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Severna Park, Maryland
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Nov 26, 2007 at 8:30 pm
very nice! I admire the quality fo work, good job. I'm also impressed iwth the 448 rwtq That sir is one heck of a little motor...

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1964 Ford Mustang Convertible (Resto-Poppy-Mod)

Last updated Nov 21, 2007  

Photo of a 1964 Ford Mustang Convertible (Resto-Poppy-Mod)


Upon discovering the frame rails were "shot", I set about a 8-9 year total restoration of this gem. Since it was a May '64 built model, my goal was to maintain the "look and feel" of the 1964 1/2 Mustang convertible and it's particular attributes while tastefully upgrading safety related components and adding performance features. I feel strongly, I succeeded in doing this. Although, there are numerous upgrades, all of them can be reversed to satisfy the purist aspects in our hobby as I have stored all OEM parts replaced or changed.


Standard Mustang specs apply:

Tread Front >> 56"
Tread Rear >> 56"
Overall length > 181.6"
Overall width > 68.2
Overall height > 51.1"
Curb weight (Convertible) > 2800 lbs.
Curb weight > hardtop > 2556
2+2 > 2606

The following are factory specs for comparison to
modified specs noted in the modifications section

289 V8 w/ generator
Factory HP 220 @4400
TQ 304 @2800
CR 9.1
Fuel requirement > regular

Factory Options

This mustang was born with the following factory options:
non-air console, 5 bolt C4 tranny, Rally-PAC tach/clock, padded visors, power top, 4 barrel 289 "D" code V8, power steering, and standard bucket seats


The engine has been modified as follows:

Block bored and stoked to 333;balanced and blueprinted
zero decked, (3.25 X 5.400 X 4.040), w/ canton windage tray

Windsor JR Iron heads w/ 1.94 Int. & 1.60 exh. 5 angle grd. valves w/spring loaded posi-seals, fully ported exhaust ports and blended chambers and bowls, CR:10.2

Custom designed "Jay Allen" Hydro roller cam with link bar lifters, custom springs, and roller rockers.
Performer RPM intake with blueprinted Edlebrock 600 CFM carb

TRI-Y ceramic coated headers mated to 2.5" "X" cross-over exhaust system

C4 modified w/ heavy duty input shaft and pump, heavy duty clutch packs, shift kit

8" rear with 3.25 Posi-loc Currie built gears

This combo makes 334 RWHP @ 5800 RPMS and 448 RWTQ @ 3400 RPMS

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