For most Mustang enthusiasts the name Tony Alm conjures up thoughts in the Shelby GT500 segment of our hobby. His exploits with a 2007 Shelby are well documented on many Mustangs forums. He is notorious for stuffing a Hellion twin turbo system on top of his supercharged engine, then pulling the pin and slamming the gears of the Tremec six-speed to tune of 9.50s at 150 mph. It is a neat street car but Alm’s roots are in the hardcore Mustang drag racing world. In fact, some longtime enthusiasts will remember him competing in a variety of heads-up classes back in the original Fun Ford Weekend days before NMRA came into existence—first with a naturally aspirated combination and then with a turbocharged Street Outlaw car. That predated the Super Street Outlaw category by a few years when all it took was 9-second time slips to be king.
The time has come for him to get back into heads-up racing and a new 25.3-certified Mustang LX coupe will be his chariot. Tig Vision is responsible for the chassis build (TigVisionWelding.com). The engine comes from the southern Florida mastermind of Tim Eichorn at MPR. It is a 363ci engine based on an 8.2-deck block. Eichorn added a billet crankshaft, MGP aluminum rods, custom MPR-spec pistons, Jesel valvetrain, and lots of other little tricks to make the 363 sing at an insane rpm level. A Holley Dominator EFI system will control the engine parameters. The boost-maker is a large frame Bullseye 88mm turbocharger with a billet impeller wheel. A Chiseled Performance air-to-water intercooler keeps the boost chilled during those hot Florida days.
On the chassis side of the equation, Alm picked up UPR front and rear suspension components (modified by Tig Vision) and combined the front with Racecraft drop-spindles. Weld Racing V-Series wheels sit at all four corners with the rear wheels featuring double beadlocks and the front are spindle mounted rollers. Chassis Engineering was tapped for a chromoly fabricated 9-inch housing that is filled with Strange 40-spline gun drilled axles and Ultra-case. Strange Engineering brakes are mounted at the four corners for superior stopping power and the ability to hold the car on the starting line as Alm brings the engine up on boost. Schoneck Composites is responsible for all the lightweight carbon fiber parts, save for the hood that was purchased from DMC Racing. Speedwire wiring system was added to the car along with a Stroud fire system.
**Rendering by GregZ Designs