Oh, yeah-about that. Jerome used an Anthony Jones Engineering tubular K-member specifically designed for a modular-into-Fox swap. With that in the coupe, he dropped in the '03 Cobra engine, transmission, driveshaft, radiator, and hydraboost brake system. When the car was "finished," Jerome took the car with the '03 Cobra Eaton supercharger, fuel system, and a 6-pound lower pulley. "The car made 431 hp and 421 lb-ft of torque," he says. But that was before his wife, Pamela, bought him a Kenne Bell 2.4 Twin-Screw supercharger. He says there's no getting rid of Pamela now-and she doesn't have a sister. With the Kenne Bell, twin SVT Focus fuel pumps and 60-lb/hr injectors, the coupe hammered out 579 hp and 545 lb-ft to the rear wheels at just 13.5 pounds of boost. Performance Fuel Systems' Alan Kennedy tuned the car using SCT software.
After seven months of working on the coupe and "finishing" it at 3 a.m. on September 30, 2005, Jerome started it at 8 a.m. and headed for Bowling Green, Kentucky, for the NMRA World Finals. We didn't see the car the Saturday of the event, but NMRA Car Show Director Sweaty Eddie Svoboda did and, being the good guy he is, told us he would call when Jerome arrived with the car. As you can see, he has arrived. Quick street car, accomplished.