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Reader Rides: 1968 Ford Mustang



Tom Gruenfeld
Home Town
Auburn, WA 


Year, Make & Model
1968 Ford Mustang

How long have you owned this vehicle?
15 years

Where/how did you find this vehicle
Bought it from a freind whose father bought it new in 1968 at Cloberly Ford in Los Angeles CA. Sept 15th 1968, $3290.50.

Any projects planned for this vehicle in the future?
Change to rear discs. Change to smaller Ford Racing "F" camshaft, Crane now in it to big for street use.

Have you raced it? If so, where and when?
Pacific International Raceway (Seattle International Raceway)
Good Guys Drags 2006 & 2008

Best quarter mile time
12.70 110 MPH (street tires)

Power Train

Engine size and Horsepower
Ford 351 Windsor based stroker 383"

Tell us about any engine modifications
This is an "old timey" stroker built before you could buy all the ready made stroker kits now on the market. 351 w crank cut down/stroked to 3.700 using Scat (narowed on the big end) Chrys 340 H beam rods, Venolia Chey 350 SS race pistons, blocked decked .040. Holley (Brodix) Alum heads, 2.02 Int 1.60 ext valves, ported. Weiand Stealth Intake, Holley 750 HP vaccum sec carb. Crane Hyd roller Cam 224/232 duration at .050 .542/563" lift. 1.6 Ford Racing roller rockers. Moroso Road Race 8qt oil pan. Mallory "685" Ignition Box, Mallory comp 9000 Dist.

Transmission Type and Modifications
Performance Automatics Street/Strip C-4 2500 stall converter

Rear axle ratio and modifications
9" 3:50 Trak-Lok


Stock - w/Shelby 1" dropped upper A arms, Canadian Mustang coil springs 620lbs 1.5 drop KYB shocks

Stock - Leaf Canadian Mustang mid-eye 5 leafs springs KYB shocks

Torino front Disc, Ford Granada Drums Rear


Wheels and Tires
American Racing Torque-Thurst D's 15x7 front, 16x8 rear. BFG Force radials 225/60-15, 245/50-16

Tell us about the vehicle's unique options or features, either factory or aftermarket
Auto-Power 4 point Roll Bar.

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