This page contains the names and descriptions of all articles published in Mustang Illustrated during 1988; It does not contain the text of the articles — rather, it is a guide to assist you in locating which back issue might contain the information you need.
Mustang Illustrated – WINTER 1988
- A look at Bob Barnes’ dazzling 1964-1/2 Mustang convertible cover car.
- Auto Meter Home Diagnostic Equipment.
- Crossbreeding Cleveland and Windsor engine parts to produce a ground-pounding hybrid Ford engine.
- Quick and easy repairs you can perform on that favorite Mustang at home in no time at all.
Heartland America Ford Super Show
- FPCA’s annual Ohio happening.
The Cobra Jet Story
- Tracing the grass roots heritage behind Ford’s awesome Cobra Jet Mustangs.
Dual Identity Driver
- Eric Leonard’s “Street ‘N Strip” factory Cobra Jet Mach 1.
Ford’s Finest For ’88
- Just possibly the finest American cars built to date.
The Clone Caper
- Aussie John gives this project his “best” shot in cloning this copy-cat 1966 GT-350.
High Visibility Fords
- You can see either of these cars coming for miles.
A Family Tradition
- The Groeniger family speaks only one language and it happens to be Ford.
U.S. Nationals X 33
- Ford holds its own at the NHRA U.S. Nationals.
The Indoor Nationals
- Oklahoma’s Green Country Mustang Club’s first “National.”
Basket Case Boss
- Shrewd horse tradin’ spoken here.
Fading The Heat
- A look at HPC’s high-tech, high temperature cure for troublesome exhaust systems.
- Fun with the family Falcon.
- Building a contemporary Mustang up to contemporary standards using a smidgen of American hot rod ingenuity.
Basic Black Boss
- Dick Sherdinak’s favorite collector car.
- Southern style Shelby sizzle at Charlotte.
Soa ’87 National
- Fast and Furious Shelby Action in Great Bend, Kansas.
Pony From Across The Pond
- A rare animal amongst Jaguars, Rovers and other British animals.
Candy Apple D-Lite
- Therapeutic fun for Jack Peters as his ’66 Fastback makes a comeback.
- Tony D. Branda Performance.
Mustang Illustrated – SPRING 1988
Setting The Pace
- The history of the Indianapolis 500 Mustang Pace Cars.
- Champion of the World: Bob Glidden; They got ’em down there, too: Bahama Mustangs of Enoch Clarke and Livingston Cash; Ponycar owner’s pogey-bait: Mustang Candy Cigarettes from World Candies, Inc; 007 trades in his Aston-Martin for a Ford!; Fords at SEMA; Same show, different place: MOCC West Coast Meet moves for 1988; SVO V6 debuts
- Take Apart Craftsman Ratchets
- Mike Baker’s “Plain Jane” 427 Galaxie 500.
- Adding a little Boss 302 inspired cosmetics to “other” Mustangs the Osports way.
Taming Of The Two
- An extremely rare and low mileage Mustang II Cobra. Brenda Jacobs drove this Cobra II right off the showroom floor.
Bench Racing With Gas
- Taking a look at Gas Ronda’s high octane racing career.
- Using a Pre-Luber on your Mustang’s engine can save it a lot of wear and tear.
- Combining the best of both worlds into Virginia and Terry Weese’s ’65 Mustang.
Vintage Racing In The Bahamas
- MI sponsored vintage racers tear up the tarmac on Grand Bahama Island.
- A graduate of the “build them as you drive them” school put together this 1967 convertible.
- Dennis Faulk’s beautiful blue and white GT-500 convertible is one sound investment.
- Tom Georgalos’ Resurrected Vintage GT-350.
- More oil and engine cooling tips from the folks at Perma Cool.
Perfection To The Max
- Drew Alcazar’s ’69 Mach 1 Mustang Cover Car.
Probing Into The Future
- The outstanding machine that Mustang enthusiasts almost got.
- Tony Valenti’s super tough “Street ‘N Strip” 1979 Mercury Capri.
Frankenstein Ford, Part Ii
- Topping off our hybrid assembly of Ford engine parts to produce a real “Thumper.” The Perfect Beast gets two heads.
Bonthron’s Bad Boss
- Ray Bonthron’s black 1970 Boss 302 vintage racer was the fastest Ford in the Bahamas.
The Spring’s The Thing
- Installing high-tech mono-leaf fiberglass springs under an early Mustang.
Rock ‘Em S.O.H.C. ‘Em Stang
- Bob Pott’s homebuilt ’68 Mustang S/G coupe is one “Hauling Hulk.”
- Classic Mustang Parts & Accessories: The center of activity for the Houston Mustang set.
- A closer look at computer broker Larry Pond’s vintage racing ’65 GT-350 Shelby.
Melter’s Magical Mustang
- Actually, turning this once street racer 1965 fastback into a Super Comp-legal racer took anything but magic.
- Dennis Forbes’ long-nosed 1965 Super Gas Cobra replica doesn’t get into trouble, but it sure dishes it out to the rest of the S/G crowd. Honest!
Mustang Illustrated – SUMMER 1988
Cover Cars! Bay Area Beauties
- What better way to kick off our Summer 1988 issue than with this classic pair of “Open-Air” Fords? Bell Venezia’s 1968 Shelby GT500 KR and Jack Schroll’s 1965 Mustang Convertible.
- Tool Saving Tool: Spit ‘n Polish Made Easy — Eastwood’s Buffing Kit
- Hometown Boy Bob Glidden Does Good; “Frankenstein Ford” Goes to Fort Smith!; In Memorium: John Paul Bleser; Charity Engine Giveaway; Gas Ronda 1968 Cobra Jet Mustang Found by Danny Girolomo; Jerry Moreland acquires “Dyno Don” Nicholson’s 1965 A/FX Mustang; 1989 “Topless Capri”; Name That Car!: DeTomaso unfinished concept cars; Kolb Design Center Opens; Paying the Price: $250,000 427 Cobra.
- Steve LaChance’s theft-recovery ’66 Mustang convertible restoration.
Futuristic Firepower: Electronic Ignitions For Early Mustangs
- An Inexpensive Electronic Ignition Conversion Using Ford Factory Parts.
- Creating that personalized message when you only need a few.
Bubblegum Car Fords
- Sixties Ford Supercars give the baseball card collector crowd a run for their money!
Putting On The Ritz
- M.I. takes you through a virtual “Bolt-On Blitz” showing you the best in aftermarket styling kits.
Stereo To Go
- Carl Sprague’s business is classic car stereo systems. His demonstrator is this 1966 GT-350 convertible “clone.”
Back Home Again
- Don and Shirley Miller are renewing a love affair with an old friend — a 1970 Mach 1 Mustang.
Mustang Lovers Forever
- This poppy red 1966 Mustang convertible is one of many owned over the years by Charles and Bernice Hensley.
Kool Air Kaper
- Stay as cool as a cucumber and get 20 extra horsepower to boot with Skip’s Custom Auto’s Sankyo SD-508 A/C Conversion Kit.
- Arizonans Phil and Keith Roberts re-create a piece of Trans-Am history.
Pro Street Pony
- One of the finest pro street Mustangs on the European continent, or anywhere else for that matter. Barry Cox’s 1971 Mach 1 Mustang gets a lot of royal attention in Shepherd’s Bush, West London.
- Do-it-yourself late-model rollbar protection in a kit.
Coming Back In Style
- Fred Schroeder picked up on this theft-recovery, 1967 big-block GT500 and brought it back in style.
Pickup On This
- A hybrid machine that’s half Mustang and half Ranchero: Larry, Greg and Mike Nicholl’s 1965 “Mustero”.
New Club Feature! Mustang Club Of Las Vegas
- The most “Sin-Sational” collection of classic Mustangs in the state of Nevada.
Up Close With Jack Roush
- M.I. interviews “The Wizard of High Performance Fords!”
Motorsport Your 302
- One-Stop shopping for extra horsepower, the Ford Motorsport way.
Silk Purse Scenario
- Giving “Project ’80” a new image using a Spoilers Plus Aero/Styling kit.
Flyin’ Fickle Finger Of Fate Award
- Engine fire takes out Steve LaChance’s “Second Chance” 1966 Mustang prior to Knott’s.
Mr. Falcon’s Favorite
- Marty “Mr. Falcon” Martin’s outstanding K-Motored, 1963-1/2 Falcon sprint convertible.
Platt’s Sizzling Six
- David Platt’s 1966 “Shelbyized” Six Cylinder: A high-performance Mustang with a different twist.
- California Mustang Sales and Parts, Inc.
Mustang Illustrated – FALL 1988
Three For The Road!
- Chief and Mable Horner couldn’t decide which style of classic Mustang they wanted, so they got one of each!
- Mustang on a spit: Fab-Tech’s Rotisserie.
- Convenience at your fingertips for less than $20.00
Rubber Bushing Re-Hab
- When the going gets tough, the tough find something that works better!
My Son The Engine Builder
- In the Bradford household, there’s a family tradition being carried on from father to son!
Tightening Up The Act
- Global West has just the thing for reducing chassis stress in your late-model Mustang!
Fastalk With “Dyno Don”
- Thirty years of record-setting performances by a guy named “Dyno Don” Nicholson.
The California Special Story
- One of today’s most collectile special interest Mustangs!
The World’s Fastest Shelby!
- Clay Holland’s tube-chassied IHRA-legal racer.
The World’s Largest All-Ford Birthday Party
- The biggest all-Ford event on the West Coast pays tribute to Ford Motor Company’s 85th Anniversary.
A Mustang Full Of Memories
- The owner of this show-winning, blown, Pro-Street Mustang remembers all those good folks who helped make it all possible.
The Great Imposter
- Shelby collector Jim Beebe built this eye-catching GT-500 “clone” for one reason — to have fun! Our cover car this issue.
King And Queen Of Classics
- The official transportation for the President and First Lady of the Mustang Club of Las Vegas.
- Bridging the gap between young people and Law Enforcement using high-performance as a common ground.
- Here’s an outstanding example of what a custom car builder can do with an old “wadded-up” Mustang that no one else wanted.
Mid America Shelby Meet
- Shelby’s best converge on Tulsa from all over the Southwest.
- This Fairlane rocked ’em back on their heels at the recent Mid America Shelby meet!
Mighty Fine 289
- Budget-building a vintage Ford smallblock the Mark De Groff way!
Return Of The Batcar
- Curt Vogt brings back memories with the restoration of the infamous “BAT CAR” funny Mustang.
Fearsome Fords At Fort Fisher Park
- The 13th “Biggest Little Street Machine Event in Texas” just gets better with age.
- Mustangs Unlimited. The One-Stop Mustang Shop.
First Car, First Class
- The difference between buying just anything, and building what you really want!
Around The Block, And Back Again
- The saga of Ted Lewis’ 1966 Shelby GT-350.