Wayne Cook
May 1, 2009
Photos By: Mark Houlahan

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The Details
Marco Navarro's '66 Mustang GT convertible

Engine

  • 302ci V-8
  • Cast-iron block
  • 4.00-inch bore
  • 3.00-inch stroke
  • Ford cast-iron cylinder heads
  • 9.5:1 compression ratio
  • FRPP hydraulic camshaft, 0.448/0.448 lift, 280 degrees duration @ 0.050 inch
  • Edelbrock Performer aluminum intake
  • Holley Street Avenger 600-cfm four-barrel carburetor
  • K-code air cleaner assembly
  • Pertronix ignition

Transmission

  • Performance Automatic AODE four-speed automatic
  • 2007 Mustang shifter
  • Twist Machine Compushift stand-alone controller
  • Twist Machine Shrifter paddle shifter

Rearend

  • 8-inch axle
  • 3.50 Richmond gears
  • Auburn differential
  • 28-spline axles

Exhaust

  • Hedman Elite mid-length headers
  • 2-inch-diameter aluminized custom exhaust
  • MagnaFlow mufflers
  • GT exhaust tips

Suspension

  • Front: Ron Morris Street Force tubular control arms, coilover shock absorbers, Randall's rack-and-pinion steering
  • Rear: Heidts four-link, coilover shock absorbers

Brakes

  • Front: Stainless Steel Brakes Force 10, 13-inch rotors, Tri Power three-piston calipers
  • Rear: Stainless Steel Brakes, 11.75-inch rotors, two-piston calipers

Wheels

  • Front: American Racing Torque Thrust II, 17x8, 4.5-inch backspacing
  • Rear: American Racing Torque Thrust II, 17x8, 4.5-inch backspacing

Tires

  • Front: Continental ContiTouringContact ContiSeal, P225/45R17
  • Rear: Continental ContiTouringContact ContiSeal, P225/45R17

Interior

  • KAR-restored dark blue Sierra grain vinyl, TMI sport seats, Classic Auto Air Perfect Fit A/C system, Flaming River Waterfall steering wheel, Twist Machine Shrifter paddle shifter, VDO white-faced gauges, Custom Autosound USA 66 AM/FM stereo, dual cone dash speaker, 6-inch Pioneer kick-panel speakers, Electric Life power windows, Flaming River tilt steering column, custom KAR console with '07 Mustang shifter, custom-made shift selection indicator, floor-mounted emergency brake lever, TMI adjustable headrests, billet door pull handles, billet pedal pads, three-point seatbelts, aluminum dashpanel appliqu, auxiliary power point plug-in, carpeted trunk, Viper alarm system, run-flat tire pressure monitoring system

Exterior

  • PPG Silver Metallic paint by Hayes Hot Paint and KAR of Columbus, Ohio, KAR fiberglass hood and front valance, inboard light kit, LeMans-style stripes, GT ornamentation, power radio antenna