She proudly wears a one-of-a-kind set of wheels done up by Long Island Rim Shop. They used to be ugly old "crab" wheels.
After a long lay off from racing, due to poor health, Slug hit the track again on Wed Aug 15, 2001. I wanted to be gentle on her for her very first "shakedown" runs since 1999, so I left the boost set to 20 psi, which she runs on the street every day. When I uncapped the Warlock muffler,
The Warlock uncaps and becomes a straight pipe by merely turning 3 wingnuts by hand, and pulling it out. SWEET!
boost went to 22 psi all by itself. This left me 5.5 psi of boost to use later on when I go for some "serious" runs.
I decided to leave the street tires hard (32 psi) and cold for her shakedown
runs, to see what she would do right on the street. No burnout to get good 60' times. Here is the Mustang I faced on my first run of this
The Stang lost by MANY car lengths!
Here is the view that you would
see if you were riding down the 1/4 mile with me, looking straight out the side
window at our competition. Adios, Mustang!!
This Mustang ran 13's. Too bad for him that Slug runs 12's...
SHOTGUN IN SLUG!!*****
SEE WHAT YOU WOULD SEE IF YOU WERE LOOKING OUT MY SIDE WINDOW AS WE RACED A TRANS AM...
Just click on the picture above...
Slug runs high 12's on little old all season
radials, just like she drives around on every day. See how she stacks up against
other street tired FWD Mopars at: QUICK DAILY
I moved the battery over to the passenger's
Along with a gear change, this move improved
The battery is a 17 lb lawn tractor battery from
Exide. It started the low compression engine in 28 degree weather with no
Quotes from Drag Racing Monthly: (Talking to
Mustang 5.0 owners) :
"Just hope you never come across Gus Mahon and his refrigerator white four -door 89 Plymouth Acclaim. Why would you want to stay away from this dude and his basically unmodified slugmobile? Cause making guys like you look silly is Mr Mahon's favorite thing in the whole world!"