Rob is a painter by trade, so it should be no surprise his '86 GT has been painted and repainted more times than Dennis Rodman's head. Whatever could be painted body color was. What could be taken off and polished or chromed was given the full treatment. The car has gone through so many transformations it's a struggle to recount them all. In its current state, however, the color is from the BASF Extreme line, and it's called Tahitian Sunset Chameleon, which is short for orange, red, yellow, gold, green, and everything in between. Obviously, Pierpont knows we're suckers for Bogarts so he made sure to outfit his GT with Welded RTs at each corner.
Rob's engine combination changed as well. First was the stock block with a few bolt-ons and nitrous. His current combination uses a Ford Racing Performance Parts standard-bore Sportsman B50 block, a steel crankshaft, stock connecting rods, forged pistons, and Speed-Pro gapless, file-fit piston rings. The heads are Trick Flow Twisted Wedge items and boast Manley 2.02/1.60 valves, Trick Flow 1.7-ratio roller rockers and pushrods, Crane Cams double-spring valvesprings, and a five-angle valve job and CNC-porting courtesy of Ace Automotive's Tim Logsdon. Valvetrain movements occur at the beckon of an Isky custom-ground hydraulic-roller cam. Up top is a Trick Flow Track Heat intake (now chrome) with an Accufab 70mm throttle body receiving supercharged air via a Pro-M 75mm blow-through mass air meter. The supercharged air comes from a ProCharger P-1SC featuring a 3.75-inch pulley for 14 pounds of boost. The supercharger benefits from a two-core intercooler and Renegade brackets, which eliminate the power steering and A/C to help clean up the engine compartment. Horsepower figures come in at the 500 mark on pump gas. Since these photos were taken, Rob has added a UPR Product's tubular K-member, control arms, and coilover conversion. Also, Rob added a Reichard Racing blower puley, an Anderson Ford Motorsport power pipe, and a Meziere water pump.