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Behind the '65 Ford grille is a 442ci GM Performance LSX V-8 motor. Richard chose the '65 grille because it is not as tall as the '75. In order to get his motor just right, Richard visited with the guys at Danzio Performance of Lake Elsinore, California. Richard went with numerous components that Danzio puts in their Trophy Truck motors resulting in, 785 horsepower and 655 lb-ft torque at the flywheel. A few of the motor components include: Dailey Engineering dry-sump oil system, L92 ported heads, Callies crank, Danzio custom cam, JE pistons, T&D rocker arms and it all runs on pump gas. Richard took care of the exhaust system as noted earlier. A 4L80E transmission installed by Kroyer Racing out of Las Vegas, Nevada, transfers all that power to the tires and is controlled through an Art Carr gate style shifter.

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