Year, Make & Model
1964-1/2, 2001, & 2007 Mustangs
How long have you owned these vehicles?
30-yrs (64) 11-yrs (01) 5-yrs (07)
Where/how did you find these vehicles?
My 1964-1/2 Mustang convertible was purchased in 1982 from an out of work "actor" from West Hollywood, CA. At the time, it had a "wheezer" two-barrel 302 from the junkyard, and it was painted with a paint brush. The car is a true 1964-1/2 c-code "generator car," but it is so far removed from stock that that is irrevelant.
The car was first re-done as a quasi-Shelby GT350 convertible for HOT ROD MUSTANG magazine back in 1984, and named "Ragtop Revival," although the black and white stripes and built carbureted 302 earned it the name the "Skunk." You know, black & white, and goes like stink! As the editor of MUSTANG ILLUSTRATED magazine (14-yrs.) the skunk became one of the most well known early Mustang project cars of all time w/35+ magazine articles to its credit. The most noteworthy? The convertible became one of the first 5.0L/302 EFI conversions ever done by Mark Sanchez and the late Jim Madden @ Ontario, CA's Advanced Engineering West. Currently the car is equipped with a Holley SysteMAX alloy headed 5.0L with 2.2L Kenne Bell "BlowZilla" supercharger, and is SCARY fast. This supercharger installation was featured in the Car Tech, Inc/SA Design. title: HOW TO BUILD SUPERCHARGED & TURBOCHARGED SMALL-BLOCK FORDS.
My 2001 Mustang Bulitt is a former Ford Los Angeles Zone Press Car, and is the 19th Bullit out of 6500+ built. This car was tested and appeared in CAR CRAFT & SUPER FORD magazines, and I have complete documentation on who ever drove it. At the present, this car is equipped with a ZEX 100 HP N2O kit, and was featured in the recently released Car Tech, Inc/SA Design. title: HOW TO INSTALL AND TUNE NITROUS OXIDE, and has run a best of 12.99-107.00 in the quarter mile.
My 2005 Mustang convertible features a Charge Cooled Paxton Novi 1200 Reverse Rotation supercharger with prototype Bassani stainless-steel cat back dual exhaust, 3.73:1 geared Traction Lok, Steeda Sport Suspension, and a Hurst/Centerforce-equipped T5. This is a fun car to drive, and puts out an estimated 300HP to the flywheel. Gets excellent mileage, looks like a rental car ( a plus over here in the islands,) and hauls, well...............
Any projects planned for this vehicle in the future?
I also own an original 1930 Model-A Ford coupe that through time has become kind of a natural born rat rod, an 1979 AEW/302 EFI 1979 Ford Ranchero, an 1989 Saleen "XP8" Powerdyne-supercharhed Mercury Mountaineer SUV (1 of 1,) and an 1964 Ford Fairlane the latter of which I hope to swap in a Gen-1 Lightning-style supercharged 351-EFI, or a 4.6L DOHC four can Cobra engine as I have either ready, and waiting to go. All it takes is money!