Over the years SMG Motoring has performed a number of upgrades (5 speed transmission, Moser 12 bolt rear) to this car but the car retained its original 400 cu in Buick engine. Even with the upgrades the owner looked for increased performance and reliability. With this in mind the decision was made to swap the Buick engine for a GM LS based engine.
The owner of this car wanted to improve its performance without making any internal modifications to the engine or supercharger.
After discussing the owner’s goals SMG Motoring recommended a pulley swap.
Like so many of SMG Motoring’s customers, the owner of this Mustang was looking to increase their car’s performance with the addition of a proven, reliable power adder. The obvious choice was a ProCharger supercharger.
Wanting to keep the clean, understated look of the Mustang’s engine compartment, the owner chose the optional black powder coating for the supercharger and its mounting brackets.
The owner of this Corvette had purchased a number of parts to improve the performance of his otherwise stock C6 and didn’t have the time to install them himself. As a result, he went looking for a performance shop with the knowledge, experience and reputation for quality workmanship required to install the parts he purchased.
This truck came to SMG Motoring with a GM LS engine already installed but the owner wanted a little more power and the WOW factor of a power adder. The owner discussed his goals with SMG Motoring and the decision was made to add a ProCharger supercharger.
As you might expect ProCharger does not make a complete kit to install one of their superchargers on an LS engine in a '59 Ford F-100, this where SMG Motoring’s extensive background with ProCharger superchargers paid off.
With the desire to have a one of a kind vehicle and the vision of a hot rod truck in their minds, Chris and Pam came to SMG Motoring in early January of 2019 with an idea. After brainstorming with Fred Jr. and the SMG Motoring team the build we now call "Perfection" was born.
The Idea – To create a killer hot rod truck that is understated at first glance, yet draws you in with its attention to detail. To build a truck that is subtle yet aggressive, tame but mean, all in one killer chassis with tire smoking horsepower on demand. That is the recipe for Perfection.
The Build – A Factory Five Racing '35 Truck kit is the basis for the project. Couple the race inspired chassis with a Procharged LS3 engine, sticky Nitto tires, adjustable coil over suspension, its clear to see how Perfection got its attitude.
* Factory Five Racing 35 Truck Kit built and customized in house at SMG Motoring
* Blue Print Engine 530 hp LS3 Crate Engine (without Procharger)
* Procharger 10 Rib Race Supercharger kit with P1X Blower (boosting engine to 800hp)
* Dynamic Racing Transmissions 4L65e transmission with custom stall converter
* Custom air to water intercooler system by SMG Motoring
* Customized fabricated coil covers
* Custom designed and optimized fuel system by SMG Motoring
* Moser 8.8 rear end with posi traction and 3.55 gears
* Koni double adjustable coil over shocks
* Wilwood brakes front and rear
* Wilwood pedal box with dual master cylinders
* Electric assist power steering
* Vintage Air heat and AC
* Customized SpeedHut ICON gauge cluster
* Custom leather interior by Seamless Customs
* Budnik fully brushed wheels
* Nitto NT05 Tires (NT05r drag radials in rear)
The Debut: SEMA 2019 Battle of the Builders Competition and The SEMA Show 2019. Perfection '35 can also be seen at the 2020 Detroit Autorama.
Check out this video with SMG's Fred Jr along with Tony Zullo from Factory Five Racing from SEMA 2019 with Chris and Pam's 35 truck "Perfection."
This is one of the first production 1935 Pickup kits produced by Factory Five. It is currently in the early stages of the build process with an anticipated completion date of Sept 2018.The entire build is being completed in house by SMG Motoring and the truck will be thoroughly documented at each stage of the build process and during its time on the show circuit.
The '35 Pickup was on display at the Barrett Jackson Car Show at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino on June 20-23 2018, the Holley LS Fest Bowling Green 2018 as well as the SEMA Show 2018 in Las Vegas. The truck also was part of the 2018 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition.
One of the first production Factory Five '35 Pickup's available
All Aluminum 5.7L LS1 Engine
4 speed Automatic Transmission w/overdrive
Procharger P1X Supercharger
PSI Conversion engine/trans harness
Solid Axle 8.8 rear end
Wilwood Pedal Box
Dual Piston Mustang Cobra Brakes
Air Conditioning and heat
Full Custom Interior
Uni-Steer Electric Assist Power Steering
Chrome Tilt Steering Column
Custom Rocket Racing Wheels
This ALL STEEL body '33 hot rod is the FIRST and ONLY steel body Factory Five '33 hot rod currently available for sale. It was completed in October of 2017 (chassis and components are 2017 as well) and was professionally built by SMG Motoring. This is an ALL NEW build, no donor parts. Magnetic has been completely documented throughout the entire build process and show circuits.
Magnetic '33 was featured at Barrett Jackson Mohegan Sun 2017 and SEMA 2017. It was a 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders contestant and made it into the top 75 cars (out of over 300 entered). It was a Goodguy's Gold Award Participant and was also featured by Power Automedia at SEMA 2017.
FIRST and ONLY ALL STEEL BODY (Factory Five Prototype Body)
Chevy all aluminum 5.3L V8 (L33 Engine)
4 spd automatic transmission (4L65E transmission)
PSI Conversion LS Engine/Trans Harness
2017 Mustang Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) (New from Ford Racing)
Wilwood Brakes Front and rear (incl. E-brake)
Wilwood Pedal Box and GM Corvette Gas Pedal
Removable Soft Top (by Rod Tops)
Custom Speed Hut Gauges (Can-Bus controlled. GPS Speedometer)
Full Custom Interior
Kicker Stereo (blue tooth enabled to connect to any device)
Custom Center Console
Complete Vintage Air kit with heat/defrost and A/C
Uni-Steer Electric Assist Power Steering unit
Chrome tilt steering column
Custom Painted Salt Flat Wheels (18 in front, 20 in Rear) with Toyo R888 Tires
Magnetic '33 has been fully dyno tuned and makes 425hp! Additional photos and information including a list of special features that separate this car from any others out there can be provided upon request.
Take a look at this Powerauto Media video of Fred Jr. with Magnetic '33 at SEMA 2017.