Steve Baur
Former Editor, Modified Mustangs & Fords
February 21, 2012

The Details


Matt Lazich's '69 Mustang SportsRoof

Engine

  • 520ci Boss 9 built by Jon Kaase Racing
  • CNC Aluminum block and heads
  • 4.390-inch bore
  • 4.300-inch stroke
  • Scat forged Steel crank
  • Scat H-beam forged steel
  • 9.8:1 compression ratio
  • Diamond forged aluminum pistons
  • Comp Cams hydraulic roller 246/254-degree duration at 0.050, 0.607/0.607-inch lift on a 110 LSA, Comp retro-fit roller lifters
  • Kaase single-plane Boss 9 intake manifold modified for fuel injection by Wilson Manifolds
  • Kaase Boss 9 aluminum cylinder heads, 2.300-inch intake, 1.900-inch exhaust valves, WW Engineering rocker arms
  • Electromotive Engine Management tuned by Tom Nelson of Nelson Racing Engines
  • Custom external oiling system by Aviaid
  • Fabricated remote oil filter mount
  • Modified air cleaner with functional cowl induction cold air system
  • 805 hp

Exhaust

  • Custom stainless steel headers and exhaust system by Resurrection by Mike
  • Spin Tech 3-inch stainless mufflers

Transmission

  • Modern Driveline-prepared Tremec TKO 600 five-speed manual
  • Quick Time billet steel bellhousing, Kevlar clutch, custom aluminum driveshaft by Coast Driveline and Gear

Chassis

  • Transmission crossmember fabricated to resemble the V-shaped crossbrace of the Maier rear suspension
  • JME subframe connectors modified to blend in with the rear frame modifications then fully welded to floorpans
  • Fabricated and integrated tie-down strap hooks into front suspension cradle and rear axle housing

Rearend

  • Speedway Engineering prepared Ford 9-inch Grand National rear axle housing with full floater hubs and axles

Suspension

  • Front: JME Enterprises all aluminum cradle with F1-style, pushrod activated, in-board cantilever, coilover configuration, JME Enterprises all aluminum upper and lower A-arms and spindles, Flaming River adjustable electric power rack and pinion steering, JRI coilover shocks, Hyperco coil springs custom powdercoated to match interior color
  • Rear: Maier F1-style, pushrod activated, in-board cantilever, coilover configuration, Maier torque arm with inverted Watt's link system modified by Pure Vision, JRI coilover shocks, Hyperco coil springs custom powdercoated to match interior color

Wheels

  • Front: Evod Industries custom billet, 18x9.5
  • Rear: Evod Industries custom billet, 19x12

Tires

  • Front: Michelin Pilot Sport II, P275/35ZR18
  • Rear: Michelin Pilot Sport II, P345/30ZR19

Brakes

  • Front: Baer disc, custom powdercoated 6S six-piston calipers, 14-inch rotors
  • Rear: Baer disc, custom powdercoated 6S six-piston calipers, 14-inch rotors

Interior

  • Interior-Eric Thorsen Custom Upholstery; Redline Gauge Works instruments; Wilwood pedals; Momo steering wheel; Crow seatbelts; Fox Mustang map light; Soft LED courtesy lights in sail panels, roof rail, and underdash; Corbeau GTII seats; switch panel and cell phone storage area with 12V power port; midyear Corvette pull-style door levers; custom door panels; fabricated aluminum door pull straps wrapped in leather; stock-appearing billet aluminum window cranks by White Rhino; integrated rollcage; widened interior side panels; Shelby-style rear seat delete

Exterior

  • Delta Tech headlights, custom heat extractor carbon-fiber hood, carbon-fiber front fenders, widened rear quarters, functional rear quarter-panel scoops/brake ducts, custom carbon-fiber rear spoiler, '68 Mustang taillights, vented rear filler panel, custom Anvil Auto gas cap, functional front brake ducts, frenched turn signal lamps, custom push-button hoodpins, carbon-fiber rear bumper, quarter-panel extensions and front spoiler