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Gen1 ‘65 TRAKUPE Build Thread Profile - Gen 1 Mustangs

Bill Pemberton

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Oh my God, I noticed your picture and the placement of the steering wheel, I had no idea your car was right hand drive, ha.That does open future markets in Great Britain, New Zealand and Australia , I guess.

Great build , beautiful wine colored machine , you might need to change to TrakCab, though I doubt you sauvignon any money once you start seriously racing your 65!?
 
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Tweaking some things and final assembly stuff...installed the deck lid torsion rods today.

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Made the hood hinge props...need to tweak them a little. However, they work.

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Cut a half coil on the front. Dropped 3/4”. Will probably do another half coil.

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Weighed the car today. Six pound bias on the left front. Most likely the fuel and oil filter mounts and braided stainless lines. Cross bias is pretty damn good at 50%. The smaller numbers (higher) under the larger numbers are of the 64 Corvette which belongs to the owner of the scales.

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I suppose I will wait until NASA at Heartland Motorsports Park at the end of May. I have to buy tires and several things for the trailer. It will be an expensive trip and will be our maiden non-hotel trip. So several things to purchase from that perspective.
 
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Also fabricated a new rear fuel line to eliminate two of the 90’s from the system. It’s running out of fuel between 6500-7000 RPM on long straights. My carb builder told me every 90 yields a 12% loss in system volume. I’ll see if this helps.

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