When All's said and done,...
When All's said and done, Scott's '90 Mustang LX is good for 9.27-second elapsed times and trap speeds approaching 146 mph. Not too shabby for a car Scott drives every weekend.
With the car being in such great shape externally, the stock red hue was left alone, though a 2 1/2-inch cowl hood (modified to fit the tall block), a '93 Cobra wing, and a '93 Cobra R antenna delete were sprayed red and installed by Econo Auto Body (Boca Raton, Florida). As for the interior portion of the car, a 10-point rollcage with a window net was installed. The factory buckets, as well as safety features, were enhanced with a pair of five-point harnesses. An Auto Meter Monster tach with shift light was mounted on the top of the dash, and a switch panel was installed underneath the radio. When the speeder is in the car, a Steeda Tri-Ax shifter makes the gear changes fluid and easy.
With the nitrous on full-tilt, Scott ripped off a best elapsed time of 9.27 seconds, with a terminal velocity of almost 146 mph. "I was lucky enough to win the 9-second class and finish Third overall in the NMRA Bradenton True Street event," he says. "True Street is a great class that epitomizes the run-what-ya-brung [attitude]. It's a racer-oriented class, and I love it."
In addition to running the car in True Street, Scott takes the Fox-body on cruises every weekend. "I built the car as a weekend warrior, something that would turn heads on the street with both performance and style," he says. "I drive it every weekend around town. It's my grocery-getter, and I've even taken the car on a few dates. The ladies like it, and I like it because I have to help them over the rollcage and into the car."
Scott is happy with how the car is running. The only change he plans to make is the swapping around of the transmission. "The car is set up for drag racing and cruising on the weekends, so it doesn't mix well with the twisties, but it will go straight as an arrow on the strip," he says. "The demeanor of the car on the street is more tame than most might think, though."
On that, Scott, we beg to differ.
Scott Left the exterior of...
Scott Left the exterior of the car well enough alone, though a modified 21/2-inch cowl hood was required to clear the taller Windsor powerplant. Throw in a Cobra wing and a Cobra R antenna delete, as well as some killer Steeda suspension components, and this car sits and looks just right.
Classic Weld Draglites are...
Classic Weld Draglites are the wheel model of choice for Scott's Mustang. Thanks to a set of DOT drag radials, the sauced-up power is transferred to the ground consistently and efficiently.