Steve Baur
Former Editor, Modified Mustangs & Fords
April 10, 2012
Photos By: Drew Phillips

Though John is rather ecstatic with the results of the Mustang's transformation thus far, especially with the suspension and steering updates, he has alluded to a rear disc brake upgrade in the near future. John is also quick to credit a number of people who have been instrumental in helping him in the completion of the build.

"Doug and Eric Horrdin from Global West were completely hands-on through thick and thin, and instrumental in the build," notes John. He also credits Duke Mao from MAAC Motorsports in Mission Viejo, California. "I couldn't have done it without his help." For this New Jersey transplant, and now, Canyon Lake Car Club member, it sounds like John found a number of golden opportunities out West.

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The Details

John Morgan's '67 Mustang Fastback

Engine

  • Ford 390 FE cast-iron block; 395 ci; machined, balanced, and blueprinted by Dougan Racing Engines, advised owner assembly
  • 4.080-inch bore
  • 3.78-inch stroke
  • Stock Ford crankshaft and connecting rods
  • Speed-Pro forged aluminum pistons
  • Comp Cams Xtreme Energy hydraulic flat tappet camshaft (PN 33-238-4), 262/270 at 0.050 duration, 0.513/0.520 valve lift, 110-degree LSA
  • Stock Ford cast-iron cylinder heads, three-angle valve job, port-matched and slight polish on the runners
  • Polished aluminum 428 Police Interceptor intake manifold
  • Quick Fuel Technologies 850-cfm carburetor
  • Factory Ford distributor modified by Stinger Electronics
  • 10.5:1 compression ratio
  • Estimated 465 hp/490 lb-ft of torque

Exhaust

  • Ford Performance Applications Tri-Y headers
  • 2-1/2-inch stainless steel pipes
  • MagnaFlow 2-1/2-inch mufflers

Transmission

  • Stock Ford Top Loader four-speed
  • Hurst Competition Plus shifter
  • 11.5-inch Centerforce clutch and steel flywheel

Rearend

  • Ford 9-inch axle housing
  • Traction-Lok differential
  • 28-spline axles
  • 3.00 gears

Suspension

  • Front: Global West double A-arms, Negative Roll kit, QA1 coilover adjustable shocks, Borgeson power steering box and pump
  • Rear: Global West five-leaf springs, Del-A-Lum bushings, QA1 adjustable shocks

Brakes

  • Front: Wilwood disc, SL-6 six-piston calipers, 13-inch rotors
  • Rear: Stock drum

Wheels

  • Front: Vintage Wheel Works 45, 17x8
  • Rear: Vintage Wheel Works 45, 17x9

Tires

  • Front: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport, P225/45ZR17
  • Rear: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport, P275/40ZR17

Interior

  • Original black vinyl upholstery, stock instruments with a Sun oil pressure gauge, Mastercraft 3-inch belts, Hurst shifter handle adapted to parking brake handle

Exterior

  • Custom PPG Deltron basecoat and DBC effect pigment, DCU urethane clear, paint and body by TCP Global (San Diego, CA)
  • John worked with the folks at TCP Global to utilize his Mustang as a testbed for using the glass effects in an automotive application. TCP handled the Mustang's makeover using a silver effect pigment in the white, and a blue effect in the blue.