1970 Mustang Dragon

The Dragon features a Roush 427 IR crate engine, five-speed Tremec TKO transmission, Royal Purple fluids, Forgeline three-piece wheels, JME front suspension, Detroit Speed Quadralink rear suspension, Baer brakes, and a custom interior by Custom Upholstery Unlimited. But the real delight comes from inspecting the attention to detail. Mike Ring says it's like an Easter egg hunt-you have to search for the goodies, like the four-point racing seatbelts that attach to a custom-made billet aluminum brace that juts out from the rear seat. The logos and emblems are fabricated from either aluminum or carbon-fiber. Basically, nothing on the car remains untouched by the Ringbrothers. Even underneath. "It's the most elaborate suspension we've put under a Mustang," says Mike Ring. "It's clean too. It's one where we're not embarrassed if someone crawls underneath it. The bodywork and finish on the bottom is as nice as the top."  
After scooping up their third Mother's Shine Award at SEMA, the Ringbrothers headed to Scottsdale, Arizona, for the Dragon's first foray into Goodguy's Rod & Custom Association competition. Jim and Mike have already won Goodguys' coveted Street Machine of the Year award with their "Reactor" '67 Mustang fastback in 2007 and plan to spend 2011 on the show circuit with the Dragon.

Dragon Specs



  • Engine: Roush 427 IR
  • Induction: 8-stack fuel injection
  • Radiator: BeCool
  • Exhaust: Flowmaster Super 44 mufflers
  • Ignition: Crane
  • Horsepower: 550
  • Transmission: Tremec TKO 5-speed
  • Rearend: 9-inch Factory with 3:73 gears

Suspension And Brakes

  • Front springs: JME
  • Rear springs: DSE Quadralink
  • Shocks: AVCO
  • Steering: ididit
  • Brakes: Baer 6P
  • Wheels: Forgeline 18x10 front, 18x12 rear
  • Tires: BFGoodrich

Paint & Body

  • Paint: BASF Dragon Blood Red
  • Paint and graphics: Chad Hagerty, Ring Brothers
  • Body mods: Sean Hildebrandt, Ring Brothers


  • Seats: Recaro, recovered by Custom Upholstery Unlimited
  • Steering wheel: Momo
  • Gauges: Classic Instruments
  • Seatbelts: Custom Upholstery Unlimited
  • Carpet: Custom
  • Sound system: Alpine

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