Jim Smart
June 1, 2008
Photos By: Mark Houlahan

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The Details
'69 Mustang Mach 1
Owner: Larry Payne, Knoxville, TN

Engine

  • '04 Mach 1 4.6L DOHC V-8
  • Aluminum block and heads
  • 3.550-inch bore
  • 3.540-inch stroke
  • Forged pistons
  • 5.830-inch powdered metal connecting rods
  • 9.30:1 compression ratio
  • Steel crankshaft
  • 0.509/0.534-inch lift camshafts (four of them!) with 186/184 degrees duration
  • 1.81:1 rocker arm ratio
  • 1.7520-inch intake valves
  • 1.417-inch exhaust valves
  • Transmission

  • Tremec 3650 five-speed
  • Rearend

  • 9-inch
  • 3.73 gears
  • Traction-Lok
  • 28-spline axles
  • Exhaust

  • Long-tube Kooks Headers, 1-3/4-inch primaries, 2-1/2-inch collectors
  • Stainless steel dual exhaust
  • Flowmaster mufflers
  • Suspension

  • Front: Custom fabricated Mustang II suspension with Aldan coilover shocks
  • Rear: Custom four-link with Aldan coilover shocks
  • Custom, owner-built, full-perimeter frame
  • Brakes

  • Front: Baer brakes, 13-inch cross-drilled slotted disc, two-piston calipers
  • Rear: Baer Brakes, 12-inch cross-drilled slotted disc, single-piston caliper
  • '04 Mustang hydroboost power assist
  • Wheels

  • Front: Boyd Coddington Smoothie II, 17 x 7-1/2 inches
  • Rear: Boyd Coddington Smoothie II, 18 x 10-1/2 inches
  • Tires

  • Front: Nitto NT555 Extreme ZR, P245/45ZR17
  • Rear: Nitto NT555 Extreme ZR, P295/45ZR18
  • Interior

  • '04 Mustang Mach 1 professionally installed by Bobby Griffey of Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Exterior

  • Viper Pearl Blue PPG Basecoat/Clearcoat applied by Terry Cummins of Maryville, Tennessee; body custom modified by Larry and David Payne--a '69 body modified with an '04 Mustang firewall and floorpan, special cowl modifications to allow the '69 windshield to work with the '04 dashpanel