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Trying to make a plan to autocross my car, any advice?

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Hi all,

I have a 73 coupe (seen here) that's been a slow project for a few years. New paint, new interior parts, shoulder belts, getting the brakes and headlights working, that kind of thing.

The car came to me with a 1972 L48 under the hood with Holley DP, and headers, and a 4.11 rear end mated to the stock 4-speed. It's got stainless brake lines. Currently running 265/50-15 tires on stock wheels.

What I want to do is take this car and make it my autocross/track car (more of a focus on autocross). I currently use my GTI for this but I think a Vette would be more fun and I don't like risking my daily if I go off track or something. Also it's just not getting used much so this would get her out of the garage more often.

My plan is to take it in stages:

- Switch to 17 or 18" wheels (maybe these)and 255/40/18 tires. Put on better brake pads (car does not have power brakes).

- Replace the chambered exhaust with an X-pipe setup and a pair of Magnflow/Flowmaster mufflers

- Upgrade suspension, possibly VB&P's Street & Slalom kit all at once.

- Better seats with side bolsters

- Later on, a top-end rebuild to get the motor up to the ~300-HP range.

Does that sound right, taken in that order?
Date: Oct 13, 2017   


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