1966 Mercury Cyclone
Randy Davis
Xenia, OH

Back in the 1980s, Randy Davis and his dad, Fred, rescued this 1966 Cyclone as a roller. They went to Ford swap meets at the Ohio State Fairgrounds to find all the missing parts since nothing was reproduced for these cars back then. During the build process they noted a few odd things that led them to believe the Cyclone could be an old racer. First off, it has a towhook on the front, and brackets are welded to the rearend and frame that are obviously for a traction device. There was also deformation in the trans tunnel consistent with violent U-joint or driveshaft breakage. Randy and Fred handled all the stripping and bodywork, along with rebuilding the 390 and four-speed. A friend handled the red re-spray, while another re-covered the seats and door panels. Randy and Fred are still building projects together on a budget with swap meet parts, and each one gets a "Fast Fred's" decal.

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 390ci FE with COMP Cams cam (.584/.588-inch lift, 240/246 duration at .050), Edelbrock dual-quad intake with dual Edelbrock 500-cfm carbs
Trans: four-speed Top Loader
Rearend: 9-inch with 3.91 gears
Suspension: rebuilt stock with slapper bars on the rear
Brakes: stock drums
Wheels & Tires: 14x6 Rocket Racing wheels and 15x8.5 American Racing wheels with 205/75 and 255/70 tires


1969 Ford Mustang
Jim Scott
Midlothian, IL

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 351ci Cleveland four-barrel with COMP Cams cam, Edelbrock Torker II intake and 750-cfm carb
Trans: C6 three-speed automatic
Rearend: 9-inch with 3.50 gears
Suspension: stock front, heavy-duty five-leaf springs and air shocks in the rear
Brakes: stock discs and drums
Wheels & Tires: 14x8 and 15x10 Keystone Classic wheels with 235/60 and 255/60 BFGoodrich tires


1969 Chevy Camaro
Gary & Debra Hopper
Lucas, TX

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 450hp 383ci with Edelbrock intake and carb
Trans: 700-R4 four-speed automatic overdrive
Rearend: 12-bolt with 3.73 gears and posi diff
Suspension: SpeedTech front with rack-and-pinion, Detroit Speed & Engineering leaf spring kit rear
Brakes: Wilwood front brakes, stock rear
Wheels & Tires: 17- and 18-inch Boze wheels with Nitto tires


1971 Olds 442
Mary Ann Harman
Cincinnati, OH

Did you know that a little Nash Rambler is not as fast as a Cadillac? Mary Ann Harman does; her first car was one, but she always had aspirations toward something more muscular. Eventually she married a car enthusiast and when he retired, he got his dream car: a 1932 Ford roadster. One of the many projects in the build was a custom interior, and the upholsterer who did the 1932 taught a seminar on how to do it yourself. Mary Ann and her husband attended. Mary Ann was inspired and felt it was time to have her own dream car: an Olds 442 convertible. When they found the right car, she designed, sewed, and installed a complete custom interior and added wood to the dash and console. It took a while to complete, but the 442 gets lots of compliments on the gorgeous white interior and even took a "Best Interior" award at a recent show.

BY THE NUMBERS
Engine: 320hp Oldsmobile 455ci
Trans: Turbo 400 three-speed automatic
Rearend: stock BOP with 3.08 gears
Suspension: stock, front and rear
Brakes: power drums
Wheels & Tires: stock 14x6 Olds wheels with Mastercraft Avenger G/T tires

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