Previously Junked LX Notch Becomes ‘School Car Gone Wild’
Remember the old adage, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure”? Well, I’d be willing to bet that whoever came up with that never imagined junk yielding a beauty like this.
This 1990 LX Notch’s looks alone make it hard to believe that this Mustang could have been junk. But she was abandoned as a salvage title after a big fire hit the front end of the car.
Thank goodness Tim Weilert was in need of some wheels to get to and from school. Otherwise Tim’s dad, Jeff Weilert, probably would have never even paid $1,200 for the once-wrecked 1990 Mustang. But since then, the car has evolved into one menacing machine, thanks to the father and son duo, as highlighted in a MustangandFords.com report.
What began as purely a body-work project evolved into an all-out mod, with everything from a lucky $1,300 custom paint job to a Dart 351 block by Bennett Racing, bored and stroked to a 427-cube topped with a Vortech V-7 YSi supercharger that puts out a whopping 1,200 horsepower and 980 lb-ft. of torque.
“I have seen cars with $10,000 paint that didn’t look that good,” said Jeff. “That’s when what we call ‘School Car Gone Wild’ got started.”
The Mustang also features Diamond/Bennett custom dish pistons and Oliver rods, aluminum AFR 225 heads, a roller Comp camshaft, an Edelbrock Super Victor intake manifold, and a 90mm Accufab throttle body.
Adding to its menacing looks are Champion Cap5 wheels with the rear wrapped with 275 Mickey Thompson ET Street Pros. The LX Notch also features a rollcage, a parachute, and a Team-Z aluminum wing.
The total investment has reached $65,000 over the past 14 years since the Weilerts took ownership of the car. To date, the car’s fastest pass has been 8.72 seconds at 153 mph.
Needless to say, this Mustang has moved on from the junk pile.
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