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Friday, October 12, 2012

Don't Worry Ladies. Your Younger Sister Has Your Back

I'm a softy for the Mustang, y'all may have figured that out though. 


So yesterday I wander off and pick up a 2013 Mustang GT. 

I introduced the younger sister to some of her siblings. 
















The younger sister does indeed have their back! In the back on the left is a 1966 Mustang GT, on the right a 1971 Mustang Mach I. Not pictured but to the right is a 1994 Mustang GT. If nothing else I am consistent it seems. 


Here is the 1994 power plant. A 302 HO.
















Rated at 215 Horses under the hood.  It works, but you need to know how to work it.  I did not put all the "run fast" goodies on it. It has served admirably even after being totaled. A good friend that will continue to serve as daily driver.  I had to tell her that so she would not get jealous =)!

So.. Let us take a look under the hood of the new one.







  






Holy Henry Ford! THIS is a 302?!?! I did not get a tape measure out but it appears to be wider than a 429 Cobra Jet! 

This 302 "Coyote" is rated at 420 horses. I doubt FoMoCo will suffer the embarrassment of the 1999 Cobra engine with an expensive recall in real dyno vs. stated horsepower again. 

It seems that as much attention was payed to stopping as well as going.  Not so much back in the day!














19" tires with Brembo brakes on the front.

Sigh, here is a portion of the sticker.













There is a "Fuel Economy and Environment" portion? Really? Oh and why is there a .gov link to anything on this ride? The sticker says that the car emits 473 grams of CO2 per mile. Rated rather low (sucks in other words). The sticker also says that the BEST emits 0 grams CO2 from the tailpipe. That may be true unless the freaking Volt thing catches on fire and burns your house down! Whats the CO2 rating on that .gov? 

So guess what for tomorrow? Road Trip! 



26 comments:

  1. Beautiful vehicle. Congratulations and enjoy driving her.

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  2. Purty! Now watch the tickets come!!! :-)

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    1. The tickets would be VERY easy to come by on this one!

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  3. Have fun! I'm looking forward to the AAR.

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  4. Uh-huh.

    You need to start putting money away in your "Save my Driver's License" fund.

    The local Sherriff's office saw you driving it home, and immediately started adding line items to next year's budget.

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  5. I love Mustangs! Have fun on the road trip!

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  6. Congrats Kelly! That is one sweet ride. Hey, I think 26 highway MPG is outstanding, almost unheard of, in a 420 bhp car. And tell the .gov to kiss your Pony clad butt.

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    1. "Pony clad butt". You just won the Interwebs today for that one!

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  8. Do all the "ladies" have names?

    You do realize that red cars are speeding ticket magnets?

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    1. Yes all the ladies have names. Yes I know that red cars are magnets. I still do it anyway.

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  9. As far as the mpg thing goes, the hiogh output engines of today are thingss of wonder. While not a Ford item, my brother-in-laws 500 plus horsepower Corvette was getting 26 mpg. My 270 hp truck only gets 16.
    Congratulations on your new ticket making machine!

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  10. Just don't road-trip to Kalifornia... You can't afford five-buck gasoline...

    Sweeettt ride... BTW...

    Dann in Ohio

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    1. Thanks PH! You will see it I am sure!

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  12. Congrats!! That looks sweeeet!!!!

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    1. Thanks, but you started it with the post of a functioning carburetor! So there. I blame this all on you. I also know not to whip out any red Mustang around certain people!

      On the plus side it seems that the trunk will hold long guns =)

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  14. I want my '65 Hi-Po back that retailed at the astronomical price of $3,500. I actually wanted the Cobra, but it was $7,900, way too much........:)

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