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Marti Auto Works offers expanded Ford Mustang info

We have told you time and again to keep your ears & eyes open for upcoming news related to Ford Mustang (and other historical Fords) official documentation (re)produced by Marti Auto Works.  Since we told you about their offerings last summer as well as last fall, the Marti team has now expanded their documentation (fact books, literature, stickers, and the sort) to not just the Ford Mustang, but the Mercury Cougar, Ford Fairlane/Torino, and California Special.

All of the information Marti has harvested and publishes on a go-forward basis is officially licensed Ford material.  Keep reading to get more on the story, in the official Press Release.

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Auburn Customs Fox Ford Mustang Coyote Pedal Bracket

All throughout the build-up of our latest Ford Mustang project car, Built to Cruise, we hit certain challenges and bumps in the road that required a healthy portion of blood, sweat, and tears…and ultimately, ground-breaking ingenuity.  One of the key highlights people really liked and latched during the build-up, was the StangNet-designed pedal relocation bracket for the 2011 Coyote 5.0-liter V8 swap into any late-model Fox platform Mustang.  This Coyote 5.0-liter pedal relocation bracket was spec’d out via our own CAD schemes, passed along to prototype stage, and is now being produced by one of our long-term suspension suppliers, J&M Products.  This pedal bracket can be used in any Ford Mustang from 1979 up through 2004, in addition to any other application with a vertical firewall.

For more details, specs, and pricing, be sure to keep reading to get the full description and link to the Auburn Customs store where you can pick one of these up for any of your projects you have coming up!

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Haynes Restoration Guide for 1964 – 1970 Ford Mustang

Ready to take on a new project in the new year?  Well, if you are–and it’s one involving a classic Ford Mustang from 1964-1/2 thru 1970, then get ready to start it off right!  The team at Haynes Repair Manuals has just released a compendium of strategies, instructions, and step-by-step recipes for making a Ford Mustang restoration seem much less daunting.  With over 1,000 color photos detailing every phase of the Mustang restoration life cycle, this book is pretty slick, indeed!  From teardown to teardrops, this publication has just what the classic Mustang fan needs to get the job done with minimal heartache & disappointment.

Keep reading to get the rest of the scoop in the PR from Haynes!

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2011 – 2012 Ford Mustang throttle body by BBK

Brothers Performance is pumped to announce the all-new BBK Power Plus series throttle body for the 2011 Ford Mustang and the 2012 Ford Mustang.  This piece is a definite way to bolster performance for the late-model 3.7L V6-powered Mustang in under 20 minutes with the use of mere hand tools.  Don’t worry about having to scrounge up supplemental fitment & parts, either–BBK ensures these throttle bodies match up plug-and-play style for an easy installation.  Also, there are no TPS voltage settings to tweak, which means this piece is simply installed and you can hit the street and/or strip right afterward because there is absolutely no tuning required!

Brothers Performance also carries the 2011 Ford Mustang and 2012 Ford Mustang GT and 2012 Boss 302 version of this same throttle body, keeping the new Coyote crowd appeased with miles of smiles.

Be sure to check out the V6 dyno sheet and the short video clip after the hop!

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Marti Reports now available for 1987-1993 Ford Mustang

Alright, Ford Mustang fans…we have a nice, new tidbit for you about getting the original details on your Fox-body Mustang(s). The same crew from Marti Auto Works is back to let it be known that the detailed reports for owners of 1987 through 1993 Ford vehicles (of course, the legendary Mustang) are now up for grabs. Aside from the Ford Mustang build & option reporting, there is now complete coverage for every Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury model for this same time period. We told you earlier this year Marti would have the data out on 1987 – 1993 FoMoCo vehicles, and they have done it, well ahead of year’s end!

Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release which follows.

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New 2012 Ford Mustang customization site with “Battle Mode”

If there’s one thing for certain in these uncertain times, it’s there is no shortfall when it comes to the attention a Ford Mustang gets. Once by Ford Engineers & Line workers, more by potential buyers, and loads more once the coveted legend finds the way to its home stable.  What sets the Mustang everyone knows & loves apart is the fact it’s got a great aftermarket following and Ford knows it.  What’s more, Ford has sought to grasp some of those same alleyway customizations and bring them to the limelight as valid manufacturer-sanctioned options for the showroom.

The latest marketing montage Ford has in-pocket is another configuration / customization website for the 2012 Mustang.  The new Ford Mustang Customizer site lets enthusiasts custom-craft their very own Mustang based upon a myriad of choices & options.  Up on deck is the capability to tweak out the 2012 Mustang V6, the 2012 Mustang GT, a 2012 Mustang Boss 302, or a 2012 Shelby GT500, including three different backdrops, nearly a half-dozen shot angles, and a wide selection of options to choose from.  Also, once a custom 2012 Mustang is created, the concept can be shared via social media sites, such as Facebook & Twitter, to exhibit and optionally engage in a “battle mode” of sorts where votes are cast for the coolest 2012 Mustang.

The site officially goes live  Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011.  Until then, check out the rest of the story in the Ford Press Release that follows.

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How-To: remove 2012 Boss 302 exhaust restrictors

What’s the first thing most every Ford Mustang owner does within the first month of ownership?  You know it–mod it!  Besides, what’s the fun in having something you can’t uniquely identify as your own? Car & Driver is on the spot this week to show new 2012 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 owners how to make the “best Mustang ever” that much more so.  “How?” you ask…they have a pictorial and video showing owners (and the rest of us) how to remove the 2012 BOSS 302 Mustang’s exhaust restrictors for a little more, let’s just call it…volume.

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LRS 1979-93 Ford Mustang water pump & timing cover hardware kit

Tired of looking around for Ford Mustang hardware that just doesn’t seem to make the cut when perfection is the end game?  Whether you’re tearing down or building up your 5.0L or 5.8L Ford power plant(s), you’re sure to come to the realization there are some rare parts indeed; at least rare quality parts.  Time and again, the aftermarket has been going crazy, requesting timing cover and water pump studs for the FOX-body Ford Mustang.

Guess what…ok, you already read the headline.  LateModelRestoration (LRS) has the answer here, everyone!  This kit by LRS was produced exclusively by ARP, so you know you’re dealing with a no-BS arrangement, for sure.

We’ve got a lot more details from LRS, so keep reading to see how this kit can save you some time & pain in your FOX Mustang project(s).

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Marti Auto Works Ford Mustang window stickers

Marti Auto Works Ford Mustang hardtop window sticker

We know first hand a superior Ford Mustang fan and supporter when we meet one, and every one of the fine folks at Marti Auto Works has shown to be the ones to set the bar.  Now, after continuing their data mining & spelunking, they have formulated an extravagant process to reproduce exact original window stickers which were on Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles.  Each one of them has received the focus and data integrity to make them as rock-solid as the cars they once…and now adorn(ed).

Everything right down to the exact weight of paper printed upon, the correct pin-punched holes, and precise manufacturer terminology in options and dealer requisites is completely on-target.

Take a look at a sample sheet and the Press Release which follows.

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2011 Mustang & 2012 Mustang transmission scrutinized

What do you get when you cross the 2011 Ford Mustang and the 2012 Ford Mustang and a 6-speed transmission made in China?  An official investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration based upon numerous customer complaints, that’s what.  Well over two-dozen Mustang owners have officially vented filed their frustrations about unexpected inability to shift into gear on the 2011 Mustang and the 2012 Mustang, regardless of power plant (the commonality: the 6-speed manual gearbox).

What’s the basal impact here?  26,000 units, covering model years 2011 and 2012 of the Ford Mustang.  The government involvement and consumer backlash impact could deal a resounding blow to the Blue Oval; not what we wanted to hear on the eve of ‘Barackalypse Now’, guys.  Detroit has had its fair share of bad PR in the past few years–this one isn’t helping matters much…

Hit the jump to read the clip from Inside Line.

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