5.0 Tech Specs
Engine And Drivetrain
Dart cast-iron 8.2-inch deck
AFR 225, aluminum
Panhandle Performance custom- spec Lunati solid-roller
Trick Flow R lower, Reichard Racing CNC upper manifold
85mm Precision turbocharger
Team Z Motorsports stainless steel 17/8-inch primaries
Aeromotive: fuel rails, lines, fuel pump, and regulator
Performance Automatic Racing, Pro Mod Powerglide
Neal Chance Racing Converters, 10-inch Pro Mod bolted together with aluminum drive cover
8.8-inch factory with 9-inch ends and brackets jig-welded by Team Z Motorsports; Strange Engineering 3.55 gears, spool and 35-spline axles; LPW Racing Products cap support cover
Big Stuff 3, Racepak data logger, NLR AMS-1000 boost controller
MSD-7 ignition, distributor, and HVC II coil
Racepak Digital Dash
Suspension And Chassis
Team Z Motorsports, SFI25.5
PA Racing, K-member and A-arms
Monocoque Drag Racing
Strange Engineering, double-adjustable
Team Z Motorsports, stock-type, Strip Series 2 with coilover brackets
Team Z Motorsports antiroll bar
Monocoque double bead-locks
BFGoodrich 325-50x15-inch Drag Radial
Strange Engineering, two-piston caliper
Trying to get more than 2,000...
Trying to get more than 2,000 hp to hook on drag radials can be challenging, so these cars have many tuning aids to control the amount of power that finds its way to the pavement. Sean says the sensor on top is an exhaust pressure sensor and the bottom two are CO2 control solenoids. Most of the high-horsepower power-adder cars have a small CO2 bottle to supply air over the wastegate to bleed off boost to optimize traction.
The SFI25.5 chassis fits cleanly...
The SFI25.5 chassis fits cleanly in the '93 Mustang body with lots of extra bars added to assure driver safety during the expected 8-second e.t.'s the Drag Radial class demands. All the chrome-moly tubing was notched, custom-fitted, then tig welded at Team Z Motorsports.
The reservoir with the lid...
The reservoir with the lid is filled full of ice and topped off with water, which will be pumped through the radiator unit inside the T-3000 Precision intercooler. The hot boosted charge from the turbocharger enters through the bottom of the box, goes through the icy radiator, exits out the top, and into the engine intake manifold. Sean also runs the transmission lines through the intercooler to keep the fluids cool, which can be especially helpful if any issues on the track require you to shut down after a burnout until the track issue is resolved. Notice the sensor, which keeps constant air charge temperature data, a critical tuning aid.