Gillis Valve, 3" Downpipe, Dynomax Super Turbo Mufflers, 2-1/2" Exhaust, Ranger Roller Cam,
Modified Head, Ported Upper Intake, Lower Intake, and Exhaust Manifold, Centerforce Stage II
Clutch and Pressure Plate, Chrome Snowflake Wheels, Chromed and Polished Engine Compartment.
The car is a 5 speed with just about all the factory options (sunroof, equalizer,
etc.). It used to be a daily driver but was "retired" to show car status about
four years ago when I had the car repainted and it took 2nd Place at Carlisle.
That was the start of the show car obsession. The aim was to keep the car as
stock as possible but things sort of got out of hand in the chrome and polish
department (see engine picture). The car has been entered at the All Ford Nationals
in Carlisle for the last four years and at many local shows. In 2005, the car
trophied in every show it was entered in (10 shows). Hopefully the trend will
continue for 2006. My dislikes are few. I didn't particularly like the four lug
wheel pattern because it prohibited me from converting to Cragar SS wheels (my
favorites) without modifications. However, that was overcome by having the original
wheels chromed. The other dislike is the discontinuation of parts for this car by
Ford, especially the vital components. I love the design of the car and it's
performance capabilities. My main concern at this point is what happens when
everything has been chromed or polished and I reach the point where there is nothing
left to do and she becomes a "garage queen"???