True Street competitor Blair Brannock has been working on this project for a little over a year. Originally conceived as a Drag Radial car and then “toned down a bit” for True Street racing. The E-Bay buy came with a good clean body and engine that was set up to run on nitrous. All the rest (seats, rear end, transmission, etc) was sold or traded off to fund the transformation.

The Fox body coupe is stripped down and ready for the trip. This hood was purchased at the Z Max race in North Carolina when we were up there with "Little Blue". Blair was able to run an 8.79 @ 178 on a soft tune before low oil pressure ended his weekend. Initial tear down suggests water condensation from inside the intercooler was going through the intake tract. This wound up hurting a bearing, making a mess of the crank and one rod. That cooler, and the one in this car now have drains mounted.

The Engine was taken to Action Machine in New Port Richey, Florida to get the once over and other essentials required for the 30+ pounds of boost coming from the twin 88mm Precsion turbos out front. The 440 inch mill features a Dart block and ported Edelbrock Victor heads.

The roll cage is a 25-5 kit from Wolfe Racecraft assembled/welded in house at Rock Star Performance. Troy Fedora is the fabricator.

The intercooler piping runs through the car along the transmission tunnel to the trunk.

No luggage here, intercooler, ice tank, water pump and battery. When they coined the term “business coupe” somehow I don’t think was what they had in mind.

The car was dropped at Car Classics. Shop owner Mark Belfuss, shown here with Blair, has been in the business over 20 years. He expects the car to be finished in 2-3 weeks.

Don is allready at work smoothing things out before it hits the booth. I will be keeping tabs on the progress so be sure to check back to see what's going on.

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