Tag Archives: Tech

Tech: Hurst Shifter Handle for Auto Mustangs

Classic Touch

Adding old-school style to your 6R80 shifter.

By SID297

The shift lever on an automatic Stang is an often forgotten piece of interior equipment.  I can count on one hand how many non-racecars a year I see with an aftermarket shift on an auto trans.  Hurst looked at that dearth in the market and saw an opportunity.  They have developed a dress-up replacement for the stock auto shift lever for the 2015-2017 6R60 equipped Mustangs in the form of their classically styled pistol grip handler.

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Project Crowdmower: Ford Chassis, Nissan Trans, And Chevy Engine

Mass Hysteria

Soon to be leaving a car show near you.

By SID297

You wanna turn some heads or make some traditionalists lose their minds?  Well there’s few better ways to do that than install a Chevy LS-Motor into your Mustang.  That’s exactly what SVTP Member laextreme5 (“Cody”) is doing with his New-Edge 2002 Ford Mustang GT, but he’s taking things one step further.  He’s also installing a CD009 transmission from a 2006+ Nissan 350Z.  Say what?

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Tech: Paul’s 2011 Coyote Build Thread

Customized Coyote

Because modified is better than stock.

By SID297

Few things are more satisfying for a gearhead than that feeling of success you get when standing back and gazing upon your recently completed build.  That’s just the sensation SVTP Member Paul. experienced after the long construction project that is his 2011 5.0L-Powered Mustang GT.  What started as a fairly typical loaded Premium GT was transformed into a customized ride an owner can be proud of.

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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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Tech: Livernois’ Firestorm High Pressure Fuel Pump

Next Level Power

The stock HPFP is the major power limiter on a bolt-on 2.3L EcoBoost.  Why stay stock?

By SID297
Photos Courtesy of Livernois Motorsports

 

For performance enthusiasts Ford’s EcoBoost engine platform has been a major hit, and that was even before Ford began putting the smaller boosted engines in their flagship performance vehicles. FoMoCo’s stance has been clear from the start, they want to see an EcoBoost in everyone’s driveway. With the GT, RS, and Raptor only being available with tweeked EcoBoost engines making serious factory power it is becoming even more difficult for the ‘V8 Only’ crowd to embrace the OEM turbo’d mills. That’s especially true when you throw in the fact that the EcoBoost line responds ridiculously well to simple bolt-ons.

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