1965 Mustang Producer

Ringbrothers’ 1965 Mustang “Producer” wins Goodguys 2012 Street Machine of the Year

Well known for their ability to transform Mustang’s into modern masterpieces, the Ringbrothers have set the bar even higher with Bowers ’65 Mustang. The body was widened an incredible four inches, highlighted by the custom BASF orange paint, and both the hood and roof are carbon-fiber – signature Ringbrothers touches. Under the hood is high compression Keith Craft-built 427 cubic inch stroker based on the 351 Windsor small block making 740 crank horsepower. The matte finish three-piece wheels designed by the Ringbrothers were built by Forgeline. Baer brakes, Afco shocks and a suspension consisting of front tubular A-arms and a Watts link set up in the rear give the car razor sharp handling. The car gets its name from Bowers’ Waynesburg, Pennsylvania based Producer Supply Company.

Engine

 

Type:   Ford Windsor

Displacement:   436 ci

Block: Dart iron

Bore & stroke:   4.17 x 4.00

Compression:   12:1

Rotating assembly:   Eagle forged crank and rods with Diamond forged pistons

Cylinder heads:   ported Edelbrock Victor Jr.

Camshaft:   Crane custom grind

Valvetrain:   Crane roller rockers and lifters, T&D shaft rockers

Intake manifold:   Edelbrock Victor intake

Induction:   850-cfm Hard-Core Gray Holley HP Ultra carb with custom Ringbrothers air induction

Exhaust:   Ringbrothers custom headers and exhaust, Flowmaster Super 44 mufflers

Oiling:   Mangus dry-sump oil system

Ignition:   Crane HI6 with MSD distributor

Cooling:   C&R custom oil cooler with front-mount filter, BeCool radiator, Spal electric fans

Output:   740 hp, 700 lb-ft of torque

Built by:   Keith Craft

 

Drivetrain

 

Transmission: Bowler Performance T56, QuickTime bellhousing, McCleod twin-disc clutch with Hurst shifter

Rearend: Ford 9-inch with 4:10 gears

 

Chassis

 

Front suspension: Art Morrison chassis with tubular control arms, Afco coilovers with 450-lb/in springs

Rear suspension: Art Morrison chassis with Watt’s link, Afco coilovers with 250-lb/in springs

Brakes: 14-inch rotors with Baer 6S 6-piston calipers front and rear, Tilton master cylinder

 

Wheels & Tires

 

Wheels: 18x10 and 19x12.5 custom Forgeline

Tires: 315/30R18 and 345/30R19 Michelin Pilot Sport



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