The MAC Straight Shot is their newest offering in cold air induction and through independent testing has produced 17 RWHP increases! Not only that, but the system looks fantastic! With nothing more than a few simple tools in hand, we were ready to make the swap to increase horsepower and dress up the engine while we were at it.
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In our never ending quest to raise the caliber of Bullitt #2580, we turned to popular bolt-ons to see how the car responded. In stock trim with only a conical K&N, on Detroit Speedworks MD-1750 dyno, the car put down 226HP/265.7 ft-lbs torque to the rear wheels (baseline vehicle simulation test mode).
– THROUGH THE INSTALLATION OF SN95 FRONT SPINDLES
This article will detail the conversion of my 1990 Mustang GT from 4-lug to 5-lug for the purpose of mounting 17×8 wheels from a 1999 Cobra (this also applies to 1998 Cobra wheels and the 17″ ‘Split 5-Spoke’ style wheel). This conversion was done with cost kept to a minimum. It would have been easy to simply order an M2300-K Cobra Brake Kit from FRPP but I wasn’t ready to drop the $1,600 for the kit. This article details the conversion that retains the front discs and rear drums for budget issues.
Guide to installing piggybacked underdrive pulley systems for 4.6L GTs and Cobras
- ratchet extensions
- 10mm, 11mm, 18mm sockets plus others
- torque wrench
- breaker bar or impact wrench
- harmonic balancer puller tool (place deposit at O’Reilly or AutoZone, get $ back when done)
- 3/4″ drive ratchet OR massive screwdriver
- Loc-tite Red
- high temperature silicon RTV sealer (ultra black OEM)
- floor jack and 2 jack stands (optional)
- a helper (optional)
Aftermarket springs will dramatically improve the look of your Stang, while giving it better road handling ability. For Project Sundance, we chose the Steeda Sport Springs. The springs drop the car 1.75″ in the front, and 1″ in the rear. By doing so, it gives the Stang a slightly angled look reminiscent of the muscle cars from long ago. This install is pretty straight forward, anyone with basic knowledge of cars and tools should be able to complete it in 4-5 hours. In short, if Spreadman can do it, so can you.
*Note – All though this is a 99 Mustang, the basic instructions can or will apply to Mustang years 1979-2004 as they all use the FOX body chassis.
How many times do you play with the volume cruising down the road? Ever wish your 2001 Mustang could adjust the radio volume automatically, like so many other Ford vehicles do? Well, for pennies and an hour of your time, you can add Speed Sensitive Volume to your car.
CONVERTING YOUR SPEED DENSITY 5.0 MUSTANG TO MASS AIR FLOW SYSTEM
In this document, I will outline the steps to convert a speed density mustang to the MAF system. I am generating this because I felt the documentation I had to work with could be improved. This is based on my own personal experience converting my 88LX convertible to MAF and the instructions that came with the kit I bought. The color codes of the wiring are what I saw in my car and may not be the same but probably are. This document is for reference only and I accept no responsibility for what you do to your car.
We knew right from the start what the first modification to our Project Bullitt would be – the now infamous Steeda Tri-Ax shifter. Before the arrival of our Bullitt, we had not yet driven a car with the new Tremec 3650 transmission. We knew that this tranny would be a much improved version over the older T45. Tremec states that this is actually not a re-designed T45, but rather a new tranny designed from the ground up. Within the first 3 days of having our Project Bullitt, we put over 1400 miles on it. We took delivery of the car in Dearborn, MI and drove her home to Auburn, AL. The transmission feels great. Shifting is more precise and the gear ratios seem to work better with the car. The stock shifter included with the 3650 does a fine job, but, being the gearheads we are, we knew that we had to have an aftermarket one. We wanted more precise shifts and the less ‘cushiness’ factor.
Have you ever wanted to spice up the interior of your Mustang, but didn’t want to paint interior pieces or spend hundreds of dollars on expensive moldings and replacement parts? Within this article I’m going to show just how easy it is for you to recover the MACH 460 speaker covers. This mod is fairly simple, does not take more than a few hours, and best of all is inexpensive. As for the results, well take a look:
It’s a rite of passage these days. Putting Flowmaster mufflers on your Mustang, that is. In today’s market, consumers don’t just have one choice in exhaust products, which gives them the opportunity to make their Mustang sound unique. This can be done by using several different exhaust combos, shorty or full length headers, H or X pipe, using dumps or tail pipes, etc. Well, the owner of our 1995 Mustang GT project car, Jeremy, wanted to make his Mustang sound unique. Not wanting the famous Flowmaster sound, Jeremy has opted to keep the stock mufflers for now. One of the cheapest ways to change the tone of the stock exhaust is replacing the stock , restrictive headers (see fig 1). In a quest for more horsepower, replacing the stock headers is a must, especially for those Stangers with modified motors. Jeremy went out and purchased a set of BBK unequal length shorty headers from Brother’s Performance Outlet.