Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Daphne, Alabama
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Killed a Mustang Mach 1 R
A girl I work with's husband has a prior body style Mach 1 R and thinks it's a damn Ferrari the way he talks about it. I caught the guy going home across the bay (easy as hell to spot, MACH1R license plates) and got behind him. He got ancy and pulled over into the right lane and tried to dart ahead of a car and get back in the left lane to put a 1 car buffer between us but the car in front of him wouldn't let him back in.
So I get to drive up beside him. The car in front of me got over into the right hand land and I crept ahead, not wanting to get to far ahead of the rustang. Sure enough, he got back in the left lane and tail gated me so bad I thought we were trading paint. He did this for almost a mile before traffic opened up and I was able to run.
I put it in 3rd (auto tranny) and gunned it. She dropped down to 2nd just for a second, and back up into 3rd by the time we hit 80. The rustang kept up with me from the 65 mph roll to 90ish. Then I just pulled away. Got about 5 cars on him and then he just fell back, I could tell he gave up and let off the gas. I let off too and did the brake tap thing a couple times and wanted him to catch back up to me so I could give him a wave, but typical rustang owner, he hung back in the weeds, limping and licking his wounds, and didn't want to acknowledge his defeat to me.
I don't know if his car is stock or not. My car is pretty much stock (for now). I've got a K&N CAI, Borla cat-back exhaust, and Diablosport Predator Tuner. It was a close close race the first 30 mph. I'd like to know how the race would go running from a dead stop. I've got a set of Kooks stepped long tube headers, LS3 ported heads, and a custom ground Comp cam laying on the floor waiting to be put in. I still gotta buy a torque converter and tranny cooler before taking everything to the speed shop and laying down 2 grand in labor to have it all put in. After all that, I'll be hunting Cobras and GT500s/GT500KRs, lol.