1970 Maverick


The 1970 Ford Maverick is powered by a 66 Ford 289 bored .030 over (now a 292 cu. in.) pop-up forged JE pistons, a Chet Herbert 660 lift solid roller camshaft, a stock 66 vintage crankshaft that's std on the rods & mains, H beam rods, World Products steel heads worked over by Ron Cole, Owner of CRC Racing Engines located in Carlisle, Ohio. It is also running a Holley 750 HP, a Victor Jr. high rise intake, a new Jerico Super Stock 4 speed racing transmission fitted with a Long Pro Stock style shifter. The rear gears are 5.86 Richmond 9", Strange 35 spline axles, Full spool, and Mickey Thompson 13x31's.

The chassis is a round tube chrome moly. I have run a best of 9.88 in the 1/4 and 6.21 in the 1/8th with a best 60 ft. of 1.25. In order to run out the back door in the quarter I had to unhook my rev limiter - it would only adjust up to 8000 rpm. When we unhooked it, it went up to 8300 rpm out the back door to run the 9.88 et! When I bought the Lil' Maverick from Ron Cole about 9 years ago, he only used it for testing his racing engines.

He ran a best of 9.18 @ 149 mps with his 302 Boss with two 1050 Dominators, and a Liberty 4 spd clutchless tranny and cranking it to 11,000 rpm! Ron also informed me that the same chassis builder that built Bob Glidden's 85 Thunderbird Pro Stocker chassis built this car. With the steel headed 289, Jerico 4-speed, and me in the car it weighs in at 2330 pounds.