Mark Houlahan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
July 16, 2006

Day Three

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Todd Baumann and Charles Markman

Teacher's Pet
The instructors for our small-block build school really made learning fun, and were great about answering everyone's questions. Charles Markman (right) turned out to be a long-time reader of Primedia's various Ford magazines, including Mustang & Fords, and like the proud car owner he is, easily shared photos and stories with us of his '71 Mach 1 and his modified late-model Thunderbird daily driver. Todd Baumann (left) another long-time Mott instructor, joined Charles this weekend to lend a hand with the class. Todd owns an FFR Roadster and brought it to the class for us to see (show and tell?).

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How About Modular Motors?
Since Factory Five's new Mk III Roadster was designed to use any V-8 Mustang drivetrain up to '04, the chassis was reconfigured to allow the use of the wider modular engines available in the '96-and-later Mustang, including the Four-Valve Cobra engines. To that end, FFR and Mott have begun a modular engine-specific build school, and when we were there in late February of this year, they had just built their first school car with donor parts from All Mustang Salvage. So if you're thinking of going with this newer engine, there's now a class curriculum specific to those builds.