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

Under the hood of Shane's GT is a 90K-mile Lincoln Mark VIII short-block with Windsor Two-Valve heads featuring Erson reground camshafts from SD Wheeler. The heads also boast ModMax performance valvesprings for higher-than-stock capabilities. An Accufab 70mm throttle body and an upper plenum attach to a stock plastic intake once the stock mass air meter reads incoming air via a K&N filter. With 11:1 compression on tap, and with MV Performance's Tim Matherly working the Chipmaster Revolution software, Shane's GT made 260 rear-wheel horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque on MV's Mustang dynamometer. Even though Shane's GT doesn't see street duty anymore, it still has a Performance Automatic 4R70W in the tunnel with a manual valvebody and a 4,900-stall converter for quick launches and hard shifts. Shane's best performance to date is an 11.77 at 113 mph with a 1.56 short time.

5.0 Tech Specs
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAINGauges
Short-BlockAuto Meter Playback tachometer,
{{{Lincoln}}} {{{Mark VIII}}}Auto Meter transmission temp
Displacementand water temp gauges
281 ci 
Cylinder HeadsSUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
Stock Windsor Two-Valve,Front Suspension
ModMax valvespringsK-member
CamshaftsAnthony Jones tubular
Erson regrindsA-arms
Intake ManifoldAnthony Jones tubular
Accufab upper, stock plastic lowerSprings
Throttle BodyAnthony Jones
Accufab 70mmStruts
Mass Air MeterAnthony Jones
StockWheels
Power AdderWeld Racing Pro Star
N/ATires
ExhaustMickey Thompson Front Runners
Kooks stainless long-tubes,Brakes
Bassani X-pipe and mufflersStock
Fuel SystemRear Suspension
Holley 255-lph fuel pump, stockSprings
lines, rails, and injectorsStock
TransmissionShocks
Performance Automatic 4R70WCompetition Engineering three-
with manual valvebody,way adjustable
Performance Automatic 4.900-Traction Devices
stall converter, stock shifterUPR Products upper and lower
Rearendcontrol arms, and antiroll bar
96 Cobra 8.8, 4.30 gears, MoserWheels
spool and 31-spline axlesWeld Racing Pro Star 15x10
 Tires
ELECTRONICSMickey Thompson 26x10-15 ET
ComputerDrag slicks
MV Performance-tunedBrakes
Chipmaster RevolutionStock
IgnitionChassis Stiffening
Stock coil-on plug, Denso IT 16N/A
spark plugs