Rod Short
May 12, 2011

The Details

Don Rostitch’s ’68 Ford Mustang coupe


  • Ford ’91 5.0L, 9.0:1 compression ratio
  • 4-inch bore
  • 3-inch stroke
  • 315 rwhp
  • Trick Flow Twisted Wedge cylinder heads 2.02-Inch intake/1.60-Inch exhaust valves
  • Custom ground hydraulic roller cam
  • Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold
  • Holley 650 carburetor
  • Crane Hi-6 ignition
  • Canton road race oil pan with accusump and remote oil filter mounting
  • ATL fuel cell
    • Transmission

      • Ford Racing Performance Parts (FRPP) T-5 five-speed manual transmission
      • King Cobra clutch
      • Pro 5.0 shifter
        • Rearend

          • Late-model Ford 8.8
          • Traction-Lok differential
          • 3.55 gears
          • FRPP 31-spline axles
            • Exhaust

              • JBA long-tube headers
              • X-style mid-pipe
              • Flowmaster mufflers
              • 3.5-inch diameter exhaust that exits in front of rear wheels
                • Suspension

                  • Griggs GR-350 SP-l-W88 Ultimate Street Performance system
                  • Front: Tubular K member, tubular upper and lower control arms, mini towers and tower brackets, upper ball joint/spindle adapters, NASCAR-style antiroll bar, 650lb coilover springs, Koni 30 series adjustable shocks, SN-95 spindles and hubs, GR40 steering rack, bumpsteer kit
                  • Rear: EMFK 1000C 67 subframe connector set with integral lower control arm mounting, EMCA 6000 aluminum rear lower control arms, severe duty torque arm, upper shock mount frame, Griggs 250lb coilover springs, Koni 30 series coilover shocks, aluminum rearend cover modified for Watt’s link, EMWL 1000R67 Watt’s link kit
                    • Brakes

                      • Front: Griggs Racing disc, 13.5-inch rotors, four-piston calipers, stainless steel braided hoses
                      • Rear: Griggs Racing disc, 12.19-inch rotors, four-piston calipers, stainless steel braided hoses
                        • Wheels

                          • Front: Saleen Heritage 18x9 aluminum
                          • Rear: Saleen Heritage 18x9 aluminum
                            • Tires

                              • Front: Bridgestone RE760 Sport, P275/35R18
                              • Rear: Bridgestone RE760 Sport, P275/35R18
                                • Interior

                                  • Stock upholstery, Recaro seats, JME custom gauge panel with Auto Meter Phantom instruments, Simpson five-point safety harnesses, four-point rollcage, Momo Nardi touring steering wheel, custom switch panel