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Having a nostalgic moment... missing my car so I found some old video and posted it on YouTube.

My car was actually 'Corral cover car' in 1997 -

A trip down memory lane: This is video from 1998 from two dyno sessions with my 1989 Mustang 5.0 LX. Back in the late 90's having a daily driver Mustang with 500+RWHP was FAR from common, after all they had about 200RWHP stock. It was fun I must say - the good old days!! I bought it in 1989 while in high school, supercharged it in 1993 and sold it in January of 2009. Fully loaded it weighed 3350lbs with me in the car so it moved pretty well!

Video starts with a walk around of the car, some dyno runs, driving home from track, and ends with some interior and exterior photos of the car.
If you are not interested in my Mustang, you might want to at least watch the Ferrari F40 that showed up in the middle of my dyno session! In 1998 the F40 had only been out of production for about 6yrs. As of this writing this video was filmed 15yrs ago but from what I can remember the F40 was stock and owned by John Carmack - creator of of Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake etc. I recall at the time he also owned a twin turbo charged Ferrari F50 (I have video of that too somewhere) and a turbo charged 1000hp Ferrari Testarossa - neither of which came with turbos from the factory. He and I grew up in the same home town and I would see him driving his cars around all the time. At this dyno session they were simply adding a few PSI of boost to the stock F40. The tuner was Bob Norwood. The dyno shop is long gone. A crew of 7 or so showed up to watch my dyno session; each of which quickly forgot my Mustang once the F40 showed up (me included). I apologize in advance for our giddy laughter. We were kids and come on... we were playing with an F40!

1989 Mustang LX 5.0

Full original GT level interior - tilt steering wheel, power windows, power mirrors, power locks, power lumbar seats, cruse control (can do burnout at push of a button -ha!) 140mph speedometer, power fuel door and hatch release in glovebox)
Roll Bar – Fully welded 8-point NHRA legal chrome molly, mandrel bent, crossed in rear, w/harness mount, <1/4” between bar and interior. Custom made by Joe Smith Race Cars, which I then primed and painted metallic black
Saleen race 2-gauge mounting bracket w/adjustable vents, mounted in center A/C vent (with fuel pressure and EGT gauges)
AutoMeter 2-1/2” cup mount (for boost gauge)
AutoMeter Pro-Comp, 2-1/2” EGT Gauge
AutoMeter Pro-Comp, 2-1/2” liquid filed fuel pressure gauge, with isolator
AutoMeter Sport-Comp, 2-1/2” boost gauge (mounted on driver’s door)
MSD Shift light w/6000 RPM chip (mounted under boost gauge)
Driver's side dead petal
Alpine 6056ED door speakers and dash tweeters
Pioneer 6x9 3-way speakers in rear
Pioneer Supertuner III radio/cassette, pullout w/amp
Alarm with shock sensor and remote pager
Window tint – 20% on sides, 5% on back
Rear mount battery kit
Optima ‘yellow top’ deep cycle battery

Vortech S-Trim Supercharger, 2.95” 8 rib pulley running @ 13psi
TFS Twisted Wedge Aluminum heads, 3/8” rocker stud mounts and cut for o-ring gaskets. Ported and polished w/3 angle valve job by Ken Barr
Ford Motorsport Cobra upper and lower intake, extrude honed and port matched to 70mm throttle body and large port TFS TW heads
Ford Motorsport E-303 Camshaft
Lunati 1.6 aluminum full roller adjustable rocker arms
BBK 70mm Throttle Body
BBK 70mm EGR Spacer
Mobil-1 10w30 Full synthetic since 1992
Vortech bypass valve
Oil cooler with stainless braided lines
High Volume oil pump
3-core radiator
Ford Motorsport Police Silicone hose set
180deg thermostat
ARP head bolts
ARP 3/8” rocker studs
Any gasket removed was replaced with Fel-pro equivalent
Magnetic oil drain plugs (2)
K&N 12” conical air filter
All accessories (A/C, smog pump, power steering)

MSD 6AL 6420 Ignition with soft touch rev limiter – w/6200 RPM chip
MSD/Vortech boost adjustable ignition retard module w/in car control
MSD Blaster 2 Coil
MSD Plug Wires
MSD noise capacitor


Borg Warner T-5 ‘Z’ code 5-speed manual transmission w/2.95 1st gear, w/Red Line synthetic MTL
Hurst short throw shifter, with adjustable stops
Accufab aluminum adjustable clutch quadrant and cable
RAM 905S dual friction clutch
RAM pressure plate
Ford Motorsport 3.55 ring and pinion
Mosure 31-spline axels
Auburn differential w/Red Line synthetic oil
Ford Motorsport axle girdle diff cover

MAC 1-5/8” equal length mandrel bent headers with ARP bolts and locking washers
Full header to tailpipe 2-1/2” true dual mandrel bent exhaust
2-1/2” off-road H-pipe
Hi flow 2-1/2” catalytic converters welded on 2-1/2” H-Pipe (not installed at this time)
Flowmaster 2-1/2” mufflers
2-1/2” stainless steel muffler-back pipes (looks stock)

Kenny Brown chrome 3 point strut tower brace
Kenny Brown chrome 4 point K-member brace
Kenny Brown subframe connectors
Ford Motorsport Fox body driveshaft loop

Steeda 16”x8” black mesh wheels, w/locking wheel nuts, mounted with 245/50-16 BFGs in front, and 255/50-16 BFG Drag Radials in rear
Steeda aluminum brake caliper sleeves
Performance Friction front brake pads
Kevlar rear brake shoes
Mobil-1 synthetic brake fluid

Fuel System
CarTech Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump and filter (90 gph @ 45 psi)
Stainless braided -8 (1/2") feed and -6 (3/8") return fuel lines
CarTech –8 (1/2”) in tank fuel pickup
CarTech Adjustable FMU, with –8 fittings, fully adjustable for rate of gain well as onset of gain
Paxton bullet aluminum fuel rail mounted Adj fuel pressure regulator
30lb/hr Ford Motorsport fuel injectors


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