I have to chime in here with an all stock, 67' S code, 4 spd coupe that I owned in 1972., & If I remember correctly,it had 389 rear end, H-70's on the rear & F-70's on the front. Fact,my best time was 12.?sec,1/4 M, @ 113 mph. I know ! I should have my head examined for letting it go way back when. I'd give anything to find another like it.
Ford Mustang GT 390 specs
|Curb weight||1518 kg (3347 lbs)|
|Dimensions||4.66 m (184 in) long, 1.80 m (71 in) wide, 1.31 m (52 in) high|
|Wheelbase||2.74 m (108 in)|
|Origin country||United States|
|Engine type||V8 Ford 390 cui|
|Displacement||6.4 l (390 ci / 6391 cc)|
|Power||324 ps (320 bhp / 239 kw) @ 4800 rpm|
|Torque||579 Nm (427 lb-ft) @ 3200 rpm|
|Power / liter||51 ps (50 hp)|
|Power / weight||214 ps (211 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||381 Nm (281 lb-ft) / t|
|Transmission||4 Speed Manual|
|Layout||front engine, rear wheel drive|
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Tom 1m ago
To John Gialanella: My 67' - 390 - Holly Dual Line would to 130 mph.
John Gialanella. 3m ago
I believe Phil Norton saying 105 top speed for the 390 S. I would believe the 1968 Mustang 428 Cobra or super cobra jet can do 130 MPH top speed, but not a 390. The 390 was a good engine, but not High Performance like the 427, 428, or the 429 Lima engines which were like the BB Chevy engines with semi Hemi cylinder I have owned both 396 (402 CID ) 1970 Camaro's. The l-78 (375 HP) and the L-34 (350 HP) and loved them. But I would also have liked to own a 1968 Mustang 428 Super cobra Jet, but they are very expensive.
Charlie F 3m ago
I had to kind of use my tach. to judge my speed in my 390 Fastback Mustang. This was in 1969. I could swear that I was golng damn close to 130 MPH. One time I had three passengers in the car and I was able to get it up to 120 MPH . I backed off for some reason? What little I knew about cars back then and the overall condition of that car, God help me. Come to think of it, I did the same thing with my third car a 1971 Cuda 340. Using the tach. and all.
Rich 5m ago
I owned a 67. Speed to RPM ratio in 4th was 2 to 1. 1,000 RPM got you 20 MPH, 3,000 RPM got you 60 MPH. The torque curve dropped off pretty steep before 5,000 which limited the top RPM in 4th to about 5,500. 5,500 RPM in 4th got you 110 MPH. On a good day, cool and high humidity it would see 115 and that was about all it could get.
In 1968 I raced a Mach One. From a dead stop I could pull him by almost two car lengths. When mine topped out he would blow by me pretty fast. I think his topped at 130.
Jeff 6m ago
I owned a 68 GT 390 and there isn't a chance in hell that top speed was 130. It was more than that, and the quarter times were limited by the inability to get the heavy car moving. Mine weighed 3850 and would spin through second gear into 3rd with the C6 automatic it had. Very fun and powerful car. I know that horsepower for these cars used to read 345, I don't know how it has changed.
Phil Norton. 2y ago
Wildly optimistic powe and performance claims; top speed was 105 mph, according to road tests at the time.
Viking 10y ago
I just watched "Bullit" again. Very realistic chase scene in and around San Francisco California. The footage was very authentic looking and makes one wonder if all the other cars were driven by extras, or if some were real unpaid civilians. Both the Mustang and the Charger showed very good handling, especially given the bias ply tires available in 1968.
dedriv3r 10y ago
This is Mustang GT 390. This is the car that Steve McQueen drive it in Bullit movie
0-60 mph : 6.2 Sec
1/4 mile : 14.8 sec
Top Speed : 130 mph