Mark Houlahan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
February 7, 2006
Photos By: Jeff Ford

The Details
1955 Thunderbird Replica
Owner: Ritchie Brandl Sr., Hudson, FL

Engine

  • '01 4.6 Modular four-cam

Transmission

  • 4R70W four-speed automatic overdrive

RearEnd

  • Narrowed 8.8 with Traction-Lok and 3.73 gears

Exhaust

  • Ford Racing ceramic headers, modified BBK Performance H-pipe, Flowmaster mufflers

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Suspension

  • Front: Mustang II style, Monroe shocks, rack-and-pinion steering
  • Rear: Explorer leaf springs, Monroe shocks

Brakes

  • Front: 11-inch Ranger five-lug rotors
  • Rear: stock Explorer drum brakes

Wheels

  • Front: 14x6 American Wheel white spoke with factory covers
  • Rear: 14x6 American Wheel white spoke with factory covers

Tires

  • Front: Diamond Back P215/75R14
  • Rear: Diamond Back P215/75R14

Interior

  • VDO instrumentation
  • Kenwood stereo system
  • Power windows
  • '95 Mustang shifter assembly

Exterior

  • DuPont base coat/clear coat in Vermillion Red
  • Performance White on removable hardtop