Donald Farr
Former Editor, Mustang Monthly
August 10, 2012
Photos By: Jerry Heasley

MACH 1 Specs


Carroll Shelby Engines' aluminum 427, stroked to 490 cubic inches Built by Tom Lucas, FE Specialties 607 hp, 624 lb-ft of torque Scat 9000 crankshaft Scat H-beam rods Ross piston (10.4:1 compression) Canton custom oil pan Crower roller cam Edelbrock aluminum FE heads Edelbrock vintage Streetmaster intake Holley 830-cfm carburetor MSD distributor and ignition Custom headers Custom 3-inch exhaust with crossover pipe Billet Specialties serpentine belt system Aluminum radiator with two 12-inch electric fans


Tremec TKO-600 5-speed McLeod 12-inch clutch Lakewood scattershield 9-inch rearend Strange Posi-Traction with 3.50 gears and 31-spline axles

Chassis and Suspension

Heidts Superide II front suspension Art Morrison 4-link rear suspension Custom subframe connectors and torque boxes Wilwood disc brakes-- 13-inch, 6-piston front; 12-inch, 4-piston rear Budnik Tiller wheels--18x8 front, 18x12 rear Pirelli PZero tires-- P245/40R18 front, P335/30R18 rear Wiring and plumbing by Fred Baptista, Triple R Restoration


Black and silver leather upholstery by Esteban Perez Power windows, door locks, and trunk Old Air Products' air conditioning Custom console with emergency brake Custom gauge cluster with AutoMeter gauges Tilt-steering column with Budnik steering wheel


PPG Signal Red paint by Paul Hiatt, Triple R Restoration Painted side stripes by Russ Hiatt, Triple R Restoration Metal work by Logan Caulkins, Triple R Restoration Bodywork by Corby Hulse, Triple R Restoration Shaved and tucked bumpers Halogen headlights LED taillights