Daily Archives: September 1, 2011

The heart of a thoroughbred

The power-plant, the heart and lungs of this thoroughbred, arrived at the shop yesterday. It’s a nice looking piece if you ask me.

The motor is a Ford 351 Windsor with aluminium heads and a March serpentine pulley system. I don’t know for sure, but I suspect lurking in there is a slightly hotter cam than a stock 351 too. For an engine to run it really only needs three things … fuel, air and spark. This engine is brought to life with an Edelbrock carburetor and a MSD ignition system and will exhale through a set of long tube headers. The whole package, the owner tells me, will make about 450hp.

Yeah … its got some pop. And to top it off, the Edelbrock Durashine finish adds that little something extra, making the ordinary extraordinary.

All the power in the world does you no good if you can’t get it to the ground. So backing all that juice is a Ford C6 3-speed automatic transmission with a 2,500 RPM stall converter. The entire package, while maybe not 1,000 hp ground pounder, nevertheless should hustle this old girl along with a certain alacrity.

When you get to this point, dropping in the engine, you know it won’t be long before this Mustang will be bought to life once more.

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