July 1, 2004

Not surprising, shortly after we shot this car for this feature, Blaine sold the GT to fund his next project-an '03 Cobra. His goal with that car is to be the first 10-second, top-blower-pulley-only car. Of course, Blaine has limited himself to the stock blower, trans, and rearend. Get ready for the sequel.

5.0 Tech specs

ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN
Block Stock 5.0 block w/stud girdle
Displacement 327 (4.00-in bore
x 3.25-in stroke)
Cylinder Heads AFR 165 ported by
The Head Shop
Camshaft Custom Grind by Ed Curtis of FlowTech Induction
Intake Manifold Cobra ported by
Mike Savoie of Extreme Machine
Throttle Body BBK 75mm
Power Adder Vortech S-Trim
Exhaust 1 5/8-in FRPP Motorsport
short-tube headers, MAC Power Chamber
H-pipe, Flowmaster two-chamber mufflers
Fuel System 255-lph in-tank pump,
T-Rex 255-lph pump, FRPP 42-lb/hr injectors
Transmission Tremec 3550 five-speed
Rearend Stock 8.8 w/3.55 gears

ELECTRONICS
Engine Management Stock computer
w/Vortech FMU
Ignition MSD
Gauges Auto Meter boost and
fuel pressure
SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
FRONT SUSPENSION
K-Member Stock
A-Arms Stock
Springs Stock
Struts Stock
Wheels ROH 25 (17x8.5)
Tires Falken 255/50/17
Brakes Power Slots w/Bendix pads
REAR SUSPENSION
Springs Stock
Shocks Stock
Traction Devices Stock
Wheels ROH 25 (17x8.5)
Tires Mickey Thompson ET Streets
Brakes Stock w/Bendix pads
Chassis Stiffening Kenny Brown
subframe connectors