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Bill Pemberton

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... and the best thing is you are only about 8-9 hours away from the SCCA Solo Nationals site in Lincoln, Nebraska. Imagine with your suspension changes you are out of the Stock Class , so I would sure consider putting the BigAss meats on your car and run CAM C. Check out Apex or Forgeline for 18x11s and the good thing is there are quite a few 200 TWR tires out there now for you to choose from. Keep us posted on what you decide and welcome to TMO. Who knows, may see you at the Solo Nationals this year, it is a " Bucket List " event even for newcomers ------in fact that is the best time to go as you will see tons of cars to give you ideas of things you might want to do.

Also , the Fast Fords and Mustang Roundup is in September , also , in Hastings, Nebraska. There are usually close to 100 Mustangs there , some for show, some for the track and some just for Club participation . The track time is generous, timed, and Ford Engineers show up to run their cars with us.

www.racemph.com
 
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Welcome! 3v GT are great track platforms. Sufficient power which can easily increased and lighter up front than the 5.0 and 5.4.

Be careful though.Once you start building for the track it’s hard to stop. This was a street car when we bought it. Look at her now.🤪

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Very nice looking car. Clean.
 
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... and the best thing is you are only about 8-9 hours away from the SCCA Solo Nationals site in Lincoln, Nebraska. Imagine with your suspension changes you are out of the Stock Class , so I would sure consider putting the BigAss meats on your car and run CAM C. Check out Apex or Forgeline for 18x11s and the good thing is there are quite a few 200 TWR tires out there now for you to choose from. Keep us posted on what you decide and welcome to TMO. Who knows, may see you at the Solo Nationals this year, it is a " Bucket List " event even for newcomers ------in fact that is the best time to go as you will see tons of cars to give you ideas of things you might want to do.

Also , the Fast Fords and Mustang Roundup is in September , also , in Hastings, Nebraska. There are usually close to 100 Mustangs there , some for show, some for the track and some just for Club participation . The track time is generous, timed, and Ford Engineers show up to run their cars with us.

www.racemph.com


I am used to being in the south, and we had a bunch of tracks nearby. Fast forward to COS, and thought there would be NONE but I have been pleasantly surprised with how many tracks there are within a days drive.

Will do on the Apex / Forgelines, although I was hoping to keep the budget down, esp since I wasn't planning on wheels this year, but we will see.
 
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Out with the old and in with the new. I started with Whiteline sway bars, and agree with the concept of stick with a brand unless there is a glaring reason not to. So, old stuff needs replacing, she gets an upgrade.

All this late night work in my garage and only thing you can see is the new rims. I did have one guy notice the end link hanging low and ask "How much else is hiding under there?"

Apex WHEELS look so much more proper.

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