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​Gauge Upgrades for Your Ford Mustang

It's often the last 10% of a build that's the hardest: once you've got everything together, you need to be able to test and tune your Mustang to get the best performance. The right gauges can help by letting you monitor engine parameters that are outside the scope of the stock gauges and can even help you keep your eyes [...]

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​Drivetrain Upgrades

Drivetrain Upgrades Your Mustang's engine can be making more power than a top fuel dragster, but it won't do any good if you can't transfer that power to the transmission. By making the right upgrades to the clutch, flywheel and surrounding parts, you can get reliable launches while keeping drivability impact to a minimum. How a Clutch Works A clutch shares a [...]

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​Fuel Delivery Upgrades

Increasing engine power requires pumping more air and fuel into the engine. Whether you're getting that air into the motor by increasing displacement, using a different cam or adding forced induction, you need a fuel system that can keep up. Fuel Tanks Hard driving, whether going around corners or launching at the drag strip, can cause fuel to move away from [...]

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Cooling Upgrades

Cooling may not be the first thing that comes to mind when building a high-performance car, but when you start getting more power out of your Mustang's engine, it doesn't take much to overload the stock cooling system. Here's what you should look for when deciding what changes to make to protect your car from overheating.How Your Mustang's Cooling System [...]

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Performance Braking Systems

Brake technology has improved tremendously over the years, especially compared to the Fox body braking systems that have their roots in the 1970s. The sub-11 inch discs, single piston calipers and small drum brakes were barely acceptable when the car was in production, and they're wholly inadequate on modern builds that push power well beyond stock levels. SN95 and later [...]

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Which Transmission is Right for Your Fox Body?

It's not hard to set up an engine that makes significantly more power than your Fox body was built with, and that puts a serious strain on the drivetrain. Fortunately, there are several transmission options that can handle the most radical builds from rebuilt stock units to complete aftermarket gearboxes. T5 This Borg Warner transmission was used [...]

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What to Look for When Buying a Fox Body

Looking to buy a Fox Body? Here's what you need to know from equipment to body styles as well as common problems to look for on these cars.  Model Year Differences The Fox Body Mustang reached showrooms in 1979 Powered by a 302, a 2.3 liter “Lima” engine with or without turbocharging, or a straight 6. The 5.0, [...]

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2.3 to 5.0 Swap: Fitting the V8 Your Car Deserves

The Fox body has been a staple of tuners and racers for decades, and that has led to a gradual increase in prices. This puts clean V8 models out of the range of budget builders, but base LX's with their 2.3 liter motors remain affordable. What does it take to get a V8 into one [...]

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Putting Together an Intake and Top End for the 5.0

Your engine uses air and fuel to make power, so the more air you can get into the engine, the more power you can make. However, using the biggest parts you can find for your top end (throttle body, manifold and cylinder heads) may hurt overall drivability. Here's what you need to consider when putting [...]

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​Using a 351W in your Fox Body Build

Want more power than your Fox body's 5.0l block can handle? Need to keep your build on a budget? Why not use the tried and true 351 Windsor? This truck motor has been a staple of the Mustang scene for years, making installation easy and inexpensive with the right parts.Why Use a 351W?The 351 Windsor [...]

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