Todd Bailey's 400HP Classic Ford Mustang
For some it might be incomprehensible to modify a 1964-½ Ford Mustang. These are the cars that started the pony car lineage. As such they are rare and valuable, but not everyone is cut out to own a museum piece. Todd Bailey is one of those.
“This is the third drivetrain in the car, hence the license plate ‘Bitza 3,’ meaning ‘bits of three cars.’ This also refers to the fact that three generations in my family have worked on this car together. The original 170-cube six-cylinder was replaced with a built 200 six, then the Paxton supercharger was added to that engine,” Todd said. “Next came the current 347 stroker which later had the Paxton put on it. At 6 pounds of boost — the engine is built to take 12 pounds — we currently see 402 horsepower and 420 lb-ft at the wheels. We could get bigger numbers, but it is difficult to put this power down on the road without running much wider and softer tires.”