Power Brokers:
5.0 Crate Motor
Since the day the new 5.0 was unveiled in the '11 Mustang GT, we've been salivating over the possibility that Ford Racing Performance Parts would release a crate engine version of it, complete with a controller. The wait is over, and as of August 15, the 5.0 retrofit package was available directly from Ford Racing Performance Parts as PN M-6007-M50 for $6,999. Not bad at all for what you get:

By The Numbers
11.0:1 compression ratio
Lightweight aluminum cylinder block features cross-bolted main bearing caps and thick main bearing bulkheads for bottom end strength
Piston-cooling jets, optimized oil drain back and windage control improve high-rpm performance
Deep sump oil pan with 8-quart capacity
Tuned composite intake manifold provides efficient air delivery and weight savings
80mm single bore "drive by wire" throttle-body
Four-valve-per-cylinder aluminum heads with roller-finger followers reduce friction
Includes manual transmission engine harness and flywheel
Vehicle harness and PCM not included, use wiring, PCM, and installation kit M-6017-A504V designed for street rod/project car installation.
Does not include alternator, for alternator kit see M-8600-M50ALT
'11 5.0L Mustang engine cover kit available, see M-9680-M50
Engine mount bosses and bellhousing mount pattern common to 4.6L modular engines.
Direct replacement for '11 Mustangs with engine code BG-397-AA
Engine weight: 444 pounds

With mounts and a bellhousing pattern that are common to the 3V 4.6, who's going to be the first one to drop a 5.0 into their '05-10 Mustang?

Source:
Ford Racing Performance Parts
www.FordRacingParts.com

LS Engine Tech:
March AccesSory Drive
March's Pro-Track LS-1 accessory drive system is a work of art-especially in the black powdercoat shown. It will surely set off any LS engine like a diamond inside a jewel box. OK, we're waxing poetic, but let's face it, when you "pop hood" on cruise night, you want impact, and the Pro-Track delivers. Designed for Corvette, Camaro, and Firebird LS1, LS2, and LS7 engines, the Pro-Track can be used in just about anything, from street rods to muscle cars. We like that it's precision CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and hard coated on high-wear areas for durability. An OEM-style tensioner ensures perfect belt tension and a canister-style power steering pump provides compact hydraulic pressure for power steering.

Kits include: aluminum water pump, alternator, alternator pulley with fan and nose cover, alternator bracket, A/C bracket, Sanden A/C unit, power steering brackets, canister-style power steering pump, power steering pulley with nose cover, OEM-style spring tensioner, crank pulley and balancer hub adapter, idlers, and all mounting hardware. List price is $2,000 (with hub adapter) or $2,195 with fluid dampener.

Source:
March Performance Inc.
888-729-9070
www.MarchPerf.com

Problem Solver:
COMP Cams Hot Rod Oil
Due to government regulations, many of today's oils are missing critical ingredients needed for optimum engine protection. For this reason, engineers at COMP Cams and Endure Performance Lubricants have designed ZDDP-enhanced Muscle Car and Street Rod Engine Oils in 10W-30 and 15W-50 weights. After all, who knows more about how to protect the parts in your engine than the company that has defined engine performance for nearly 35 years?

These new oils are specifically designed to be used in engines that experience extended periods of storage. Both weights use a blended synthetic formula fully approved for use in engines originally equipped with mineral oil. They provide all the benefits of mineral oil without the unwanted extras that lead to rust and corrosion. Designed for regular use, these oils will not create sludge, varnish, or choke internal engine surfaces, and they are compatible with all gaskets and seals. After incorporating three decades of internal engine know-how and extensive testing data, you can be certain that there's nothing better for your muscle car or street rod.

Source:
COMP Cams
800-999-0853
www.COMPCams.com

First-Gen Camaro:
VHX Analog Gauges
The VHX Series draws from Dakota Digital's many years of digital gauge manufacturing and improves upon that with the classic analog styles that are popular right now. Their newest VHX product is designed for first-gen Camaros and Firebirds, with the '69 model including a reproduction dash bezel.

The VHX offers lighted needles, backlit faces, and full character message centers for all displays, and uses solid state sensors and precision stepper motors for accuracy. The '67-68 model attaches directly into the stock instrument pod, while the '69 model includes a new carrier. Systems are available with a blue or red display color and either a satin silver or carbon-fiber-styled face.

CAMARO GAUGES
1967-68: $795
1969: $945
Source:
Dakota Digital
800-593-4160
www.DakotaDigital.com

Made In The USA
American Classic Redlines
Historically, the whitewall tire has been one of the most popular choices on everything from luxurious Cadillacs to muscle cars. As time went by, whitewalls got narrower and even changed color, offering clean looks with the same undeniable style. These days, whitewalls (and even redlines and goldlines!) are still available from Coker Tire, with varying styles, ranging from the wide whitewalls of the '50s, to this new line of thin-line tires from American Classic. The difference in the new line of American Classic tires is the variety of sizes that are available, making them an option for any car enthusiast.

The new tires are steel-belted radials, so it's a step up from the bias-ply tires of yesteryear, but they display the classic styling of a thin whitewall (or your choice of gold or red). Thoroughly developed and built in the USA, the new American Classic tires feature an asymmetrical tread design for optimum performance on wet or dry surfaces, and they are H-rated, which is good for 130 mph. Prices start at $175 each, making classic style easy and affordable. American Classics are available in 14 different sizes, ranging from 15- to 17-inch wheel diameters!

Source:
Coker Tire
800-251-6336
www.CokerTire.com

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