DMC Racing out Halifax, Massachusetts announced back in June that record-holding X275 racer Tim Meagher was taking his 1989 Ford Mustang back to the drawing board.
After the demise of NMCA’s Street Radial class in 2010, Meagher kept his single-turbo machine in the local X275 circuit, but the announcement of NMCA’s new Street Outlaw class has changed all of that. The upgrades to the Mustang make up a full overhaul–a new Neil-headed small block from Kris Nelson of Nelson Competition Inc, a new DMC Racing bolt-in 9-inch rear end and new rear suspension, Spaghetti menders wiring, and fresh new paint inside and out.
One of the interesting parts of Meagher’s build is the turbo swap—from X275’s maximum 88mm turbo over to a new, 94mm snail—the proposed limit on the new Street Outlaw class.
Meagher’s first order of business? Cutting weight. The new class is expected to allow a much lower race weight—by 150 to 250 pounds. Builders have already cut the Mustang down to a puny 3,000, allowing room for adjustments as the weight limits are finalized.
Meagher had originally planned to debut the new set up later on this month, but with the addition of a new baby in his family this week, he has chosen to postpone the first race for at least another month. Congrats, Tim!