Posts Tagged ‘ford’

The ‘65 Hedman Hedders Mustang GT Test Mule

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The birth of the Ford Mustang was an awakening for Ford and the auto industry. The Ford sales department estimated it would sell maybe 100,000 units of its new Mustangs, but that estimation turned out to be more of a grand underestimation. By the end of the full first year of production, 418,812 units had shot out of dealers’ showrooms. The wave surged from coupes and convertibles to the slick 2+2 fastbacks, which joined the lineup in September 1964. It was instantly the car to own—the cool of the decade! It wasn’t long before the snazzy new fastback would find even greater fame when a tall Texan took it under his wing and created the Shelby GT series of Mustang. (more…)

Muscle Car Power Blows in to the Windy City

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Chicago! The Midwest’s international hub for commerce, culture and finance. The Windy City, or Chi-Town–as it is known– is also home to some of the best sports teams in the majors, including the Chicago Hawks, the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Bears. And now the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, or to be more specific, Rosemont’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is host to the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals, one of the most prestigious indoor muscle car enthusiast events in the nation. (more…)

‘Stang Stop Tips – Baer Brakes Upgrade for Our Late-Model Mustang

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Our 2008 Ford Mustang started out simple enough with a stock 4.6-liter engine and automatic transmission. The factory 17-inch wheels looked great, but with the oversized rotors we had in mind, it was clear they would not do. The folks at Tire Rack were helpful and supplied us with a set of 20-inch wheels and Dunlop tires.

As any racer will tell you, you can’t drive any faster than you have the ability to stop. Brakes allow you to have the confidence to drive deep into the corner, apply the brakes and drive on through. Our heavy Mustang (around 4,000 pounds in convertible trim) was running strong with plenty of power from the Magnacharger induction system, but required some help in the braking department. To the rescue came Baer Brakes. (more…)

CGS Performance Products’ 2010 Mustang

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Casey Scranton, 2010 Ford Mustang, Chino, CA, CGS Performance Products

It is no secret that when the latest versions of modern muscle cars come out, there are a lot of aftermarket performance companies that have to get their hands on them as soon as possible. The idea is to get going on R&D so they can come to market with their parts pretty darn quick. A lot of times a company can find someone locally who doesn’t mind giving up their new car for a couple days at a time so that they can get the latest new performance part or accessory for their ride. But when a car as cool as the ‘10 Ford Mustang is involved, well, you’ll have a hard time not wanting the car for yourself. (more…)

ROSIE – The World’s Most Outstanding 1,000-HP ’66 Mustang

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

In the world of custom muscle cars there are those cars that emerge at the shows that put chins on the pavement and are talked about for years to come once they’ve made their show debut. These types of cars usually feature more body mods than a Hollywood movie star and sport the best in drivetrains, suspension and body and paint, but one element that makes these cars a frequent topic of gearhead conversation is shock factor. To make a statement in the custom scene, these cars have to impress at the very first glance and reel the viewer in with exquisite detail. (more…)

Total Cost Involved Engineering 1964 1/2-1970 Mustang Convertible Rear Torque Arm Suspension

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Introducing the new Total Cost Involved Engineering ’64 1/2-’70 Ford Mustang Convertible Rear Torque Arm Suspension. This suspension package is designed to lower the stance, dramatically improve handling and braking, built to control your torque and get the horsepower to the ground. The TCI Eng. suspension is a bolt-in product that comes with subframe connectors, frame stiffener, torque arm bar, rear panhard bar, frame brackets, All American coil-over shocks, shock crossmember, rigid 3 link and reinforcement plates. Let TCI turn your classic car into a corner-hugging, stop-on-a-dime mustang muscle car. (more…)

Jon Kaase Racing Engines Ford Alloy Cylinder Heads

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Jon Kaase Racing Engines has entered the street performance market with their new P51 aluminum cylinder heads for Ford 429/460 big-block engines, the 385 series cylinder heads. Keeping the 72cc combustion chambers allows users to run pump gas and experiment with different compression ratios. The P51 chambers are fully CNC-machined and have larger 2.25-inch intake valves. (more…)

Muscle Car Garage – Build-up of Doug Shultz’s and Kim Wiland’s ’66 Fairlane

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Doug stands next to his project and heaves a sigh of relief. She is finally done and ready to do battle at the shows and on the road course.

How do most high-caliber muscle car projects start? When viewing the finished pavement bruiser of a ’66 Ford Fairlane 500 constructed by owner Doug Shultz only one word came to mind: vision. As the former owner of Street Works in Auburn, Washington, Doug spent many years crafting cars for customers, and even has a Goodguys Street Machine of the Year title under his belt from 2001, which was clinched with a blue ’67 Nova.   (more…)

Installing high tech gauges in a late model Mustang

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

While you may learn too much information about your pal after hoisting a few beers at the local pool hall, you can never have too much information when it comes to your vehicle’s operation. Oil temperature and pressure are like the blood flowing through your body, if it stops or gets too hot, you’re a dead man; the same goes for your engine. (more…)

Short Trip – Short Throw Manual Shifter Install

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

The Pro 5.0 shifter is a complete, bulletproof shifter system that bolts to the stock transmission. First remove shifter handle and boot bezel.One of the most common upgrades to any performance vehicle is to install a short throw shifter in place of the stock unit. A short throw shifter will make it easier to shift between gears because there will be less travel shift throw. “Shift throw” refers directly to the actual travel of the shifter stick, which affects the time it takes to shift from one gear to another. In a performance situation, the additional moments a factory stock shifter takes to go from one gear to another can result in slower elapsed times, or just a sluggish feeling when driving around town. A short throw shifter eliminates that sluggish feeling in a daily driver, and gives the racer an extra edge. (more…)