When we last left our FRPP Competition Kit body-in-white racer, it was well on its way to stardom, but there is some critical work yet to be done. While running respectable numbers is important for any race car, performing with a sharp appearance is also a must, especially when you are representin'. With that, we handed our MM&FF/Micro Strategies Cobra Jet clone Mustang to Bob Gonier, who laid on a multitude of hues to bring our Pony to life.
As you can see, the Carroll's Rod & Racecraft rollcage has also been completed and painted, and the colors have been applied. As we speak, the 5.0L CJ engine is being dyno tested; we're hoping it will make upwards of 550 hp without the use of a power adder. The plan is to back it with a five-speed manual from G-Force Racing Transmissions, lots of gear in the Strange 9-inch, and hit the track running.
Along with laying on the Micro Strategies paint scheme, we also installed Strange front struts and brakes, along with a Flaming River rack and steering shaft. After a few months of work, we have our Mustang rolling, and soon it will be under it's own power.