Jim Smart
April 25, 2006

The result is a simple, well-executed Mustang that the Gaubs enjoy daily and for weekend getaways.

The 302 has been completely rebuilt for great performance and extraordinary reliability with hardened exhaust-valve seats, an ACCEL electronic distributor, Ford Racing ignition wires, an Edelbrock Performer intake with 650-cfm carburetor, and a Scott Drake engine dress-up kit with billet air cleaner. Behind the 302 is Ford's rough-and-tumble Top Loader four-speed, backed by 3.00:1 gears in an 8-inch housing.

The Gaubs have proven you don't have to build a radical restomod to have fun in a classic Mustang. Their approach has been one of simplicity, limiting their modifications to cool bolt-ons that don't cost much, yet make all the difference in the world.