Jim Ring marches to a different beat with strong overtones of heavy metal and forced induction muscle. The unlikely candidate of his latest metal and speed cocktail is a two door 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 that meekly coughed up its anemic 390ci powerplant in favor of a hotter combination reinforced with big cubic inches and twin hair dryer muscle. The '64 Galaxie orbits on the fringe of automotive performance circles, but quickly morphs to a more formidable posture with a transplanted Ford Cammer that takes its marching orders from a pair of Precision turbochargers designed to rewrite the mainstream Pro Street playbook.
The ringer in this potent combination is a stroked, twin-turbocharged, 482ci Ford Cammer detailed in a separate story (engine build
). If that doesn't spark your interest perhaps you can appreciate that this particular engine is a Kenny Duttweiler-built powerhouse designed to recycle rubber and asphalt into smoke and speed. Not exactly environmentally friendly, but that's never been an compulsory goal of performance car building. Turning the tires in anger and looking good doing it is a prerequisite to performance car glory and Ring's new creation doubles down on that with formidable top shelf credentials.