Jerry Heasley
September 1, 2007
The PS Engineering Trans-Am wheels certainly make a statement and are a great look for a classic Mustang. Jeff painted the centers eggshell black and left the rim lips bare aluminum for a nice contrast. The T/A-style lug nuts are the crowning touch.

"The vehicle is a complete rotisserie restoration with all the modifications made during the process," Jeff says. "It looks the same underneath as on top; I just make sure not to drive it on wet streets, but it does get driven. It has 5,970 miles on it since the complete makeover but still looks good enough to roll into Barrett-Jackson. We built the motor for what I like to call 'SLR': streetability, longevity, and reliability-a tough thing to do with an engine like this. The car is capable of cruise, show, road racing, or drag racing (with a little prep). However, cruise and show are how it's mainly used.

"It's about an $80,000-$90,000 car, but I don't treat it that away. I drive it. When I finished the car, a friend told me I ought to put it in a bubble. Not me. I'm like J. Bittle. I'm probably going to drive it and hang on to it until I die."

That's par for a Mustang that's out of this world, and Jeff says he couldn't have done it without the support of his parents, Mike and Anne. His dad even drove the photography car for our action shots.

The Details
'67 Mustang Fastback

Owner: Jeff Fox, Houston, TX
Restoration by Cappel's Auto Restorations, Dickinson, TX

Engine

  • Houston S.A.M.-built 408ci 351 Windsor stroker
  • 510 hp at 5,500 rpm
  • 510 lb-ft torque at 4,800 rpm
  • 4.030-inch bore, 4.000-inch stroke
  • SRP forged pistons
  • 10.25:1 compression
  • Speed-Pro rings
  • Eagle 6.200-inch H-beam rods
  • Eagle 4340 forged crank, 4.0-inch stroke
  • Clevite bearings
  • ARP assembly hardware
  • Edelbrock Victor Jr. aluminum heads with aggressive porting
  • Comp Cams hydraulic-roller cam
  • Comp Cams Pro Magnum 1.6 roller rockers
  • Ferrea valves 2.08-inch intake, 1.60-inch exhaust
  • Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake manifold
  • Holley HP750 carburetor with 1/2-inch phenolic spacer
  • Canton 7-qt. oil pan
  • ATI super damper
  • MSD Pro Billet distributor, 6AL ignition control, Blaster coil, and wires
  • Edelbrock water pump
  • Total Control Products motor mounts
  • Griffin big-block radiator with SPAL electric fan
  • 95-amp alternator
  • March performance pulleys
  • K&N air filter
  • Optima battery
  • Ford PMGR starter

    Transmission

  • Lentech Street Terminator Plus AOD
  • 9 1/2-inch 2,500-stall converter
  • Deep, finned, aluminum pan
  • Setrab transmission cooler

    Rearend

  • Currie 9+ 9-inch, narrowed 1 inch
  • 3.70 gears
  • Auburn posi
  • 31-spline axles

    Exhaust

  • Ford Powertrain Applications 1 3/4-inch headers, Jet Hot-coated
  • Heads drilled to accept "Dart" patterned header
  • Dr. Gas aluminized 2 1/2-inch exhaust with "X" crossover
  • DynoMax mufflers
  • Tennessee stainless tips

    Suspension
    Front: Total Control Products coilover, Baer bumpsteer correction kit, 1 1/16-inch sway bar, '70 drum spindles, Total Control Products power rack-and-pinion, KRC power-steering pump
    Rear: 4 1/2 leaf mideye springs, Edelbrock IAS shocks, subframe connectors, passenger-side torque box, MPG export brace and Monte Carlo bar, Total Control Products rear shock plates

    Brakes
    Front: Stainless Steel Brake 12-inch light-weight disc
    Rear: Finned drum, 11x 2 1/4-inch, functional brake cooling ducts

  • Stainless brake lines

    Wheels
    Front: PS Engineering Trans-Am five-spoke, 15x7, 4.25-inch offset
    Rear: PS Engineering Trans-Am five-spoke, 15x8, 4.50-inch offset

    Tires
    Front: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P225/60R15
    Rear: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P255/60R15

    Interior
    Black deluxe, Vintage Air A/C unit molded into stock controls and vents, tilt wheelcolumn, Grant steering wheel, Simpson quick-release lap and shoulder seatbelts,Shelby rear belts, Custom Auto Sound stereo, Eclipse speakers front and rear,Acousti-shield and Dynamat for heat and sound deadening, Shelby gauge podwith later-model Stewart Warner gauges, Auto Meter oil-pressure isolator system

    Exterior
    Original '67 Ford Candyapple Red in PPG basecoat/clearcoat; Wimbledon White Le Mans stripes; Shelby GT500 fiberglass, striping, and emblems; passenger-side mirror; rear-mounted electric antenna; 20-gallon fuel tank; detailed undercarriage; all new exterior glass