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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

 

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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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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Apple iPad installed in a Ford Mustang

You knew it had to be done at some point.  We all know the rage that is the Apple iPad and we for sure know the excitement behind the late-model Ford Mustang.  Well, here we are, pumped up about what one of our members has completed.  He’s rammed a new Apple iPad into his S197 Mustang and he’s got the video to prove it in action.  Keep reading to catch the video and see what koach has in store for you.

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