S4Gunn and myself are the 2 lemons racers on the site. ClintD was also on my lemons team and he and I built the car that we raced. That car has since been dismantled and junked, and I got out of the lemons racing, except that S4Gunn invited me out to CA to drive his car last time he ran.
As for the MN12 not being a BMW, I think you will quickly find that is a good thing! If you want to be competitive with the car, you will have to get a little cheaty, but it can definitely be done under the radar. First, you need to convert to a manual transmission, either with a T45 or a TR3650. The T45 swap is cheaper but requires more fabrication, where the TR3650 swap is a direct bolt-in swap, but is more expensive. Also look into the Mustang hub swap so you can run Mustang wheels (preferably 17x9’s) and 13” cobra brakes. As for getting more power, a PI headswap will get you another 60hp or so while looking bone stock, and if you are willing to run 100 octane racing fuel, you can get a MarkVIII bottom end, and swap PI heads onto it, which will not only save about 75lbs off the nose of the car due to the MarkVIII’s aluminum engine block, but will also raise the compression ratio up to about 12:1, giving you a nice power bump over even the PI headswap. Again, none of this will look different from stock to anyone who doesn’t know Ford 4.6s very well.
-91 Cougar LS, coming soon, complete overhaul
with a 427" Windsor.
-90 XR7 5-speed black on black w/sunroof, MP2, coated rotors, double intercooler, 15%OD, ported heads, comp stage 1 cam, 85mm TB, 90MM LMAF, 80# injectors, and ported big valve heads
-98 Mark VIII LSC, Procharger P600b, TR3650 swap and 3.73s.
-90 SC Automatic rustbucket winter beater
-97 Tbird Sport 4.6 Nice weather daily driver
-"Your buddy Mike is INSANE!" -ClintD's dad