Huw Evans
September 1, 2008

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The Details
Mike Morella's '83 Mustang GT

Engine

  • {{{Ford}}} 306ci V-8
  • TRW I-beam rods
  • Diamond 9.5:1 alloy pistons
  • Comp Cams hydraulic roller camshaft
  • Comp Cams 1.6:1 roller rockers
  • Ford E7 cast-iron cylinder heads ported
  • by Ronnie Wilson at Mustang Specialities
  • Edelbrock Air Gap Performer aluminum intake
  • Barry Grant Demon 750-cfm carburetor
  • K&N Air Stream filter assembly
  • MSD 6AL ignition control box
  • MSD blaster coil
  • Steeda 8mm plug wires

Transmission

  • Tremec T3550 five-speed manual
  • Steeda Tri-Ax shifter

RearEnd

  • Ford 7.5-inch rear
  • Auburn limited-slip differential
  • 2.73 gears

Exhaust

  • Hooker 1 5/8-in full-length headers
  • Dynomax 2 1/2-in Super Turbo exhaust

Suspension

  • Front: Ford Racing lower control arms; Steeda X2 ball joint and bumpsteer kit, tubular sway bar with polyurethane endlink bushings, Tokico Illumina five-way adjustable struts
  • Rear: Steeda aluminum lower control arms; Steeda heavy-duty upper control arms; Adjustable rear sway bar, Tokico Illumina five-way adjustable shocks

Brakes

  • Front: Ford Racing Cobra calipers, 13-inch vented rotors
  • Rear: Single-piston SN95 Mustang calipers, 10.25-inch solid rotors

Wheels

  • Front: '96 Ford Mustang Cobra, 17x8-inch
  • Rear: '96 Ford Mustang Cobra, 17x8-inch

Tires

  • Front: Riken, P245/45ZR17
  • Rear: Riken, P245/45ZR17

Interior

  • Modified factory instrument cluster, Auto Meter speedometer, tachometer, volt gauge, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temp gauge. All gauges feature black faces with orange needles to match factory look. Pioneer Head unit, Punch Amplifier, Infinity 6x9-inch rear speakers with Bazooka tube

Exterior

  • Factory Oxford White single-stage paint, factory black hood center section and Mustang GT graphics, Steeda oval emblems, factory Mustang and 5.0 emblems