Steve Baur
Former Editor, Modified Mustangs & Fords
October 25, 2006
Photos By: Team MM&FF

Alan Alfaro
With a claimed 610 rwhp, Alain Alfaro's Mustang made mincemeat out of its previous best e.t. by running a 10.98 at 127 mph. The mph is not quite indicative of the power on tap, but the Silver beast reacts quite violently on the track with the wheels coming up in Second gear. Some chassis tuning and a smoother run should chop down the e.t. tree further.

Alain's Mustang is a true story of progression, as he has taken his horse from 14.8 seconds at 93 mph to high-10s at over 127. When he gets all of the available power to the ground, Alain should be able to go mid-9s. Not bad for a two-valve.

STRIP SPECS
Owner: Alain Alfaro
Hometown: Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Driver: Alain Alfaro
Year/Model: {{{1998 Mustang}}} {{{GT}}}
Weight w/driver: 3,528 lbs.
Engine: 281-.020 over, compression, CP pistons, Cobra crankshaft, Manley rods
Built by: Alain Alfaro/Easton Electric
Intercooler: Paxton Intercooler
Power adder: Paxton NOVI 2000 RR
Maximum boost: 15 psi
Intake manifold: Bullitt intake manifold
Cylinder Head(s): PI, ported and polished, 5-angle valve job by Heads Up Performance
Compression ratio: 8.{{{90}}}:1
Camshafts: FOMPK Motorsport regrinds
Ignition: MSD DIS-4
Computer:  
Exhaust: MAC long-tube headers, MAC H-pipe and Flowmaster 2.5-inch mufflers
Transmission: Tremec TKO, McLeod clutch, Pro 5.0 Shifter
Rear type: 8.8 axle with Traction-Lok, 31-spline Moser axles
Wheels: Weld Draglite front, Bogart back
Tires: Mickey Thompson ET Drags
Suspension front: D&D K-member and A-arms, Lakewood coilovers
Suspension rear: Stock upper control arms, MAC lower
Best shootout ET/MPH: 10.98/127.16
Best-ever ET/MPH: 10.98/127.16
STRIP LOG
Run # R/T 60-ft. 1/8 MPH 1/4 MPH
1 1.06 1.{{{62}}} 7.44 99.06 11.52 122.76
2 .545 1.{{{57}}} 7.15 {{{100}}}.04 11.14 125.45
3 .905 1.55 7.06 98.90 10.98 127.16
4 .866 1.56 7.11 100.42 11.10 125.61
5 .949 1.61 7.21 99.94 11.21 125.27
6 .590 1.69 7.49 97.03 11.59 122.81
7 .734 1.55 7.16 100.50 11.17 125.03