Project Green Bean: '99 Mustang GT

Posted 3/31/2016 by Jeff Oliver

Here at LMR.com we would like to introduce our latest Project Build, Project Green Bean! This 1999 Electric Green Mustang GT will be getting a complete overhaul & heavy dose of fresh mods from LMR.com!

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Follow along our newest build series featuring this 1999 Electric Green Mustang GT dubbed "Project Green Bean". We've assembled a stellar assortment of performance & suspension upgrades found right here at LMR.com to help transform this street cruiser into an all out drag & strip performer!

We’ll be breaking this build down into several stages and highlight the majority of the parts and methods we used to get them installed.

The build will come together thanks to several awesome manufacturers including Team Z, Strange Engineering, Maximum Motorsports, Flaming River, Performance Automatic, Flowmaster, Bassani, and Aeromotive.

Be sure to check LMR.com for the latest videos featuring Project Green Bean and follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on this project!

Project Green Bean Stage 1

Project Green Bean: 99 Mustang GT Stage 1

To start out with Stage 1, we decided to tackle all the front end suspension components. This will consist of yanking out the Stock K-member, Control Arms, and Struts. We also took the time to address our oil pan gasket, clean and degrease the underside of this car to make it look like new again. This was also a gre... more

1999-2004 Mustang Team Z Matrix Tubular K Member Kit

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1994-2004 Mustang Strange Adjustable Front Struts & Rear Shocks

Strange Adjustable Front Struts & Rear Shocks Strange Engineering is an industry leader when it comes to top notch drag racing components. For over 49 years, Strange Engineering has developed and engineered several high performance street/strip parts for the Mustang. If your Mustang is seeing too much suspension ... more

Project Green Bean Stage 2

Project Green Bean: 99 Mustang GT Stage 2

Stage 2 will show mostly drivetrain related components from Performance Automatic with their twelve inch thirty-two hundred stall converter and a valve body kit. We will also be showing off Team Z's front bumper support. Racing torque converters are generally grouped by size (diameter) and stall speed. As the diame... more

1996-2004 Mustang PA Shift Kit (4R70W)

Performance Automatic Shift Kit Performance Automatic has been delivering the ultimate in high performance transmissions, torque converters, and the related drivetrain components. Their countless hours spent on research and development allows for the production of some of the best drivetrain components on the Mustan... more

1994-2004 Mustang PA Torque Converter 3200 Stall (AODE/4R70W)

Performance Automatic Torque Converter If you’re desperate for quicker launches and wanting to knock some time off of your sixty foot, then this 3200, twelve inch torque converter from Performance Automatic is the way to go. This converter is a perfect choice for mild bolt on cars or cars that have choppy cams a... more

1994-2004 Mustang Team Z Tubular Bumper Support

Team Z Bumper Support This bumper support takes the place of your heavy factory support and is a direct bolt on installation. Team Z constructs this support with tubular 1" round steel and finishes it off in a heavy duty powdercoated finish. Team Z is a quality name you can trust for all of your Mustang racing needs... more

Project Green Bean Stage 3

Project Green Bean: 99 Mustang GT Stage 3

We kicked off stage 3 by removing the factory cat back since the mid pipe was removed in Stage 1 to allow for installation of our Flowmaster headers. Once we had our cat back out of the way, we could address the upper and lower control arms as well as prep for the Team Z anti roll bar. Moving along, we through Team ... more

1994-2004 Mustang Team Z Rear Drag Springs

Team Z Rear Drag Springs Team Z Motorsports has researched and developed a variety of top notch suspension components for the Mustang. Their precise attention to detail and expert craftsmanship allows for some of the best suspension parts available in the Mustang market. With over 10 years of R&D, these springs a... more

1999-2004 Mustang Team Z Double Adjustable Lower Control Arms

Team Z Double Adjustable Lower Control Arms Increase traction and improve your 1999-2004 Mustang's Et's with these double adjustable Team Z lower control arms. Team Z's double adjustable lower control arms for 1994-2004 Mustangs allow for the fine tuning of your Mustang's Pinion angle. The Heavy Duty construction... more

1979-2004 Mustang Maximum Motorsports Rear Upper Axle Bushing Tool

Maximum Motorsports Rear Upper Axle Bushing Tool Replace the Axle housing bushings without having to remove the axle assembly from your Mustang. This tool from Maximum Motorsports allows you to replace the axle bushings in the limited space available under your Mustang. Maximum Motorsports is a well-respected, le... more

1979-2004 Mustang Team Z Strip Series Upper Control Arms

Team Z Strip Series Upper Control Arms Team Z Motorsports has researched and developed a variety of top notch suspension components for the Mustang. Their precise attention to detail and expert craftsmanship allows for some of the best suspension parts available in the Mustang market. Drastically improve traction... more

1979-2004 Mustang Team Z Anti-Roll Bar

Team Z Anti-Roll Bar With Team Z these top notch suspension components are a great way to get your chassis tightened up and performing better on and off the track. Take your pick from Team Z drag springs, anti roll bars, rear control arms, bumpsteer kits, tubular k-members and much more. These parts have been contin... more

Review: 1999-2004 Mustang Bassani Off Road X Pipe (4.6L Auto)

Bassani Off-Road X-pipe (Auto) Bassani has been recognized as a leader in specialized exhaust components for more than 30 years. Their performance history dates back to 1969 when they began designing exhaust systems for motorcycles. Bassani designs, tests, and manufactures the ultimate in high performance exhaus... more

1999-2004 Mustang Flowmaster American Thunder Catback Exhaust

Flowmaster American Thunder Catback Exhaust System Flowmaster is committed to delivering the best exhaust products in the industry. Their extensive research and development has produced some of the best mufflers and exhaust systems available for the Mustang. If your looking for a complete cat-back dual exhaust sy... more

Project Green Bean Stage 4

Project Green Bean: 99 Mustang GT Stage 4

Alright Guys we will be diving into Stage 4 of Project Green Bean! In this video we will be touching back on Stage 1 dealing with stock steering rack, and changing it to our Flaming River steering rack using Team Z's bump steer kit. Afterwards we will hit up on the manual brake assembly from Maximum Motorsports, als... more

1994-2004 Mustang Flaming River Manual Steering Rack Kit

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1999 Mustang GT: Project Green Bean (Introduction)

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Published on 2016-03-24
Here at LMR.com we would like to introduce our latest Project Build, Project Green Bean!

What we have planned for this project is to transform this Bone Stock 1999 Mustang GT, into Street/ Strip Drag Car. We will be giving this mustang a Strict Diet, also we will be beefing up all suspension components, installing automatic torque converter, all new Exhaust, and much more!

LMR.com would like to also like to thank all the Vendors who contributed to this Project. They will be listed at the top, and you can find all these parts on our website.

So follow along with Project Green Bean to see this Stock Mustang change into a Competitive Drag Racer!

Mustang Fitment:1994 (94), 1995 (95), 1996 (96), 1997 (97), 1998 (98), 1999 (99) - 2000 (00) - 2001 (01) - 2002 (02) - 2003 (03) - 2004 (04), 4.6L, 5.4L, Coyote 5.0L
Transcript
What’s up guys? Landan here with Late Model Restoration and today I'm going to be introducing a new project we are more than excited to start on. I promise, you won't want to miss this one! So stay tuned!

Beside me is a bone stock, 1999 electric green Mustang GT with 160 thousand miles. It has a 4R70W transmission which is a 4 speed unit with an electronic over drive. Of course, hiding under the hood is the 4.6L two valve modular engine that is rated at a whopping 260HP and 305 pound feet of torque.

Like any project, they often times need a good, rememberable name; so we decided on “Project Green Bean”! Yeah, it's a little on the corny side, but it's one of those things that are mentioned, people laugh and ya stick with it!

Our goal for “Project Green Bean” is too build a friendly street/strip car that still retains a few creature comforts such as A/C and heat. However, we will sacrifice a few of those such as power steering and power-assist brakes. This build will primarily cover everything except a built engine and nitrous which isn't set in stone at the moment. But, whenever we get to that point, we’ll be sure and let you guys know.

The build will come together thanks to several awesome manufacturers! “Project Green Bean” will be outfitted with quality components from Team Z, Strange Engineering, Maximum Motorsports, Flaming River, Performance Automatic, Flowmaster, Bassani, and Aeromotive. All of those guys are top notch, and masters of their craft.

As it sits in stock trim, this car ran a best of 9.43 at 76mph in the eighth mile. So if you use a trustworthy online quarter mile estimator, that pass was estimated at 14.73 with a 94mph trap. By the way the sixty foot time was 2.26 on that pass. Some of you are probably asking, “Why not a quarter mile pass?” Well, unfortunately our local quarter mile strip wasn't open just yet.

The following week, Green Bean did get a set of our chrome SVE drag wheels, 4.10 gears and an SCT strategy tune just to see how much time we could really chip away at. With the gears, strategy tune, and drag wheels the car was consistent with a 9.20 pass at 76mph that boasted a 2.12 sixty foot. Using the online calculator again, that pass was estimated at 14.38 with a 93mph trap. It was a subtle drop in time, but more importantly those few mods made the car very consistent.

Other than that guys, we’ll break this build down into several stages and highlight the majority of the parts and methods we used to get them installed. All of the work will be done by my good buddy Mike and myself right here within the confinements of our own facility.

You'll definitely want to subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven't already done so. Until we tackle stage 1 of our build guys, keep it right here with the real Mustang enthusiasts, Late Model Restoration.