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Ford Mustang TSB for new 5.0-liter engine modifications

While both the Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) documentation itself and the modification of the Ford Mustang in the aftermarket, by owners & tuners alike, is not anything new, the fact it is making substantial buzz within online communities and forums, is.  The infant-aged Coyote 5.0-liter V8 power plant found in the late-model Mustang and F-Series trucks is now subject to scrutiny; not necessarily of the bad kind as a result of Ford’s craftsmanship, but how it is handles being “adjusted” by aftermarket players and wrench-turners out there, seeking to milk more out of the engine beyond the 400+ hp mark.

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Boss 302 Ford Mustang rear seat delete from Ford Racing

Nearly every Mustang fan has reveled in the return of the Ford Mustang Boss 302 and the Boss 302 Laguna Seca at the track or upon the dealership lot…if not in the driveway.  Well now, there’s also some cool news for the rest of the Mustang population out there who don’tt own a Boss 302 Laguna Seca–the rear seat delete kit is now a mass-produced part, up for grabs from the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog.  Up until now, this piece was reserved for just one specialty model, so hearing this news is a slick deal, indeed.

This Boss 302 rear seat delete kit fits the 2011 Mustang, the 2012 Mustang, and the 2013 Mustang, and includes the x-brace itself, trunk-end trim paneling, and center luggage cover.  There is no cutting or fabricating of any sort required, and all the required hardware is included.  Sound like something you’re interested in installing?  The price tag is a bit on the hefty side, so get ready to shell out $1,599.00 for this “less is more” Mustang modification. Continue Reading →

2013 Ford Mustang customizer app up for grabs

No Ford Mustang fan of contemporary times is a stranger to the Ford customizer web sites that have come about over the past few years.  These sites have spurred social media excitement, competitions, and fantastic Ford giveaways.  Head-to-head Mustang design challenges, voting, and now, an “action” element make this next rendition of the 2013 Mustang customizer something to get seriously excited about.

The latest customer for the Ford Mustang is now going to be available as a mobile app, designed for release & deployment to the Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, as well as the wide gamut of Android mobile phones & tablets.  Big deal, right?  Well, it sort of is.  Why?  This new avenue of market reach doesn’t just allow people to “design on the go”…it opens up a totally new front of customization, rapid-design, and ultimately, a more solid user/enthusiast experience for all things Mustang.

Keep reading to learn more about the 2013 Mustang customizer app in the official PR from Ford.

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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 launch control demo

Just about a month ago, we told you about all the details surrounding the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and its completely new, sophisticated launch control system.  Well, here we are–back again to show you a pretty hardcore demonstration put on by Ford of this awesome 2013 GT500 control system.  Ford engineers, drivers, and even the late Carroll Shelby himself are featured along with the 2013 Shelby GT500 in action at the strip and on a few test courses, ripping around & testing.

Ready to see more?  We thought so.  Head over to our media gallery and check out the 2013 Shelby GT500 launch control video for yourself!

Brothers Performance 1998 – 2004 Ford Mustang fuel pump

In the midst of fuel system upgrades or replacements on the Ford Mustang, every modification fanatic has had to figure out the best way to keep the thoroughbred fed…and well.  Many aftermarket options have existed in the past, but few were a direct-fit or close to an OEM replacement…until now.

Brothers Performance has recently arranged to have such a direct-fit fuel pump for the 1998 through 2004 Ford Mustang.  This variable flow kit can be utilized as a complete stock replacement OR as an upgrade for “thirstier” pony cars.  The pump itself is rated at 290 liters/hour, and is suited for stock applications or even modified Mustang track cars.

Keep reading to get more details on this setup, straight from Brothers Performance.

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2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 launch control detailed

If you haven’t taken a Ford Mustang with seriously respectable power to the track, then you are definitely missing out.  What’s more, if you have, you know what a feat it is to get just that “perfect launch”…because it means everything in the ET.  For the 2013 Shelby GT500, however, life just got a little easier at the track.

Ford has equipped the 2013 GT500 with a brand new launch control make sure every launch is fluid & efficient, every single time.  A recombinant recipe of traction control and engine tuning ensure that the suspension, tires, and weight-shift are balanced when the powertrain is producing substantial power, in order to achieve “maximum thrust” (as SVT engineers put it).

While launch control might not seem like anything all that novel or special in the autosports realm, as-is applied to the 2013 GT500, the more promising thought to hold is that we could see this feature as an option, or perhaps even standard when the 2015 Mustang makes its presence known on the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang.  Now that is something to get excited about.  For now, check out more details in the official Press Release from Ford Motor Company.

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2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has most powerful production V8

It’s no surprise the Ford Mustang and its many variants continue to make global headlines & history, time and again.  So what’s the latest & greatest???  The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is now officially the world’s most powerful production V8.  Wait, what?  Yeah, you read that right.  The 2013 GT500′s supercharged 5.8-liter V8 produces an SAE certified rating of 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft of tail-twisting torque.  That’s freaking awesome!

What’s more, the 2013 Shelby GT500 belts out the additional 112hp vs the 2012 Shelby GT500 while at the same time, increasing fuel economy by 1 mpg in the city and on the highway…at a rate that’s 5mpg better than the Government Motors Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Keep reading the official Press Release from Ford to get the rest of the scoop on this amazing new record-setting feat!

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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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If Microsoft built the Ford Mustang

Microsoft + Ford Mustang = an interesting customized tuner concept, put shortly.  And yes, the concept known as “Project Detroit” does redeem itself from some of the overly tacky exterior lighting you see photographed.  So, what’s “Project Detroit”, you might ask?  Good question.

West Coast Customs has teamed up with a collection of Microsoft developers to tweak out a 1967 Ford Mustang replica.  From a complete build-up, the cast & crew involved included almost every Microsoft gizmo possible from a heads-up display to complete web connectivity to gaming.  Nothing like a dose of modern day tech smacked into a class Mustang shell, right?  We think so!  We just hope this custom classic Mustang doesn’t BSoD while rolling down Woodward Ave–how embarrassing would THAT be?  Hah!

Curious to know more?  Keep reading to get the full scoop on this one, keep watch on the tube for “Inside West Coast Customs” airing on the Discovery Velocity Network this coming Sunday at 9pm ET/PT, and hit the source link for the featurette video clip they have shared ahead of time!

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