Other than crumpets and spotted dick what do British people like? Well among lots of other things they like Mustangs. No-one really knows why, perhaps its because they cant afford the fuel in the UK? The only proper thing to do when a Brit finds himself relocated in the land of baseball and apple pie is to get himself a Mustang, with a quickness. Then he should get some baseball and apple pie.
Thats what I did. I also got a good dental plan and spent a month at the dentist but thats another story.
First of all I ran out and bought the first Mustang I could get my sticky fingers on. Sadly this was a 2000 model year V6. In my defence 3.8 liters sounded like a lot to a guy who was used to paying $7 a gallon for fuel and where a 2 liter engine is considered to be a large engine. After 2 years of wondering why schoolchildren were laughing at me I realized that I needed a mansize car. Drove to a classic car dealer in Indianapolis and promptly paid way too much for a 1968 mustang. But hey, it has a V8!
What followed was several years of total bullshit, and a fair bit of crying into my grease stained bloody hands. On the plus side I aquired a lot of tools. I fixed it. Everything. All of it. I built a new engine for it too.
A bought a block, and then some spinny bits, put them together and now she makes more than double the power. spec alert: 331 stroker (SCAT crank and rot assy), AFR185 heads (ported), comp 270S cam, RPM airgap intake manifold, 1-1/2 inch headers, holley 650DP carb. 10:1 compression, electronic ignition.
Feast your eyes on a few pictures, and then we can take it for a little folly.
I carefully selected only the finest engine components. All of them are Chuck Norris approved and ARP fastened
Then i put them all together, simple really.
This is my car in 1978. A previous owner found out about my project and got in contact with me. He had some photo's and stories to share.
And here is a little video of how she is today, thanks for paying attention - Baller out.