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If you run an electric fuel pump connected to your ignition, we've built a fuel pump safety device for $50 that could save your life in an accident. It's based on readily available parts, and you can find it in our Tech Zone.
If you're about to undertake a rebuild or restoration of your car, it's worth taking the time to plan it right.
Thanks to Ozbilt, there is an article in the Tech Shop that's well worth a read.
Planning your rebuild/restoration...
Sick of the fender mounted solenoid playing up on your car?
Has your clapper starter clapped out?
Grab yourself a starter from a late model Aussie 6cyl Falcon and you can fit it to your Windsor with some minor mods.
Not only is the starter smaller with more torque, but it sounds much better than the old clapper starter.
Edit: Please note, we have found that the solenoid has clearance issues to the standard steering, so this mod is best used with rack and pinion conversions.
Check out this Tech Shop article for the instructions.
If you ever wondered about the knowledge and ability that is to be found lurking on Mustangtech, wonder no more.
One of the higher profile builds on the website, a 69 428 mach 1, affectionately known as "Q" and owned by Foresight, has picked up Gold in the NSW State Concours.
Trailblazing racer and founder of the famous Mustang line Carroll Shelby has died. He was 89.
The outgoing Texan who created the 427 Cobra died last night at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. No specific cause of death was given, though there has been some interesting speculation. Shelby had been unwell for years, with ongoing heart problems since the 1960s and a heart transplant in 1992.
Edsel Ford II, a member of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of Henry Ford, called Shelby an innovator and performance-vehicle legend who was “an incredible partner and close friend for more than 60 years.”
“The Ford and Shelby collaboration is something that has always been very important to me personally, and Carroll will continue to be the inspiration behind our future collaboration that will carry his name,” Ford said in a press statement. “My family and I are honored to have had Carroll as a friend and part of our family. He will never be forgotten.”
Often seen in a black cowboy hat and sport coat, Shelby was best known for his namebrand Cobras and Mustangs, but he enjoyed a successful racing career in the 1950s before health worries forced him to retire. In his last year of driving, 1959, Shelby won the 24 Hours of LeMans in an Aston Martin.
By 1963, the Texas native and onetime chicken farmer was racing his Cobras on European tracks against Ferrari, Porsche and Jaguar teams. In 1965, he won the Grand Touring World Championship and then won LeMans in a Shelby Ford GT40 in 1966 and 1967.
In later years Shelby founded Carroll Shelby International and Shelby American, a car company which unveiled its 1,000-horsepower Shelby 1000 Mustang at the New York Auto Show last month. He was also the subject of a 2011 sexual harassment lawsuit while at the company. Company representatives did not immediately respond to requests about the status of the suit.
Shelby is survived by his three children,
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