Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
Ford Mustang - Quad-Cam Clash
Finding enough air to fill these Four-Valve motors proved futile.
Currently ranked Second in the NMRA Factory Stock class, Jeff Schmell of Jackson, Michigan, sold his '98 Cobra and picked up one of the first production Mach Is in November 2002.
Racking up a total of 6,500 miles so far, the Mach hits the 11s with ease and still maintains most of the amenities offered by Ford.
Strip Specs Owner: Jeff Schmell Hometown: Jackson, Michigan Driver: Jeff Schmell Year/Model: '03 Mach 1 Weight w/Driver: 3,364 lbs Engine: 284 ci Built By: Al Papitto Intake Manifold: Stock Cylinder Heads: Al Papitto Compression Ratio: 10.1:1 Camshafts: Stock Tuner: Paul's High Performance, Jackson, Michigan Exhaust: JBA/Bassani/DynoMax Transmission: G-Force T5 Converter/Clutch: McLeod Rear Type: 8.8 with Moser axles and 4.56 gear Wheels: Bogart Tires: Bogart Suspension Front: PHP springs, Tokico five-way struts Suspension Rear PHP springs, upper and lower control arms, Maximum Motorsports rear swaybar Best ET/MPH: 11.44 /119 STRIP TUNING LOG
4 1.59 11.76 110.98 4 1.59 11.79 111.03 4 1.58 11.83 110.33
Banging gears in the NMRA factory stock ranks, Carlos Sobrino is currently ranked Fourth in the point's race. While behind the wheel of his own '86 ex-Florida Highway Patrol Factory Stock racer, Carlos often found himself in the opposite lane of one Bob Cosby, whose '99 Cobra had taken him to the championship.
During a rain delay, the two were discussing the sale of Bob's motor, and a deal was struck to buy the whole car. At our shootout, Carlos battled clutch problems, first snapping a cable and later having trouble finding the proper adjustment and subsequent gear selection. Still, his one and only clean pass was fast enough to take him to the Third-Place spot.
Strip Specs Owner: Carlos Sobrino Hometown: Fairview, New Jersey Driver: Carlos Sobrino Year/Model: '99 Ford Cobra Weight w/Driver: 3,326 lbs Engine: 284 ci Built By: Al Papitto of Boss 330 Racing, Vero Beach, Florida Intake Manifold: Stock Cylinder Heads: Stock Compression Ratio: 9.85:1 Camshafts: Stock Tuner: SCT Exhaust: JBA 15/8-in shorties, SLP Loud Mouth after-cat Transmission: Hanlon Motorsports T5 Converter/Clutch: Fidanza flywheel, McLeod clutch Rear Type: 8.8 with Moser axles and spool, 4.56 gear Wheels F/R: Centerline Convo Pro 15x3.5, 15x9 Tires F/R: 165R75 radials / BFG drag radials 275/50/15 Suspension Front: Tokico struts, stock springs Suspension Rear: QA1 rear shocks, stock springs Best ET/MPH: 11.58/116 STRIP TUNING LOG
8 1.79 11.98 113.75 8 1.73 12.80 107.68 8 1.62 12.54 105.52