Mike had Randy Harshman of Harshman Racing Engines (Smithsburg, Maryland) go through the 427ci Windsor. Despite the aluminum connecting rods and VP C14 race fuel coursing through its induction system, the 785hp mill still propels the fastback on the occasional street cruise--Mike keeps the car registered and insured so he can take it to a couple of local car shows every year.
With the new powerplant, Mike has run a best elapsed time of 9.65 at 140 mph with a 1.30 60-foot time. He's had to make some rear gear changes and is also planning on changing the C4 gearset to calm down the ridiculous wheelstands that have been preventing the Mustang from running closer to the 9.20 times that Mike is expecting.
While he's working on that, Mike has also been finishing up a '68 Mustang convertible 428 GT clone for his wife, Tracy. Sounds like there are a lot of memories to be made for the Barbagallo family.