So without further delay, thanks to the School of Automotive Machinists for building one bulletproof lump. We’ve zinged the 532 big-block well past 7,000 rpm run after run, and it keeps on ticking. The same goes for Project Fox’s TH400 transmission. Interestingly, Phoenix Transmissions says that they don’t build race automatics, but they could have fooled us. We’ve been pounding on this thing since day one, whether it’s by slamming the gears or popping the transbrake, and it just laughs in the face of abuse. We can’t count how many people at the track have marveled at how hard it shifts. The driveshaft and rearend the Phoenix TH400 is attached to are equally impressive. Project Fox’s Strange-fortified Ford 8.8-inch rearend has never flinched despite the countless burnouts and launches under its belt.

Of course, running our target e.t. would never be possible without some premium suspension hardware. The Competition Engineering rear suspension just flat out got the job done. Likewise, our chassis man Bill Buck says, the Anthony Jones Engineering K-member and front suspension are among the nicest he’s ever seen for a Fox application. And last, but certainly not least, we have to give a huge shout-out to Bill Buck Race Cars. We were so pleased with Buck’s work that what started out as a rollcage job quickly turned into a complete drag car build. Sure, we dropped in when we could to lend a hand, but the crew at BBRC handled the bulk of the Project Fox build, from the chassis fabrication to the rearend build to the wiring. If you’re in the neighborhood and need a good shop, you can’t go wrong with BBRC.

What’s Next

That puts the wraps on our ’93 Mustang, as we’re now officially retiring it from the PHR project garage. Even so, that doesn’t mean we’re done messing with it, not by a long shot. As it turns out, a 9-second street car lives in a bizarre no-man’s land. A car like this is faster than 90 percent of the street cars that show up on test-and-tune, which sounds like a good thing at first, until you realize that it’s just fast enough to run with some all-out race cars. The bad news is that in the walk of all-out race cars, Project Fox is slower than 90 percent of them, and at the end of the day, the timing lights don’t care what kind of fuel you’re burning, or whether or not your car has power windows and a stereo. We have no intentions of transforming Project Fox into a gutted, race-gas-burning, unstreetable package. Instead, we want to keep the street car vibe, throw on a pair of turbos, and shoot for 7s on pump gas. Wanna watch? Let us know!

SOURCE
MSD
915-857-3344
www.MSDIgnition.com
Jon Kaase Racing Engines INC.
Winder
GA  30680
770-307-0241
www.jonkaaseracingengines.com
Phoenix Transmission
AK
866-744-3887
www.phoenixtrans.com
Scat Industries
1400 Kingsdale Ave.
Redondo Beach
CA  90278
310-370-5501
www.scatcrankshafts.com
Competition Engineering
80 Carter Drive
Guilford
CT  06437
203-453-5200
www.competitionengineering.com
Comp Cams
3406 Democrat Road
Memphis
TN  38118
800-999-0853
http://www.compcams.com
Moroso
80 Carter Drive
Guilford
CT  06437
203-453-6571
www.moroso.com
Bill Buck Race Cars
10816 Motheral Drive
Austin
TX  78753
512-837-4999
www.billbuckracecars.com
School of Automotive Machinists
1911 Antoine
Houston
TX  77055
713-683-3817
http://www.samracing.com
Edelbrock (Carbs)
800-416-8628
http://www.edelbrock.com
Holley
1801 Russellville Road
Bowling Green
KY  42101
270-781-9741
www.holley.com
Anthony Jones Engineering (AJE Racing)
6235 N. Co. Rd. 275 W.
North Vernon
IN  47265
812-346-7356
www.ajeracing.com