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Ad #7648 1968 Franklin Mustang – $42,000

Vehicle Specifics

8 Cylinder
Franklin Mustang
Two Door
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Vehicle Description

See more than 100 pictures at Beautiful interpretation of a legendary icon the 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback. Beginning in 2006, car had a complete frame off restoration, engine rebuild, upgraded suspension and brakes. Ongoing improvements since I have owned it in 2010; now 4,000+ miles on odometer and everything is now just right car needs nothing. Street legal and road course ready; raw and exciting driving experience; no a/c and no power anything. Car ride is firm; all body welds reinforced; full roll cage adds to stiffness/handling. Car built by old circle track races and designed to pull hard from 2,500 rpm all the way through 6,000 rpm; guessing top rpm is 6500-6700 rpm. NOTE: with a tall first gear (2.32) in the famed Ford close-ratio Toploader, 3.50 Richmond rear gear, single plane Torker intake manifold and the big head 4V 351 Cleveland heads, this car does not spin the tires off the line; however, this set up allows use of 1st gear up to 45-50 mph and downshifts into first at 25 mph (if you want to spin the tires then I recommend adding a 5-speed; I really like keeping the Toploader though). Torque curve is so flat that it pulls hard from any gear above 2500. 351 Cleveland 4V (Big heads); shock towers modified to make room for Cleveland engine Dynoed this past November 2013: REAR WHEEL Power #s: 316 hp at about 5400 rpm; 326 lb/ft at about 4300 rpm (assuming 18% drivetrain loss that approximately 385 hp and 397 lb/ft) Holley 750 cfm model 4150 Torker 351 Intake Manifold EDL-2760 Hooker long tube headers Canton Racing Oil Pan QA1 adjustable shocks all around Rearched leafsprings Ford 9 rear with Quick Performance housing 3.50 Richmond rear gears (have 4.11s also) Ford close-ratio Toploader transmission Hurst Shifter and linkage Lakewood Bellhousing PIAA 9152 Driving Lights Hawk HP+ brake pads Stewart Warner Gauges (except for ProComp tach and speedo) 4 hand fabricated metal wheel flares Aluminum radiator from Speedway Motors 19x26 Escort 9500ci radar detector $1500 Electronic Ignition CompCams Part # 32-239-4; Gross Value life .605 5 point racing harness Full Roll Cage Custom Hood Scoop Functional Front and Rear Air Ducts; All body scoops are functional 4 wheel disc brakes Removable Steering Wheel New Mickey Thompson 15 SR Tires: 26x10x15 Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch with less than 1000 miles Swap bar front and rear Ron Morris Street Force Tubular Coil-Over Front Suspension System All new tie rods, ball joints, control arms, reinforced drop link Vinyl Racing Decals Removable Fidenza Aluminum Flywheel with replaceable insert 22 gallon fuel cell with electric fuel pump Rear Mounted Battery 2 kills switches Puke cans radiator, transmission, rear differential, fuel cell Car Cover Upgraded headlight wiring harness