Car Craft Q&A
Car Craft: Where did you get that trick billet-aluminum strut-tower brace? Tony Finaldi: My father and I made it. We weren't particularly excited with what was currently available, so after three days of work we came up with our own design.
CC: What do you enjoy more: hitting up car shows, cruising, or going to the dragstrip?
TF: I haven't had the opportunity to run at the dragstrip much, but I definitely enjoy cruising and going to car shows.
CC: Any changes for the near future?
TF: A Richmond six-speed swap is currently in the works and hopefully thereafter a fuel-injection conversion.
Car: Tony Finaldi's '67 Ford Mustang fastback
Engine: 347ci small-block
Heads: Aluminum Edelbrock Performer RPM, 2.02/1.60-inch intake/exhaust valves
Induction: Edelbrock Performer dual-plane intake, 750-cfm Edelbrock carb
Camshaft: Edelbrock Performer RPM Grind No. 7211, 229/234 degrees duration at 0.050, 0.496/0.520-inch lift
Power: 400 hp (est.)
Transmission: Borg-Warner Super T10 four-speed, Centerforce dual-friction clutch
Rearend: Lincoln Versailles 9-inch, 3.70:1 gears
Front suspension: Stock, polyurethane bushings, KYB shocks
Rear suspension: Mustangs Plus Grab-A-Trak five-leaf Mid Eye leaf springs, polyurethane bushings, ¾-inch sway bar, KYB shocks
Brakes: Ford Granada 11-inch discs, front; Lincoln Versailles 10.5-inch discs, rear
Wheels and tires: 15x6 American Racing Torq-Thrust IIs with BFGoodrich P205/60R15 TA Radials fronts; 15x8 with American Racing Torq-Thrust IIs with BFGoodrich P255/60R15 TA Radials, rear
Paint: VW Dark Blue Pearl by Pasquale Finaldi, Flames by Corona Customs in Norco, California
Cost to Build: $16,000
The original 289ci small-block was swapped out in favor of a stroked 302 that now displace
The deluxe factory interior has been restored back to original...
...With the addition of Auto Meter's 5-inch Monster tach, oil-pressure, and water-temperat