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.
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!