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. The Details 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 displaces 347ci of Blue Oval fury. The stout bottom-end consists of a Coast High Performance stroker kit using a 3.400-inch stroke crankshaft, 5.315-inch H-beam rods, and Probe Industries 9.5:1 compression slugs. Up top, induction enhancements include a complete Edelbrock package consisting of a 750-cfm carb, a Performer RPM manifold, a set of aluminum Performer RPM heads, and an Edelbrock bumpstick that mixes the gas and expels it through a set of 1 5/8-inch Hedman Hedders with 2 ½-inch piping and Flowmaster mufflers. 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-temperature gauges. ...With the addition of Auto Meter's 5-inch Monster tach, oil-pressure, and water-temperat « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!