5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge Buildup Part 3 - Topped Off
Bigger Boost And A Clutch Swap Round Out Prep Tasks For Our Top Car Shelby
B&D Racing of Van Nuys, California, is well versed in power improving Shelby GT500s, S197 GTs, and all-other late-model Mustangs. The shop's lead technician, Mason "Mase" Rowland, took care of the adding the upgrade pieces on Carlos' ride and the following photos detail these key components.
On The Dyno
We didn't think it was wise to immediately jump on the new clutch. Centerforce recommends putting 250 miles of shifting-intense (street) driving on the Dyad twin-disc before making WOT blasts. The numbers in the chart are results from a previous dyno test (on a Dynojet chassis dyno), in which our Challenge 'Stang still had its stock clutch and driveshaft, but was set up with the same 3.25-inch blower pulley, C-16 fuel, and Lysholm/SCT tune that were in place for the event.