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SC Hurst Rambler

Some of my cars:

1993 Mustang for sale

Current project
car, 1989 Mustang LX sleeper

link to the 1989
LX first work

Link to LX
coupe current work


1989 LX coupe with Dart 363 @ 14 pounds boost



83 GT with small

  • SVO block

  • early C3 heads
    ported by Jon

  • Jack Roush intake

  • Titanium valves

  • Over .75 inch lift

  • Dry sump

  • Wide power band

  • ~8800 RPM shift

  • Ran 8’s with Lenco
    transmission, 9’s
    at 146 MPH with C6
    automatic, no power adder

SVO Ford C3 heads Roush Intake

























C3 Heads with titanium valves


C3 heads with titanium valves






















Installed in car, still marginally streetable. My intention was to run SS/GT or
SS/X classes of 10 pounds per cubic inch, single four barrel. The car had a full
interior and stock front suspension, but tubs and narrowed 9″ rear end with four
link was allowed.


1983 Mustang GT super stock





















went through an
early Mustang craze
also. I rebuilt two
1966 Mustang coupes
from body shell up.

Midnight blue K code
1966 GT with front
factory disc brakes,
fast steering, 9
inch 4.11 locker,
4-speed. Blue
interior, no extra
features other than
GT, optional 4.11
locker, and 271 HP
engine package. With
the factory K-code
motor it the car ran
15’s in the 1/4
mile. This was
typical of K code
cars, they are not
as fast as people
remember. I built a
late model HO motor
up with a mechanical
roller cam and World
Products heads, and
ran low 12’s with
the same car. This car eventually went to someone in Atlanta.

Tahoe Turquoise 66
coupe with factory
wire wheel hubcaps.
This six-cylinder car had many special features including
an 8-track player,
console, automatic,
and air. In 1994, the 1966 Mustang below was traded to a Conyers Ford dealer for a new 1994 Cobra.

1966 Mustang coupe























SC Hurst Rambler (Scrambler SC/ Rambler)

My first brand new car was a 1969 SC Hurst Rambler purchased
from Valiton Motors on Monroe Street in Toledo, Ohio. I
set a quarter mile D/S record in my 1969
SC Rambler at 12.54
seconds. This was on
wide oval tires
through factory
Thrush mufflers.
American Motors
helped me with a
special factory cast
iron intake
manifold, legal head
modifications, and
other parts. Oversized red line radial tires with less-hard compound, six-cylinder front
springs with 90/10
shocks, revised wider ratio T-10 transmission gearing, and 4.44
rear end gearing helped
get the Rambler out
of the hole in stock
classes. The stock close ratio in the transmission and factory 3.54 gearing
resulted in too high a gear (lower numerical ratio) when leaving the line.
Steeper gearing, through a wider ratio transmission gear set and 4.44 rear end
gearing allowed a near off-idle launch without lighting the tires off.

On the street, the
factory 315-horsepower 390
AMC engine (which is
nothing at all like
a Ford 390) made the
light Rambler Rogue
coupe run with 427
Vets and other cars.
The scrambler’s primary
limitation, like all cars of that era, was
traction. We did not have the tires available back then as we have available
today. Compare the SC Hurst Rambler’s advertised 14.3 ET, typical “as
manufactured” track ET’s of 14.1 or less reported by many magazines, to a list
of other muscle cars of that era:

Vehicle Tested Date CID adv HP Trans Rear end 1/4 mile ET Top speed Braking G’s Brake ref MPG Price
Corvette Jun-68 427 425 4sp M 3.55 13.41 142 0.8125   9-13 $6,142
Hemi Charger Apr-69 426 425 4sp M 3.55 13.68 134 0.875   13-14 $5,261
Mustang Mach I Mar-69 428 335 3sp A 3.5 13.9 121 0.90625   9-12 $4,139
Hemi Charger Apr-69 426 425 3sp A 3.23 13.92 136 0.875   12-14 $5,026
SC Rambler May-69 390 310 4sp M 3.54 14.2 108 1   12-14 $2,998
Mercury Cyclone Jul-68 428 335 3sp A 3.91 14.4 117 0.9375   10-13 $3,875
The Judge GTO Mar-69 400 350 4sp M 3.55 14.45 124 0.84375   9-11 $4,439
Pontiac GTO May-68 400 350 4sp M 3.9 14.53 112 0.875   9-12 $4,595
AMX Apr-68 390 310 3sp A 3.54 14.59 107 0.8125   10-15 $3,741
Plymouth GTX Feb-68 440 390 3sp A 3.23