Hard Core Resto Tech for 1971-1973
The underside of a classic Mustang is hidden from the world. But the chassis and suspension are a huge part of every restoration and can make or break a car being judged.Here, we find the unibody, springs and shocks, tie rods, rear axle, brakes, framerails, and other functioning parts
Put an Independent Rear Suspension in a 1968 Mustang
The Mustangís front and rear suspensions were designed in the early í60s, based on similar designs from a decade earlier. They worked just fineóback then. The car had crappy bias-ply tires and lack of a really good-handling domestic car to compare it to, but that was a long time ago. By todayís standards, early Mustang suspension is, shall we say, a joke. So much has been learned in the way of suspension design and geometry during the half-century since the first Mustang rolled off the assembly line.
Shaker Hood Scoop Detailing
The Shaker hood scoop, Fordís wildly popular cold-air induction system, was proposed as a styling element when Larry Shinoda arrived at Ford from GM. But as it was, the Shaker was a non-functional, dummy hood scoop, merely a cosmetic decoration. Shinoda successfully pushed to make it functional.
Mustang voted Hottest Coupe of 2016 SEMA show
The Mustang is a perennial favorite in the tuning scene, and with good reason. The carís affordable base price and under-stressed mechanicals make it the perfect blank canvas for tuners. Recall, one Ohio dealer in May was selling 727-horsepower Mustangs prepped by Roush for less than $40K.
Youíll find even more power in some of the Mustangs on display at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. Ken Blockís 1965 Hoonicorn RTR Twin Turbo, for instance, is dishing out over 1,400 hp.