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2011 Get’s a 5.0 Confirmed!

5.0-175According to the resident parts guy over at “The Mustang Source” the 2011 Mustang WILL get a 5.0 engine along with the legendary 5.0 badge!

Though the 5.4 liter supercharged engine is still listed so it looks like the GT500 or Cobra will still have the 5.4 powerplant… ALTHOUGH it looks like the new 5.4 will be ALUMINUM!!

Apparently all the bottom-end bearings and head bolts for the 5.4 have reverted to the Ford GT part numbers!

The current 5.4 is a cast iron block that weighs approximately 100 pounds MORE than the aluminum offering! I WANT ONE!!

With 100 pounds off the front of the GT500 it will transform the car– LITERALLY. The car will have MUCH better weight distribution, as of right now the car is quite “front-heavy”, so it will handle better. It will do just about everything better, handle, accelerate, stop… plus probably get better gas mileage!

Edit: Apparently the story that I linked to from this page was removed. I’m not sure why, but it was.

So here is the long-and-short of it… A certain Ford parts dealer was researching the parts catalog for the 2011 Mustang and found that “5.0” badges were called for on the 2011 Mustang GT, so it looks like the 2011 WILL HAVE a 5.0 liter engine.

That’s pretty much the bottom line.

The other reference about the 2011 GT500 is detailed above regarding the bearings and the head bolts reverting back to the Ford GT part numbers indicating that the 2011 GT500 will have an aluminum block to replace the heavy iron block that it currently uses.

We are living in the “salad days” of the modern muscle car era… ENJOY IT!


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flyingbirdsI have a secret vendetta against birds.

Don’t get me wrong. I actually love birds. They sound nice and cheerful when I’m waking up in the morning, and it’s pretty amazing to watch them soar overhead. I also love to feed them when I’m at an outdoor restaurant.

But, why do they have to poop on my car within 48 hours of me spending a back-wrenching afternoon washing and waxing it? It’s like they get some kind of enjoyment out of it. They probably sat on the neighbors roof and watched me all Saturday afternoon doing my wax on/wax off impression, chatting away to each other about how much fun they were going to have dimming my newly buffed shine.

Then this morning, my car’s back end looked as though it had acne and all the pimples had popped at once. There was an explosion of white and yellow blobs on my shiny Tungsten Grey, as if the birds had been at 5,000 feet when they had let loose.

What’s your worst bird story?

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