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General Information

Year
1989
Make
Ford
Model
Mustang 5.0 LX Sport
Color
midnight blue
History
Purchased in Pitt Meadows, BC in 2002. High mileage, but very good condition, well cared for and no rust. Drove down to Tucson, AZ that winter and did a complete electronic and drivetrain replacement using a '93 5.0 engine rebuilt a few years earlier with forged internals and Edelbrock Performer 5.0 heads along with a Tremec 3550 trans.

Member Indy2000 nicknamed this car the "Ghetto" because my wiring abilities have previously been extremely substandard, especially compared to his!

Run in this configuration for about 20,000 miles until started playing with a Kenne Bell Blowzilla 2.2L supercharger. Blowing head gaskets with bad tunes and too high compression, finally resorted to building an all new engine using a Dart Iron Eagle block after I gained confidence in tuning properly.

Moved back to Tucson, AZ from Vancouver, BC in 2010 and dropped something in the intake accidentally after replacing leaking intake gaskets. Fried #8 piston ring land and also discovered some kind of manufacturer defect in the Harland Sharp rocker arms.

Larry's Engine & Marine rebuilt the engine this time (instead of yours truly), as I did not want any leaks or problems of any kind. Larry's ported the Edelbrock Victor Jr heads as well. Comp steel roller rockers were used this time, as well as Gaterman link-bar lifters. The original SRP pistons were no longer available in 0.020" over, so a new set at 0.030" over and fully machine work was required. The supercharger was fitted with dual water/meth injection nozzles in the inlet. The ignition was upgraded to EDIS8 at this time as well. This iteration also involved the fabrication of 6061 alum brackets to adapt a Sanden R134a compressor to the Kenne Bell snout bracket.
1989 Ford Mustang 5.0 LX Sport (midnight blue)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Dart Iron Eagle engine block, bored 0.030" over, 306 cid.
SRP forged pistons @ 8.5:1, Crower billet steel rods, Cola forged crank.
Crane 2031 hydroller cam, Crane billet timing chain, Comp Cams steel roller rockers, ported Edelbrock Victor Jr. heads w/2.08/1.60 valves.
TMoss ported GT-40 lower intake, AFM 90mm Powerpipe w/cold air induction, Accufab 90mm throttle body, Flowzilla 90mm inlet to Kenne Bell 2.2L Blowzilla twin screw supercharger, 1/2" phenolic spacer, AEM dual nozzle water/meth injection.
EDIS8 with Accel coil packs. Custom made 36-1 trigger wheel, VR sensor bracket, and A/C mounting brackets. Sanden compressor retrofit and upgrade to R134a.
Ford Racing 2-row aluminum rad, Edelbrock water pump, 180 Tstat, dual Contour fans, computer controlled via EEC-IV.
Custom tuned using Decipha's A9L2 base tune as basis.
Interior
'93 GT seats w/lumbar adjustment.
Too many gauges.
A dashmat.
Exterior
Lowest rise functional cowl induction hood.
17x9 Enkei Kojin wheels.
DDM Tuning 6000K HIDs in stock style (new) housings.
PIAA driving/fog halogen lamps.
Audio
Rockford Fosgate 450.4 main amp.
Rockford Fosgate 1000bd sub amp.
Kicker Solobaric L7 subwoofer at 2 ohms.
Pioneer Premier head unit, Infinity reference internal speakers.
Suspension
FRPP M-3075-A FLCAs.
BBK progressive rate springs.
Cobra 13" dual piston PBR front brakes, Cobra 12" rear brakes, North Racecars rear axle brackets.
BBK panhard bar.
Tokico HP struts and shocks.
T/A Performance 8.8 differential girdle.
Superior Axle & Gear 5835 31-spline axles.
Detroit TrueTrac gear drive limited slip, 31-spline.
BBK LCAs.
Urethane spring mount bushings top & bottom.
Russell stainless steel braided brake lines.
Motive Gear 3.31:1 ring & pinion.
Solid collar in place of crush sleeve on rear.
PA Performance mild steel K-member
UMI lower torque box reinforcements.
Competition Engineering torque box reinforcements.
BBK subframes.
Wheel and Tire
17x9 Enkei Kojin wheels.
255-40R17 rubber all the way around.

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