This 57 Ford is the original Gunfighter, that Iraced in 1967 through 1969. It was deigned after that era of early funny cars, particularly the
fuel injected, altered wheelbase Mopars. We used a 293 cubic inch 289 Ford, with ported cylinder heads, a Crane roller cam, and a Hilborn fuel injection, followed up by a aluminum case Borg Warner 4speed with Hurst shifter,and a 9" differential with 5.67 gea
Next I built a 69 Mustang fiberglass replica, using an Injected Boss 302 engine and a four speed. After going over a guardrail in Seattle, a result of a broken rear axle, I mounted a Comet body, I raced that car through the 1970, 71, and 72 seasons. We won a lot of races with this car, including a class win at the Winternationals.
During the 1973 season I raced Darrell McCleavy's Pro Stock Hemi Dod
I purchased a 73 Pinto Wagon brand new. My wife drove it for almost a year, then I stripped it to a bare shell and had M&S Welding in
Irwindale builds a Pro Stock chassis. Iacid dipped the doors, bumpers, tailgate. We built a 351 Cleveland with a tunnel ram manifold and
Holley Dominator carbs. We used a Lenco 4 speed transmission, which is 3 planetary two speeds, bolted together. It was supposedly
Over the 1977 to 78 winter, we converted a wrecked 74 Mustang Il to appear as a 1978 model. I painted it Candy apple red and received many compliments on the paint. Similar to the Pinto, limited success in Pro Stock, lots of success in Comp Eliminator. Isold everything at the end of the 79 season, including spare parts and trailer.
Brother in law Rick gathered eight of us to attend the US Nationals in
Indianapolis in 2010. There was a 67 Mustang for sale. Imade the seller a ridiculous offer, and found myself back in racing. It was a 434 cubic inch 351 Windsor, with a powerglide. Pretty nice Car except it sat too
high. I raced Pro Bracket with limited success, but had a lot of fun going fast again.
Over the winter 2019 -2020, we completely changed Daryl's car.
Besides the blue and white wrap, we discarded the damaged 520 inch big block and had Modular Motorsports Racing (MMR) install a turbo charged 315 inch billet Coyote. We have had a ton of challenges sorting this combination out but it is almost a second faster. We use a Fueltech
engine management system, which we are still learning.
My friend Craig made me purchase this body about 2010. The project has been slow and it was at the chassis builder's for over 3 years. But finally it all came together in 2020. We use a 327 cu in Coyote, with a 4.9 liter Kenne Bel Supercharger, and a powerglide. It uses a Motec engine management system, an intercooler, and is really a pretty high tech car. I used a wrap instead of paint mainly to
While competing at the 50th Anniversary of the CobraJet in Norwalk Ohio, we learned about the 50th Anniversary model. I put my name on the list of hopefuls. Not only did I get one, it is number 006, same as my 2013. Don Strong and I went to Watson Racing to pickup the car and another for fellow racer and friend Larry McClanahan. I asked them how many had been picked up? They told us these are the
As a result of a crash in Boise, Daryl chose to change to a 67 Mustang body. Same car as the 2009, just a new body.