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Solid Ford Mustang Tech Advice from MMFF

Will an instrument cluster swap work on my 2001 Cobra? Can I lower my car and not have to worry about caster camber adjustment my first time out on the road course? What is the original paint code for my 1986 LX ‘notch?

These are but a few of the questions we’ve all seen…plenty of times, posted in Ford Mustang forums all over the ‘net.  This week, during our surfing for something else (isn’t that how it always goes???), we stumbled upon a cool technical resource for Mustang fans & readers, alike.  It’s a Q&A column over at Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, and it offers up solid tech advice, covering a myriad of topics of common interest to even the seasoned enthusiast.  Head over there, and check out their latest installation!

Source: MM&FF

 

J&M Products Caster Camber Plates for Ford Mustang

Whether you have just picked up a Ford Mustang for the strip or the street, one of the most popular modifications nearly every enthusiast seeks after is that of suspension.  Be it for looks or for slaloming through the twisties, lowering the Mustang is a very solid and appealing change-up from the stock 4×4 ride height.

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Aluma-Frame Ford Mustang by Detroit Speed

The Detroit Speed Ford Mustang is a classic project car that has been built entirely from the ground-up, with very little detail ignored by the crew.  In the midst of the build process, the Aluma-Frame subframe assembly is completely taken into factor with painstaking measurement and precision application.  From shock tower trimming to matching up to the framerail with some minor drilling, the Aluma-Frame has the capability to fit classics as well as many late model Mustangs.

There isn’t a whole lot more to say, other than the pictures from the PHR article during the installation process speak volumes of what this aftermarket suspension piece has to offer.

Source: Detroit Speed & Engineering via Popular Hot Rodding

Ford Mustang test of vibrating LED shift knob

Gone are the days when kids are forced into learning to drive a manual as part of driver’s education, and even more prominent is the slush box automatic transmission.  But while the lack of rowing gears through the years might not have affected the Ford Mustang as much as other automobiles on the road, it’s easy enough to see that automatic and CVT transmissions are by far the majority the populous desires.

So, what’s a good compromise for the Mustang driver who wants the advantages and capabilities of a manual gearbox, but fears the sometimes intimidating initial learning curve which comes along with learning just what to do, and when, the time comes about to shift?  Well, how about a shift knob which both illuminates and vibrates when the “typical” shift point is reached, in order to help a less-skilled driver achieve the experience of driving a manual at a more rapid pace.

With LED technology, parts from an Xbox, and a little bit of Open Source crowd-sourcing, the following video gives you the answers to the questions held this whole time.  Enjoy!

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Mobile Mod Center 2013 National Tour

Ever wanted to get that hot new part you just bought for your Ford Mustang installed on the spot, instead of having to agonize in finding some solid shop time to get it done?  We have just the answer…seriously.  The Mobile Mod Center is currently geared-up for an inaugural road tour this year, hitting a plethora of popular automotive enthusiast events, and offering up installations & customizations for brand offerings such as: MRT, Kicker, Ford Racing, BF Goodrich, Webasto, ACE RAcing, SCT Performance Tuning, Gumout, Black Magic, Slick 50, and Gateway Classic Mustang…to name just a handful.

Sounds pretty sweet, right?  It is, and what’s more, this tour is officially sanctioned by the Mustang Club of America–how cool is that?!  Keep reading to get the rest of the dirty details and also check out the schedule to see where you can catch the Mobile Mod Center this year!

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LateModelRestoration fuel system for 87-97 Ford Mustang

It’s no secret that the Ford Mustang was bred to produce power and performance.  But what commonly gets overlooked is the importance of pristine and reliable fuel delivery from the tank to the engine bay.  All too often, Mustang enthusiasts bitten by the infamous “mod bug” find themselves slapping on bolt-ons and other aftermarket pieces, expecting ginormous gains in power…but neglecting the most critical piece to the combustion process: fuel supply.

So what does a Mustang owner do when the time comes to either replace (due to fault) or upgrade (due to power demand) existing fuel components?  They hit up the aftermarket for parts, tech advice, and satisfactory service from their suppliers of choice.  In this case, LateModelRestoration is the source to chase down for replacing your 1987 through 1997 Mustang fuel system.  They’ve got all the parts, hardware, and technical expertise to get you comfortably set up with exactly what you set out to accomplish.

Don’t just take our word for it–head over to LateModelResto yourself and see just what they have to offer to get you set up properly!

Source: LateModelRestoration

2014 Ford Mustang configurator is now online

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Got your 2014 Ford Mustang all planned out?  Know what colors and options are out there as choices?  Got the coin to cough up for a brand new Mustang?  Well, if not, you’re in luck–at least with the first two questions posed.  The new online configuration tool for the 2014 Mustang is now active and loaded up with all the changes for the almost 50th Anniversary of America’s favorite pony car.

Think you’re ready to build your own?  If so, head over to the Ford Mustang configurator tool now!

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StangNet’s Project 86 Ford Mustang begins

It’s the New Year and it’s high-time for a new project!  Obviously, my passion for Mustangs run deep.  When I was sixteen, I had just returned from living overseas and had zero experience with Mustangs.  I remember going for a ride in an ’86 GT with my older second cousin and my grandmother. From that point on I was enamored with Mustangs.  Twenty-six years later, here we are and here is THAT CAR! — the original inspiration.  I picked up the ’86 GT from my cousin last summer who has owned it since it was new, and we here at StangNet have been preparing for a healthy restoration.  This car is solid and completely original, including the struts, shocks, brakes, clutch and even the Marcel fog light covers.

She runs decent enough and currently and looks great from 20 feet, so…  the StangNet crew has decided instead of breaking her completely down and going ground up restoration, we want to work it out in phases.  To start, we plan to restore the interior as it is entirely worse for the wear.  Once we do that, we’ll fix the brakes, get the A/C running, and just drive and enjoy this clean FOX.  As time progresses, we will sort out the body, suspension, and engine.

Once again we have partnered with Late Model Restoration and TMI Interiors to help us with the project.  The interior is the famous Canyon Red and we plan to keep this car as original in form and looks as we can.  Timing is everything and Late Model Restoration just released their latest master catalog which is helping greatly in securing the needed restoration parts.  We found ourselves going between the catalog and their website tracking down the parts needed.  Another benefit is their new video channel detailing the installation and restoring of FOX parts. We have a good bit of experience working on FOX Mustangs, much like on our BTC Project, but not being as familiar with the 4 eyed 86 GT, the Late Model Resto videos help sort out what parts are best to replace and also how to do get it done.

We plan to keep this post updated as we progress with details, a running parts list and before and after images.

Follow the jump for more images and the parts list!

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Video – How a Ford Mustang is made

Ever wonder what it’d be like to see a Ford Mustang in the making?  Well, then, there is nothing quite like what National Geographic has laid out in their special on how the Mustang’s birthing grounds at the Flat Rack assembly plant.  As one of many episodes of NG’s “Megafactories” TV airings, the Mustang makes us all proud has having received attention and honors.  Hit the link below to check out the video!

click here for the Megafactories Mustang video

Source: MustangHeaven

2013 Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog online

If you haven’t seen it already, Ford Mustang fans, the refreshed and supercharged Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog is now out there for the 2013 Mustang (and up, amidst other Fords) to get slapped with some serious aftermarket applications.  The Mustang, Fusion, Focus, Fiesta, and F-150 are the primary recipients of love in this epic collection of go-fast and look-good hardware, keeping Ford fans excited about what more there is to the show after leaving the dealership lot with a sinister smirk…

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