Patrick Bigg’s 1970 Ford Mustang
Over the years we’ve seen several Mustang’s but we’ve never seen one quite as cool as our new friend Patrick Bigg’s ’70 Mustang. It appears that no attention to detail has been overlooked. Engine and transmission are not only well thought out, but well built. Suspension and frame are both well tended to and the interior is much like an early military fighter jet, all business and certainly not to be toyed with.
This is definitely one fine build and most worthy of inclusion here at Horsepower Broadcasting.
The engine is a stroked Boss 302 with a Castillo Brothers lightened and balanced Scat forged crankshaft. Scat h-beam rods, JE custom 14.3 to 1 forged pistons, Axtell custom roller cam and Jesel sportsman series rocker arm shaft kit.
The Offenhauser Tunnel Ram and the pair of Grant 80307 Nascar HP-390 carburetors along with the Custom Nitrous Oxide 250hp spray-bar plate with integral gear drive throttle linkage mount and nitrous solenoid mount provide plenty of low end torque. The exhaust is handled by a Flowmaster system with 18” mufflers, 3” in and 3”out.
Transmission and Differential
The manual transmission is the original “Ford Toploader” wide ratio series with a custom 1 3/8 input drive gear. The Centerforce 11″ dual friction diaphragm clutch assembly easily handles all the torque and the big 9 inch Versailles rear differential is a worthy addition as it easily handles all the power the engine can deliver. (The Versailles rearend gets its strength from the venerable 9-inch centersection.) Patrick’s choice of 4.11 gear ratio makes this Mustang tough to beat at any dragstrip.
Patrick is a resident of the Southern California area and has owned this Mustang for 30 years. We look forward to seeing this car at many of the upcoming Southern California collector car events. Thanks for Sharing these photo’s with us Patrick!!
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