Dragon ~ 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback Build

1970 Ford Mustang Fastback

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.”

Dragon Specifications:


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

Rear end: 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 18×10 front, 18×12 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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