Mason’s Mean LS Powered Mustang 5….3?
KRC power steering pump behind intercooler and exhaust piping
That reservoir feeds its fluids to this KRC power steering pump, which helps Josh turn the wheels on the ‘stang.

And speaking of turning those wheels, what’s it like to pilot this pony car? Well, step into Josh’s office.


Wide shot of Mustang interior looking at dash from over seat
Here’s where Mr. Mason gets the work done.

You can see just from here the amount of time and effort that has been spent on getting this car set up. Gone is the factory Ford steering configuration, replaced by a simple shaft through a spherical bearing all hung off a mount tied into the dash support bar. Don’t forget that quick release.

A Racepak IQ3 dash helps Josh keep tabs on what’s going on with the Mustang. Additionally, a host of Racepak IQ3 sensors are installed throughout the vehicle. Racepak does a nice job of making things easy to put together, and Mason is taking advantage of it.


Tilton pedal assembly hanging under dash with locally mounted hydraulics
A Tilton over-mounted (hanging) pedal assembly helps Josh do his fancy dancing.

The setup is firmly attached to the dash support bar and features locally-mounted reservoirs for the various fluids. Like all Tilton setups, there are two brake master cylinders and one for the clutch. You didn’t think the gas pedal had a hydraulic reservoir, did you?


Close-up of dash switches and hydraulic e-brake cylinder visible at bottom of frame
A simple set of switches and buttons is mounted where the Ford’s HVAC controls used to go.

You can also make out the Wilwood hydraulic e-brake master.


  1. Great build. Very efficient use of resources.

    I have shocks that extend into the engine bay and I had some tie rods with spherical bearing rod ends that I bolted to the top of the shocks which I triangulated to the firewall. For about 5lbs in weight the increase in steering precision is phenomenal. I have never seen anybody else do that mod but I swear to god it is the best upgrade I have ever done in terms of price. I had to carve out a divet with a angle grinder and reinforce the mounting points on the firewall. Great bang for buck, though.

  2. Swaybar endlinks tied to the rear bumper support? Am I missing something? Maybe it is just the angle of the pic on Pg7.

    Somebody please tell me I am wrong.

    1. The swaybar is mounted to the axle, and the ends are bolted to the chassis.
      Backwards from how it is on most cars, but the end result is the same.

      1. Ah, yes. Thank you. I thought the Mustang was multi-link now, but I must have missed the Chevy live axle part in the build description.

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