Chris' 351w Swapped 1995
Specs & Mods
- Ownership Status
- Currently Own
- Mods - Handling
Steeda Ultralite 18x9" wheels
275/35/18 Nexen SUR4G
Maximum Motorsports Race RA-2 Gen 3 Coilover Struts
Hypercoil 10"/425 lb/in Front Coilover Springs
Maximum Motorsports Race RA-2 Gen 3 Coilover Shocks w/Spherical Lower Bearing
Hypercoil 275 lb/in Rear Coilover Springs
Stiffler's FIT Chassis Brace System (Subframe Connectors, Jacking Rails, Web Bracing)
SR Performance Strut Tower Brace
Maximum Motorsports Caster/Camber Plates
Maximum Motorsports K Member
Maximum Motorsports Front Lower Control Arms (Forward Offset)
Maximum Motorsports Torque Arm
Fays2 Watts Link
Maximum Motorsports Extreme Duty Rear Lower Control Arms
MM Rear Shock Mounts
Steeda 35mm Front and 1" Rear Swaybars
Steeda Aluminum Radiator
Steeda Battery Relocation Kit
2000 Cobra R Brembo Brakes
Raybestos ST47 Pads (Front)
Raybestos ST43 Pads (Rear)
Wilwood 570 Brake Fluid
Stainless Steel Brake Lines (Front and Rear)
ABS Bypass and FRPP Proportioning Valve
Tremec TR-3550 Transmission
Aluminum FRPP Driveshaft and Loop
3.73 Rear Gears
MGW Race Series Shifter w/Hurst Ball
Steeda Adjustable Clutch Cable, Quadrant, and Firewall Adjuster
- Mods - Power
Just finished the new engine build May 2021!
Dart Block 427" (9.5" Deck Height, 4.125" Bore, 4" Stroke)
Scat Forged Crank, 2.75" (Cleveland) Mains, Internally Balanced
Callies Compstar Forged Rods 6.250"
Mahle -6cc Forged Pistons, 10.8:1 Compression
220cc Aluminum Custom CNC'd Heads, 2.08/1.60 SS Ferrea Valves, PAC Springs, Titanium Retainers
7/16" Rocker Studs, Crane 1.7 Roller Rocker (Int), Crower 1.6 Roller Rocker (Exh)
Johnson Short Travel Hydraulic Roller Lifters, .120" Wall Pushrods
Comp Billet Core Cam, .673/.640" lift, 302/313 adv duration, 247/259 @.050, 108 LSA.
Billet Timing Set
MLS Head Gaskets, ARP Head Studs, ARP Oil Driveshaft
FRPP Deep Rear Sump Pan (with windage tray, crank scraper, trapdoor baffling)
McLeod Aluminum Flywheel, Ram Powergrip Clutch, FRPP Pilot Bearing
BBK 1-¾” Long Tubes
Ported Victor Jr. Intake
Holley Sniper EFI
Holley Hyperspark Distributor
Holley Hyperspark Ignition Box
Holley Hyperspark Coil
Taylor Spiro-Pro 8mm Wires
Innovator West Balancer
AEM 10-1005 Fuel Pump
Aeromotive 13129 Bypass Regulator
Aeromotive ORB-10 Fuel Filters
- Mods - Exterior
- Cowl Hood, RaceLouvers Hood Extractors, AeroCatch pins
- Mods - Interior
- All stock (for now)
- Background & Plans
I bought this car my sophomore year of college from my dad with a 302 dirt track motor. I managed to blow that up and swapped a pretty fun little 351w into it. I haven't been able to track it before this year, but I have been to all the AutoX events for 2020 and attended the Mid-America Ford and Shelby Meet at Hallett in June.
Made some big changes to the car over the course of 2020. Switched from Steeda 650/250 stock location springs to Maximum Motorsports coilovers and dramatically changed the rest of the suspension parts. I want to get some seat time with this setup for now, but eventually want to go with a MM K Member and control arms.
Will be installing a roll cage (10 point, most likely). Corbeau LG-1 seats (I'm a big dude), 5 point harnesses, Ford Racing Alcantara steering wheel with quick release.
Hood vents to help cooling. Fender Flares in the rear. I REALLY want the G Stream SN95 Widebody Kit for the front, but I have a feeling that's gonna be further down the road.
My goal is to, essentially, build an American Iron car. I don't really have the money to race right now, but down the line I think I'd like to. In the meantime, I just want a nice, fast track day and AutoCross car. I've also invested in my old truck to haul the Mustang around and bought a trailer this year, one with a nice big box on the front to carry spare parts and tools to track days. Nothing is more annoying than going to a track day and having a small part fail, ruining the rest of the trip. I had a $150 fuel pump fail at Hallett on Day 1 this year after both my cousin and I paid $350 each for two days at the track. Won't happen again...
I'm hoping to make it to the annual Ford meets, Hallett and Hastings, and COTA once next year, but that depends on finances.