Project Goals

What started off as a simple big block engine and 4-speed transmission swap turned into changing out and modifying almost every part in the car. The overall goal is to build two cars we can drive and enjoy daily and not worry about devaluing a 60k muscle car. With the addition of modern powertrains, we will now be able to get reasonable fuel mileage in comparison to the gas guzzling FE’s, and have cruise control and all the modern conveniences to top things off.

Final Goals
Vehicle Ford Torino
Model Year 1968
Model GT Fastback
Exterior Color
Texas Torino
Current: Home Depot Flat Black with Patina
Future: VW Salsa Red
Black 1968 C-stripe
Exterior Color
Georgia Torino
Current: Stock Highland Green with Patina
Future: Anthracite
Black 1968 C-stripe
Interior Stock “Appearing” Dash
Sparco Torino II Buckets with Custom Brackets
Schroth Rallye 4 Harnesses
Bolt in Roll Cage (Coming soon)
Engine 2001 4.6L SOHC 2V Mustang GT Engine
Modified Roush Stage III Supercharger Kit
Smaller 73mm Pulley
2004 Cobra Dual Bore Throttle Body Conversion
Transmission/Driveline 2004 Cobra Tremec T-56 6-Speed Manual
Carbon Kevlar Rings, Billet Keys
Cable Clutch, Aluminum Flywheel
Steeda Tri-Ax Shifter
Custom Handle and Roush 6-Speed Knob
2005 Crown Vic Police Aluminum Driveshaft
Cooling 2004 Cobra Cooling Module (Radiator and Condenser)
Aluminum 36mm Radiator
Cobra Electric Fan (Single Fan, 2 speed)
Roush Air to Water Intercooler with Bosch Bump
Kenne Bell Dual Pass Low Temp Radiator
Heating & A/C 2004 Mustang Heater Box and A/C System
Stock Torino Controls for HVAC System
Oiling System Moroso Road Race Pan
Melling Oil Pump w/ Cobra Pickup
Ford Racing Oil Filter Adapter and Remote Mounted Filter
Earls 16 Row Oil Cooler with Mocal Thermostat
Exhaust Magnaflow Tru-X Offroad X-Pipe
Magnaflow Cobra IRS Cat-back System (Lengthened)
Custom Tail Pipes
Differential 2004 Cobra Ford 8.8″ w/ Cobra IRS
31 Spline Halfshafts (Inner/Outer)
Eaton Tru-Trac Differential with 3.55 Gears
31 Spline Halfshafts
Maximum Motorsports Bushings
Brakes 2004 Cobra 4-Channel ABS System
2004 Cobra Hydroboost Assist
Roush/Alcon 4 Piston Calipers
Front 14″ Alcon Rotors, Rear 13″ Alcon Rotors
SS Flex Lines and Custom Bent 3/16” Lines
Wilwood Proportioning Valve
Steering 2004 Cobra Rack & Pinion
Maximum Motorsports Aluminum Rack Bushings
1996-2004 Mustang Spindles and Hubs
Earls Power Steering Cooler
Modified F150/Lincoln Navigator Steering Shafts
Shortened 1968 Torino Floor Shift Column
Sparco Veloce Steering Wheel with Momo Adapter
Front Suspension McPherson Strut Setup
Integrated SN95 Mustang Strut Tower Assembly
Integrated SN95 Mustang K-Member
MM Fox Body Mustang Tubular Control Arms
Maximum Motorsports Delrin Bushnigs
SN95 Mustang Koni Dual Adjustable Struts
Maximum Motorsports Coilover Kit
Maximum Motorsports Caster/Camber Plates
Hypercoil 2.5” ID Springs
Speedway Engineering Splined Hollow Sway Bar
C5/C6 Corvette End Links
Custom Bent Speedway Engineering Bar Arms
Rear Suspension 2004 Cobra Independent
Rear Suspension (IRS)
Custom IRS Mounting With CNC Bent Tubing
SN95 Mustang Koni Adjustable Rear Shocks
Hypercoil 60mm ID Main Springs and Helper Springs
Vorshlag E36 BMW Height Adjusters and Alignment Cups
Eibach 29mm Sway Bar
Wheels/Tires Roush Forged Chrome plated Aluminum Wheels
(From 2009 Roush P51 Edition Mustang)
18×9 Front (Custom Narrowed), 18×10 Rear
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Tires
275/35/18 Front Tires – Front
315/30/18 Rear Tires – Rear
Fuel System Returnless Style Fuel System
Ford Fuel Pump Drive Module (FPDM) Controlled
Custom Baffled 1968 Torino Fuel Tank
2004 Cobra Dual Pump and Sending Unit
Custom Bent 3/8” Stainless Steel Lines
2009 Ford F150 Filler Neck and Cap
Electrical 2004 Mustang GT Based Electrical System
Ford Thunderbird In-Dash Ignition Switch
Gauge Cluster Controlled Using Mustang Electronics
Custom Torino Styled Gauge Faces
Keyless Entry w/Ford PATS System
Mustang Cruise Control System
Mustang Intermittent Wiper System
Trunk Mounted Optima Battery
Retrosound Model Two Head Unit
Misc Custom Bent 3”x2” Full Frame Subframe Connectors
2004 Cobra Clutch, Brake and Accelerator Pedal Assembly
2004 Mustang Firewall Assembly
H4 Headlight Conversion – HID’s Coming Soon
Misc Carbon Fiber Parts
Mini-tubs for larger tires

Original Goals
Vehicle Ford Torino
Model Year 1968
Model GT Fastback
Engine V8 – 410 4bbl (Stroked 390)
Transmission 4-Spd Manual
Differential 9″ Locking
Exterior Color Black/Silver 2-Tone
Interior Color Black Vinyl w/buckets
Brakes Power Brakes w/4-Wheel Disc
Options Power Steering
245/40/18 Front Tires
285/40/18 Rear Tires