For Sale By:Private Seller
Model: Model T
Drive Type: none
Saucier, Mississippi, United States
You are looking at a 23 T fiberglass roadster. This car was run at the Maxton mile for several years and has been parked for several years. This car has a 140" wb and was set up for a sbc and auto trans. it has a 8.8 with 270 gear and I assume a spool. Look at the photos and it will show a tuneau cover, very nice 4" drop axle, nice fiberglass nose. The side panels are steel and the hood is fiberglass. The front tires look like new but I would check the dates before You run them. This car was set up for running the mile course. The previous owner told me he ran a mild 305 with a turbo 350 and ran 146. With a hot little 350 this little car would probably run 180 or better. I have run over 200 at Bonneville and I can tell you there is nothing like feeling that chute open at over 200. This car will need some work! I would add some extra supports and clean up some of the welds. It would need up grades like new seat belts, fire system, ect. There is no Gauges in the car and no wiring. The Kirky Seat is small but the roll cage is large. I am 6'1" and fit well in the cage. It has corvair steering and all the steering system looks new. Rear tires would need to be replaced. Most drivers at the mile run drag radials on the back. I would put skinny front runners on the front. I have a Bonneville car which I just ran at Ohio and will be at Bonneville in Aug with it. I am selling this car because I don't need two. If you have a hot little sb sitting around ---well there we go! Buy it fix it up and join us at Bonneville this year. Please ask questions , I have a good ebay score and don't rip anyone off. The car is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end the auction early. This car does not have a title.
Ford is back at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, WI, on July 31 auctioning off its seventh Mustang for charity, and this is one seriously mean looking 2015 'Stang. All of the money from the sale goes to give free introductory flights to young people to get them interested in aviation.
We recently saw this latest EAA Mustang as a sketch. However, it looks a whole lot more menacing in person. Dubbed the Ford F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang, it takes liberal inspiration from Lockheed Martin's latest fighter jet, and the customization makes the pony car look ready for a role in Top Gun.
On the outside, the special Mustang wears titanium-color paint that's offset by a black and yellow stripe running from hood to rear. Out back things get really wild with a mix of bright yellow and black that flows diagonally all the way to the rear spoiler. The design is based on the livery of early production F-35s. If the rousing color scheme isn't enough to get you interested, the car also gets a carbon fiber front splitter and rear diffuser, lowered suspension and a set of custom 21-inch wheels with yellow brake calipers.
One Step at a Time
Nearly every flavor of exotic driveline has been shoved into the ubiquitous Ford at some point or another.
Chuck Schwynoch had been patiently listening to my ramblings on the other end of the phone for a solid half hour. I'm not too big of a man to know when to ask for help, and at this point, I desperately needed some assistance. The truth is, working on a machine like a Fox Body Mustang is as easy as breathing thanks to the wealth of information available on the web. Nearly every flavor of exotic driveline has been shoved into the ubiquitous Ford at some point or another, and odds are the sorry souls behind those builds shared the highs and lows of their torment with the internet community.
Ford is doing well. It can't make enough examples of its new Fusion, it can barely make enough of the aging F-150, it's getting good brand rankings, people like its turnaround story, it's selling oodles of product and its quarterly profit numbers end in the word "billion." As other high-flying examples have demonstrated over the past few years, though, big numbers can come with problems that aren't exactly small.
Automotive News has published a good "nutshell" report of Ford's progress and problems. The Dearborn automaker's optimistic "general label rule" determination of gas mileage for the C-Max Hybrid has led to lawsuits, hybrid software updates, a downward revision of C-Max fuel economy and millions in rebates. AN notes the C-Max was the "worst-scoring model in this year's J.D. Power Initial Quality Study," but Ford will probably be happy that it managed not to be mentioned further in the study's results after last year's mediocre showing. Its MyTouch and SYNC systems, the bugbears sabotaging Ford's J.D. Power results, have also led to lawsuits, software updates, more software updates and a center console rethink. On top of that, the 1.6-liter EcoBoost in the 2013 Ford Escape that Ford called a "hero" was soon catching fire for three different reasons. And let's not even get into the troubled launch of the Lincoln MKZ.
The Automotive News piece notes that industry observers have been surprised at Ford's stumbles because everything has been looking so good. Nevertheless, there is still the issue of those billions in profits - the company is doing plenty of things, plural, right. Ford says it is tackling its problems, hiring engineers and instituting new quality control processes as part of its effort to find solutions. The test will be to see if in a year from now we begin the discussion of these issues with "Remember when Ford...", or "Problems continue at The Blue Oval."