Once the second Shelby was at home, all the salvaged performance parts immediately found a home. H&R sent out a replacement spring for the rear, Brandon purchased a new CCW to replace the crushed rear wheel, and he had to buy two new Nitto drag radials to replace the blown-out boots from the accident. Jamie and Brandon worked together on the exhaust mods for the new car, after which she agreed a four-post lift was in order for the garage. With 1,200 miles on the new car, Brandon returned to RWTD to have the Kenne Bell installed and tuned, with 700 hp at the wheels being the result. In that form, Brandon was able to realize his goal of driving the car to the track, running a 10-second pass, and driving it home.
For most people, the story would end there, and they'd be fat and happy with those results. As Mustang guys, we know there's more to the story. Knowing he was pushing the limits of the stock bottom end, he yanked the original engine, and replaced it with a Modular Mustang Racing MOD 1100 built short-block. Brandon showed restraint sticking with the stock heads and cam, but had the injectors modified to flow 74 lb/hr, and added an '08 Shelby GT500 crank pulley. Brandon also added a Kincaid Performance Killer Chiller to keep heat soak at bay. With Jon Lund tuning the combo, the second Shelby made 804 hp and 707 lb-ft of torque. Obviously not able to transfer all that power to the ground, Brandon's Shelby has run a best of 10.80 at 135 mph with a 1.75 60-foot time.
Those are the kind of seconds we like.
5.0 Tech Specs
Engine and Drivetrain
Brandon had plenty of help...
Brandon had plenty of help from his wife, Jamie; his dad, Rufus; friends Brian, Lance, Nathan; and Hoyt's Automotive to drop in the MMR MOD 1100 short-block. Brandon was able to do the majority of the work at his home shop, Serious Performance, but his family and friends were invaluable during the car's buildup. For a little contrast to the body color underhood pieces, up front is a JLT Performance blue carbon-fiber radiator cover. By the way, the custom powdercoated parts were done by Ideal Coatings in Lafayette, Louisiana.
MMR Mod 1100 short-block with Manley Performance I-beam connecting rods and Manley pistons, and ARP hardware
Kenne Bell Mammoth
Kenne Bell dual 75mm
Kenne Bell Big Oval 130mm, DiabloSport MAFia
Kenne Bell Stage 3 2.8H supercharger w/3-inch pulley, 18 pounds of boost, and Kincaid Performance Killer Chiller
Stock w/Kenne Bell Boost-a-Pump, modified stock injectors to 74 lb/hr
Stainless Works 1 7/8-inch long-tube headers, 3-inch X-shape crossover pipe, and chambered mufflers with rolled tips
Stock T6060 six-speed w/ Midcoast Performance steel driveshaft
8.8 w/Detroit TrueTrac differential, FRPP 3.55 gears
Engine Management Stock computer w/Jon Lund SCT tune
Ignition Stock w/NGK TR6 spark plugs
Gauges Stock, Livewire display, Auto Meter Cobalt series boost gauge in Roush vent-gauge pod
Chassis and Suspension
Springs H&R Race
Struts Tokico D-Spec
Brakes Stock Brembo 14-inch
Wheels CCW SP505 18x9 1/2-inch
Tires Nitto 555R 275/40/18
Springs H&R Super Sport
Shocks Tokico D-Spec
Control Arms Steeda Autosports upper, J&M lower control arm relocation brackets, BMR Fabrication adjustable Panhard bar
Wheels CCW SP505 18x11-inch
Tires Nitto 555R Extreme Drag radials