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1965 Mustang with a Turbo 3.8 L Intech Inline-Six

1965 Mustang with a Turbo 3.8 L Intech Inline-Six

This 1965 Mustang was built by owner Ben Pisconeri and his Father in their garage. Under the hood sits a turbocharged 3.8 L Intech SOHC inline-six making 1,391 horsepower to the hubs on methanol. The Intech inline-six was originally built by Ford of Australia and was the predecessor to the Barra DOHC inline-six. Ben destroked the motor from the factory 4.0 liters to 3.8 liters with a Kelford Cams custom billet crank. The engine also features a ported head, Manley custom valves, Haltech Elite EFI, custom dry sump, and Precision Pro Mod 88 mm turbocharger. The inline-six is mated to a Hughes Performance Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission that features a Reid Racing SFI-certified case and Quicktime SFI-certified bellhousing. Ben set his personal best quarter-mile of 7.85 sec at 176 mph with less horsepower.

1965 Mustang with a Turbo 3.8 L Intech Inline-Six

1965 Mustang with a Turbo 3.8 L Intech Inline-Six

1965 Mustang with a Turbo 3.8 L Intech Inline-Six

1965 Mustang with a Turbo 3.8 L Intech Inline-Six

1965 Mustang with a Turbo 3.8 L Intech Inline-Six

1965 Mustang with a Turbo 3.8 L Intech Inline-Six

Source: Hughes Performance FB page

4 thoughts on “1965 Mustang with a Turbo 3.8 L Intech Inline-Six”

  1. Is he really running no intercooler with a turbo that big on an 3.8 L engine? I would expect a high boost level and therefor really high intake temperatures for that kind of power. Is the methanol running THAT cold? Or did I just miss something?

    Also any word about why he destroked the engine?

    1. Yup, the Australian burnout cars running methanol Are Even struggling to keep their engines warm enough… Usually you can see ice on the blowers.. Its pretty cool 🤘

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