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« Reply #1230 on: December 03, 2016, 04:24:21 pm »

That thing is pretty healthy for how heavy it is.     I have been looking at drag radials.  What is it you don't like about the SS?  Is it just they don't stick as well as the old ET radials?  


Thanks.

Yes the new style M/T tires do not hook as good as their old style.  They have three "rain gutters" that are each one inch wide.  No good.  IMHO they are so bad next traction-wise I will be getting these "regular" tires next time UNLESS M/T brings back their old style simply because they wear out MUCH quicker than a regular tire and they don't grab worth a bunny's' ass.


https://www.amazon.com/Hoosier-Racing-Tires-Street-12-5R15/dp/B00975FR3O/ref=pd_day0_293_5?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00975FR3O&pd_rd_r=V42R0CB6B15RYMPWAZT6&pd_rd_w=Pw2F9&pd_rd_wg=IAOKD&psc=1&refRID=V42R0CB6B15RYMPWAZT6


Summit sells them for $329 each.
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Robert's 1969 Mercury Montego (FordStrokers 408W, QFT 850cfm RQ-AN, Super Victor, 1" aluminum open spacer, CamMotion HR .624"/.609" 251*/256* 108* LSA, 1-3/4"x3-1/2" headers, Dynomax Ultra #17224 mufflers, C6/4R100 trans, 8"/9" 5500 converter, Broader Performance manual V/B, 9" 4.56 Detroit Truetrac, Hoosier Pro Street 31x12.5R15 on 10" rims)

The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #1231 on: April 11, 2017, 10:00:15 am »

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/HOO-19275


So I just put these on and I love them.  Much better than the sticky M/T ET Street tires because M/T added a bunch of water channels and their life on the street versus not very good grip got me to go back to street tires for the street.

I like these Hoosiers because they are big.  I know their 60' time would suck compared to a race track slick but on the street they seem faster than the M/T tires I used to have on the Merc because the Hoosier tires spin some once I floor it and between shifts so the Merc revs up quicker.  Plus I kinda missed having to work the steering wheel to maintain a straight drive while rowing the gears up at WOT ...

They were a LOT of fun going to work this morning ...    
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Robert's 1969 Mercury Montego (FordStrokers 408W, QFT 850cfm RQ-AN, Super Victor, 1" aluminum open spacer, CamMotion HR .624"/.609" 251*/256* 108* LSA, 1-3/4"x3-1/2" headers, Dynomax Ultra #17224 mufflers, C6/4R100 trans, 8"/9" 5500 converter, Broader Performance manual V/B, 9" 4.56 Detroit Truetrac, Hoosier Pro Street 31x12.5R15 on 10" rims)

The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #1232 on: April 11, 2017, 09:39:32 pm »

The morning drive was so much fun that I forgot about my important complaint.  Hoosier advertises these tires to be 31".  They are only B A R E L Y 30-1/4" tall on 10" wide rims.  If I had known that I would not have paid over $350 per tire.  They were supposed to be the tallest tire at 12-1/2" wide around that was of normal tire tread material.  I SURE was pissed when I measured them aired up on the Merc.


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Robert's 1969 Mercury Montego (FordStrokers 408W, QFT 850cfm RQ-AN, Super Victor, 1" aluminum open spacer, CamMotion HR .624"/.609" 251*/256* 108* LSA, 1-3/4"x3-1/2" headers, Dynomax Ultra #17224 mufflers, C6/4R100 trans, 8"/9" 5500 converter, Broader Performance manual V/B, 9" 4.56 Detroit Truetrac, Hoosier Pro Street 31x12.5R15 on 10" rims)

The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #1233 on: April 18, 2017, 07:33:42 pm »

Well --to be fair to Hoosier and their tire:

I have driven with the Hoosier tires for almost a week now.  They look better than the M/T that were on the Merc.  Appearance-wise they are VERY noticeably wider and do look a little bit taller.

I was griping about a small amount of height difference compared to their initial cost but I figured that the M/
T wear out so quickly that actually the Hooiser are a little bit less money.

Sorry Hoosier, I take my ranting back.  I NOW actually like these tires by Hoosier quite a bit more.

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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #1234 on: April 29, 2017, 05:35:11 pm »

Robert it's good to see you're still enjoying the Merc.
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« Reply #1235 on: April 30, 2017, 11:57:39 am »

Robert it's good to see you're still enjoying the Merc.


Always.  Hopefully 'till the day that I die.    Wink



How is your ride doing?  Any cool updates?
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Robert's 1969 Mercury Montego (FordStrokers 408W, QFT 850cfm RQ-AN, Super Victor, 1" aluminum open spacer, CamMotion HR .624"/.609" 251*/256* 108* LSA, 1-3/4"x3-1/2" headers, Dynomax Ultra #17224 mufflers, C6/4R100 trans, 8"/9" 5500 converter, Broader Performance manual V/B, 9" 4.56 Detroit Truetrac, Hoosier Pro Street 31x12.5R15 on 10" rims)

The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #1236 on: May 02, 2017, 11:20:13 pm »

Robert it's good to see you're still enjoying the Merc.


Always.  Hopefully 'till the day that I die.    Wink



How is your ride doing?  Any cool updates?

I have a few updates I'll post soon, but nothing major.  I'm slowly chipping away at it.  I've driven it about 4 hours since the last time it stalled on me and I haven't had any issues with it.  Might have been vapor lock that caused the stall.  Right now focusing on replacing my old leaky 2.5" h-pipe with a 3" h-pipe so I can drive it around without stinking like exhaust when I get out.

I raced a slammed Silverado the other day that sounded pretty good.  He was too heavy though and I pulled away easily.  Never know with trucks in Texas though.  Especially some of the torque monster diesels down here.
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« Reply #1237 on: May 12, 2017, 04:35:06 pm »

Robert, you got any relatives from across the pond?

http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1693530


He even has lots of red wire.





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Doing more with less, or something like that.
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You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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« Reply #1238 on: May 12, 2017, 06:47:02 pm »

Robert, you got any relatives from across the pond?

http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1693530


He even has lots of red wire.





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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #1239 on: May 13, 2017, 12:52:28 am »

Kind of a brother from another Mother-land.   Grin

BTW I'm not poking fun, my car has as much "personality" as yours.  The main difference is your engine was built by a professional.  
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« Reply #1240 on: January 25, 2018, 10:31:26 am »

Good morning to all.

I was happily reminded this morning while flooring and going thru the gears with the Merc just how a HUGE difference an early 40*F air temperature can improve acceleration.

Put on your seatbelts and hold ON with regular street tires.  The Merc makes some decent street power but not enough that I can't control.  Decent suspension, frame mods, heavy car and good wheelbase.

What a blast!  
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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #1241 on: January 25, 2018, 10:56:40 am »

Glad to see your still having fun with your ride. Any upgrades in the future?
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« Reply #1242 on: January 25, 2018, 05:56:14 pm »

Glad to see your still having fun with your ride. Any upgrades in the future?

What he said...
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« Reply #1243 on: January 25, 2018, 09:48:56 pm »

Glad to see your still having fun with your ride. Any upgrades in the future?

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Yes in my head.  For sure!

The problem is money.  At my company we had to take a substantial pay cut.  Our health system industry is not doing well.  I am hoping that Trump and his crew fix that pronto.  It is important.

So because of that any forward Merc progress is at a current standstill.


More to come later I hope!     
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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #1244 on: January 26, 2018, 02:41:09 am »

Haha....long time

So this beast is still running..

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