I hate to sound uninformed but......what is a FOX Body?
sorry, by your forum name "saleen" I assumed you meant "Saleen Mustang." Are you referring to that, or is your name actually Saleen? I remember now that he designs and races other brands. btw, its when Ford decided to base its sporty Mustang on the Fairmont instead of the Pinto.
Son provided the Saleen, no name reference to either of us though. Thanks for the information on fox. the goal was/is to pick/start with a versatile car for solo...pdx...maybe club racing at some point. didnt want to start swapping out cars for the lack of pre-planning if you know what i mean?
Understood. If you plan to go beyond autocrossing and possibly venture into club racing, you should look into the rule books or the various Solo, Track Trials, and Club Racing series ( www.scca.com/downloads/ ) for information on the different classes and types of cars that compete. That might give you a better idea of what you would need long-term. EVERYBODY has a Miata, but they seem to work well in a number of environments. Then again, so does a Mustang!
All this talk about the Fox body Mustang reminds me of the story of where the "Fox" name originated. Ford historians claim back in the early to mid-1970s Ford engineers from Europe came to the states to work on the next generation mid-size Ford chassis. This was initially for the Ford Fairmont family in 1978 and then a shorter version for the 1979 Mustang. They modeled the new design after the popular European car the Audi Fox, a small, lightweight, inexpensive, then modern chassis. So the engineers used the code name Fox for the next Fairmont/Mustang chassis.