Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
October 17, 2012

The Details

Tom Chinn's '66 Mustang Fastback


  • 427ci Windsor stroker buit by Keith Kraft Performance Engines (Arkadelphia, AR)
  • Dart iron block
  • 4.125-inch bore
  • 4.00-inch stroke
  • Eagle steel crank and 6.250-inch H-beam rods
  • Mahle forged pistons
  • Comp Cams hydraulic roller cam, 0.572/0.576 lift, 248/252-degrees duration
  • Edelbrock aluminum cylinder heads
  • Comp Cams pushrods
  • Scorpion roller rockers
  • Holley 750-cfm carburetor
  • Crane distributor
  • BeCool radiator
  • 602 hp
  • 600 lb-ft of torque


  • Bowler Transmissions T-56 six-speed manual
  • Hurst shifter


  • Total Control Products Fab9 9-inch housing
  • 4.11 gears


  • Ringbrothers fabricated tubular headers, 1-7/8-inch primaries, 3-inch collectors
  • Flowmaster 44-Series mufflers
  • 3-inch Jet-Hot coated dual exhaust


  • Front: Relocated Total Control Products tubular control arms and Varishock coilovers, modified Mustang spindles, custom shock tower bracing
  • Rear: Total Control Products Varishock coilovers, Watt's link


  • Front: Baer Pro Plus, 14-inch cross-drilled and slotted two-piece rotors, six-piston calipers
  • Rear: Baer Pro Plus, 14-inch cross-drilled and slotted two-piece rotors, six-piston calipers


  • Front: Forgeline satin black powdercoated WC3, 18x9.5
  • Rear: Forgeline satin black powdercoated WC3, 18x12


  • Front: BFGoodrich g-Force KDW, P265/35R18
  • Rear: BFGoodrich g-Force KDW, P335/30R18


  • Restored by Upholstery Unlimited (Clinton, IA) in black and red leather, custom floor covering in black, Recaro seating, Simpson harnesses, shaved dash, Classic Instruments gauges, Tilton floor-mount pedals, ididit tilt steering column, LeCarra steering wheel custom wrapped in red leather, carbon-fiber and aluminum grab-bar in place of glovebox, Alpine head unit and amplifiers, Kicker speakers/subs


  • BASF Glasurit Stimulus Blue basecoat/clearcoat finish by Ringbrothers (Spring Green, WI), carbon-fiber roof panel, blacked out window trim, billet cowl vents, billet taillight bezels, relocated fuel filler to left quarter vent, custom handformed front and rear valances, rear bumper tucked to body, exhaust exiting through lower quarter-panel, billet door handles, extended rocker panels, reworked/larger wheel openings