Sometimes the path reveals itself.
You know, I love it when someone asks how much you have in your build and you can simply reply with “A lot.” That’s exactly the exchange that occurred in SVTP Member Weather Man’s (Brian) S-197 build thread. It all started with a deal that was too good to pass up. Brian happened upon an engine for the right price in the SVTP Market Section and just had to pick it up. His plans only extended as far as placing it on an engine stand to wait for some project off in the distant future. Well that’s just not how things turned out.
Because modified is better than stock.
Few things are more satisfying for a gearhead than that feeling of success you get when standing back and gazing upon your recently completed build. That’s just the sensation SVTP Member Paul. experienced after the long construction project that is his 2011 5.0L-Powered Mustang GT. What started as a fairly typical loaded Premium GT was transformed into a customized ride an owner can be proud of.
SVTP Member builds the Mustang SVT didn’t.
For over 20 years SVT built an impress stable of Mustangs, but the one thing they never did was offer one with an automatic transmission. While the reason for that tends to be the sports car tradition, it does leave some buyers out in the cold. Whether it’s a necessity of circumstances (such as an injury) or just a quest for increased drag strip performance, there’s a great many SVT Shelby Mustang GT500 owners who would be thrilled if their 6-Speeds were shifted automatically.
One supercharger to rule them all.
It’s a war that’s been raging for years, the battle of the Mustang blowers. Kenne Bell and Whipple are the traditional combatants on the positive displacement side, but VMP has certainly been making waves with their 2.3L TVS units. It just so happens that SVTP Member 302project posted a video of a 4.0 Whipple powered Boss 302 Vs 4.7 Kenne Bell’s GT500 Vs a 2.3 VMP TVS equipped GT500.
Center of Suspension
BMR Suspension offers a lighter, strong center pivot for its Watt’s Link kit
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of BMR Suspension
If you want the ultimate in solid-axle Mustang handling, a Watt’s Link is your jam. Because of its centralized pivot, this arrangement delivers more precise handling than a Panhard bar and installing one is usually a bolt-on affair.