1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 on 2040-cars
Leonardtown, Maryland, United States
1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 RestoMod
Body & Paint:
Repainted 2 years ago using a 2-stage urethane
Gloss black painted hood (vs original mat finish)
Cold air access for ram air scoop with hole matching size of the air cleaner.
Dynamat insulation in doors, inner firewall, trunk & floors.
Electric window mechanisms using stock appearing cranks w hidden switches.
New side 1970 style bolt in window glass
Redline LumTronix LED sequential turn signals in hood scoop.
LED Halo headlights with remote to change color & brightness.
Engine & Transmission:
351 Windsor Engine block bored .030” over
Keith Black 10:1 pistons
Crane Cams mild flat tappet hydraulic cam
Comp Cams roller rockers
Flotek Aluminum heads w/1.94” Intake & 1.55 exh. Valves
Edelbrock Performer intake manifold
Holley 600 cfm carburetor w/electric choke
K&N air filter
2 ½” Exhaust system w/ ‘H’ pipe
MSD distributor w/Crane Cams coil
New ceramic coated headers
Griffin radiator w/electric thermostatically controlled fans
Remote Trans& Oil cooler
Rebuilt stock FMX automatic transmission
Chassis & Differential:
Tubular front ‘A’ arms
QA1 coil over shocks in front
Sway bars front & rear
New polyurethane bushings
17” Legendary Magnum 500 wheels
B.F. Goodrich tires (245 x 45ZR front & 255 x 45ZR rear)
`9” Ford differential fitted with 3.70:1 gears, posi-traction & 31 spline axles
Borgeson power steering 14:1 box and pump (eliminates OEM slave valve)
Steering column, new bushings, rag joints with OEM Tilt steering
Power brakes (G2 Red coated disc front & drum rear), Aux Vacuum Reserve Tank (steadies vacuum due to Cam)
Black clarion Mach 1 high back seats
Fold down rear seat
Stock Working Gauges, polished lens, LED lamps, & clock (works)
Teak steering wheel
Alpine stereo USB, AM/FM; w/ Bluetooth and ‘A’ pillar mic
Infinity speakers front & rear
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Auto blogSat, 09 Mar 2013
Ask and you shall receive. Remember that previous report suggesting that the 2015 Ford Mustang getting a four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, and that it would be sold in Europe only and not the United States? Well, according to Road & Track, the rumor is only partially true - The Mustang will get the engine, but it is indeed coming to America.
Additionally, according to RT, the 3.7-liter V6 will continue to serve as the base engine, and since it offers up a stout 305 horsepower in its current form, it's likely that the 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost will produce a bit more than that. At the top of the range, the Mustang GT will continue to soldier on with a V8 engine, which should continue to send over 400 horsepower to the rear wheels.
Finally, while we agree 100 percent with RT's heartfelt request for a paddle-shift automatic, we certainly expect that the EcoBoost 'Stang will be offered with a manual transmission as standard equipment. This is a Mustang, after all...
Consumer Reports criticizes small turbo engines for misleading performance, fuel economy claims [w/video]Tue, 05 Feb 2013
Consumer Reports has taken aim at at small-displacement, forced-induction engines, saying the powerplants don't manage to deliver on automaker fuel economy claims. Manufacturers have long held that smaller, turbocharged engines pack all power of their larger displacement cousins with significantly better fuel economy, but the research organization says that despite scoring high EPA economy numbers, the engines are no better than conventional drivetrains in both categories. Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports, says the forced induction options "are often slower and less fuel efficient than larger four and six-cylinder engines."
Specifically, CR calls out the new Ford Fusion equipped with the automaker's Ecoboost 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. The institute's researchers found the engine, which is a $795 option over the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder, fails to match competitors in acceleration and served up 25 miles per gallon in testing, putting the sedan dead last among other midsize options.
The Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Sonata Turbo and Ford Escape 2.0T all got dinged for the same troubles, though Consumer Reports has found the turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the BMW 328i does deliver on its promises. You can check out the full press release below. You can also read the full study on the Consumer Reports site, or scroll down for a short video recap.
Ford has given the F-150 a dramatic makeover for 2015, switching to an aluminum body that helps reduce weight by about 700 pounds. Because the truck is dramatically different, Ford also had to change the way it makes the F-150, so we went inside its sprawling factory in Dearborn, MI, this week to see the Blue Oval's new manufacturing techniques in action.
The company has added 850 jobs at the site and upgraded its stamping and tool and die facilities. The body shop is also modernized, and it has been fitted with 500 new robots that join the structures together. The first 2015 F-150 rolled off the line on Tuesday, and the trucks will begin arriving in dealerships in December. Get a closer look at the F-150's unique assembly process in our video.