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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Shaker Hood Addresses Common Complaint

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When the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 was revealed last year, one common complaint pony car fans harbored was that Ford chose not to sell it with a shaker hood, a feature present on prior Mach 1 models. As Ford Authority exclusively reported last fall, Ford deemed the shaker hood unnecessary, and only included it on the last-gen Mach 1 because it was needed to clear the car’s air intake, as Jim Owens, marketing director for the Mustang, explained. Now, Owens has also made us aware of a solution to this omission – a new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 shaker hood from Classic Design Concepts (CDC).

CDC’s 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 shaker hood certainly looks the part, lending a classic styling element to the latest generation of the gussied-up pony car. That part will certainly satisfy the purists, and the shaker hood system is also functional, as it funnels air captured by the scoop into the car’s airbox that feeds Ford’s modified 5.0L Coyote V8. It even “shakes” like a proper shaker hood should when the engine is revved.

However, CDC is also keen to note that its 2021 Mach 1 shaker hood does not yield any sort of horsepower or torque gains. The system could possibly result in cooler ambient air temperatures (IAT2) entering the engine, but it isn’t enough to translate to any significant performance improvement, other than perhaps keeping the engine bay a bit cooler at the track.

Regardless, aside from looking cool, it’s worth noting that CDC also designed the 2003-2004 Mustang Mach 1’s shaker hood, which is why this one looks so similar. That OEM appearance is certainly desirable, as is its reported fit and finish. Constructed from aluminum, the shaker hood is designed to clear the factory strut tower brace and includes all of the hardware needed for installation, all for an asking price of $1,195.

We’ll have more cool parts and accessories to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Justin L.

    Should’ve been there from the factory…

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  2. Roy Chile’s

    Jim Owens needs to be FIRED period you give the customers what they expect and want for $60k plus. Without the SHAKER it’s a gussied up BULLITT in a different color with stripes. Ford need to regroup all 22 models need the SHAKER HOOD, FOG LIGHTS N GRILL, GOLD AND WHITE STRIPES DOWN THE SIDES. The $1200 should be changed back to the FORD MOTOR COMPANY, I wouldn’t buy the car without the SHAKER HOOD PERIOD.

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  3. Steve

    Everyone seems to forget that the ‘69-‘70 mach1 shaker was optional, not standard. And the ‘71-‘73 didn’t have a shaker at all.

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  4. David Jury

    Steve, the 71-73 Mustangs may not have had the shaker hood scoop but the Boss 351 and other high performance 71 Mustangs did have a cold air intake through the 2 NACA scoops in the bonnet. This cold air intake system funneled cold air into the engines at wide open throttle. It was for emission reasons that the later mustangs (72 onwards) no longer enjoyed the cold air intake but they still retained the scoops that were located on the bonnet.
    After 71, there were no real high performance Mustangs for a long time due to emission requirements.

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  5. Mark

    Millions of dollars of wind tunnel design and testing undone by an add-on $1200 cosmetic accessory. The Mach 1, properly equipped, is a continuation of the GT350 with a 5.0 instead of the Voodoo 5.2. I will own one, and NOT chop a hole in a perfectly good hood. By the way, I’ve met Jim Owens (and a few other Ford guys), and he’s a great guy and he’s done more for SVT and FP than anyone I can remember (Carroll Shelby notwithstanding). I lived through the performance vacuum of the 70’s into the 80’s and own and have owned several SVO, SVT and Ford Performance rides. Be thankful Ford re-committed to racing a while back and loyal folks like Owens continue to work for our side.

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  6. Steve

    I absolutely agree with you David. I’m not saying they didn’t offer cold air induction. I was simply commenting on the shaker hood and why people are so upset that it’s not on the new mach1. Going 1 step further on your emissions comment (although slightly off topic) Pontiac offered a functional shaker on th ‘74 GTO, but not the Trans Am after ‘72. I believe they also offered an optional functional hood for the Formula Firebird thru ‘74, but I could be wrong about that.

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    1. Bilton Smith

      I would like to be a full-time distributor of this Ford Mustang GT in my country, where I’m from we are car lovers

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  7. Chris

    What Ford needs to listen to is the people that want a manual transmission in their GT 500 and F350 trucks, I am one of millions that will never buy a truck or performance car with a slush box tranny!

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  8. Steve

    I own 2 Mach1. Both have shakers. My 1970 is Calypso coral. An M-Code. Ford at least gave us a shaker in 03-04. Didn’t listen to us even more for the 2021. Not even a bump up in horse power

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  9. Steve

    I would just like to say that 2 Mach 1 Steve is a different person from me lol. I own a ‘14 Roush Stage 3 Phase 1 convertible.

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  10. Mark L Bedel

    Shaker hood scoop in 2021? Really? How about adapting the Fox Body Quadra-Shock rear differential to it too? Come on people…get with the times! Oh wait…I hear mullets are back!

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    1. Steve

      lol. I was thinking air shocks and bias ply tires that stick out 2” past the quarter panels. And don’t forget the louvres on the back window…

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      1. Stephen Ketterer

        Or traction bars and side pipes. Oh and those little blue differential lights underneath.

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  11. Dabid

    Whats funny is they say CDC designed the shaker for the 03-04 Mach1. They may have designed the mounting bracket but that shaker was molded from the same casts ford used when the the shaker was an option back in 69 and 70

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  12. Steve

    … oh, I almost forgot about the 15” Cragar SS mags and glasspacks.

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  13. Stephen Ketterer

    For the record, I think the shaker would look better on a hood that didn’t have the rear-facing vents. Too much going on there…

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