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Budget-built bastard

Times being what they are, everyone’s looking for an edge, a hedge, or maybe even a sledgehammer. Thirty-five year old Justin Brayman has been doing the racing bit for more than half his young life. He knows how to wheel and he knows how to deal. He might buy something one day and sell it the very next if he sniffs potential profit. He’s gone through a bunch of Mustangs and Camaros and of course the juiced, low-9s 540ci Nova he wishes he still had. But it, too, went on the block and went away.

He had this twisted idea about building a Fox Mustang hooked-up with a big dose of LSX power and driven to madness by the intercooled turbo twins. To have a Chevrolet small-block wind up the engine compartment of a Fox or SN95 Mustang is hardly a new idea, but planting an LS engine in one is beginning to catch fire. It’s a swap made simple and desirable by Anthony Jones Engineering (AJE) components that include a K-member, tubular control arms, engine mounts, etc., that settles into place with wrenches, bolts and minimal fuss.  By design, there are no clearance issues with the Flaming River steering column, the Dynatech stepped (1¾-to-1 7/8-inch x 3-inch collector) engine swap headers, or the custom exhaust built by John Morrell.

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