1966 Mustang Bail Out

Titled Bailout,” this fastback ’66 sits low to the ground with big rolling stock at each corner signifying that this machine is more race ready than street-driven. But driven nonetheless. In fact, both Mike and Jim Ring reiterated Bailout’s intention to be driven, particularly at this past Optima Street Challenge. Not just another pretty face, Bailout is a functioning, roadworthy vehicle.

Leaving no stone unturned, the Ringbrothers poured their talents into fabricating much of their own billet and one-off pieces. This staggered taillight is a good example, as well as the detail in body sculpting dedicated to the rear valance.

Slathered in “Stimulus Blue,” this pony car was a whirlwind of project, hammering out the sheet metal and buttoning up the project in less than four months! The Ring Brothers had a Keith Craft 351 small block turned out to a 427ci Windsor stroker pumping out 602 horsepower. Backing the SBF is a Tremec 6-speed manual. Tucked up beneath the belly pan is a pair of Super 44 Flowmaster mufflers running into polished tips that run flush out of the lower quarters.

All part of Bailout’s intended design is functionality and beauty. The strut tower braces are both stout and aesthetically pleasing. Even the wrapped coolant inlet is tastefully done. There simply seems to be no square inch of this Mustang that hasn’t been meticulously detailed and customized.


The Details

Tom Chinn's '66 Mustang Fastback


  • 427ci Windsor stroker buit by Keith Kraft Performance Engines (Arkadelphia, AR)
  • Dart iron block
  • 4.125-inch bore
  • 4.00-inch stroke
  • Eagle steel crank and 6.250-inch H-beam rods
  • Mahle forged pistons
  • Comp Cams hydraulic roller cam, 0.572/0.576 lift, 248/252-degrees duration
  • Edelbrock aluminum cylinder heads
  • Comp Cams pushrods
  • Scorpion roller rockers
  • Holley 750-cfm carburetor
  • Crane distributor
  • BeCool radiator
  • 602 hp
  • 600 lb-ft of torque


  • Bowler Transmissions T-56 six-speed manual
  • Hurst shifter


  • Total Control Products Fab9 9-inch housing
  • 4.11 gears


  • Ringbrothers fabricated tubular headers, 1-7/8-inch primaries, 3-inch collectors
  • Flowmaster 44-Series mufflers
  • 3-inch Jet-Hot coated dual exhaust


  • Front: Relocated Total Control Products tubular control arms and Varishock coilovers, modified Mustang spindles, custom shock tower bracing
  • Rear: Total Control Products Varishock coilovers, Watt's link


  • Front: Baer Pro Plus, 14-inch cross-drilled and slotted two-piece rotors, six-piston calipers
  • Rear: Baer Pro Plus, 14-inch cross-drilled and slotted two-piece rotors, six-piston calipers


  • Front: Forgeline satin black powdercoated WC3, 18x9.5
  • Rear: Forgeline satin black powdercoated WC3, 18x12


  • Front: BFGoodrich g-Force KDW, P265/35R18
  • Rear: BFGoodrich g-Force KDW, P335/30R18


  • Restored by Upholstery Unlimited (Clinton, IA) in black and red leather, custom floor covering in black, Recaro seating, Simpson harnesses, shaved dash, Classic Instruments gauges, Tilton floor-mount pedals, ididit tilt steering column, LeCarra steering wheel custom wrapped in red leather, carbon-fiber and aluminum grab-bar in place of glovebox, Alpine head unit and amplifiers, Kicker speakers/subs


  • BASF Glasurit Stimulus Blue basecoat/clearcoat finish by Ringbrothers (Spring Green, WI), carbon-fiber roof panel, blacked out window trim, billet cowl vents, billet taillight bezels, relocated fuel filler to left quarter vent, custom handformed front and rear valances, rear bumper tucked to body, exhaust exiting through lower quarter-panel, billet door handles, extended rocker panels, reworked/larger wheel openings

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