Steve Baur
Former Editor, Modified Mustangs & Fords
December 16, 2013
Photos By: Justin Cesler

Since its completion, the Mustang has hauled in a host of Best of Show trophies, but Steve's most interesting award came from the 2010 Pensacola MCA National show where it won the Lark Bragg award. The show officials enlisted the help of several Marines from the local military base that were fresh out of boot camp and were volunteering for the show to make the choice. While Steve had Carroll Shelby's signature on the dash, he was even happier to have Jack Roush sign it at the Brandon Ford car show in 2009. After all, Steve's Mustang was packing 468 cubic inches of Roush power under the hood, and Jack was happy to check it out.

Over 1,300 man-hours of labor went into this work of love, and that didn't include time on the computer researching and ordering parts. “That's what I did during the week at night. That's the fun part,” Steve tells us. “I wanted to work on it at least 40 hours a month, and when I was done, it averaged out to about 38. If you don't work on a project, it never gets done. I was bound and determined to not let that happen and figured 10 hours a week was feasible.

It's good to have a plan when you start a project, and it would seem that Steve has another plan in the works. You might just see his Mustang come up at one of the big auctions in the near future, and if pepper doesn't suit you, this Mustang just might.

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The Details
Steve Richmond's '67 Mustang Fastback

Engine
468ci FE V-8 built by Roush Performance
Shelby aluminum block
4.25-inch bore
4.18-inch stroke
Scat forged steel crankshaft
Scat forged steel connecting rods
Wiseco forged aluminum pistons
Edelbrock FE aluminum cylinder heads, 2.09-inch intake/1.66-inch exhaust valves, port-matched
Harland Sharp 1.76:1 roller rocker arms
Crane hydraulic roller camshaft, 302/308 advertised duration, 0.598/0.616-inch lift at 0.050
Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold
Holley Street Avenger 870-cfm carburetor
MSD billet aluminum distributor
10:1 compression ratio
Fuel Safe fuel cell
500 hp/550 lb-ft of torque
Exhaust
FPA long-tube headers, 1¾-inch primaries, 31⁄2-inch collectors
Owner fabricated 21⁄2-inch stainless exhaust tubing
Unique Performance/SpinTech mufflers and tailpipes
Transmission
Tremec TKO 600 five-speed manual
McLeod 12-inch clutch
Roush Performance billet steel flywheel
Keisler shifter
Rearend
Chris Alston's Chassisworks Fab9 9-inch
Strange Engineering third member with limited-slip differential
Strange Engineering 31-spline axles
Strange Engineering 3.70 gears
Suspension
Front: Total Control Products coilover conversion
Rear: Total Control Products g-bar four-link with coilovers
Total Control Products power rack-and-pinion
Brakes
Front: Wilwood disc, 13-inch rotors
Rear: Wilwood disc, 13-inch rotors
ABS Power Brake electric power assist
Wheels
Front: Raceline 239-GT, polished, 18x8
Rear: Raceline 239-GT, polished, 18x10
Tires
Front: Nitto NT555, P245/40ZR18
Rear: Nitto NT555, P275/40ZR18
Interior
New black interior components, Auto Meter Pro-Comp Ultralight instruments, TCP billet pedal covers, Procar bucket seats, four-point rollbar with G-Force harnesses, Moto-Lita wood steering wheel, Alpine stereo head unit
Exterior
PPG Base/clear Red Fire Metallic paint with Super Snake stripe in; body and paint performed by owner; Eleanor fiberglass conversion; Maier Shelby-style hood with louvers; Shelby gas filler cap; molded in front bumper, wheel flares, side exhaust skirts, and door jambs