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Old 01-31-2011, 09:18 AM
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Has anybody ever considered allowing former "T" cars to fully transition to A/S? Also, Just my opinion as a spectator, but opening up the spec lines to All American, V8, RWD cars may attract more participation. I'm talking T-Birds, Monte-Carlos, GTO's, earlier Mustangs, Mavericks, etc. All makes/models would have to adhere to A/S drivetrain rules. Weights could be adjusted accordingly.

How cool would it be to see a 70 Camaro and a 68 Mustang in the grid? I know they're covered in Vintage, but down here Vintage races are more like parade laps than racing.

Just a thought..not trying to stir the pot.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:49 AM
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Mark,
I believe that, if someone wants to build a car to ASedan specifications, they should send in a request. I don't know whether that has ever been requested before.
You always could build a full out ASedan from a T2 GenIV Cam/Bird, or from a newer Mustang, the limited prep option is the new option.
When I was on the ASAC we heard from guys saying they didn't want to lose their fuel injected engines, to come to AS. That's where limited prep came from. It seems that most of those guys were talk and not action, as only a very few cars have come out to run as limited prep.

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Old 01-31-2011, 10:20 AM
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I here you on the failures for the V clutch ASGTO, but I can tell you from experience with our V that between the weight (48lb flywheel alone!) and the fact that it is a dual-mass makes it very cumbersome and difficult to rev match. Also when you combine the dual-mass with the rubber doughnut drive shaft couplers you get a spongy feeling on engagement. Feels nothing like an F-body or GTO.
The GTO has the heavy clutch also and the rubber donut drive shaft. I am quite familiar with the "spongy engagement".
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:46 AM
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I am quite familiar with the "spongy engagement".
So, you've met my ex-wife?

Wheel,

Thanks for the response. It's just my personal opinion that the grid would be "cool-as-hell" if it allowed for a greater variety of models, that's all.

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Old 01-31-2011, 10:53 AM
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I think it would be wonderful to have any old Camaro, Firebird, Mustang, Charger, TBird, Studebaker Lark, whatever in ASedan. That's just me, though.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:35 PM
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1970 AMC Javelin. Mark Donohue edition, all race carred up,
Red, White and Sunoco Blue. And maybe with a chevy engine
so that it wasn't such a time bomb :-).

Course you'd have to find a reliable source for body parts,
and that might be interesting.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:08 PM
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Vega with a V-8?

Sorry, I know I am dating myself, but I couldn't resist...

Pam R.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:14 PM
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Vega with a V-8?
I know that was a popular swap, but was it ever a factory combo? Just curious. I saw a Cosworth Vega once. 16V 4-banger, if memory serves. Sweet car!! Anyway...
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:49 PM
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Vega with a V-8?

Sorry, I know I am dating myself, but I couldn't resist...

Pam R.
Sure. I think it was a Monza by then and it came with a 305 even...
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:56 PM
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My late partner had one that came in white, with all kinds of spoilers and stuff. I used it to pre run for the Pikes Peak hill climb. It was a fun car.
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