Many RestoMod Mustangs go for big money these days, and feature many of the modern amenities we come to expect from new cars. Would you rather have an updated classic, or something fresh, modern, and new?
“It felt like someone had punched me in the stomach,” Klunder recounted, “I went to the administration building to report it stolen and there was a line of kids out the door. I was 18 and in a panic…”
For the longest time, the Big Three automakers have abandoned the sport compact market to the Japanese imports. They were, at the time, more concerned with making muscle cars and SUV’s than small cars they could hardly turn a profit on. Yet the dawn of a new era in sport compact cars is upon us.
The first one was gorgeous. There is no doubt that the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 from the remade movie, Gone in 60 Seconds, was a star of the show. Over the years, it has spawned spin-offs like a Catherine Wheel sheds sparks.
Our Shop Dawg talks about his relationship with parts stores and the people that work there. If you’ve ever gotten the “what year, make and model” routine, or the wrong part from a parts store, you’re going to sympathize with our head mechanic.
by Andrew Wolf on August 23, 2010
It’s good to be Rick Riccardi. When he’s not up to his ears in high performance parts earning his keep as Manager of the Motorsports Division at Downs Ford in Toms River, NJ – a career any Ford buff would be jealous of – he’s having the time of his life rowing the gears on his high-winding Hot Street 1981 Capri.
by Chris Demorro on August 10, 2010
The new 5.0 liter engine from Ford is proving to be a hot commodity among aftermarket shops. By itself the engine makes 412 horsepower and 390 ft-lbs of torque. Let a bunch of aftermarket specialists at it and you better be prepared for some seriously impressive horsepower numbers.
In this installment, we’ll get you up to speed on all of the new parts we’’ll be installing on our Project 666 as we prepare for our next – and hopefully much more successful – outing at the track. We received the full gamut of high performance drivetrain components from TCI, including a new C4 transmission.
The NMRA moves into its fourth race of the year as they join forces with the NMCA at the four lane dragstrip at ZMAX. We will be covering all the NMRA action here and the NMCA reporting will be on streetlegaltv.com. Tune in all weekend for reporting from the track!
by Andrew Wolf on August 3, 2010
The Drag Radial world will soon have another competitor added to the fray, as the guys at Fast Lane Turbo in Houston, Texas recently began outing their S197 Mustang, dubbed Project Warhorse, through its paces with some testing hits at Houston Raceway Park.
With opposing teams pitching in to keep a competitor running, door-to-door battles up front and clean racing through the field, Sunday’s Autobahn Grand Prix race was typical of the camaraderie and competition evident in many Ford Racing Mustang Challenge events.
Much noise has been made about the 2011 Mustang since it was unveiled late last year at the L.A. Auto Show. Following on 2010’s sharp new look come two all-new engines, the 5.0 liter V8 and the 3.7 liter V6.
by Sean Goude on July 9, 2010
Before you start thinking that I’m going to sneak a shop safety spill on you, let me assure you that’s not the case. This month’s article deals with how much skin we’ve left in engine bays and how much blood has been spilled on the garage ﬂoor. This is a universal fact in doing maintenance: THERE WILL BE BLOOD.
by Ian McBride on July 2, 2010
The Shelby GT 500 boasts an impressive 435 rear wheel horsepower from the showroom floor without any special features. Although most customers would be satisfied with the power rating, one company in Woodland Park, Colorado couldn’t resist putting their skills to the test to pull as much out of the 5.4-Liter small block. Snow Performance is known for their expertise in forced induction, high performance street applications, and they recently had a video on their website showing off the power behind their water/meth kits. Snow Performance got video of this badass ride and posted it up on their website for everyone to see.
Setting and adjusting the valve lash is often overlooked as a simplistic and unsophisticated task for proper engine maintenance, yet much can be gained by paying attention to valve lash. Good initial set up and keeping a close eye on the valve lash can alert you to a problem before it leads to a pernicious death.
Ford Racing opened up the 2010 Mustang Cobra Jet build facility to customers, vendors, partners and employees to celebrate the “Job Done”, the completion of 50 new Cobra Jets.
by Mark Gearhart on June 30, 2010
Steve Matusek, president of Aeromotive received one of the all carbon fiber Pro Stock 2010 Mustang bodies from Roush recently. The 2010 body wasn’t a car they planned to work on right away, though that all changed yesterday.
by Bobby Kimbrough on June 11, 2010
This week Bobby talks about a recently diagnosed disease and champions the cause for Racers with disabilities. You’re not going to believe what he has in store for dirt track promoters!
An engine is a big air pump. Getting atomized fuel and air in and getting exhaust gasses out is the basic principal of how an engine works. A rhythmic pattern of opening and closing the valves, allowing air in and exhaust out, is what keeps the engine operating effectively enough to be useful.
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by James Lawrence on May 30, 2010
With Project 666, our Fox-body Ford Mustang almost 2 years in the making, this year’s LA Invasion was a day of trials and tribulations. Leading the charge for 666 was shop wizard Sean Goude, trusty wrench and sales guy Tom “Terror” Bobolts, myself, and my pregnant wife Melissa. We were a motley crew. Check out our story, plus videos!