A true to scale in representation, and highly detailed brilliant artwork scene as shown above on the back of the Tee.
Highly Detailed small artwork of the white third generation 1985 GT Hatchback Fox body Mustang on the front left hand side chest of this Tee, and with the Western style scripts “Foxes in the Hen House” in the background. The script colours phase from Yellow to Orange along with western style pin striping.
We have here the third generation of the Ford ‘Fox body’ Mustang’s on display, parked up in a “barn” themed scenario.
Starting from the left of the artwork, we have this fine 1987 GT 5.0 convertible in its original un-restored dark blue hue. The detail of the is artwork is outstanding. The correct front grille arrangement and wheel trim details are correct, note the white interior and soft top roof.
The 1987 Mustang GT charged into the new model year with both extensive restyling (inside and out) and with more wild ponies under the hood. With the competition hot on their heels, the Ford camp turned up the heat with the introduction of the ‘87 5.0L HO. The 5.0L EFI was upgraded a massive 25 horsepower with a hotter 302 featuring a bigger intake plenum and a larger 580 cfm throttle bore (increased from 58mm to 60mm along with a revised inlet duct). Needing to correct its poor decision to change the heads for the 1986 model year, Ford realized the casting molds were gone for the pre-'86 heads. Fortunately, Ford found a solution within its truck division. The 302 trucks used a cylinder head similar in design and performance to the old wedge-type heads and, being a direct fit, the E7TE truck heads were matched to the H0 5.0L Mustangs beginning with the '87 model year. These heads featured better breathing valves, opened-up exhaust ports, and 9.0:1 CR dished-top forged pistons replacing the previous year’s flat tops. 19 lb-hr. injectors, a tuned length aluminium manifold (with better flowing runners), roller lifter cam and EEC-IV electronics system all carried over from ‘86. Stainless steel exhausts teamed up with stainless steel tubular headers improved air flow, dumping into a common collector.
Alongside the beautiful ’87 is this magnificent ’82 GT. This red beauty displays the front end detail of this era from the ‘egg crate’ grille, dual headlight assembly and the sports front bumper spoiler with the additional driving lights...Totally eighties here folks!
This was the first year of the Fox-platform based Mustang GT. When the '82 models rolled into the showrooms, Ford, the press, and the public summarized the new Mustang in a phrase: "The Boss is back!” Not coincidentally, the HO engine debuted along with the reintroduction of the GT nameplate. Available in 3-door hatchback only, the GT featured the first true "HO" 302 as standard equipment. The major upgrades and design changes which distinguished the new 157 horsepower HO 5.0L engine from its 302 predecessor, and provided 17 additional horsepower were a 2V Motorcraft carb (369 CFM) fed by a dual snorkel, high lid air cleaner, an aluminium intake manifold, a more aggressive camshaft with a double row roller timing chain, larger and deeper nylon valve stem oil seals and 8.4:1 CR sandcast pistons. While it was rumoured that the camshaft used in this engine was a marine cam, in reality the marine cam was ultimately rejected for actual production due to low torque numbers. The camshaft actually used was a design used previously in a 351 Windsor two-barrel passenger car V-8 (more specifically the 1973 Torino). Other features of the 5.0L GT included cast iron exhaust manifolds dumping into a single muffler with dual outlet exhaust (“Y” pipe with transverse catalyst), SROD 4-speed overdrive transmission, a 3.08:1 Traction-Lok rear axle (7.5 inches) with factory traction bars and a beefier TRX handling and suspension
Lastly, is this beautifully presented 1985 GT Hatchback in gorgeous white duco (no black out on the hood as per picture). The detail is well presented, showcasing the factory T-top roof configuration and the factory 10 hole cast alloy rim pattern.
While the Turbo GT was discontinued in 1985, the four-barrel 5.0L V-8 was upgraded once again. After Ford had promised, but not delivered, more horsepower for the 1984 GT, they finally came through by harnessing 35 additional horses for the 1985 GT 5.0L - pushing it up to 210 horsepower. The GT had finally topped the golden 200 horsepower mark! To accomplish this feat, a number of enhancements were made to the 302 HO (still topped by the 600 cfm Holley 4V with dual snorkel 460 air cleaner) including the addition of a racing-style roller lifter camshaft, stainless steel tubular exhaust manifolds and forged 8.4:1 pistons (replacing sandcast pistons) with thinner, lightweight rings to further reduce friction. Of course, these changes necessitated a revised block and heads to accept the taller roller lifters. Exhaust restriction was reduced by splitting the exhaust pipe behind the catalytic converter and adding dual mufflers and tailpipes. Automatics still came only with the lower performance 302 HO and throttle body fuel injection, even though horsepower was upgraded to 180 hp early in the model year.
The background of the Tee illustrates the bold brilliant colours of a country Barn in an evening scene, with overgrown greenery, and the images of the Ford manufacturers Mustang badge emblem scripts on the walls of the Barn.
The colour of the script “Foxes in the Hen House”, phase from Yellow to Orange along with western style pinstriping, across the back of this t-shirt. T-shirt colour available in Navy only with Genuine FORD official merchandise tag decal.