Fox Body Mustang - The Science Explained

23. Lip 2020.
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The Fox Body Mustang set the template for all future Ford Mustangs. Today, Ford's V8 powered flagship pony car uses the same balance of fuel efficiency and power that the Foxbody set over 30 years ago. It was the muscle car that finally pulled Ford out of the hangover following the 70's oil crisis. All it took was space age computer technology, wind tunnels, and sticking a cat in the exhaust. With all of these things the Foxy body is Ford’s greatest underdog... underfox? UNDERFOX!
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  • What's the best color combo on the Fox Body? Calypso green with grey interior gets my vote with the Summer edition in close 2nd - Jeremiah

    Donut MediaDonut MediaPrije 4 mjeseci
    • Rodney Ivey black interior 👍🏼 black exterior 👎🏼

      TerminatorTerminatorPrije mjesec
    • 1k subs before end of year challenge 😂🤣

      TerminatorTerminatorPrije mjesec
    • Landon Earnest that’s the stupidest color combo ever!!! 😂🤣

      TerminatorTerminatorPrije mjesec
    • Wild strawberry with black interior is the best combo!!

      TerminatorTerminatorPrije mjesec
    • Evan Diaz yeah man, I miss Bart too!!

      Bu SaifBu SaifPrije 2 mjeseci
  • 84 mustang turbo gt, 5.0 w/ auto trans and SVOs had IFE.

    Denver TombinDenver TombinPrije 4 sati
  • Nascar xfinity series still uses carbs. Nascar cup is efi

    Joshua BlumeJoshua BlumePrije 7 dana
  • I just love the thumbnail so much.

    Absolute LongplayAbsolute LongplayPrije 9 dana
  • Can you guys do a Channel 4 how cars work for beginners I mean starting it this is how an engine works but making it a little more I don’t know like slow it down a little I feel like an idiot asking this but I have to listen to car guys talk all the time and I’m super interested in cars I don’t know what you’re talking about like my Cali yada yada with my something fixture of this and that I should know how this fucking shit works crying face. Plus it’s emasculating and you know exactly what I’m talking about

    Henry ChinaskiHenry ChinaskiPrije 9 dana
  • Lost me when said don’t cut off the cats

    Eddie DarrEddie DarrPrije 11 dana
  • Good points about the Fox body Mustang but here's the real deal from someone old enough to remember. #1 : Light weight. The Fox Mustang was designed in the 1970's a time when Ford engineers had only 90-140 horsepower engines to work with so the key was to keep the weight as low as possible (2,900 pounds for a 1982 V8) to achieve any kind of acceleration, and of course aerodynamics as stated in the video. With a 302ci V8 in a light rear wheel drive platform it was just a matter of bumping the power a bit to get good performance. #2 : Affordable. Fox Mustangs were built on the Fox platform of course which means the cost was paid for by the sales of every Ford, Mercury and Lincoln that shared the platform. This is huge, today's Mustang is expensive because no other Ford vehicle uses the same platform. Fox Mustangs shared the same platform with everything from Fairmont wagons to Thunderbirds and MarkVII Lincolns so they were the best performance bargain available. A stock 1982 Mustang GT's quarter mile acceleration was right between a V8 928 Porsche and a 350ci Corvette, Not bad for a $9,000 Ford. #3 : Easy modification for performance enthusiasts. To this end Ford intentionally kept computers off the GT as long as possible. Meanwhile GM was using feedback computers on even their 4-barrel carburetor Camaros and Firebirds, just lifting the air cleaner lid off of an idling 1982 Camaro would confuse the feedback system and cause it to stumble and run rough. #4 : Factory Ford support. When the 1982 Mustang GT was launched so was Ford's renewed performance program called Ford Motorsports. Hard to believe today but Ford had been out of factory backed racing and performance parts development for over 10 years.

    Glenn 103Glenn 103Prije 16 dana
  • 4:36 "The 1986 Ford Mustang GT was the first ever fuel injected Mustang" I guess he forgot about the 1984 Mustang SVO with 2.3L intercooled turbo multi point EFI with a dual map regular/premium fuel switch. Or the 1983 Mustang GT Turbo. Then there were the throttle body EFI automatic transmission Mustangs... 9:57 The initial reaction to factory EFI modification was you couldn't because the 1986 GT used speed density EFI it wasn't until Ford switched to mass air systems with an air flow meter that modifications became popular.

    Glenn 103Glenn 103Prije 16 dana
  • I mean there is one calypso green foxbody lx with a 5.0 near me for sale

    DXM PancakeDXM PancakePrije 18 dana
  • Teslas don't use EFI...

    Nick AmaritNick AmaritPrije 26 dana
  • I've kept my emissions the same since birth........

    lonetrader1lonetrader1Prije mjesec
  • Fairmont.....not mount...

    Northern CarguyNorthern CarguyPrije mjesec
  • I wish you would have talked about more than just the hatchback version because there are people who love the notchback like myself more then any of the other variants

    swaswa1swaswa1Prije mjesec
  • If Emission's didn't exist, what would happen ?

    Haruth The Internet GuyHaruth The Internet GuyPrije mjesec
  • All you needed was a socket and a hammer to make your efi foxbody have more fuel pressure, tap three times if you had a hot cam lol.

    GreaseMonkey67GreaseMonkey67Prije mjesec
  • Square is not exponential. Square is polynomial. Exponential is typically more powerful than polynomial (mo power babe)!

    Daqian ChengDaqian ChengPrije mjesec
  • First mod on a fox body is full exhaust with out the cats!!

    TerminatorTerminatorPrije mjesec
  • Where is the other guy the funny one

    Larry HarmonLarry HarmonPrije mjesec
  • A pesar de que los fox body no fueron diseñados para ser autos potentes si no un auto,urbanos,de paseo para el transito estado unidense,baratos y más ahorradores,no obstante por su forma aerodinamica es uno de los favoritos para hacerle modificaciones y combertirme en un auto más rápido,tengo uno aqui en peru de 1981 y mi sueño es repararlo y que quede como recién salido de fabrica.

    Joao ArmijoJoao ArmijoPrije mjesec
  • Bring Back Bids Barto @BidsBarto #BidsBarto

    Brad ൠBrad ൠPrije mjesec
  • 10:34 Downspouts for exhaust tips on an LX?! Terrible look.

    hector heckhector heckPrije 2 mjeseci
  • want a 3j regatta 86

    cabinchaircabinchairPrije 2 mjeseci
  • FoxNation 🤘

    J PPJ PPPrije 2 mjeseci
  • There are new electronic carburetors also. Pretty cool I guess you can adjust the idle air from the driver seat. I miss having an 80s car sometimes lol

    Mr. MataMr. MataPrije 2 mjeseci
  • 10:32 you guys mention flatout from brasil, i loved it =D

    Altair TFAltair TFPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Once again I want to 2j a mustang π. How rad would that be? Super sleeper.

    kingpest13kingpest13Prije 2 mjeseci
  • The round light in ur eyes is trippy!

    ryfu10ryfu10Prije 2 mjeseci
  • Hey Donut, big fan here and an engineer myself. After watching half this video, I feel like I need to tell you guys you need to fact check your info you are sharing. First off, general motors designed and implemented sequential fuel injection first in the early 90s. Ford did not have the technology to do a sequential fuel injection until 1996. The EECV4 was not capable of handling eight independent injectors and timing eight independent cylinders for the correct amount of fuel as you guys stated in your video. The fuel injected 5.0L is a bank fire fuel injection system, meaning the left bank will fire all four injectors, then the right bank will fire all four injectors. For sequential fuel injection to work, you need high resolution tone rings on the cam and crank. You need to have references for each cylinder in order to meter fuel correctly to those cylinders. The 5.0L uses a 1 tooth ring for the camshaft (distributor) and no crankshaft sensor.

    Ryan LaRueRyan LaRuePrije 2 mjeseci
  • GM asleep at the wheel or this would be about a Camaro.

    Dan RDan RPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Caties good ? Dont cut? Your gear head creds are in pending status 🤦‍♂️😂

    Matt GreveMatt GrevePrije 2 mjeseci
  • You're like a tolerable Daniel Tosh I love it

    Chris ParkerChris ParkerPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Man I just put sixteen gb of ripjaws ram in my 370z

    Andrew BlonskiAndrew BlonskiPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Ok but what’s the song in the b2b intro

    Joe mOmmaJoe mOmmaPrije 2 mjeseci
  • You be making us look at your eyes nd shit give us something else to look at while you're talking

    Jorge RamosJorge RamosPrije 3 mjeseci
  • This is the only Donut video I disliked (No I didnt thumbs down it). Love the channel and Jeremiah is the perfect Bones to James' Captain Kirk and Nolan's Spock but the Fox Body including the 5.0 are exceptionally UGLY!!! 1979-93 Mustangs are the ugliest in the lineup. 2nd Gens not being too far off. But thanks again for a wonderfully well explained in depth video. Keep doing you.

    scott johnstonscott johnstonPrije 3 mjeseci
  • camaro better

    gotmilkbruh7gotmilkbruh7Prije 3 mjeseci
  • Can you please do a Bumper to Bumper on the Squarebody Syndicate 02 truck?

    DaviesGarageDaviesGaragePrije 3 mjeseci
  • Fun fact- Every time someone calls a catalytic converter a "Cadillac converter", a puppy dies.

    StaticImageStaticImagePrije 3 mjeseci
  • I'm so glad to see more fox body videos. And I own one with a cobra engine

    Armando GomezArmando GomezPrije 3 mjeseci
  • At 3:17 you've got a quadratic curve and equation and you say "exponentially stronger". You know better than that, right?

    Nathan AldayNathan AldayPrije 3 mjeseci
  • The Tesla's don't use EFI lol

    Dirt ShartDirt ShartPrije 3 mjeseci
  • *Screems in Dual Four Barrel Carb*, my Hot Rod Instructor back in the day said to us on the first day of Class “I hope by the end of this course, I have converted some of y’all into Trying out carburetored set ups”. I do wanna try MPI at some point but for now my carburetor shall stay on

    Whitey Winn JrWhitey Winn JrPrije 3 mjeseci
  • 8:15 I think you meant EEC cuz you said electronic engine control after showing ECC

    yeahitskimmelyeahitskimmelPrije 3 mjeseci
  • I've heard that many Tesla cars currently made do not have fuel injection

    yeahitskimmelyeahitskimmelPrije 3 mjeseci
  • EFI IV was terrible. I gained mpg and hp going to a carb.

    MikeZyouthpastorMikeZyouthpastorPrije 3 mjeseci
  • I have always hated the Fox body Mustangs. They are still the ugliest Mustang ever.

    Absolute LongplayAbsolute LongplayPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Except they had SEFI turbos and CFI fuel injection before SEFI.

    Sajeev MehtaSajeev MehtaPrije 3 mjeseci
  • after searching forever i finally found a perfect 1989 Foxbody GT Hatchback that im going to buy for my mom. its just like the one she had in the mid to late 90s

    Chris ParkerChris ParkerPrije 3 mjeseci
  • 1984 svo is fuel injected brother

    SvoSvoPrije 3 mjeseci
  • A Cd of 0.44? What the ...? The Volvo 700 wagon had a Cd of "only" 0.4 in its first alteration.

    German Retro GuyGerman Retro GuyPrije 3 mjeseci
  • 18 mpg is still horrible when cars from the 80s where doing as high as 25-40mpg...

    New YorkNew YorkPrije 3 mjeseci
  • I'm a proud owner of a 1989 Gt convertible I picked it up for 400 bucks. I got a damn steal on it the interior is 9/10 with a slight rip in the stitching on the leather my dash isn't cracked either. Only problem the car had was the ecu being fried 150 dollars later and a charged battery she fired right up 1st try. It sat 3 years before it had been worked on. I have major plans for the car I'm going to get it repainted even though the fenders just need paint its factory color is medium cabernet. I cant wait to get it back to the factory look. I feel close but far from done.

    Prime Time KillerPrime Time KillerPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Cats are a good thing. 🐱👌

    Kari GreydKari GreydPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Just about every car 2012 and newer don’t use efi they use dfi

    Brian McmullenBrian McmullenPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Automatic 1985 Mustangs were CFI / TBI fuel injected. Manuals were carb'd.

    Fancy AnimalFancy AnimalPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Lots of cars today don't have EFI: cars with gasoline direct-injection, diesel cars, electric cars, fuel cell cars.

    Nicholas SmithNicholas SmithPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Sweet husky tool box in the back!!

    Frank BarreraFrank BarreraPrije 3 mjeseci
  • I learned more stuff from this video than in auto class.

    Mackpoor MarcoMackpoor MarcoPrije 3 mjeseci
  • for me school is everyday everytime i watch something donut.

    Luke Daniel GalonLuke Daniel GalonPrije 3 mjeseci
  • 86 5.0 wasn't the first mustang to have efi it was the 84 ago 2.3 turbo efi js .....

    Turbo FoxbodyTurbo FoxbodyPrije 3 mjeseci
  • What's so special about a 1992 calypso notch 5.0 5 speed with all the options and 70,000 miles , oh and 1 owner?

    Timothy SandersTimothy SandersPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Camaro and Firebird got fuelinjection from 1985 so...

    JerrypintosweJerrypintoswePrije 3 mjeseci
  • Tony DeFeo was tuning EFI Foxbodies to run 11's on street tires! Took slicks to do 10's. Mustang and Fast Fords magazine ( an actual paper object) back in the day

    joe alcottjoe alcottPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Jeremiah is fucking rich bro! Look at that sexy garage! And all them toys!

    Giancarlo EirasGiancarlo EirasPrije 3 mjeseci
  • I just feel I'm watching Justin Bieber on some MTV show except it's about cars

    O KO KPrije 3 mjeseci
  • tesla's dont use efi

    Ethan CottonEthan CottonPrije 3 mjeseci
  • the 1977 mustang cobra11 is imho one of the nicest looking cars. if it wasnt for the front wheels not being forward enough for better handling instead of plowing, and the rest of the car falling apart constantly and being strangled to death for the wrong reasons, it would then also be amongst the classics. it looks good. but thats was all it was good at.

    tom stertom sterPrije 3 mjeseci
  • my buddy owns a green 88 soft top foxbody in Texas. He is willing to sell

    CT MatzaJewCT MatzaJewPrije 3 mjeseci
  • I have a question for you Foxbody experts! Could I run a hi Flo cat h-pipe without a smog pump? Will my cats burn up without the smog pump air?

    Johnny CincoCeroJohnny CincoCeroPrije 3 mjeseci
  • 10:34 A flatout representando o Brasil na Gringa

    Rafael LopesRafael LopesPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Anyone notice that dude is missing a finger! 10:51

    Remi RamosRemi RamosPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Mines not green but bright yellow. I’ve had it for 5 years now. Was my first car actually. 1991 5.0 Foxbody. Convertible. He’s my baby 🥺👉🏼👈🏼

    Josie HulettJosie HulettPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Okay no offense but you are like the hottest person I’ve ever seen on HRworld 😍

    Mallory SmithMallory SmithPrije 3 mjeseci
  • OK I get it, the cars from the 70's lost power. But did they have to look so god awful ugly as well. If they were selling the '69 mustang body in 1974 with a weak 70's engine, it might still be OK. At least they would have LOOKED cool. The only 70's mustang that looked good was one with Farrah Fawcett in it.

    pauljolrypauljolryPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Screw the mustang, there’s a friggin RC51 behind you!

    Andre JacksonAndre JacksonPrije 3 mjeseci
  • 😂 my pc has 64 gb of ram and crashes on chrome. This fucking car has 1 kb of ram and runs a v8. Wtf.

    Tristan MurryTristan MurryPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Foxbody has always been my favorite 'stang

    Dalton AndersonDalton AndersonPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Foxbody Mustangs are just American version of the Honda Civic. Change my mind

    Ultra Instinct ShaggyUltra Instinct ShaggyPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Teslas dont have EFI🤷‍♂️😂😂

    TheGold GhastTheGold GhastPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Nissan leaf

    jay7264jay7264Prije 3 mjeseci
  • Bruuuh, the RAM in my gamimg pc is 32 GB btw i still dont have it cus i cant afford it

    David HanyDavid HanyPrije 3 mjeseci
  • I was really hoping for a better quality. I like learning more about my car. But that was too boring to watch 5mins of.

    Patrick WaltersPatrick WaltersPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Noice.

    CTtheGamerr 2.0CTtheGamerr 2.0Prije 3 mjeseci
  • Mustang Fox Body in São Paulo, Brasil.

    Diego DiasDiego DiasPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Any car built by Tesla, is an example of a car that doesn't use EFI

    TimberWolf429TimberWolf429Prije 3 mjeseci
  • They had this engine, you may have heard of's called the 5.0...problem was it was a 4.9.

    Joe SmithJoe SmithPrije 3 mjeseci
  • What if they added more cats so the gasses had more space to move? Extra filters work with gas masks, why not extra catalytic converters in cars?

    Reuben SternReuben SternPrije 3 mjeseci
  • P50

    Chece FoxChece FoxPrije 3 mjeseci
  • I love 5.0s. Got a 92 F150 with a 5.0

    SVU CarsSVU CarsPrije 3 mjeseci
  • The fox body thunderbird was longer and heavier, but it got better gas mileage. Longer cars are more aerodynamic with the same frontal area.

    Michael LoweMichael LowePrije 3 mjeseci
  • I love numbers, I love when Jeremi talk about numbers... Its just something about numbers that calms me down, you know?

    Red MasterRed MasterPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Wtf happened to Bart? The old science dude!?!?!?!

    Chuck CMFLChuck CMFLPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Pls do bumper2bumper on Hert's RX-7!

    Home SchoolHome SchoolPrije 3 mjeseci
  • I dont think Tesla is using EFI lol

    james stylerjames stylerPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Nice TWMX shirt, RIP Transworld MX.

    Nate BakerNate BakerPrije 3 mjeseci
  • It's eec iv. And my 5.0 never got 18 mpg

    S OckS OckPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Emissions control has gone out of control with 3 cats on new vehicles, they have got to go if you want your car/truck last past 100k miles.

    Robert PolkampRobert PolkampPrije 4 mjeseci
  • ummmmm the E92 M3 my dad bought had the cats cut off and the exhaust pipe rerouted to form a straight line i can smell the carbon from the other side of the garage when its on, even when the garage door is open now it cant pass emissions test and we dont know what to do its supposed to be my brothers car, so maybe register it where he lives? idk

    Bear BoiBear BoiPrije 4 mjeseci
  • I want a calypso green notchback too!

    Brandon EdgeBrandon EdgePrije 4 mjeseci
  • Emissions laws? We don't need no stinking emissions laws! Look at Volkswagen's "Clean Diesel" TDI Engines.

    Jeffrey ChengJeffrey ChengPrije 4 mjeseci