Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
Ford Mustang - Quad-Cam Clash
Finding enough air to fill these Four-Valve motors proved futile.
At a mere 19 years of age, Mike Pope has one hell of a hot rod and, with a bit of help from his dad, has taken this relatively stock Mustang into the 11s naturally aspirated.
This may be Mike's first stick-shift-equipped ride, but he can powershift like nobody's business. Lessons from Dad have helped and so have the Ford Racing camshafts and substantial suspension mods.
Strip Specs Owner: Michael Pope Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee Driver: Michael Pope Year/Model: '03 Mach I Weight w/Driver: 3,280 lbs Engine: 281 ci Built By: Ford Motor Company Intake Manifold: Stock, with PHP spacer Cylinder Heads: Stock Compression Ratio: 10.1:1 Camshafts: FR500, 204/214 duration at 0.050, 0.472/0.472-inch lift Tuner: Dynospeed Racing, Memphis Exhaust: Bassani Mid-length 15/8-in headers, Bassani X-pipe, Flowmaster 21/2-in after-cat Transmission: Tremec 3650 five-speed Converter/Clutch: Stock Rear Type: 8.8, 31-spline Moser axles, Eaton Posi, 4.56 gear Wheels F/R: Weld 15x3.5, 15x10 Pro Star Tires F/R: M/T front runners, M/T 26x10 ET drags Suspension Front: Strange struts, QA1 springs, tubular K-member and A-arms Suspension Rear: Steeda upper and lower control arms, Steeda springs Best ET/MPH: 11.90/115.4 STRIP TUNING LOG
3 1.63 12.10 112.52 3 1.62 12.06 112.30 3 1.65 12.07 112.48
Purchased in stock form, this '99 Cobra was to be a nice cruiser as its owner, Dave Dur, already had a Windsor-powered '87 LX to beat on at the track. When the Windsor went down for the count, the Cobra was called in for substitute duty, and Dave liked racing it so much more that he sold the hatchback. The snake has gone as fast as 10.89 on a shot of nitrous, but Dave likes racing normally aspirated to keep the motor together longer.
Strip Specs Owner: David Dur Hometown: Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania Driver: David Dur Year/Model: '99 Ford Mustang Cobra Weight w/Driver: 3,276 lbs Engine: 1999 Built By: Ford Motor Company Intake Manifold: Stock, ported by Jimmy Dedden Cylinder Heads: Stock Compression Ratio: 9.8:1 Camshafts: Stock Tuner: Dave at Kaufman Motorsports, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania Exhaust: JBA 15/8-in shorty headers, Bassani X-pipe w/cats, Bassani mufflers Transmission: T5 with G-force internals Converter/Clutch: D+D Performance, SHP clutch Rear Type: 8.8 with FRPP Traction-Lok, Superior 31-spline axles and 4.56 gear Wheels F/R: Bogart D-10 15x3.5, Bogart D-10 Ultra Lights 15x9 Tires F/R: M/T front runner 25x45x15, M/T ET Drags 26x10x15 Suspension Front: PA Racing tubular K-member and A-arms, Strange struts, 150-lb coilovers Suspension Rear: Stock convertible rear springs, Tokico shocks, Hotchkis control arms Best ET/MPH: 11.95/113.63 STRIP TUNING LOG
5 1.63 12.11 108.08 5 1.66 12.35 106.31 5 1.61 12.32 106.57