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Ford F-100 Original Custom Cab W/overdrive Trans & on 2040-cars

US $18,000.00
Year:1956 Mileage:1500 Color: Red
Location:

Mesquite, Texas, United States

Mesquite, Texas, United States

I found this San Jose California built F-100 in Southern California in 2000 and purchased it from a private individual. Judging by the excellent, original condition I found the truck in, it had spent its entire life in the mild California climate. The original paint (red) was faded and thin in places and the wood in the bed was shot, but the body was in fantastic condition with the only exception being the usual dings in the bed sides and tailgate. The original 272 V-8 and 3spd OD transmission worked fine. I wanted to restore the truck to original, stock condition and started down that path but subsequently found the steering effort and brakes, even in restored condition left a lot to be desired if I was going to enjoy this truck. So, I did a lot of research on front suspension systems, especially those used in 50's Ford trucks and ultimately decided on the Mustang II setup produced by Fatman Fabrications in Charlotte, N.C.. Then I got unbelievably lucky. Relocation for work had taken me to that part of the U.S. and Fatman agreed to do the work on my truck in his shop. I wanted to stay "all Ford" as much as I could so I purchased a brand new crate engine from a Ford dealer and Fatman sourced a B&M built Ford AOD transmission and 9" Ford rear end for me. I couldn't have been happier with the quality of work Fatman and his guys did. Fatman oversaw the project himself and being a hot-rodder at heart had many great suggestions for the other components, from disc brakes to intake & carburetor, which I gladly accepted. As much as I love this truck I have never really used it as much as I thought I would, thus the 1,500 miles on the clock since it was completed. New Components installed: 5.0 Liter Ford Racing Long Block engine assembly with GT-40 Aluminum heads (320 HP) Ford Racing Starter Ford Motorsport headers Zoops chrome engine/component brackets Edelbrock manifold, carburetor & air cleaner Holley electric fuel pump B&M shifter/Ford AOD trans. Perma Cool transmission oil cooler Lokar Ford AOD Kick Down Kit Ididit Tilt Steering Column Autometer gauges Pertronix electronic ignition Taylor Pro-Series ignition wires Vintage Air Conditioning & heater Cool Craft Aluminum radiator (2012) Torque Thrust II wheels (15X8"rear, 15X7"front) BFG T/A Radial tires Flowmaster dual exhaust No sound system but plenty of room to install your own. The truck has all original 1956 American steel in it with the exception of the bedsides and tailgate that were replaced during the project. In terms of any "cons" on my truck.....the frame was not powder coated during the project, just painted black. The fuel sender may need to be replaced as the gauge seems to be off. I recently retired and my wife & I are downsizing to a smaller home so garage space will be reduced.

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Ford begins testing right-hand-drive Mustang

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Ford has officially kicked off testing of the right-hand-drive variant of its sixth-generation, 2015 Mustang, according to a statement issued by the company, which came with the above photo.
According to Ford, this will mark the first time a right-hand-drive 'Stang has traveled down the company's assembly line alongside its LHD brethren. It is far from the first of the legendary pony cars to feature its wheel on the wrong side, though, as converters in RHD markets across the globe have been making swaps for years.
Ford is planning on using the white, droptop Mustang for RHD development ahead of the car's arrival in the UK, Australia and South Africa, among other markets. Scroll down for the official press blast.

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.

How Ford's light lab keeps the sun shining on the new Mustang just right [w/video]

Thu, 02 Jan 2014

Anyone who's bought one of those old school metal shift knobs knows they're really cool until they sit in a parking lot in the sun for a few hours. Then they're not cool at all. Likewise, features such as the aluminum dash on the 2015 Ford Mustang can be all kinds of neat right up until the sun hits it just the right way and sends shards of blinding light through the cabin. The Ford Visual Performance and Evaluation Lab is where engineers figure out how to make sure that doesn't happen.
Cars like said Mustang are parked inside the 30-foot reflecting dome under 6,000 watts of lights that can mimic the sun at any time of day and in any weather condition. Engineers can then spend cold, overcast days inside, testing for interior legibility, glare and reflections on every interior and exterior surface as if it were bright and sunny. They can also learn how a car's sheetmetal and colors will look out of doors, all year round.
Ford showed off the lighting lab without the music and interviews three years ago when the Explorer was being prepared. You can watch it at work again in the video below, and read about it in the press release below that.