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  1. News
    Ford has introduced the latest Ford GT Heritage Edition, inspired by the 1966 Daytona 24 Hour Continental-winning GT40. A car you might recognize from last year’s Ford v Ferrari. The GT will wear Ken Miles’ number 98, the paint on which has been ghosted to highlight the carbon fiber door...
  2. News
    Ford took to Twitter recently to unveil a new graphics package and some new colors for its mid-engine supercar, the GT. A gif shows the car in red, white, and blue, though we expect that was more a nod to the Fourth of July than it was an exhaustive list of coming colors. Either way, the gif...
  3. News
    Ford Performance is a very well run operation and yesterday they shared some very good pictures. Thought to be among the earliest design sketches in existence, they were apparently drawn 57 years and one day ago. what Ford Performance’s twitter account suggests[/URL] , at any rate, and...
  4. Classic Talk
    As Ford vs. Ferrari approaches, the press tour begins. Naturally, Matt Damon took a 289 Cobra to visit Jay Leno and talk about the movie and reveal a few details. As someone who knew Carroll Shelby, Leno is especially well placed to judge Damon's portrayal of the story's central character. And...
  5. Classic Talk
    SEMA is kind of like the cat walk at Paris Fashion Week. The designs are so ridiculous that they’re meant more as statements of intent than actual products you would take home. But sometimes, a design is actually just right, as is the case with this Roush Mustang. Headed for SEMA, it’s the...
  6. Classic Talk
    Am I going to go see Ford v. Ferrari on opening weekend? Yes. Is there anything short of the revelation that Le Mans is a subplot and this is actually a movie about chicken farming that would me from going to see the movie? No. So what exactly is the point of this trailer? Porn. The latest...
  7. News
    Ford is planning on sharing some big, GT-related news for America’s birthday. On Friday, the company said that it would be making “a special Ford GT supercar announcement” during a dedicated press conference at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 4th. While that’s the correct date, it’s...
  8. Classic Talk
    Hollywood’s take on the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans has gotten its first trailer and it looks pretty great. Ford v Ferrari stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale as Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles as they build the GT40. The film’s first trailer focuses largely on the two characters as Shelby tries to...
  9. News
    Nostalgia is a powerful thing. But like any powerful tool, it needs to be wielded carefully. That’s what Ford found out when it decided to name an electric crossover after one of the most memorable Mustangs of all time. Turns out they haven’t learned their lesson. Speaking at a Crain’s Detroit...
  10. News
    The Ford GT is a wonderful thing. A barely concealed race car on the road that helped Ford get a class win at Le Mans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GT40’s first Le Mans win. It has earned adoration for almost every aspect of its construction.  Almost.  While everyone concedes that...
  11. News
    Fifty years ago Ford was fresh off two consecutive victories at Le Mans, and looking for a third. They would not be denied.  The victory eventually went to the number 9 John Wyer Automotive Engineering GT40 of Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi. Moreover, the next year, the same car, chassis...
  12. News
    The story of how the Ford GT40 (eventually) beat Ferrari at Le Mans is getting the Hollywood treatment and Variety reports that Matt Damon and Christian Bale count among its stars. The film is reportedly focused on the effort of Shelby and test driver Ken Miles, who were handed the project...
  13. Classic Talk
    Two very special Fords will be up for auction at Gooding & Company's Amelia Island event this year. The very last Ford GT40 Mk. IV and a very original and 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra. This Mark IV made it to Le Mans twice, but its tires never turned in anger on le Circuit de la Sarthe. This was...
  14. News
    Sometimes supercars are about more than going fast. Sometimes, they’re all about taking a very, very long time. Such is the case when you’re asked to clean a Ford GT for the first time. As if that wasn't special enough, this is more than just any Ford GT. This is Barry Meguiar’s Ford GT. Of...
  15. 5.0L Tech
    Hi. I just bought a 95 GTS for 1k about a week ago and was wondering if I did a full GT-40 swap heads and intake what kind of realistic HP I could possibly see. My car is completely stock and I see a lot of gt40 explorers in my local junkyards.They have half sales like crazy and i can walk away...
  16. 5.0L Tech
    A few questions in one here. First, if I were to install a GT40 upper and lower intake manifold on my stock 302 would the GT40 heads also be necessary or can it be a standalone modification? And second, what years of the Explorer had the intake manifold/head setup in question? Thanks all.
  17. 5.0L Tech
    I recently installed trickflow twisted wedge cylinder heads with scorpion 1.6 roller rockers (those suckers are huge!) and I had to get taller valve covers, so I also bought a 1" spacer for the GT40 explorer intake I also bought (non tubular), but I am still having a problem getting it to clear...
  18. 5.0L Tech
    first time doing a 331 stroker, I have gt40p heads wondering how well it would run with getting those ported along with the cobra intake. also whats the best injectors to run with that setup 24lbs? thanks.
  19. Introductions
    I got a 93 lx i bought about a month ago 5.0 5 speed. i got a motor i built for it with a block out of a 90 mustang that's been bored .040 over with gt 40 heads and intake off a early 97 explorer with a what i was told is a trickflow stage one cam. i got the motor in and it runs great with...
  20. 5.0L Tech
    im swapping my stock intake manifolds (upper and lower) with gt40 upper and lower and i noticed the stock lower has some hoses that dont seem to have a place on the gt40 lower. i know lots of you guys have done this swap so i was wondering what you guys did with this? im guessing you just...
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