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1927 Ford Model T Roadster Hot Rod Project on 2040-cars

Year:1927 Mileage:0

Wyoming, Michigan, United States

Wyoming, Michigan, United States

This is a 1927 Ford Model T Roadster project. It is a new fiberglass body, both doors and trunk open, it is larger in width, height and length for more passenger area. Aluminum windshield stantions. No hood or grille. Brand new crate Quad 4 engine purchased from GM, it has never been run, comes with computer and wiring harness, has cast exhaust manifold, also has flange to make a header. Has had all work done to convert to rear drive including a new Tilton hydraulic throw out bearing, and a used 4 speed S-10 transmission. The frame is built from rectangular tube, with a new drop front axle, spindles, spring, hair pins, friction shocks, etc. The rear end is a Chrysler product that has all new brake parts installed. Rear coil over shocks with panhard bar and four bar. Has new brake and clutch master cylinders. Steering gear is a Schroeder cowl steering that has been rebuilt by Schroeder. New Wilwood front disc brakes. New 1950 Pontiac tail lights. 2 Kirkey aluminum seats with covers, one cover will have to be altered to fit. New steel wheels and radial tires. Comes with new custom aluminum gas tank with GM pump installed, new aluminum radiator, new headlights,new gauges and senders. Factory GM service manuals. No warranty or guarantees. Local pick up or I will load on shipping company truck, but buyer must arrange shipping.

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Ford C-Max sales hold steady despite fuel economy fracas

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:30:00 EST

Despite the ballyhoo that accompanied Ford's lowering of the C-Max fuel economy figures, the Blue Oval is still seeing strong demand for the five-seat MPV, as Automotive News reports. Speaking to marketing boss Jim Farley, AN says that the controversy surrounding the C-Max's fuel economy figures won't force Ford to change its marketing strategy.
Ford lowered the fuel economy rating of the C-Max after public outcry and legal action by customers that were unable to reach the 47 miles per gallon promised by the window sticker. The new ratings were dropped about a month ago to 45 mpg on the freeway and 40 mpg in the city. Ford offered rebates for current C-Max owners, with $550 going to those that bought their car and $325 to lessees. The issue, says Ford, stemmed from testing standards that allowed the automaker to base the C-Max's fuel economy on the Fusion Hybrid, because they use identical powertrains. The C-Max's less aerodynamic shape wasn't taken into account, though.
Whether Ford's PR team handled the crises perfectly or people just aren't that bothered by a four-mpg drop in combined ratings, demand remains strong for the C-Max among consumers. Ford moved 3,000 units in August, which was a 12-percent jump over July sales. Meanwhile, consumer demand through third-party shopping websites remains strong as well, according to Autometrics, a data analysis company that spoke with Automotive News. While the long-term effects of the adjustments remain unknown, the C-Max appears to have fared well in the near term.

Ford reflects on radical Mustang concept that never reached showrooms

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:31:00 EST

The Ford Mustang that we all know and love made major waves in the auto industry way back in 1964 by offering style and reasonable pricing with optional V8 power. Its long hood and short rear deck, combined with a low-slung and sporty cockpit, made a lasting impression in the minds of consumers and car designers alike, and its basic shape has so endured the test of time that it's still in use today.
This being the case, you may be interested to know that the first Mustang of 1964.5 wasn't actually the first Mustang at all, being preceded by a concept car that made its public debut in 1962. This concept was nothing like the car that would eventually make it into production, with a radical wedge shape and a small V4 engine sitting behind the car's two occupants, driving the rear wheels. In other words, the conceptual Mustang was pretty much the complete opposite of the production Mustang besides the name.
Ford has kindly decided go through its massive archive to bring the original Mustang concept back into the public eye. The company goes so far as to pose this question to fans of the pony car: "Should we borrow a few of these style elements for the next iteration of the Mustang?" Check out our image gallery above and then let 'em know what you think in the Comments below.

White House clears way for NHTSA to mandate vehicle black boxes

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 10:16:00 EST

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.