The Last “Pushrod” 1995 Ford Mustang Engine Goes on The Dyno
End of the Line.
The last “one” was always prettier than those old images portray and faster than those old, yellowed time slips proclaim. Such is often the case with our “special” memories, which have been altered over time to fit stories about the good old days.
That especially holds true with engine power output — our recollection of those powerful classic engines a far cry from reality. But what if you were able to find an original performance engine that’s not only in perfect working order but documented as factory original? That would be mighty incredible wouldn’t it?
Recently, Ford sent us the very last production pushrod Mustang V-8 ever produced in 1995. How do we know it was the last one? The engine has been documented not only by Ford but through the signatures of every technician on the Cleveland, Ohio engine plant line who personally autographed its exterior. These signatures irrefutably signify that it was the last of the breed. End of an era. The time-proven 5.0L High Output pushrod V-8 was sidelined to make way for a new generation of SOHC and DOHC 4.6L Modular V-8s for 1996.