Drew Phillips
June 1, 2009

As with any project car, especially one that pushes the limits of what's been done before, Mark's Mustang wasn't without problems. Ask him if it was worth the time and frustrations, though, and he'll tell you that it was most definitely worth it. "During the build, there were many times I wanted to quit, but now that it's all finished, the car is a masterpiece and I am very pleased with it," he says. "I would like to give special thanks to Steve Carpenter and the entire GAS (Galpin Auto Sports) team for sharing my commitment to build this car. I would also like to thank Tony at Larry's Transmissions for all the development and time put into this car, and last, but certainly not least, Greg at RET (Racer's Edge Tuning) for his tuning efforts on the car."

The Details
Mark Kauffman's '05 Roush Stage 1 Mustang


  • Ford Racing cast iron 5.0L block bored to 330ci
  • Custom Diamond forged aluminum pistons
  • Kellogg forged steel crankshaft
  • Manley H-beam forged steel connecting rods
  • Custom motor mounts
  • Custom Whipple 3.4L HO supercharger
  • Custom 8-rib serpentine belt system
  • Custom intercooler reservoir
  • Moroso Eliminator 7qt oil pan
  • AFCO dual-pass heat exchanger
  • Fluidyne radiator
  • Whipple Racing intercooler pump
  • Meziere electric water pump
  • 72 lb/hr fuel injectors
  • Custom pulley tensioner
  • Custom Magnaflow return fuel system with trunk mount polished fuel cell, -8 lines throughout, and hi-flow race pump
  • Boost-a-Spark
  • Livernois custom cylinder heads with 1mm oversize inconel intake and exhaust valves, bronze guides, titanium springs and retainers
  • Comp Cams XFI SPR camshafts
  • Custom Metco fuel rails
  • SCT Xcal 3 with street and race tunes
  • Custom mass air meter
  • Custom intake tube, intake manifold, and lower manifold
  • Custom wet shot Nytrex Nitrous system
  • AFCO dual pass heat exchanger


  • Custom Art Carr 4R70 full manual transmission with transbrake
  • B&M ratchet shifter and dipstick kit
  • Custom deep transmission pan
  • Canton windage tray
  • Custom one-piece steel driveshaft
  • Dual B&M trans coolers
  • Ultimate Converter Concepts Ultimate 10-inch converter


  • Detroit Locker
  • Moser 32-spline gun drilled SFI axles
  • LPW low profile girdle


  • JBA ceramic coated long-tube headers
  • Custom mandrel-bent 3-in exhaust with resonators
  • Basaani GT500 3-in off-road mufflers, and dump tubes


  • Front: QA1 coilovers, BMR radiator support/sway bar delete, BMR Tubular A-arms, BMR Tubular K-Member
  • Rear: GT500 springs & QA1 Shocks, Metco upper and lower control arms with spherical bushings and custom upper support race mount, BMR Extreme antiroll bar, Steeda adjustable Panhard bar
  • Steeda Subframe connectors


  • Front: Drilled and slotted Rotorpro rotors, Hawk brake pads, Steel braided lines, stock two-piston calipers
  • Rear: stock rotors, stock single-piston calipers


  • Steet: Polished Bullitt, 18x10
  • Race: Bogart Welded RT's, 15x10


  • Street: Nitto NT555 P295/35R18 front, Nitto NT555R P305/45R18 rear
  • Race: Goodyear Dragway Specials 29x12.5-15 rear, MT ET Sportsman radials 28x6.5-15 front


  • Cageworks full rollcage, NHRA 8.60 certified, custom sheetmetal rear seat delete, Sparco race seats with 5-point harnesses, Momo steering wheel, custom blue carbon-fiber dash signed by Jack Roush, battery relocation to trunk, Auto Meter gauges, Auto Meter electronic shift light, MSD tach adapter, Roush white face gauges, Roush pedals, custom shift boot, Steeda billet radio knobs, Ford Racing acc. Plug, chrome-plated nitrous bottles with custom bracket


  • Factory Sonic Blue basecoat/clearcoat, Cervini's ram air hood, Agent 47 mirrors, Agent 47 quarter window NACA ducts, painted stripes, custom airbrushed badges and engine bay, Roush front fascia, Roush rear fascia, Roush side skirts, Roush high-flow grille, clear covers with stealth bulbs, sequential turn signals, Steeda hood struts, shorty antenna

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