Pete Johnson's Mustang: 236 MPH in the Standing Mile!
Their sleek, thinly disguised race car is powered by a turbocharged 351 Windsor punched out to 358 cubic inches. It's fed by a new Holley Dominator EFI system that they'd just installed and monitored by a Racepak UDX-SR Street Rod Dash.
The hardest part of setting top speed for the year, as it turned out, wasn't finding more speed than everybody else – it was just getting to Wilmington in the first place. With time running out to make it to the event, the Johnson team found itself desperately in need of a bellhousing to fit their Powerglide transmission to the back of the Ford Small Block. That's when Quick Time stepped in.
"They needed a bell a little deeper than what they had," said Ross McCombs, whose team at Quick Time Bellhousings made it happen literally overnight. "We cut the top off of it and put a new one on that was half an inch deeper and exactly what they needed for their setup.
"We got it back from paint about 4:00 on a Friday afternoon and had to find the UPS guy on his cell phone," McCombs said. "We ran it out to him at the last minute Friday night – after last minute, actually – but we got it done and got it to them. They got it Saturday, put it in the car that day, and took it out there on Sunday and won."
Holley EFI 12.3" Pro Dash| 01/15/2019
Sema’s Best engineered product just got bigger and better! Holley’s large 12.3” Pro Dash allows you to monitor engine parameters at a glance and custom tune with your finger tips. There’s even a virtual switch panel to control your accessories. The Pro Dash is a must have for any Holley EFI system.
Life's Good: Bill Alvis' Wild Blown Nitrous S-10| 01/15/2019
He's had a lot of different engines in the truck, but never one like this.