Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
January 1, 2008
Photos By: E. John Thawley III

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KJ wasn't kidding when he said this car was built primarily on Sundays so it wouldn't interfere with his day-to-day magazine duties or Saturday honey-dos. Of course, he didn't do it all alone. Many of those days, his co-conspirator was Saul "The Surgeon" Gutierrez. Sure, Saul got some fame for Extreme Automotive (818) 883-8184, but we have to think he had serious love for this project to get him over to the shop on Sundays-while his wife was at home pregnant-especially when Grandpa Jones gets moving at 3 a.m. Though she didn't spin any wrenches, KJ's wife Crystal supported the whole project by putting up with his antics.

TECH SPECS

ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN
Block
FRPP R302
Displacement
347ci
Crankshaft
Scat forged-steel 9000 series
Rods
4.4-in Scat 4340 H-beam
Pistons
SRP forged aluminum
Cylinder Heads
AFR 205
Camshaft
Comp Cams hydraulic w/Comp Pro Magnum hydraulic-roller lifters, beehive springs, magnum 1.6:1 roller rockers
Intake Manifold
Holley SysteMAX II
Throttle Body
Holley 75mm
Fuel System
Rick's Hot Rod Shop AlumaStealth fuel tank; Aeromotive A1000, fuel rails, fuel-pressure regulator; RC Engineering 650cc
Exhaust
JBA 131/44-inch stainless headers, X-shape crossover, high-flow catalytic converters, stainless mufflers and turndowns
Transmission
Performance Automatic Super Comp AODE w/Precision Industries 3,500-stall converter, B&M Hammer shifter, BMR Fabrication driveshaft
Rearend
Chris Alston Chassisworks Fab9 w/Detroit Locker differential, Strange 4.30 and 35-spline axles

ELECTRONICS
Engine Management
FAST XFI
Ignition
MSD Digital 7 Programmable w/HVC Pro Power II coil and NGK BKR 6E
Gauges
Auto Meter Sport Comp II in Florida 5.0 cluster

SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
FRONT SUSPENSION
K-member
Racecraft
Control Arms
Racecraft
Struts
KW Inox Variant 3 coilovers
Springs
KW 170 lb/in
Brakes
10.75-in Wilwood Dynalite Pro Series w/Racecraft manual brake kit
Wheels
Street: 17x9-in AmercanMuscle.com GT 500-style
Strip: 17x4.5-in Weld Racing Alumastar
Tires
Street: 235/45ZR-17 Nitto NT 555
Strip: 26x7.5-in Hoosier

REAR SUSPENSION
Traction Devices
Chris Alston's Chassisworks antiroll bar
Shocks
VariShock Quick-Set 1 double-adjustable
Springs
VariCoil 150 lb/in coilover springs
Control Arms
Chris Alston's Chassiworks upper and lower
Brakes
12.19-in Wilwood Dynalite Pro Series
Wheels
Street: 17x9-in AmericanMuscle.com GT 500-style
Strip: 17x9.25-in Weld Racing Alumastar
Tires
Street: 275/40ZR-17 Nitto Drag Radials
Strip: 275/40-17 Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials
Chassis Stiffening
Chris Alston Chassisworks 10-point T-top-specific rollcage and Maximum Motorsports full-length subframe connectors