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Cars > Challenges > “Murphy” Vs “Meanstreak”

 

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M–27
Buffalo, New York
United States

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M–26
Buffalo, New York
United States

 

1995 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT

“Murphy”

1999 Ford Mustang GT

“Meanstreak”

 
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About “Murphy”

This is my second Mustang after my 1996 V6. This car was troubled from the start (blowing a tire on the trailor on the way home from PA). Since this car has given me a problem with everythign I have done on it, I have named it Murphy...for Murphy's law of course. This car has ZERO rust on it so I have been willing to put up with the mechanical difficulties I had getting it running while I had it. The car will eventually get a GT 40 tubular intake, AFR 185cc aluminum heads, Steeda # 19 cam, a 347 stroker kit, and a Procharger. I will be seeing LS1s in my mirror

About “Meanstreak”

The tale of how i found and bought this stang is quite an epic, so ill keep it short.

This is my first Mustang, and i love it. I honestly have never seen another with the same style of painting on the hood, and others tell me the same.

Well, the dealer i bought it from had it in a performance shop, along with 3 corvettes, a newer GTO and a classic GTO, as well as some custom bike motors and two dragsters in the back.

When the transmission had to be replaced, the dealer called and said they didnt have the stock torque converter, TCC solenoid, or shift solenoid, and i could either wait a week for them to get em in, or they could use the aftermarket ones they had in stock. I laughed at the free mods and told him to use them. He warned that the car would shift differently, and i might want to invest in a transmission cooler. When we picked up the car, we noticed the difference immediately, how the car sometimes chirped the tires as it shifted to second. :D

When installing the midpipe, my friends called me over to point out that the bell housing had been marked by the company that did the work on the transmission. Label read "Performance Automatics: Specializing in Racing Transmissions" and had a number to call. I called the number and they verified that the 3 parts were indeed aftermarket upgrades, and they didnt use the old transmission for the 99's, but the newer 4r70w automatic transmission. :D Score! Free newer tranny with racing parts!!

 

Specs for “Murphy”

Black 1995 Mustang GT 5.0L 302 Cu.in.

The last year of the legendary 302.

T-5 Borg Warner 5 Speed Transmission

8.8" Rear end with 3.73 gears

Est. 1/4 mile 14.2 seconds

Stock 210hp 285tq

Currently 230hp 305tq

Dyno #s: TBA in spring

Specs for “Meanstreak”

1999 Mustang GT auto

281ci V8
Estimated at about 250rwhp
Best time: 9.39 @ 76.66mph (1/8th mile)

 

Factory Options for “Murphy”

Air Conditioning

Power windows

Power doors

CD player

Power driver seat

Rear spoiler

Tinted rear and 1/4 windows

Premium cloth seats

Fog Lights

Cruise Control

Factory Options for “Meanstreak”

Fully loaded, excluding leather.
Mach 460 Stereo System

 

Mods for “Murphy”

Mods:
Pro 5.0 short shifter
3.73 gears
BBK Chrom Shorty headers
BBK catted x-pipe
BBK Underdrive Pullies
Flowmaster mufflers
1999 GT 5 star wheels
K&N filter
Digital tach with LED shift light
190lph Walbro fuel pump
MSD coil
Slotter rear rotors w/ ceremic pads

Mods yet to be installed:
Tubular GT-40 Intake Manifold
BBK Upper rear control arms
BBK Lower rear control arms
1" rear sway bar
Subframe connectors
MAC Offroad H-pipe
Slotted front rotors w/ ceremic pads

Mods for “Meanstreak”

Aftermarket transmission components (shifts harder and faster, with a slightly higher stall at 2000rpms)
Pypes catted X-pipe
Flowmaster 40's
CAI
DiabloSport Predator Tuner
275/40/17's on 17x9 Bullitts

02+ GT hood
Black streak on raised part of hood
Aluminum "running pony" door sills
Silver and black pinstriping
Black MUSTANG lettering on rear bumper
Mach 460 Stereo System

Coming this spring:
BFGoodrich GForce Sports 275/40/17's
Motive 4.10 gears
Swarr Bar
Rear control arms
Smoked headlights
Chin spoiler

 

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