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The 460 power plant runs stock compression through radically ported and polished heads and intake to produce wonderful results on pump gas. The matching Edelbrock carburetor and intake feed toward the custom welded shorty headers and stainless exhaust. The Weiand polished aluminum water pump and stainless braided heater hoses enhance the Motorsport chrome covers.
The GM style one wire alternator and remote sump power steering pump add simplicity. It all gets to the ground through a C6 transmission. The inner fender wells are polished 16 Ga. Aluminum. A false firewall of polished stainless cleans up the engine compartment further.
Many of the goodies on the truck were just ideas "on the fly" such as the four separate exhaust outlets on each side, the home made stainless driveshaft, and many of the cans and containers under the hood, all made from stainless tubing from a local dairy. Friends from Black Cloud Racing motorcycle team and Ron Baker Racecars added to the ideas as the projects took shape.
This vehicle will never be a "trailer car" and was meant to be driven and enjoyed. Some changes and improvements will be made in time as money permits. The stock mustang suspension will be changed to tubular strut-less arms. The interior will probably be totally redone but not for a couple years, although a new oak and Santeen console is already designed and nearly complete.
I found a source for Santeen veneer and plan to cut a large ford oval into the bed floor near the cab. There are literally hundreds of "little tidbits" that would enhance the detail of the truck. Besides…. The definition of Street Rod is "vehicle that is never done". - CTS
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