Kristian Grimsland
Associate Editor, Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
January 10, 2014

Ground Up

Brian Belto • Kern County, CA • 1991 LX Mustang

Brian Belto’s ’91 LX convertible Mustang has been restored from the ground up. Underneath the hood resides a 331 stroker filled with SRP pistons and a custom camshaft, with an Edelbrock RPM II intake and waterpump. Other mods include a 75mm throttle body, a BBK CAI, an MSD ignition, 3.73 gears, and all-new interior. The exterior has been repainted Phalum Grey Twilight, with white pearl paint. Belto tells us his ride cranked out 410 rwhp on the dyno.

California Special

Mark and Donna Ritcher • Stafford, VA • 2008 California Special

Mark and Donna Richter are the proud owners of this ’08 California Special Mustang GT. Upgrades include a FRPP supercharger, a MMR built 4.6L engine stroked to a 5.0L, custom Comp blower cams, a GT500 throttle body, an eight-rib belt setup, Pypes long-tube headers, and an X-style mid-pipe, coupled with a Borla exhaust. The engine’s wiring has been tucked away for a clean look, and the interior has been customized with carbon fiber accents.


Jamie Marsh • Lancaster, SC • 1993 LX Mustang

After purchasing this ’93 LX hatchback Mustang a second time, Jamie Marsh isn’t letting it go again. Having started life with an automatic and a rearend fitted with 2.73 gears, it now features a five-speed along with a 3.73 gear set. He installed a polished Roush intake, five-lug spindles, and Pony R wheels. The suspension has been upgraded with Steeda springs, and KYB shocks and struts, and power is increased thanks to a Vortech supercharger. His future plans are to open track the car. We hope you do, Jamie.


Jacob Peterson • Las Vegas, NV • 2006 Mustang GT

Jacob Peterson has been working his way into V-8 territory. After owning a four-cylinder ’92 Fox-body, followed by a ’86 V-6 LX Mustang, he’s finally scored an ’06 Mustang GT. Currently enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, Jacob has slowly been modifying his Stang. For performance, he’s added JBA headers, a BBK H-style mid-pipe, SLP Loudmouth mufflers, and FRPP 4.10 gears. The roof, hood, and trunk have all been vinyl-wrapped in carbon fiber, and he’s also installed a GT500 spoiler. Keep up the good work, Jacob!

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