Featured Car - Phillip McGloin's 1986 Grand National

Looks nice from any angle!

Phillip has owned this 1986 T-Top car for over 5 years now. It's been in the family longer than that though, since Phillip's Dad bought it in 1987 from a bank repossission sale. Dad put 90,000 miles on it and then parked it.

It sat for a couple of years, due to a bad MAF sensor, so Phillip grabbed the opportunity and convinced Dad to let him have the car if he could get it running. Before Dad changed his mind, Phillip limped it 10 miles to his house, swapped the sensor and had it running mid 12s at the track!

Since then, Phillip has made quite a few modifications and has the car solidly in the low 11s.


  • Factory turbo block .030 Over
  • Align Honed with torque plate
  • Center Main caps steel
  • Stock crank 10/10
  • ARP Main studs, rod bolts, head bolts
  • Fel Pro 1000 head gaskets
  • TRW forged pistons
  • Comp Cams 212/212 cam and lifters
  • High volume oil pump
  • Double roller timing chain
  • Roller cam button
  • Home ported iron heads with multiangle valve job and stock valves
  • Home ported intake
  • 009 injectors (42.5 lbs)
  • Home made 7th injector with 28 lb injector run off a hobbs switch
  • 160 degree thermostat
  • Home made engine tie down strap
  • Stock headers
  • BGC 3" down pipe
  • BGC 2/75" dual exhaust with Flowmasters
  • 3" test pipe
  • Stock crossover pipe
  • ATR adjustable fuel pressure regulator
  • Caspers 8 position Thumbwheel chip
  • Jay Jackson 62mm throttle body
  • Two modified TTA fuel pumps with the second pump staged off hobbs switch (hot wired)
  • Adjustable wastegate
  • Home made turbo saver
  • Precision TE64-1 turbocharger with .82 exhaust housing and remote boost adjuster
  • Tony DeQuick V1 front mount intercooler
  • K&N 8" cone filter
  • BGC aluminum air pipe
  • MM heavy duty intercooler hoses
  • Homemade volt booster
  • Cotton's 3/4" plenum spacer
  • Stock intercooler scoop now feeds the transmission cooler


  • GM Hydromatic 200 4R
  • TCI master overhaul kit w/extra 3rd-4th clutches
  • Raybestos direct clutches
  • Kevlar band
  • ATR 10 vane pump w/hardened stator support
  • Precision Industries 9 1/2" lockup converter 3500 stall
  • B&M modified valvebody
  • Art Carr cast deep pan
  • 700r4 filter
  • Performance Trans billet foward drum shaft
  • Stage Rite trans brake
  • B&M Pro Stick shifter


  • AutoMeter oil pressure gauge
  • Volt gauge
  • Boost gauge
  • Casper's Knock Gauge
  • Hood Mounted AutoMeter Fuel Pressure Gauge
  • Transmission Pressure Gauge
  • Custom 6 point roll bar
  • Switch panel for Linelock, High Speed fan, and TCC lockup
  • Rear seat cross braces


  • Custom driveshaft with Spicer U joints
  • Home made driveshaft safety loop
  • Southside lower control arms
  • Jegs adjustable upper arms
  • Polyurethane bushings
  • 3.73:1 gears
  • Moser bolt in 9" Ford rear end
  • Stock center section with Detroit Locker
  • 31 spline Moser axles
  • 12" rear brakes
  • Stock front brakes
  • 28"x12 1/2" M/T ET Streets on 15"x10" Cragar Super lite-II wheels
  • 165R15 on 15"x3" Cragar Super lite-II wheels
  • Moroso front drag springs
  • Competition Engineering 90/10 shocks
  • Stock rear springs
  • Competition Engineering adjustable rear shocks
  • Adjustable proportioning valve
  • TCI linelock
  • Power Master converted to vacume assist


  • At 3760 lbs with driver, 11.21 @ 119.37 MPH with a 1.57 60 ft
Phillip McGloin

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