For a look at all the gear you'll be lusting after this year, stay tuned to the 5.0&SF blogspot, and for today's installment of what we spied at last year's SEMA show, check out the full details after the jump...
There wasn’t a Ford version of Moroso’s new Dura Billet, multi-phase distributor for small-blocks on hand, but Moroso listed it in the new products section. It’s a premier-level, pure-race piece, listing for $1,250. Moroso [(203) 453-6571; www.moroso.com] also shows a new axle-back muffler kit for ’05-’08 Mustangs in its catalog. A spiral-flow design, Moroso says it flows 18 percent more air than stock and doesn’t boom.
The company probably had more new part numbers for Mustangs than anyone. There was a new line of black-coated, front-sump, street- and road-race oil pans for small-blocks; new 4.6/5.4 oil pans; a whole series of Mustang-specific coolant, expansion, charge cooler, and power steering tanks in sturdy aluminum; even a small-block valve cover gasket, a universal towhook, fabricated FE valve covers, and more. The 7-quart modular oil pan shown here is for drag- and road-race applications, with a diamond trap door, baffling, and a ½-inch bung for a supercharger oil-drain back-fitting and another for an oil-temperature sender. It fits Foxes to S197s using the stock dipstick (accurately) and pickup tube. The various coolant tanks look great for replacing the fragile plastic, split-prone ’96-’04 Ford stockers, while the small-block valve-cover gasket boast a steel insert, perfect for if the valve covers come off often. Not shown here is Moroso’s new 351W drag-race oil pan with clearance for four-bolt mains.
Definitely a company to check out, Moroso’s chassis line is Competition Engineering [(203) 458-0542; www.competitionengineering.com], and it also showed plenty of new Mustang product. Foremost is a 5-inch diameter driveshaft loop for modern large-diameter, aluminum shafts; both street and race rear lower control arms; and, get this, subframe connectors for ’05-and-later Mustangs.