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1971 Ford Mustang - Never Ending

Bill & Debra Fowlers Impeccable '71 Big-Block 'Vert

Photography by Tom Donchez

The Details

Car: '71 Ford Mustang

Owner: Bill and Debra Fowler, Corona Del Mar, California

Engine: 504ci big-block (0.040-over 460), Scat 6.603-inch H-beam rods, Coast High Performance pistons, Scat 4.140 stroke crankshaft

Heads: Ported aluminum Ford Cobra Jet by Ben Alameda Racing in Los Angeles, CA, 2.25/1.76-inch intake/exhaust valves, Comp Cams 1.7:1 roller rockers

Induction: Blue Thunder dual-plane, Holley 750-cfm carburetor

Camshaft: Comp Cams solid-roller, 230/236 degrees duration at 0.050 with 0.599/0.620-inch lift

Transmission: C6, TCI Street Fighter 11-inch 2,400-stall converter, TCI shift kit

Rearend: 9-inch, 31-spline Moser axles, FRPP 3.55:1 gears

Front suspension: Stock, PST polyurethane bushings, Total Control springs, QA1 shocks, Global West sway bar

Rear Suspension: Deaver springs, QA1 shocks, Competition Engineering bushings and Slide-A-Link

Front Brakes: Baer Track Plus system, 14-inch disc

Rear Brakes: Baer Track Plus system, 13.25-inch disc

Wheels & Tires: 18x9-inch Borbet Type TD with P275/40R18 Goodyear Eagle F1, front; 18x9-inch Borbet Type TD with P305/45R18 Nitto 555R Drag Radials, rear

Paint: Factory Pewter Metallic

Body Modifications: Monochromatic bumpers, Mach 1 hood, spoiler, and taillamps

Best quarter-mile e.t.: 11.87 at 116 mph

Top Speed: 140 mph observed

Cost To Build: "I can't say-my wife will be reading this."

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