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John Mihovetz's '93 Mustang LX
A Race Chassis And A 990hp 4.6 Form The First Seven-Second Modular Mustang
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If you follow modular Mustang racing, you know the name John Mihovetz. John is the proprietor of Accufab Racing, which whittles out throttle bodies, starters, clutch quadrants, and other goodies out of billet aluminum. Youve no doubt seen his polished throttle bodies on numerous Mustangs in this magazine. But John is better known for pushing the envelope of 4.6 performance with his 93 Mustang LX coupe equipped with a Vortech-supercharged Cobra engine.
This car ran low eights, made it in all the magazines, and generally did a good job getting attention for John and his sponsors. However, the car was just tired, as John says. Both physically and image-wise, the Fox car was done. As circumstance would have it, Coast High Performance had a bright-red, tube-chassis 96 Mustang without a place to race. So John fused his reliable engine combination with the 25.1C chassis and shortly turned the modular world on its ear with a 7.99 blast at 170 mph.
Horse Sense: Reliably cranking 29 pounds of boost out of a T-Trim Vortech is no easy task. John Mihovetz is able to do so using a custom billet bracket arrangement, a cog-drive system, and a 55mm Kevlar cog belt. John built the system himself, and it delivered 250 passes without a belt failure. If you want one for your V-1 series Vortech or Paxton Novi 2000, Accufab Racing [(909) 930-1754] sells the kit for $2,500.