"The car has truly exceeded my expectations for ride quality and power," says Tim. "We put a bunch of miles on it on the Hot Rod Power Tour and it performed flawlessly. My 5-year-old can already recognize the sound of the turbo spooling and says, 'Here we go' every time I start to get into it."
Tim also started autocrossing the Mustang this past summer, and quickly realized the need for antisway bars. Of course, he solved that problem by fabricating a NASCAR-inspired pair of bars that have made the Mustang a much more stable Pony. He's also considering swapping out the carb for a throttle body-style fuel injection system.
As much fun as Tim and Adrianne have had in the Mustang, with boys Andrew and Louis in the backseat, the Grillot family recently purchased a '59 Ford wagon as its summer trip vehicle since it offers a bit more space for a family of four. Tim tells us that they intend to take that on the Power Tour next year. We can only imagine what would happen if the metalsmith got his hands on that. Tim is probably imagining, too.
Tim Grillot's '65 Mustang Fastback