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falcongtho3

Mississippi Valley Region
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About falcongtho3

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  • Birthday 03/01/1961

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    Mississippi Valley
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    Mustangs, Fast Fords

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  1. Real. Very real. A Mustang you'll be able to take 6 of your closest friend with you to the retirement home. Extension cord optional.
  2. This is a car I had a hand in designing and building for SEMA in 2004, One of the most unique things we did was crack upon the headlight buckets and apply a layer of tinted film that became clear when an electric current was introduced. So, when the lights were turned on, the light covers became clear. I sat in the car for hour during the SEMA show amazing passers by simply by flipping the lights on and off and seeing their reaction. That part of the build was one thing I did not participate in so I don't know the technical side of it, and the discussion about offering it to the public ended with the uncertainty about its legality.
  3. And the hits just keep on coming... https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2019/03/14/ford-mustang-electric-ford-teases-new-car-same-time-tesla-event/3170965002/
  4. I was more impressed that the manual rate was in the 20+% percent range. I hope that's true, and I hope that we continue to see three pedal cars for a long time. But you have to remember that such mighty publications such as C&D have the last say in all things automotive, like when they gave the Pontiac Phoenix their highest recommendations. (Of course, who can forget the twin Chevy Citation and its mighty HO660 V6 engine. Everyone, I guess)
  5. It was most definitely an owner installed 'upgrade, as the ratchet adjuster has either broken or stripped out. I don't know if they used nylon gears or not but they were obviously toast within 3 or 4 years. I didn't mean to infer that it was a factory piece. Besides who would used something like balsa wood in a production car...oops! (yeah, I know. Porsche did, too in the shift knob on the Carrera GT)
  6. It came from actually driving one. A good friend of mine had a smogged down 454 (73/74?). Although it offered a ton of low end torque, not only did it wheeze and stumble above 4 grand, but no two body panels seemed to occupy the desire to travel in the same direction at any one time. I found the interior on a Bricklin SV1 better laid out, although not much better put together. That lasted way beyond the C3 years. The self destructive tendencies of (especially early) C4s tell their own tale and are why their rarity is likely to mirror that of similar year Camaros and Firebirds. And about that time Car & Driver did a report on a long term Corvette. Their loving name for their money pit? The Plastic Pig. But then again I drove a 308 GTS about the same time and found it amusing that the seat back was being held up by a 2x4 piece of wood. Italian engineering at its finest.
  7. I hope that you're making up the % of manual number. I'd hate to think that 's the direction Americas favorite plastic pig is going. I would love to know the percentages of Mustangs, and Camaros are three pedal cars. It's rare to see a manual Challenger, but I've seen and driven a few. With Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini and all of the exotic builders going automatic only...I miss the Viper.
  8. Really interested in what the track version of this is going to be.
  9. But it worked so well in the back seat of a Festiva!!! https://autoweek.com/article/car-life/jay-leno-shows-his-sho-powered-ford-festiva
  10. Ger ready for the new Shelby Garden Snake, and sign up for the new MCA soccer mom division... https://www.motor1.com/news/307715/ford-mustang-non-electric-crossovers/
  11. Wondering if there are complaints about the front end plowing in corners?😂
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