Number of Cylinders: 8
Model: Other Pickups
Drive Type: gasoline combustion
Exterior Color: Black
Sherwood, Oregon, United States
Awesome truck! healthy 470 ford (,040 overbore) lopey Crower cam Pete Jackson gear drive, roller rockers, Sanderson ceramic coated headers. 2.5 inch all mandrel bend exaust with Flowmaster super 50 mufflers. wWieand Stealth intake manifold, 750 Holley vac. secondary carb. Fresh C-6 transmission with a TCI Streetfighter tourqe converter. B&M hi efficency external cooler and a Lokar floor shifter. New 4 row radiator. Rear suspension is fatman 4 link with A D-link, Competition Engineering coilovers. The rearend is a Currie 9 inch with fresh 3:50 gears running in Royal Purple synthetic oil, the rear axle has large drum brakes. The front suspension is twin I beam with aftermarket 3 inch dropped arms and power disc brakes. wheels are Weld aluminum Pro Stars, the tires in the rear are Mickey Thompson 29x18.50x15 on 15x15 wheels. the fuel tank is nin the rear it is a 70 cougar tank (new) with an AC vane type electric pump. The interior is very custom the dash cluster has been stretched 8 inches to hold 9 Autometer carbon fiber faced gauges. There is tons of custom airbrushing and fades between different shades of black charcol and cinnamon. the front winshield and all glass seals have been replaced. Door glass felts and seals have been replaced as well. The steering column is a Flaming river tilt unit. This truck turns heads everywhere is goes, folks alway want to compliment it and ask about it. It is very fast and equally as smooth. Happy bidding!
At present, over 90 percent of all new vehicles sold in the United States today are equipped with event data recorders, more commonly known as black boxes. If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gets its way, that already high figure will swell to a full 100 percent in short order.
Such automotive black boxes have been in existence since the 1990s, and all current Ford, General Motors, Mazda and Toyota vehicles are so equipped. NHTSA has been attempting to make these data recorders mandatory for automakers, and according to The Detroit News, the White House Office of Management Budget has just finished reviewing the proposal, clearing the way. Now NHTSA is expected to draft new legislation to make the boxes a requirement.
One problem with current black boxes is that there's no set of standards for automakers to follow when creating what bits of data are recorded, and for how long or in what format it is stored. In other words, one automaker's box is probably not compatible with its competitors.
If the 2014 Transit Connect is anything like it's utile current-generation predecessor, and we suspect it is, it will undoubtedly be one of the most functional vehicles in North America. Ford has used the occasion of SEMA to turn the TC in to things that both make use of that functionality, and occasionally sort of wreck it in the name of good old-fashioned fun. The Ford Hot Wheels Transit Connect most certainly falls into that second category.
Most TC owners might cite the vehicle's massive cargo capacity as its top positive trait, though in the case of this wide-bodied Transit said space has been sapped in the name of a 55-inch television screen, a massive Hot Wheels drag strip (continuing a popular theme at SEMA this year) and custom storage for dozens of models from one's personal hot wheels collection. Designers have also plucked the grippy Recaro seats from the Focus ST, and thrown in a pair of 18-inch tablet screens for connectivity on the go.
Naturally, the Transit Connect wouldn't be an appropriate SEMA vehicle, or Hot Wheels name-bearer, if it weren't wearing an eye-popping appearance package. Additional homage to the Focus RS can be found in the blazing blue and orange front fascia and bumpers, while 20-inch wheels make sure the wider (four-inches in front and six-inches in the back) Transit Connect sits just right. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder-engine that powers the Hot Wheels TC ensures that the concept is more show than go, but you probably had that pegged from your first look, anyway.
The old saying goes that if you can't do the time, don't do the crime. But being a criminal can involve more than just taking a trip to the big house; it can also mean losing possessions purchased from any ill-gotten gains. Still, one man's loss is another's gain, and if you're in Lodi, NJ, on September 12, you stand the chance to buy some of the ultimate muscle cars from the US Marshals in what is being gruesomely nicknamed the Blood Muscle auction.
The grisly moniker was earned because all of the vehicles belonged to the president of a blood testing company who is facing prison time for alleged bribery, according to Hemmings. After all, they are muscle cars bought with actual blood money. The seven-vehicle collection includes some of the ultimate muscle cars ever made, and the original buyer clearly had an eye for rarity.
This cornucopia of V8 power includes a teal 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, a 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang, an orange 1970 Plymouth Superbird, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible and perhaps most prized of all - a trio of 1969 Yenko Chevys with a Chevelle, Nova and Camaro all represented. From the included photos, all of them look to be in fantastic condition.