Steve Baur
Former Editor, Modified Mustangs & Fords
July 26, 2006
Photos By: Michael Galimi, Scott Parker

4th Place
'90 Thunderbird Super Coupe
Jason Dobrie, Eastport, NY

Jason Dobrie's Super Coupe has all the right parts to run mid-13s on the supercharger, and the crew had planned to install a nitrous-oxide system for mid-12s but weren't able to in the short amount of time they had to prepare the car.

Purchased from eBay for a few hundred dollars, the Super Coupe was brought back to Long Island where Jason decided it was better to rebuild the whole engine rather than repair the blown head gaskets. New forged pistons and 351W connecting rods were employed, and the stock heads were ported and activated by a new camshaft.

More boost was pullied up, but a bad computer kept the car from running to its potential over the course of the track day.

Owner:Jason Dobrie
Hometown:Eastport, New York
Driver:Jason Dobrie
Year/Model:’90 Thunderbird Super Coupe
Weight w/Driver:4,128 lbs
Engine:232ci (3.8-liter) V-6
Built By:Jason Dobrie
Intercooler:Stock air-to-air intercooler
Power adder:Stock Eaton M90 supercharger
Maximum Boost/ Nitrous Qty.:16 psi
Intake manifold:Stock, ported with Blue Tongue Motorsports modified upper plenum
Cylinder Head(s):Stock, ported
Compression Ratio:8:1
Camshaft(s):Custom, 220 degrees duration at 0.050, 0.540-inch lift
Exhaust:Kooks custom headers, high-flow catalytic converters, MagnaFlow mufflers
Transmission:Stock AOD automatic
Converter/Clutch:2,200-rpm stall
Rear Type:Stock IRS with 3.73:1 ring-and-pinion
Wheels:17x8 Cobra R front and rear
Tires F/R:Dunlop 245/50/17
Suspension Front:Stock
Suspension Rear:Stock

Run #60-FT1/4-MileMPH
32.23 16.7982.08