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Welcome to the Projects section. Here we unveil some of the projects going on at Mike's Mustangs shop. 

 

Project Lite-Weight 1983 Mustang Coupe (Notchback)

This current project belongs to Mike Mac of the Mike's Mustangs Racing Team. This car will eventually be run at the localized Mustang events as well as the NMRA Open Comp Class at Maple Grove's Ford Motorsport Nationals and ATCOT. 

The initial emphasis on this car will be concentrating on the chassis preparation and the advantages and/or disadvantages of a light-weight race car.

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The drivetrain of this car is basically a combination of already track-tested parts as well as some new untested parts. This motor has already seen some limited track duty in a fuel injected 1986 Mustang GT. The package was topped off with 24 LB injectors, Pro-M 75MM bullet mass air, Frankie Ford Ported GT40 Lower Intake and Extrude honed Cobra Upper Intake Plenum.  

Best quarter mile times were in the 12.60s with about 108 MPH.  

Project Lite-Weight Spec Sheet

ENGINE: 1986 ROLLER BLOCK

STOCK CRANK

STOCK RODS

TRW 2249 FORGED DOME PISTONS app. 10:1 COMPRESSION

  .030 OVERBORE FOR 306 c.i.

WORLD PRODUCTS (WINDSOR SR.) IRON CYLINDER HEADS

CYLINDER HEADS PORTED BY FRANKIE FORD -

 FEL-PRO 1262 INTAKE/1415 EXHAUST PORT CONFIGURATIONS

EDELBROCK VICTOR JR. INTAKE MANIFOLD PORTED BY F.F.

CANTON 15-620 7QT. OIL PAN/15-621 OIL PICKUP SCREEN

MELLING M68HV HIGH VOLUME OIL PUMP

FORD RACING H.D. OIL PUMP SHAFT

FORD RACING X-303 CAMSHAFT

FORD RACING 50 OZ SFI DAMPENER

FORD RACING 50 OZ BILLET FLYWHEEL

FORD RACING DOUBLE ROLLER TIMING CHAIN

CRANE GOLD RACE ROLLER ROCKER ARMS 1.6 RATIO

ARP ROD BOLTS

ARP HEAD BOLT KIT w/ STEPPED WASHERS

MAC 1 LONG TUBE HEADERS

CARBURETOR- T.B.A.

 

DRIVETRAIN: TREMEC 3550 5-SPEED TRANSMISSION

FORD RACING ALUMINUM DRIVESHAFT

PRO-5.0 TREMEC SHORT THROW SHIFTER

CLUTCH- T.B.A.

 

FRONT SUSPENSION: HAL TUBULAR K-MEMBER

D&D TUBULAR CONTROL ARMS

D&D COIL OVER KIT

HAL 12-200 COIL OVER SPRINGS

MAXIMUM MOTORSPORTS CASTER CAMBER PLATES

LAKEWOOD 70/30 DRAG STRUTS

87-93 SPINDLES/BRAKES

NO SWAY BAR

 

REAR SUSPENSION: SOUTHSIDE MACHINE LIFT BARS

MOTORSPORT BOXED UPPER CONTROL ARMS

FORD RACING BUSHING KIT (RUBBER) IN REAR HOUSING

FACTORY REAR SWAY BAR

FACTORY 8.8 AXLE HOUSING AND TRACTION-LOC

3.73 GEAR RATIO

UPGRADES T.B.A.

 

CHASSIS: S&W RACE CARS 8-POINT ROLL BAR

MAXIMUM MOTORSPORT FULL LENGTH FRAME CONNECTORS

 

ELECTRONICS AND SUPPORT GROUP: MSD 8582 BILLET DISTRIBUTOR

MSD DIGITAL-6 IGNITION BOX

HURST ROLL CONTROL

AUTOMETER GAUGES

 

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