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."
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