Last updated May 8, 2007
The car was a once a white, rusty, 4 cylinder. Now it is not. Some of the work was done by myself but mostly I credit my husband. I'm more the idea lady, and hand the tools and watch and learn. Although the work in the interior is all my doing.
This car was bought in July 1997. The 4 cylinder was almost immediately taken out. A slighty used 302 was put in with a C-4 trans. It was fun, ran good, chirped 2nd gear which was nice. Had a best track time of 14.31 and it was stock, except for headers. It was consistant, I should have bracket raced it. But I didn't and don't want a track/race car. I want a street car that goes fast.
The paint was put on late '97 - early '98. It was done in a friends garage. A group of backyard paint and bodymen/woman. Three of us did all the sanding. She got brand new fenders and a passenger door from a junk yard. A friend of a friend did the actual painting who does it for a living. Came out pretty good. The cancer is coming back, but it never really goes away.
So around '99 the C-4 trans broke, and we had recently purchased a 351 and C-6 for $150 that was out of a van. So we did what gearheads do and instead of fixing the broken trans, we started over. It was and is a long ongoing project.
It now has a 351W, bored out to a 357. The engine was completely redone. Dished pistons. A C-6 transmission, rebuilt by TPI with a 3500 rpm stall. Neither of which are supposed to fit under a stock hood. It did, with some tweaking. Although the 357 did fit under the stock hood, it needed more air. So we cut the hood, put a different air filter on and then got a scoop.
This engine has not been to the track. I don't trust the breaks, and engines could always run better. It has some hesitation issues, and seems held back. Although it does like this dry thin Colorado air, compared to the humid Chicagoland air.
I have more pictures of different stages and when it got painted. But I need to scan those.
**Want to hear her run? Check out my video. Nothing cool like doing a burnout or racing. Pretty much just running, yes the sweet sound of a Mustang running.
Got to make and add some better videos.
357ci - 9:1 compression
725 cfm Holley Carb
Wieand Stealth Mid Rise Dual Plane Intake
Fully Ported GT-40 Heads
Cobra 1.7 Roller Rockers
Custom Competion Roller Cam
C-6 Transmission Rebuilt by TPI, 3500rpm Stall
3.73 Gear, 8.8 rear end
1 5/8" Headers
2 Core Aluminum Radiator - Cobra R
2 1/2" Stainless Steel H-Pipe
Chrome 2 1/2" tailpipes
Weenie warn out tires
BBK Progressive Rate Springs
Limited Edition 2000 VDO Gauges (some of which are actually hooked up,lol)
Caster Camber Plates
16" Turbocoupe Rims
As I said came as an automatic, broken 4 cylinder. With the weak 7.5 rear end.
Everything, practically. I think I still have the original bushings, in it. They need changed badly. The drivers door is orginal as is the nose, quarterpanels, and decklid. I'll see if I can think of some other original parts, lol.
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