5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
1989 Fox Coupe - End Game
One of the most dominant cars in NMRA history retires at the top of its game
Finally, if you're able to track down even half of all that stuff, to complete this piece of NMRA history, you will have to enlist someone to replace the black primer with Atomic Orange. By that time, we're sure there will be robots capable of sanding, prepping, and spraying a car, so maybe that will be easy.
Plus, not only do you have this feature to reference for sticker placement, design, and color, you have countless NMRA race features--oh wait, we cut our race coverage at Real Street during Tommy's Factory Stock reign--our bad. Anyway, to replicate said stickers, you'll need to call Hall Signs in Glen Burnie, Maryland, which made the originals.
If you've exhausted every resource and are still coming up empty, maybe one of the following people are still around. Look on Facebook 3D for Michael Washington, Justin Burcham, Rich Groh, Eric Holliday, Ryan Hecox, Bruce Hemminger, Gary Windsor, Donnie "Burndown" Burton, Shannon Murphy, and Tommy's best friend, Ryan Miller. Of course, Tommy thanked his wife, Chrissy, and children, Baeleigh and Gavin, most of all for making his championship run possible.
Since Tommy is 34 as of this writing, he may still be around by the time the car makes its grand debut after its restoration. Maybe he'll autograph the dash for you. If you're lucky, he'll jump behind the wheel and give you a 10-second history lesson..
Horse Sense: Tommy should be at the wheel of an X275 car by the time you read this. Once that program is up and running, he'll decide what to do with this car. However, he also says the proposed Coyote-engine class looks interesting...
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5.0 Tech Specs
'89 Mustang LX
Engine And DrivetrainBlock RGR-prepped Dart Iron w/4.060-in bore Crankshaft Stock, RGR-prepped Rods Steel I-beam Pistons Ross, RGR-spec flat-top Camshaft RGR custom hydraulic-roller Cylinder Heads RGR-prepped factory stock-spec GT-40 w/Harland Sharp roller rockers and Manley valvesprings Intake Manifold '93 Cobra, unported Throttle Body Holley 70mm Mass Air Pro-M 80mm w/JLT Performance cold air Fuel System Walbro 255-lph w/stock lines and rails, 30-lb/hr injectors, and Kirban fuel pressure regulator Exhaust 1-5/8-in Kooks long-tube headers w/Insane Racing Fabrication custom 2-in X-shape crossover pipe, Bassani mufflers and tailpipes Transmission g-Force T5 w/SPEC clutch and Pro-5.0 shifter Rearend 8.8-in w/4.30 gears and Moser Engineering axles
ElectronicsEngine Management A9L computer w/DiabloSport chip Ignition MSD, Brisk spark plugs
Chassis and SuspensionFront Suspension K-member Stock Struts QA1 single-adjustable Springs Moroso Caster/Camber UPR Products Brakes OEM five-lug conversion Wheels Bogart 15x3-in Welded RT Tires Kuhmo 165/R80-15
Rear Suspension Shocks QA1 double-adjustable Springs Moroso w/airbag Control Arms HPM w/solid bushings Brakes Stock drum Wheels Bogart 15x10-in Welded RT Tires BFG drag radial 275/50-15 Chassis Stiffening Insane Racing Fabrication eight-point cage and subframe connectors