By The Numbers
Engine: 351 Windsor, Edelbrock Air-Gap intake and heads, Holley 750, Mallory distributor
Trans: ATI C-4 with reverse valvebody
Suspension: rebuilt stock
Brakes: stock discs and drums
Rearend: Ford 9-inch with a Detroit Locker and 4.11 gears
Wheels: Fenton slots
Tires: 275/50R15 Mickey Thompson drag radial in the rear
Future plans: It doesn't take a crystal ball to see that lower e.t.'s will be the fruition of Richard's second resurrection of the Mustang.

'68 GTO • James Hines • Davenport, IA Even with no engine, $1,200 is a good deal for a '68 GTO, so James Hines snatched it up when the opportunity arose while telling his three sons that he was going to drop a Tri-Power 428 in it. A few years later, James found the donor at a tow yard auction, not realizing that his wife and kids had just bought a 428 out of a junkyard as a Christmas present. He found it Christmas morning sitting in the living room, freshly hot tanked. Oh well, having a spare 428 isn't a bad thing. James' sons work at a machine shop, so they already spec'd out a 450-ish hp 455 that should be perfect for street driving and the occasional blast down the strip.

By The Numbers
Engine: 428ci block decked .002 and bored .030 over, 4340 H-beam rods, Keith Black pistons, ported stock heads with stainless valves, and a '65 GTO Tri-Power intake
Trans: TH-400 with TCI 2,400 stall converter and trans cooler
Suspension: rebuilt stock with Energy Suspension bushings and Monroe shocks
Brakes: stock discs up front and drums in the rear
Rearend: 10-bolt with posi diff and 3.36 gears
Wheels: 17-inch Pontiac Rally from Specialty Wheel
Tires: 17-inch Goodyear
Future plans: James attends the U.S. Nationals every year, and he'd like to drive the GTO out there someday, not to race, just for a road trip.

'78 Cutlass Sean Gates Ore, NE Driving a truck for a living and having a shop that's 40 miles from his house keeps Sean Gates' wrenching time at a premium. Plus, when he's home, he makes sure to spend time with his family. Luckily he may be able to combine the two soon, since his 10-year-old on, Johnathan, is starting to take an interest in cars and wants to help Sean build the Cutlass. Who could ask for better motivation? Of course, if he's not careful, Sean may find Johnathan looking to take over the project in about five or six years.