Michael Galimi
January 1, 2013

The Details
Don Bowles
1972 Ford Maverick


  • 351 Windsor (398ci)
  • 4.185-inch bore
  • 3.625-inch stroke
  • GRP connecting rods
  • Bryant steel crankshaft
  • Diamond forged pistons (15:1 compression ratio)
  • Edelbrock Victor cylinder heads ported by Roush Competition Engines
  • Comp Cams/Roush custom solid roller cam, 0.990-inch intake lift, 0.990-inch exhaust lift, and 114-degree centerline
  • Edelbrock 2828 single-plane intake manifold, ported by Roush Competition Engines
  • Quick Fuel Technologies carburetor
  • Moroso aluminum oil pan
  • MSD distributor
  • MSD Digital 7 ignition
  • MSD ignition coil
  • MSD ignition wires
  • Designed and Built by Roush Competition Engines (Livonia, Michigan)


  • Proflite 727 three-speed
  • Powerglide two-speed
  • TH400 three-speed
  • Hurst shifter
  • Neil Chance bolt-together torque converter


  • Fabricated 9-inch housing
  • Dewco spool
  • Dewco lightweight 4.90 gears
  • Mark Williams 40-spline gun-drilled axles


  • Roush custom long-tube headers
  • Roush custom mid-pipes
  • Roush custom racing mufflers


  • Front: Roush fabricated A-arms and lightweight components with Santhuff shocks
  • Rear: Roush custom ladder bars with double adjustable Santhuff coilover shocks


  • Front: Strange Engineering disc
  • Rear: Strange Engineering disc


  • Front: Mickey Thompson Pro 5 drag wheel, 15x3.5
  • Rear: Mickey Thompson Pro 5 drag wheel, 15x12


  • Front: Mickey Thompson ET Front Runner, 25.0/4.5-15
  • Rear: Mickey Thompson ET Drag, 29.5/10.5-15

SFI 25.5 certified rollcage, racing bucket seats, removable steering wheel, a mix of stock interior panels with custom lightweight panels, rear-seat delete

Screaming Yellow paint, Roush Composites carbon-fiber hood, Roush Composites carbon-fiber doors, Mike Butler–built rear wing

Special Thanks
The Blankenship Family, Roush Special Vehicles, Roush Paint Shop, Roush Competition Engines, B.F. Evans Race Parts

Max Gross, John Chastain, Doug Thompson, Bill Coombs, Cameron Bowles