Huw Evans
April 1, 2007
Photos By: Tracy Stocker


Specifications
Pete Slaney's 1979 Mustang Cobra


Engine
Ford 306 cid V8


Engine Modifications
Block bored .030" over, zero decked and align honed, stock reground crank (.10" under); Keith Black Hypereutectic domed 10.8:1 pistons, piston rings; Elgin solid roller camshaft with 108° lobe center, 248/258° duration, .536/.560" lift, Clevite lifers, Comp Cams 1.6 roller rockers, chromoly retainers, dual valve springs with dampers; Fel-Pro multi-layered steel gaskets, ARP head bolts, Air Flow Research 185 cc aluminum cylinder heads with 2.02/1.60 intake/exhaust valves, Summit Racing valve covers, Edelbrock F-28 intake manifold, 500 cfm carburetors; Carter mechanical fuel pump; MAC 1 3/4" long tube headers, mid-pipe, 2.5" mufflers and tailpipes; MSD Billet Distributor, Blaster 2 coil, 6AL ignition control box; Autolite plugs, Taylor 8mm ignition wires, Autozone battery, Ford Motorsport 3-core radiator


Driveline
Tremec 3550 five-speed manual gearbox, CenterForce Dual Friction 10.5" clutch, Ford Motorsport aluminum driveshaft, 8.8 cast-iron rear end; Superior 31-spline axles, Detroit Locker differential with 4.30:1 final drive


Exterior
Repainted 2001 Nissan Xterra yellow PPG base coat/clear urethane by Scott Lockhart, custom reproduced 1979 Cobra graphics by Phoenix Graphics


Interior
Auto Meter 5" tachometer, Auto Gauge 2" triple gauge package (oil, volt; water); Grant 1114 steering wheel with carbon fiber spokes, Sony Xplod CD stereo, Pioneer speakers


Suspension
PST Polyurethane bushings; Comp Engineering front drag struts (90/10s), rear drag shocks (50/10s); Ford Motorsport 'B' springs, Southside Machine Company lower control arms, Steeda adjustable upper control arms


Chassis
Subframe connectors


Wheels And Tires
Weld Draglite wheels, 15 x 7" front (with 4.5" backspacing), 15 x 8" rear (with 4.5" backspacing); BF Goodrich 205/60-15 front, 295/50-15 rear


Numbers
307 RWHP, 278 RWTQ


Best ET To Date
12.42 @ 110.8 mph


Acknoledgements
Special thanks to my twin brother Paul Slaney, my wife and daughters; Scott Lockhart and Phoenix Graphics