War Pony: Pedal Pushers

                A big part of building any car for drag …

                A big part of building any car for drag racing is fixing its shortcomings. In the case of the Fox-body Mustang, flex is a big issue (we addressed that last issue, “War Pony, Part 2,” Jan. 2014, pg. 18). The next big p (Read More..)

War Pony-Front Lines: Fixing the Front End

                 When it comes to front and rear suspension pieces …

                 When it comes to front and rear suspension pieces for Fox Mustangs, choice is plentiful. There are many folks building front-end parts like K-members and A-arms for these cars. After weighing all of our options, we chos (Read More..)

Power Brokers: Crew Chief of the Month

The oft used phrase “racing in his blood” accurately does …

The oft used phrase “racing in his blood” accurately does describe Justin Taylor, crew chief on Mike Tocco and Roger Garten’s War Horse Nostalgia Funny Car. Taylor was an infant during his dad’s tenure as the driver of Dave Braskett’s Lone Ea (Read More..)

War Pony: Suspension and Gauges – Filling in the Blanks

                             It’s time to fill in the blanks on some …

                             It’s time to fill in the blanks on some important details in our project car. Last issue we glossed over the struts and shocks we’re using on the War Pony Mustang. Now we’ll look at the pie (Read More..)

The Best Deal in Town: GM’s LS3: A Cheap Horsepower Date!

       Without question, the LS7 is the top dog of …

       Without question, the LS7 is the top dog of the naturally aspirated world of LS engine horsepower. It’s also the most expensive–by a wide margin. As with most engines, the key to the LS7’s exceptional power profile is the air flo (Read More..)

Scat Enterprises, Inc. Tom Lieb’s Take on the American Dream

         Let it be known, whether you buy a hard …

         Let it be known, whether you buy a hard part or vehicle seat from Scat, you’re doing business with Tom Lieb, a certified car guy, not some faceless multinational conglomerate, churning out everything from door knobs to toilet sea (Read More..)

Pandemonium: Return With Us to the Roots of Funny Car Racing

In the late ’50s through the ‘60s, drag racing was …

In the late ’50s through the ‘60s, drag racing was in many ways a regional sport. From the mid/southwest roared the Top Fuelers of Bob Creitz, Jimmy Nix, Bobby Langley, Vance Hunt, Lou Cangalose and from Kansas City, Kansas, Bob Sullivan. Bob, with (Read More..)