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Line Lock is stock on the 2015 Ford Mustang

What’s better than a 2015 Ford Mustang?  What’s better than a smoky burnout?  How about BOTH?  With 50 years behind it, an avid fan base excited to get more for their money, and Ford listening to what its customers want, we are totally set with this one, folks.

Every 1320ft racer knows the tires have to be on the sticky side to tear off from the tree and make any sort of respectable run down the track.  The process, of course, is a calculated tire burnout based upon a plethora of circumstantial factors required by the car, track, weather, and…..the list goes on.  Well now, there’s one less thing to have to think about AND to have to think about installing from an aftermarket source: a line lock.

That’s right–Ford is offering up the chance for saving some rear brake pads and simultaneously shredding the rear tires on the 2015 Mustang GT…as a standard offering.  The comical part in all of this?  Ford offers the line lock feature from the factory, states that the feature should only be used when racing in sanctioned areas, then closes with saying any racing of the car automatically voids the warranty.  Wait, what?  Bean counters and lawyers got the last words on this news, it seems, hah!

Keep tracking to see this in action and to read the official Ford Press Release.

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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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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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StangNet picks up a Four Eyed Survivor

The way we have continued to land upon projects over the past 15 years here at StangNet HQ still continues to surprise us as Ford Mustang fans.  Just a couple of weeks ago, a tragedy in the family resulted in not just sad times, but also a reflection upon what was left behind.  We were able to get our paws on a near-mint 1986 Mustang GT…the last year of the 4-eyes, as you well know.  This quasi “barn find” was a complete surprise and we have got to say, we could not be more excited about this one.

The paint is original.  The interior is original.  Engine?  Yeah, you guessed it; original.  What’s more, the interior isn’t just original, it’s practically showroom new.  Astounding, we thought.  How many miles, you ask?  38,000.  And no, it’s not the second time around the 5-digit odometer, either.  This ’86 GT has been parked since 1994, so some minor maintenance and TLC are to be applied at the shop to get it up to complete pristine condition.

So what wild, outlandish plans do we have for this project car?  We don’t.  The car will get some paint touches, detailed,new shocks and struts, and the mandatory R134 conversion.  I’m sure we’ll be out and about in this Survivor soon enough, but in the meantime, check out some of the pictures we snapped in the gallery below.

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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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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