Michael Johnson
Associate Editor, 5.0 Mustangs & Super Fords
June 1, 2006
Photos By: Steve Turner

Thanks to Pro-Tech Engines and Cleveland Performance, Brian's EFI Renegade ride packs a 311ci magic maker using an FRPP R302 block. With a Scat billet crank, Carrillo rods, Ross pistons, and Hellfire piston rings, compression comes in at a boost-friendly 9.2:1. Prior to assembly, a pair of Edelbrock Victor Jr. heads were treated to a Total Engine Airflow port and polish program to realize their full airflow potential. A Comp Cams cam Brian only describes as "lumpy" sets the Jesel/Comp Cams valvetrain in motion, thanks to stock lifters. Up top, an equally massaged Holley SysteMAX II intake inhales forced air from the now legendary Vortech YSi Trim supercharger, responsible for piling 30 pounds of boost into the cylinders. Brian relies on a Frank Lupo Pro-Formance Transmission and Dynamic 5,000-stall converter, shifted by a B&M shifter.

Brian has a lot of people to thank for helping him along the way to an NMRA EFI Renegade championship. Those include Ed Thomas, who evidently taught Brian too much; Frank Lupo Dynamic Converters and Pro-Formance Transmissions; Dan Rawls at Cleveland Performance; Vortech Engineering; Jesel; Total Engine Airflow; UPR Products; Anderson Ford Motorsport; Pro-M; Kooks; and his crew guys Jerry, Milk, Jason, Joe, Mike, and Sean.

5.0 Tech Specs
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAINIgnition
BlockMSD, Moroso spark-plug wires,
Ford Racing Performance PartsAutolite spark plugs
R302Gauges
DisplacementAuto Meter
310 ci 
Rotating AssemblySUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
Scat billet crankshaft, CarrilloFront Suspension
connecting rods, Ross pistons,K-member
Hellfire piston ringsUPR Products tubular
Cylinder HeadsA-arms
Edelbrock Victor Jr. Total EngineUPR Products tubular
Airflow-ported, 2.02/1.60 valves,Springs
Jesel rockers, Comp Cams175 in-lb
valvespringsStruts
CamshaftKoni
Comp CamsWheels
Intake ManifoldBogart
Holley SysteMAX IITires
Throttle BodyMickey Thompson E/T Front
Accufab 75mmBrakes
Mass Air MeterAerospace Components
Pro-M 80mmRear Suspension
Power AdderSprings
Vortech YSi-Trim superchargerStock
ExhaustShocks
Kooks headers, Dr. Gas X-pipe,Afco
DynoMax Bullet mufflersTraction Devices
Fuel SystemUPR Products chrome-moly
Weldon fuel pump and regulator,upper and lower control arms,
Russell fuel lines, Pro-M fueland antiroll bar
rails, Siemens Deka injectorsWheels
TransmissionBogart
Pro-Formance TransmissionTires
C4, Dynamic Converters 9-inch,Mickey Thompson E/T Drag
5,000-stall converter, B&M shifterslicks
RearendBrakes
8.8, Moser spool and axles,Aerospace Components
3.73 gearsChassis Stiffening
 14-point rollcage, subframe
ELECTRONICSconnectors
Computer 
Stock Computer, Anderson Ford 
Motorsport PMS