Love At First Sight

“All in the Family”

Story by John Aschenberg
Photos by – John & Julia Aschenberg and owner
Side view of Samantha's 65 Ford Falcon


85 Ford 351 cubic inch Windsor motor

To "Boot, Scoot, and Boogie" the little bird down the road, comes in the form of an '85 Ford 351 cubic inch Windsor motor. Internals consist of a stock crankshaft and rods, with a set of Wiseco pistons attached. A Comp cam keeps everything in sync in the cast iron heads with Comp valves, springs, and rockers. An Edelbrock intake and 650 cfm Performer carburetor was chosen for fuel duties, topped off with said air cleaner.

B & M Shifter in the Ford Falcon

A set of Hedman headers were used to dump the dirty and spent gases out and into a custom 3" exhaust system, and routed through a set of Flowmaster 40 series mufflers. The Windsor motor was all dressed out in multiple chrome pieces for a little bling/bling under the hood. A Ford C6 tranny with a custom driveshaft is responsible for putting the power to the big Mickey meats in the rear. A B&M shifter helps Sam select the right gear.

Samantha's 351 Ford Windsor Engine