The Time Has Come To Sell The Mustang

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Well kids, the time has come to move on from the Mustang.  This has been a fun, at times, project, and I’ve done most of what I set out to accomplish with it.  Sure there are a few things it has yet to do under my ownership, first and foremost being a pass in anger down the dragstrip.

Given that I’ve started to travel more for work, and my work load has increased about 50% in the last 18 months, the truth of the matter is I just don’t have the time for it, and it deserves to go to someone who does have the time.

So, here is what’s on offer:

1995 Ford Mustang GT

117,000 miles
Tune by Lidio at Alternative Auto
Stock bottom end
Vortech V2 Si Supercharger on 13lbs of boost
90mm Mass Air
Anderson Power Pipe
75mm BBK Throttle body
TFS Street Heat Intake
Pro Topline/RHS 180cc Heads – Inspected by Holbrook Racing Engines
E-303 Cam
MAC 1 3/4” Long Tube Headers
MAC 2 1/2” full exhaust and mufflers
Liberty rebuilt T5 transmission with 2.95 1st gear
Hurst Shifter
SPEC Stage 2 Clutch
SFI Flywheel
FMS Aluminum Driveshaft
Yukon Posi unit
Yukon 31 spline axles
17×9 wheels front
17×10 wheels rear
Cobra front nose
New carpet
A/C Delete
452 Rear wheel horsepower (have dyno sheet)

$11,500

theduke at rumblestrip dot net

Ford Racing And Roush Supercharged The 2015 Mustang

A few weeks back Ford Racing put out a video where they took a naturaly asperated ’15 Mustang, an EcoBoost Mustang, and a V8 with a Supercharger to Milan Dragway to show off the aftermarket parts and how quick they were.

Now we know what Supercharger was under the hood of the 2015 Mustang that went 10.97 was this one co-developed and marketed by Roush and Ford Racing.  According to the video it makes 600 horsepower.

Our guess is that this is on a VERY concervitive tune up and more power can be had on pump gas, and when you switch it up to E85, we are guessing 750hp will be easily achived.

Note to Ford, why ISN’T the V8 or the EcoBoost Mustang Flex Fuel capeable.  Who DOESN’T likw 105 octane fuel out of the pump for 30¢ less than 87!

Our 1995 Ford Mustang GT Out Of Hibernation

After 160 days, or more sitting in the garage from the worst winter in Michigan in over 100 years, we fired up the Mustang today for the first time in 2014!
Next up we need to head to the store get some oil and a new filter, give it a bath, and then we can take it for it’s first drive of the year.
Can’t tell you what a big smile it put on our face to fire this up today!

Reviewed: 2013 Ford Mustang GT

Not as often as we’d like we get to test and spend time with cars we’d buy with our own money, this happens to be one of those times. We got to spend a week with the 2013 Mustang GT and the contrast in how far this car has come from the 95 Mustang GT that we own is remarkable.

How good is this GT? Good enough we might just buy one with our own cash!


Reviewed: 2013 Ford Mustang V6

If you’ve followed this blog for any time, you know that we are huge Mustang fans.  We’ve owned in the past an 83 GT, a 92 LX 5.0 Notchback and our current Supercharged 95GT.  What we wanted to know was is this modern V6 Mustang something close to what the 5.0 LX was back in the day, or is it just a secretary’s car?

Lets dive in and take a look!  Also make sure that you check out our full gallery of pictures.

Blame California: Why You Can’t Have The TracKey For Your BOSS 302

For many people who have bought the BOSS 302 Mustang, they have been wondering when they would receive their TracKey.  It is the magic red key, that changes 200 parameters in the cars systems to provide maximum performance.  It is “For Off Road Purposes Only”, but yet CARB, the California Air Resources Board, has not signed off on it.  Ford can not guarentee that the TracKey does not affect emissions, the engine’s durability or mess with on-board computer diagnostics.

Given how well California’s government works, it may never happen, and once again, the People’s Republic of Kaliforna fowls it up for the rest of us.  In a responce someone made this brilliant video which plays on the meme of changing the subtitles to a particular scene in the movie “Downfall

Have a look and be prepared to be in tears with laughter!

Our Mustang GT On The Dyno

We finally got a chance to take our Vortech Supercharged 1995 Mustang GT to Livernois Motorsports and strap it to their Dynojet dyno.  We had no idea what to expect, we just wanted to know where we were starting from.  In the end the numbers were a little under what we were hoping for, but it is still saddled with “P” heads.

Check out the video to see the run, and the results.

Gorillaz Camaro’s And El Camino’s

No this isn’t Ray Wert’s version of a pr0n film, well, OK maybe it is, but that’s not exactly what this is all about.  While Ford is telling the world about it’s V6 305HP Mustang getting 31MPG on the highway, the kids from Gorillaz have a video out for their new album that’s a mixture of Mad Max, Sin City and Gumball Rally.

The New 2011 Mustang Five Liter Motor

The information on this has been leaking out since the day of the press event.  There are many well known websites that broke the embargo, we chose not to jump on board with that and just wait till the agreed upon time.  I know, this is a shocking turn of events in the web world of FIRST and GOTCHYA.

Here are the detail highlights of the new motor.

412 HP @6500 RPM  390TQ @4250 RPM on PREMIUM FUEL.  Horsepower drops to 402 on 87 Octane fuel.

7000RPM Redline

11:1 Comperession

83HP/Liter

Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing (Both intake and exhaust are independent and variable)

Aluminium Four Bolt main with Two Cross Bolts per main 11mm & 9mm bolts

Nodular Iron main caps

Forged Steel crank with full counterweights

Hypereutectic Pistons

Forged powder metal “I” beam rods with floating pins

Composite Intake Manifold

Crossflow cooling with intake manifold cooled first

80mm Throttle Body

34lb/hr Injectors

Main chain drives outboard cam, secondary cam drives inboard cam

5% better head flow than GT500 heads

10 pounds heavier than outgoing 4.6 3V motor.

Wide band airflow management with active knock and tip in management






Also announced was the Boss 302R:

Ford Racing is introducing the BOSS 302R, a factory-built race car ready for track days and road racing in a number of Grand-Am, SCCA and NASA classes. Each base model of the Mustang BOSS 302R will come with a 5.0-liter four-valve engine, six-speed manual transmission, a roll cage, race seats, safety harness, data acquisition and race dampers/springs, and a Brembo brake and tire package.  Price will be $79,000