5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
1991 Ford Mustang - Pure Sick
Charles Cartrette set a healthy goal for his project—a new standard in Fox ’Stangs
Yeah, even when you start with a simple Fox, you can't go that far without spending a bit of cash on it. That said, people spend that and more on newer Mustangs that don't stand out quite like this car. Charles summed it up perfectly with his estimation of the car's rear visage: "From the side it looks normal, but from the rear, the sumped tank and 345/40-18s scream ‘pure sick.'"
As much as he loved the car, Charles lost his sister shortly after its completion. Eventually he associated the time spent on its build with time he could have spent with her. It made it difficult to enjoy the car, so he ended up parting ways with it and picking up a Terminator droptop in the process.
Though he moved on from this Fox, he hasn't moved on from loving Fox projects. He is planning another build to debut at Mustang Week 2013. He also hopes to move forward with his own shop, Fox by Design. He wants what he calls a "community shop," where he can help fellow enthusiasts with their projects. If it blossoms into a business, he will run with it—but if not, he can simply continue with the hobby he loves.
Horse Sense: Charles makes his living as a commercial beekeeper. He and a partner raise, care for, and supply bees for agricultural use. They deliver their bees as far away as California and Maine to facilitate crops that need pollination.
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5.0 Tech Specs
Engine and DrivetrainBlock
2003 Mustang Cobra iron
2003 Mustang Cobra forged
2003 Mustang Cobra Manley forged
2003 Mustang Cobra
2003 Mustang Cobra
2003 Mustang Cobra Four-Valve aluminum
Sullivan sheetmetal w/ Accufab monoblade throttle body
Turbonetics 76mm turbo w/ Hellion intercooler and Zex 75 shot
Aeromotive Pro Series fuel pump w/ -12 feed, -10 return lines, Sullivan fuel rails, and 80-lb/hr injectors
Jet Hot-coated '03 Mustang Cobra manifolds w/ SLP mufflers and tailpipes
ProMotion-prepped Tremec T-56 six-speed manual w/ McLeod Racing RXT twin-disc clutch, aluminum driveshaft, and Pro-5.0 shifter
8.8-in w/ Shelby GT500 differential, 3.27 gears, and 31-spline axles
'03 Mustang Cobra PCM w/ Ron Francis wiring harness and an SCT tune
MSD w/ NGK spark plugs
Suspension and ChassisFront suspension
Mustang Cobra 13-in
True Forged Chicanes, 18x8-in
Nitto 555, 225/40-18
True Forged Chicane, 18x13-in
BFGoodrich Drag Radial, 345/30-18
'91 Mustang LX