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2005 Mustang GT_50L Profile

2005 Mustang
GT_50L HPDE/Track -  (Lighting McQueen)

Lighting McQueen

Specs & Mods

Ownership Status
Currently Own
S197 Model
GT 5.0L
Mods - Handling
FR500C Quick Ratio Steering Rack, Ford Racing Bump Steer Kit, FR500C Carbon Fiber Cooling Duct Kit, FR500C F40/50 Brembo 4 Pot Calipers w/ 14” Floating Rotors, FR500C ABS Conversion w/GT500 Brake Booster, Boss 320S Front Control Arms w/Delrin Bushings & Screw in Ball Joints, Late Model Spindles to accommodate larger ball joints, Whiteline Front and Rear Sway Bars w/drop links, AST 4150 Adjustable Front Coil-overs w/Vorshalg Adjustable Caster/Camber Plates, AST 4150 Adjustable Rear Shocks w/ Ride Height Adjustable Spring Perches, Steeda Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arms, Ford Racing LCA Relocation Brackets, Whiteline Adjustable Panhard Rod, Steeda Upper 3rd Member UCA, Torsen T2R Differential 4:30 Ring & Pinion w/Ford Racing Aluminum Diff Cover, Full Tilt Boogie Racing 13” Floating Rotors - Brakes, ARP Extended Wheel Studs, Enkie PF01 Wheels 18” X10.5”, NITTO NT01 Tires
Mods - Power
Ford Performance Alluminator GEN1 5.0 Coyote Crate Engine w/Ford Racing Pack System, GEN3 Manifold w/MMR Actuator Bars, JLT Series 2 Cold Air Intake Wrapped in Mishimoto 2” Reflective Tape, GT500 Dual Fuel Pump w/Return System & Pressure Regulator, FR500C Solid Engine Mounts, Setrab Engine Oil Cooler, Kooks Long Tube Headers w/Off Road X Pipe & JPC Over Axle Pipes w/ Kooks Axle Back Mufflers, Howe Aluminum Power Steering Reservoir w/filter, Peterson Oil Catch Can, Ford Racing Aluminum Radiator, Tremec T60/BOSS 302R Quick Ratio 6 Speed Road Racing Transmission, SFI Bell Housing, Excedy Racing ET03SD Twin Disk Clutch, Ford Racing Aluminum Drive Shaft with Safety Loop,
Mods - Exterior
Tiger Racing Fiberglass Ventilated Hood, GT500/CS Rear Bumper Cover, Ford Performance Tubular Front Bumper Reinforcement Support, MMD Ducktail Rear Spoiler, LMR Series 3 Chin Spoiler w/ SBS Front Splitter & Support Rods, GT500 Rear Mud Flaps, LMR Coyote Emblems, Sparco Hood Pins, BOSS 302 Reproduction Door & Hood Decals
Mods - Interior
Custom TIG Welded Roll Cage - Modeled after BOSS R Factory Built Race Cars, Ultra Shield Road Race Halo Seat (Drivers), OPM Racing Seat (Pass.) w/ Auto Power 5 pt Harness & Window Screens, SPA 4 liter Multiflow Extinguishing System for Cockpit & Engine Bay, MPI-GT-13” Steering Wheel w/Joe’s Quick Release, Steeda Aluminum Heel-Toe Gas Pedal, OPR Lower shift Boot w/Aluminum Bezel, AIM MXL2 Electronic Dash w/ Data Logging & GPS for Lap Timing, Carbon Fiber Center Stack w/ Longacre Switches, Autometer Oil Temperature Gauge, CoolShirt System for Helmet and Shirt.
Background & Plans
The car itself was built in Milwaukee, WI between 2013-2014 by the owner of the largest Harley Davidson Dealer in WI, then sold to an older Corvette Racer in Boston MA who gifted it to his wife who in turn never raced it, in total the car was tracked between 7-9 times based upon my conversations with both owners prior to my purchase. The car came to me Torch Red with white stripes & numbered 650. I have since then had the stripes redone in satin black and renumbered 31 after by Dad’s birth year. I waited an entire year to upgrade/repair to make the car a creation of my vision. Each time it needed something I built it not only to compete but as bulletproof as possible. After a very rough outing in Salt Lake City I was ready to tie a nickel to it, throw it over a cliff just to tell people I lost something. During the long drive home, I was pissed and seething but alas I decided to get more involved in the car, learn it, understand it, turn a wrench and quit making my shop reach its sales goals. I am just about finished making a few mechanical changes, rebuilt or replaced the entire front braking system and can’t wait to get to a track day to test out my lengthy research and my painstaking OCD labor. Me personally I am a licensed SVRA member that is also is a member of the SCCA. My plan when I got into this hobby was one race per quarter at a minimum, up to six races per year based upon location and my availability because this isn’t my only hobby. As a stage four liver cancer survivor I don’t know how long or how far this hobby will take me but after these past few months of mechanician I am reenergized about getting to events, compete and meet like minded folk while continuing the learning experience both on the track and in my workshop.
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