After nearly 15 years of attending the Specialty Equipment Market Association's annual tradeshow in Las Vegas, the bumper crop of new goodies never fails to generate interest from us and thousands of others during the week-long, aftermarket-industry show every November.
With more than 10 miles of aisles to walk at SEMA, there's something for every automotive interest, but it's the Mustang parts that get our attention. With the new model well-established after its 2005 introduction, we never have trouble finding cool stuff to show you, including engine, exhaust, drivetrain, and suspension parts for vintage and late-model Mustangs. To avoid taking up more space better used for photos and descriptions, we'll get started right away.
Scott Drake Enterprises Mainly...
Scott Drake Enterprises
Mainly a supplier and manufacturer of vintage Mustang parts, our friends at Scott Drake Enterprises are getting into the new Mustang parts biz with appearance items go to along with its extensive lineup of '65-'73 pieces. The list of '05-'07 exterior items includes aluminum grille-lamp trim; windshield-washer nozzle covers; aluminum side mirror and door-handle covers; aluminum quarter-window, quarter-lamp, third brake light, and taillamp trim; a billet license-plate frame; and polished stainless rear exhaust trim. Interior pieces include a map-light accent with buttons, chrome and satin door-lock knobs, door-lock knob grommet covers, aluminum shift-boot trim, a console armrest cover, billet sill-plate inserts, sill-plate accent stripes, and billet coat hooks. Engine-compartment items include a stainless hood-prop rod; an aluminum fuse-box cover; a billet dipstick handle; billet power-steering fluid, brake fluid, and washer-fluid caps; and a billet radiator cap cover. California Mustang (800/775-0101; www.cal-mustang.com) has these items available. For other dealers, visit www.scottdrake.net.
Roush and the Rings The Ring...
Roush and the Rings
The Ring Brothers made another big Mustang restomod splash at the SEMA Show, this time in the Roush Performance booth. Jack Roush introduced the new Reactor '67 Mustang fastback, which uses a Roush 427 IR crate engine for ample power. Owned by Doug Hoppe, who commissioned the Ring Brothers to build the car as a contender for the '07 Good Guys Street Machine of the Year award. Among the myriad modifications, the most subtle make the biggest difference in the overall appearance, including changes such as splitting the rear window glass, removing the driprails and door handles, and adding hand-made carbon-fiber parts such as the decklid, hood, front fascia, front and rear bumpers, and taillight panel. Roush Performance, 800/597-6874; www.roushperf.com.
Ford Racing Performance Parts...
Ford Racing Performance Parts
The big news at FRPP is the release of the new Boss 302 block (PN M-6010-BOSS302) that's loaded with features such as a 4.125-inch bore capacity inside a standard 8.2-inch deck height. Other highlights are splayed four-bolt mains on the 2, 3, and 4 main caps; revised oiling and cooling-system passageways; and Siamese bores with drilled coolant crossover tubes. There's also increased bulkhead material and threaded core plugs similar to the original Boss 302 blocks, as well as threads for 1/2-inch head bolts. All in all, it's a bulletproof foundation for engines up to 363 ci and outputs up to 1,000 hp. Ford Racing Performance Parts, 800/FORD-788 (800/367-3788); www.fordracingparts.com.
Edelbrock A complete hydraulic...
A complete hydraulic roller cam kit is new from Edelbrock for 351Ws. PN 22815 includes a roller cam, lifters, and pushrods for proper parts selection and a trouble-free installation. Edelbrock, 310/781-2222, tech line: 800/416-8628; www.edelbrock.com.
Magna Charger The Magna Charger...
The Magna Charger is a Roots-style blower for '05-'07 Mustang GTs. The blower is a fifth generation MP112 hybrid with an internal bypass valve. The included electronic programmer communicates with the factory Spanish Oak processor for correct calibration. Shift points, line pressures, and torque-converter strategies are optimized for increased power outputs on cars with automatic transmissions. The package includes a complete self-contained coolant circulation pump with a low-temperature radiator for air-to-fluid intercooler efficiency, factory-type push-lock connectors, a drive system integrated into the factory beltline, an OE-quality cast-aluminum intake manifold, aluminum fuel rails, and a 90mm mass air meter. Available in a silver or polished finish, the system is said to add 120 hp at the rear wheels, which is close to 500 at the flywheel. Magna Charger, 805/289-0044; www.magnacharger.com.
Cragar Miss Cragar was on...
Miss Cragar was on hand at the Cragar display to show off the company's 20-inch wheels and new project Mustang, which could be available as a turnkey vehicle later this year. Cragar; www.cragar.com.