11 second times since many years.
He told me that actually he has one inch spacers in his car and he had no complaints / fear of using them providing that you assemble them good...
Anyway there must be all kind of spacers available and in youtube you can find scary stories of ripped off wheels etc. The main thing causing these always seem to have been a poor assembly.
Funny - but Eibach for example provides spacers to be used in Porsches as well.
One thing I fully agree with everybody is that if you can run without spacers is a better thing.
Regarding running strips versus racing with spacers I think drag racing does not load the studs that much than cornering all the time on a race track ?