Archive for February, 2010

Ford to Invest $155 Million in Cleveland Plant

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

The Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 is where Ford will be producing the new 305 horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 that will be making it’s way under the hood of the 2011 Ford Mustang V-6.  To produce the new engine Ford is investing $155 Million in the plant for upgrades and revamping which will take place before production begins on the 2011 Mustang V-6. …


Mustang Fans Get Married In Dealership

Friday, February 26th, 2010
The Ford Mustang is many things to many people. For most of us, it is a fast, fun car that is easy to modify and enjoys a mystical place among Americana. For others, it is a collectors item, worth more in money than sentimental value. For others it is a topic of discussion, the center of a car club, and a way to meet other people of like mind.

The Jacksonville News reported that two Mustang aficionados decided to tie the knot in a local Ford dealership, a romantic setting for any true gearhead.


Picture: The Jacksonville News

Vickie Sue Patrick and Ronnie Cox first met at a church, and within three minutes they were talking about Mustangs to each other. This just proves that Mustangs are capable of bringing people together. When Cox proposed six months ago, he asked Vickie if they could be we in a Ford dealership. They called around and Bozard Ford Lincoln Mercury dealership agreed to have the ceremony on their showroom floor.

The Mustang motif was present throughout the ceremony. His and hers Mustangs flanked the alter, and Mustang was etched into their wedding bands. Cox put on display his impressive collection of Mustang memorabilia, and eight Mustangs plus a classic Shelby lined up outside to welcome the newlyweds. There was even a special gift; a book called “The Mustang Dynasty” signed with a personal note from Chairman of Ford himself, Bill Ford Jr. The only gift we could have thought of that would have been better would have been a brand new Mustang GT.

Behind the wheel of his Subaru WRX, Ken Block managed to win the 100 Acre Woods Rally four consecutive times. Now though, Ken Block races for Ford behind the wheel of their flagship Fiesta Rally Car. The start of his first season driving for the Blue Oval was a bit off-putting, with a broken suspension mounting bolt failing in the seventh stage. This earned him a DNF, but back on familiar ground, Block looks to earn back some face.

This video from Monster World Rally shows Block and navigator Alex Gelsomino getting in their practice runs for the 100 Acre Wood rally.

Unlike the American Rally season opener in Atlanta, Michigan, called Sno*Drift, the 100 Acre Wood Rally should be devoid of snow and cool temperatures. The race takes place in Salem, Missouri, and is named after the home of children’s book character Winnie the Pooh. It sits near the edge of the Ozark Mountains, with plenty of twists, turns, ups, downs, and tight corners.

The video makes us admire Mr. Block’s skills behind the wheel all the more. Aside from the hazard posed by lots of wet leaves, there are narrow bridges and lots of trees to be on the look out for as well. Block certainly can handle the Fiesta; the question now it seems, is can the Fiesta handle Ken Block?

One thing you rarely see screaming down the dragstrip is a full size truck that was built for screaming up dirt hills. Hennessey Performance Engineering decided they would rather see this truck on the strip than on the dirt. They took the new Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, changed it up a little and sent it down the track.

The full story and more photos are available at Worldcarfans.com. This truck is available to purchase from Hennessey Performance.

Hennessey Performance Engineering, which is based out of Texas, was able to take this truck down the quarter mile in 14.09 seconds at 97 mph. This was achieved by taking the 5.4 liter V8 engine up to 501 hp and 520 foot-pounds of torque. If your wondering how they got the power up that high, it started by installing a Whipple supercharger, a tune, and a K&N intake.

If you would like to get your hands on one of these high powered off-road vehicles that were adjusted for the strip, you’re in luck, because 100 of these Hennesssey VelociRaptor 500s will be produced this year – and you can get one for about $15,000 over the factory Raptor. Check out the video below.

Classic Recreations Unveil GT500CR Prototype

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Well it’s been a bit of a wait since we saw the intitial concept drawings of Classic Recreations new offering in partnership with Carroll Shelby, but now they have finally unveiled a prototype model that looks badass! checkout the pics after the jump.
The new models take some of the Eleanor stylings but also attempts to […]

Back in January Ford Motor Company and hip-hop artist Nelly teamed up on a customized 2011 Mustang GT to be featured as cover art for Nelly’s next album.  With only a photo and a press release at the time we had to make do but now video has surfaced of the unveiling and introduction of the 2011 DUB Edition Mustang 5.0 with Jim Farley, Group VP of…


Roush Performance is introducing a new line of Roush Vinyl Stripes for owners of 2005-2011 Ford Mustangs with an emphasis on custom.  Owners will now have the opportunity to quickly create or choose between a wide variety of stripe configurations for their S197 Mustangs.  Stripe kits will consist of over-the-top, side and hood stripes with more…


Edelbrock has just released their E-Force Supercharger System for the 2010 Mustangs equipped with the 4.6L V8. This supercharger features the Eaton Twin Vortices Series Gen VI rotor assembly. This kit includes everything you need to bolt it onto a 4.6L Mustang.

Official Release

Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger System for 2010 Ford Mustang 4.6L

TORRANCE, CA – Edelbrock is excited to announce the release of their E-Force Supercharger system for 2010 Ford Mustangs equipped with a 4.6L 3V (#1582). Based in large part on the existing supercharger for ’05-’09 Mustangs, this new kit will allow the 2010 Mustang to produce an impressive 466 HP and 439 ft/lbs of torque with very low boost. This design is engineered and manufactured by Edelbrock and features an Eaton® Twin Vortices Series (TVS®) GEN VI rotor assembly – the same internals used on the new Corvette ZR-1.

The supercharger assembly is integrated into Edelbrock’s unique intake manifold for a truly seamless design with minimal components. The intake features 15″ long runners for maximum low-end torque and an integrated bypass valve that helps reduce parasitic loss under light throttle, which improves mileage potential. Keeping the air cool is a 110 square inch, high capacity, air to water intercooler – the largest of its kind available on the market today – and a full face low temp heat exchanger. A new injection molded high-flow air-box cover keeps the 2010 50-state emissions legal (E.O.# D-215-72). The assembly is finished with a matching set of coil covers uniquely styled to give your engine compartment a custom look.

This complete Edelbrock E-Force supercharger kit includes everything you need to bolt it on under the hood of a 2010 Mustang 4.6L 3V, including supercharger/manifold assembly, air inlet with 85mm throttle body, injection molded air-box cover, fuel injectors, air-to-water intercooler, coil covers and handheld flash programmer to properly tune the factory ECU for the added power. Edelbrock offers an optional 5-Year/60,000 mile warranty.

The supercharger is also available as a competition kit #1587. Intended for purpose built race cars, the competition kit is supplied with only essential components and does not include the programmer, injectors, coil covers or primary pulley. Four pulley sizes are available, in diameters from 3.50″ to 2.75″ depending on the desired boost level, as well as a competition air intake system that eliminates the stock air box for improved air flow. Please note that these parts are only intended for use with the competition kit, and will void the E.O. certification of the #1582 street-legal kit.

• More horsepower per psi than any other Mustang system on the market
• 2300cc (140 cubic inch) Eaton® TVS® GEN VI rotor assembly
• Unique intake manifold design with 15″ long runners for increased low-end torque
• 100,000 mile self-contained oiling system
• Installs under the stock hood while maintaining factory accessories
• Complete package includes supercharger/intake assembly, air inlet with 85mm throttle body, fuel injectors, air-to-water intercooler, and flash tuner with proper calibration
• Optional 5 Year/60,000 mile warranty
• The most efficient system available – 466 HP and 439 ft/lbs. of Torque with low boost!
• Made in USA for absolute quality and performance
• 50 State Emissions Legal [ E.O.# D-215-72 ]
• Retail price: $6,495.00

Contact Information

Edelbrock
Web: www.edelbrock.com
Phone: 310-781-2222

The new Flowmaster American Thunder system is here for the ’99-’04 Ford Mustang GT 4.6l,Mach 1, and Bullitt. Owners can choose from the standard aluminized kit or Flowmaster’s new 409S stainless steel kit.

Official Release

Flowmaster American Thunder system for 1999-2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6l/Mach I/Bullitt

Looking for that great go-fast sound from your 1999-2004 Ford GT, Mach I or Bullitt Mustang? Now owners of these great muscle cars have the choice of standard aluminized kit construction or Flowmaster’s new 409S™ stainless steel kit (PN817312). Both kits deliver that great Flowmaster signature sound, improved throttle response and increased performance.

• Available in 409S stainless steel or standard aluminized kit
• Great go-fast sound
• Improved throttle response
• Increased performance

Contact Information

Flowmaster
Web: www.flowmastermufflers.com
Phone: 1-800-544-4761

bbk fuel rail upgrade?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
does anyone know if or what you get by changing to aftermarket bbk fuel rails. My car is completely built w/ a s/c and going to add a small shot of go juice. I have a 2005 gt. p1sc-1 on 10lbs going to 17lb pulley bbr racing head and blower cams. all the support mods. Just bought a wet kit.
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