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2011 Ford Mustang 5.0-liter V8 engine available a la crate

StangNet Built to Cruise 2011 5.0 V8

It’s no secret StangNet was the first recipient of a 2011 5.0-liter V8 crate motor for the Built to Cruise project, but now, any willing Ford fan can lay down a soft sum of $6999 to Ford Racing, and have one of his/her very own!  That’s right, guys & gals, the 2011 Ford Mustang GT power plant can be yours for insertion into any project you see fit.  If it’s one thing we have learned about the Ford Mustang enthusiast community, it’s that they have an eye for a project and a sharp wit when it comes to improvisation.

The Ford Racing crate 5.0 carries part number M-6007-M50, is rated at the same 412 ponies and 390 lb-ft of torque as is found in the 2011 Mustang GT, and weighs in at just 444 pounds.  So…how do you get your paws on one?  Hit up your local Ford dealership–orders placed are expected to ship around August 15, 2010!


If you aren’t in the mood to drop $7 grand on the motor directly, perhaps you might do some window shopping at Late Model Restoration and put your name in the hat to win one for free!  Click here for more details!

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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Ford Mustang Restoration Tech & Procedures

Jeff Lilly Mustang restorations

If you have ever taken on the task of fully restoring a Classic Ford Mustang, our hats tip to you.  For others, farming out the work is often the path of least resistance…and results in fewer costly headaches.  The crew at the Jeff Lilly Mustang Restoration shop has recently taken on a project car (1971 Mach 1 Mustang 351 4v) and provided an illustrated write-up cataloging the proper methodology involved in a typical Mustang restoration.  From bagging and tagging parts removed to photographing the whole dis-assembly, it takes time, patience, and a lot of elbow grease to get a restoration project like this moving along.  Head over to Jeff’s site to check out more of the Mustang resto-magic they are working on down in the Lone Star State.

DHR Fabrication X-Brace for 2005-2009 S197 Ford Mustang

DHR X-brace for S197 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang fans who are nuts about autocross or road racing will want to take a good look at a nifty suspension product we stumbled upon just recently.  DHR Fabrication has released their new S197 Mustang X-brace, available for 2005-2009 Ford Mustangs, including coupes and convertibles.  This X-brace ties the front lower control arm mounting location to the sub-frame using all existing holes, which not only eases installation, but also shows fine craftsmanship.  The X-brace also knits up key structural locations together for increased compliance under the extreme driving conditions commonly experienced on the racetrack.  As a result, there is an improvement in driver confidence and as a direct result, faster lap times.  A roofless car will benefit the most from chassis stiffening upgrades, as they have a tendency to flex more than their coupe counterpart.  Additionally, DHR has produced a K-member brace, which can be used in conjunction with the X-brace for greater control of your Mustang, or it can be used separately if the budget is tight. Keep reading for all the gritty details in the official Press Release.

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Ford technical evolution sparks Revolution


These days, every automobile manufacturer is under the gun to do more with less, maintain a viable cost structure, fend off the competition, and well, stay solvent in rough economic times.  Ford, under the of leadership savvy business people like Alan Mulally, has been making progressive moves before the economy started to slide.  Once upon a time, we heard rumors about the EcoBoost power plant potentially making it into the 2010 Ford Mustang or perhaps even in 2011.  Some speculated the twin-turbo six cylinder EcoBoost was a total rumor.  Well, as you know, the latter group is dead wrong.  Ford’s R&D technology has come full-circle with the engineering wrapped up inside the “EcoBoost Revolution”.  Sounds interesting, right?  Ford has the EcoBoost as a card to play in today’s high stakes game of automotive poker.  Is it a card worth playing or folding?  Keep reading, and find out for yourself.

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S197 Ford Mustang Technical Service Bulletins

StangNet.com is proud to present late model (S197) Ford Mustang owners with an updated and organized listing of all technical service bulletins (TSBs) released by Ford, to date.  Be sure the computer you are using has the Adobe Reader software installed so you can read each of the documents listed in the table below.  As more information is released, we will be sure to keep you updated.

Ford Mustang Technical Service Bulletins

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Mustang BBK Shorty Header Install

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.

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