It happened innocently enough: an email about 24 Hours of LeMons visiting my favorite stomping ground, Houston's Motorsport Ranch. After securing the blessings of The Powers That Be, TTAC got the green light to play down and dirty. What else would I do with an overabundance (yeah right) of free time and a $75 Lincoln LSC originally bought for parts? Take a page from Cerberus: strip and flip that bitch! Everyone knows the 5.0L powered Lincoln is the Rich Man's Mustang, but only if it sheds luxuries for a curb weight of 3300lbs or less. Hell, the Recaro-esque seats are 75lbs heavier than a Mustang! And just like ye olde 5.0 Pony, its 225hp makes for a strong beater on MSR Houston's straights, with 300lb-ft of torque for quick apex exits and ABS intervention when needed. With the Fox Body's Lego-like parts interchangeability, plenty of local junkyards and a friend with mad welding (i.e. roll cage) skills, this could very well happen. TTAC is ready to do battle. Watch this space!
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