Michael Johnson Associate Editor
February 11, 2010
Photos By: Tracy Stocker

"I built a 10.5 car because it is such an exciting class to race and watch," Jason says. He passes on this bit of advice for anyone reading this and hoping to follow in his tire tracks. "Stick with the plan," Jason says. He's seen too many guys sell cars mid-build because they run out of money or patience. "Build what you can afford and enjoy it," Jason adds. If you follow Jason's advice, you too can spray down the house.

1990 LX
5.0 Tech Specs
Engine and Drivetrain
Block Dart 8.2 deck
Displacement 384 ci
Crankshaft Eagle 4340 steel
Rods Eagle H-beam
Pistons Wiseco forged
Compression Ratio 14:1
Camshaft Cam Motion solid-roller w/Crower lifters
Heads On the Bumper Performance-ported 2.08/1.60 Trick Flow R-series w/Harland Sharp 1.7 ratio shaft-mount rockers
Intake Edelbrock Super Victor
Carburetor Holley 850 cfm, Dale Cubic-modified
Power Adder WOT-activated 300hp Nitrous Express plate nitrous system w/twin 10-pound bottles
Fuel System Barry Grant BG 400 fuel pump, C.E.N. Fab Race Cars fuel cell, Aeroquip lines
Exhaust Kooks 17/8-in. long-tube headers and mufflers
Transmission Neal Racing Transmissions PowerGlide w/Neal Chance converter, B&M shifter
Rearend 8.8 w/Moser spool and 35-spline axles, 4.30 gears, 9-in. ends, Summit Racing differential cover

Ignition MSD 7AL3, crank trigger system, Taylor spark plug wires, Autolite spark plugs
Gauges Auto Meter

Chassis and Suspension
Front Suspension
K-member D&D Motorsports tubular
Control arms D&D Motorsports tubular
Springs D&D Motorsports coil-over
Struts Lakewood 90/10
Caster/Camber UPR Products
Brakes Wilwood four-piston
Wheels Weld Racing Draglite
Tires Mickey Thompson 25x4 1/2-in. Front Runner
Rear Suspension
Springs Custom
Shocks QA1
Control arms C.E.N. Fab Race Cars double adjustable upper and lower
Brakes Wilwood four-piston
Wheels Weld Racing Draglite
Tires M/T ET Drag slicks 28x10 1/2-in.
Chassis Stiffening C.E.N. Fab Race Cars 25.5C cage