Michael Johnson
Associate Editor, 5.0 Mustangs & Super Fords
July 1, 2008

Jimmy and Rob took the car down to its foundation and added a Cervini's Auto Designs Cobra R hood up front and an Ed Quay sheetmetal wing out back. "Rob laid out the Bright Blue Metallic paint like it was glass," Jimmy says. He couldn't have been happier, but Rob wanted to take the paint a step further, adding Caribbean Night Mist down the center of the hood. "Words couldn't express my satisfaction," Jimmy says. But how would the LX hold up in show competition?

Jimmy got his answer at the '03 World of Wheels show in Baltimore, Maryland. Actually, he got two confirmations to let him know he had done well. The first was when a spectator asked permission to use the same color on his '67 Mustang project. The second confirmation was when the LX received a Best in Class trophy. He followed up the World of Wheels success with back-to-back trophies at the Ford Nationals at Maple Grove.

Jimmy's final goal was to see the LX featured in a national magazine, which has now been achieved. However, he has a new goal-to again find a garage for his car. A divorce has left him in a townhouse and the LX under a cover-which is ironic since Jimmy has since left the police force to become a private investigator. Not only is the LX under cover, so is Jimmy.

To keep comfortable, Jimmy added Corbeau TRS seats with RCI harness. For a pleasurable ear-splitting ride, the LX boasts an Alpine head unit, JBL door speakers, Rockford Fosgate dash speakers, and a pair of MTX 12-inch subwoofers in a custom truck enclosure. Driving all this sound is an Earthquake amplifier/ of course, new ACC carpet from Latemodel Restoration, new billet trim form UPR Products. And new paint on all interior plastic pieces helps Jimmy's LX stay ahead of the competition.


Tech Specs

Engine And Drivetrain

Block
Stock 5.0
Displacement
302ci
Rotating Assembly
Stock 5.0
Camshaft
FRPP E303, Pete Jackson geardrive
Heads
Stock E7TEs
Intake
Performance Products polished
Throttle Body
Accufab 70mm
Mass Air
Stock, Dugan Racing ram air
Power Adder
Nada
Fuel System
Stock, adjustable fuel pressure regulator
Exhaust
MAC short-tube headers and H-pipe, Flowmaster twochamber mufflers w/dumps
Transmission
Stock T5, FRPP King Cobra clutch, Hurst shifter
Rearend
Stock 8.8, FRPP 3.55 gears


Electronics

Engine Management
Stock
Ignition
Stock, ACCEL coil, Taylor Performance 409 spark plug wires, Denso Iridium spark plugs
Gauges
Stock, 140-mph speedometer, Auto Meter tach with external shift light, Sun Pro vacuum gauge on A-pillar


Suspension And Chassis

Front Suspension
K-Member
Stock
Control Arms
Stock
Struts
Monroe GTP
Springs
Saleen progressive rate
Caster/Camber
Stock
Brakes
Stock
Wheels
Weld Racing Draglite15x31/2-in
Tires
Kumho 165R15Rear Suspension
Shocks
Monroe GTP
Springs
Saleen progressive rate
Control Arms
Stock
Brakes
Stock drums
Wheels
Weld Racing Draglite 15x7-in
Tires
BFGoodrich Radial T/A 255/60
Chassis Stiffening
Maximum Motorsports weld-in subframe connectors