Jim Smart
June 1, 2008

The Details
'65 Mustang Fastback
Owners: Tom and Lexine Anderson, Highland, CA

Engine

  • Van Gordon Racing-built 302ci small-block V-8
  • 4.030-inch bore/3.000-inch stroke
  • Speed-Pro forged pistons
  • 2M nodular-iron crankshaft
  • Dynamic balanced
  • Edelbrock Performer RPM heads with 2.02/1.60-inch valves
  • Edelbrock Performer RPM dual-plane intake
  • Holley 570-cfm Street Avenger
  • Comp Cams hydraulic cam, 0.286/0.286-inch lift, 219/219 duration, 110-degree lobe center
  • Comp Cams roller rockers
  • Autolite single-point distributor with
  • Pertronix Ignitor

Transmission

  • D&D Performance Tremec T-5 five-speed

Rearend

  • Bill Thomas Enterprises 9-inch
  • 3.50 gears
  • 28-spline axles
  • Traction-Lok-style differential

Exhaust

  • Tri-Y headers with 2½-inch collectors Glasspack mufflers

Suspension

  • Front: Stock coil on upper arm, 620 springs, 1-inch sway bar, KYB shocks
  • Rear: Five-leaf mid-eye springs, KYB shocks

Brakes

  • Front: Stainless Steel Brakes Corp. 11-inch disc, slotted rotors
  • Rear: Factory drum
  • Dual braking system for safety

Wheels

  • Front: California Pony Cars Shelby aluminum 10-spoke, 17x8-inch
  • Rear: California Pony Cars Shelby aluminum 10-spoke, 17x8-inch

Tires

  • Front: Continental ContiExtreme Contact, P225/45ZR17
  • Rear: Continental ContiExtreme Contact, P225/45ZR17

Interior

  • White-face instrumentation, Flo-Fit bucket seats, Grant steering wheel, Auto Meter Phantom instruments, AM/FM stereo system, 6-inch speaker kick panels

Exterior

  • '96 Ford Laser Red basecoat/clearcoat, Pearl White stripes, Shelby hood, hood pins, GT foglamps