FlowForm is a unique casting and forming process that results in a wheel that is similar in strength to that of a forged wheel. The wheel is low pressure cast in aluminum and is rapidly cooled to enhance its elastic strength and durability. The cast wheel is then placed in a special flow forming tool where rollers press against the barrel to pull the rim into its final width and shape. This “stretching” process improves the grain structure of the aluminum making the wheel much stronger and lighter than a standard cast aluminum wheel.
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Over the past few years, the Ford Mustang has created quite a buzz at the SEMA Show, held every November in Las Vegas. This year is no different, as Ford Motor Company is set to rock the halls with a barrage of 2015 Mustangs. Ford has worked with top builders including Galpin Auto Sports, Petty’s Garage, MRT, Watson Racing and many others, to showcase over a dozen custom Mustangs in its 20,000-square-foot booth at Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 4-7, with even more new pony cars on display around the show floor.
This 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, is another incredible treasure from the Wellborn Musclecar Museum in Alexander City, Alabama. According to renowned Boss 429 specialist Ed Meyer, this well-documented 4,770-mile example is one of the top most original 1970 Boss 429 Mustangs in existence, and one of the most unique. The 1970 Boss 429’s defining elements are well known to enthusiasts.
The Kar Kraft-installed, forward-mounted engine is the 820-A version with unique aluminum semi-hemi cylinder heads and Ram Air intake, solid lifter cam, rev limiter, a more efficient cooling fan and modifications to the fuel-emission system.
Making Ford vehicles available to global consumers supports thousands of jobs across the United States. The all-new 2015 Mustang is supported by U.S. suppliers in 25 states. In 2013, Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, the car’s production home, celebrated the 1 millionth Mustang built there. The facility has approximately 3,000 employees working two shifts at full capacity to produce Mustang and Fusion. In addition, 100 jobs at the Port of Portland have now been added to support Ford exports bound for Asia Pacific and other markets.
Ford’s award-winning EcoBoost® engine lineup not only has great EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings, it is also becoming a favorite family of engines in the performance tuning community.
From the infancy of the automobile, tinkerers have always chased more power by removing original components and replacing them with expensive aftermarket parts. This can lead to added performance, but at a cost to fuel efficiency, durability or driving comfort most owners would never accept.
In 2013, HRE brought its first cast performance wheels to market under the FlowForm name with the FF01 design, modeled after the iconic P40SC. HRE is back this year with an all-new design for the FlowForm lineup named the FF15.
The FlowForm FF15 and FF01 are created using a high-tech cast flow-forming process providing a level of precision, strength and attention to detail expected of an HRE. The multi-spoke FF15 comes in ready-to-mount sizes for specific makes and models. The wheels are all engineered and tested to the same standards of HRE’s forged products and carry TUV certification for sale in Europe and JWL/VIA certification for sale in Japan.
One of Three “Eleanor” Version “Gone in 60 Seconds” will be Present on Mecum Auctions in Austin, Texas
Mecum Auctions will debut its first Austin, Texas, collector car auction at the Austin Convention Center Dec. 12-13 when an estimated 600 collector cars will cross the auction block. The consignment list of cars includes an excellent selection of American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, Resto Mods and more.
The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators with general admission tickets available at the gate for $20 per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Bidder registration is $100 and includes admission for two for both auction days. Doors open each day at 8 a.m. with the auction beginning at 10 a.m. Portions of the Mecum Austin Auction will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network with a live stream of the entire auction presented at Mecum.com.
The Rocket’s design is unmistakably inspired by specialty pony cars of the 1960’s and early 1970’s including the 1968 Shelby GT500. Anchored by an imposing hexagonal carbon fiber grill—which is split by a polished aluminum bar and wild horse running across the horizon reminiscent of the ’60’s Mustangs—the Rocket’s lines emanate from the front, through the long hood, over a set of sculptured flared fenders and converge on its integrated rear spoiler, belying the car’s extreme power and refined athleticism.