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.
AmericanMuscle customer Mike Smith brought his 2015 Mustang GT into our studio to turn his S550 into one sick ‘stang! While the new S550 chassis is an incredible platform for America’s pony car, there is always room for improvement and Mike is looking to make the most out of his 2015.
Mike had owned a 25th Anniversary Fox Body, but had to sell it do to living in the Northeast and having a young family. Ever since he sold it 16 years ago, Mike has been itching to get into another Mustang; the itch only got worse with the 2014′s, but as soon as he saw the new 2015 it was love at first site. In a poetic turn of events, Mike found himself behind the wheel of a black 2015 GT 50th Anniversary Package.
Put down your J.C. Whitney catalog and have a look what’s coming soon from Ford Racing. The 2016 Ford Mustang Boss 302S! At least that’s my best guess after seeing the recent addition to the Ford Racing performance parts catalog. Even though Ford has not revealed official naming and information is severely limited, the brief description does say that a factory-built, road-racing Mustang will be available during the first quarter of 2016 with a starting price of $89,995.
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.
Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), launched the first global Shelby GT muscle car, which is based on the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang GT. One of the most popular cars in Shelby history the 627 HP 2015 Shelby GT was unveiled at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in Ford Motor Company’s booth. Shelby is now taking orders with delivery of cars planned for the beginning of the second quarter of 2015.
Auctions America is delighted to announce it will lift the gavel on the unique and historically important 1964½ Ford Mustang III Factory Prototype, affectionately known as the “Shorty” Mustang, when its highly anticipated Fort Lauderdale sale returns to South Florida, March 27-29, 2015.
Recognized by Ford Motor Company as an original factory prototype, the Mustang III was a one-of-a-kind design study built at Ford’s request by the famed Dearborn Steel Tubing Company. The car began with a prototype Mustang chassis, shortened by 16 inches and outfitted with a custom-built 302-cubic-inch V-8 with three dual-barrel carburetors. The special two-passenger fastback coupe body was penned by freelance designer, Vince Gardner, well-known for his custom creations during the 1950s and 60s.