It’s really cool to see how my little Maverick can run with the high-dollar cars on the autocross.

By The Numbers

1972 Ford Maverick
Chris Moore, Roanoke, TX


Type: Ford Windsor 347ci small-block

Block: stock 4.030-inch bore

Oiling: Melling pump, Kevko Racing pan

Rotating assembly: Scat 3.400-inch cast steel crank and forged rods; Mahle 9.0:1 forged pistons

Cylinder heads: Airflow Research 185cc aluminum castings with 2.02/1.60-inch valves

Camshaft: Ford Racing 224/224-at-.050 hydraulic roller, .542/.542-inch lift, 112-degree LSA

Valvetrain: Crane lifters, Scorpion 1.6:1 roller rockers

Induction: Edelbrock Performer RPM Air-Gap intake manifold, RetroTek Speed TBI system

Fuel system: Rick’s Hot Rod Shop stainless steel tank and fuel pump

Ignition: MSD billet distributor, 6AL ignition box, and coil

Exhaust: Doug Thorley 1.75-inch headers, dual 2.5-inch Flowmaster mufflers

Cooling system: Champion radiator, Lincoln Mark VIII fan


Transmission: G-Force T5 transmission; Centerforce clutch, Pro 5.0 shifter

Rear axle: Currie 9-inch rearend with 31-spline axles, 4.11:1 gears, and limited-slip differential


Front suspension: Total Control Products control arms and coilovers; Addco sway bar, Fatman Fabrications drop spindles

Rear suspension: TCI lower control arms, torque arm, sway bar, and subframe connectors; Addco sway bar

Brakes: Wilwood 13-inch rotors and six-piston calipers, front; 12-inch rotors and four-piston calipers, rear


Wheels: FR 500 18x9, front; 18x10, rear

Tires: Falken Azenis 265/35R18, front; 275/35R18, rear