Jim Smart
November 1, 2007
These are Platinum Pearl Ghost Le Mans stripes. A Scott Drake billet gas cap gives Layne's fastback a custom street-rod persona.

The Details
'69 Mustang SportsRoof

Owners: Layne and Colette Read, Murray, UT

Engine
351ci Windsor V-8
4.030-inch bore
3.500-inch stroke 3M crankshaft
Speed-Pro forged flat-top pistons
Stock C9OE rods
Balanced and blueprinted
AFR 185 aluminum heads with 2.02/1.60-inch valves
Edelbrock Performer RPM Air Gap
Holley Street Avenger, 770-cfm
Ford Racing Performance Parts polished cast valve covers
MSD Ignition

Transmission
Tremec World Class T5
Custom built with hardened gears and composite synchros
Billet flywheel
10.5-inch clutch
Steeda Tri-Ax billet short-throw shifter
Balanced-steel driveshaft with heavy-duty
Universal joints

Rearend
9-inch
3.50 gears
Traction-Lok
31-spline axles

Exhaust
Hedman Super Competition long-tube headers, ceramic-coated
Dr. Gas X-style crossover
Flowmaster 2.5-inch Delta Flow mufflers

Inside are Corbeau bucket seats and a rear seat upholstered to match. Alpine sound surrounds Layne and Colette.

Suspension
Front: Total Control upper and lower control arms with 620 coils, Stam-Bar adjustable sway bar, Edelbrock IAS shocks, Total Control Products power rack-and-pinion with KRC pump
Rear: 4 1/2-leaf mid-eye springs, Fays2 Watt's linkage, Edelbrock IAS shocks

Brakes
Front: Factory Kelsey-Hayes single-piston disc brakes
Rear: Stock drum

Wheels
Front: Raceline GT, 17x8-inch
Rear: Raceline GT, 17x9-inch

Tires
Front: Yokohama ES100, P235/45ZR17
Rear: Yokohama ES100, P245/45ZR17

Interior
Corbeau VX2000 bucket seats, rear seat upholstered to match, Alpine sound system, LeCarra leather-wrapped steering wheel, white-face instrumentation

Exterior
Custom paint by Mustang Ranch in Ford Dark {{{Shadow}}} Grey Metallic, House of Kolor Ice Blue Mylar Flake, Platinum Pearl Ghost Le Mans stripes, Scott Drake billet gas cap

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