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Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords

January 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE

1 min.
holley’s inaugural intergalactic ford festival

I’m currently sitting 30,000 feet in the air and still reveling over the past weekends Holley Intergalactic Festival in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This was something I knew was in the works for a while, but to see the event come to life was absolutely amazing. Over the past decade, Holley Performance has put on a great event for the other brand, but this time it was our turn. The idea was to showcase all things Ford related, and when we learned that Holley Performance was planning to host the event with the NMRA World Finals, it was the perfect recipe for one incredible venue. While the car show in itself was impressive, the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival was much more than that. There was a drifting exhibition with Pro Formula Drift drivers…

1 min.
muscle mustangs & fast fords

YOUR 4.6 AND 5.0 LITER POWER SOURCE! 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 Stephen Baur, Kevin DiOssi, Weston Duenkel, Pete Epple, Brian Hogan, Jim McIlvaine, Damon Rivetti, Wayne Stewart, Wes Taylor, 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 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…

12 min.
a winning combination

“It was supposed to be my car,” says Patty Winn, Bruce Winn’s widow and previous caretaker of the well-preserved 1993 Mustang Cobra you see here. That’s no doubt a common claim among car enthusiasts. As the story goes, Patty’s husband Bruce did eventually find himself taking ownership of the Vibrant Red machine. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bruce was a military veteran with over 10 years of service under his belt. He met Patty when he was home between his two tours in Vietnam. His continued service after the war took them to El Paso and, later, Anchorage. “He raced a Gremlin at a dragstrip in Anchorage,” Patty tells us. “The trans broke and my father had to ship him a T-10 four-speed from back home.” The couple returned to Indiana…

5 min.
firmer fox footing

It is hard to believe, but 1979-1993 Mustangs are becoming classics, which means they suffer from classic car problems. When Fox Mustangs (and, admittedly, their fans) were younger, enthusiasts were typically replacing perfectly functioning stock parts in favor of higher-performance replacements. These days aftermarket parts are replacing stock bits that are worn out too. Take for example our subject for a Steeda Stage 1 suspension upgrade: a heavily loved 1991 Mustang GT that has logged over 110,000 miles. After 28 years its stock springs sagged so much that the front ride height was noticeably lower than stock. The collapsed spring isolators and stock spring rates left the suspension sloppy and chassis lazy. To resurrect this Fox Mustang’s handling, we called on the vast experience of Steeda Autosports. The experts there have been…

6 min.
all-purpose pony

Not all projects are going to be successful. Not everyone has the knowledge and skills to tackle the scope of what most project cars actually entail. For many, it’s the small victories and significant steps along the way that make working on a project worthwhile. There are infinite levels of success, as not every project is the same, but taking on an all-encompassing build and truly nailing every aspect of it is extremely difficult. In many cases, people make sacrifices and find things they are willing to live with (or without) just to call a car “done.” Nicholas Rolocut is not one of those guys, and this is not one of those projects. The Suffield, Connecticut, resident is a professional auto detailer by trade, but the 28-year-old has proven his worth…

4 min.
friendly friction

Belt-driven superchargers are a great way to make power, but they require a lot of horsepower to turn—sometimes hundreds of horsepower! That’s asking a lot from a lowly serpentine belt originally meant to spin some accessories. By nature, serpentine belts slip a little when spinning smooth metal pulleys, and the slip increases with rpm. If the belt is spinning an alternator or a water pump, a little slip isn’t a big deal. In fact, some high-end applications slip the belts on purpose to reduce parasitic losses, but that’s a whole other story. While belt slip for accessories isn’t a problem, a slipping supercharger belt not only costs boost (and therefore, power), but slip initiates a vicious circle of friction, heat, and more belt slip. Pretty soon the boost needle drops and the…