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would these e police cars be a good option for racing like superchargers, from what i understand newer ones have the same engine as mustangs. plus thes things are cheap so it would help my budget or should i try to find a early 90's mustang or something along those lines

if i get the crown vic id want to
port and polish heads
flat top pistons new rings and rods
new cams
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powerdyne supercharger 8 psi (heard they were quiet)
eldebrock nitrous system

would these be a smart street legal move for a car for racing, and what anout wear and tear, will that be a big factor plus weight and aerodynamics, im hoping for a 10 secoind car that tears up civics, so any help is appreciated btw im only 16 so, im on a budget

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Laws of physics and pocket book will probably keep you from building a 10 second Crown Vic, even a Mustang is going to take some doing on a budget! In the past I raced a 3400 lb. 10.80 car, all throttle no bottle, they are hard on drivetrain parts and pocketbooks, it ain't fun racin if your car is broke in the fourth round all the time!
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Since your 16, Id advise to get a car that you can afford and learn to drive and have fun in. Save your money and in a couple of years you will have the experience to drive a car that is really built for speed. Speeding Tickets wont help your budget. Just the way I see it, been there- done that, no offence.
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i am a crown vic fan, ive had 5 of them i right now own a 1985 two door crown vic. very rare. Anwyays, these cars weigh atleast 5000 lbs or more the newer ones a little less. To make a car like the crown vic qualify in the 10's will cost you way more than you would want to budget.
Put this into perspective, most of the honda civics on the street even with some improvising can only run 15's without nitrous. They think this is fast..., my 1993 F-350 diesel yesterday, beat a civic...if you want the bang for your buck get a, lets say, a 1990 crown vic, non police car..
They come with a H.O. motor. Which means it already comes with roller cam and lifters, and forged pistons, and a 351 firing order. They lets you save some money there from upgrading any hydraulic to roller. And Cast pistons to forged. They haul *** enough for any young kid. Im 20 years old myself. Just to give you some of the taste of the money you can dump into a car. My buddy has a 88 mustang, with a 347 stroker in it, he payed over 4000 dollars building just the motor. This thing is nice though. Now he spent 1300 dolars on the rear end. The tranny...another grand or so. The suspension...another grand or so.
the tires and rims, well over a grand. This car also weighs about 2500 pounds or so, with all the stuff he took out and all the modifications he did himself..
5 years later this car runs low 10's.
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i am a crown vic fan, ive had 5 of them i right now own a 1985 two door crown vic. very rare. Anwyays, these cars weigh atleast 5000 lbs or more the newer ones a little less. To make a car like the crown vic qualify in the 10's will cost you way more than you would want to budget.
Put this into perspective, most of the honda civics on the street even with some improvising can only run 15's without nitrous. They think this is fast..., my 1993 F-350 diesel yesterday, beat a civic...if you want the bang for your buck get a, lets say, a 1990 crown vic, non police car..
They come with a H.O. motor. Which means it already comes with roller cam and lifters, and forged pistons, and a 351 firing order. They lets you save some money there from upgrading any hydraulic to roller. And Cast pistons to forged. They haul *** enough for any young kid. Im 20 years old myself. Just to give you some of the taste of the money you can dump into a car. My buddy has a 88 mustang, with a 347 stroker in it, he payed over 4000 dollars building just the motor. This thing is nice though. Now he spent 1300 dolars on the rear end. The tranny...another grand or so. The suspension...another grand or so.
the tires and rims, well over a grand. This car also weighs about 2500 pounds or so, with all the stuff he took out and all the modifications he did himself..
5 years later this car runs low 10's.
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well i say i can go 6 or 7 grand tops on a car, i want to run 10 or 11's wo nitrous, what would be a good car to try and race with

iroc camaro or trans am, mayb an early 90's mustang which i see going for 2000 unmodded
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I'm not recomending a camaro with subframes. The body's twist to much for consistent lauches are are pretty tight to work on between rounds. The mustangs do respond better to modification's than many chevy's. (Send hate mail to Four Jaw Chuck)LOL!

They are also fairly light and avialiable.
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would anybody be able to recomend a site other than ebay for car shopping
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Lots of sites Midnite Motors, or the Auto Swapper-Auto Dealer type . coms are a few.
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Holy crap dude,

I have seen crown vics do mid 12's with superchargers. 10 sec can be done. But you'd better break out the cash man. However you do get some decent driveline parts if you're only going to be budget minded, they do offer SOHC cams now, It has the same 8.8 rearend as the mustang, and the AODE trans. I have a 95 with a 4.6 and 2.73's. It is no screamer, but it sounds cool without mufflers on it. I would suggest, if you like this model year, to get a recked 88 and up witha 5.0, and switch over the components, but go carburated with it, or better yet put a chevy in it. Ford tough Chevy stuffed. Theres my 2 cents.

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