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Old 12-01-2002, 10:52 AM
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Ive got a 1984 Z28 Camaro, ive got a 350c.i. engine with 1 step hotter cam, headers...a th350 Tranny, B&M strip and strip shift kit....my bros car in a 1998 Gt mustang 4.6V8 (225hp i think) no mods, also mine is an automatic (i know i know, i wish it was a stick) He has the 5speed manual in his, ive been told i will be able to smoke him, but ive also been told i wont even stand a chance...what do you think? Oh yeah any idea of what kinda HP i will have? just a general guess is all i want hehe

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Old 12-01-2002, 12:24 PM
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If you got a decent gear it should prolly be a close race.I think the mustangs run 14.3 stk(that might be the 302 #s) and the camaros with the tpi 350 ran 14.8 stk.Shift manualy and get a good luanch you can do it.I'll say you got around 255Hp or so.
Also if you start to lose as he passes turn sharply into his quarter panel then say "I dunno I think a tierod came lose".
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Old 12-01-2002, 01:55 PM
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87-93 mustangs had 225hp, 94-98 mustangs had 215hp, 99 and up have 260. 94-98 mustangs run about 15 flat completely stock with a manual transmission.
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my friends modded 96 gt ran in the high 15's. I think youll take him
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Old 12-01-2002, 04:03 PM
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What do you mean, you wish it was a stick!! It may be slushy now, but put in a tranny kit and you'll smoke him!!
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bluesman is right about the tranny. Check out your local dragstrips and you won't find many manual trannys. Why do you suppose that is? Cause they get smoked! Lots of glides there too. It's hard to miss a shift when you only have to do it once.

You should smoke him. While he's busy with the clutch you can be driving away.
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Hey I have seen some sticks that can beat an automatic... Automatics may be better for an all out only on the dragstip car but they are no fun to drive... I mean where is the challenge in an automatic. click.. no clutch or anything.
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Hey dude, watch out.

That mustang is capable of 14.1 sec. in the quarter stock. it's the first 4.6L with 260 h.p.
You will have to add alot more beans to keep up. It's sad isn't it. you'll probably need 125 horse squirt of juice to get it close. your probably in the 220 h.p. range. get rid of that computer controlled LG4 and step up you heads, they don't flow wortha' dang. Get a good HEI, and you'll be on the right track. remember that your car does high 16's stock. so, your are way off, not a knock, just a fact. But you can catch him with the right stuff. Some Bowtie heads, and a radical cam, victor junior, and a 650 Holley will get you thier, usually single plane intake manifolds required less gross CFM to get the same power output. 350h.p. will get you thier. <img src="graemlins/pimp.gif" border="0" alt="[pimp]" />

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Old 12-02-2002, 11:13 PM
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like i said, 94-98 mustangs had 215 hp. THey were 5.0L in 94+95, then in 96 they switched to the 4.6L. This engine also produced 215hp up until 1998. Good for about 15 flat. THEN in 1999 they bumped it up to 260hp. THESE ran 14.1 completely stock.

You might want to rethink a radical cam and single plane intake if its going to be driven at all on the street. A buddy of mine has a 69 mach1 with a sroked 460 (525) a victor jr and a 1050 holley. He drove it to the strip, ran 10.90s and drove home. He ditched the single plane in favor of a dual plane high rise. ahhh, much better.
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I don't think you will have a problem beating him. But, get a good rear end ratio to be sure. I have a 1972 Chevy Truck with a 1980 350 sb, 487x heads, 1 5/8 headers, HEI, Weiand Aluminum Intake (Dual Plane),a 278 duration cam with 222 @ 50 & .467 lift, a 600cfm Edelbrock carb and a mainly stock bottom end and 3.73 rear gears and I beat a 98 mustang and even a 300xz. So, it all depends on what combo you have and what gears your running. I love the looks from people when I beat them in an old truck!!
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Stonedchihuahua ia right on ... manuals are a LOT more fun to drive ... but do you want fun or do you want to see him in your rear-views!! (I guess its about the same thing!)
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JAY396 is wrong.Sorry. When I first got my '"76 Camaro 350 it was completely stock and i raced alot of kids w/ new mustangs. I smoked them all. your Camaro is a 5.7 his mustang is a 4.6 your camaro is lighter than mine and i beat an svt cobra. You shouldn't have a ny problem. The mustangs look much faster than they are. The only mustang i've ever lost to was a '67 and i shouldn't have even raced him. But it was close. You should definetaly race him and make him just another example of people w/ new mustangs who think they're much faster than they relly are. It's had to say what Hp you probably have but my friend has the same year Camaro as you and he only has exhaust an airfilter and carb. installed and he spins 380hp.
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Sorry i forgot to mention that my friend also has NOS
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how did he get those numbers, dyno or imagination.
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