Drive Type: auto none
Hastings, Nebraska, United States
this is a really nice 1990 ssp expatrol car mustang drag car. fresh paint, 10-12 point chrome moly roll cage, nhra certified till the end of this season and passed with no issues, think its good till 8.50, ladder bar suspension, duel adj. strange rear coilovers, single adj strange front struts, maximum motorsports camber/caster plates, bumpsteer, m/m tubular k menber and ontrol arms, manual rack and pinion, manual brake conversion, wilwood brakes at all 4 corners, large frontrange aluminum driveshaft, mark williams yokes, wheelie wheels c/m, weld 15x12 rears with 14.5x29x15 hoosier quick time pros, comes with matching weld front runners(not the wheels on car in pics. it has a complete aeromotive fuel system with the a1000 pump, filters regulators and return line, fuel cell, i ran e85 on my engine, msd digital 7 and coil, morososo switch panel, fluiddyne radiator and ele fan, florida 5.0 gauge cluster, trans temp gauge, built 8.8, moser gun drilled 35 spline axles, c clip eleminators, moser spool, cover support, has carbion fiber proratchet shifter, carbon fiber hood and harwood deck lid, manual windows n locks this car ran 9.70 at kearney raceway park on a hot day with my 696hp sbf all engine no power adders with a c4 and no trans brake, 1.41 60 foot times at 137mph, car goes straight and drives nice, will come with everything to bolt in your engine and trans and pass tech with no issues. this car also has beefed up torq boxes cause it could be switched back to a stock suspension car, has up to date belts and window net too.
will consider trades, campers, boats, hot rods, street cars, any brand
also have the fresh dynamic mighty mite c4 with probell, 8" 5500 stall to sell seperate
The 18th-annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance took place this past weekend, and in one of the show's biggest years yet (bringing in more than 25,000 spectators and attracting more than 300 vehicles), two powerhouses ended up winning the judges' hearts. The top Concours d'Elegance award went to a 1936 Duesenberg SJN, while the Concours de Sport went to one of the celebrated marques, a 1968 Ford GT40.
Owned by Helen and Jack Nethercutt of Sylmar, CA, this flawless Duesy is described as "one of the most powerful open cars of the 1930s," and it displays design cues of the era like rolled fenders and a tapered rear end. The SJN's supercharged straight-eight allowed it to accelerate to 100 miles per hour in just 17 seconds - surely not a disappointing feat for its day.
On a much different level of performance and timelessness, this Gulf-livery GT40 from the Rocky Mountain Auto Collection is not outdone by the elegance of the big Duesenberg thanks to some well-documented racing history. This not only includes winning at LeMans in both 1968 and 1969 - Chassis No. 1075 also managed to win a total of six times in just 11 races.
Time for everyone to feign surprise - Ford has just announced that it has the increased horsepower and torque levels of its 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 engine for 2015. As you'd expect, the Blue Oval is claiming class-leading figures of 440 hp (up from 400) and 860 pound-feet (up from 800), and that's enough to enable Ford's F-450 Super Duty model to tow as much as 31,200 pounds, which, again, the automaker claims is class leading.
Now, it should be noted that the max rating quoted above is achieved with the Ford F-450. The 2015 F-350, which is perhaps a better comparison to the Ram 3500 HD pickup that claimed the towing crown in 2013 at an even 30,000 pounds, is capped at 26,500 pounds, either with a gooseneck or when towing a fifth-wheel trailer. In any case, it's going to take a load the size of Godzilla to make any of the current crop of fullsize heavy-duty pickup trucks break into a sweat. For those keeping track, Chevy rates its 2015 Silverado HD at a maximum of 23,200 pounds.
Ford's newfound pulling power comes courtesy of a larger turbocharger for its in-house Power Stroke engine, new fuel injector tips and, we'd assume, retuned computer controls. Besides the engine enhancements, the F-350 gets a wider front track for 2015 and new front springs, while the F-450 gains commercial-grade 19.5-inch wheels and tires, new rear U-joints, leaf springs, stabilizer bars and shocks. The steering and brake systems have also been upgraded.
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.
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.