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blog Friday, July 07, 2006 @ 4:03 PM
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  Awhile ago I set a goal:  to get this car up to 300 hp at the flywheel.  Depending  who you ask, it's there now.  And guess what - that's not enough!   
 
The bar was set waaay back when I hung with a bunch of competitive guys  and girls.  One had a '69 Mustang with a 351 Cleveland, Hooker headers, nitrous and who knows what other secret mods.  The tires were too wide, it was too loud; in other words, a magnet for the local constabulary.  It got 4 mpg and ran on what they said was airplane fuel.  It was never beaten as far as I can recall, and never dyno'ed.  The butt dyno read, "HOLY FRICKIN CRAP!!!"  When it took off, the torque sucked your lungs into the back seat.
 
Fast forward to 2005.  There I was with an untouched '03 GT.  Hmmm, I thought.   Modern technology's come so far... and it *is* a V8.  Maybe it'll produce that same asphyxia with enough wrench work.
 
Here we are halfway through 2006.  A bunch of sweat, brainstorming and greenbacks later, I can scare the uninitiated passenger but not the ole butt dyno.  It's felt awesome power, and the name wasn't N/A two-valve Windsor.  Today, I got some suggestions from a true expert.  There will be major changes in the upcoming months of which I will keep you all apprised.  I won't have to find out-of-the-way hidey holes serving up alcohol gasoline cocktails, but untapped G-forces are calling.  Never should've ridden shotgun in that '69. 

 
 
 
  

 
 
 
 
      
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Jul 7th, 2006 @ 7:04 PM


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