1927 Ford Model T Roadster Hot Rod Project on 2040cars
Wyoming, Michigan, United States
This is a 1927 Ford Model T Roadster project. It is a new fiberglass body, both doors and trunk open, it is larger in width, height and length for more passenger area. Aluminum windshield stantions. No hood or grille. Brand new crate Quad 4 engine purchased from GM, it has never been run, comes with computer and wiring harness, has cast exhaust manifold, also has flange to make a header. Has had all work done to convert to rear drive including a new Tilton hydraulic throw out bearing, and a used 4 speed S-10 transmission. The frame is built from rectangular tube, with a new drop front axle, spindles, spring, hair pins, friction shocks, etc. The rear end is a Chrysler product that has all new brake parts installed. Rear coil over shocks with panhard bar and four bar. Has new brake and clutch master cylinders. Steering gear is a Schroeder cowl steering that has been rebuilt by Schroeder. New Wilwood front disc brakes. New 1950 Pontiac tail lights. 2 Kirkey aluminum seats with covers, one cover will have to be altered to fit. New steel wheels and radial tires. Comes with new custom aluminum gas tank with GM pump installed, new aluminum radiator, new headlights,new gauges and senders. Factory GM service manuals. No warranty or guarantees. Local pick up or I will load on shipping company truck, but buyer must arrange shipping.
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:29:00 EST
Does the car above, posing fancifully in white, look familiar? Well, it should. Although it wears Mondeo badges in the form you see above for the Chinese market - as it does in Europe - the car is basically the same thing sold in the US as the Ford Fusion. Of course, it's what's under that shapely skin that counts.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:57:00 EST
Ford has chosen the Shanghai Motor Show as the venue with which to unveil its 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. We'd heard about the engine before, but now we have a few performance estimates to share: 133 kW of power (about 178 horsepower) and 240 Nm of torque (about 177 pound-feet).
Those numbers pretty much confirm previous rumors indicating about 177 in each category, and it's right on par with what Ford's own 1.6-liter EcoBoost produces. Ford is claiming best-in-class fuel economy as well, but no specific figures have yet been provided. In any case, we'll surely have all the data soon enough, as the 1.5-liter mill is destined for the US Fusion in 2014.
Let's start with some history: Ford's Dearborn truck plant, part of the company's massive River Rouge complex, was the center of a strike in 1941 that led to Ford signing the first "closed shop" agreement in the industry. The agreement obliged every worker at the plant to be a dues-paying member of the United Auto Workers. In December 2012, however, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation making Michigan a right-to-work state, which outlawed closed shops. The new law gave workers the right to opt out of union membership and stop paying dues even if they were still covered by union activities like collective bargaining. For employees at the Dearborn plant, the right-to-work clauses take effect at the end of their current contract in 2015.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 09:28:00 EST
As a tool-and-die maker at Ford's Dearborn plant for 16 years, Todd Lemire pays dues to the UAW - about two hours' salary per month. However, he's been unhappy with the UAW's support of the Democratic party, and not wanting to wait until next year to be out of the UAW entirely he invoked his Beck Rights, which state that a non-member of a union does not have to pay dues to support non-core activities, such as political spending. But Lemire wasn't happy that Ford still subtracted the total amount of dues, with the UAW reimbursing the difference, so he filed suit with the National Labor Relations Board, feeling that the workaround violates his rights.
Lemire's case is just a week old, so it could be a while before a resolution. Yet, as September 15, 2015 draws near and the right-to-work laws take full effect for Michigan workers - and others wonder whether it could help revitalize the state's manufacturing base - a case like this adds more fuel to the discussion.
The Ford Focus ST and Fiesta ST have created plenty of excitement in the sport compact segment, and Ford is looking to make sure that owners are driving and enjoying their cars to the best of their abilities. As an added bonus for buying one of these sporty hatchbacks, Ford will provide a complimentary ST Octane Academy session to be held at the Miller Motorsports Park in Utah.
Attendees will be responsible for travel and lodging, but Ford will provide the driving school free of charge. Included in this two-day trip, ST owners will get class instruction and driving instruction in prepped Focus ST and Fiesta ST models on the track and autocross course. Some karting action will also be involved as will a tour of Ken Block's Hoonigan Racing headquarters located nearby. If this doesn't sound like enough fun, there is also an optional day of activities that includes some more track time in a Mustang GT and off-road instruction in an F-150 SVT Raptor.
Ford told us that those who have already purchased a Focus ST or Fiesta ST will still be able to attend the performance driving school, but the press release, which is posted below, makes it sound like it applies to original owners only. Ford has yet to announce its schedule for the ST Octane Academy or prices for additional activities or guests.