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EEC-IV Adaptive Control. Your best friend or your worst nightmare?
Welcome to the wonderful world of EEC electronics! (pronounced "EEK") This is the first in a series of articles here on The Mustang Works dealing with the EEC. We will be discussing various aspects of the EEC in a Mustang. By understanding how the EEC controls the engine, hopefully you'll get a better idea of why some changes to your engine may or may not perform as you expected. Through a series of articles, we will go through major sections of the EEC and how they work with common aftermarke...
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Which is the most performance restrictive aspect of a stock 87-95 5.0?
The Stock Heads (E7TE's).
Result: 37%
The Stock Intake.
Result: 14%
Stock cam or someother components (TB, MAF, PCM, etc.).
Result: 3%
Both the Stock Heads and Intake suck the same, changing one with out the other is useless to you.
Result: 47%

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[03/19/2007] Ford Mustang FR500 to race in Europe


The world''s most popular "pony car," the Ford Mustang may soon make its European road racing debut. Ford Racing Technology confirmed today that it has begun the process of homologation of both its Mustang FR500C and FR500GT race cars for FIA competition.

The Mustang FR500C, a championship-winning entry in the U.S.-based, Grand Am KONI Challenge Series, is being homologated for FIA GT4 competition, while the new Mustang FR500GT, which has not been in competition yet, is being homologated for FIA GT3 competition.

"Mustang has been a winner, both on the track and in the marketplace since it made its debut in 1964," said Dan Davis, director of Ford Racing Technology. "We have always said that Mustang was ''born to race,'' and it has been a championship-winning car for Ford in such places as IMSA, SCCA, NHRA and now Grand-Am."

The Mustang FR500C just started its third year of competition in the KONI Challenge Series, where it has already captured seven wins and the 2005 championship. Fourteen Mustang FR500C race cars lined up on the grid in the 2007 season-opening race at Daytona.

"With that kind of success, we''re excited about the prospect of both our Mustang FR500 race cars being approved for FIA GT competition," said Davis. "Based on interest we''ve seen from teams in Europe, we see this as an excellent commercial business opportunity to sell additional complete, ready-to-race Mustangs."

The Ford Mustang is, and always has been, a uniquely American product that has worldwide appeal, and it has a proven racing heritage that makes it even more attractive to teams and race fans.

Davis emphasized that the homologation of the two Mustang products is a Ford Racing North America project, although Ford''s European racing operations, led by Jost Capito, are aware of, and support, the program.

"Much like our successful Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series program, we see this as purely a customer program for private teams that want to race competitive Mustangs," said Davis, who noted that this is not a first step for Ford to go "factory" road racing in Europe. "The success of the Mustang FR500C has shown that we can design and build ready-to-win race cars for customers."

The homologation process is being handled by Ford Racing Technology''s partner in the Mustang FR500 race cars project, Multimatic Motorsports of Canada. Multimatic currently has versions of each of the cars in Europe undergoing thorough testing, with a goal of final sign-off by the FIA in April.

Information on the two Mustang FR500 race cars follows.

FR500C – "Boy Racer"

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The popularity of road racing at a grassroots level has soared in the last few years and to the Ford enthusiast few vehicles make better racecars than Mustangs. For those enthusiasts looking to take their first step into professional road racing, Ford Racing has your needs met with the new 2005 Mustang FR500C.

The FR500C features the following …

Ford Racing designed body, which has been seam welded, and Grand-Am approved roll cage that includes all the attachment points and enclosures specifically for racing. Ford Racing 5.0L "Cammer R50" engine, which is mounted to a unique Tremec T56 transmission. Ford Racing brake and suspension upgrades PRICE -- $125,000

Engine

  • 5.0L "Cammer R50"

Fuel Cell

  • Custom dual dry break fuel cell (20 gallons)

Wheels

  • Front – Fiske 18 x 10.0"
  • Rear – Fiske 18 x 10.0"

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase – 107.1"
  • Front Track – 62.8"
  • Rear Track – 63.0"
  • Dry Weight – 3100lbs.

Driveline

  • T56 six-speed transmission
  • Supercharged Cobra clutch kit

Brakes

  • Front – Brembo four piston
  • Rear – Ford Mustang (stock)
  • Master Cylinder – Ford Mustang (stock)
  • ABS – Ford Mustang (stock)

Front Suspension

  • Dynamic Suspensions – inverted struts
  • Three-way adjustable – high / low speed compression rebound
  • Ride height adjustable coil over
  • Urethane bushings
  • Adjustable anti-roll bar

Rear Suspension

  • Dynamic Suspensions – coil over dampers Three-way adjustable – high / low speed compression rebound Ride height adjustable Three-link with panhard bar Urethane bushings

Ancillaries

  • C&R aluminum radiator with integrated oil cooler Ford Racing Performance Parts harness Ford Racing Performance Parts exhaust system Ford Racing Performance Parts high flow intake system

FR500GT – "Man Racer"

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Encouraged by the first-year dominance of its 420-horsepower stock Mustang race car in the Grand-Am Koni Challenge Series Ford Motor Company has developed what it describes as the ultimate Mustang showroom stock race car. Code-named "Man Racer," the new 550-horsepower Mustang follows on the heels of the highly successful FR500C, also known as the "Boy Racer."

"Man Racer represents the reincarnation of the Trans-Am Mustang from the 70s, which was the most powerful showroom-looking pony car at the time," said Dan Davis, director, Ford Racing Technology. "This car has amazing output from a normally aspirated engine, and the chassis is specially tuned for high-speed performance and handling."

This concept racer is outfitted with Ford Racing Performance Parts and was featured in the October issue of Car and Driver magazine.

Engine

  • 525-plus horsepower Ford Racing Modular 5.0L V8 (Dry Sump)

Fuel Cell

  • ATL custom 22-gallon – dual dry break

Wheels

  • Front – BBS (three-piece) 18 x 11.0"
  • Front tire – Pirelli 305/660-18
  • Rear – BBS (three-piece) 18 x 12.0"
  • Rear tire – Pirelli 305/680-18

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase – 107.1"
  • Front Track – 74.0"
  • Rear Track – 75.0"
  • Dry Weight – 3100lbs.

Driveline

  • Hollinger RD6-s six-speed sequential
  • Adjustable ratio gearbox mounted onto a T56 bell housing
  • QuarterMaster 5.5" triple plate metallic disc clutch
  • Ford 8.8" full floater rear axle

Brakes

  • Front – AP Racing two-piece six pot calipers
  • Front – AP Racing 378mm diameter x 32mm thick floating rotors
  • Rear – AP Racing two-piece four pot calipers
  • Front – AP Racing 330mm diameter x 27mm thick two-piece rotors
  • Master Cylinder – AP Hung Pedal Package w/ separate adjustable master cylinders

Front Suspension

  • Dynamic Suspensions – inverted struts
  • Three-way adjustable – high / low speed compression rebound
  • Ride height adjustable coil over
  • Adjustable caster / camber plate
  • Urethane bushings
  • Adjustable anti-roll bar

Rear Suspension

  • Dynamic Suspensions – coil over dampers
  • Three-way adjustable – high / low speed compression rebound
  • Ride height adjustable coil over
  • Three-link with panhard bar
  • Urethane bushings

Ancillaries

  • C&R aluminum radiator with integrated oil cooler
  • Ford Racing Performance Parts harness
  • Ford Racing Performance Parts high flow intake system

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