Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
January 1, 2013
Photos By: Jerry Heasley

The Details
Ron and Claudia Lyon
1966 Mustang fastback


  • 5.0L Boss 302 "Coyote" modular
  • 3.63-inch bore
  • 3.65-inch stroke
  • Aluminum block
  • Cross bolted main caps
  • Forged steel crankshaft
  • Forged connecting rods
  • Forged aluminum pistons
  • 11.0:1 compression ratio
  • Aluminum cylinder heads, CNC-machined ports and chambers
  • Double overhead cams with variable cam timing (locked out on this application)
  • 80mm throttle body
  • Composite short runner intake manifold
  • Motec EFI management
  • DSE cold air induction tube with K&N air filter


  • Rockland Standard Gear Built Tremec T-56 six-speed manual
  • 10-spline input shaft
  • 31-spline output shaft
  • Steel shift forks
  • Carbon-fiber synchro rings
  • Custom-made shifter handle
  • Roush Yates fire retardant shift boot


  • 9-inch Ford housing
  • Eaton Tru-Trac differential
  • C&R 4.56 gears
  • 31-spline axles


  • Roush Yates/DSE custom headers
  • 3-inch merge collector
  • MagnaFlow mufflers
  • 3-inch aluminized dual exhaust


  • Front: Detroit Speed Aluma-Frame, tubular upper and lower control arms, JRi double adjustable coilover shocks with remote reservoirs, splined antisway bar, forged spindles with sealed bearing hubs, rack-and-pinion power steering
  • Rear: Detroit Speed QuadraLink four-link, Swivel-Link ends, JRi double adjustable coilover shocks with remote reservoirs, 1-inch antisway bar, Panhard bar, DSE through-floor weld on subframe connectors


  • Front: Baer disc, 14-inch slotted two-piece rotors, 6R six-piston calipers
  • Rear: Baer disc, 13-inch slotted two-piece rotors, T4 four-piston calipers


  • Front: Formula 43 RAD S5, black anodized center, polished lip, 18x10
  • Rear: Formula 43 RAD S5, black anodized center, polished lip, 18x11


  • Front: Michelin Pilot Super Sport, P275/35R18
  • Rear: Michelin Pilot Super Sport, P315/30R18

Black-coated floor and custom metal door covers, rear seat deleted, Sparco Evo racing seats, Sparco R383 competition steering wheel, Impact Racing six-point harnesses, Vintage Air A/C system, driver-adjustable front and rear brake bias control, ididit tilt column with DSE-designed quick-release steering wheel hub, Auto Meter Elite electric full sweep gauges, six-point rollbar with bolt-in cross brace

Wimbledon White with blue Le Mans stripes; stock sheetmetal, emblems, and chrome trim; DSE Deep Tubs to clear wide rear tires; DSE-built front spoiler; DSE designed steel hoodscoop grafted to stock hood