Mustang MSD Distributor Upgrade

Category: Auto Tuning

mustang engine

Upgrading an old points type distributor to a hei which stands for high energy ignition can be a rewarding upgrade. This distributor is on a 1966 ford mustang with a 289 v-8 engine. The upgrade distributor is a msd unit made specifically for this engine, some people may use a distributor off of a newer model ford engine. Unlike points you will never need to adjust a high energy ignition because it will never degrade. The engine will run smoother due to the higher energy spark sent to the spark plug. The cylinder combustion will be much more complete due to the increased ignition spark energy of the new distributor.

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Mustang Performance Intake and Carb Swap

Category: Auto Tuning

1966 mustang

This is an intake manifold and carburetor (carb) swap for a 1966 mustang. The engine is a 289 ci v-8 engine. The stock intake manifold will be replaced with an edelbrock performer aluminum intake which is lighter and makes more horsepower. The stock carb or carburetor will be replaced with an aftermarket edelbrock carb. The new carb should make the car start and run better and maybe make a little more power also. The edelbrock carb has an electric choke which will idle high when it’s cold and then down when it’s warmed up. This carb is superior to the original.

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Mustang Auto transmission slipping

Category: Transmission Repair

transmission pan

 This is a 1991 Ford Mustang with a 2.3 liter four cylinder engine. The automatic transmission is slipping when it’s shifting to higher gears. The first thing to check for is a leaking line which could suck air. The next thing to do when your transmission is slipping is to remove the transmission pan. When the pan is removed a couple things can be done. First the arrow points to the magnet that will pick up some of the worn material. There should be a minimal amount of material on it, if not there may be larger problems. Also this is the time to replace the transmission filter which may cause slipping also. This transmission needs to be rebuilt as it has worn clutches that need to be replaced. Most automatic transmissions are built very similar.

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