January 1, 2003

In between spending time on his and Melanie's cars, Justin does engine and mechanical work in the service department of a boat marina. "I make a lot more money at boats than at Mustangs," he says. Even so, he has his own business-Justin's Performance Center-in which he hopes to expand to start selling Mustang parts via mail-order.

As you can probably guess, Justin admits his priorities are a bit screwed up-going from Mustangs, Mustangs, and more Mustangs, to his wife, house, and then to work. "I just like the looks, the sound, and the power of Mustangs," he says. "And I've definitely got the need for speed, baby. Anything that goes fast-put me in it. I love going fast."

5.0 TECH SPECS
MELANIE BURCHAM
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN
Block FRPP B50
Rotating Assembly Stock crank, Eagle rods, Ross pistons, Childs & Albert rings
Cylinder Heads GT-40
Intake Manifold Explorer
Camshaft Stock
Power Adder None
Exhaust BBK equal-length short-tube headers, Insane Exhaust–modified MagnaFlow X-pipe, DynoMax mufflers and tailpipes
Fuel Pump Holley 155-lph in-tank
Fuel Injectors 19 lb/hr
Transmission Lentech AOD, 4,600-stall converter, B&M Hammer shifter
Rearend Jesse Bolton–modified 8.8 with welded tubes and a main support, 4.10 gears, Moser spool and 31-spline axles with C-clip eliminators

ELECTRONICS
Engine Management Stock
Ignition MSD 6AL, Blaster 2 coil, Holley plug wires, Autolite plugs
Gauges Auto Meter

SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
Springs Moroso
Struts/Shocks Lakewood 90/10 (front), QA1 (rear)
Rear Suspension Metco adjustable uppers, solid lowers, Wolfe double-adjustable antisway bar
Wheels Monocoque
Tires BFG Drag Radials
Brakes Aerospace (front), stock (rear)
Subframe Connectors HP Motorsport