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60 The Shop November 2015 C e l e b r a t i n g t h e Ford Mustang performance and we kept it hidden until it was cast in fiberglass and painted. iacocca saw it and loved it!" the Shelby version of the Mustang (gt 350 fastbacks that were given external changes, modified engines and tweaked suspensions) came in early 1965. the working relationship between lee iacocca and Carroll Shelby was strong, and the cars made an impression on the media and at the racetrack a "gt equipment group" option came in april 1965, adding further exterior dis- tinction to those models with side stripes, fog lamps fitted in the grille, special gt ornamentation, bright hood lip moldings and unique dual-exhaust chromed trum- pets. the engines available were either the "K" code 271-hp 289 mill or a more standard "a" code 4-barrel-equipped 289. a larger front sway bar was added to the suspension system that also received beefier springs and shocks, front disc brakes, and quicker steering was provided via different steering boxes for both manual and power- The now-famous galloping horse emblem was originally carved from mahogany by clay sculptor Waino Kangas, shown here with the original piece. It went on to become the most famous pony in automotive history! 2.3L ECOBOOST? BUILDING V8 KILLING POWER WITH YOUR MAHLE MOTORSPORTS HAS YOU COVERED SEMA BOOTH #20555 PRI BOOTH #1601 MAHLE Motorsports' latest application for the Ford EcoBoost engine family is the 2.3L PowerPak Piston Kit designed to withstand the extremes that highly boosted, direct injected engines dish out. The kit features lightweight, ultra-strong slipper skirt forgings, lightweight German steel pins, and steel nitride rings. The pistons are dual coated, first with phosphate to protect the pin bores from galling, then with MAHLE's GrafalĀ® skirt coating greatly reducing drag and wear. For maximum durability, the top ring grooves are hard anodized to protect against micro-welding similar to the heavy Ni-Resist top ring groove insert on your OE pistons. Leave nothing to chance. Insist on MAHLE Motorsports when building your V8 killer. www.mahlemotorsports.com 1-888-255-1942

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