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Oct 3rd, 2018 at 8:05pm

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If I take my 69 sports car and convert it to 500+ hp AND lose weight, is she a muscle car?
Just curious . . . .

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Reply #1 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 4:36am

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I would have to say yes , but it's still a classic  C-3  Cool
So if you enter it in a show you can pick your class. you're gonna love it.....
Gotta mention this I took the 68 for a drive last Sunday & was going up a hill & I noticed the Ford P/U trying to catch me so I got in it just enough to piss him off. We came to a light on a hill together & he was gunning his engine then the light turned. This is a place where lots of trucks frequent anyway he took of & barely cherped the tires...I gunned it & the tires smoked until I got to 6K then the engine sputtered (I have a shutoff at 6k) anyway I went about 30 ft & all I saw was his tail lights & had to listen to my wife screaming at me. Moral of the story is don't do this on slippery roads & leave the wife at home.
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Reply #2 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 7:36am

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LOL!
I hope she is still talking to you!  Grin

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Reply #3 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 7:58am

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She's good & be careful with all that power she'll spin out faster than you can blink. When you pass a car make sure you're pointing straight or you can spin out real fast. You'll be able to burn rubber in all gears at almost any speed......have fun...I grin ever time especially when I smoke a car costing 10 times the value of a new VET  Cheesy I remember Binnie saying it was intimidating to follow the 68 BB..it does rumble
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Reply #4 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 1:20pm

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I appreciate the advice!
Maybe I should get a box of depends for the first few drives!  heh heh!

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Reply #5 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 1:43pm

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It helped when I installed the 17" tires...15" tires in the rain was like driving in the snow...it was actually dangerous. I couldn't leave a light without sliding. Of course I never drive it in the rain unless I get caught in a thunderstorm.
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Reply #6 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 2:23pm

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Since I have the electronic throttle pedal, I was thinking instead of a straight line input, maybe I could but a graduated curve in it.

So, at lower pedal push I get minimal changes then as I push harder the throttle increases on a curve.

Not sure I can do that but I suspect I could. Maybe tame the car a bit if you don't get on it.

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Reply #7 - Oct 5th, 2018 at 4:53am

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Sounds like a good idea to me at least until you get used to it. Sometimes I just start out in 2nd & go to 4th. But you have a auto so it should be easier to control at low speeds. Make sure that back drive train is up to speed & you do have half shaft loop protectors right? I installed all spicer HD ujoints & beefed up half shafts that can handle 1000hp. I couldn't fit a drive shaft loop protector in the 68 but I did upgrade the drive shaft.
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Reply #8 - Oct 5th, 2018 at 7:59am

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I forgot to add that my original rear leaf spring was not strong enough to handle the tq & the rear would squat so hard that the fender hit the tires.  I called VBP & explained the problem & they fixed me up with the right spring (fiber). This was a while ago & I had to purchase longer bolts in the rear to keep the rear down( I went with 5/8" X 9" grade 8 bolts) which are bigger than the stock 1/2" bolts. So now it won't hit the tires but it comes close when you nail it Roll Eyes
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