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I love my 6. With over 300hp stock it's still one of the most powerful motors in a Mustang. The original GT350 was only 306hp. And, GTs can't beat the weight distribution for the corners. I put my first money into cornering. When I bought her I couldn't stand the sloppy corners so I put in some big new sway bars. She corners MUCH better now. I'm glad y'all wrote about what your car can do with a few upgrades.

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Back then, this was a SAE gross figure and not comparable to current hp ratings. The 3.7 probably makes more HP, thought surely less torque.


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Yeah, I know they changed. I was just basically quoting Jay Leno here at about 3:20 into the video:

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Any way you slice it, great V6.

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From what I've read you take anywhere between 15-25% off the table comparing gross vs the newer testing. So that 70s era motor would probably be rated around 230-240hp today. If you took your 3.7l back in time, they'd probably rate it around 380hp. That would probably make all those big block v8 guys pass out lol.
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How it usually works out for me:

"I briefly explained to her how the motor was making more torque since I added the...."
She doesn't care

"Ill never forget the look on my girls faced as the car pulled through first, and went sideways for about 30 feet , into second "
She yells at me for the next 30 min
All my other half did after the surprised look disappeared from her face was make a practical comment. She said " you don't want to keep that up, those tires are expensive" To which I nonchalantly replied , "yes they are" lol.

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I will say it is amazing how engines have improved over the last 15 years....this type of power/reliability and economy is great.

Mud has been smart enough not to do what it's capable of with Mrs Mud within slapping distance.....

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The "point" for me is simply that the car is easy to drive, and does what I want it to do, when I want it to. Shifting gears is nice, to a point. When Im in traffic, or just cruising and listening to the stereo, the automatic is great. Its 2013. Model A Fords are antiques.

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The "point" for me is simply that the car is easy to drive, and does what I want it to do, when I want it to. Shifting gears is nice, to a point. When Im in traffic, or just cruising and listening to the stereo, the automatic is great. Its 2013. Model A Fords are antiques.
AND when you feel like bangin gears, you pull out the procharged beast
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Dark wheels.

Prop rod on a $54,000 car?

I was real tempted to do the red and white, but figured it would be a cop magnet. My blue and black, is more subtle on purpose.

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I'm always "on my game" when I'm in the 500 and using the HP it has but for some reason when I drive the wife's V6 I often underestimate the power of this fine engine and can be surprised when the back shoots sideways when the AT goes into second. Her GTS is a lot of fun ... but I sure wish I could convince her it needs a Procharger!


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