It all started when eBay Motors enlisted Troy Trepanier of Rad Rides by Troy to build its FastForward Fastback '67 Mustang. The Mustang was purchased through an eBay Motors auction and delivered to Troy's shop in Manteno, Illinois, for a Rad Rides makeover. The finished car will be unveiled at the 2003 SEMA show with a state-of-the-art drivetrain and styling cues from the incredible '05 concept Mustang.
Ford Racing supplied the 351ci, 360hp, aluminum-headed GT-40 crate motor for the eBay Moto
The online auction company's goal was simple: Demonstrate that eBay Motors is a prime source for the entire experience of restoring an automobile. The plan called for buying a '67 fastback through an eBay Motors auction, building it with parts purchased from eBay Motors, selling the unused parts through eBay motors, and then hitting the show circuit with one of the most spectacular Mustangs ever built. After displaying the car in various car shows and events, the FastForward Fastback will be offered to the public via (what else?) an eBay Motors auction with the proceeds going to charity.
The trademark of a Rad Rides by Troy car is a wild, yet completely functional, engine and drivetrain featuring a sanitary engine bay. The foundation of power for Troy's latest creation is based on Ford Racing's awesome 351ci, 360hp, GT-40 aluminum-headed crate motor.
Bob Thrash (left), key source for artistic input into eBay Motors FastForward Fastback, ch
Crate motors have become the standard for car builders, street rodders, and racers, and Ford has stepped up to supply a wide range of choices. It seemed a natural for Ford Racing to be an integral part of eBay's build of the FastForward Fastback, and the company's contribution came in the form of a 351W to fill the engine bay. Troy supplemented this package with a Ford Racing EFI manifold base specifically for the taller 351W engine and topped it with a GT-40 upper EFI runner package and a Hi-Flow 86mm Boss throttle body. For some, that might be enough, but Troy likes to have plenty of power on hand, so in addition to the great throttle response afforded by the EFI package, Troy opted to include a Paxton centrifugal supercharger matched with a Vortech aftercooler. Follow along as Troy stuffs this supercharged 351W under the flat hood of the eBay Motors Mustang.
The Ford Racing Performance Parts 360hp 351W crate engine is a great way to bolt in reliable power. The list below spells out all the details. The engine comes in two different configurations: V-belt or serpentine water-pump drive. All you have to add is a carburetor, wires, headers, an accessory drive, and oil, and you're ready to run. Check it out.
Serpentine beltdrive water pump: PN M-6007-C351R
V-belt water pump: PN M-6007-E351R
* 351W Sportsman two-bolt iron block
* 360 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque (750-cfm carb and headers)
* 9.0:1 compression
* 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 firing order (5.0 H.O. style)
* GT-40 aluminum heads, 1.94/1.54-inch valves
* M-6250-E303 hydraulic-roller camshaft (282 degrees advertised duration, 220 degrees duration at 0.050-inch tappet lift), 0.498-inch lift with 1.60 roller rockers and a 110-degree lobe separation
* Aluminum dual-plane intake manifold
* Shipping weight: 545 pounds
The Rad Rides crew installed the motor in the stock position to determine engine-height. A
With everything square, the engine brackets with the sleeves welded in the lower position.
...are attached to the lower-control-arm support using factory holes.
Lower and upper intakes are installed with 1-inch spacers to demonstrate how high the moto
The stock transmission crossmember wouldn't work with the new motor location, so the Rad R
Vintage Air supplied the mounting brackets for the A/C pump (lower right). Troy had to fab
The Paxton supercharger is mocked up for mounting location.
With the Vortech Powercooler in place, the motor is mounted about ¾-inch lower than
With the lowered engine and the shock towers angling in toward the bottom, the JBA shorty
Blowers work better when fed fresh, cool air, so Troy fabricated an air-intake plenum for
...This setup required a tunnel of sorts ducted through the passenger-side inner fenderwel
At this mock-up stage, the engine packaging allows all components to operate as they are s
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