By The Numbers

'64 Mercury Marauder
Tom Johnson * Ashland, KY
Vehicle weight w/driver: 4,520 pounds
Engine
Type: Ford 460 (4.36 bore x 3.85 stroke)
Block: 1975 Ford (4.39 bore x 4.14 stroke),
  502 ci, Canton stud girdle
Compression ratio: 10.0:1
Oiling: Milodon 7-quart low-profile pan
  and high-volume oil pump,
  Ford Racing Performance Parts driveshaft,
  Canton windage tray, K&N filter
Rotating assembly: Eagle forged crankshaft,
  big-block Chevy H-beam forged connecting rods,
  Wiseco pistons, Total Seal ring packs
Cylinder heads: Edelbrock Performer
  RPM aluminum, 292cc intake port,
  97.5cc combustion chambers,
  2.19/1.76-inch valves, valvesprings
Camshaft: custom-ground Bullet Cams
  hydraulic roller (.519/.524-inch lift,
  221/230 degrees duration @ 0.050),
  Cloyes timing gear and chain
Valvetrain: Bullet lifters,
  pushrods, FRPP aluminum
  1.73:1 roller rocker arms
Induction: Edelbrock Performer RPM dual-plane
  manifold ported-matched to heads,
  Speed Demon 850-cfm carb,
  Holley mechanical fuel pump,
  3/8-inch lines, K&N air filter
Power adder: none
Ignition: Mallory Unilite,
  E-Spark, 8mm Pro Wire primary leads,
  36 degrees total timing, Power Master alternator
Exhaust: Ford Powertrain Application shorties,
  2-inch primaries, 3.0-inch collectors,
  2.5-inch exhaust, H-pipe,
  40-series Flowmaster mufflers
Fasteners: ARP
Built by: Randy McDowell,
  PTI Racing Engines, Ashland, KY
Drivetrain
Transmission: 1975 Ford C-6,
  FRPP 1.90:1 low gearset,
  TCI Street Fighter converter 2,600-rpm stall,
  B&M Quicksilver shifter,
  transmission fluid cooler,
  Gear Vendors over/underdrive
  (2.90:1 final drive ratio),
  built by Kevin Bowling,
  Bowling Garage, Ashland, KY
Driveshaft: custom steel, 3-inch diameter
Rear axle: 1964 Mercury 9-inch,
  Tru-Trac differential,
  31-spline axles,
  3.73:1 ring-and-pinion
Chassis
Front suspension: heavy-duty 2-inch drop
  coil springs, KYB shock absorbers,
  Greg Donahue antidive bar,
  3/4-inch antisway bar
Rear suspension: leaf springs de-arched
  for 2-inch drop, air shock absorbers,
  vintage Traction Master bars,
  stock pinion snubber, no antisway bar
Brakes: Granada disc, GM metric caliper,
  front; stock drum,
  rear; stock manual master cylinder,
  braided stainless lines
Chassis
Front suspension: heavy-duty 2-inch drop
  coil springs, KYB shock absorbers,
  Greg Donahue antidive bar,
  3/4-inch antisway bar
Rear suspension: leaf springs de-arched
  for 2-inch drop, air shock absorbers,
  vintage Traction Master bars,
  stock pinion snubber, no antisway bar
Brakes: Granada disc, GM metric caliper,
  front; stock drum,
  rear; stock manual master cylinder,
  braided stainless lines
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: Ford steel 15x6, front;
  Wheel Vintique 15x8, rear
Tires: BFG Radial T/A
  205/70R15, front;
  275/60R15, rear