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  1. Ford Mustang GTO? Fordrarri? TestaFordsa? Ferrari-Engined '68 Mustang

    It turns out that dropping a Chevy LS into a classic Ford Mustang isn't the most sacrilegious engine swap around. We've found one that will have the heads of both automakers spinning in their graves. It's a 1968 Ford Mustang with an Italian heart. A Ferrari V8. American Legends is a...
  2. 1966 V8 daily driver?

    Classic Talk
    Hi guys, I need some advice. I'm in the market for buying a '66 289 V8 and using it as a daily driver. I'm also aiming to keep it running a few years and sell it in the end when I move back to the UK. I live in Carlsbad, CA and would be driving max 15 miles a day (5.5 to work, 5.5 back, added...
  3. What is a thermactor and should I remove it?

    Classic Tech
    Hello. I'm in the process of resto-modding my 1965 Mustang coupe, and I think it may have a thermactor but I'm not sure. So I have some questions. 1. What is a thermactor? 2. How do I tell if I have one? 3. Are there any benefits to removing it? Does it effect horsepower? Here are 2 pictures...
  4. Bought a 1966 Mustang in Orange County. I May Be Crazy.

    Classic Tech
    Hello, I'm Adam and I bought a 1966 coupe this morning. It's a LOT rougher around the edges than I wanted, but I get impulsive when I'm excited. Plus, it was in my budget... although, after all the work it needs, a nicer specimen might have been a better route to go. I was initially pretty...
  5. Will 2011 GT without CA emissions pass a smog test?

    2011 - 2014 Mustang GT Tech
    Hi, I'm looking at buying a used 2011-2012 Mustang GT possibly online. This would mean that I would possibly get a non-CA emissions approved vehicle. I know if it doesn't have the sticker it has to have at least 7500 miles on it for CA to consider it a used car. Once it's past that mark...
  6. New California Black Plates to become available

    Classic Tech
    Saw this and thought it might be of interest to the Ca residents on the forum. Back-seat Driver: DMV to produce 'retro' license plates -- if 7,500 motorists want them - Back-seat Driver - The Sacramento Bee Not sure how the numbering system will work though. Good Luck and be safe Ron
  7. CA legal cold air intake: suggestions?

    5.0L Talk
    Can anyone recommend a cold air intake (filter + tube arm) that is CA legal? And not too spendy? Thanks! Trying to pass the damn visual smog test . . . To see if i can even pass the real smog test n
  8. Hello from Primeonly27

    Hello Mustang Fans! I am a gear head that also runs an online electronics business in California. Is their any place for people that are not per say auto parts vendors just normal folk that have a single item at a really great price like several cases of oil filters Fram Ph8a that fit most...
  9. dead givaways for 351 swap in a fox

    5.0L Tech
    my block cracked in my mustang so im thinkin 351 with my trick flow heads would be bad ass since i live in California it needs to pass smog ,but how would a smog checker know i have a 351 vs my 302 its just a taller deck height do they check casting numbers or something, maby if i got a ford...
  10. 2003 Mustang GT tire suggestions?

    Wheels and Tires
    I'm looking to replace my back tires soon and I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions of good and affordable tires for a 2003 Mustang GT? I'm willing to sacrifice speed for traction if that helps any. Also, I'm in southern CA, so something that does well in the West Coast heat would...
  11. 2011 Mustang GT California Legal Mods List?

    2011 - 2014 Mustang GT Tech
    Ladies, Gents: Is there a compiled listing of 2011 Mustang GT parts that have received California's approval? Have any aftermarket folks pursued that approval yet? I'm currently stationed in Nevada and expect to be reassigned to SoCal in 2013. Sure would like my car to be CA legal when I...
  12. 2010 Commanding General's Car & Bike Show - Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base, CA

    West Coast
    2010 Commanding General's Car & Bike Show - Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base, CA Enter in our 2nd Annual Commanding General’s Car & Bike Show! Location: Aboard the MCAGCC Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base (1 hour N...
  13. 351 efi swap smog legal in california

    5.0L Tech
    ok thinking about selling the vortech and cobra motor in the stang and eaither doing a 347 with h/c/i or being bad ass and stroking out a 351 to a 408 and h/c/i it has to be efi and for sure needs to be smog legal in california if i cant smog a 351/408 i will go the 302/347 route
  14. Painted Brake Calipers w/ 2011 Mustang GT/CS 19" Wheels

    2011-2014 Mustang Talk
    I'm considering painting my brake calipers red on my new 2011 GT/CS (black). I'm interested in hearing your opion on how this will look. Also, I'd appreciate any pics of red calipers on the 19" Argent Painted Machined-Aluminum wheels that come with the california package. Thanks. :kooky:
  15. California Premium Package - interior restriction

    2011-2014 Mustang Talk
    So I was disappointed to learn today that the California Premium Package only offers leather interior in charcoal. As I began placing my order together to get my car right from the factory, the look I wanted was black exterior with beige/tan leather interior. (This may seem a bit too 1980’s...
  16. 1966 Mustang from Southern California, any other locals here?

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum, although I've had my baby for 7 years. Any other Los Angeles or southern California folks here? I've been considering joining the South Bay Mustang Owners club, let me know if you're a member! -Samantha
  17. living in california....

    4.6L Talk
    is a pain in the ass for modding my mustang. so, I live in california as you may have noticed already. i wanted to add some catted x-pipe to my 02 gt but apparently i cant because of the laws. anybody from california who could help me out? what i mean is maybe there is a catted x-pipe that is...
  18. Gear installs in the bay area (california)

    5.0L Talk
    any one know of a place to get my 2.73s upgraded to 3.73s in California (bay area)how much and how good of service did they have thanks
  19. 1992 Mustang Emissions/Evap system

    5.0L Talk
    I have to smog my car in about two months and I'm a little worried. When I bought the car it had an evap leak and did not pass, I fixed the leak and the car passed but the HC raised by around 30ppm and was 12ppm away from failing. My question is, can I plug the line between the carbon canister...
  20. 1970 Mach 1 Mustang Owner in Northern California

    Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Tom and I live in Northern California. I have owned my 1970 Mustang Mach 1 since 1984. It was my first car in high school. I bought it with money I saved up pumping gas after school and on weekends. The car has...