Michael Johnson
Associate Editor, 5.0 Mustangs & Super Fords
August 1, 2003
Photos By: Steve Turner

For motivation, Kurt contacted Muscle Motors Performance, which built a 5.0 using a stock bottom end with SRP pistons, a Ford Racing Performance Parts X303 cam, FRPP GT40X aluminum heads, FRPP 1.6 roller rockers, and a Cobra intake. Behind the small-block Kurt added a Tremec TKO with a Centerforce clutch, a B&M Ripper shifter, and a McLeod scattershield. Exhaust components consist of BBK long-tube headers with a matching BBK high-flow H-pipe and a MAC after-cat.

A MAC cold-air kit utilizes a K&N filter and a Pro-M 75mm mass air meter to connect outside air with a MAC 70mm throttle body. Out back resides an Auto Weld 9-inch housing filled with a Currie third member, an Auburn differential, Dutchman 31-spline axles, and 3.50 gears.

5.0 TECH SPECS
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN
Block Stock
Bore 4.000
Stroke Stock
Displacement 302 ci
Crank Stock
Rods Stock
Pistons SRP
Cam FRPP X303
Heads FRPP GT40X
Valves 1.94/1.54
Intake FRPP Cobra
Throttle Body MAC 70mm
Mass Air Pro-M 75mm
Injectors FRPP 24-lb/hr
Fuel Pump FRPP 190-lph
Headers BBK long-tubes
Exhaust BBK H-pipe,MAC Flowpath mufflers and tailpipes
Transmission Tremec TKO,Centerforce Dual Friction clutch, B&M Ripper shifter
Rearend Auto Weld 9-in housing, Dutchman 31-spline axles, Auburn Pro differential, 3.50 gears
ELECTRONICS
Engine Management '93 EEC IV
Ignition MSD 6AL, MSD Blaster coil,FRPP 9mm plug wires, Autolite plugs
Gauges Auto Meter
SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
FRONT SUSPENSION
K-Member Ground Pounder tubular
Control arms Stock
Springs/Struts Eibach/Koni Yellow adjustable
Brakes Baer
Wheels AFS Cobra R 17x9
Tires Parnelli Jones 255/40-17
REAR SUSPENSION
Springs/Shocks Eibach/Koni Yellow adjustable
Control Arms Ground Pounder Weight Jacker lower control arms,stock uppers
Brakes Baer
Wheels AFS Cobra R 17x9
Tires Parnelli Jones 255/40-17
Chassis Stiffening BBK subframe connectors