You undoubtedly might have seen the race footage of this Fox Body Mustang on our YouTube channel. Now meet the owner and driver of this amazing 93 Mustang GT – James Lubbert. James has owned this Stang since high school and it has been a never ending project since. He got into auto-cross (Auto-X) racing and that made the natural evolution into road course racing. As with all automotive enthusiasts, once he got bit by the racing bug the infection took over!
I've been open track road coursing probably about six to eight years off and on. It's a blast. There is nothing else like it.
James Lubbert LatemodelRestoration.com Interivew
James built a great race suspension about around stock k member and stock SN-95 lower control arms. It features a Maximum Motorsports pan-hard bar and torque arm with AST coil-overs on all four corners. To help with the braking, he upgraded to SN-95 Cobra brakes in the front and rear. To help get this Fox Body down the straight parts of the track, James turned to DSS Racing for 331ci shortblock and added some high flow Edelbrock aluminum cylinder heads. This motor combination made for a power combination that made 330 HP & 350 ft/lb Torque on a chassis dyno.
It’s a lot of fun. Especially in a car that is as light at this Fox Body is.
James Lubbert LatemodelRestoration.com Interivew
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Published on 2013-06-07 Long time friend, James Lubbert drives an amazing purpose built road race Mustang GT. It has been amazing watching this Mustang transform into what it is today! Lubbert started out driving this Fox Body Mustang back in High School and it has followed him throughout his whole life. It currently features a strong power plant that features a DSS 331 stroker short block, Trick Flow intake manifold and plenty of more performance mods to create an impressive 330+hp Stang. The brakes and suspension feature SN95 13" Cobra brakes and Maximum Motorsports panhard bar with full coil over setup.
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Transcript Jmac: We are here at LatemodelRestoration.com with longtime friend james lubbert. He’s also a customer and sponsored racer. james tell me a little bit about your car.
James: This is a ninety-three 93 mustang GT road race car. I've had this far for a long time about 14 years. Originally started as a reef blue teal color with a sunroof. Drove it all senior high school all through college It has just been a long-time partner.
Jmac: You daily drove it. When did you start making the conversion to road race car?
James: About 2003-2004. I just starting getting into auto crossing and that went right into road course when I lived in Michigan.
Jmac: I know it started out stock and progress progress progress until it can’t be driven on the street anymore. What kind of suspension set up do you have?
James: The current suspension setup is a pan hard bar with torque arm from Maximum Motorsport and then it’s got AST coil over shocks and struts all around with the coil over springs. We are running the SN95 stock control arms and stock k member. the whole intent there was to prove it can be done with a stock set up
Jmac Now with all those suspension upgrades I’m sure you did a little bit to the brakes too.
James: Yup, obviously the stock brakes weren't going to cut it so I went with 13 inch Cobra front brakes and 11 inch rear cobra brakes much improved.
Jmac: I’m sure it is and I bet they do a lot to slow down that hot little powertrain you have. Tell us about that.
James: We've got a DSS 331 stroker motor that is roughly a year old and dynode 330hp & 350 ft/lb torque to the tire.
Jmac: That’s uh... pretty respectful. I bet it's a handful on the track.
James: It's a lot of fun. It’s a lot of fun. Especially in a car that is as light at this Fox Body is.
Jmac: So you got a full cage and race seats. Nothing but a road course car. How long have you been racing this car in in particular?
James: I've been open track road coursing probably about six to eight years off and on. It's a blast. There is nothing else like it.
Jmac: There is nothing like going into a turn at speed. Now if you want to build your Mustang to handle just like this one. Check out LatemodelRestoration.com for all of your suspension, drivetrain, wheel & tire needs.
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