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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Are the pictures decieving or is the mustang 2 setup quite a bit narrower than the stock Galaxie frame?
The insides of the Galaxie framerails is about the same as what I have built here. The outsides is quite a bit wider. I think the Galaxie rail is like 3”x5”. The sections of rail I used is 2x5.

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Burned it in & trimmed 104lbs of weight. I’ll have to add a hoop to support the radiator support but it will be substantially lighter. That & it will get a glass core support, bumper, fenders & hood, no inner fenders.
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Nice job,104 lbs is a nice chunk, that should be good for a 1/10th plus the better weight transfer.

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I have to drop as much weight as possible, Mustang 2 components are not really built for a car this heavy with a big block. Next up is aluminum heads & unfortunately they will probably be ProComps. This is a temporary motor so I am not going to dump a ton of cash into it. Right now my funds need to go to fiberglass & supporting equipment.

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I wouldn't bother with the procraps, they're junk out of the box and by the time you have them built with good parts and machine work they're still no better than a set of worked D3's. You should be able to find a good set of used aluminum heads if you look hard enough, there's always a couple of sets for sale in the big block Facebook groups and you could post an ad on BIG BLOCK FORD'S there's a lot more traffic over there. If you want a list of the Facebook groups shoot me a PM and I'll hook you up.
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Man I need aluminum heads!!!
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I have a set of unused ProComp heads fully assembled. I ended up going a different direction; $750 shipped.
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Did you check out those TFS 290's on face book? They looked like a good deal

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