Steve Baur
Former Editor, Modified Mustangs & Fords
September 20, 2012
Photos By: Drew Phillips

The Details

Chris Herricks' '65 Mustang Fastback


  • 302-based 352ci small-block Ford built by Jay Steel of Taylor Engine (Whittier, CA)
  • 4.060-inch bore
  • 3.40-inch stroke
  • Scat forged steel crankshaft and H-beam connecting rods
  • SRP forged aluminum pistons
  • Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum cylinder heads, 2.02-inch intake/1.60-inch exhaust valves
  • Comp Cams hydraulic roller camshaft
  • Comp Cams 1.6:1 roller rocker arms
  • Demon 650-cfm carburetor
  • Custom ram air system fabricated by Wasp Automotive
  • K&N air filter
  • Crane billet distributor and Hi-6 ignition box
  • 10.5:1 compression ratio
  • Nitrous Supply nitrous oxide system


  • C4 three-speed automatic built by California Performance Transmissions (Huntington Beach, CA)
  • CPT 2,800-rpm stall converter
  • B&M Hammer shifter


  • Currie Enterprises 9-inch
  • 3.73 gears
  • 31-spline axles


  • Hedman Elite headers
  • 3-inch ceramic-coated exhaust system
  • Flowmaster two-chamber mufflers


  • Front: Total Control Products coilovers, tubular upper/lower control arms, TCP rack-and-pinion steering, TCP adjustable shocks
  • Rear: Custom Wasp Automotive three-link with cantilever coilovers, Afco double-adjustable shocks


  • Front: Baer disc, 13-inch drilled and slotted rotors, two-piston calipers
  • Rear: Baer disc, 12-inch drilled and slotted rotors, single-piston calipers


  • Front: American Racing Torq Thrust II, 17x8, custom center caps, brushed aluminum lips, gray centers
  • Rear: American Racing Torq Thrust II, 17x9, custom center caps, brushed aluminum lips, gray centers


  • Front: Goodyear Eagle F1, P225/45ZR17
  • Rear: Goodyear Eagle F1, P245/45ZR17


  • Custom leather and suede upholstery by Wasp Automotive (Oak Hills, CA), cut-pile carpet, '94 Mustang Cobra front bucket seats, Lecarra custom-wrapped steering wheel, Auto Meter Phantom II instruments, Alpine head unit and component speakers, JL Audio 12-inch W6 subwoofers and amplifiers, custom CNC-machined speaker grilles, TCP pedal covers


  • Viper Red urethane basecoat/clearcoat by Wasp Automotive, custom rear valance with 4-inch exhaust cutouts, raised Shelby hoodscoop, functional front brake ducts, LED head- and taillights, functional ram air induction, Ringbrothers hoodpins