This right here is BangShifty as hell. It has been a long time since we saw someone doing some stuff stuff with a stock bottom end 302ci Ford in a Fox Mustang and when we stumbled upon this video we were smiling the whole time we watched it. So what’s the combo? Here’s what the caption on the video says:
Stock bottom end 302
Pro max aluminum heads
Paxton Novi 2000 supercharger
17psi of Boost
The neat thing here is that the guys have to monkey around with the car to get stuff like the belt routing right and some other small fixes. Those small fixes take this thing and really wake it up. It makes 500hp to the tire and when you take into consideration heat soak and drivetrain loss, this thing is really making some steam. We love that it is not a bank breaking combo, we love that it is not an LS, and we love the fact that it sounds like so many blown Fox Mustangs we have heard over the years at the strip. The fact that the car looks like hell also makes us smile.
It may be ugly (which we love) but it sure has some teeth and those teeth are of the good ol’ blue oval kind. As hot rodding continues to evolve in technology and in some ways complexity, these moments of seeing some legit KISS projects making great power need to be celebrated. Long live the little 302!