Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
Ford Mustang - Quad-Cam Clash
Finding enough air to fill these Four-Valve motors proved futile.
While the Terminator Cobras of 2003-2004 have received much admiration lately, Peter Attanasio opted to get a Mach I instead. "I testdrove both back in November 2003, and the Mach felt great," he says. "I really liked the retro theme."
In March 2005, the Four-Valve motor suffered an oil pump failure, so Peter had Mustang Magic rebuild the motor with FR500 cams, Cobra rods and crank, and a set of JE forged pistons for a bump in compression. This was his first time out with the new motor, and the results were promising despite the intolerable heat.
Strip Specs Owner: Peter Attanasio Hometown: Lindenhurst, New York Driver: Steve Shaugnessy Year/Model: '04 Mach I Weight w/Driver: 3,432 lbs Engine: 284 ci Built By: Steve Shaugnessy of Mustang Magic, Deer Park, New York Intake Manifold: Stock Cylinder Heads: Stock Compression Ratio: 11.1:1 Camshafts: FR500, 204/214 duration at 0.050, 0.472/0.472-in lift Tuner: Joe Lausardo ofMustang Magic, Deer Park, New York Exhaust: MAC 15/8-in long-tube headers, MAC 2.5-in ProChamber and after-cat system Transmission: Stock Tremec 3650 five-speed Converter/Clutch: SPEC Stage II Rear Type: 8.8 with Auburn differential, 4.30 gear, Moser 31-spline axles Wheels F/R: Weld Pro Star 15x3.5, 17x9 Weld Pro Star XP, 16x8 stock five star Tires F/R: M/T front runners, M/T ET 17-inch drag radial, M/T ET Street 26x10 Suspension Front: Lakewood 90/10 front struts Suspension Rear: 50/50 rear shocks, Steeda control arms Best ET/MPH: 12.4/109.5 STRIP TUNING LOG
6 1.69 12.22 111.66 6 1.70 12.16 112.23 6 1.71 12.12 113.03
Having missed his opportunity to buy an affordable early Mach 1, Bill Applegate jumped at the chance to pick up this '03 model. He had sampled the Terminator Cobra, but found the Mach's lighter feel, solid axle, and unique styling more appealing.
The right modifications have made the Mach 11-second worthy, and Bill thanks his wife, Lisa; Mitch Wilson; Bob Cosby; Joe Lynch; and Jeff Schmell for their help and encouragement.
Strip Specs Owner: William H. Applegate III Hometown: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Driver: William H. Applegate III Year/Model: '03 Ford Mach 1 Weight w/Driver: 3,240 lbs Engine: 281 ci Built By: Ford Motor Company Intake Manifold: Stock Cylinder Heads: Stock Compression Ratio: 10.1:1 Camshafts: Stock Ford Tuner: Kaufman Motorsports, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania Exhaust: SLP 13/4-in ceramic long-tube headers, SLP off-road X-pipe, MagnaFlow after-cat Transmission: Stock Tremec 3650 five-speed Converter/Clutch: Stock Rear Type: 8.8 with Superior 31-spline axles, Eaton Posi, 4.30 gear Wheels F/R: 15x4, 15x8.5 Centerline Convo-Pro Tires F/R: EuroMetric 165R-15, M/T ET Drag 26x10x15 Suspension Front: AJE tubular K-member and A-arms, Tokico drag struts, Maximum Motorsports coilover w/175-lb springs Suspension Rear: UMI adjustable control arms, QA1 shocks, stock coil springs Best ET/MPH: 11.97/113.10 STRIP TUNING LOG
2 1.63 12.15 111.48 2 1.62 12.14 111.71 2 1.58 12.13 111.31