John Machaqueiro
February 1, 2013

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The Details
Alan and Lois Orenstein's 1973 Mustang Mach 1

Engine

  • 351 Cleveland, bored 0.030-inch over, 355 ci, balanced and blue printed, built by Bash Speed Shop (Langhorne, PA)
  • Ford factory cast-iron cylinder heads, three-angle cut, ported and polished
  • Federal Mogul 2.041-inch intake/1.655-inch exhaust valves
  • Federal Mogul stamped steel 1.73 rocker arms
  • SpeedPro hypereutectic flat-top pistons
  • Ford steel crankshaft (polished)
  • Wolverine Blue Racer hydraulic flat tappet camshaft 270.0/280.0-degrees duration, 0.484/0.510-inch lift
  • Edelbrock Performer four-barrel dual-plane aluminum intake
  • Edelbrock Performer 600-cfm carburetor
  • Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition
  • 9.6:1 compression ratio

Transmission

  • Ford FMX three-speed automatic
  • Stock torque converter
  • B&M shift kit

Rearend

  • Ford 9-inch
  • 3.00:1 gears
  • 28-spline axles

Exhaust

  • Hooker headers
  • 3-inch aluminized steel tubes
  • Flowmaster mufflers

Suspension

  • Front: Stock replacement upper and lower control arms, gas shocks, Polyurethane bushings
  • Rear: Stock with Gabriel Hijacker adjustable air shocks

Brakes

    Front: Factory discs with stainless steel braided hoses and ceramic pads Rear: Factory drum

Wheels

  • Front: American Racing Torq Thrust II, 17x8.5
  • Rear: American Racing Torq Thrust II, 17x8.5

Tires

  • Front/Rear: Continental TouringContact AS, P235/50R17

Interior
Stock Ford Mustang interior, re-upholstered front and rear seats, reproduction factory-style carpeting

Exterior
PPG Deltron basecoat/clearcoat Chrysler Candy Apple Red Pearl paint, PPG basecoat/clearcoat Argent Silver painted hood stripe, N.O.S. 1973 Mustang Mach 1 side and rear stripes with '79 Mustang Indy Pace Car Running Stallion stripes, blacked-out rear taillights and rear trim