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Custom SN-95 Mustang GT - Fanning The Flames
Wrapping Up Camee Edelbrock'S Project Mustang With Upgraded Braking, Handling, And Looks
Horse Sense: It should come as no surprise that Camee's Mustang is red. The company's signature Edel-brock Red hue always catches your eye when you see an Edelbrock project.
Last month we introduced you to Camee Edelbrock's SN-95 GT and the Probe Racing Components 347 stroker that was built for it and dressed in Edelbrock's finest emissions-legal, top-end parts. To complement the GT's new power, Camee had a complete Edelbrock suspension installed. And she enlisted the help of several well-known companies in the Mustang aftermarket-including Baer, Centerforce, Cervini's, and Saleen-to improve the Mustang's handling, looks, and braking to match the newfound power under her right foot.
With the power of Camee's GT brought up to respectable levels, one of her first thoughts was to upgrade the handling of her potent red rocket. To that end, the crew at Edelbrock installed their springs (PN 5235), control arms (PN 5221), strut tower brace (PN 5225), and Performer IAS struts (PN 3381) and shocks (PN 3481). When we asked Camee how she liked the new ride feel, she said, "The handling is tight and responsive now, but not too harsh over rough pavement. The handling is unbelievable through the turns. In fact, I have to watch my speed to avoid tickets!"
With the handling taken care of, Camee's next concern was stopping her GT after twisting through the esses on the way to Edelbrock's corporate offices. Since Baer Racing and Edelbrock have a close working relationship on all their projects-such as Hot Rod Power Tour buildups and Vic Edelbrock Jr.'s own projects-it was a no-brainer that Baer would provide the stopping power. The Mustang was fitted with Baer's 13-inch PBR Track front brakes and 12-inch PBR Touring rears. Camee optioned the zinc-washed, cross-drilled rotors for the killer looks she wanted behind her chrome Cobra R rims that were wrapped with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.
Natch, the last stop was the body shop. The skilled crew at Rods and Rides fitted and installed the new Cervini's Cobra R hood along with the Saleen front and rear fascias and side skirts to the GT's stock body. Then Wes Lakey of Rods and Rides refinished the car with a complete paint job that included custom pearl ghost flames airbrushed by artist Dan Scholz across the hood and front fenders for a one-of-a-kind, yet distinctively Edelbrock look.
When completed, Camee's father, Vic Edelbrock Jr., took the GT for a spin. Having driven all forms of performance vehicles through the years, Vic was impressed with Camee's Mustang, even threatening to "steal" it from her. However, he soon thereafter took delivery of a new Z06 Corvette. The first time he brought it to work, he turned to Camee with a big grin and said, "I'll race ya!"
Camee's future plans call for an Edelbrock nitrous kit with remote arming and some new audio gear (which we're sure Camee's 14-year-old daughter will appreciate most of all). Hopefully Camee's dad won't know the nitrous was installed and she can add a certain Z06 notch to her belt real soon.