Rick Stanton’s Talladega with a Boss 429 installed.
We all know that the Boss 429 was the engine that powered the Talladega and Spoiler II on the NASCAR tracks but was not available in either car for the street. I am often asked why didn’t Ford put it in the Talladega instead of the Mustang. My response is always the same, I do not know. I have a few thoughts on the subject but they are not worth muddying the water with here.
The Boss 9 also earned a rather poor reputation on the street. I have talked to more than one original owner who traded in a 428 CJ Mustang for a Boss 429 and was initially disappointed in the Boss 429’s performance.
Below is a video I found that explains some of what was going on at that time.