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Tesla And Ford Have Just Put Lightning On The Road

This week we heard from two of the biggest and innovative automotive companies in the world. Tesla and Ford both introduced their versions of the next big thing for electric vehicles (EV) and their brands. Tesla revealed it's long awaited entry into the truck space with its launch of the Cybertruck. Ford Motor Company wasn't about to let Elon have all of the fun, so it introduced it's latest iteration of the iconic Mustang, the Ford Mach-E, the first SEV (Sport Electric Vehicle) to wear the famed Mustang badge.  There is plenty of tech, torque, muscle and volts to talk about, but that's not the story line. At least for me anyway. What's most intriguing is that these two announcements from two leaders - both originators and visionary - has brought the letter "E" and the technology it represents, into two HUGE markets and two dominating demographics. Trucks, muscle and men.  Make no mistake, this isn't a case of neglecting the female side of ... read more

Engine Swap On A Ford F150 Engine

Ford F-150 Engine Swap With the loud knocking noise coming from the left bank of this 2010 Ford F150 pick up truck, we knew that ultimately we would have to change out the engine. The owner elected to go with a cost effective, low mileage used motor that would fit their budget.  There are a few different ways to remove and engine from these units, but our tech, Ryan Craner, elected to use the "cab-off" method to save time. This involves separating the front cab and lifting it up and away from the engine and chassis, fully exposing the engine and transmission completely. Take a look at the video we've included in this blog post.  Removing and replacing an engine in a Ford F150 isn't so bad if you can take the cab off. Yes, it does require a lift (for safety and saving time) so I wouldn't recommend this particular procedure if you don't have one. You can take it out through the front (remove a/c condenser, radiator, etc) or via the hood area.  ... read more

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