Tuesday, November 26, 2013

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback KK #1696

This 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 is Kar Kraft number 1696, one of very few still in existence that remains unrestored but for a single repaint, here in the original Candyapple Red. A popular and high-profile feature of the famed Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville, Tennessee for approximately 10 years, it still retains its original matching numbers 429/375 HP engine, Borg Warner 4-speed close ratio manual transmission and 3.91 rear end with Traction-Lok differential. 

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  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.