Brad Bowling
August 1, 2006

Apparently, Mickey isn't the only one to feel this way, because his Red Pearl Pony has taken home 10 first-place trophies from car shows, plus four Best Engine awards, the 2003 Mustang Brand Team honor from Atlanta Dragway and Best of Show from Fun Ford Weekend at Rockingham. Unwilling to settle for success, the fabricator is eager to fire up his welding equipment once again and get busy with some more modifications.

"I haven't done a lot to the Mustang since I got it looking as it does in these pictures," Mickey said; but my next project is going to be building my own four-point rollbar. After that, I have a few more engine mods in mind. Then maybe it'll be time to do something to that suspension..."

Looks like that snowball is still rolling - fast.

Interior / Exterior
Mickey Dixon's 1990 Mustang LX

Harwood fiberglass 3" cowl hood

Autometer gauges: boost pressure, water temperature, voltage, Monster tach, oil and fuel pressure; Custom door panels; Sony Xplod CD player, speakers

Summit ladder bars

Wheels And Tires
Front: 185R15 Kumho, 15" x 3.5" Centerline Telstar wheels; Rear: BFGoodrich 275/50R15 T/A Street radials, 15" x 8" Centerline Telstar rims, (high-polish finish)

Mickey Dixon's 1990 Mustang LXEngine
Ford Iron block 5.0-liter V8

Engine Modifications
Trick Flow aluminum cylinder heads, valves, valve covers, intake manifold, street-grind camshaft; Crane 1.6:1 roller rocker arms; Ford Racing roller lifters, 70mm throttle body, 42-lb injectors; ARP main bolts, head studs; Fel-Pro composite gaskets; Ron Davis Racing high-flow aluminum rad; handbuilt radiator cover; Holley 255-lph fuel pump; Paxton SN 2000 supercharger; MAC long-tube 1-3/4" headers; Flowmaster mufflers; MSD Blaster 2 distributor, 6AL ignition controller; Taylor 8mm wires

Centerforce clutch; Tremec TKO five-speed transmission; Ford Racing aluminum driveshaft, axle shafts with 5-lug conversion

6.90 @ 120 (1/8 mile)