Jim Smart
July 31, 2007
Photos By: Johnny Hunkins

The Details
1968 Mustang hardtop
Owner: Jay Bittle, San Diego, CA

Engine
302ci Tunnel Port small-block
4.030-inch bore, 3.000-inch stroke
4340 Crower steel crank
Forged H-Beam connecting rods
Forged Arias pistons
Boss 302 C8FE block with four-bolt main caps
Ford dual four-barrel cast-aluminum Tunnel Port intake
Twin 615-cfm Holley carburetors
Comp Cams mechanical roller camshaft, .640-inch lift, 273/283 duration
Ford C8FE Tunnel Port heads with 2.12/1.60-inch valves and port work

Transmission
Close-ratio Top Loader four-speed

RearEnd
9-inch N-case
4.57 gears
Detroit Locker
31-spline axles

Exhaust
JBA headers with 131/44-inch tubes

Suspension
Front: Period suspension package, AFCO 600 coil springs
Rear: Calvert Racing rear springs with Watt's link setup
16:1 Ford manual steering

Brakes
Front: 12.00-inch Ford/Kelsey-Hayes Lincoln disc
Rear: 10.50-inch Ford/Kelsey-Hayes disc

Wheels
Front: Magnesium Vintage Wheels, 15x8-inch
Rear: Magnesium Vintage Wheels, 15x8-inch

Tires
Front: Goodyear period bias-ply
Rear: Goodyear period bias-ply

Interior
Gutted for racing purposes when the car was new, now sporting a Jones mechanical tachometer, Stewart-Warner instruments, and Shelby R-model fiberglass seats

Exterior
Painted to '69 season Hinchliff-Ross color
combination, silver and black