Kevin's 96 GT Coupe
The car has gone
through a total 360. I got rid of all the junk it didn't really need.
I started with removing the Saleen style SR wing and replaced
it back to the stock spoiler. Hopefully soon to be changed to a 95
Cobra wing or just left alone. The stereo system was removed and was
to the original Mach 460 system. Mods planned from before, for the
car, have been totally changed as well. This winter the car will receive
a stroker kit
from Steeda Motorsport, also a velocity intake system from WMS Motorsport
( www.wmsracing.com ) out of Alberta, Canada. The car gained a little
the year getting a set of Mac headers, with a Mac prochamber H-pipe(
NO CATTS ). Mac cat-back system was also purchased but will not be
A Ford Racing ( SVO ) side exhaust kit will be installed over the
storage period this winter. Now that the stereo was removed I was
now able to
install the Roush pulley system which gave it a little help. The Ford
Racing 4.6 head-swap was also brought to mind, this will also be coming
considering we are keeping this car naturally aspirated.
Jenny makes the car look even better !
The idea for this car is to keep it clean and simple but for it to
have a bad side too. The only real body modification is the front
lights. The front cobra head lights were purchased from Ford to keep
the OEM quality and the clear side makers came from APC. We removed
the clear tail lenses and replaced them with a set of 5L tail lights,
but wish to find another pair of 96-98 style to put back on. We have
planned on getting a custom order from the old owner of Dech Motorsports.
We want a custom wing and front clip made for the car.
The car has
had some suspension work done. First starting with the shocks, we
used Koni 5-way adjustable shocks and then dropped it with a nice
set of Eibach springs. We proceeded by adding a front and rear sway
bar and a urethane bushing kit. The subframe connectors were donated
by Mustang Specialteaz out of Mississauga, Ontario ( www.parts4stangs.com
). The wheels were supplied by Dream Tire LTD. out of Burlington,
Ontario ( www.dreamtire.com ). We went with the 17 inch Cobra R replica
wheels for only one reason and that was the polished finish. We wanted
something different, everyone had the chrome and silver so we went
for the polished. The wheels are going to be updated with the OEM
Cobra R Y2K wheels, the chrome finished has been chosen. The interior
is mostly stock, we had the seats died black and a few peices of trim
were died along with it. A Mac shifter knob was also installed and
the Autometer Sport Comp tach light up the interior after sunset.
Greater Toronto Area Mustang Club Show & Shine at the Ford Plant
in Oakville, Ontario.
The exhaust choice for the vehicle took some time and some hard thought.
We wanted something mellow but something that grabbed the attention
of others. We also needed to take into consideration the emission
laws and the tightness of the police in the area. We bent the rules
a little with the emissions law buy running the car with no catalytic
converters. The car has a set of Mac long tube headers and a Mac Prochamber
H-pipe with a custom Dynomax cat-back system, which will be removed
when the budget can fit the SVO side exhaust system from Ford Racing.
The Driveline in the car is nothing special. We upgraded to a Pro
5.0 shifter kit, with 3.73 gears in the rear. We plan on adding the
Ford Racing aluminum driveshaft over the winter period as well.
The valvetrain is also being looked at as another possibility for
more Horsepower out of this 2V. A set of Crane Regrind camshafts will
be purchased as well as lifters, pushrods, roller rockers, valvesprings,
retainers and as well as some new valves.
Look Back in Spring 2003 For A Big Update...