Besides the paint, the only other area Tom farmed out was the machining of the block by Boyd's Motorworks. Though it's a stock-bore 5.0, Boyd's checked and cleaned the bores, and decked the block to make sure it was true. Tom handled the reassembly using the stock crankshaft, Eagle H-beam connecting rods, and Keith Black 9:1 pistons. The short-block sports a Flowtech Induction custom cam and stock-style roller lifters. The AFR 185cc heads feature a PS3 valvespring upgrade, 2.02/1.60 valves, and Scorpion 1.6-ratio roller rockers. A Cartech sheetmetal intake adds an exotic touch, and is set up with a Fox throttle-body conversion via a Professional Products polished 75mm unit and a Lightning 90mm mass air meter. An old-school Paxton VR-4 supercharger sits off the passenger side huffing out 10 pounds of boost, but a Zex 50hp dry nitrous kit is also on stand-by when more horsepower is needed. Of course, the Zex kit is for cooling purposes only (nudge, nudge, wink, wink). As most know, the '94-'95 computers are rather finicky, but Tom tunes his with a TwEECer RT.