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Jim Williams, 32 - South Park, PA
'76 Ford Gran Torino - Total cost to build: approx. $14,000
Vehicle weight w/driver: 4,200 lbs.
Best quarter-mile ET: 11.52 at 117 MPH

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Engine
Type: Ford 460 big-block, displacing 545 ci (4.39 bore x 4.50 stroke)
Block: 1977 vintage
Compression Ratio: 10.75:1
Oiling: Milodon 9-qt. pan, Melling HV pump, Canton windage tray
Rotating Assembly: 4.5-inch stroke cast Scat crank, Probe forged 30cc dish pistons
Cylinder Heads: Ford Racing, Kaase Super Cobra Jet SCJ-A
Camshaft: COMP solid flat-tappet (254/260 @ .050,.622/.645-inch lift)
Valvetrain: 2.20/1.76-inch valves, Harland Sharp 1.73:1 roller rockers, COMP 3/8-inch pushrods
Induction: Offy Port-o-Sonic intake, Barry Grant Speed Demon 850 DP carb
Power Adder: none
Ignition: Crane HI6 w/PS 92 coil, MSD billet dist., FRPP wires, Autolite plugs, 32 degrees total timing
Exhaust: Hooker 1 7/8-inch headers, 3-inch Dr. Gas "X" pipe, 3-inch Borla XR-1 mufflers
Built By: Jim Williams (machine work by George Thomas)
Drivetrain
Transmission: C6 (1975 vintage), TransGo shift kit, 9-inch 3,500-stall Hipster converter, stock column shifter
Driveshaft: custom 3.5-inch dia. by Dave Meister
Rear Axle: Ford 9-inch rear, 31-spline Moser axles, 3.56:1 gears w/Ford Traction-Loc
Chassis
Front Suspension: stock, Pep Boys HD shocks, stock 7/8-inch sway bar
Rear Suspension: stock springs, Pep Boys HD shocks, Polygraphite bushings
Brakes: HD LTD/police discs, front; stock drums, rear
Wheels & Brakes
Wheels: ARE Torque Thrust II 15x8, front; ARE Toque Thrust II 15x8, rear
Tires: Pep Boys Futura 265/50R15, front;
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