Tag Archives: Swap

Tech: Shelby GT500 6R80 Auto Trans Swap

Shifty Business

SVTP Member builds the Mustang SVT didn’t.

By SID297

For over 20 years SVT built an impress stable of Mustangs, but the one thing they never did was offer one with an automatic transmission.  While the reason for that tends to be the sports car tradition, it does leave some buyers out in the cold.  Whether it’s a necessity of circumstances (such as an injury) or just a quest for increased drag strip performance, there’s a great many SVT Shelby Mustang GT500 owners who would be thrilled if their 6-Speeds were shifted automatically.

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Feature: Terminator-Swap 1965 Mustang

Challenge Accepted

Sam Anderson challenged himself to build a 733-horsepower classic

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Sam Anderson

If you have built more than one project car, you always want to push the next one to a higher plane than the last. That was definitely the case for Sam Anderson, who set out to see just what kind of build he was capable of creating. As you can see, he was capable of fusing two iconic Mustangs into one project-car masterpiece.
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Feature: Coyote-Swap 1966 Mustang

Gift Horse

For his wedding anniversary, Lew Mesta scored a modernized ’66 Mustang

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Rebel Kustom Paint

If you want the secret to a long-lasting marriage, you might want to consult with Pat and Lew Mesta. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year, so they know how to keep the romance alive. When we met them at Mustang Week 2015, we got an idea how they have kept that magic in the relationship. It must be true love, because Pat had this car built for her husband as an anniversary present.
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Tech: EcoBoost Mustang Torque Converter

Auto Blast

VMP Tuning beefs up its EgoBoost Mustang with a Circle D converter

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of VMP Tuning

The automatic transmissions in the latest Mustangs are quite capable. Back in the day choosing the slushbox meant your car was slower. These days, opting for the 6R80 six-speed automatic often means your Mustang is quicker and more consistent than the manual-trans ’Stang in the next lane.
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New Product: 2.0 EcoBoost Swap Kit

Small Change

Ford Performance Racing Parts facilitates 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine swaps

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Performance Racing Parts

If you have been wanting to swap an EcoBoost engine into your Fox Mustang to create a modern-day SVO or maybe turn your SVT Focus into an SVT Focus ST, Ford Performance Racing Parts now has a bundle package of a 2.0-liter engine and a Control Pack harness and PCM to facilitate just such a swap.
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