Michael Johnson
Associate Editor, 5.0 Mustangs & Super Fords
April 19, 2007

Of course, Joe's Mach would look silly with factory springs, so he added Steeda Autosports' progressive-rate springs up front and specific-rate springs out back. Taking a few parts from other Mustang models, Joe added '00 Cobra R Brembo brakes up front, '03 Cobra rocker panels, and '01 Bullitt sidescoops.

As part of the Mach 1 package, the interior is Mach-specific, which means it's special and unique in its own right. As such, Joe left well enough alone with only a Raptor shift light sticking up from the gauge cluster and a Steeda Autosports shifter coming up through the tunnel.

As performance parts specialist at Parkway Ford in Adairsville, Georgia, Joe is always on the cutting edge of modular performance. The engine currently wears Boss 330 Racing-prepped heads from Al Papitto, but FR500 heads and cams await installation. An FR500 intake already sits atop the Four-Valve, and a ported throttle body with a K&N AirCharger kit handles air intake duties. Bassani mid-length headers and X-shape exhaust crossover and a MagnaFlow MagnaPack after-cat with Mustang Racing Technology-rolled tips provide the exhaustive route. While fully operational, Joe's Mach put down 363 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque at MV Performance under the DiabloSport Revolution tuning prowess of Tim Matherly.

ENGINE AND DRIVETRAINIgnition
BlockStock Mach 1
'03 Mach 1Gauges
DisplacementStock
281ci 
Rotating AssemblySUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
Stock '03 Mach 1Front Suspension
CamsK-member
Stock '03 Mach 1Stock
HeadsControl arms
Boss 330 Racing-prepped Stock
'03 Mach 1 Springs
IntakeSteeda Autosports
FRPP FR500progressive-rate
Throttle BodyStruts
Ported stockTokico Illumina five-way
Mass Airadjustable
StockCaster/Camber
Power AdderSteeda Autosports, offset
Joe's right footA-arm bushings and bumpsteer kit
Fuel SystemBrakes
Stock'00 Cobra R Brembo
ExhaustWheels
Bassani mid-length headersCCW 18x9
and off-road X-shapeTires
crossover pipe, MagnaFlowBFGoodrich g-Force T/A KD 265/40
MagnaPack after-cat exhaust,Rear Suspension
Mustang Racing TechnologiesSprings
3 1/2-in rolled exhaust tipsSteeda Autosports
Transmissionspecific-rate
Stock T3650, Spec/FidanzaShocks
SFI-approved aluminum flywheel,Tokico Illumina five-way
Spec clutch, Steeda Tri-Axadjustable
shifter and firewall adjusterControl arms
DriveshaftSteeda Autosports lower
FRPP aluminumcontrol arms
RearendTraction Devices
8.8, FRPP 4.30 gears, 31-splineSteeda Autosports five-link
Traction-Lok, aluminum axle Brakes
girdle, Moser 31-spline axles,Stock Mach 1
Royal Purple fluidWheels
 CCW 18x10.5
ELECTRONICSTires
Engine ManagementBFGoodrich g-Force T/A KD 295/35
Stock computer, DiabloSportChassis Stiffening
Revolution chip tuned by MVStock
Performance