Michael Johnson
Associate Editor, 5.0 Mustangs & Super Fords
July 1, 2009

CJ had upgrades planned for both cars, but the major economic downturn has really put a damper on custom home builds, CJ's profession. As such, CJ is sticking with what he's got for the moment. Even so, we'd enjoy coming in for the real thing from these two Foxes any day of the week.

5.0 Tech Specs

1991 Mustang GT

  • Engine and Drivetrain
  • Block Sportsman 5.0
  • Displacement 347 ci
  • Rotating Assembly Eagle crankshaft and H-beam connecting rods, JE pistons
  • Camshaft Comp Cams custom
  • Cylinder Heads Edelbrock Victor Jr., Automotive Engine Specialties-ported, Harland Sharp 1.7 ratio roller rockers, Cometic gaskets
  • Intake Manifold Trick Flow R series, ported
  • Throttle Body BBK 75mm
  • Mass Air Pro-M 80mm
  • Power Adder NOS solenoids, NX Shark nozzle, 125hp shot
  • Fuel System 255-lph fuel pump, stock lines and rails, 30-lb/hr injectors, Aeromotive regulator
  • Exhaust Custom headers and 3½-inch cross-pipe exhaust system, Flowmaster 40-series mufflers with Pro Dumps
  • Transmission Astro Performance A-5 transmission, SPEC Stage II clutch and flywheel, Pro-5.0 shifter, QuickTime SFI scattershield
  • Rearend 8.8, Strange Engineering 33-spline axles and differential, 4.10 gears, TA girdle

Electronics

  • Engine Management Stock computer, SCT tune by Bob Kurgan
  • Ignition MSD 6AL w/Blaster coil and Pro Billet distributor, Autolite spark plugs
  • Gauges Stock, Auto Meter Phantom air/fuel, oil pressure, nitrous pressure, fuel pressure, water temperature

Chassis and Suspension

  • Front Suspension K-member Ground Pounder tubular
  • Springs Coilover QA1
  • Struts QA1
  • Caster/Camber Hotchkis
  • Brakes Wilwood, vented and slotted rotors
  • Wheels Weld Racing Magnum 15x3½-inch
  • Tires Mickey Thompson Sportsman front 26x7x15LT

Rear Suspension

  • Springs QA1
  • Shocks Competition Engineering single-adjustable
  • Control Arms Competition Engineering chrome-moly upper and lower control arms, antiroll bar
  • Brakes Wilwood, vented and slotted rotors
  • Wheels Weld Racing Magnum 15x9-inch
  • Tires Nitto 555R Extreme Drag radial 275/60
  • Chassis Stiffening Mike Miller Performance subframe connectors and torque box reinforcements

1993 CobraEngine and Drivetrain

  • Block Dart 351-based
  • Displacement 363 ci
  • Rotating Assembly Ford Racing Performance Parts crankshaft, Eagle H-beam connecting rods, JE gas-ported pistons, Childs & Albert Z-Gap piston rings
  • Camshaft Comp Cams custom grind
  • Cylinder Heads Trick Flow High-Port, Indy Cylinder Heads-ported, Harland Sharp roller rockers, Manley Performance valve
  • Intake Manifold Edelbrock Super Victor 8.7
  • Carburetor Barry Grant Demon 850cfm, custom alky setup
  • Power Adder NOS Pro Shot Fogger nitrous system
  • Fuel System Barry Grant 400-lph fuel pump for the alky, Aeromotive regulators, Barry Grant 280-lph for the nitrous system, Aeroquip fuel lines
  • Exhaust Kooks long-tube headers
  • Transmission DRC Transmissions Powerglide, Coan torque converter, Hurst Quarter-Stick shifter
  • Rearend Strange Engineering Fab9 housing with 35-spline axles, Pro carrier, and 4.56 gear

Electronics

  • Engine Management FAST Wideband, Computech EGT Plus
  • Ignition MSD 7531 with Pro Billet distributor and coil, Taylor 409 spark plug wires, Autolite AR3932 spark plugs
  • Gauges Auto Meter

Chassis and Suspension

  • Front Suspension K-member Custom tubular chrome-moly K-member
  • Springs QA1
  • Struts QA1
  • Caster/Camber QA1
  • Brakes Aerospace Components
  • Wheels Bogart
  • Tires Hoosier

Rear Suspension

  • Springs QA1
  • Shocks QA1
  • Traction Device Jerry Bickel Race Cars four-link
  • Brakes
  • Aerospace Components
  • Wheels Weld Racing Alumastar
  • Tires Hoosier 14x31x15-in drag slick
  • Chassis Stiffening Duncan Race Cars 25.5 chrome-moly 'cage with Funny Car hoop