Process of Improving: Andrew Purvis 1989 Ford Mustang GT

Process of Improving: Andrew Purvis 1989 Ford Mustang GT

Andrew Purvis used to ride around town on his bicycle taking pictures of cool cars way back when he was younger, and that passion followed him well into his adult life. When he was just 19, back in 2007, he found a 1989 Ford Mustang for sale - the iconic fox-body model he had already grown to appreciate years before. Within a few days of buying the car, he was already gutting the interior. “Anything that didn’t make it go faster was on the chopping block,” Purvis tells us.

Not long after buying the car, he enlisted in the USMC, and the Mustang spent some time in storage. After his last deployment, he returned home in 2016, and bought a house with a garage. Alas, no more wrenching in the street! With his own space to work in, Purvis transformed his foxbody into a true dedicated time attack racecar, complete with a modern 5.0L Coyote engine swap. 

“I truly love the process of improving. Whether it's more weight reduction, improving the balance of the car by moving more weight to the rear, reducing drag, or increasing downforce,” Purvis says. “I've always been very function focused, I want to go faster and be competitive on track, I want to make a name for myself in the racing world.” With his dedication to improvement, we’re sure he’s headed for greatness. Best of luck out there, Andrew!

4 Andrew Purvis 1989 Ford Mustang GT SPEC Builds To Follow PASMAG

Photography by Anthony Rivera, Andrew Purvis

As seen in PASMAG #164. Click Here to view the issue.

 

ESSENTIALS

Driver: Andrew Purvis
Location: Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Vehicle: 1989 Ford Mustang GT
Engine: 2017 Ford Coyote 5.0L V8
Horsepower: 400 whp

SOCIAL

Facebook: Purvis Automotive
Instagram: @escortsportage

ENGINE

  • 2017 Ford Coyote 5.0L engine swap
  • Third gen Mustang intake manifold
  • MMR (lightweight water pump pulley, oil filter block adapter for remote oil filter and oil cooler)
  • Ford Racing control pack
  • HP Tuners ECU tune

EXHAUST

  • BBK long tube swap headers
  • Custom Y-pipe
  • Race muffler

DRIVETRAIN

  • TR3650 transmission
  • Spec Clutch stage 1 clutch
  • MM (clutch cable kit, quadrant)
  • MGW shifter
  • Ford 8.8 w/ FRPP carbon clutch disc
  • 3.73 gears
  • FRPP aluminum driveshaft
  • Ford Racing 31-spline slip yoke
  • Moser SN95 28-spline rear axles
  • Stifflers transmission cross member

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

  • Cosmis Racing XT-006R - 18x11 (f/r)
  • Yokohama Advan A052 tires
  • ARP extended wheel studs
  • MM half-inch spacers
  • Cadillac ATS front brake calipers
  • SN95 Mustang rear disc brakes
  • Wilwood proportion valve
  • MM (stainless steel braided brake lines, manual brake conversion kit, pedal box spacer plate)
  • Hawk brake pads

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • MM (K member, SN95 tubular forward offset A-arms, K member half-inch spacer, SN95 hybrid steering shaft, -6 AN fitting steering rack, aluminum rack bushings, camber/caster plates, racing upper shock mounts, front strut tower brace, torque arm, panhard bar, road racing rear LCAs, bump steer kit, front sway bar, sway bar bracket reinforcements, front sway bar relocation kit)
  • 1996-2004 Ford spindles
  • 2001-2004 Mustang Cobra steering rack
  • Feal 441 Road Racing coilovers
  • Wolfe Racecraft subframe connectors
  • UPR lower torque box reinforcements
  • Custom DOM tubing road racing roll cage
  • Donathan Racing front and rear tubular bumpers

EXTERIOR

  • LX rear bumper cover
  • Custom ABS plastic air dam
  • Harwood fiberglass (liftoff hood, liftoff hatch)
  • JDM 4-inch fender flares
  • Sunroof delete
  • Racequip tow strap
  • Sparco tow strap
  • TA2 aluminum wing
  • LX tail lights
  • Shaved GT skirts and door moldings
  • Custom carbon fiber cowl panel
  • Hollowed 1993 Cobra grill
  • SVO rear side spats

INTERIOR

  • OMP 350mm steering wheel
  • Mishimoto shift knob
  • Custom shifter
  • Kirkey road racing seat
  • Racequip 5-point harness
  • Long Acre master cut-off switch

SPONSORS

  • Maximum Motorsports
  • LL Wrap
  • Cosmis Racing Wheels

PHOTO GALLERY

2 Andrew Purvis 1989 Ford Mustang GT SPEC Builds To Follow PASMAG

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