Car of the Week: William Feckley's 1992 Ford Mustang Coupe

Car of the Week: William Feckley's 1992 Ford Mustang Coupe

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today, we're featuring William Feckley from Hardin, Kentucky, and his 1992 Ford Mustang Coupe.
 
How did you get into drag racing? 
I had a 1989 Mustang GT, stockish, and my buddy had a 1985 GMC shortbed truck. He was bound and determined to race me. His truck was built with a lot of good parts: aluminum heads, Vic Jr intake, big stall, gears, high compression, the works. I finally agreed to race, even though I thought it was dumb, and I was so surprised when I beat him. He said, “No way that thing’s stock, let’s do it again.” So we did, and I won again. From then on, we found our local track, Northwest TN Motorsports Park, and I’ve been racing ever since.
 
When and where was your first race? 
My first race was actually on the street. I had a ‘68 Chevelle 4-speed car, and I raced Chris Dublin. He was fast in the day. It was a blast and I really liked it, but never figured I could have a car fast enough. That was around 1996.
 
What model/year do you race now? 
1992 Ford Mustang Coupe
 
Does your car have a nickname? 
It doesn't have a name, unless I am irritated while working on it.
 
What's under the hood?
It draws a lot of hate. It’s a 6.2 aluminum LS engine from a 2009 Escalade. It has an Ed Curtis custom camshaft, Vic Jr intake and a Pro Systems 950 carburetor, Turbo 350 trans, and 4.30 gears—lots of homemade and good suspension parts. It has all the interior in it and could really be a street car again easily. I built the entire car from four cylinder to now, even paint and body. My awesome wife helped with the paint.
 
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
I am currently running the BTE 8-inch race converter and trans kit at the moment, and I plan to switch to a glide.
 
Why do you use BTE?
Lucas Walker uses it. He recommended it. The converter has been flawless in my car, and it’s been in for five years or so now.
 
Someone you look up to in racing? 
Lucas Walker. He’s a good racer and a good friend that always tries to help others.
 
If money were no object, what would you drive?
Probably my Mustang, but I’d make it a whole lot faster and race a whole lot more.
 
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)? 
Don't really have one. I try to do the same thing every time—but usually mess it up somehow.
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