Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
May 10, 2012

The Details

Dennis & Diane Payette's '64 Falcon Sprint convertible


  • '93 Mustang Cobra 5.0L
  • 4.00-inch bore
  • 3.00-inch stroke
  • Ford Racing E-303 hydraulic roller camshaft
  • 0.498-inch lift, 220-degrees duration at 0.050-inch lift
  • Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum cylinder heads
  • 2.02-inch intake, 1.60-inch exhaust valves
  • '93 Cobra 1.7:1 roller rockers
  • '93 Cobra intake manifold
  • Ford Racing 24-lb/hr fuel injectors
  • BBK/Edelbrock 70mm throttle body
  • Granatelli Motor Sports 70mm mass-air meter
  • MSD Pro Billet TFI distributor
  • MSD Blaster ignition coil
  • Ford Racing 8.5mm plug wires
  • Ford Racing chrome valve covers
  • Ford Racing heavy-duty silicone hoses


  • Tremec T-5 five-speed manual
  • Centerforce Dual-Friction clutch
  • Hurst shifter


  • Ford 9-inch housing
  • Nodular carrier
  • Traction-Lok differential
  • Moser 31-spline axles
  • 3.50 gears


  • BBK shorty headers, 1-5/8-inch primaries
  • DynoMax Super Turbo mufflers, 2-1/2-inch
  • 2-1/2-inch stainless dual exhaust with H-pipe


  • Front: Rod & Custom Motorsports Mustang II, Gabriel gas shocks, 1-inch antisway bar, power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Rear: Mustang leaf springs, Gabriel gas shocks, Shelby underride traction bars


  • Front: 11-inch disc, single-piston calipers
  • Rear: Ford Explorer 11-inch disc with internal parking brake, single-piston calipers


  • Front: American Racing Torq Thrust "D," gray center, 15x7
  • Rear: American Racing Torq Thrust "D," gray center, 15x7


  • Front: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P205/60R15
  • Rear: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P245/60R15


  • Two tone blue, vinyl bucket seats, Dearborn classics loop pile carpet, Sprint console and dash trim, Zoops billet steering wheel covered in matching blue vinyl, Haneline custom six-gauge dash cluster, stock AM radio, Flaming River tilt column, underdash A/C, shifter mounted through console


  • PPG Sapphire Blue Pearl base/clear applied by Dean Miller of Constant Perfection Auto Restorations (Port Richey, FL), rear wheel openings extended forward 2 inches for tire clearance

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