SEMA 2009: The 1934 Ford EcoBoost 3-window coupe

 
 
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Many people passed by this 1934 Ford three window coupe at SEMA, paying more attention to the blinged out Mustangs and Foci packed around it - or perhaps they were too busy watching the boys from Galpin Auto building that classic green Mustang in the background.  In any case, I saw a great many people glance at this street rod and move on, as the unique modern drivetrain was so seamlessly installed that many might have assumed it to be a typical street rod packed with a V8.


However, a closer look at this pristine '34 Ford coupe tells a very different story.  With cooperation from Ford Motor Company and a handful of Michigan-based businesses, owner Kurt Kurtenbach has fitted a twin turbocharged direct injection 3.5L V6 from the Ford Taurus SHO into his beautiful street rod.


The Taurus SHO is offer in a front and all wheel drive configuration and this engine is generally installed in a much larger engine bay, so when Technosports Inc of Livonia modified this 3.5L EcoBoost V6 for the 1934 Ford, they had to adjust the position of the turbochargers on the engine to fit.  They then mated the EcoBoost V6 to a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission and a Ford 9" rearend housing set up with 3.89 gears.  To show a little more of the potential of the impressive new 3.5L TT engine, the output was increased to 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, giving this 1934 three window coupe plenty of bite to back up its bark.

Ford continues to show off this new EcoBoost engine and its not long until the LA Auto Show, at which point we will find out what the new engines are for the Mustang and if an EcoBoost Mustang is in the works!


(Click here for more images and information about the 1934 Ford EcoBoost coupe from the Detroit Autos Examiner)

 
 
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