Eric English
March 1, 2004
Photos By: Steve Turner

It's interesting to note that John's Mustang build has kindled a committed performance spirit within him, though it's not entirely of the Blue Oval persuasion. The fact is, the '92 was the first in a growing stable of interesting performance rides of all brands and eras, including a '63 split-window Corvette, a '79 Trans Am, an '87 Buick Grand National, and a '93 Lightning. Of them all, the LX remains the lone, blown, stick-shifted ride-a combination that never fails to paint a big grin on John's face, nor allows him to forget the performance for which Fox Mustangs are famous.

Of course, none of this would likely have happened if it weren't for Rob and Robin, and through all the busted knuckles and late-night installations, real friendships have evolved and cemented. Likewise for the family man in John, none of the above would be possible without the help and support of his wife, Holly, and kids Forest and Hunter.

5.0 TECH SPECS
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN
Block Stock
Displacement 302 ci
Cylinder Heads FRPP {{{GT}}}-40X
Camshaft FRPP E303
Intake Manifold FRPP GT-40
Throttle Body Accufab 75mm
Power Adder Vortech S-Trim
Exhaust MAC long-tube headers, H-pipe, and after-cat
Fuel System 190-lph in-tank, T-Rex pump, modified FRPP injectors,
Aeromotive rails and regulator
Transmission Tremec 3550 w/Centerforce clutch and Pro-5.0 shifter
Rearend Stock 8.8 with 3.73 gears, Auburn Pro dif, Strange axles
ELECTRONICS
Engine Management EEC IV w/AndersonFord Motorsport PMS
Ignition MSD 6AL
Gauges Auto Meter