Jerry Heasley
December 1, 2009

Eventually, the car just seemed too "classy" for the daily grind of rain, sleet, and snow in Pennsylvania. So, in June 2006 he took the car he loved so much off the road. A limited edition, Jim felt, was too special for daily driving. Jim decided to build his '92 Feature Mustang into a "creampuff" for occasional weekend cruising and car showing as a tribute to his Mom. Jim drives and shows his LX with his mother's bandana still tied in the same knot she made, now wrapped around the gearshift handle.

The Details
Jim Curry's '92 Feature Mustang LX 5.0L convertible

Engine
5.0L iron block
4.00-inch bore
3.00-inch stroke
Stock crank, rods, and pistons
AFR 185 aluminum cylinder heads
1.90-inch intake, 1.600-inch exhaust valves
Ford Racing 1.6:1 roller rockers
Ford Racing E-303 camshaft
Ford Racing Cobra intake
Edelbrock polished water pump
March Performance pulleys
PA Performance alternator
Canton polished valve covers
Ford Racing 24-lb/hr injectors
C&L Performance 76mm mass-air meter
MAC 70mm throttle body
MSD Pro Billet distributor

Transmission
Tremec T5 five-speed manual
Pro 5.0 shifter

Rearend
8.8-inch rear
Stock Traction-Lok
3.55 gears
28-spline axles
Trick Flow differential cover

Exhaust
BBK 1 5/8-inch ceramic coated shorty headers
BBK 2 1/2-inch off-road H-pipe
Flowmaster American Thunder 40 Series mufflers

Suspension
Front: Stock lower control arms, BBK lowering springs, KYB struts
Rear: UPR chrome-moly upper and lower control arms (powdercoated), BBK lowering springs, KYB shocks, Kenny Brown subframe connectors

Brakes
Front: Stock disc
Rear: Stock drum

Wheels
Front: Ford Racing five-spoke (powdercoated), 16x7
Rear: Ford Racing five-spoke (powdercoated), 16x7

Tires
Front: Hancook Ventus HR II, P225/50R16
Rear: Hancook Ventus HR II, P225/50R16

Interior
Upholstery restored and modified by Paul's Auto Upholstery, Allentown, PA, including door map pockets deleted, armrest pads replaced with black versions, seats recovered in leather, upper door panel trim changed to black, and door insert above armrest added; billet power window and lock controls; billet A/C controls; Auto Meter gauges; H3R Performance Halon extinguisher; Sony head unit; Infinity door and dash speakers; Pioneer rear speakers

Exterior
All stock body panels, repainted factory Vibrant Red base coat/clear coat by Sule's Auto Collision Center, Slatington, PA; all emblems airbrushed by Alan Johnson of Alan Johnson Graphix; '93 Mustang Cobra taillights; all fasteners, brackets, and more were powdercoated for looks and durability