Wayne Cook
December 1, 2009
Photos By: Jim Smart

Four-Eye Flyer
Casey Kolder's '79 Mercury Capri

The Details

  • 351 Windsor block
  • 4.040-inch bore
  • 3.500-inch stroke
  • Scat 4.00-inch stroker steel crankshaft
  • 410ci displacement
  • Scat I-beam forged steel connecting rods
  • JE forged aluminum pistons
  • 10.0:1 compression ratio
  • World Products Victor Sr. cast iron cylinder heads
  • 2.02-inch intake valves 1.60-inch exhaust valves
  • 64cc combustion chamber volume
  • 200cc intake runner volume
  • Eagle flat tappet camshaft, 0.541 valve lift, 242/245 duration at 0.050, 106 intake centerline
  • Comp Cams 1.6:1 roller-rockers
  • Edelbrock Victor Jr. aluminum intake manifold
  • Holley 750cfm four-barrel carburetor
  • MSD Distributor
  • MSD 6AL ignition
  • 496hp/529tq
  • Engine constructed by Jim Evanuik Racing Engines of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


  • C4 three-speed automatic
  • TCI 3,500 rpm stall 10-inch torque converter
  • TCI shift improvement kit
  • Hurst Quarter Stick shifter


  • 8.8-inch housing
  • Traction-Lok differential
  • Ford Racing 3.73 gears
  • 28-spline axles


  • Kook's full-length headers
  • 1 7/8-inch primary tubes, 3 1/2-inch collectors
  • 3-inch exhaust system
  • Flowmaster mufflers


  • Front: Stock control arms, KYB Struts
  • Rear: Stock upper control arms, KYB Gas-A-Just shocks, South Side Machine lift bars, subframe connectors


  • Front: Stock 10-inch disc, single piston caliper
  • Rear: Stock 9-inch drum


  • Front: Weld polished Draglite, 15x6, 3 1/2-inch backspacing
  • Rear: Weld polished Draglite, 15x8, 5 1/2-inch backspacing


  • Front: BFGoodrich Comp T/A, P225/55R15
  • Rear: BFGoodrich Comp T/A, P255/60R15


  • Auto Custom Carpets carpet kit, custom upholstered '85 Mustang bucket seats, Grant wheel, Auto Meter gauges for oil and water, power windows, power locks, tilt steering column


  • PPG Raven Black paint by Tom and Bills Auto Body of Freedom, Pennsylvania, Maier Racing fiberglass cowl hood, '91 Mustang door assemblies