Eric English
January 31, 2011

The Details

Randy Gillis' '66 Hertz Shelby

Engine

  • Hi-Po 289-based 331ci stroker
  • 4.030-inch bore
  • 3.25-inch stroke
  • Eagle forged crankshaft
  • 5.315-inch Carrillo rods
  • Edelbrock Victor Jr. heads, 2.05/1.60
  • Del West titanium valves, retainers, and locks
  • Steve Long Racing Cams solid roller, 264/272 at 0.050, 0.700/0.675-inch lift
  • Ford Racing timing belt drive
  • Pro Power 1.7:1 stainless steel roller rockers
  • 1967 Ford Trans-Am dual-quad intake
  • 1968 Ford SK-numbered Holleys, 720 cfm each
  • 1966 Ford GT40 tach-drive distributor
  • MSD 7AL2
  • 1968 Ford Trans-Am mechanical fuel pump and Stewart Warner 240A electric pump

Transmission

  • Original C4 automatic w/PA internals
  • Winters reverse manual valvebody
  • Munsinger 8-inch torque converter, 5,500-rpm stall

Rearend

  • Original 9-inch housing, nodular iron center
  • Ford 31-spline A/FX axles
  • Detroit Locker differential
  • Richmond 5.29 gears, lightened

Exhaust

  • Custom headers by Randy Miller (Miller's Custom Headers), featuring 1 3/4-inch primaries with 3 1/2-inch collectors, metallic ceramic coated.

Suspension

  • Front: Stock coil springs, sway bar removed, 1965-dated Cure-Ride 90/10 shocks, as used on factory Shelby GT350 drag cars
  • Rear: Modified Chrysler Super Stock leaf springs, Original Koni shocks, Original Shelby over-ride traction bars

Brakes

  • Front: Disc, Ford experimental aluminum four-piston calipers with titanium pistons
  • Rear: Original Shelby drums

Wheels

  • Front: PS Engineering 15x4-inch or Magnum 500 14x6-inch
  • Rear: PS Engineering 15x8-inch or Magnum 500 15x7-inch

Tires

  • Front: Goodyear 26x4.5-15 front-runners, or Goodyear 6.95-14 Blue Streaks
  • Rear: Goodyear 29x10.0-15 slicks, or Nitto P275/60DR15 drag radials

Interior

  • Original GT350 with added factory radio and heater deletes and fiberglass rear shelf (rear seat delete), five-point AutoPower rollbar

Exterior

  • Original sheetmetal, resprayed in Wimbledon White by Mascar Body and Paint