Modified Mustangs & Fords
1987 Ford Mustang GT - Finished Yet?
Get the inside scooop on this 1987 Mustang GT
Now, you'll probably have noted that we're getting into quite the list of mods by this stage and more will followed - Maximum Motorsports lower control arms, DVD foldaway LCD in dash screen, along with Maximum's own K-member and strut tower brace. "When I'd originally ordered my engine, I knew that my ultimate goal would be put on a blower. I'd added a 255 lph fuel pump when the 306 went in back in 2003 and now, three and a half years later I finally had the time and wherewithal to install my supercharger." In somewhat resourceful fashion, Kendall secured his Vortech kit via a fellow Mustang nut on Stangnet. After receiving it, Kendall made sure that not only did he have every piece of the jigsaw puzzle together, but that the blower housing be polished to the same standard as the rest of the engine bay.
"Over the winter, I upgraded the rest of the fuel system - injectors, lines and installed the blower. As soon as the weather started clearing up in April, I put the car on a trailer and took it down to Da Silva Racing to have it tuned. Diago Lopes and Joe did a great job and I was rewarded with 425 horsepower and 439 ft-lbs of torque to the tires." However as quite a few of us know, supercharged engines like to generate heat and with Fox Mustangs often running hot (even stock ones), the cooling system naturally needed some love with the additional boost. Not long after that, Scott got together with our resident photographer Joe Magro to have these pictures taken. "The car runs great now, said Kendall, I think it's fair to say I'm finally done with it."
But then, we made a comment about his wife Jody's 2005 Mustang GT. "Well my wife, along with my parents, have been very supportive of me all these years with the '87, so let's just leave it at that." After all, if we spent the amount of time he has in building a car like this, we'd be pretty satisfied to say the least, especially if, like Kendall, we weren't afraid of driving it.
Interior / Exterior
Scott Kendall's 1987 Mustang GT
Custom subframe connectors, Maximum Motorsports K-member brace, modified strut tower brace
Cervini's Ram Air fiberglass hood, Saleen style rear deck wing, Cobra rear bumper cover; Mustang Cobra front grille assembly, clear marker lights; Mustang LX tailights, repainted Toyota Royal Sapphire Pearl base/clear by Gary Malnamara, ghost flames added by Matt Matter
Stock seats reupholstered with custom leather by Greg Gisbourne, 1985-86 Mustang headrests, Ford Racing four-spoke steering wheel, 2-5/8" boost gauge, 2 1/16" oil, temperature and voltmeter gauges, 5" tachometer; 2-1/16" AED air/fuel gauge; Steeda Tri-Ax shifter, white faced instrument cluster, Pioneer DVD head unit, Polk Audio 5.25 component, JL Audio 10" subs, JL Audio and Sony Xplod Amps, custom made rear hatch cover
Tokico adjustable front struts and rear shocks, BBK lowering springs, Maximum Motorsports lower control arms, polyurethane suspension bushings, 1994 Mustang front spindles, Brembo 13" front brakes with polished Mach 1 front calipers, Brembo 11.65" rear brakes with polished calipers, North Race Car brackets, stainless brake lines; 1993 Mustang Cobra master cylinder and power brake booster; SSBC proportioning valve
Wheels And Tires
Saleen 18 x 9" chrome five spoke wheels with Ford Racing center caps, Nitto NT555 255/35-18 front tires, 265/35-18 rear tires