Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
1984 Ford Mustang LX - A Powerful Piece Of Art
Kevin Tilney's '84 Coupe Is A High-Speed Canvas.
To get this kind of power to the ground, a 9-inch Coan torque converter transfers power to a TH400 automatic transmission, while a B&M shifter controls gear selection. The TH400 spins the custom airbrushed driveshaft, which sets the 4.30 gears and Moser spool into motion. Thirty-three-spline Moser axles turn the Mickey Thompson wheels to help provide maximum acceleration on the street and strip.
Weight transfer comes from Strange coil-over struts with QA1 springs, and D&D K-member cradles the big-block. Tubular lower control arms keep the wheels pointed in the right direction, and the power steering has been removed in favor of a Flaming River manual setup. Out back, UPR upper and lower control arms keep the rear end straight under hard acceleration. Strange shocks and stock rear springs keep the Mickey Thompson ET Drags firmly planted.
"We haven't been able to make a clean pass on the nitrous," explains Diamond Hugo, owner of Diamond Fabrication. "We should have no problem going well into the 8s with a small shot."
When all is said and done, Kevin's coupe is much more than a showstopper. With a best run of 9.17 seconds at over 149 mph, this Fox is a moving work of art.