Ford Total Performance

Ford Total Performance

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Follow Ford's leap into the 1960s and the performance era--on the streets and on the track! In the early 1960s, Ford Motor Company underwent a dramatic change in corporate philosophy. Previously, under Ford's young chairman, Henry Ford II (qthe Deuceq) safety, not performance, was the goal. But by 1962, even the chairman realized his philosophy needed to change. Ford was nearly invisible to car-crazy baby boomers. Lee Iacocca convinced Ford that he needed to act decisively or risk losing the emerging youth market to the competition. Thus began Ford's qTotal Performanceq program. Ford Total Performance is all about Ford's prime racing era from 1961 through 1971. In addition to purpose-built race cars, it also covers production performance cars, specialty models, and unique concepts such as lightweight drag race cars. The book explores the 427 Fairlane ThunderboFord Total Performance covers all of Ford's classic race and street cars, including Cobras and Shelby Mustangs. It's a must-have book for any fan of classic American performance cars!You could order the hottest dual-quad and supercharged 312-inch engines with three-speed manual (with or without overdrive) or Ford-OMatic transmissions in any model, from base two-door sedan and station wagon to T-Bird! ... DePaolo Engineering, Forda#39;s captive race shop, prepped sedans and T-Birds that raced at Bonneville, set flyinga€“ and standing-mile ... In 1956, Ford signed off on a program to build a€œstocka€ 1957 Fords to run at Bonneville for USAC and FIA National andanbsp;...

Title:Ford Total Performance
Author:Martyn Schorr
Publisher: - 2015-11-01


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