Dr Jamie Meyer
October 1, 2004
Photos By: John Roper

While the '92 was tearing up the strip, Will had traded the Saleen-alike for the '91 LX hatch you see here. Really, it wasn't even a car-it came with no motor, just the chassis and a built 9-inch rear. But it was the perfect starting point for what Will wanted in a Mustang.

He wasted no time in adding a D.S.S. 396 small-block Ford to the mix, topping it off with a Vortech J-Trim Mondo with a cog beltdrive. With only 20 psi, the Mustang made more than 750 rwhp and ran effortless 6.20s in the eighth (about a 9.60 in the quarter). But Will wasn't done yet. When we caught up to him, the car was just out of the turbocharger transformation shop at Fabtech (Garland, Texas), run by Chad Klodner. Fabtech provided Will with the Kooks headers, a Precision 91mm turbocharger, a six-core Fabtech intercooler, and all the mounts, tubing, and installation to make a turbo-charger work. For the $10,000 transformation, Will got a combination that made 798.6 hp and 500.3 lb-ft at the rear wheels with 23 psi, and 1,006.6 hp and 871.7 lb-ft at 27 psi, on the Speedworks chassis dyno in Lewisville, Texas.

As for performance, this puppy has already run an 8.50 e.t. in the quarter-mile, with a leisurely 1.38-second short time (5.30s in the eighth) and lots of other little problems. When it all gets sorted out, look for Will to be riding in the 8.00 range at well over 170 mph.

When last we spoke, he had a $5,000 street race at the track. After that, he was planning on putting on some 10.5W boots and heading out to the Clash of the Titans in Houston and San Antonio, as well as getting into some Street Outlaw action at Fun Ford Weekend. One place you won't find this car is at the NOPI nationals-Will has better things to do than cook rice.

Block 351 Windsor
Displacement 396 ci
Cylinder Heads Ported Trick Flow
High Port (cast iron)
Camshaft Custom "turbo" grind
by Precision Turbo & Engine
Intake Manifold Victor Jr.
Throttle Body 90mm Accufab
Power Adder Precision 91mm
turbocharger (30-plus psi)
Exhaust Kooks headers, 5-in downpipe,
and DynoMax mufflers
Fuel System Weldon 2035 pump,
Fabtech rails, 160-lb/hr injectors,
Aeromotive fuel-pressure regulator
Transmission Sullivan Powerglide
w/5,500-rpm PTC stall converter
Rearend 9-in Ford, Richmond diff,
3.55 gears, Mark Williams axles

Engine Management Haltech computer
Ignition MSD 7AL-2; MSD Pro Power
coil; Ford Racing Performance Parts
wires, Autolite spark plugs
Gauges Auto Meter 5-in tachometer
and gauges

K-Member D&D Motorsports
A-Arms D&D Motorsports
Springs D&D Motorsports
Struts Koni five-way adjustable
Wheels Bogart
Tires M/T 24x4.5x15
Brakes Wilwood

Springs Custom
Shocks Custom coilover
Traction Devices Antiroll bar by J&L
Wheels Bogart
Tires 29.5x10.5Wx15
Brakes Wilwood
Chassis Stiffening Fabtech 14-point cage