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Sandy Does a Walkthrough of How Seat Works in the Mach-E

Sandy Does a Walkthrough of the Mach-E Seats

Sandy Does a Walkthrough of How Seat Works in the Mach-E

Sandy takes us on a walkthrough of what you can expect to find in a seat, in particular, one of the Mach-E seats.

From hog rings to the controls of a 6-way seat with 2 lumbar controls (or an 8-way seat if you are Ford), the viewer will learn the basics of what is inside a seat, how seats are assembled, and the controls and structures.

For the full video click below:

Does The Mach-E Pass The SORB Test?

Does the Mach-E pass the SORB test Sandy Munro

Does The Mach-E Pass The SORB Test?

In this episode of the Mach-E teardown, Sandy and Ben first examine the air-intake for the HVAC and the battery management cooling system.  Sandy discusses the design choices that the Ford team made and why are good, allowing the Mach-E to make space to have a frunk.

Sandy goes on to talk about the front facia of the car and design choices he likes that were made such as the snap fits for attaching the facia onto the vehicle frame. Sandy is particularly impressed with the snap fits found on the headlamps that help also to locate and align their position.

The topic then shifts to how Sandy and Ben feel about the design choices made on the body to withstand the SORB test (Small Overlap Rigid Barrier), where the car is run at a speed of 40 Mph towards a barrier that is at a 25% offset of the front side of the vehicle to simulate a collision with a roadside barrier.  There are many design choices that Sandy is happy with that add safety and perform well.

Then Sandy and Ben move on to the side of front fender area where the discuss some re-design choices that Ford could make to save both money and weight to the vehicle, but to hear about those, you have to watch the video:

 

 

Sandy And Ben Talk About The A B and C Pillars on the Mach-E

Sandy and Ben talk ABC Pillars For Mach-E

Sandy And Ben Talk About The A B and C Pillars on the Mach-E

In this episode of Munro Live’s series on the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Sandy and Ben explain what they have found on the A, B, and C pillars.  The good and bad are covered and Sandy explains why you should make certain design choices, including why threaded fasteners, even covered with a lot of glue, are still a design problem and always

Also,very important update, WE ARE BUYING A TESLA PLAID!  However, we still need a bit more money, but if you are interested in helping, Sandy is now selling bumper stickers with his signature for $50.  For more information, you need to check out the video below:

Sandy and Ben Analyze the Rear Interior of the Mach-E

Sandy and Ben Analyze the Rear Interior of the Mach-E

Sandy and Ben Analyze the Rear Interior of the Mach-E

In this episode, Sandy and Ben remove the back seat of the Mach-E and have a look through the rear interior.

Sandy points out some interesting finds when taking apart some of the rear gate interior trim to see what is beneath.  Find out what happens when the interior designers and the sheet metal body designers don’t get along and why brackets are a crutch.

Sandy goes on to explain why he likes the hatch alignment feature in the rear clasp holding the hatch closed as well as several other interesting points including NVH and interior fitting solutions.  But for the full info, you gotta watch.  Click below:

What Is The Mystery Box? Mach-E Teardown

Mystery Box Ford Mach-E

What Is The Mystery Box? Mach-E Teardown

In this episode, Ben Lindamood from Munro explains what the mystery box marked “Do Not Drop” from the last video actually is.  It turns out it is “Offboard Charge Controller” which works with the DC fast charging systems in the car to directly charge the battery, but modulates the current to keep it between 200-600V.

The episode goes on to talk about taking off the doors and certain things that we found, including communication anomalies that Sandy hasn’t see before.  The shows winds itself up with Ben talking about the Infortainment system and interiors.  Watch here for the full episode:

Sandy Gives His Final Thoughts On The Polestar 2 Ep. 5

Sandy Munro Polestar 2 Ep5 Final Thoughts

Sandy Gives His Final Thoughts On The Polestar 2 Ep. 5

In this episode, Sandy sums up his general impressions of this vehicle and it is very positive.  In fact, Sandy says that this might be the next closest competitor to Telsa from his cursory examination of the vehicle in these past few episodes.  Only a full teardown would reveal exactly where Polestar 2 stands next to Tesla, but we will rely on our viewers to let us know what they want to see next.

In general though Sandy likes the looks, many of the features – especially safety features and deems at least from this surface look that Volvo has made some wise design choices.

But for the full description of the parts, features, and design choices Sandy likes on the Polestar 2, you need to watch the full episode:

 

 

 

Sandy Talks Ride and Drive on the 2021 Polestar 2 – Ep 4

Polestar 2 Ride and Drive Sandy Munro

Sandy Talks Ride and Drive on the 2021 Polestar 2 – Ep 4

Sandy takes the Polestar 2 for a spin in this fourth installment of Munro Live’s video series on this vehicle.

Sandy first navigates out of the back of Munro, pointing out that we are going to be tearing down in detail the Mustang Mach E that is sitting in our parking lot.  Sandy’s attention is then immediately drawn to the navigation/infotainment display remarking that it makes sense to him.

The rearview from a physical perspective is kind of tight, so Sandy says he will have to rely more on the camera and sensors. Sandy plays around with the one-pedal driving, explaining his experience there.

For his overall impressions though, please watch the video below:

Sandy Conducts A Hoist Review 2021 Polestar 2: E3

2021 Polestar 2 Hoist Review Sandy Munro

Sandy Conducts A Hoist Review 2021 Polestar 2: E3

From the good, to bad, to just plain different Sandy conducts a hoist review of the Polestar 2 in this third episode of the Polestar series.

From surprise rivets, semi-solid forgings, and foam pads for NHV on the brakes you can follow Sandy through an Easter egg hunt of his blue tapped findings (this will make sense if you watch the video).

All in all Sandy is happy with the safety features he finds, which is a testament to Volvo’s long tradition of crash safety.  But again to see all of the interesting finds, you will have to watch the video below:

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: E4 – Hoist Review | Rear Suspension

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E E4 Hoist Review Rear Suspension

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: E4 – Hoist Review | Rear Suspension

Well, here we are at episode 4 of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Review and all we can say is wow!  Sandy and the team are not easily impressed, but the Mustang Mach-E is definitely an impressive car.  Sandy even exclaims that, “From a suspension standpoint:  If I gave Tesla an A, this would get an A+, and the reason for that is because they are so simple and so inexpensive, and they’re doing the job!”

From the hallow cast cradles to a mysterious reservoir and something Sandy is calling the T-Rex bar, there are lot’s of interesting finds under this car, including the fact that Ford has made this battery very easy to drop out and change – great for serviceability but also allows for battery quick change is that business model pans out in the future.

But to get the full details you have to watch the show: