Eckert’s Rod & Custom

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Jerry Logan’s GT350S

Vehicle Quick Facts

Profile ID: 24894
Year: 1968
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang Fastback
Markets: Muscle Car, Performance, Pro-Touring
Vehicle Type: American
Contact: Eckert’s Rod & Custom

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This car began life as an original Shelby GT350. It was well used and had been wrecked several times over the years. Patchwork repairs had left the chassis scared and unstable, so a ground up build was not only desired, but necessary. Don't call it an "Eleanor," because this car is superior in many ways. The idea was to build a car to the high standards of todays elites, while retaining as much of the Shelby influence as possible. The GT350S should be right at home with the big dollar imports. In order to achieve the desired stance (5 inches ground clearance), without using air bags, custom suspension had to be fabricated. This keeps the center of gravity low, offers more suspension turn ability, and allows the car to look nice all of the time. The GT350S is a car that can be driven hard, and performs well in a variety of conditions.

Engine - 650HP Paxton Supercharged 347

Transmission - C4 Automatic With Gear Vendor Overdrive

The Details
'68 Shelby GT350 Fastback

Owner: Jerry Logan, Hillsboro, Oregon

Engine
Stock '68 302 block, 0.030-inch overbore
347 ci of displacement
SCAT 3.40-inch forged crank
SCAT rods
SRP pistons
Comp Cams hydraulic roller cam
Brodix ST 5.0R cylinder heads
Crane roller rocker arms
Professional Products intake manifold
Demon 650 Mighty Demon carburetor
Paxton Novi 1200 supercharger
Modified '70 Mustang tank w/in-tank electric pump
Mallory Hy-Fire VI CD ignition

Transmission
TCI C4
TCI 2,000-rpm converter
Gear Vendors overdrive

Rearend
Narrowed 9-inch
3.50 gears
Detroit Locker
Dutchman 31-spline axles

Exhaust
Custom 2 1/2-inch polished stainless
Summit mufflers
Modified JBA headers

Suspension
Front: Eckert's Rod & Custom modified w/rack-and-pinion, custom lower control arms, GP Moto struts, QA1 450-pound coilover springs, custom subframe connectors
Rear: Eckert's Rod & Custom four-bar w/QA1 450-pound coilover springs, ERC rear sway bar, custom rear subframe reinforcement

Brakes
Front: Baer 13-inch disc, drilled and slotted, two-piston caliper
Rear: Baer 11.625-inch disc, drilled and slotted, single piston caliper

Wheels
Front: Raceline GT, 17x8-inch
Rear: Raceline GT, 18x9-inch

Tires
Front: Toyo Proxes, P235/40ZR17
Rear: Toyo Proxes, P275/35ZR18

Interior
Auto Meter gauges, custom leather seating and door panels, custom-built console with Merkur XR4Ti shifter and power-window controls, Moto Lita steering wheel, tilt column, power mirrors, Vintage Air Gen II air conditioning

Exterior
Cadillac Pearl White tri-stage acrylic urethane hand-fabricated lower spoiler, grille/driving lights, lower quarter-scoops; shaved door handles; tucked bumpers; frenched emblems, hood locks, headlights, and taillights