Eric English
April 1, 2004
Photos By: E. John Thawley III

Viewing the '88 as a whole, we think Ross has done quite well for himself, considering that many would still view a 21-year-old as a relative newcomer to the automotive party. Regardless, getting started at an early age means plenty of time bending wrenches, and Ross' car aptly reflects his considerable effort. He also tells us that instead of seeking help himself these days, he often gets the chance to lend a hand with his buddies' projects-a role reversal he could hardly have imagined when he started out.

5.0 TECH SPECS
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN
Block Stock
Displacement 302 ci
Cylinder Heads Stock
Camshafts Stock
Intake Manifold Holley SysteMAX II
Throttle Body Accufab 70mm
Power Adder Paxton Novi 2000
Exhaust MAC 15¼8-in short-tube
  headers, MAC 21¼2-in H-pipe,
  two-chamber Flowmasters
Fuel System Walbro 250-lph pump,
  Holley 50-lb/hr injectors
Transmission T5Z five-speed
Rearend 8.8 w/3.73 gears, Moser axles, Moser C-clip eliminators, and TA girdle
ELECTRONICS
Engine Management Stock EEC IV
  w/Autologic chip
Ignition MSD
Gauges Auto Meter
SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
Front Suspension
K-Member Stock w/Maximum
  Motorsports four-point brace
Springs Eibach
Struts Koni yellows
Wheels OZ Racing Competition
Tires Yokohama 235/45-17
Brakes Stock
REAR SUSPENSION
Springs Eibach
Shocks Koni yellows
Traction Devices Maximum
  Motorsports control arms
Wheels OZ Racing Competition
Tires Yokohama 255/40-17
Brakes Stock