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Cool looking Fox body and you mentioned it has a measly 607 HP and I have to ask .....................flywheel or at the rear wheels? Looks like you co-driver is getting close to the age ( or is already there ) to play with you on track and is the " Beast " hard to hook up on the Continentals since we have all run them and they wear like iron, but they are 3-4 seconds off of most competitive rubber. Impressive data and enquiring minds need to know more. I know many of us had an early Mustang, or other machine, that we held onto , so congrats on all the great years that lovely lady has given you.
I do remember Skod from Corner Carvers and Corral, didn’t know he produced an ebook. Wonder if some of my stuff got in there. Much of my fox chassis research and mods got posted on those two forums back in the early 2000’s. I posted as ‘Toys’ on both.Not sure if it was still active in 2000, but in the mid-90's the Fordnatics email list had a poster named Skod (IIRC, Scott Griffith at Sun) that had put together an ebook called Building The Perfect Pony. It was a compendium of all the best go-fast parts for a roadrace / HPDE Fox body at the time. Wondering if you remember coming across that when planning your build.
I worked with a guy that had an early Fox, we used to take the T tops out becausr of the weight at autocrosses. Then one day we ran the car with the T tops in, I put my hand up in some of the boddy seems and actually could feel the roof move around pinching my fingers in the T tops, from that day on we ran the car witht he tops in. The great benefit of early Foxes is their extreme light weight, the disadvantages are body flex and that crummy Triangulated 4 link rear suspension.Love it. Had a ‘83 GT. Cut my teeth at the local autocross and then onto open track. Were it not for the T-Tops, I would probably still have that car.
I knew Jeff and met Dean after he left Ford. My very short time in dynamics was in truck, Lincoln Blackwood believe it or not. They were in SVT and Mustang at the time.