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1969FordMustangBoss429

1969FordMustangBoss429

1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 - was a high performance Ford Mustang variant offered in 1969 and 1970.The Boss 429 (also known as the 'Boss 9' by enthusiasts) is arguably one of the rarest and most valued muscle cars to date. In total there were 859 original Boss 429s made. The origin of the Boss 429 comes about as a result of NASCAR. Ford was seeking to develop a Hemi engine that could compete with the famed 426 Hemi from Chrysler in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series (then known as "Grand National Division"). NASCAR's homologation rules required that at least 500 cars be fitted with this motor and sold to the general public. After much consideration, it was decided by Ford that the Mustang would be the car that would house this new engine. The Boss 429 engine was derived from the Ford 385 engine. It used four bolt mains, a forged steel crank and forged steel connecting rods. The engine featured aluminum cylinder heads, which had a modified Hemi type combustion chamber which Ford called "crescent". These heads used the "dry-deck" method, meaning no head gaskets were used. Each cylinder, oil passage and water passage had an individual "O" ring style seal to seal it tight. The Boss 429 engine used a single Holley four barrel carburetor rated at 735 CFM mounted on an aluminum intake manifold that flowed well for its time. 1969 cars featured a hydraulic lifter camshaft while 1970 models got a mechanical lifter camshaft along with an improved dual exhaust system though rated power output stayed the same.

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1968 SHELBY GT500 - The Shelby is a higher performance variant of the Ford Mustang which was built by Shelby American from 1965 to 1967, and Shelby Automotive from 1968 to 1970. For 1967, the GT 350 carried over the K-Code high performance 289 with a 'COBRA' aluminum hi-rise. The GT 500 was added to the lineup, equipped with the 428 Police Interceptor. These later cars carried over few of the performance modifications of the 1965–66 GT350s, although they did feature more cosmetic changes. In September 1967, production was moved to the A.O. Smith Company of Ionia, Michigan, under Ford control. Shelby American had substantially less involvement after this time. One 1967 Fastback was built as the "Super Snake" - a GT-500 equipped with a 427 FE engine producing over 500 horsepower. The car was capable of speeds over 150 mph; hitting 170 mph during a demonstration (by Shelby himself) of Goodyear's Thunderbolt tires. No cars other than the prototype were built due to limited interest. The car sold at Mecum's 2013 Indianapolis auction for $1.3 million USD. For 1968, the Cobra name was applied to both models, and they were now marketed as the Shelby Cobra GT 350 and the Shelby Cobra GT 500. In February 1968, the Cobra GT 500-KR "King of the Road"; under the hood was a 428 cubic-inch Cobra Jet V8 which was rated at 335 horsepower.

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2014 Ford Mustang Boss 302. One of the most endearing V-8s on the planet, steering that BMW would admire, suspension that sticks like Krazy Glue.

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2014 Ford C-Max Energi Photo by Russell Dandridge

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The 2014 Ford Fusion Energi (Photos by Russell Dandridge)

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The 2014 Ford Fiesta. Photo by Rita Cook

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The 2014 Ford Fiesta. Photo by Rita Cook

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Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews, left, interviews Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford after an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews, left, interviews Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford after an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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10ThingstoSeeSports - Driver Ott Tanak and his co-driver Raigo Molder, both from Estonia, steer their Ford Fiesta R5 during the FIA WRC Argentina Rally in Giulio Cesare, Cordoba, Argentina, Sunday, May 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Nicolas Aguilera, File)