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JANUARY 2014

VOL 4

ISSUE 1

The Chrome Pony The Official Publication of the Bad Boyz Mustang Club of Greater Des Moines Iowa ~ www.badboyzmustangclub.com F r i e n d s o f t h e M u s t a n g C l u b o f Am e r i c a ~ w w w . M u s t a n g . o r g Ac c r e d i t e d M e d i a ~ M e d i a . F o r d . C o m

Upcoming Events: “January Club Meeting”

Latest News Well, we have a few events planned for the month of January! st

1 Event: Monthly Club Meeting: Tuesday, Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 6pm - Monthly Meeting Location: Okoboji Grill ~ Johnston, IA. nd

2 Event: Sunday, 26 January 2014 - Wild Wades 33rd High Performance Swap Meet and Trade Show ~ Des Moines, IA What would you like to see added to the newsletter? Let me know! Thanks, Mike We would like to welcome our new members and we look forward to sharing our Mustangs with them in the coming year!

Monthly Club Meeting: Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 6pm - Monthly Meeting Location: Okoboji Grill ~ Johnston, IA Monthly Meeting: Reports from Secretary, Treasurers, Public Relations Committee, Old Business, New Business. Location: Okoboji Grill ~ Johnston, 8481 Birchwood Ct. - Birchwood Plaza, Johnston, IA, 515.276.5255

In this Issue of the Chrome Pony:

Zoom, Zoom!!! Have a great Mustang Day! The BBMC staff

Latest News ~ Next Meeting Did you know? Buy Sell or Trade Club Merchandise Sponsor’s Page Upcoming Events Calendar 2014 Car Show Sponsor’s

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Did you know? ~ Happy New Year from the Bad Boyz Mustang Club!

We would like to welcome our new club members and we look forward to shares a variety of Mustang events with you this coming year!


Did you know? ~ Winterizing Your Mustangs and Engines As the temperatures fall, it’s time to perform a winter maintenance check on your vehicles and outdoor engines. Here’s a handy checklist to keep them running throughout the winter. Gas: Keep your gas tank at least half full. Water vapor can collect in the bottom of your tank. When the water is drawn into your engine’s fuel line, it can freeze in the winter and prevent your engine from starting. Adding a bottle of gas-line antifreeze such as HEET or Iso-HEET to your gas tank combines with the water and enables it to be burned. Iso removes 5 times more water. Oil: Change your oil and filter at the recommended mileage. Belts: Inspect all belts for signs of fraying or cracking. Change any worn belts now to help avoid a breakdown during the worst of the winter. Fluids: Check and top off engine coolants, power steering, brake, windshield washer and battery fluids. Spark plugs: Replace if the engine is misfiring Battery: The summer heat takes its toll on batteries. However, in the winter cold, when you need the extra cranking power, your battery may not be up to the task. Consider replacing it if it is more than 3 years old. Keep the contacts free of corrosion with a battery post and terminal cleaner. Wipers: Inspect the blades for fraying or cracking. Consider using heavy-duty winter blades for tough ice buildups. Tires: With drastic temperature changes, tire pressure can fluctuate. Check tire pressure several times a month. Improperly inflated tires can reduce gripping action when you need it the most. Lights: Walk around your vehicle to make sure all lights are working. With winter and darkness, it’s important to be seen by other drivers. Brake Pads and Shoes: Inspect and replace worn brake pads for better braking action in slippery road conditions. Other engine maintenance: It’s important to keep other equipment running through the winter season. Snow throwers, generators and other two- and four-cycle engines may not be used for long periods of time. As a result, the fuel may form gum and varnish deposits. In less than 60 days, these deposits can clog fuel lines, injectors and fuel filters. The results are startup problems, sluggish performance and even reduced engine life. By adding a gasoline stabilizer such as STA-BIL®, the fuel will remain fresh for up to 12 months and helps prevent gum and varnish build-up during months of storage. STA-BIL also prevents corrosion and rust caused by accumulated condensation in the fuel system.


Did you know? ~ 2014 Shelby® GT500®

The 2014 Shelby® GT500® is coiled and ready to strike. Step on it. Track-tested at more than 200 mph 5.8L 4V supercharged aluminum-block V8 engine delivers 662 hp,* 631 lb.-ft. of torque TREMEC® six-speed manual transmission Over-the-top Le Mans racing stripes with GT500 side stripes Leather-trimmed sport bucket seats with racing stripes coordinated to the exterior stripes Optional RECARO® leather-trimmed sport seats *93 octane premium fuel required. RECARO is a registered trademark of RECARO Beteiligungs-GmbH.


Did you know? ~ 2014 Mustang GT®

5.0L V8 Engine The Mustang 5.0 engine pays homage to the original 5.0, delivering 420 horsepower* and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. The powerplant features twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), an aluminum engine block and cold-air induction to help improve power.

HID Headlamps Intense power. That’s what these headlamps are all about. HID headlamps feature a gas bulb that lasts longer and produces a whiter, brighter, stronger light than conventional headlamps. Standard on all Mustang models.


Did you know? ~ Ford gets ready to unveil the aluminum F-150

A concept version of the new F-150 pickup shown at the Detroit auto show a year ago. The redesigned version, which uses significantly more aluminum, is expected to be unveiled at the same show in January. Ford Motor is putting the F-150 pickup's 37-year winning streak on the line in 2014, with an expected radical shift to aluminum. The new F-150 is expected to use 600 pounds of aluminum, replacing about 1,000 pounds of steel, according to industry consultant Ducker Worldwide. The move accounts for a big chunk of the 750 pounds that Ford has vowed to cut to improve fuel economy. Some experts believe the truck will be able to get about 30 miles per gallon, up from the 17 to 19 mpg of current models. A lot is riding on the change for Ford (F, Fortune 500). The F-150 is not only the best-selling pickup, it has been the best-selling U.S. vehicle of any kind for more than three decades. And it is by far the most profitable vehicle in Ford's lineup. "When you have a vehicle that successful, the company almost lives or dies on that model," said Karl Brauer, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book. "You live in dread of something going wrong with that model, and this is by far the biggest change they've ever made." Ford has already warned of a hit to profit margins in 2014, and the new F-150 is a contributor. The 600 pounds of aluminum will likely cost about $800 more than the steel it replaces. Aluminum is also somewhat more difficult to work with and will require a longer shutdown at the two Ford factories that make the truck to prepare for the change. Another risk: will F-150 buyers be comfortable with buying an aluminum pickup truck. "There is a high degree of launch risk associated with using so much aluminum," said Mike Wall, auto analyst with IHS Global. "But the payoff is so strong." Wall said he believes any doubtful truck buyers will be won over by much better fuel economy. Ford officials are tight-lipped about their plans, though they did confirm that the new truck will have more aluminum than current models, which have had aluminum hoods since 2004."We're already the leader in aluminum use in full-size pickups, and it hasn't been an issue," said Ford spokesman Erich Merkle. They also say buyers have shown interest in fuel economy, noting that about 40% of the F-150 buyers are choosing a more fuel efficient V6 engine, rather than the traditional V8. Dick Schultz, managing director of materials practice at Ducker, said his understanding is that the new truck will still have a steel ladder frame that underpins the truck. It will also have a steel cargo box into which owners will load lumber and bricks and other cargo. "But everything else you can see, other than the cargo box, will be made of aluminum," he said. He said other automakers are going to have to shift to greater use of aluminum in heavier vehicles if they're going to meet tough new fuel economy regulations. Those standards require manufacturers to have a 54.5 mpg average for all the vehicles they sell by the 2025 model year. Want to share your story with the BBMC? Email badboyzmustangclub@yahoo.com and share your story & pictures with the club about your family and Mustang!


The Chrome Pony Corral Buy, Sell, or Trade ___________________________________________________________________________

FOR SALE: 1984 FORD MUSTANG GT 350~~T-TOP~~20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION99000 MILES~~5 SPEED~~302 HO~~HEW HOLLEY CARB, NEW DISTRIB CAP AND ROTAR, NEW PLUGS,WIRES, NEW BATTERY~~RUNS GREAT!! TLC NEEDED TO THE OUTSIDE AND INSIDE~~GREAT RESTORATION PROJECT!! $6000.00 OBO. Car located in Slater, Iowa Contact Ron or Vickie Ron 515 975 7727 Vickie 515 298 0182 or by email: vlerickson@hotmail.com Thanks for your time! Vickie Keffer ____________________________________________________________________________________

Rare: 1964 1/2 K Code Mustang - $30000 (Des Moines) Rare opportunity; June 1964 build date, numbers matching two owner car. Caspian Blue, Rally Pack, AM Radio, Window Washer, Style Steel Rims and Back-up Lights as options. Contact Cecil at: 515-953-2635 for more details……


The Chrome Pony Corral Buy, Sell, or Trade Mustang Body kit - $350 (Bondurant)

Mustang Body kit - $350 (Bondurant)

Note: Price Drop Folks! Still in the box body kit. Purchased for a 2005 Mustang (V6), so it should fit years 2005-2009. The box has never been opened so all the parts are still in it. Comes with front lip, rear lip, and side skirts. Originally purchase price was over $700. Pictures attached are from website where purchased. Asking $350 OBO. Contact Vanessa. Email: Vanessa Hendrickson _____________________________________________________________________________________ <v.hendrickson84@gmail.com>

Want to add your car stuff for sale here? Just email badboyzmustangclub@yahoo.com with the details and photos and we can post your items for sale on this page! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that simple!


Club Merchandise We have the following items available for purchase. Available items: Car Show T-Shirts $10.00. We will bring them to the Cruise events and club meetings. Get them while there hot!

Family Fun Activities We have a variety of events for the family and children monthly. Be sure to check our Calendar online for the latest details. Be sure to sign up today and bring the entire family for a fun filled day!

More Family Fun! Well, for those members wishing to particeipate in more Family Fun. Now here is your chance! Please events to the clb email and come to a few meetings to submit fun events you would like to see during our 20132014 cruise year. Bring your ideas and let’s have fun! Currently we have several planned family events! We also have available new Club stickers for your auto!

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Find us on the web: Be sure to check the club website for the latest listing of events in our muscle car community! Each month we have many events to choose from, so pick your event, post online with the club site or Facebook and let’s see how many friends we can get to our events!!

Why should you get involved with the Take a Kid to a Car Show program? Whether you produce a high profile extravaganza, a weekly cruise at the local shopping center or an annual charity show-n-shine, one thing is common; you have a passion for preserving and experiencing our automotive heritage. If we want to ensure that our passion is carried on to future generations we must involve our youth.

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Sponsorship Opportunities We are looking for new additional sponsorship opportunities in the Des Moines Iowa area, if you know of any company you think we should approach for sponsorship, just let Ted or Mike know and we can work on it!

http://www.americanmuscle.com 5% discount on all products from AmericanMuscle.com store. Stop in at one of our Monthly Meetings and receive an American Muscle Quarter Window Mustang Decal!

Want to be a SPONSOR to one of the funniest organizations in Des Moines, Iowa? Contact the BBMC staff for Details!

Be sure to check our club website for the latest event happening in December, January and February! www.badboyzmustangclub.com


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Upcoming Club Events ~ Monthly Club Meeting: Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 6pm - Monthly Meeting Location: Okoboji Grill ~ Johnston, IA Monthly Meeting: Reports from Secretary, Treasurers, Public Relations Committee, Old Business, New Business. Location: Okoboji Grill ~ Johnston, 8481 Birchwood Ct. - Birchwood Plaza, Johnston, IA, 515.276.5255

January Club Event: Sunday, 26 January 2014 - Wild Wades 33rd High Performance Swap Meet and Trade Show ~ Des Moines, IA The club will be hosting a table at this event! Come join us!! Where: Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds There is a Price for this event: Only $7.00 admission (12 and under FREE) About the Show: Held in the largest single level exhibition hall in Iowa – over 120,000 sq ft of motorsports heaven. This show has become well known for the large amount of new and used parts – especially engine parts – for stock cars, drag cars, street, and muscle cars. Deals on restoration parts – off road – tools – tires & wheels. Nascar goodies – literature - memorabilia – art work – t-shirts – and lots more. Great time to buy or sell for the race season! Motorsports Car Show: An invitation only show that showcases all kinds of race and performance cars. Last year there were stock cars, sprint cars, a jet funny car, legend cars, pro street cars, open wheel race cars, junior dragsters, NDTR trucks, figure 8 cars, a funny car, a pro street drag bike, mud race jeeps, and more! So if you have a bad boy toy that you'd like to show off while promoting your sport, call Wade to see if there is room. Factory Rep & Manufacturer Displays! Our Club will be hosting a display for this event!

So come on out and enjoy the day with Bad Boyz Mustang Club!


2014 Bad Boyz Mustang Club Car Show Sponsors Page

Our 2014 Car Show Charity!

Our 2014 Car Show Charity! Our annual event, we will be collecting Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Des Moines


Awesome Monthly Meeting!

We meet each 2nd Tuesday of the month in locations surrounding Greater Des Moines, Iowa Be sure to check our club website (badboyzmustangclub.com) for the meeting location and time!

Bad Boyz Mustang Club of Greater Des Moines Iow a P.O. Box 842 Waukee, Iowa 50263

“WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY & ONLY THE CARS ARE BAD!” Mobile Phone: Club Coordinator (Michael) 515.402.6325 Email: badboyzmustangclub@yahoo.com Website: www.badboyzmustangclub.com

© Copyright 2010-2013 Bad Boyz Mustang Club of Greater Des Moines, Iowa. Not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company. All rights reserved.

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