Before we fired up Project...
Before we fired up Project MILF, we had to load the kit's tune with the aforementioned tuner. It's a simple plug and play procedure as the tuner plugs into the diagnostic port. Once plugged in, the tuner will upload the tune, and when the green light illuminates, feel free to turn the key and hear the roar.
After getting our dyno numbers,...
After getting our dyno numbers, we rolled to the track and boiled the hides in preparation for a supercharged assault on the Raceway Park quarter-mile. Project MILF lit the scoreboards with a 12.66-second best at 107.7 mph, which is almost a 0.9-second improvement in elapsed time and an increase of more than 7 mph over the stock 13.52-second/100-mph effort. We hooked up a boost gauge and found that, thanks to the great air we had when we ran, the Whipple was pushing 7 pounds of boost.
While Michael Napp may run...
While Michael Napp may run Raceway Park and take Project MILF down the track anytime he wishes, his wife, Dee, has a few ideas of her own. Everyone in the local supermarket's parking lot better be on the lookout for some rubber residue.
The Household Budget
Since this particular Mustang is driven by a husband and wife, it's only right that a budget be kept. While we don't do this often with our project cars, we figured this would be a good way for everyone to see how much one can invest in their ride in the name of performance. Keep in mind that this tally includes prices for parts only. The original cost of the car and labor rates are not included here as there are variables to both figures.
|Billet Oil Fill Cap||FRPP||M-6766-MP46||$ 44.00|
|Valve Covers||FRPP||M-6582-3VBLK||$ 269.00|
Before and After
To quantify just how effective the FRPP Super Pack was, we took Project MILF for a few runs down the track before we went to work. We baselined the car with a 13.529 elapsed time with a speed of 100.11. After the install, Project MILF thundered to a 12.661 at 107.73, resulting in an e.t. change of 0.868 second and a speed improvement of 7.62 mph. Also, our 60-foot time dropped from a 1.95 to a 1.85; almost a 0.1 second improvement.
In addition to making before and after dragstrip runs, we also did before and after dyno pulls. Our baseline pulls had us run the car on Crazy Horse Racing's Dynojet chassis dyno. The car recorded a peak horsepower of 251.1 at 6,300 rpm and a max torque reading of 265 lb-ft at 4,200 (Figure 1). After we put on the blower, we let Project MILF rip on the dyno again, and we saw the power increase to 335.8. As is the norm, the peak torque number increased as well, peaking at 308.5 lb-ft at 4,300 rpm (Figure 2). The math equates to a horsepower increase of 84.7 and a torque increase of 43.5.