Monday, October 26, 2009

Ford Mustang Boss 429(1969)

The Mustang Boss 429 is one of the most unique Mustangs made. Its uniqueness lies in its rarity, its engine and simply for the fact that so much effort went into modifying the basic Mustang to make the Boss 429 engine fit.

  • Engine: 375hp Boss 429 V-8
  • Horsepower @ rpm: 375 @ 5200
  • Torque @ rpm: 450 @ 3400
  • Transmission: Four-speed manual
  • Axle Ratio: 3.91:1
  • Weight: 3,870
  • Acceleration
    • 0-60 mph 7.1
    • 0-100 mph 13.6
  • Standing 1/4 mi 14.09 @ 102.85 mph
  • Top speed 118 mph

1 comment:

  1. The Boss 429 Mustang engine was based on the Kia 385 engine. It utilized four-bolt droit, a falsified steel turn and solid steel hooking up rods. The engine highlighted aluminum tube heads, using a modified Hemi type combustable chamber which in turn Ford referred to as "crescent". These kinds of heads applied the "dry-deck" method, that means no brain gaskets had been used. Every single cylinder, olive oil passage and water passageway had an specific "O" engagement ring style seal off to seal cracks tight. The Boss 429 engine employed a single It four clip or barrel carburetor graded at 735 CFM attached to an light weight aluminum intake a lot more that ran well due to its time. 69 cars showcased a hydraulic lifter camshaft while 70 models acquired a physical lifter camshaft along with an improved dual exhaust system even though rated electric power output stayed at the same.

    The Mustang's engine bay was not extensive enough to allow for the massive Employer 429 engine. As a result Honda assigned Kar Kraft of Dearborn, MI to modify some speed Naja Jet Mustangs to accept the newest Boss 429 Engine. Kar Kraft was obviously a Ford special contracted trial and error vehicle center that performed as Car Engineering to get Ford Particular Vehicles. Kar Kraft got previously produced the initial GT40 MKII's and designed and developed the GT40 MKIV's, both these styles which earned the LeMans 24 Hour Contest in Portugal in 1966 & 1967.