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Cars > Challenges > “T-DEVIL” Vs “The Rumbler”

 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1978 Chevrolet Monza Hatchback

“T-DEVIL”

1996 Ford Mustang GT

“The Rumbler”

 
Photo of: 1978 Chevrolet Monza

No longer owned

Photo of: 1996 Ford Mustang
 

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About “T-DEVIL”

This is my favorite car I wish I still had. It had a lot of respect. It pounded hard and was heard from blocks away. It was one of the fastest cars in this town for a little while. I called it T-Devil for the Tasmanian Devil as this is just what it was. A small car with a nasty bite.

About “The Rumbler”

1996 Mustang GT - 4.6L 2V 215HP/285 RWTQ

 

Specs for “T-DEVIL”

1978 Chevy Monza Hatchback. 355 Chevy 4-bolt main motor, with 11-1 compression on factory rods, polished beams, and ARP bolts. The crankshaft was a factory forged steel piece. I used Clevite bearings and Sealed Power Chrome Moly Rings. The heads were Double Hump 2.02/1.6, Manley Severe Duty valved, Comp Cams springs, 10 degree locks, and Harland Sharpe roller rockers. The cam was a ..580/.580 lift solid cam that was from Competition Products. The intake was a Edelbrock Victor Jr. and I used a Holley 750 Double Pumper carb. Oiling was handled with a Milodon wet sump system. Fuel was handled by a Mallory Comp 140 system with AN 8 fuel lines and the ignition was also handled by Mallory components. The trans was a turbo 350 with a Fairbanks 3500-4000 stall convertor and a full competition valve body. It had a lot of chrome and other goodies.

Specs for “The Rumbler”

1996 Ford Mustang GT OEM SPECS

1996 Ford Mustang Performance
4,605 cc 4.6 liters 8 V 90? front longitudinal engine with 90.2 mm bore, 90 mm stroke, 9 compression ratio, light alloy block, light alloy head, double overhead cam, automatic valve adjustment and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy EPA highway (l/100km): 9
Multi-point injection fuel system
Auxiliary 58 liter fuel tank
Power: 160 kW , 215 HP @ 4,400 rpm; 285 ft lb @ 3,500 rpm

 

Factory Options for “T-DEVIL”

This car was an original 305 SB Chevy car with a 3.08 rearend ratio. The trans was a turbo 250. It had 13" wheels and tires on it. It came factory with single exhaust. Nothing exotic here but rather a little fun car. Enough to let you know it had potential and fast enough to hold its own with the factory cars of it's time.

Factory Options for “The Rumbler”

1996 Ford Mustang Handling
ABS
Four disc brakes including four ventilated discs
Rear mechanical limited slip differential
Spacesaver steel rim internal spare wheel
Strut front suspension with stabilizer bar independent with coil springs , multi-link rear suspension with stabilizer bar rigid with coil springs

1996 Ford Mustang Exterior
Front and rear body color impact absorbing bumpers
Driver power black door mirrors , passenger power door mirrors with wide angle
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,610, overall width (mm): 1,824, overall height (mm): 1,356, wheelbase (mm): 2,573, front track (mm): 1,524, rear track (mm): 1,491 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,674
Front fog lights
Complex surface lens halogen bulb single headlights
Gloss multi-coat paint , metallic multi-coat paint , black multi-coat paint
Fixed rear window
Trunk/hatch body color wing spoiler
Tinted glass
Weights: curb weight (kg) 1,539
Two-speed windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe

1996 Ford Mustang Interior
CFC free liquid air conditioning
Fixed mast antenna
Front illuminated ashtray
Stereo audio system with AM/FM
Cargo area light
Cargo capacity: rear seat up; to lower window (liters): 309 and all seats in place (liters): 309
Front seats illuminated cigar lighter
Digital clock
Floor full console with covered storage box
Courtesy lights with two switches
Steering wheel mounted cruise control
Front seats cup holders
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment and carpet in load area
Carpet floor mats
Driver and passenger front airbag
Sports seat , sports seat
3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat
Front seat center armrest with integral box
Lockable illuminated glove compartment with lid
Height adjustable head restraints on front seats
Illuminated entry system on interior
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 970, rear headroom (mm): 912, front hip room (mm): 1,328, rear hip room (mm): 1,240, front leg room (mm): 1,064, rear leg room (mm): 770, front shoulder room (mm): 1,361, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,323 and interior volume (liters): 2,350
Low fuel level warning
Remote power locks with internal switch
Power steering
Front power windows with door mounted switches and one one-touch
Front reading lights
3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side and passenger side
Split bench symmetrical two rear seats
Rear view mirror
Electric remote trunk/hatch release
Cloth seat upholstery with additional cloth
Seating: four seats
Four speakers
Leather covered steering wheel
Tachometer
Driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirror
Ventilation system with four fan speeds

 

Mods for “T-DEVIL”

I added an 8 pt roll cage, 4.56 gears, Moser aftermarket axles, U.S. Body Fiberglass hood with an 8" torpedo scoop. I used 15" x 8" Center Line rear wheels and 15" x 4" on the front. The battery was mounted in the rear of the car along with the NOS bottle for the 175 HP system that was on board. I used an aluminum radiator. I used all Auto Meter gauges and tach. RCI racing seats, seat covers, 5 way racing harnesses, and a Cheetah Command Center that housed all my switches on the console covering my Hurst Q-Stick shifter. There was an 8 gallon fuel cell installed in the rear of the hatch as well. The rear suspension had custom made solid tubed lower control arms with aluminum bushings that I made. I used an airbag in the rear passenger side coil spring to help launch it straight.

Mods for “The Rumbler”

Long Tube Headers, Bassani and Flowmaster Exhaust, Tokica Shocks and Springs, Drilled/Slotted Brakes with Ceramic pads, CAI

 

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Points for T-DEVIL Total Votes Points for The Rumbler
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