Michael Johnson
Technical Editor
August 31, 2017

Manir Karim is a custom car/restoration specialist at Our Dream Auto Restorations, which is rapidly becoming one of the premier Mustang shops in the southeast. His 1984 Mustang is one of the reasons the shop is gaining customers. Manir bought the car as a shell, and has steadily been working on the car to get it to the point where it’s capable of competing in the Battle at the Beach.

Manir’s 1984 Mustang is one of just a couple pushrod combinations for the Battle at the Beach. Manir’s entry uses a 357-inch Windsor with H-Beam connecting rods, SRP pistons, a Ford Performance F303 cam and aluminum heads, and a Trick Flow intake. Manir’s power adder of choice is a Master Power T72 single turbocharger. For break-in purposes, Manir’s been running around on 7 pounds of boost, but we hope Marin lets it all hang out for the competition.

We think Manir’s Mustang will need a few more pounds of boost to keep up with the other competitors in the Battle at the Beach. How do you think Manir’s Four-Eye will do?

Manir’s pushrod combination centers round a 357-inch Windsor with Ford Performance goodies, and tuned by Wes Kiser using a Stinger Performance Engineering PiMPxs plug-and-play engine management system. To feed the monster, the combination uses 60-lb/hr injectors, twin Walbro 255-lph pumps, and an Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator.