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The Ruffian Mustang Project by Chris Ashton

Build Overview:

The mustang was built as a race car that I could drive to work on Fridays. It was inspired by the TransAm race cars of the late 60's and early 70's. It debuted at SEMA 2019 in Toyo's Treadpass booth and can now be found stalking the streets, car cruises and autocross events of Southern California.

Build Specs:


Engine: BluePrint Engine's 427ci stroker LS3 - 625hp, 550 ft lbs torque

Carburetor: Quick Fuel 850 cfm annular

Oil: Royale Purple

Engine Extras: Custom cold air intake

Transmission: 6-speed manual, T56 Super Magnum

Rear Axle: Oil cooled Ford 9in floater

Differential: TrueTrack, 4.11:1 ratio


Type: Unisteer Hydraulic power assist


Gauges: Autometer Carbon Fiber Ultra-Lite

Seats: Cobra FIA historic

Harness: 5 point Corbeau

Shifter: Jake Palmer

Fire Suppression: 3 nozzle system

Accusump hydraulic accumulator

AC System: Vintage air

Audio System

American V8

Wheels and Tires

Wheel make and model: Signature ONE Wheel Finish: Gloss black Lip, Matte Gunmetal Face, Black Hardware Front Wheel Size: 18x11 Rear Wheel Size: 19x12.5 Tire make and model: Toyo Proxes R888R Front Tire Size: 315/30/18 Rear Tire Size: 345/30/19


Metalwork: All steel, custom fabricated Front fenders: 1" Kar Kraft drop Bumpers: Custom fit Glass: Fesler flush mount Paint and Body: South County Auto Body Color: 1978 Porsche Olive Green #274


Fuel Type: 91 Octane Fuel Pump: Aeromotive, in tank Fuel Cell: Fuel Safe, 22 gallon


Manufacturer: Wilwood Front: 13" 4 piston Rear: 12" 4 piston


Wiring: Painless Battery: Braille lightweight battery in the trunk Engine Management: MSD LS Ignition Control


Roll Cage: Custom 10 point Reinforcement: Convertible seat risers and inner rocker rails

Suspension Front Suspension: Street or Track tubular control arms, 1" Shelby drop Rear Suspension: Street or Track three link Shocks: DSC Sport active coilovers Front swaybar: 1-1/8" Rear swaybar: 1" adjustable


Signature Wheels Toyo Tires


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