Ripping Apart and Rebuilding the EBC Brakes Fastback Mustang
Although a finished product is always the goal, the early stages of a build are a lot of fun as we map out our plans and measure how our parts will fit. Detroit Muscle recently took delivery of a 1970 Mustang Fastback that they’re building for EBC Brakes, and they’re going to be completely gut it before getting put back together with a supercharged Coyote built by Engine Power. They’ll also add a new suspension, interior, and chassis.
This classic 1970 Fastback looks pristine on the outside, but that’s not where our attention will be focused. We have some grand plans for the build, and after one full week of work, Detroit Muscle has accomplished quite a bit. As of now, they’ve torn out the engine, front & rear suspension, transmission, cut out the rear wheel tubs, which will be replaced by a Detroit Speed mini-tub kit, and took a section out of the frame for wider tires.
We estimate we’re about a third of the way through the teardown, but we have a lot of work ahead of us trying to stuff the massive supercharged Coyote into a classic car designed for something much smaller. The supercharger alone is 3.0L, bigger than most car engines! It will take a lot of customization to fit it with a lot of the modern parts we’re planning, but with enough time and dedication, anything is possible. Check back for updates!