Historical Mustang Being Restored With Help From Summit Racing
This '68 Mustang has quite the history and the folks at Summit are helping out. Read more about it below and check out their blog too.
A while back Summit Racing published a story about Mike Ondish and his quest to restore the hotrod of his youth; a ’68 Mustang nicknamed The Demon. The Mustang was infamous in the late 1960s and early ‘70s as the ride of choice for Mike and his friends, street racing and rum-running through sleepy hamlets in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. Mike put The Demon away in 1975 and settled down to a quiet life as the owner of a repair and restoration shop specializing in early Fords.
Mike is now up to his elbows in the old Mustang, rebuilding the car into a modern-day version of his faithful hotrod. In fact, a documentary film on Mike and his car, appropriately titled Demon On Wheels, is currently in production with an anticipated mid-2013 release date.
Summit Racing has been part of this production as a parts supplier and technical consultant. As part of that task, they are also posting articles on their blog, OnAllCylinders.
You can follow along in their first article as Mike and his friends rebuild the Mustang's 390ci FE big-block from the ground up. They stuffed the block with a Scat rotating assembly and a COMP Cams roller cam setup, then topped it with Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum heads and a vintage Shelby dual-quad intake with Holley 600-cfm carburetors. According to Mike, the combo should be good for 600 horsepower at the rear wheels.