Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
November 23, 2006

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The Details
'69 Mustang SportsRoof
Owner: Bud Brutsman, Burbank, CA

'04 4.6 "Terminator" Cobra iron block
Forged steel crank
Steel H-beam rods
3.55-inch bore, 3.55-inch stroke
Aluminum heads
Four valves per cylinder, 37mm intake, 30mm exhaust
MSD DIS-4 coil-on-plug ignition
Custom throttle body mount
Custom Year One air-filter housing
Accufab throttle body
FAST XFI engine management with 60-lb/hr injectors
ARP fasteners
Canton oil pan
Moroso remote oil filter
Kenne Belle supercharger
Metco X-10 supercharger drive system
520 hp, 600 lb-ft of torque, tuned by MV Performance

4R70W four-speed automatic overdrive, built by MV Performance, Statham, Georgia
Precision Industries 3,500-rpm stall converter
Be-Cool transmission cooler
Baumann Electronic Shift Controls, TCS Controller

Currie 9-inch
Detroit Tru-Trac
3.90 gears

Custom built by Year One with Stainless Works components

Front: Martz tubular front subframe, Martz spindles, Flaming River rack-and-pinion steering, Martz swaybar, QA1 10-400 springs, QA1 coilover shocksRear: Unique Performance rear suspension system, horizontally mounted QA1 coilover shocks, QA1 10-200 springs, torque arm, subframe connectors

Front: Stainless Steel Brakes Force-10, 13-inch disc, Year One engraved calipers
Rear: Stainless Steel Brakes Force-10, 14-inch disc, Year One engraved calipersCustom hydroboost assist

Front: Foose Design, 19x8
Rear: Foose Design, 20x10

Front: BFGoodrich G-Force T/A, P245/35ZR19
Rear: BFGoodrich G-Force T/A, P285/30ZR20

Cobra Misano black leather buckets, Year One gauge panel insert with Auto Meter Sport Comp gauges, custom console with '05 Mustang automatic shifter, Vintage Air heat/cool system, Alpine AM/FM/DVD audio system with navigation, Boston Acoustics amplifiers, component speakers, and subwoofers

Black basecoat/clearcoat with satin black stripes, painted by Year One's Steve Jones; sheetmetal modifications including tucked bumpers, modified quarter-panel scoops, rocker extensions, custom front valance and hoodscoop performed by Year One's Kevin Gooch; exterior trim powdercoated black, final fit and finish performed by Jimmy Kerlin