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Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords

November 2019

In each issue you get: • Comprehensive Tech Articles • The Hottest Industry News • Latest Products • Complete Racing and Events Coverage!

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TEN: The Enthusiast Network
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horsepower chatter

Just when I think I’m going to stop talking about the horsepower wars, I can’t. If you’ve been paying any attention online, then you know there’s a few mostly stock S550s out there making a lot of noise at the dragstrip. Now keep in mind, stock can mean different things to different people. To me, a stock engine is one that hasn’t been opened, but we also need to be smart and make sure the most obvious modifications needed are also handled. I’m talking about billet oil pump gears and a crankshaft sprocket, including heavy-duty primary and secondary timing chains. It won’t always prevent big-end carnage, but it’ll sure do its best to help keep everything in check. Now that you have my stock disclosure, I have to bring up a few…

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muscle mustangs & fast fords

EDITORIAL NETWORK CONTENT DIRECTOR Doug Glad NETWORK DIRECTOR, MUSTANG 360° GROUP & EDITOR Henry De Los Santos SR. MANAGING EDITOR Craig Johnson TECHNICAL EDITOR Michael Johnson SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR Brandon Scarpelli CONTRIBUTORS Cameron Benty, Stephen Brooks, Weston Duenkel, Justin Fivella, Michael Galimi, Scott Lachenauer, Scott Lollis, Jim McIlvaine, Damon Rivetti, Steve Turner ART DIRECTION & DESIGN ART DIRECTOR Tom Donchez CREATIVE DIRECTOR Alan Muir ADVERTISING GENERAL MANAGER John Viscardo EASTERN SALES DIRECTOR Michael Essex, (863) 860-6023 WESTERN SALES DIRECTOR Scott Timberlake, (310) 531-5969 ADVERTISING OPERATIONS COORDINATOR Gail Burns TEN: PUBLISHING MEDIA, LLC CHAIRMAN Greg Mays PRESIDENT Kevin Mullan SVP, EDITORIAL & ADVERTISING OPERATIONS Amy Diamond GENERAL MANAGER, AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK Tim Foss SENIOR DIRECTOR, FINANCE Catherine Temkin CONSUMER MARKETING, ENTHUSIAST MEDIA SUBSCRIPTION COMPANY, INC. SVP, CIRCULATION Tom Slater VP, RETENTION & OPERATIONS FULFILLMENT Donald T. Robinson III VP, ACQUISITION & DATABASE MARKETING Victoria Linehan VP, NEWSSTAND RETAIL SALES William Carter MOTORTREND GROUP PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER Alex Wellen GROUP SVP, SALES Eric Schwab HEAD OF OPERATIONS Jerry Solomon HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Francis Keeling HEAD OF DIGITAL PRODUCT & TECHNOLOGY Argam DerHartunian SVP, DIGITAL MEDIA SALES Jason Rice SVP, AFTERMARKET MEDIA…

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street actions started it

At some point in our automotive journeys—usually between the endless wrenching, the blown budgets, and the many failures—our projects transcend the mechanical. More than a possession, more than a machine. Through blood, sweat, and tears they become a repository of memories, a piece of the very fabric from which our lives are woven. They, our fast Fords, push us to the brink, drain our bank accounts, and make everyone around us question our sanity. And yet all is forgiven the minute we hit the gas and the fruits of our labor disappear into a haze of tire smoke and rpm! For Dupinder “Deepa” Hayre, this 2004 Mach 1 isn’t just special, it’s family. “There’s been too many failures and too many tow trucks,” he admits. “It’s finicky, and that makes me…

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building block on a budget

Engine building doesn’t have to be expensive. You can actually save some major coin if you’re willing to invest a bit of time and elbow grease. The engine in this 1991 Mustang GT has suffered long enough. Like most 5.0L engines of the vintage, it didn’t use any oil or blow smoke. But because it had 111,000 miles on the clock, we knew the ’ol 302 was on borrowed time. Our plan was to rebuild the short-block and reuse as many of the parts as possible, including pistons. While much of the short-block was in great condition, a few of the pistons’ skirts had worn and to the point that the piston-to-wall clearance was more than twice the limit! (That would explain the racket this engine made during startup.) Bummer. Unfortunately, the…

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tactical missile

Popularity can be a double-edged sword. In the world of performance, it often means more parts are available, but it can also mean more expense. Mavericks always lived up to their iconoclastic name, and their outsider vibe meant these cars were always more affordable than the mainstream machines. They also happened to be pretty light and accept many of the same drivetrain combinations as their more desirable cousins. That vibe definitely appealed to Tess Wood, who is about as hardcore a drag racer as you will ever meet. Her 1973 Maverick isn’t just any old Malaise-era machine, however. It is a one-time daily driver that got transformed into a blown, 9-second drag car under her direction. “It’s different,” Tess tells us enthusiastically. “It’s pretty rare to see a Maverick at the track,…

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tracking performance

The majority of our technical installations encompass bolting on a few parts, custom tuning, and a few dyno pulls to verify performance gains. Many times, the reason we don’t have track results is because of the variables that come into play when trying to accomplish such results. Differing weather and track conditions are the main reasons it’s hard to achieve repeatable numbers, but also if more power is made, that doesn’t always translate to quicker elapsed times at the track, especially when using street tires. Therefore, the best way to do a track test is to do it all at the same time and place. That’s the most optimal way of achieving reliable, repeatable results. Even so, the best-laid plans don’t always come to fruition. Case in point: Our plan when putting…

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