Ford Motor Company is once again giving fans and potential customers in 17 cities across America a chance to get behind the wheel of its latest products, with its third EcoBoost Challenge consumer drive tour launching next month. EcoBoost Challenge will provide five unique drive experiences in Ford products. This year, participants will have an opportunity to win an EcoBoost-powered 2015 Ford Edge.
From 1987 to 1990, Animal Jim’s 666-inch A/R Ford Hemi Boss that was called Damien, was all wrong for Jim’s purpose, which was running with a nitrous NOS Fogger power adder. In ‘90 and ‘91 Pro Modified, Damien was one of three engines that powered his Rick Jones Pro Mod Probe. Find out how Animal Jim made Damien work.
JE Pistons, a leader in high-performance forged and billet racing pistons, has redesigned and expanded its product offering for the Ford Modular 4.6L and 5.4L engines along with releasing new part numbers for the Ford Modular Coyote 5.0L. These new JE Pistons utilize a dedicated 2618 alloy Forged Side Relief (FSR) forging that was specifically designed for high horsepower modular engines.
PRW Industries, a manufacturer of high performance engine components, has announced three new valve covers for Ford FE applications, model years 1958-’76 and for engines 332, 352, 390-428. The incredible ability to withstand the harsh elements of racing makes these the perfect solution for street rod and racing applications.
After you watch the video, check out our story on what makes the Ford Model B engine so great.
It was known as the Model B engine and was produced for only four years beginning in 1932. Sporting only four cylinders, it was basically an upgrade of the earlier Model A powerplant. The “B” engine sported an impressive 200 cubic inches of displacement. Its compression ratio was a super-low 4.9-1. The paltry 50 horses it produced came at about 2,200 RPMs. The engine certainly didn’t appear likely to be a candidate for upgrading, but that wouldn’t be the case.
Ford produced the FE series engines for almost 20 years and in this time period, this series of engine gained quite a following. After researching the FE, I was intrigued about its internal workings. I had always heard about and seen some of the more popular FE engines such as the 390, 427 and 428 but never had a chance to dive into one – until now.
The biggest question heard from customers is, “Why did Ford replace the 7.3L with the 6.0L?” There are good reasons as to why the 7.3L Power Stroke had to be removed from service and these reasons brought about many changes in the Power Stroke platform.
Babcox tech editor Larry Carley had the opportunity to test drive the 2015 Mustang GT as well as the new Ecoboost 2.3L four-cylinder Mustang at the Autobahn race track in Joliet, Illinois recently. Ford provided the pair of Mustangs as part of the Midwest Automotive Media Assn. fall rally.
For a car designer, the chance to reimagine an icon like Ford Mustang is always exciting. Doing this for the famous Ford performance car’s 50th anniversary is the opportunity of a lifetime.
Wiseco, a high-performance piston maker established in 1941, is launching a new range of diesel pistons for Dodge Cummins, GM Duramax and Ford Power Stroke engines.
The Pro-Billet Y-Block Distributor, PN 83831, is built around a CNC-machined billet aluminum housing that is fit with a sealed ball bearing guide for stability and endurance.