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I was just wondering what modifications were tops on the list to everybodys cars.I feel my 351W transplant was the most noticeable change.Then the suspension,rack & pinion,tires & wheels,4 wheel disc.Some of the mods I did but couldn't feel a big difference were dropping the upper "A" arms,battery in trunk,ram air(home made),monte carlo bar,export brace,rear sway bar.I'm sure these help,and I added these things one at a time so feeling the benifits were small.But now that its all together its a great ride.
 
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When (And If) I ever get done with my '67 Coupe, It'll have a '91 351w Police Interceptor, AOD tranny, '94 GT Seats and Waffle Star 16x7 wheels, I've lowered the Seat Risers by 1" ( A very worthwhile effort if your a big boy like me), power steering, and power disc brakes, and Metal Seat divider.

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It would be the MSD 6AL ignition and associated MSD items. The home overhauled 1992 Tbird Supercoup AOD behind the 351W would be second. 3.50 gears w/posi would be third. Magna suspension would be fourth. John

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Best bang for the buck: Magna sway bar. Incredible handling improvement for a paltry $100

Funnest inprovement: new exhaust (tri-Ys, dual flowmasters). I love the sound and feel, and it seems to have freed up some HP

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I dont know, because I havent had the chance to drive my car for about a month. It's been in the damn shop!

I HOPE the best mod I made to my 66 289 Coupe is the aluminum headed 302 I had put in there. I wont know until I get in on the dyno though!

To check it out, and a # of the other mods my car has had, go to

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66 Coupe:
302, AFR heads, Tremec 5 speed, Performer RPM, MSD Ignition, 9" w/ 3.70 gears, 4 wheel disc, subframe connectors, etc
 

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Without a doubt a 5 speed tranny.
Granada disc brakes would be second.
front sway bar and monte carlo bar really helped the suspension a lot too.

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Oh wait, that was a Sammy Haggar song...
 

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#1 Granada Brakes
#2 Wheel and Tire package
#3 5 speed
#4 1" adjustable sway bar

These were/are the most noticeable and rewarding mods I've made.
 
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Gotta be the wheels, the difference in appearance was huge. It stopped looking like a chick's car.

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The greatest improvement to my car was when I threw out the battle axe.
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Definately the Granada brakes!!

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Bang for the buck it has to be the Granada sway bar (15/16") over my stock 9/16" piece. 3/8" more spring steel up front really makes a difference. Hopefully, this Argentine head, 2 barrel, hot 250, and Breakaway converter will make the old combo feel like I was driving a Geo /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

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Radial tires are definitely #1 (showing my age? - Nitto 225-50 15's)
Gas shocks are definitely #2 (KYB)
4 speed Toploader (I originally had this one as #1, but the others were more significant)
Wheels (American Torq thrust Ds, 15 x 7)
Air Conditioning (bought a factory 66 system for $300.00!!!)
Ditched the Power Steering
Electric Fan (Hot Rod Air)
Electronic Distributor (Mallory Unilite)
Edelbrock performer kit (cam, springs, intake and carb)
Tri-Y headers/dual exhaust
Stiffer springs (Magna 620's up front, 5 leaf mideye's on back)
Larger swaybar (1" up front, 5/8 rear)
Traction bars (TractionMaster, of course!)
High volume water pump (FlowKooler)
4 row radiator
Bob Mannel's book
This forum!!!! *G*


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Considering that by the time I'm done I will have probably close to 100 modifications on my fastback it's hard to choose. To date:

Performance - 390 with the Edelbrock Performer RPM package and 750 carb; MSD 6AL ignition, FE Pro-Billet distributor, and Hi-vibration coil; March underdrive pullies; Hot Rod electric fan; 100 amp single-wire alternator; TCP subframe connectors; traction bars; shock tower reinforcing kit; Hurst V-matic shifter; Eibach progressive rate springs; high volume oil pump; 5-leaf, mid-eye rear leaf springs.

Looks: wireless engine compartment; LeMans stripes in engine compartment; body seams sealed and hidden; 1967 Shelby hood, decklid, lower side scoops; 1969 Mach I buckets with pony deluxe interior (1966-1968); Haneline power windows; Ididit tilt steering column; LeCarra steering wheel; Shelby floor console; roof console; fuses and wiring in glove box and under back seat bottom.

and lots, lots more. Personally, I'm rather fond of that 390 and the firewall stripes. Take a look at my website and see why.

I love it when a plan comes together!

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Careful! *G*

I love it when a plan comes together!

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1965 GT fastback / "Fastbasketcase" (by Midlife)
There's a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness" - Dave Barry
 

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Performance - exhaust system
Electronic - MSD Billet distributor
Fuel - Holley 750 and mech. pump
Handling - New rear springs and traction masters
Comfort - A/C
Looks - Paint/Wheels

Regrets - BF Goodrich Radial T/A over Nitto Drag radials
- 11:1 compression over say 10.5:1 compression
- Not doing things right the first time!


69 Sportsroof, 351C, 4spd toploader, Restomod BOSS 429 clone - the one and only (?) 1969 BOSS 351

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The best item which significantly impacted the speed of my car and the speed of the restoration was getting an ex-wife <*Grin*>


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1973 F Code Convertible, 302 4v, C4, and a lot more money to go!
(That isn't smoke, just Indiana on a warm winters day!)
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1) Losing those eye-sore shock towers and adding the aftermarket Must II suspension, coil-overs etc.
2) Drop / weld in Sub-frame connectors
3) Acid dipping the body
4) 4 Wheel Baers
5) SVO N351 Block
6) 9 inch
etc., etc.
It's so hard to pick one.

65 FB
 
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