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Melissa's Hot '66 Mustang


Melissa's Hot '66 Mustang


This is 19 year old Missy Westerman's car. She class races it at Sears Point, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Bakersfield and so on. It's a mild looking 66 Mustang with a 9" rear-end, sub frame connectors and all sorts of other drag race friendly goodies. This car is streetable, so you might just see her cruising around in Sonoma. She was running 12.90's with her old 351W and a 4 speed that her dad built. This little gal can bang the shifts better than most guy's on any day. After her dad installed an automatic tranny with a 4,000 stall, she peeled-off a 12.07 in Sacramento. When the car came to us, out came the 351W and in went one of our BAD-ASS street 408 cubic inch strokers with a 4340 forged crank, 6.25" 4340 forged H-beam rods, JE Super Lite 11:1 pistons with iron ductile rings, a killer .620" lift solid roller cam, roller rockers, Edelbrock Victor Jr. heads and matching ported Vic. Jr. intake manifold, ARP fasteners everywhere and a whole slew of other goodies. It's topped-off with a modified Holley carb, MSD ignition and is easily making 530 HP on pump gas! The engine is mated-up to a race ready C-4 with a 4,000 RPM stall converter. Now she consistently peels-off 10.60's in the quarter! All throttle, no bottle! If you look close, you'll see the original stock suspension with drum brakes while she's up on a wheelie. Yes, to do wheelies she runs 8" cheater slicks, but you'll also notice she's on the original leaf springs and has nothing but Cal-Trac bars and sub frame connectors on it. There aren't too many naturally aspirated, stock suspension 10 second street cars running around out there, so if you think you're fast, ask her for a heads-up race and see who wins. Our money is on Missy! You go girl!

Melissa's Hot '66
Melissa's Hot '66

Mind you, I built the engine for this car back in about 2006 and it has raced the NHRA circuit EVERY year, from the San Francisco Bay Area, to So Cal, to Las Vegas and has had nothing but periodical spark plug and oil changes done to it. See any crate motors propelling cars to 3 foot wheelies and 10 second quarter miles times for nearly a decade with ZERO maintenance? Hardly! THAT'S what make our engines truly BAD ASS!

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408 cubic inches of stroked 351W fit nicely under the hood of a 65 / 66 Mustang and pack a wallop of big balls torque! 

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