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Old 04-04-2006, 11:35 PM   #1
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Easily Modified Streetcar

Hey guys- Good to be Back-
I was looking into building a semi serious street car. Something that will be easily modified, an easy car to build power and also to handle well. I was thinking of a factory turbo'd car only because the power potential of a factory turbo is generally greater than that of a non. I have been working mainly on dragsters, but I want to turn rather than go straight for a change. Any suggestions on a good starter car?
I will be doing the work myself, I wouldnt say I am qualified as of yet however I do beleive I have a decent amount of knowledge to get me started and if not, plenty of friends who can help.
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:38 PM   #2
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Hey guys- Good to be Back-
I was looking into building a semi serious street car. Something that will be easily modified, an easy car to build power and also to handle well. I was thinking of a factory turbo'd car only because the power potential of a factory turbo is generally greater than that of a non. I have been working mainly on dragsters, but I want to turn rather than go straight for a change. Any suggestions on a good starter car?
I will be doing the work myself, I wouldnt say I am qualified as of yet however I do beleive I have a decent amount of knowledge to get me started and if not, plenty of friends who can help.
Simple. A Fox bodied Mustang 5.0. Cheap to buy, parts galore, goes well in a straight line or around corners and the bottom end is unbreakable.
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:47 AM   #3
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If you want simple and easy to modify and work on, get something with a Chevy 350 V8 in it. Like a Camaro.
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:53 AM   #4
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:56 AM   #5
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+1, SR20DET swap and it'll be a good sleeper, although they're are many other ones the fox body sounds good too
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Old 04-05-2006, 01:10 AM   #6
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If he wants a good sleeper, then he should look into a 1984 Maserati BiTurbo

OR a 1998-2005 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi. All you have to do is tune the computer, and get a smaller supercharger pulley. My moms is a beast, and thats all we did to it. Plus we hollowed out the cats. It'll take on Mustangs and Camaros (Z28s or SSs) all day.









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Old 04-05-2006, 04:41 PM   #7
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My mom's 91 Buick Regal is already wicked fast for a senior citizen car, one of those with some mods would be a great sleeper ... can you imagine the look on the face of that punk in the 'stang as he's beaten by a BUICK??? Or a Ford Crown Victoria, those are already fast because they're cop cars and the have lots of space for mods.
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