Friday, January 31, 2014

The ALL NEW 2014 Ford Mustang GT500 NV

The 2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 offers a 5.8L DOHC 32-Valve V8 engine delivering a whopping 662 horsepower. With its TREMEC 6-speed transmission and supercharger with intercooler, this Mustang can pull 0 to 60 MPH in 3.5 seconds. Which is very impressive for a street legal, all factory car. The brakes are also impressive. Brembo setup this car with a 6 piston front brake caliper. Your everyday vehicle is only a 2 piston caliper. Other options include a navagation system,recaro seats, heated seats, and a 1,000-watt stereo system. An Electronics Package bundles the nav system with HD radio and dual-zone automatic climate control. As you can see, this is a fast, badass car. But of course it has its problems too, because is a FORD. NV

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dodge Charger progression

The Dodge Charger has changed through the years from the 1960s to 2014. The newer Dodge Charger doesn’t   have the original two doors. It’s got four doors and has new features for luxury. For example, it has seat warmers and also heated steering wheel. The old Dodge Charger was made because the Ford dealers were ahead of them, so they had to make a car that everyone wanted to buy so they made a fastback with a big block engine in it the older Dodges went out of style and decided to make a torque car that could burn the tires in any gear. This big engine makes it easy to drift around corners or even win drag races. Some people modify their Dodge Charger and make the engine have more horse power by putting blowers and superchargers on it. The new Dodge Charger  has much better gas mileage. It gets about 31 mpg on highway.

1964 Mustang Types

            In 1964 Ford came out with a brand new car, the Mustang. The Cheep end hard top coupe came with a 170 cubic inch 2.8L straight 6 engine with a 3 speed manual transmission. Which retailed for $2,368. Today, early mustangs have always been popular and are an American icon. Actually there aren't any Mustangs that are stamped 1964.  They all carry a 5 in the VIN number, meaning a 1965.  Mustang Coupe and Convertible production began in April 1964. Being that Ford started production of the mustang on 1964, but stamped the cars 1965 people have been calling this year of production car the 1964 ½. It can be difficult to prove a true 1964 1/2 Mustang, but any early Mustang with a D, F or U engine code is definitely a 1964 1/2.  Mustangs with engine codes A or T are considered 1965's.  Mustangs with the C or K code engine option could be either a 1964 1/2 or a 1965 Mustang.  It is important to check the date on the door tag.  This date gives you further information for when the car was built. Other than the engine codes and vin numbers, as you can see in the pictures below, the difference between 1964 ½ and 1965 mustangs are mainly cosmetic,    

Date codes used in this list are as Ford used in 1964 and 1965:

Jan. 1965 = A
Feb. 1965 = B
Mar. 1964 = CMar. 1965 = Q
Apr. 1964 = DApr. 1965 = R
May 1964 = EMay 1965 = S
Jun. 1964 = FJun. 1965 = T
Jul. 1964 = GJul. 1965 = U
Aug. 1964 = HAug. 1965 = V
Sep. 1964 = J
Oct. 1964 = K
Nov. 1964 = L
Dec. 1964 = M
1964 1/2

Friday, January 10, 2014

68 stang poem

Turn of the key, the mustang fires
put it in first, the revs get hire
pop of the clutch, the tires turn
shift into 2nd, burn baby burn

Here I go, approaching the turn
60 mile an hour, on a 20 hour turn
crank of the wheel, smashing the gas
spin goes my 68, drifting  holding the gas

Around the turn she goes, sparkling on the moonlight glow.

fabrication can be fun and also rely complicating

  this is why fabrication can be fun and also rely complicating. first it can be fun because you get to weld and make it like factory parts but know its limits and also be proud of what you made. Sometimes factory parts aren't strong enough to be used because they try to rip you of by selling you parts made with cheaper metal. It can be extremely hard  because the angling has to be perfect or you would have to cut the weld and re weld it again it and this can be frustrating after the forth time doing it. you can also get electrocuted or evin burnd and it sucks.  ih

The current state of the Mustang 2/12/14

Over the Christmas break I got a lot done on the mustang. We molded, shaped and welded in place the new battery tray. We removed the lower cowl panel, because we saw more rust underneath. Next we removed the lower side cowl panel on the passenger side,between the door jam to the firewall. This piece had extensive rust near the door jam, it also had a bad patch panel in the middle of the panel. I ordered this panel off of and just received it today. NV
Lower side cowl panel (passenger side)
After engine bay primer 

Before engine bay primer

Inside the dash with the lower cowl off

outside of  battery box

New battery tray molded and replaced and ready for paint

Upper and lower Cowl Panels out

Driver side lower piller replaced

Engine bay painted- final coat. waiting for the cowl panel to be welded in to complete painting.

The battery box still has to be completely welded

Engine stripped down and cleaned. Ready for reasemble

Cast iron intake piece welded from being broken
Cast iron intake piece welded from being broken

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

In 1964 Ford came out with a brand new car, the Mustang. The low end hard top coupe came with a 170 cubic inch 2.8L straight 6 engine engine with a three speed manual transmission. Which retailed for $2,368. Today, early mustangs have always been popular and are an American icon. Even though they arnt as pricey as Corvettes or anything with a Hemi, values of early mustangs, expesually convertibles, are gaining value steadily. While Mustangs are quite reliable, the early mustangs are not built to last. The lower cowl panel, located where the windshield wiper arms are mounted, between the hood and the windshield. Are prone to rust. The upper cowl panel has vents,  water travels down the vents and runs down to the lower cowl panel, and then travels down to the lower vents that let the water run out. The problem is, when leaves or pine needles block the lower vents, the water does not drain, and the water lays on the lower panel, rusting it out causing water to run on the floor panels and rusting out the floor, creating the Flintstones car. Fords horrible design was set to fail. I believe this should have been a recall and fixed as soon as it was found. All of this leads up to this....

hope to achieve

i hope to achieve a well built mustang that i could be proud to say i helped on it and tell stories about it. i also would like to make this car go as fast as the engine could make it go by putting after market parts on it such as higher cams and a turbo kit. I want to learn how to properly lay down paint and primer. this is what i hope to achieve. IH