Liz Miles
September 26, 2012

The Details

Bruce Sloan's '65 Mustang fastback

Engine

  • Ford small-block 302; built by T&L Engine Development in Stanfield, NC; 342ci
  • 4.000-inch bore
  • 3.400-inch stroke
  • Dart Pro1 aluminum, 1.88-inch intake, 1.87-inch exhaust valves
  • Comp roller tip aluminum 1.6:1 rockers arms
  • Eagle H-beam connecting rods
  • Keith Black hypereutectic pistons
  • 10.2:1 compression ratio
  • Scat steel crankshaft
  • Isky hydraulic roller 222/222-degrees duration at 0.050-inch lift, 0.510/0.510-inch lift
  • Edelbrock Air-Gap aluminum intake
  • Holley 650-cfm carburetor with vacuum secondary by AED
  • Paper element with aluminum Cobra housing
  • Pertronix distributor

Transmission

  • Ford T-10 four-speed manual
  • Centerforce clutch
  • Factory shifter

Rearend

  • Lincoln Versaille 9-inch housing with 3.50:1 Richmond gears
  • Limited slip differential
  • 28-spline axles

Exhaust

  • Hedman ceramic-coated headers, 15?8-inch primary, 3-inch collectors
  • 2-inch galvanized tubing
  • Blue Streak mufflers

Suspension

  • Front: Maier control arms, G.T. 350 steering box, Koni shocks
  • Rear: Maier antisway bar and traction bars, Koni shocks

Brakes

  • Front: disc, 10-inch drilled and slotted rotors
  • Rear: disc, 10-inch drilled and slotted rotors

Wheels

  • Front: Koy aluminum, 17X8, 4.5-inch backspace
  • Rear: Koy aluminum, 17X9, 4.5-inch backspace

Tires

  • Front: Nexen N3000, P225/45R17
  • Rear: Nexen N3000, P255/60R17

Interior

  • Original restoration by Bruce, black vinyl seats, TCI black carpet, G.T. 350 Moto-Lita steering wheel, factory Ford dash, Sun tachometer, factory AM radio and single dash speaker, Cobra Racing seat belts, four-point rollbar

Exterior

  • Fiberglass hood; fender flares; and Maier R model front valance; paint by Chris Muller of Gilroy, CA; in Imron Black and Dead Bug Red

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The Details

Michael Sloan's '65 Mustang fastback

Engine

  • Ford small-block 302, homebuilt, 306ci
  • 4.030-inch bore
  • 3.000-inch stroke
  • Ford cast-iron 289 cylinder heads, port-matched, TRW 1.778-inch intake, 1.457-inch exhaust valves, Comp Cams valvesprings
  • Comp Cams roller-tip, stamped steel 1.6:1 rockers arms
  • Ford connecting rods
  • TRW hypereutectic pistons
  • 10:1 compression ratio
  • Ford crankshaft, micro polished and balanced
  • Comp hydraulic flat tappet 230/230-degrees duration at 0.050-inch lift, 0.512/0.512-inch lift
  • Edelbrock Performer aluminum intake
  • Holley 600-cfm carburetor with vacuum secondaries
  • Paper element with aluminum Cobra housing
  • Factory breaker point ignition

Transmission

  • Ford T-10 four-speed manual
  • Ford reverse lock-out T handle shifter

Rearend

  • Ford 8-inch housing
  • 3.50:1 Richmond gears
  • Traction-Lok differential
  • 28-spline axles

Exhaust

  • Patriot ceramic coated headers, 15?8-inch primary, 3-inch collectors
  • 2-1/2-inch tubing
  • Blue Streak mufflers

Suspension

  • Front: Grab-A-Track arms, Shelby Drop, 1-inch sway bar, Koni shocks, manual steering
  • Rear: Grab-A-Track mid-eye leaf springs, sway bar, Koni shocks

Brakes

  • Front: Factory disc
  • Rear: Shelby drum

Wheels

  • Front: Vintage '70s Cragar Screamers, 14X8, 4.5-inch backspace
  • Rear: Vintage '70s Cragar Screamers, 14X8, 4.5-inch backspace

Tires

  • Front: Uniroyal Tiger Paw GTS, P235/60R14
  • Rear: Uniroyal Tiger Paw GTS, P235/60R14

Interior

  • Original restoration by Mike, TMI black vinyl seats, Auto Custom Carpets 80-20 black carpet, Grant steering wheel, Auto Meter Sport Compact tachometer, Autopower rollbar, 3-inch competition seat belts

Exterior

  • Extensive body repair by Mike, Fiberglass hood, side scoops, and Maier R model front valance, DuPont Hertz Gold and Wimbledon White

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