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SSOTN - Featured Member

April 2005 Featured Member
Full Name Mike Siska
Screen Name EECDOC
Type and year of car 95 Thunderbird LX
Born where Chicago, ILL.
Reside Where

Vinton, Virginia

Family Wife, Mary

Cat, Kissel, New York Cat with an Attitude.She was abandoned with us 5 years ago by her owner that worked with Mary. One Cool Cat.

What modifications do you have to the car(s)?

Built 4.6L 2V based on a 03 Cobra block.Fox Lake ported PI heads,ModMax Cams.2.3L Whipplecharged Allen Engine Supercharged. 4R70W trans, 4.10 geared 8.8" IRS rear.

What mods to you have planned for the future?

Finish tweaking current setup.

What was your original goal for the car(s)?
thought I could get it to run 12's.

What is your present goal for car(s)?
low 10's
What was your reason for buying the car(s)?
In 94 I started looking to buy a new car. I loved the new 94 Stang,but I wanted a 4.6 engine, as I had come to really like that new engine.95 came and still no 4.6 for the Stang.The T-Bird had the 4.6 and I loved the looks, and the price was right. So I ordered one,it was built on May 1st, I still remember the day it was delivered at my dealership.

What other cars have you considered buying?
94-95 Mustang or Cobra

What are some of your Car / Driver achievements?

car competed in the first 4 Modular Shootouts. Was featured in the 5.0/Superfords Nov. 01 article Combo Deal. Came in a close 2nd place last year in MMFF's Luxobarge Shootout at E-Town. Is as far as I know the first street legal MN12 Thunderbird with a 4.6 to run 10's.

Shout outs to people that helped you achieve these goals?

The Guys at Allen Engine Development, Jerry W from SCT, and A-Train from NJ for help on the prototype plenum spacer.

What is your Best 1/4 time?

last fall at the nats, 10.81@ 127.99

Do you have any regrets along the way?
not really,just the warning that speed is addictive. I remember saying,"I think it will go 13's....12's...11's...10's"

What was or is your favorite vehicle to this day and why?
I still love old Musclecars, As I grew up with them. I had a very fast 69 SS Chevelle, and still have a 70 454 Vette. But the Bird is the fastest I've had to date. I do think the new 07 GT500 Cobra may be in my future though.
What was your main reason was for becoming a part of the internets first and best mustang club?

Back in the fall of 99 I took the Bird to a Ford drag race in Rockingham. It was the first time out with the new blower. I met a bunch of crazy racers down there, Jimmy V., Wimpdog, Bottlefed (John M), Purplehaze, just to name a few. They accepted me as a fellow Modular racer. It was the start of wild fun ride that is still going. Jimmy V invited me to join the new Mustang club even though I didn't drive a Stang. I have always felt welcome and concider myself a Superstallion.

What other things do you enjoy besides cars?
Cars have always been a big part of my life. But I also enjoy target shooting, and tinkering with my old antique farm tractor.
What upcoming events in 2005 do you plan on racing in if any?
I plan on the spring Nats, and maybe a couple FFW races this year. Also thinking about the Smackdown at Norwalk this fall.


Do you Mustang drivers get pissed when they get beat by a Thunderbird?
I don't kown if they really get pissed getting beat by a Thunderbird. I do think it has shocked and surprised a few.I've had many come find me in the pits,to see what the hell is under the hood. The F-Body guys are the most fun to beat I'd have to say.
Thanks for the chance to be Featured Member.
Mike Siska......

Congrats to Mike Siska for being the SSOTN Featured Member for April 2005.
Interview conducted by : John Paulson - Founder
Web Site Production: Matthew DeCillis - Webmaster

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