Don Roy
April 1, 2009

Having successfully completed a project of this magnitude, it seemed appropriate to ask Scott for his advice to others that are contemplating a large job. What he told us was, "Have a plan and stick to it. I had two other plans before settling on my current one and that ended up costing a lot in the long run." His own advice seems about to be tested, as Scott is moving on from the Mach 1 to his wife's '88 LX 5.0L Mustang. We can only wonder whether she's as power hungry as her husband.

The Details
Scott McClure's '03 Mustang Mach I

Engine

  • 4.6L DOHC V-8
  • Teksid aluminum block
  • Manley H-beam forged steel connecting rods
  • Diamond forged aluminum pistons
  • Total Seal piston rings
  • OEM Mustang Cobra forged steel (eight-bolt) crankshaft
  • OE aluminum cylinder heads
  • Ford GT camshafts
  • Livernois Motorsports valve springs
  • Siemens-Deka 60 lb/hr fuel injectors
  • SCT 2400 MAF sensor
  • Accufab Big Oval throttle body
  • JLT 12-inch air filter
  • Engine built by Modular Performance of Novi, MI
  • Whipple polished 2.3L supercharger
  • All front end accessories from '03 SVT Cobra engine
  • OEM Cobra fuel tank and dual fuel pumps

Transmission

  • Tremec T-56 six-speed manual
  • Steeda Tri-Ax short-throw shifter

Rearend

  • 8.8-inch
  • FRPP Traction-Lok
  • 3.73 gears

Exhaust

  • Kooks long-tube headers (1¾-inch primaries, 3-inch collectors)
  • Bassani 2½-inch stainless steel mufflers

Suspension

  • Front: PSR K-member and control arms, Tokico adjustable struts, coilover springs, Maximum Motorsports' caster/camber plates
  • Rear: Steeda adjustable upper and lower control arms, Tokico shock absorbers, Vogtland springs

Brakes

  • Front: Rotorpros 13-inch slotted/cross-drilled rotors, two-piston Bullitt calipers
  • Rear: Rotorpros 10 1/2-inch slotted/cross-drilled rotors, single piston Bullitt calipers

Wheels

  • Front: AFS Black Chrome Mach 1, 17x9
  • Rear: AFS Black Chrome Mach 1, 17x10½

Tires

  • Front: BFGoodrich g-Force KDW, P275/40ZR17
  • Rear: BFGoodrich Drag Radial, P315/35R17

Interior

  • UPR billet accent pieces, Auto Meter gauges (tachometer, boost, volts, water temperature, and oil pressure)

Exterior

  • Original Torch Red base/clear paint, original shaker hoodscoop mounted directly to hood maintaining factory appearance