My first car which I got when I was 13 or 14 I believe was a
1968 Ford Galaxy 500 2 door Fastback (my all time favorite galaxy model a great looking car) 390 3 speed C6 trans 3.90 gears.
Edelbrock 420hp power pack. The most comfortable cruiser I've been in, had such a nice riding suspension, too much body roll for real handling but
soaked up bad California roads like none other. The car was in my family since it had been special ordered. This car was surprisingly quick, it even
took down a few SS 396 Chevelles which surprised the hell out of them and earned me a spot in a more than a few cruises and club shows. Sadly my dad
used it to commute on Vasco road between Brentwood and Livermore and ended up being rear ended by a guy who was more concerned with reading the
newspaper than paying attention. It was totaled but we got it from the insurance company, I had plans to do a resto-mod tub it with mickey's and build
up a 428CJ for it but my dad ended up getting rid of it for me since the Neighborhood association was bi$%%ing about it being parked in our driveway.
I hated to see her go and did one last big smoky burnout in her before I watched her ride off into the sunset.
When I got my license my parents gave me there old 99 Nissan Quest van, that thing was a great vehicle the only problem it ever had was going through
motor mounts which was from my driving habits anyway. The 3.3 was a great motor and made the van pretty quick considering. Me being who I am I cut the
muffler and resonator (the thing sounded great after that) and made a custom cold air intake, and put on some Enkei 5 spokes, I also installed a
pretty crazy sound system in it. The golden bullet did me great for many years until I let my brother use it for driving to school, he being the
horrible driver he is hit a tree in it too (after totaling my GN)
Me being crazy as usual.
Using the money I was going to use on the Galaxy resto-mod I bought a-
1984 Buick Regal Grand National that had a fresh low mile 87 motor and drive-train swap (so it was no longer a "hot air" car. After some help from my
buddies at Kenne Bell I got that car to run like a bat out of hell and installed a 10 point cage in it to show you how extreme I was planning on going
with it. Best time for the car was a flat 11 on street tires and pump gas. I swear I went through more back tires on this car than most people would
in a lifetime the ratio was something like 10:1 to the front tires, I had lots of friends at tire shops that would save me the proper size 15s for me
that had decent tread left so I could afford my burnout habit. After trailering the car out to Arkansas my brother "borrowed it" without asking while
I was asleep and totaled it, which ruined the car for me and I lost interest and let him have it.
On my 17th birthday I bought myself a 1977 Chevy K10 "heavy " 1/2ton (with 3/4ton suspension) 4wd stepside with a 6" suspension lift on 37"x12.5
Super Swamper Irok radials. Low miles built 350 balanced, blueprinted, ported and polished heads, Edelbrock aluminum intake, Holly truck Avenger 650
(hated it, never had so many problems with a carb, replaced it with a Edelbrock Thunder AVS 650 and never looked back), Isky torque cam, Full Accel
ignition, Hooker long tubes, Flow Master Super 40s turned down and out at the end of the cab. It had the bombproof Muncie SM 465 "granny 1st gear"
with Centerforce clutch, don't remember what transfer case it had but it was bombproof too, 4.10 gearing, lockers front and rear. 4 point Roll cage,
and Double/Double tube Roll bar/light tube with 4 front facing and 2 rear facing KC's. This truck was made to do one thing and do it very good I never
did anything cosmetically because I knew I was going to be at the very least drag the body along rough brush. This truck went to Carneghie MotorSports
Park, many a time, I used to save every receipt from entrance and stick them to the headliner (or lack there of) and had to make new room many times.
Also pulled out many friends.
"Mighty Whitey" doing what she does best.
I had a lifted 87 (I think can't really remember for sure though) fullsize Bronco with a 302 but it was a turd so I sold it for a little bit of profit
after getting it running a little better.
My current obsession is my 99 Mustang Cobra with the 4.6l DOHC 32valve all aluminum motor. It has 145,000 miles but still runs great, I'm sure I will
rebuild it pretty soon here.
Here's the mods listed for the Modifications to your car thread.
JLT Ram Air Induction, it's pretty nice I just pop out the passenger side headlight assembly, simple as pulling the retainer bars and disconnecting
the headlight connector (all tool-less) and it gets a straight shot ram air effect for the track.
Steeda underdrive pulleys with SFI approved dampened harmonic balancer.
Custom Diablo Sport tune.
BBK short tube headers (ordering a set of long tubes and selling my friend the short tubes for his 4v motor swap).
Full exhaust with flow master 40 series, no cats.
Maximum Motorsports Aluminum clutch quadrant, firewall adjuster, with stock cable (stock cable is one of the most durable and reliable cables you can
MGW short throw shifter, I love that shifter it's a night and day difference between the stock slosh stick and this shifter, it practically jumps into
third and has the perfect throw and a very nice positive engagement.
TR3650 trans swap.
I have a full Derlin IRS bushing kit that I'm waiting until spring to install as it is a pretty big job but they make a massive difference in the
handling of the car and get rid of the annoying "Cobra Clunk" from the Ford NVH team going over SVT's head and replacing the bushings with much softer
ones to help with noise vibration and harshness. The Derlin bushings are well work a little extra noise though.
Also have H&R race springs ready to be installed when spring roles around too, will be ordering Caster/Camber plates soon too.
SPEC Stage 2 Clutch Kevlar friction material Street/Strip rated at 530ft/lbs of torque and still very mild on the street.
Soon to be ordering Steeda bump-steer kits front and back.
I also have a Maximum Motorsports full length subframe connector set.
Steeda button head IRS subframe bolt kit to allow the use of 315/35R-17 meats in the rear, can't wait to throw a set of these on the back and help
remedy my severe traction problem.
Saving up the money for a Kenne Bell Big Bore 2.1L supercharger.
My work truck is a 07 Ford F350 King Ranch Edition 4wd 6.0 Turbo Diesel, that I am in love with. I have a straight through 4" exhaust and a custom
DJ's Diesel Performance "loony tune" and a cold air intake, it it amazing how much power this truck has and it looks great doing it.
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