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In November , the Mustang debuted its first major redesign in fifteen years. ( kW) (–), and was mated to a standard 5-speed Mustangs and modify them to meet Australian Design. Thursday, October 11 – Secondary Meet & Greet, pm, Small Gym Tuesday, October 30 – Muddy Muddy Mustangs. Costume Run. The main body of the Dominator seems to be heavily inspired by the fifth generation Ford Mustang, with flared wheel arches, connected to the elevated area that.
This use of common components also shortened the learning curve for assembly and repair workers, while at the same time allowing dealers to pick up the Mustang without also having to invest in additional spare parts inventory to support the new car line. Original sales forecasts projected less thanunits for the first year. The rush into production included some unusual quirks, such as the horn ring bearing the 'Ford Falcon' logo covered by a trim ring with a 'Ford Mustang' logo.
Front and rear end styling was more pronounced, and the "twin cove" instrument panel offered a thicker crash pad, and larger gauges. Hardtop, fastback and convertible body styles continued as before. Around this time, the Mustang was paired with a Mercury variant, called the Cougarwhich used its own styling cues, such as a "prowling cat" logo and hidden quad headlamps.
New safety regulations by the U. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA for included an energy-absorbing steering column and wheel, 4-way emergency flashers, a dual-circuit hydraulic braking system, and softer interior knobs.
The models received revised side scoops, steering wheel, and gasoline caps. Side marker lights were also added that year, and cars built after January 1, included shoulder belts for both front seats on coupes. The restyle "added more heft to the body as width and length again increased.
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Weight went up markedly too. The models featured "quad headlamps" which disappeared to make way for a wider grille and a return to standard headlamps in the models. This switch back to standard headlamps was an attempt to tame the aggressive styling of the model, which some felt was too extreme and hurt sales, but production exceeded the total.
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Additionally, a variety of performance packages were introduced that included the Mach 1the Bossand Boss The two Boss models were to homologate the engines for racing. A fourth model available only as a hardtop, the Grande, saw success starting in with its soft ride, "luxurious" trim, 55 pounds A Sportsroof Sales decline[ edit ] Developed under the watch of S. A displeased Iacocca summed up later: Ford Mustang second generation — Mustang II Lee Iacoccawho had been one of the forces behind the original Mustang, became President of Ford Motor Company in and ordered a smaller, more fuel-efficient Mustang for Initially it was to be based on the Ford Maverickbut ultimately was based on the Ford Pinto subcompact.
First-year sales werecars, compared with the original Mustang's twelve-month sales record ofIacocca wanted the new car, which returned the Mustang to its predecessor in size, shape, and overall styling,  to be finished to a high standard, saying it should be "a little jewel. Performance was reduced, and despite the car's new handling and engineering features the galloping mustang emblem "became a less muscular steed that seemed to be cantering.
This continued through production end in Other transmissions were the RAD 4-speed with unique gearing for all three engines, and the C-3 automatic behind the 2. The coupe was marketed as the "Hardtop" but in fact had a thin "B" pillar and rear quarter windows that did not roll down.
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All Mustangs in this generation did feature frameless door glass, however. The "Ghia" featured a thickly padded vinyl roof and smaller rear quarter windows, giving a more formal look. Hardtop, Hatchback, Mach 1 and Ghia. Changes introduced for included availability of an "MPG" model which had a different rear axle ratio for better fuel economy.
The Mach 1 remained through the life cycle — Other changes in appearance and performance came with a "Cobra II" version in — and a "King Cobra" in of which 4, approx were built. Third generation — [ edit ] — GT — convertible The Mustang was based on the larger Fox platform initially developed for the Ford Fairmont and Mercury Zephyr.
The larger body with an increased wheelbase yielded more interior space for four passengers, especially in the back seat, as well as a larger capacity trunk and a bigger engine bay. See attached pics Thank you Vic, Larry, Jim, and Mick for supporting this years rods and relics car show.
An excellent showing of the variety of different makes and models of cars at this years show that supported the local Reno meals on wheels program. Thank you for all who supported this years event car show Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner May 5, It was a bright and early start for this years Half moon bay dream machines car show as we gathered at IKEA at 5: Some amazing events and cars were at this years show and got to share the time with good friends. Put this one on your radar for next year.
Thank you Bob Seawell for taking lead on this event. Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner and Bob Seawell Several club members and friends gathered at Dave Slayton's house in Paradise California on to celebrate his birthday, barbecue, and unveiling of his Mustang Mach 1.
Thank you again Dave for the invite we all had a wonderful time and look forward to seeing you soon. Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner March 24 was a perfect cruise day with no rain for our Olive Mill tour.
Thank you to Mick Dadisman for taking lead for today's club event. See pics listed below. Thank you again who all participated on Saturday's tour, and thank you Robert Rocha for taking lead for this event.
The cruise winded down for lunch in Williams California at Granzella's restaurant. Good friends, socializing, networking, and gaming last Saturday morning.
A big thank you to Traci Thaler for taking lead for this event. The parade feathered marching bands, clowns, youth groups, horses, antique vehicles, and Santa Claus. Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner Christmas Tree trimming at the California Auto Musuem, and then at annual Christmas Party potluck dinner, with awards and news for the coming year.
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Many street rods, mustangs and every kind of vehicle you could think of was present at this year's cruise fest with over vehicle showed up blocking the streets of Fulton Ave. A big thank you to the Lexus dealership for allowing the Mustangs to line up in front of the dealership. Seven SAMC cars drove down and five came back with awards from the car show. This was an excellent charitable event for a great cause. Thank you all who supported this event. Eleven SAMC cars and guests were in attendance for today's show.
Great company and good friends, had a wonderful day. Thank you Ron for the invite for this amazing yearly event. Well if one Trunk or Treat event wasn't enough, after the Ron Dupratt show the SAMC group headed over to Walmart in Antelope and handed out candy to the massive kids event this evening. Great community event for kids and Family.
Photos courtesy of Doug Kilner It was a chilly October early morning for this years Stockton mustang plus car show. Six SAMC members and guests were in attendance driving down for this event. Thank you Hubert for taking lead for this event.
Quite a few milti Ford car club members were in attendance. Thank you to all who shard a dish, barbecued, donated Rafael prizes, provided DJ service, and participated in this annual event. The event included open pit areas for access to the cars, drivers, lots of vender rows, and a muscle car show was out on the grass strip.