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Silver Dollar Test Hit

Phenix Round 2

Lagrange Final



Ford cylinder head flow

TKO-600 shifting problem

SC Hurst Rambler

Some of my cars:

1993 Mustang for sale

Current project car, 1989 Mustang LX sleeper

link to the 1989 LX first work

Link to LX coupe current work


1989 LX coupe with Dart 363 @ 14 pounds boost



83 GT with small block

SVO Ford C3 heads Roush Intake

























C3 Heads with titanium valves


C3 heads with titanium valves






















Installed in car, still marginally streetable. My intention was to run SS/GT or SS/X classes of 10 pounds per cubic inch, single four barrel. The car had a full interior and stock front suspension, but tubs and narrowed 9" rear end with four link was allowed.


1983 Mustang GT super stock




















Early Mustang

I went through an early Mustang craze also. I rebuilt two 1966 Mustang coupes from body shell up.

Midnight blue K code 1966 GT with front factory disc brakes, fast steering, 9 inch 4.11 locker, 4-speed. Blue interior, no extra features other than GT, optional 4.11 locker, and 271 HP engine package. With the factory K-code motor it the car ran 15's in the 1/4 mile. This was typical of K code cars, they are not as fast as people remember. I built a late model HO motor up with a mechanical roller cam and World Products heads, and ran low 12's with the same car. This car eventually went to someone in Atlanta.

Tahoe Turquoise 66 coupe with factory wire wheel hubcaps. This six-cylinder car had many special features including an 8-track player, console, automatic, and air. In 1994, the 1966 Mustang below was traded to a Conyers Ford dealer for a new 1994 Cobra.

1966 Mustang coupe























1969 SC Hurst Rambler (Scrambler SC/ Rambler)

My first brand new car was a 1969 SC Hurst Rambler purchased from Valiton Motors on Monroe Street in Toledo, Ohio. I set a quarter mile D/S record in my 1969 SC Rambler at 12.54 seconds. This was on wide oval tires through factory Thrush mufflers. American Motors helped me with a special factory cast iron intake manifold, legal head modifications, and other parts. Oversized red line radial tires with less-hard compound, six-cylinder front springs with 90/10 shocks, revised wider ratio T-10 transmission gearing, and 4.44 rear end gearing helped get the Rambler out of the hole in stock classes. The stock close ratio in the transmission and factory 3.54 gearing resulted in too high a gear (lower numerical ratio) when leaving the line. Steeper gearing, through a wider ratio transmission gear set and 4.44 rear end gearing allowed a near off-idle launch without lighting the tires off.

On the street, the factory 315-horsepower 390 AMC engine (which is nothing at all like a Ford 390) made the light Rambler Rogue coupe run with 427 Vets and other cars. The scrambler's primary limitation, like all cars of that era, was traction. We did not have the tires available back then as we have available today. Compare the SC Hurst Rambler's advertised 14.3 ET, typical "as manufactured" track ET's of 14.1 or less reported by many magazines, to a list of other muscle cars of that era:

Vehicle Tested Date CID adv HP Trans Rear end 1/4 mile ET Top speed Braking G's Brake ref MPG Price
Corvette Jun-68 427 425 4sp M 3.55 13.41 142 0.8125   9-13 $6,142
Hemi Charger Apr-69 426 425 4sp M 3.55 13.68 134 0.875   13-14 $5,261
Mustang Mach I Mar-69 428 335 3sp A 3.5 13.9 121 0.90625   9-12 $4,139
Hemi Charger Apr-69 426 425 3sp A 3.23 13.92 136 0.875   12-14 $5,026
SC Rambler May-69 390 310 4sp M 3.54 14.2 108 1   12-14 $2,998
Mercury Cyclone Jul-68 428 335 3sp A 3.91 14.4 117 0.9375   10-13 $3,875
The Judge GTO Mar-69 400 350 4sp M 3.55 14.45 124 0.84375   9-11 $4,439
Pontiac GTO May-68 400 350 4sp M 3.9 14.53 112 0.875   9-12 $4,595
AMX Apr-68 390 310 3sp A 3.54 14.59 107 0.8125   10-15 $3,741
Plymouth GTX Feb-68 440 390 3sp A 3.23