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Old 04-12-2019, 09:28 AM   #16696  
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1 of 26 428 Ram Air 4-speed convertible Mustangs built by Ford in 1969. Formerly owned by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top

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The only 1970 Hemi Challenger R/T with a Sunroof.
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:47 PM   #16704  
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I've seen this issue on a number of 1967 and 1968 Shelby GT Mustangs: the power steering hoses hang down. Obviously that is not the way they left the factory. And now I know why they look like that.



There is a special clamp that is used to hold them in place. That clamp is missing from the 3 cars above and all others with the PS hoses hanging down.
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The front spoiler was not a factory option on this car. It's from the Eliminator. And IMO, it doesn't look good. Wrong wheels too





No spoiler and the correct wheels
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:48 PM   #16709  
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All the car manufacturers, during the muscle car era intentionally rated their engines with a lower horsepower than what the engines actually produced. This was to position their car in a specific class of either Stock or Super Stock within the NHRA. In the early days (1961 - 1965) it worked. But then the NHRA got wise and began refactoring the engines/cars to reflect their actual performance.

Is that what Ford did with it's 428 Cobra Jet? 335 HP seems a bit on the low side. But in this case Ford wasn't playing games like the other car companies continued to do. Ford did something that no one else had done. They used the NET horsepower - engine installed in the car with air cleaner, alternator, factory cast iron exhaust manifolds, factory exhaust system. This method of HP rating would become standard in 1972.

Take the 428 CJ out of the car, stick it on a dyno with no air cleaner, no alternator, tube headers and the gross HP was 415.
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This is the sketch that Ford designer Gene Halderman made that would become Fordís most famous postwar model.
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