After these photos were taken, Eric added an NOS 5115 Stage 1 nitrous kit. The 75 shot lowered his best quarter-mile time from a 12.80 at 106 mph to a 12.24 at 113 mph. The kit is good for 150 extra horses so the 11-second zone is all but shattered. Off the nitrous, the little mill makes 260 hp at 5,300 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 at the wheels. Traction is aided by the addition of FRPP heavy-duty uppers and Maximum Motorsports adjustable lowers.
Following the understated exterior, Eric chose simple, effective performance components to wake up the underhood area. Building upon the stock short-block, he added a Crane Cams 2031 grind, ported GT-40 iron heads, 1.7 roller rockers, an Edelbrock Performer intake, 24-lb/hr injectors, MAC underdrive pulleys, and an FRPP 65mm throttle body. An MSD Digital 6 Plus ignition lights the flame while a Walbro 155-lph pump provides the fuel. Meanwhile, FRPP 15/8-inch headers route exhaust into a MAC Prochamber H-pipe, then onward through a pair of Flowmaster mufflers.
The interior remains largely stock save for an Eclipse CD player kicking out tunes via JBL speakers and an Auto Meter Quick-Lite shift light. A B&M Ripper shifter allows Eric to shift the T5Z five-speed clutched by a Zoom Kevlar unit. Rear gears are 3.73s.
Every day it seems we hear stories of how people have been converted from the General's finest to Ford's little Pony car. Even racers who have raced Chevys for years are jumping ship. Eric Moran of Palm Springs, California, is one such turncoat.
Eric used to bring an F-body into battle. That is, until he discovered how much fun a Fox Mustang can be, how easy it is to work on, and how many performance goodies are available. This realization led to the purchase of this '92 LX coupe in May 1998. As far as a completion date goes, Eric says he'll never be done.
Horse Sense: NOS' 5115 Stage 1 kit is a dry nitrous kit that sells for roughly $470. A dry nitrous kit introduces nitrous through the intake tract with the factory fuel-injection system providing the extra fuel.