Eric English
August 1, 2004
Photos By: Michael Johnson

While the tone of this feature is rightfully upbeat and positive, there is some sad news to share regarding Adam's journey through ponycar ownership. In 1988 Christopher Thomas, the mentor who first gave Adam a lesson in 5.0 performance, was killed in a non-automotive-related incident. Adam and friends continue to feel the loss of Christopher's spirit and companionship. It's a reminder that the good things in life-the pleasure we derive from our Mustangs being just one example-ought not be taken for granted. Adam has learned this lesson firsthand. He realizes it wasn't just a guy's car that made a lasting impression on him, it was also a friend who will always be honored and remembered.

5.0 TECH SPECS
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN
Block Stock
Displacement 302 ci
Cylinder Heads FRPP {{{GT}}}-40 aluminum
Camshaft FRPP B303
Intake Manifold Holley SysteMAX II
Throttle Body BBK 75mm
Mass Air Meter Pro-{{{M}}} 77mm
Exhaust BBK long-tubes, BBK
H-pipe, MAC after-cat
Fuel System Walbro 190-lph pump,
30-lb injectors, Crane adjustable regulator
Transmission Tremec 3550 w/Hurst
billet shifter
Rearend Traction-Lok–equipped 8.8
w/4.10 gears, 31-spline axles
ELECTRONICS
Engine Management Stock A9L EEC IV
Ignition Stock
Gauges Stock
SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
FRONT SUSPENSION
K-Member Stock
A-Arms ’93 Cobra
Springs ’93 Cobra
Struts ’93 Cobra
Wheels FRPP Bullitt 17x8
Tires Michelin {{{Pilot}}}
Brakes {{{Lincoln Mark VII}}} front rotors
REAR SUSPENSION
Springs FRPP C
Shocks '93 Cobra
Traction Devices Maximum
Motorsports lower control arms
Wheels FRPP Bullitt 17x8
Tires Michelin Pilot
Brakes Five-lug rear drums
Chassis Stiffening Kenny Brown
subframe connectors, welded torque boxes