Don Roy
June 5, 2008
Photos By: Tracy Stocker

Specifications
Kevin Robinson's '79 Mustang

Engine
Ford 302-cid iron block V-8< Engine block bored 0.030-in over by Rebel Machine, Columbia, South Carolina
Scat forged-steel connecting rods, 3.25-in stroker crankshaft, balanced by D&D Automotive Specialties, Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Engine displacement now 331 ci
SPR forged aluminum flat-top pistons
ARP main bolts, cylinder-head studs
Fel-Pro composite head gaskets
Canton 7-quart steel oil pan
D&D Automotive custom ground camshaft, solid roller lifters, 1.6-ratio roller-rocker arms
Edelbrock Victor Jr. aluminum cylinder heads, Victor Jr. aluminum intake manifold
Ferrea 2.05-in stainless steel intake valves, 1.65-in exhaust valves
Comp Cams' double coil valvesprings, retainers
Ford Racing valve covers, 8.8mm ignition wires
Holley carburetor, 140-gph fuel pump
Mallory return-style fuel-pressure regulator
Speedway Motor fuel filter
Compucar wet-plate NOS system, 75 shot
MSD window switch for NOS activation, in addition to wide-open-throttle switch and shifter button
MSD Ignition 6T controller, Blaster ignition coil
Autolite 3924 spark plugs
MAC long-tube headers, X pipe system
Bullets 3-in mufflers
Griffin aluminum radiator
Spal electric fans

Driveline
Ford C4 automatic transmission built by D&D Automotive
JW Wheel steel flexplate
Torque Converter Services' 8-in converter, 3,800-rpm stall speed
Trans Specialties' transbrake
TCI aluminum transmission blanket
Precision Products Quick Shift II shifter
Moser Engineering spool, axleshafts

Suspension
Strange Engineering front struts
Rear shock absorbers
Eibach front springs
UPR chromoly control arms

Numbers

  • 358 rwhp, 348 rwtq on DynoJet, 93-octane gas
  • Exterior
    4-in cowl fiberglass hood
    PPG Zinc Yellow paint, by Streamline Autobody, Blythewood, South Carolina

    Interior
    Eight-point mild steel rollcage
    Summit Racing poly competition seats
    M/R five-point safety harness
    Auto Meter nitrous-pressure gauge
    Auto gage water temperature and volt meter

    Chassis
    RCI 8-gallon fuel cell
    Optima battery relocated to rear hatch area

    Wheels And Tires
    Centerline Convo Pro wheels, 15x3.5-in front, 15x8.5-in rear
    Mickey Thompson tires, 24x3.5-in front, 28x10.5-in rear

    Acknowledgements
    I'd like to thank Bob from D&D Automotive Specialties for a great engine combo, as well as my wife, Dan Tyner, Mark Spencer, Mike Howard, and my friends and family in Great Neck, New York, for their help in building this car.