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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, FORD

Rough Start: How About A Two-For-One Special On Mercury Cougars For A Winter Project?

Wake up and smell the burning leaves and pumpkin spice: autumn is closing in fast, and especially for those gearheads who live in climates that are due for some snow sooner than later, now is the...

Rat Poison: The Cyanide Mustang Puts The Power Down With Four Lugs And Extreme Prejudice!

Yes, it’s a notchback Fox Mustang that can howl. There’s tons of them out there, ranging from turbocharged Pinto-powered beasts to the absolutely mental Radial cars we are fond of. But...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Are You Cool With Dealerships Building What The OEMs Won’t?

See that 2017 Ford F-150 regular cab right there? Yeah…with the side pipes, one-off wheels, and a badge that dates back about fifteen years or so? It’s not the work of some dreaming...

Angry Cat: This Mercury Bobcat Made Lots Of Angry Noises At LS Fest 2017!

Seeing Fords swapped with LSX mills at LS Fest isn’t a surprise at all. There’s a whole legion of Fox body Mustangs that appear, nevermind the “other” Fox bodies, trucks, and...

Rough Start: This Suicide-Door Thunderbird Could Be Your Ratty Muscle Car! It’s Even Got Fuel Injection!

The fifth-generation Ford Thunderbird isn’t a loved car. Ok, let’s not sugarcoat this: it’s probably the most ignored version of the T-bird. Even the big-bumper twin to the Lincoln...

Rough Start: This 1969 Ford Torino Is The Budget Musclecar Of Someone’s Dreams!

The other night I got to do a rare thing: interact with a reader not through the forum, or Facebook, or in person…but rather as we were being shot at mercilessly by a ten year old with a major...

Morning Symphony: Running No Matter What Happens In A 900+ Horsepower Ford RS200

Some days, it just isn’t your day. You can have all the training, all the preparation, and all of the tools at your disposal and you’ll still figure out a new and creative method of...

RCR Checks Out The Mercury Marauder, The Taxicab With Attitude!

The Mercury Marauder might have been a copycat idea (see also: 1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS) but it was a decent enough execution of the concept: big motor, body-on-frame sedan, monochromatic look,...

Can’t Blame The Delivery Driver Anymore: Ford And Domino’s Partner Up To Study Autonomous Delivery Vehicles

(Photos: Ford Motor Company) For about six months in 2000, I worked at a Domino’s Pizza in Manitou Springs, Colorado. I learned plenty there: I was great at washing dishes, folding boxes and...

Classic YouTube: Late 1970s Footage Of An SCCA-Prepared 1970 Mustang Mach 1

Home movies are just awesome. It’s odd to say, but I’m young enough that having home movies isn’t that big of a deal to me…in fact, as I’m typing this, I’m in the...

Money No Object: The Big-Block Shelby Daytona Super Coupe Will Return! Six Examples Will Be Produced!

CSX2286 is one of the most important Shelby Daytona Coupes ever made: it is the only Daytona Super Coupe made for LeMans racing, a program that never left the ground. Here’s how the story goes:...

Unhinged: This Ford Explorer-Meets-Jeep Build We Found At Woodward Is Awesome!

It’s been almost four months since the picked carcass that was the Rollover Explorer made it’s way to Causey’s Auto Parts in Bowling Green, and even though we asked nicely to be a...

The Unlikely Hero: Regular Car Reviews The 1994 Ford Taurus SHO

In middle school, I once had a conversation with a kid on the bus about what we wanted for a first car…or, rather, what he wanted as a first car, since my first Camaro had come and gone and I...

Rough Start: Horrible Photos, Great Deal…A Box-Top Fairmont For $800!

The recipe is simple: yank gutless wonder mill out of a featherweight box-top Fairmont, cram in as much turbocharged LS motor as you are willing to fit, add whatever safety equipment you deem is...