1992 Performance Red Mustang GT - Jim Wyche '92

Owner Location Year, Color, Model
Jim Wyche Collegedale, TN 1992 Performance Red Mustang GT

Wheel and Tire Packages
Front Rims: 17x9.5 Cobra R
Front Tires: Perelli P7000 Radials 255/45
Rear Rims: 17x10.5 Cobra R
Rear Tires: M/T Drag Radials 275/40
Aftermarket Performance Mods
  • 347 by Thumper of Orange Park
  • ARP Fasteners
  • Brock Girdle
  • Motorsport X303 Cam
  • SFI Balancer
  • Crane 1.7 Roller Rockers
  • Motorsport GT-40 Intake
  • Underdrive Pulleys
  • Edelbrock/BBK 70mm Throttle Body
  • Mac Cold Air Intake
  • C&L 73mm Mass Air
  • Motorsport 30 lb. Fuel Injectors
  • Canton 7 Quart Oil Pan
  • Oil Scraper
  • Windage Tray
  • High Volume Oil Pump
  • Kirban Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator
  • 255 LPH Walbro Fuel Pump
  • NOS 150 HP Dry Nitrous System
  • AFM Nitrous Controls
  • Edelbrock Performer Aluminum Heads Ported and Set Up
    by Thumper of Orange Park
  • Taylor 409 10.4mm Race Wires
  • MSD 6AL Ignition & Blaster Coil
  • Diablosport 3-Way Custom Chip
  • Trunk Mounted Battery
  • Mac Ceramic-Coated Long-Tube Headers 1 5/8"
  • Mac Off-Road H-Pipe 2.5"
  • Flowmaster Mufflers
  • Mac Chrome Exhaust
  • SPEC Stage 3+ Clutch
  • Ford Motorsport Billet Steel Flywheel
  • Tremec 3550 Transmission
  • Hurst Competition Plus Shifter for Pro 5.0
  • Hurst Line Loc
  • Motorsports Aluminum Driveshaft
  • 3.73 Gears
  • Auburn Pro Differential
  • Moser 31 Spline Axles
  • Torque Boxes and Seams Welded
  • Front Brakes: PBR Cobra Calipers w/ 13" Drilled Rotors
  • Rear Brakes: PBR Calipers w/ Drilled Rotors
  • Granatelli Tubular K-Member
  • Ground Pounder Tubular A-Arms
  • KYB AGX Adjustable Struts
  • Ground Pounder Coil-Overs Front and Rear
  • Factor Five Upper and Lower Control Arms
  • UPR Spherical Aluminum Upper Control Arm Bushings
  • Urethane Lower Control Arm Bushings
  • Urethane Front Sway Bar Bushings and End Links
Aftermarket Upgrades and Modifications
  • Pedal Covers
  • Auto Meter Monster Tachometer Gauge
  • Auto Meter Oil Pressure Gauge
  • Auto Meter Water Temp Gauge
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Motorsports Belt Pads
  • Tinted Windows
Car Audio Sound System
  • Pioneer Satellite AM/FM/CD

Car Bio

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon in the summer of 1966 when the most beautiful girl Id ever seen pulled up to the dormitory driveway. Not only was she beautiful, so was her new car, a Springtime Yellow Mustang with black interior. That was my introductions to my future wife and the wonderful world of Mustangs. They were both keepers. Miss Jayne has renewed my lease 41 times since then and we now have three Mustangs.

The red 1992 Mustang GT came into our lives in May of 92 when I bought it and literally drove it off the showroom floor at Mountain View Ford in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It replaced a 1979 5.0 hatch that has its own interesting story. As I drove away I remember thinking, Im going to be 49 years-old when I finish making payments! I wonder if Ill keep it that long? Well, its been paid for many times over and I still have it. The car is seventeen and Im now sixty.

For the first four years it served as my work car to make sales calls. At the time I had a picture in my mind of what a streetable GT should be (pretty much what everyone back then thought!). So, within the first 30 days I added a 3.73:1 gear, BBK lowering springs, sub-frame connectors, strut tower brace, K-member brace, underdrive pulleys, and a K & N air filter. It was a blast to drive and I was the fastest Dale Carnegie Training Consultant in town!

The Red Car, as it was known in our family, later served typical household duties. It carried groceries, bales of straw for the yard, and served as my sons college transportation. It was just sitting unused in our driveway in 2002 when the modification bug bit me With good friend Paul Roy doing the heavy lifting, we started in modifying the car. The interior was stripped out, engine and suspension removed. All seams prone to breaking or cracking were welded. A 1989 tilt steering column was fitted and some of the wiring was hidden behind the fender panels.

Over the years the entire car has been modified with the goal of being a general-purpose ride. Its capable whether cruising with the stereo and A/C working, pounding out mid-sevens in the eighth mile, or carving corners in the Smoky Mountains. The Red Car has been a great outlet for the last seventeen years, but its time to pass it on to a responsible younger man (or woman) who will love it and care for it like I have. A back injury makes it a challenge for me to drive the five-speed. It will hurt like crazy to see it go. Maybe Ill get lucky and no one will buy it!