67 GTA home
I have owned 6 different 1967 Mustangs, everything from a rusted out 289-Automatic coupe to an original GT-390 ("S" Code) Fastback. My current car is a 1967 Convertible, now in a million pieces in my garage. I am forsaking the MCA and going with a "resto-mod" approach yet I am still going to keep most mods to the mechanical side of things since the '67 aesthetics were so good to begin with, I have only added a Shelby style fiberglass hood and R-model style front valence.
I have a built up 351W. It is a 1969 block, bored out to be 357 cubes. I have Edelbrock aluminum heads (Performer RPM) with 2.02 intake and 1.60 exhaust valves, they have been port-matched to a dual-plane intake manifold supporting a Holley 750. I bought the short block from DSS, called a Pro-bullet 357, with their patented main support girdle, ARP connectors and sportsman rods. I have a hydraulic cam with the following specs: Duration: 280I 290E (228I 236E @ 0.050), Lift: 0.506I 0.506E, Overlap: 110
The engine is fired by an MSD 6AL and pro-billet distributor, with a March serpentine pulley, electric water pump, and toped off with polished Cobra valve covers and K&N air cleaner. Here are charts of its estimated output using Desktop Dyno, I think the numbers are a little bit optimistic:
Here's a partial list of projects (at least the ones I have a page dedicated to covering):
Built up the 357.
Completed the Motor.
Got floors, subs, rollbar welded in.
Stripped engine compartment to bare metal.
Stripped passenger compartment to bare metal.
Mounting the new Bullitt rims.
POR-15 application to engine compartment and interior surfaces.
Carpeting and sound deadener.
Autometer gauge modifications.
Installed TCP Manual Rack-and-Pinion (headers too).
Finished out the trunk.
The "oil pan" fiasco.
Engine compartment (general).
9-inch rear axles and Wilwood disc brakes.
Electrical "brain center".
Painless Wiring harness.
13-inch Cobra brakes up front
68 steering column conversion
Ran a 1/2 inch Fuel Line