Eric English
November 1, 2006
Photos By: Steve Turner

Bart Tobener, who now runs his own performance shop, installed the tough-as-nails Keith Craft 340 and Novi 2000, along with a custom fuel system that provides plenty of juice for more than 600 hp. James reports his best performance to date is a 10.92 at 129 on drag radials, and he describes the street-driving characteristics on modest 17-inch street rubber as "adventurous."

Inside are fully street-oriented interior sports leather front seats (sourced from a New Edge 'Stang) and matching rear fold down, a full complement of Auto Meter gauges, a six-point, chrome-moly rollcage by Richie Rosato, RCI harnesses, and what appears to be a full catalog's worth of UPR billet aluminum.

5.0 Tech specs
BlockEngine Management
FRPP R302, 4.085-in boreEEC IV w/SCT chip by
DisplacementChris Johnson
340 ciIgnition
CrankMSD 6A
Scat 3.25-in steelGauges
RodsAuto Meter
Scat H-beam 
JE dishedFront Suspension
Comp Cams, 232/236 degreesUPR tubular
duration at 0.050, 0.566/0.571-in liftControl Arms
Cylinder HeadsUPR tubular
AFR 205 ported by Keith CraftSprings
Racing, 2.08/1.60 valvesHAL coilover
Rocker ArmsStruts
Crane Gold Race rollersTokico Illumina
Intake ManifoldCaster/Camber
Holley SysteMAX IIUPR
Throttle BodyBrakes
Professional Products 75mmSN95 spindles/13-in rotors,
Mass AirBullitt calipers, Hawk pads
Pro-{{{M}}} 80mmWheels
Oil Pan17x8-in Bullitt
Canton 7-qtTires
Power AdderGoodyear Gatorback 245/45-17
Paxton Novi 2000Rear Suspension
Fuel SystemSprings
Dual Bosch pumps, UPR fuel FRPP
rails, Paxton regulator, Bosch Shocks
60-lb injectorsTokico Illumina
ExhaustTraction Devices
Bassani 1 3/4-in short tubes,UPR adjustable upper control
UPR H-pipe, Dynomax mufflersarms, UPR lowers
Tremec TKO, McLeod clutch,SN-95 11.5-in rotors, Bullitt calipers
pressure plate, scattershield,Wheels
Fidanza aluminum flywheel,17x8-in Bullitt
UPR shifterTires
RearendNitto 255/45-17
8.8 w/3.55 gears, Auburn diff, Chassis Stiffening
Moser 31-spline axlesUPR subframe connectors, six-
 point chrome-moly rollbar