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2011 Mustang GT to have even more horses under the hood
Modesto Bee ^ | 12-31-2009 | By BRENT SNAVELY

Posted on 12/31/2009 5:45:14 AM PST by Red Badger

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To: Gritty-Kitty

Grit teeth.


51 posted on 12/31/2009 7:11:14 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Red Badger

I find the design still lacking. I loathe Chevy but the Camaro design is so much better than the Mustang.


52 posted on 12/31/2009 7:12:15 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: mazda77

53 posted on 12/31/2009 7:12:44 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov.)
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To: rintense

The Mustang has been around for so long, you’ve probably gotten used to seeing it. Wait til the Camaro design has settled in on you to where you no longer notice it at stoplights.............


54 posted on 12/31/2009 7:16:03 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: mazda77
One more time
55 posted on 12/31/2009 7:17:26 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov.)
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To: Red Badger

For the record and indicative of not much, I have noticed there is a new Camero on the road. It is reminiscent of the Corvette. That is, some Corvette lines have ben redrawn on the larger Camero, especially the rear.

I looked for a photo but couldn’t find one to suit. It may be a ‘09 and the look was lost in the ‘10


56 posted on 12/31/2009 7:20:54 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
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To: Red Badger
I am trying real hard to "get" the new Camaro but having a tough time with it especially when it is coming at me. I know Johnny Stevenson and they have re-skinned their GXP-R's from last year with the new Camaro.
57 posted on 12/31/2009 7:23:18 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov.)
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To: Red Badger

Honestly, I didn’t like the redesign when it was released. The backend/trunk space is entirely too long for the car.


58 posted on 12/31/2009 7:26:59 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: Red Badger
At 5.0 liters, the Mustang's new engine delivers about 83 horsepower per liter.

"Please compare that to whatever else is out there," Fascetti said.

Sure. Mazdaspeed3: 114 hp/liter, VW/Audi 2.0T: 100 hp/liter, Honda Civic Si: 98.5 hp/liter, Subaru WRX STI: 122 hp/liter

"The thing about Mustang is we never left the market."

Well, if you mean Ford never stopped building cars called "Mustangs", you're correct.

59 posted on 12/31/2009 7:44:29 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Red Badger

“Ford’s new V8 engine is expected to give the Mustang GT the horsepower it needs to compete against the Chevrolet Camaro SS and the Dodge Challenger SRT8.”

IFIRC the Challenger weighs 800lbs MORE than the Mustang/Camaro. That’s like having TWO 18”x 2’x 8” granite tombstones in the trunk. Geez ya’d think the latter two cars would be fairly nimble to begin with.


60 posted on 12/31/2009 7:44:51 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: saganite

I have a ‘66 convertable in my garage. It’s a straight 6/200. The body is baically stock, but the engine has some performance mods to it. The 200 is a bullet proof engine.


61 posted on 12/31/2009 7:51:02 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: Fresh Wind
Well, if you mean Ford never stopped building cars called "Mustangs", you're correct.

The True Mustang was absent from the market from 1974 to 1994.................

62 posted on 12/31/2009 7:51:04 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: j_k_l

I am glad to see the updates on the Mustang. It was always a great car but the dash was too plane in the mid years. Now it is the car it always should have been.


63 posted on 12/31/2009 7:54:08 AM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: saganite

I wan to overhaul my brakes also. The six cyl has even smaller brakes than the 8. I affaid to let the wifey drive it because of this. It requires quite a bit of force to stop that thing even considering it’s light weight. I’m looking into installing front discs and a power booster. Only a few kits are offered for six cyl brake upgrade because they are 4 lug.


64 posted on 12/31/2009 7:57:04 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: SVTCobra03
NICE car!!I heard it was pretty easy to get 600plus horse power out of them.

That's 600plus at the rear wheels!

65 posted on 12/31/2009 7:57:55 AM PST by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: TonyRo76

Only a matter of time before the Greenie weenies kill it for environmental reasons................


67 posted on 12/31/2009 8:05:08 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: mazda77
The 1970 Mustang was a beautiful car.


68 posted on 12/31/2009 8:06:17 AM PST by aruanan
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To: saganite
Cool! I’ve got a ‘66 ‘stang sitting in the garage with the old 289 in it. Wish I had this kind of horsepower!

My ex and I restored her '67 convertible back in '90. It had the 289, and it would scoot! Handling was shakey, of course, but I could boil those tires as far as I desired. I miss that ride. Red on red with a white top, styled-steels with redline Firestones.

69 posted on 12/31/2009 8:07:26 AM PST by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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To: Red Badger

Yep, the Mustang II should have been the Mustang Zero!


70 posted on 12/31/2009 8:09:13 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: saganite
If you have a friend who's a pretty good mechanic to help the drum to disc is actually easier than it looks. I helped my Mustang restoration partner who is a good mechanic convert two or three mustangs. Switching from a single reservoir to a dual is a very good idea. I did that to a 65 coup project car I had a few years ago.Since I replaced all of the brake lines (I recomend it) it was a snap.
71 posted on 12/31/2009 8:13:12 AM PST by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: painter

There is a Camaro SS and a Challenger SRT8 just down the street from me. The Shelby will have them for lunch.


72 posted on 12/31/2009 8:14:49 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: jaydubya2

Nice car.


73 posted on 12/31/2009 8:18:51 AM PST by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: Red Badger

bump


74 posted on 12/31/2009 8:27:41 AM PST by VOA
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To: painter

I have a friend who has his own shop and has restored several Mustangs (not mine) and he recommended this product to me basically because you could put the improved drum brakes on all 4 wheels as opposed to the front brakes only for the disk conversion kits and wouldn’t have to replace any brake lines. They’re the same price also, about $1,000 for each kit, so 4 new drum brakes for the price of 2 disk brakes. Here’s the link to the company I’ve been thinking about buying from. I’m looking at the stage III kit.

http://musclecarbrakes.com/


75 posted on 12/31/2009 8:30:05 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Red Badger; SouthTexas; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; happydogx2; WestCoastGal; NormsRevenge

The Mega Horse Power Wars Continue >:))


76 posted on 12/31/2009 8:36:24 AM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: saganite

Those kits look good. The reason I recomend new brake lines is rust that you can’t see.(inside) You can buy brake line kits for Mustangs that are the right lengths and have all the right bends.


77 posted on 12/31/2009 8:38:55 AM PST by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: tubebender

Frontal attack on government motors!


78 posted on 12/31/2009 8:43:35 AM PST by SouthTexas (May you have a Blessed Christmas!)
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To: saganite
I’m an inept mechanic at best but I have undertaken some small projects on my car. Next up is brakes. I’m trying to decide between 2 kits. One is the standard front drum replacement with disks and the other is a replacement kit with 4 new drum brakes supposed to increase braking effectiveness about 30% and replacing the single master cylinder with 2 cylinders. It’s pretty much a necessity since I live in the mountains. Can’t decide though. The disks promise better braking ability but it’s apparently more difficult to install. Since I’m not too handy with a wrench it’s a difficult decision.

Yeah, you definitely want the dual-reservoir master cylinder; the older style is not very safe in a car that gets driven regularly. My '65 Fastback (Shelby clone) has the factory Kelsey-Hayes disc brakes up front (calipers rebuilt by Stainless Steel Brakes to prevent seized pistons) and oversized (station wagon) drums in the rear, just like Shelby configured them. The Master Cylinder is from a Maverick. It works well, yet looks mostly "original".

I wouldn't even consider retaining the front drums unless the car is a trailer queen. Just curious - which front disc kit are you considering?

79 posted on 12/31/2009 8:47:47 AM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Charles Martel

I’m actually looking at new drum brakes as well as the disks for the front only. Here’s the link.

http://musclecarbrakes.com/


80 posted on 12/31/2009 8:59:10 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite
Ah, I see that you posted the link while I was pouring myself another cup of coffee. :-)

The only car with 4-wheel drum brakes that I've ever felt totally at ease while driving was my cousin's huge '67 Buick Riviera. Of course, the drums appeared to have been stolen from the GMC Heavy Truck parts bin, with external cooling fins and all.

My '66 Galaxie was okay with all drums, though a wet day could really increase the pucker factor.

Check out the big rear drum brakes sold by Cobra Automotive - they're finned like the ones I described (my station wagon drums are not - and those are still sold by many Mustang parts vendors as the "Shelby big drum brake" kit).

A popular trick is to get the spindles and disc brake parts off of a Ford Grenada and swap them into the early drum-brake Mustangs - have you checked into that?

81 posted on 12/31/2009 9:02:43 AM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Charles Martel

A popular trick is to get the spindles and disc brake parts off of a Ford Grenada and swap them into the early drum-brake Mustangs - have you checked into that?

Yes, I’ve heard that, in fact my friend has mentioned that as a possibility but he also said that with my level of mechanical incompetence I was better off with a kit.


82 posted on 12/31/2009 9:18:41 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

Mustangs and Camaro’s are a dime a dozen, now my ‘68 340 Formula S Barracuda Fastback is much rarer these days. I’d like to see Chrysler bring back the Cuda. That would sell.


83 posted on 12/31/2009 9:49:16 AM PST by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: Charles Martel

My ‘68 Barracuda came with those same 4 piston K-H calipers. Am thinking about a Wilwood upgrade some day.


84 posted on 12/31/2009 9:51:48 AM PST by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: Fresh Wind

The Mustang II is now considered a fairly rare automobile, since they since most all met untimely demises..............


85 posted on 12/31/2009 10:09:28 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: rednesss

Mustangs are a dime a dozen which is precisely why I bought one. The parts to rebuild the car are equally cheap because there’s a huge market for them. And I still get to drive around in an American icon. Plus, a 1965 Mustang was the first car I ever owned back in the day. So, there’s the nostalgia quotient to be considered.


86 posted on 12/31/2009 12:24:17 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

go with the upgraded drums, that should be plenty improvement IMO


87 posted on 12/31/2009 12:56:56 PM PST by valkyry1
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To: tubebender; Red Badger; SouthTexas; glock rocks; happydogx2; WestCoastGal; NormsRevenge

I don’t know, they’ll be hard pressed to outdo the 427R, and it comes with my laser-defense system on it...

http://www.roushperformance.com/performance_vehicles/ford/mustang/2010/427r.shtml

roush has it pretty well covered...


88 posted on 12/31/2009 3:34:45 PM PST by Pete-R-Bilt (I can't recommend decadence as a lifestyle, but it has worked for me...)
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To: Red Badger
Sounds like they are finally figuring out overhead cams and how to achieve high specific output. The "modular" motor was a joke for years, down on power from the pushrod 5.0, and a huge lump of aluminum, as big as the old big block engines.

Suspect working on these engines is still far more difficult than the old stuff, so it is good it comes from the factory with decent power..............

89 posted on 12/31/2009 4:08:01 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Pete-R-Bilt

This is the stuff dreams are made of...


90 posted on 12/31/2009 4:11:17 PM PST by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: pepsi_junkie

I have one word for you and for Ford: “Corvette”. nuff said.


91 posted on 12/31/2009 4:11:36 PM PST by RC one
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To: tubebender; Pete-R-Bilt; SouthTexas; NormsRevenge; umgud
Hate to upset the 1970 boss 302 fans, but these are the Ford smokin ponies I drool over. Got to drive Whetman Racings's (new off the hauler) out to Bonneville Drag Strip (now Larry Miller Raceway) when I was 18. His was arrest-me-yellow, and sported the boss 429 striping.

1969 Boss 429

A year later, I got to drive my girlfriends car to 7 Gymkhana victories in class A and class C in this beast (her's was gold in color, and had no scoops or external Shelby tags, but all snake under the body - the sleeper from hell).


1968 Shelby Cobra GT350

92 posted on 12/31/2009 4:45:47 PM PST by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: RC one
I had one of them too...

My Babydoll 85 Corvette Z52

93 posted on 12/31/2009 4:58:39 PM PST by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: glock rocks

I drool over these too. I’m really blown away with some of their values as seen on Barret-Jackson. I had 66 that I souped up, but it was not a numbers matching ride.


94 posted on 12/31/2009 5:02:12 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Red Badger
The True Mustang was absent from the market from 1974 to 1994.................

I kinda liked my black 1990 GT. I didn't stop very quickly, and who knows what direction you would end up going if the rear end got up in the air but it would go like hell.

I knew I was in trouble when it ended up in rap songs along with "9s" and I started to see mutants with lightning bolts shaved into their heads behind the wheel of GTs. It was stolen 3 times. It was finally disappeared completely when it was stolen from outside of South Philly high. I had to drop it there in a snowstorm in March 93 when I flew out to England. Never saw it again.

95 posted on 12/31/2009 5:05:24 PM PST by Stentor
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To: umgud; tubebender

My mechanic neighbor did a bead blast to the bone on his 66, and put a new deep dish 289, fuel cell, whole enchilada. Radical little Sunday drive. A good friend of mine has done the same to his 68 Wildcat 400. Now I’m wishing I’d kept my Malibu. In Tork’s barn.

If Ford comes out with a Stang that looks like a 68 or 69 without looking as bloated as a Charger I might pick one up. They’ve all lost their sleekness. They all (Camero, Cuda, Mustang) look like Ukrainian women weightlifters.


96 posted on 12/31/2009 5:13:46 PM PST by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: Red Badger

Now I love American muscle cars and I have respect for the Mustang...but Ford is right now getting their butts kicked by the almighty return of the Chevy Camaro...its ok Chevy will revamp the Camaro Engine and the Z28 is coming soon...


97 posted on 12/31/2009 5:15:54 PM PST by chevydude26
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To: aruanan

those damn government regulations are why they don’t make cars as beautiful as this


98 posted on 12/31/2009 5:19:24 PM PST by chevydude26
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To: glock rocks

Yesterday it was a Buick GS?


99 posted on 12/31/2009 5:33:16 PM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: tubebender

100


100 posted on 12/31/2009 5:33:52 PM PST by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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