Wayne Cook
December 7, 2009
Photos By: Jim Smart

The Details
Tony Paulek's '73 Mustang Mach I

Engine

  • 351 Cleveland 4V
  • Four-bolt cylinder block
  • 4.00-inch bore
  • 3.50-inch stoke
  • 355 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400 rpm
  • 266 horsepower
  • 8.6:1 compression ratio
  • 4V open-chamber cylinder heads
  • 77cc chamber volume
  • 2.19 intake and 1.71 exhaust valves
  • Hydraulic camshaft, 0.490-inch lift, 270/180 duration @ 0.050
  • Cast-iron factory 4V intake manifold
  • Autolite 4300 600-cfm carburetor
  • Single-point vacuum-advance distributor

    Transmission

  • AOD four-speed automatic overdrive
  • 2,500-rpm stall speed torque converter

    Rearend

  • 9-inch axle
  • 2.97 gears
  • Traction-Lok differential

    Exhaust

  • Stock dual exhaust
  • Ford mufflers

    Suspension

  • Front: Stock, Autolite shock absorbers
  • Rear: Stock, Autolite shock absorbers

    Brakes

  • Front: Stock 11-inch disc, single-piston calipers
  • Rear: Stock 9-inch drum

    Wheels

  • Front: Factory forged aluminum 5-slot, 14x6
  • Rear: Factory forged aluminum 5-slot, 14x6

    Tires

  • Front: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P225/70R14
  • Rear: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P225/70R14

    Interior
    Original white vinyl interior, high-back bucket seats, black carpeting, Custom Auto Sound stereo, twin 6x9 speakers, three-point seatbelts, factory A/C conversion

    Exterior
    DuPont Chroma Premier basecoat/clearcoat in original Medium Copper Metallic color, functional Ram Air hood conversion