MuscleCar Builds

Parts Used In This Episode

Factory Five Racing,Inc.
Kit comes with all parts needed to build your car except for running gear from a 1987-1993 Ford Mustang donor car. You can also use parts from 1995-2004 Ford Mustangs.
Ford Performance Parts
BOSS 302 Intake Manifold, Multi-Port EFI Modular, Composite Plastic, Black, Ford, 5.0L, Each
Ford Performance Parts
Engine Assembly, Crate Engine, Ford, 5.0L, DOHC, 32-Valve, Modular V8, 412 hp, Ti-VCT, Each
Intercomp Racing
Electric Scales, SW650 Quick Weight, LCD Readout, Aluminum Scales, 1,500 lb. Per Scale Capacity, Kit
KONI North America
Shock, Oval Track, 15.75 in./10.75 in., Extended, Collapsed Lengths, Eyelet Mounts, Each
Loctite
Threadlocker, 271, Heavy-Duty, Red, 36 ml, Each
Moser Engineering
Axle Assembly, 9 in. Ford, Rear, 31-Spline, Ford, 2005-09, Mustang, Kit
Wilwood Engineering
Disc Brakes, Front, Superlite 6 Big Brake, Cross Drilled, Slotted, 6-Piston Calipers, Ford, Mustang, Kit
Wilwood Engineering
Disc Brakes, Rear, Slotted Rotors, Black 1-Piston Calipers, Park Brake, Ford, Kit

Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY ON MUSCLE CAR, WE'VE GOT A LITTLE RED ROADSTER TO UPGRADE THAT'S GONNA GET IN THE RING WITH A BIG BAD SNAKE.

WE'LL MAKE IT GO FASTER AND BETTER, AND SEE IF NEW SCHOOL PERFORMANCE CAN BRING THE PAIN TO A PROVEN OLD SCHOOL WINNER.

(RICK)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME TO MUSCLE CAR. NOW IF YOU'RE INTO OLD CARS ENOUGH TO BE WATCHING A SHOW LIKE THIS, YOU PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW WHAT THIS IS, AN ORIGINAL A/C SHELBY COBRA. THE NAME ALONE IS ENOUGH TO GET MOST

GEARHEADS' BLOOD PUMPING. BUT ON TOP OF THAT THIS BAD BOY IS NO SMALL BLOCK COBRA, IT'S A 427. NOW ODDLY ENOUGH, EVEN THOUGH THESE THINGS WERE KICKING BUTT ALL OVER THE RACING CIRCUITS, WELL THEY DIDN'T GO OVER VERY BIG WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

(TOMMY)>> AS A RESULT, ONLY 300 OF THE 427'S WERE BUILT, MAKING THIS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER AND EXPENSIVE COLLECTOR CARS ON THE PLANET.

(RICK)>> SO WHAT'S A GUY TO DO? WELL DO YOU LIKE POWERFUL CARS, CHECK. DO YOU LIKE CARS THAT HANDLE WELL, AGAIN CHECK. WELL YOU WANT AN ORIGINAL COBRA BUT YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO LIVE IN THE THING TOO. WELL HERE'S ONE OPTION, A FACTORY FIVE ROADSTER.

(TOMMY)>> IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A PROJECT THAT'D BE UNIQUE, CHALLENGING, AND REWARDING, THEN ONE OF THESE MAY BE JUST RIGHT FOR YOU. THE FACTORY FIVE ROADSTER IS THE WORLD'S BEST SELLING REPLICA AUTOMOBILE.

(RICK)>> NOW THESE REPLICAS START AT JUST UNDER $13,000 DOLLARS, AND JUST A TICK UNDER $20,000 FOR A COMPLETE KIT. NOW THAT GETS YOU EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE ENGINE, DRIVETRAIN, WHEELS, TIRES, AND PAINT. NOW SOME GUYS WILL USE A FIVEO MUSTANG AS A DONOR

CAR TO BUILD THIS, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO. SEE OVER THE YEARS FACTORY FIVE HAS DEVELOPED THESE KITS TO ACCEPT ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT DRIVETRAINS AND SUSPENSION COMPONENTS.

(TOMMY)>> SO YOU COULD TOSS IN ANY NUMBER OF ENGINES AND

DRIVETRAINS INTO ONE OF THOSE AND GET YOU A CAR THAT LOOKS A LITTLE SOMETHING LIKE ONE OF THESE.

MATTER OF FACT, THEY LOOK A LOT LIKE THAT.

(RICK)>> THIS IS JIM SCHENCK, FACTORY FIVE'S CREW CHIEF.

IF ANYBODY KNOWS THEIR WAY AROUND A CAR IT'S THIS GUY.

(JIM)>> GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN RICK.

(RICK)>> HEY, GOOD SEEING YOU.

(JIM)>> I BROUGHT SCOTT ALONG WITH US TOO TO HELP PUT SOME OF THESE PARTS ON.

(RICK)>> AWESOME, AN EXTRA WRENCH IS ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE.

(SCOTT)>> YES SIR!

(JIM)>> THIS IS ONE OF OUR ROADSTER KITS. IT'S GOT FORD'S NEWEST MOD MOTOR, THE FIVE LITER COYOTE FOR A POWER PLANT. THE PARTS ON IT ARE GREAT FOR A FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE, AND YOU'LL EMBARRASS JUST ABOUT ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO LINE UP WITH IT, BUT WE CAN DO BETTER. WE'VE GOT SOME BUDDIES IN THE AFTERMARKET WORLD THAT MAKE SOME PARTS THAT CAN TAKE THIS CAR TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

(TOMMY)>> WELL THERE'S ONE GOOD WAY TO FIGURE OUT HOW BAD YOU CAN REALLY MAKE ONE OF THESE THINGS, BUT YOU'VE KINDA GOT TO PUT IT UP AGAINST SOMETHING THAT'S HAD A TRACK RECORD, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

(RICK)>> WELL GUYS, I SAY WE TAKE THE NEW TECH, LINE IT UP AGAINST THE OLD TECH, SEE WHO COMES OUT ON TOP.

(JIM)>> LETS GET THIS THING READY FOR THE TRACK.

(RICK)>> RIGHT ON!

(TOMMY)>> WELL IT'S TIME TO START THE UPGRADES, AND A GOOD PLACE TO BEGIN IS WITH THE REAR AXLE. SO JEFF AND KIP WITH MOSIER ENGINEERING BROUGHT ALONG A PIECE OF THE PUZZLE THAT WE'RE GONNA USE TO GIVE THAT COBRA A RUN FOR ITS MONEY.

HOW ARE YOU GUYS DOING?

(JEFF)>> JUST FINE TOM, HOW ARE YOU DOING?

(TOMMY)>> WONDERFUL!

(KIP)>> GOOD TO MEET YOU TOM.

(JEFF)>> BASICALLY WE START WITH A 2005 TO 2010 FACTORY FORD HOUSING. WE USE OUR PREMIUM ALLOY STEEL WHEN WE MAKE OUR AXLES. SO IT GAINS YOU ABOUT 30 PERCENT STRENGTH OVER A FACTORY STOCK AXLE.

(TOMMY)>> THIS EIGHT POINT EIGHT UNIT IS BUILT WITH BOTH STREET AND STRIP IN MIND. PLUS IT CAN HANDLE BIG POWER AND HARD LAUNCHES YOU SEE AT A RACE TRACK. BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO FIGHT A WHOLE BUNCH OF THE RATCHETING AND HOPPING WHEN YOU TURN LIKE YOU MIGHT SEE WITH A CLUTCH STYLE POS UNIT. IT'S BUILT TO SLIP RIGHT INTO THIS APPLICATION, SO NO MODIFICATION IS NECESSARY.

(JEFF)>> LOOKS LIKE THE INSTALL WENT SMOOTH. THAT SHOULD GIVE YOU THE ADVANTAGE YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.

(TOMMY)>> YEAH MAN, IT SURE IS A NICE PIECE. Y'ALL OUGHT TO STICK AROUND, SEE RICK GET HIS HANDS DIRTY.

(ANNOUNCER)>> COMING UP, BETTER SHOCKS, BIGGER, BADDER BRAKES, AND THE BOSS BREEZES IN.

THE UPGRADES CONTINUE, THEN THE COMPETITION KICKS OFF WITH THE ROADSTER SQUARING OFF AGAINST THE SNAKE.

(RICK)>> WELL WE GOT THE REAR END IN OUR FACTORY FIVE ROADSTER UPGRADED TO A MOSSIER, AND THAT MEANS THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BREAKING THAT THING WHEN WE'RE OUT WHOOPING THIS THING ON THE TRACK, BUT WE'VE STILL GOT A WAYS TO GO.

(TOMMY)>> THAT'S NO JOKE BECAUSE WE'RE PUTTING THE ROADSTER UP AGAINST THIS REAL DEAL 427 IN A NO HOLDS BARRED SHOOTOUT JUST TO SEE WHAT 45 YEARS OF KNOW HOW

AND TECHNOLOGY CAN DO.

(JIM)>> THE STOCK STUFF WILL REALLY GET THE JOB DONE. WHETHER YOU'RE HEADING TO THE RACE TRACK OR THE MALL, IT'S BUILT TO REALLY PERFORM WELL. IN THIS CASE WE WANTED TO STEP THINGS UP.

(RICK)>> NOW THIS IS KONI'S 3012 PERFORMANCE SHOCK. IT'S DUAL ADJUSTABLE, FEATURES AN ALUMINUM BODY, AND THAT MEANS IT WEIGHS LESS, PLUS IT RUNS COOLER. NOW JIM, THESE ARE NICE LOOKING UNITS BUT THEY AIN'T GONNA DO MUCH GOOD OFF THE CAR. SO LETS GET THEM MOUNTED. NOW CHANGING THESE OUT REALLY ISN'T TOO BAD AT ALL. BASICALLY PULLING TWO BOLTS, SWAPPING ONE OUT FOR THE OTHER, AND SET YOUR RIDE HEIGHT.

(JIM)>> THE COOL THING ABOUT THESE SHOCKS IS THEY'RE DOUBLE ADJUSTABLE. SO WHEN YOU GET TO THE TRACK YOU CAN TEST AND TUNE ON THEM AND TWEAK THE SETTINGS UNTIL YOU GET THEM WHERE YOU WANT.

(TOMMY)>> ALL THE POWER IN THE WORLD AIN'T GONNA DO YOU A BIT OF GOOD IF YOU HIT THE WALL AT ABOUT 180.

DUSTIN BURR WITH WILWOOD BRAKES IS HERE TO

HELP US OUT WITH THAT. HEY MAN, HOW'S IT GOING?

(DUSTIN)>> IT'S GOING GREAT!

(TOMMY)>> SWEET, IT LOOKS LIKE YOU BROUGHT SOME PRETTY SWEET PARTS WITH YOU.

(DUSTIN)>> THIS IS WILWOOD'S 13 INCH BRAKE KIT FOR THE FACTORY FIVE ROADSTER. WE USE A 13 INCH ROTOR, AN ALUMINUM HAT TO SAVE WEIGHT, AND A SIX PISTON DYNO PRO SIX CALIPER. WE PLUMB IT ALL UP WITH BRAIDED STAINLESS HOSES.

(TOMMY)>> THE CONCEPT BEHIND THIS BRAKE

SWAP GOES LIKE THIS. WE WANT TO SAVE OURSELVES SOME WEIGHT ON THE CAR AND MAKE SURE THE BRAKES DON'T GET TOO HOT EITHER. THESE BRAKES ARE ABOUT 20 PERCENT LIGHTER THAN THE ONES WE HAD, AND THE ROTOR IS ABOUT 20 PERCENT LARGER TOO. THE PADS THAT COME ALONG WITH THEM WILL KEEP US STOPPING EVEN UP AROUND THE 500 DEGREE MARK.

(DUSTIN)>> WITH THESE BIG BRAKES YOU OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THE ROADSTER FROM GETTING AWAY FROM YOU. THANKS FOR LETTING US CHIP IN.

(TOMMY)>> SURE THING MAN, APPRECIATE THE HELP. WITH THE BRAKES TAKEN CARE OF, THAT'S ONE LESS THING WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT.

(RICK)>> NOW THE ORIGINAL CAR MAY HAVE HAD SEVEN LITERS VERSUS THE COYOTE MOTOR, WHICH ONLY DISPLACES FIVE LITERS, BUT DON'T COUNT IT OUT. THIS IS FORD'S NEWEST MOD MOTOR, THE FIVE LITER COYOTE. NOW HORSEPOWER STRAPPED ONE TO THEIR DYNO A WHILE BACK AND THEY WERE ABLE TO GET 450 PONIES AT THE FLYWHEEL AND STILL BE 50 STATE EMISSIONS COMPLIANT. YEAH, TRY DOING THAT WITH ONE OF THOSE OLD 427'S. OUR COYOTE'S SITTING AT ABOUT 465 HORSEPOWER, WHICH IS PRETTY DOG GONE RESPECTABLE, BUT YOU GUYS KNOW US.

WE CAN'T SEEM TO LEAVE ANYTHING ALONE. THIS BOSS 302 INTAKE FROM FORD RACING IS REALLY GONNA HELP OPEN UP THE THROAT ON OUR COYOTE. NOW IT'S BASICALLY A BOLT ON COMPONENT. YOU JUST SWAP IT OUT WITH THE STOCKER. COUPLE IT WITH A REFLASHED COMPUTER AND YOU'RE GONNA GET ALMOST 500 HORSEPOWER.

THE BEAUTY OF MOST LATE MODEL MOD MOTORS IS THAT THEY'RE REASONABLY EASY TO UPGRADE, TAKING MINUTES INSTEAD OF HOURS. IT'S A MATTER OF BOLTING ON THE NEW INTAKE, PLUGGING YOUR FUEL AND AIR BACK IN, SWAPPING OUT THE REFLASHED COMPUTER.

(JIM)>> NOW THAT WE HAVE THE MOTOR BACK TOGETHER, WE CAN GET THE WHEELS ON THE CAR AND GET IT BACK ON THE GROUND, SET OUR RIDE HEIGHT. THEN GET THE SCALES OUT AND GET THE CORNER WEIGHTS BACK WHERE WE NEED THEM.

(TOMMY)>> WELL LETS SEE WHAT THIS OLD GIRL SOUNDS LIKE. [ engine firing up and revving ]

(RICK)>> THAT SOUNDS GOOD DUDE BUT I WANT TO SEE IF IT'LL OUT RUN THAT ONE.

(ANNOUNCER)>> STILL AHEAD, SCALE IT UP, EVEN IT OUT, AND GET IT READY FOR THE TRACK. THE GUYS SWING BY A ROADSTER REUNION, THEN IT'S GO TIME BABY!

(TOMMY)>> WE'RE JUST ABOUT READY TO HEAD OFF TO THE TRACK, AND SINCE WE UPGRADED OUR COIL OVERS, WE HAVE TO RESET OUR RIDE HEIGHT. AND JIM'S GONNA SCALE THE CAR. JIM, WHAT YOU GOT GOING ON OVER THERE BUD?

(JIM)>> SO BEFORE WE GET THE CAR ON THE SCALES, WE'VE GOT TO SET THE RIDE HEIGHT. SO WE'RE MEASURING HERE FROM THE GROUND TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FRAME RAIL.

WE WANT TO GET IT ABOUT FOUR AND A HALF INCHES. RIGHT NOW WE'RE AT ABOUT FOUR.

SO WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS REACH IN HERE AND CRANK DOWN ON THE COIL SPRING. BECAUSE OF HOW THE SPRING'S MOUNTED ON THE LOWER CONTROL ARM, YOU ONLY HAVE TO GO ABOUT HALF AS FAR WITH THE SPRING. SO THE HALF INCH, WE ONLY NEED TO GO A QUARTER INCH DOWN TO GET THAT FULL HALF INCH BACK. WHEN YOU SET THE CAR BACK DOWN ON THE GROUND, THE TIRES HOLD IT UP A LITTLE BIT WITH THE FRICTION. YOU HAVE TO ROLL IT BACK AND FORTH A LITTLE SO YOU CAN MEASURE THE CORRECT HEIGHT. THERE IT IS FOUR AND A HALF JUST LIKE WE NEED. NOW WE'RE GONNA REPEAT THE WHOLE PROCESS FOR THE BACK WITH ABOUT A QUARTER INCH MORE HEIGHT JUST TO GIVE IT A LITTLE RAKE.

SO ONCE WE GET THE CAR ON THE SCALES, THIS IS OUR TOTAL WEIGHT. WE'RE GONNA TURN OFF THE LEFT FRONT AND THE RIGHT REAR. THAT'LL GIVE US THE CROSS WEIGHT ON JUST THOSE CORNERS, AND WE'LL HIT THE PERCENTAGE. 49.1 IS PRETTY CLOSE BUT WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IS 50/50. SO ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS TWIST THIS COIL OVER A COUPLE OF TIMES, MAYBE TWO FULL TURNS, AND THAT SHOULD GET US CLOSE TO 50/50.

(RICK)>> WELL WE'RE HEADING OUT TO A TRACK THAT YOU GUYS MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE HEARD OF. IT'S A TINY LITTLE MOM AND POP PLACE KNOWN AS ZMAX DRAGWAY.

(TOMMY)>> BUT FIRST WE'VE GOT TO TAKE THIS DUDE FOR A LITTLE SPIN. OKAY, WE GOT THIS THING, WE'RE CRUISING AROUND 70!

(RICK)>> WHOO, OUR LITTLE COYOTE WANTS TO RUN! THAT'S A LOT OF MOTOR FOR THIS LITTLE CAR DUDE!

(TOMMY)>> DUDE, I WANT ONE OF THESE, I REALLY DO.

(RICK)>> YEAH, ME TOO!

(TOMMY)>> YOU KNOW THIS THING'S KINDA LIKE RIDING IN A TIME MACHINE MAN. IT'S GOT OLE TIMEY GAUGES, CLASSIC INTERIOR. HECK, YOU RESEMBLE JAMES DEAN JUST A BIT. ONE OF THESE IS FUN ENOUGH.

BUT THROW TOGETHER A WHOLE MESS OF THESE OLD ROADSTERS AND THAT'S A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT LEVEL OF AWESOMENESS. OLE RICK EVEN GOT TO HOP IN THE COBRA.

(RICK)>> THAT IS ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS EVER!

(TOMMY)>> WE'RE TAKING A BIT TO SWING BY A FACTORY FIVE ROADSTER GATHERING. THESE CARS TEND TO DRAW A CROWD WHEREVER THEY GO, AND THE OWNERS ARE A TIGHT KNIT BUNCH. EVEN FACTORY FIVE'S PRESIDENT, DAVE SMITH, SHOWED UP.

(DAVE)>> I REALLY LOVE ALL THESE CARS.

(RICK)>> I GUESS THE OWNER'S LOVING IT TOO. ( )>> MORE FUN THAN YOU CAN HANDLE.

(NORMAN)>> LOW AND FAST, I GUESS, A LOT OF FUN.

(MAGNUS)>> IT GETS A REACTION OUT OF EVERYBODY. LITTLE CHILDREN WHO ARE IN A SEA OF CARS WILL POINT TO THIS CAR.

THEY'LL NOTICE IT, AND PICK IT OUT OF A CROWD. THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT THIS STYLE CAR THAT JUST APPEALS. ( )>> I'M GOING FAST!

(MAGNUS)>> EVEN A LITTLE KID.

(RICK)>> WELL THIS IS A GREAT GROUP OF CARS AND A GREAT

GROUP OF GUYS, AND BELIEVE ME, THEY DRIVE THE WHEELS OFF OF THESE THINGS. SPEAKING OF DRIVING, COMING UP NEXT WE'RE HEADING TO THE TRACK.

(ANNOUNCER)>> AFTER THE BREAK WE DECLARE A WINNER IN OUR FORD POWERED SHOOTOUT!

(TOMMY)>> TODAY WE'VE BEEN PRETTY BUSY. WE TOOK ONE OF FACTORY FIVE RACING'S MARK FOUR ROADSTERS AND UPGRADED THE REAR END, BRAKES, SHOCKS, AND INTAKE. THEN WE PACKED UP THE ROADSTER AND A 427 COBRA FOR A TRIP TO THE ZMAX DRAGWAY IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.

(RICK)>> AND WHAT BETTER PLACE TO LINE UP OUR FACTORY FIVE ROADSTER AGAINST AN ORIGINAL 427 COBRA.

(TOMMY)>> IT AIN'T EVERY DAY THAT YOU GET TO THROW A COUPLE OF SERIOUS MACHINES LIKE THIS AT EACH OTHER. SO WE'RE GONNA DO IT UP RIGHT. THESE TWO CARS MAY HAVE A SIMILAR EXTERIOR, BUT THEY COULDN'T BE ANY MORE DIFFERENT UNDER THE HOOD.

(RICK)>> THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT, A MILLION DOLLAR LEGEND VERSUS A SUPPED UP MODERNIZED TRIBUTE THAT YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF FOR WELL UNDER $40,000. FIRST, WE'RE GONNA SEND THEM THROUGH AN AUTOCROSS STYLE CONES COURSE TO SEE WHAT KIND OF TIMES THEY CAN PULL. THEN WE'RE GONNA DO A SIDE BY SIDE BRAKING TEST. THIS WILL TELL US HOW THEY STAND UP TO EACH OTHER IN TERMS OF STOPPING POWER. AND FINALLY WE'RE GONNA LINE THEM UP FOR A GOOD OLE FASHIONED DRAG RACE JUST TO SEE WHICH ONE'S GOT THE MOST ITCH IN ITS GIDDY UP!

(TOMMY)>> THESE THREE TESTS SHOULD GIVE US THE ABILITY TO DECLARE A WINNER. SO THE QUESTION REMAINS, MILLION DOLLAR MUSCLE, MODERNIZED ROADSTER, LETS GO FIND OUT.

DAVE SMITH, OWNER AND PRESIDENT OF FACTORY FIVE

IS GONNA BE DRIVING THE RED ROADSTER. WE'LL LET HIM GO FIRST.

(DAVE)>> THE IDEA IS PRETTY COOL. I MEAN BASICALLY WE'RE SEEING HOW FAR TECHNOLOGY HAS TAKEN THE DESIGN.

(RICK)>> WE'RE HAVING JIM TIME ALL THE RUNS, AND THAT'LL TELL US HOW MUCH THAT 45 YEARS OF TECH HAS REALLY BROUGHT US.

(DAVE)>> WE'RE IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF CARS IN TERMS OF TECHNOLOGY. WHAT WE'RE DOING AT FACTORY FIVE IS BRINGING THOSE TECHNOLOGIES TOGETHER BUT STAYING FAITHFUL TO THE LOOK OF THE CAR.

(TOMMY)>> WITH A COUPLE OF PRACTICE RUNS UNDER HIS BELT, DAVE CAN PUSH HIS ROADSTER TO SEE WHAT IT CAN DO.

(JIM)>> HIS TIMES WERE GETTING QUICKER AS HE WENT. HE GOT ALL THE WAY DOWN TO A 10.72.

(RICK)>> AND NOW IT'S THE COBRA'S TURN. OWNER JIM MAXWELL GETS TO PUT IT THROUGH THE PACES. (JIM M.)>> I'VE DRIVEN OTHER CARS, BUT NEVER DRIVEN THIS CAR ON A SLALOM COURSE. MY BROTHER HAD ONE WHEN I WAS A KID, AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT THEN, AND I WAS REALLY DISTRAUGHT WHEN HE SOLD IT. AND SO AS SOON AS I HAD ENOUGH MONEY TO FIND ONE I WENT HUNTING.

(RICK)>> NOW YOU CAN SEE THERE'S A LITTLE BIT MORE BODY ROLL IN THIS CAR, BUT SHE SURE AIN'T GOING DOWN EASY DESPITE THE FACT THAT THIS IS A COMPLETELY UNRESTORED CAR ON ROCK HARD STREET TIRES.

NOW LETS SEE WHAT THE BEST RUN WAS.

(JIM)>> WELL HE ENDED UP WITH A 12.81. HE WAS REAL CONSISTENT, HE RAN A 12.81 TWICE.

(TOMMY)>> WELL THERE YOU HAVE IT, THE ROADSTER'S TEARING IT UP WITH THE BEST TIME OF 10.72 SECONDS. THE COBRA'S HOLDING ITS OWN THOUGH WITH A BEST

TIME OF 12.8 SECONDS.

(DAVE)>> KONI SHOCKS, THESE SHOCKS WERE DEVELOPED HAND IN HAND WITH KONI.

(RICK)>> NOW WE'VE SEEN HOW WELL THEY CAN TURN BUT WHAT ABOUT STOPPING? YOU CAN'T ARGUE WITH A SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON.

(TOMMY)>> AFTER SEVERAL RUNS, DAVE'S ROADSTER HAD A BEST 60 TO ZERO DISTANCE OF 87 FEET, AND JIM'S COBRA HAD A BEST OF 95 FEET.

(RICK)>> THE COBRA HAD A LITTLE TROUBLE KEEPING ITSELF STRAIGHT. IT LOOKS LIKE THOSE BIG WILWOODS ON THE FACTORY FIVE CAR MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE. ALRIGHT GUYS, ONE MORE TEST TO PERFORM AND THAT'S A HEADS UP DRAG RACE. NOW THE REAL QUESTION HERE IS CAN A LATE MODEL FUEL INJECTED FIVE LITER MOTOR KEEP UP WITH A FUEL GULPING RACE BRED 427.

(TOMMY)>> LETS SEE IF THE NEW GUY CAN HANG WITH PROVEN HISTORY. LINE'EM UP GUYS!

THE FIVE LITER MOD MOTOR IN THE FACTORY FIVE CAR IS MORE THAN HOLDING ITS OWN AGAINST THAT BIG BLOCK IN THE COBRA. IN FACT, DAVE'S HAVING TROUBLE KEEPING THE TIRES PLANTED ON IT.

(BOB)>> THAT WASN'T PRETTY RIGHT THERE. THAT WAS A FUN RIDE FOR DAVE. I'M SURE HE'S GLAD THAT ONE WAS OVER.

(TOMMY)>> THE COYOTE IS CHEWING ON THE COBRA, BUT JIM BROUGHT A RINGER TO THE PARTY. YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED WE SWAPPED OUT THE DRIVER WITH BOB TASCA, HE'S A PROFESSIONAL. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE REPRESENT THIS CAR TO THE FULLEST.

(RICK)>> AND WITH TIMES OF 14.33 AND 12.86, THE COYOTE PULLS OUT THE WIN.

(JESSE)>> THERE'S A PERCEPTION THAT SMALL DISPLACEMENT MEANS IT'S NOT GONNA MAKE BIG POWER. BUT WITH THIS ENGINE AND LATE MODEL TECHNOLOGY WE'RE ABLE TO MAKE ALMOST 500 HORSEPOWER OUT OF ONLY A 302 CUBIC INCH ENGINE. SO IN A CAR THAT WEIGHS JUST OVER 2,000 POUNDS, WITH STREET TIRES, THIS IS ABOUT THE MOST FUN YOU'RE GONNA HAVE.

(RICK)>> WELL GUYS HOPEFULLY WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO SHINE A LITTLE BIT OF LIGHT ON WHY THESE CARS ARE THE LEGENDS THAT THEY ARE. I MEAN HEY, 45 YEARS LATER AND THIS THING IS STILL

A SERIOUS CONTENDER. IT'S NOT JUST A MUSEUM PIECE.

(TOMMY)>> AND FACTORY FIVE HAS MANAGED TO BRING THAT EXPERIENCE TO THE AVERAGE GUY.

YOU CAN GET INTO ONE OF THESE FOR SOMETHING AROUND $13,000, OR ONE JUST LIKE THIS FOR AROUND $40,000. AND I THINK I'M GONNA HAVE TO GET ME ONE OF THESE THINGS MAN.

(RICK)>> WE NEED TO GO TALK TO DAVE, GET US A KIT.
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