.

the car junkie daily magazine.

.

Category Archive: FORD, Project Cars

The Barra/Granada Swap: A Quick Update About The Progress On This Malaise Restomod

Just because the engine dropped into place like it was designed to be there doesn’t mean that a green-top Ford Barra Six is going to settle into the engine bay of a 1970s Ford Granada easily,...

Introducing Project Phantom: Happiness Is Two Bad Ass Mustangs In The Garage. This Couple Has Got The Horsepower Fever Bad

When Joe Grippo, one of awesome freelance picture takers around here, shows up at the race track with his wheelstanding 1969 Mustang it is always a riot to watch. This is one dialed small tire care...

BangShift Project Files: 1940 Ford Sedan – Metalwork Before Paint!

While it’s not the way we ever intended to receive it, if there is any spin to this whole COVID-19 mess, it’s that suddenly, you might have found yourself with a bit of spare time on your...

The Barra/Granada Project, Part 3: Feeding The Granada’s Newfound Appetite

At no point does feeding a green-top Ford Barra with the basic setup out of a Ford Granada seem like a good idea. The Granada is about as far from anything with a Barra as you can get while you still...

BangShift Project Files: We Check In On The Turbo Lincoln Mark VII Build!

The three of us have our deals. Chad’s got a list of projects that he works on quietly and brings out when he feels like it. I’ve got my home for wayward, dirt-cheap, “might run...

The Barra/Granada Project, Part 2: Of Course There Will Be A Monster Turbocharger!

Okay, they’re building a Granada. I can hate the car all I want, but the platform is actually not a bad one to work with. Essentially a Ford Falcon wearing a leisure suit, the Granada was the...

Project Great Pumpkin Mustang: Getting Back To Work After Nearly A Year!

I had such good intentions when I started gutting the original suspension components out of the 1980 Ford Mustang Ghia that we call the Great Pumpkin. I had the spindles, the rear axle, everything...

BangShift Project Files: The 500 Cadillac Fox Body Mustang Project

The more I dive into my 1989 Mustang LX, the more I understand why people adore them. Light, simple, very well understood, the Fox Mustang has fans for a reason. Part of what made them so loved is...

Rough Start Fox Body, Part 2: Starting The Scrubbing And The Notorious Heater Core Job

The fun part of doing a project car build with a vehicle purchased in early January is the weather. It sucks out loud…you hope and pray for a half-decent day so that you can get some stuff...

BangShift Project Files: This V-10 Powered Fairmont Is One Stuffed Fox!

Ford could’ve had so much fun with the 6.8L V-10 if they really wanted to. The 412ci ten-hole unit usually gets relegated to the trucks and vans,  and while it made alright power, it...

Rough Start Fox Body, Part 1: Meet Our $600 1989 Mustang LX!

From the moment I got hired on to write here at BangShift, I’ve championed the idea of spending the least amount of money to have the maximum amount of fun in the process. The Rough Start...

Best of 2019: A 1940 Ford Because If She Ain’t Happy…

You know the rest of that saying. “If she ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” We know the sentiment well…it’s why on beautiful sunny days that we saw as perfect...

The Dirty Cougar: Waking Up A Sleeping Cat For Another Season

Surprised to see this beauty again? Trust me, you aren’t the only one. The 1987 Mercury Cougar LS that we recovered from an Indiana backyard after a ten-year slumber, coaxed back into life, and...

BangShift Project Files: A Turbo Small-Block For The Former Big-Block Mustang GT!

The red 1983 Ford Mustang GT you see hazing the tires into submission has been around BangShift for a decade now, ever since it was introduced as the donor body that was going to house a big-block...