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The Mustang is about to be the only kid on the block

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There are developmental fuels that produce emissions acceptable and allow for ice....there are ways to crack hydrogen as well. The plastic batteries have some hope...but batteries are filthy for fleet use.

Hydrogen and synthetic fuels will keep mopars roaring for many moons to come.
This hydrogen storage under development looks interesting.

 

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Let's hope the Mustang doesn't (d)evolve into a Name-Only generic car as it did in the'80s & '90's.
It was closer to its roots then than it has been at any point since.
 

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Let's hope the Mustang doesn't (d)evolve into a Name-Only generic car as it did in the'80s & '90's.
Foxbodies were bad ass

I just read an article that Ford is gonna use the new 6.8L V8 (downsized from 7.3) in the mustang and 150 at somepoint.
 
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Highly doubt it.

They did throw together a 7.3 mustang to test things for crate engine controllers, it was pretty rough looking.

From the article: "Ford used the Shelby GT350 to develop these new parts, but in reality, the 7.3 is intended to fit in any vehicle thanks to the fact that it comes as a complete package. " (Italics mine)

OOhhhhh. I'm excited. Any vehicle! Thinking about my 94 Ranger. Surely it wouldn't be any more than the $1300 I paid for it?
 

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From the article: "Ford used the Shelby GT350 to develop these new parts, but in reality, the 7.3 is intended to fit in any vehicle thanks to the fact that it comes as a complete package. " (Italics mine)

OOhhhhh. I'm excited. Any vehicle! Thinking about my 94 Ranger. Surely it wouldn't be any more than the $1300 I paid for it?
Not much bigger than a 351W so it should go!

Pricing... I am sure in left field.
 
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It was closer to its roots then than it has been at any point since.
I read somewhere, some time back that the Mustang wasn't originally meant to be a sports car. It was meant to be an economy car, probably a more luxurious relative to the Falcon.
 

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I read somewhere, some time back that the Mustang wasn't originally meant to be a sports car. It was meant to be an economy car, probably a more luxurious relative to the Falcon.
Basically true. The original Mustang was based on the Falcon and was marketed as a sporty (not sports) car that had something for everyone depending on options. The Mustang replaced a sporty version of the Falcon and, some say, eventually killed the Falcon line.

What everyone seems to have forgotten about the pony and muscle cars of the 1960s, such as the Mustang, Camaro, etc., is that high-power V-8s were surprisingly rare from the factory. Most of those cars had inline-6 engines. Ford built lots of six-cylinder Mustangs then.
 

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I read somewhere, some time back that the Mustang wasn't originally meant to be a sports car. It was meant to be an economy car, probably a more luxurious relative to the Falcon.
The original mustang was marketed as a "secrataries car"....ie a cute easy to drive car for women (remember it was 1964 lol)

It wasnt untill 67 when they amped it up as a "pony car"...alot of people use the term "muscle car" to cover the mustang or camaro (you could throw the challenger in there but in reality it kinda blurred the lines) but in reality they were pony cars.

Pony cars were meant more for "all around" performance driving, as they tender to be lighter, supposdly handle and stop better then a "muscle car"

A "muscle car" was the chargers, chevelles, roadrunners, and torinos. Stopping and steering were basically an afterthought with primary focus being going like hell in a 1/4 mi

Personally mustangs were always kinda overrated to me. The only ones i really care about are the 71-73 big bodies anf the foxes. The 70s mustang 2's looked cool with all the cobra graphics but they were basically a pinto with a wheezing 302.

Anything after 93 in the mustang world to me is "meh"

The modern camaro is ugly as piss, as were the 90s ones, dodge IMO totally owns the modern muscle market
 
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the only mustang body i love is the original 64.5, 65, 66 models. once they went to the change in 67, i didn't want that one.

my grandpa had a 64.5 in the garage for my whole life. it sat under a tarp with junk stacked on top of it. my cousin and i would uncover it when we got to visit them and sit in the seat and act like we were driving it. it was 6 cylinder automatic. i was lucky to be able to own a 65 for a number of years, starting my senior year of high school. mine had a 302 out of a hertz weekend racer mustang and a three speed and was awesome. it was that mustang orange color from back than with the black interior. it was a great high school car and tons of girls would get undressed in it. man, the good ol' days
 

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The original mustang was marketed as a "secrataries car"....ie a cute easy to drive car for women (remember it was 1964 lol)

It wasnt untill 67 when they amped it up as a "pony car"...alot of people use the term "muscle car" to cover the mustang or camaro (you could throw the challenger in there but in reality it kinda blurred the lines) but in reality they were pony cars.

Pony cars were meant more for "all around" performance driving, as they tender to be lighter, supposdly handle and stop better then a "muscle car"

A "muscle car" was the chargers, chevelles, roadrunners, and torinos. Stopping and steering were basically an afterthought with primary focus being going like hell in a 1/4 mi

Personally mustangs were always kinda overrated to me. The only ones i really care about are the 71-73 big bodies anf the foxes. The 70s mustang 2's looked cool with all the cobra graphics but they were basically a pinto with a wheezing 302.

Anything after 93 in the mustang world to me is "meh"

The modern camaro is ugly as piss, as were the 90s ones, dodge IMO totally owns the modern muscle market
Those wheezing Mustang II's out sold the bloated 71-73 "real" Mustangs by a factor of 5 to 1 and felt more solid than any Mustang before 94. They also had the best front suspension until the first dedicated platform under the 05 cars. Nothing ran good in the mid 70's because the car companies were struggling to meet the emissions standards- the 200 six made 120hp in 1970 and 85hp in 1980, the 302 made 200+ in 1970 and 139 by 74, a Corvette 350 LT1 made 370hp in 1971 and 160 in 1975.
Mustang at NED.jpg
 

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My son showed me pictures of the next Mustang, it has a dashboard that doesn't belong in a car but would make a video gamer giddy.
 

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