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  1. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Well...I couldnt wait any longer. Plan was to buy this sucker on my Bday (Oct 25) then hit the Blue Ridge Pkwy that weekend for a fun weekend trip. There was literally 1 optioned out perfectly the way I woulda ordered it from Ford and they were in a hurry to get rid of it meaning I got a half decent deal out of the mix. Friend of mine had it transfered to her dealership and the rest is history!!! Specs: 2013 Focus ST with ST2 package 2.0T (TINY K03 turbo) 6speed manual Tangerine Scream Charcoal/Smoke Partial leather Recaro seats Sunroof, MyFordTouch w/ Nav and Dualzone are added options Love this car to DEATH already. Managed to clock 33mpg on the way home taking it easy on her so she wont hurt the wallet too bad when in Eco-mode and when you smack the throttle this little suckers got some balls! Not entirely up to date on torquesteer and how to drive around it so Ill need to learn but otherwise Im diggin it. Smooth, rides nice, handles better than most cars on the road and is super economical when you want it to be. I like how you can drive around town and NEVER see and single psi of boost thanks to the torque and you never have to shift out of 6th when cruising to pass or get back to speed, just give it some throttle and the little turbo comes to life getting you where you need to be! Perfect blend of reliable/responsible/economical and FUN. Never in a million years would I ever imagine owning a yellow car but this color really stood out to me in person so no regrets there either! Look forward to seein how she does down the road! Matt
  2. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Illegal Immoral Not that either of those matter in this culture but THIS guy doesnt wanna go to hell Matt
  3. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Extremely...but oddly enough it was easier than if we had been talking about a Fox Coupe or something like that. I guess its so common in the Fairmont/LTD world that its not as big of a deal to me. I wouldnt personally do it but ide likely drive/race it! Matt
  4. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    I have...and they are gooooooooooood. Its already really good as it sits and isnt far from being a quick little ride but LS swap would ensure it just the same. Matt
  5. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    The wagon is still available. Im going to put it out there once I get some good pics of it but Ill let you look it over before if you like! Matt
  6. Does the new seal do the trick or is it going to have the same issues as the factory seal? Hate to see all this but you will get it ironed out soon enough! Matt
  7. 2020 Ford Shelby GT500

    The future can kiss my ass. I went back in time and Im happy happy happy! I know Ill lose to newer auto cars but I race .5% of the miles I put on a car and enjoy being the reason its fast or slow each pass. Those other 99.5% you will see me smiling just the same as I row the gears. Yes...even in traffic. Well, most traffic lol. You will never hear me say that new autos are slower than manuals, and Ill even admit that they can be FUN, but not AS fun. I will also likely NEVER own a 2020 GT500, way above my pay grade but it is cool to see the automakers swingin for the fences! Matt
  8. 6th Gen 10.04 at 137 with bolt-ons!

    Yeah thats on street tires. I would love to see a drag radial on the Auto (best auto tire) vs a bias ply on the manual. Take traction out of it and let the launch RPM and shifting truly be the test. Would be awesome to see. Matt
  9. 6th Gen 10.04 at 137 with bolt-ons!

    Sucker FLIES for its power level. Any idea on what the fastest manual 6th gen is at? Matt
  10. Matt...anything you want to share?

    Ha shoot I never see it so I forget bout it! I got the avatar pic but forgot the sig. Matt
  11. Matt...anything you want to share?

    We've gone round and round on the auto vs manual deal it's all personal. Right now ide rather be slower than drive an auto for my fun car. Thats not to say that new autos aren't amazing! The 10 speed is really good stuff and if I was to get an 18-19 GT ide have to think hard about getting the 10 speed simply because the damned manuals have weak parts. I would love to have the Trinity 5.8 TVS setup the 13-14's have but like Brodie said, same money I spent on the GT's bolt-ons and tune will get me to the upper 600 wheel Mark and that should make for a really really fun daily ride. Then a bigger blower and some minor fuel mods and I can be up where your SS is playing at the moment and do so without stressing. Gonna start stock and enjoy it for what it is and move from there! Matt
  12. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    I like the nugget wagon alot but couldn't pass this up AND I had Kathleen on board which makes it feel a little better despite being a bit of an expense. Very thankful. Matt
  13. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    I've actually debated putting the race red with silver stripes that woulda come on it had it not had the delete kit but I like the subtle look. Might do just the rocker stripe who knows. Tailights can be done with a new filler panel that attaches to the bottom of the 13-14 tailight and looks decent but doing an entire bumper swap would look better...and then adding a quad tip setup yadda yadda. Ide only do it if I found some dirt cheap. To me, the grilles are the best part of the 13-14 so I will do that swap one day and MAYBE the headlights as well but they are too expensive as it sits. Tires are likely first. I saw one on some S550 PP wheels and it was dead sexy so I might try to trade for some (or buy some gloss black 13-14 wheels) and then put some DWS06's on them. The exhaust is near perfection but needs some volume so high flow catted x or h pipe is on the list. I'm excited about this car tho, it still doesn't seem real. Matt
  14. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Kathleen, being sick of the wagon and all the work I have been doing to it lately came to me and said...for the second time in our marriage mind you..."You need to go buy another Mustang". For the second time in our marriage I said "Pffffffft, naaah its not in the cards right now" aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand for the second time in our marriage, I bought a Mustang shortly after that. This time I went for a dream car and after some stretching, number crunching and some back and forth, ended up with this thing. 2012 GT500 with the Performance Pack, Recaros, Nav and Stripe Delete. 28K miles, stock as the day it left the assembly line and clean as can be. TOTALLY different car from the S550 GT but still nice enough to not be a huge let down. Power is down low and instant where the Coyote wanted to breath. The ride is good enough for DD and outside of some terrible terrible, hard as a rock, noisy Summer only rubbers that have GOT to go, it handles really well and gets down the road nicely. I havnt been able to even see a lick of boost yet thanks to the cold wet weather and those terrible tires but Im hoping the sun will shine in the next couple days. This was a total splurge purchase and once again, I feel that I dont deserve this car but Ive always wanted one and here it is. Should make 15-30 rwhp more than my full bolt-on/E85 GT but will likely be a tad slower at the track due to some extra heft. Only one way to find out tho and I plan on doing so as soon as the season starts back up. This car will see mods, likely bolt-ons and some aesthetic mods early on and then eventually will see at the least a 13-14 TVS blower swap unless something else comes along. For now Ill get used to the 480-500whp range and go from there! Matt
  15. Matt...anything you want to share?

    Only comes in a MANual. Like Brodie said, that will likely change with the 2020. Ill run you any Tues night you wanna show up! Ill never (not anytime soon at least) be in the same league power wise as you, this is a Dream Car buy, not an all out hotrod really. I looked at a procharged Coyote car for much less than this thing but it didnt have the same draw to me for some reason. Im betting as it sits itll be within a few tenths of my GT plus or minus...Im betting minus. Some seat time and some small bolt-ons and Ill slowly get it quicker and quicker, same as I did with the GT except that I have the Mickey's from the very beginning Gonna have fun with this car I can already tell. Matt
  16. Matt...anything you want to share?

    Ha!!!! I had to go straight to work, then dinner and literally just now have a free moment what a hectic day! Had the opportunity to add a dream car to the driveway! I'll update my DD thread but let's just say the LTD is going up for sale shortly. Matt
  17. 2010 Camaro SS

    I saw this on their Facebook page and figured it was your car since they were going to be tuning on it. Sucker is gonna SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT and thats not even E85. Cant wait to see what kinda #'s it does on the corn! Ide say your FINALLY getting your money's worth outta this thing huh!?!?!? Matt
  18. 2010 Camaro SS

    Hell yeah MAN Im excited. Grab some tires between now and spring and take advantage of the nice air when the tracks first open up!!! Matt
  19. 2010 Camaro SS

    End of the week and you will be flying???? Matt
  20. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Well...as much as I like to complain about the brake FEEL in the 66, I can now attest that they do their job as well as can be expected for what they are. Drove the car to Church and to lunch and an older Buick decided to pull a SLOOOOW left in front of me at an intersection. I got on the brakes hoping the guy would find the accelerator like a normal Fing human being but nope. Continued the slow turn across my front with no regard or worry about the BRIGHT RED and chrome car heading towards his passenger door. Got on them harder, locked them up for a bit, let out and steering slightly left missing the back of his car by HAIRS if even. Wouldnt have been surprised if some of his paint woulda showed up on the front bumper corner. Even after all that the bastard just cruised away, never looked over, never reacted, never sped up or slowed down. Just idled his way down the road. Ive been back down that stretch twice now and the skids are perfectly even side to side and straight as can be so I guess everything is where it oughta be. Back end didnt try to come around and other than being the typical non-abs, skid further than you would like sorta deal, no drama. I was on edge needless to say (didnt help that shortly before that a lady tried to turn right from a non turn lane across the front of the car) but all is well. Luke didnt even wake up from his Flowmaster induced nap Good job old girl, we narrowly avoided disaster once again. Matt
  21. ANOTHER UPDATE 2017: The Inline has been pulled and an Exploder 302 will take its place. The new direction starts on page 37 and carries on from there. As of 2017, The inline was pulled and sold locally to live on under the hood of another Mustang. The new setup consists of: Explorer 302 with P heads TFS Stage 1 Cam New springs and seals JBA mid length headers Megasquirt EFI done by Disney Thought Ide toss up the latest on the old 66. Ill dig up some older pics from the beginning for those who may not be familiar with the car, but heres the latest. UPDATED Summer 2015. Changes listed in red. 1966 Mustang Coupe "Sprint" package 200 ci inline six BONE stock pistons, rods and crank Now .040 bored stock block, custom RaceTech Pistons, stock rods and cranks 292 cam (oooold) Ed Curtis custom cam BIG log 250 head with valve springs for cam, milled for 2V carb direct mount Aussie 250-2V head and intake Holley 2300 500cfm carb by QuickFuel for blow thru Custom Header TE44 turbo Front mount intercooler 3" downpipe split to 2.5" pipes to Flowmaster 40s WorldClass T5 Custom steel driveshaft from Dave's 8.8 with 3.55 gears from Fox Grab a trac 4 lead, mid eye rear springs with 1" lowering blocks New stock front springs with 1.5 coils cut Shelby 1" UCA drop Unisteer Rack and Pinion 17x8 TT2 245 BFG Sports Im sure Im missing a bunch of stuff but you get the jist of it. The carb needs a TON of work and is about to be rebuilt, but she runs SUPER rich at the moment. I put it on Carma's dyno and initially put down an EARTH shattering 151 rwhp LOL. The A/F was off the chart rich (8:1ish) so they did a little tweaking, dropped the jets down to the lowest ones my Holley jet kit had which was only 2 sizes lower than what was already in it and gave it another go. This time the A/F was right around the 9:1 area and she picked up a TON, layin down 243 rwhp but the torque was in the low 300s. Ide love to find someone who can get this carb where it needs to be and see what she's capable of then!!! Oh, and all this was on 20psi with the old 2.5" crush bent downpipe and no mufflers, stock rear end with 2.73 gears. Now with the new exhaust and gears, 15psi feels stronger than 20 ever did!!! Back when I first put this setup together, on a different dyno (which may be where the difference in numbers truely lies) on the smaller stock turbo she put down more HP but less torque, would love to get this sucker tweaked and see what the new setup is worth. Took her to Gatlinburg this past weekend for Shade of the Past which was an adventure in itself. 4th year goin, but the old Mustang put up a fight. She has a bad vibration around 70mph and when you let off the gas it gets really bad which seems to point to a bad U-joint, and then after foolin around showin off a bit she ran like *** and almost made me think I wouldnt be gettin her home lol. She would idle fine, but if you tried to get rolling it wouldnt go, you had to floor the hell out of it and slip the clutch. Once you got movin she would run fine so long as I kept the vac around the 5in-0in area, and she ran awesome with a couple psi boost. I put some fresh gas in and she came back around on the way home but I suspect somethin else is up. ANYways, she at least looked and sounded pretty good! Here are a couple of the few shots I got. Crappy shot, but this was the first time these two cars have been together since highschool...FINALLY we were both able to get the old girls out for the weekend. In the morning after a bit of rain Notice anything similar between the two? Thats all I got, she did make it home and now its time to tear her apart and figure out whats up. New Ujoints are on the way along with a carb rebuild kit and a new balancer. After that I will see about gettin the carb tuned! Matt
  22. 2010 Camaro SS

    Hell yeah man sounds like a dream bout to come true man congrats!!! Matt
  23. Random thought thread

    4v all the way. You can have some fun with a boosted 2v sure but there's something bout a 4v that does it for me!!! Termi-swap would be awesome as well. Ide buy a 4v before I ever put better internals in a 2v. Matt
  24. 25 cents worth of travel...

    Yikes...stuff like this scares me more than most things weve been warned about. Glad hes ok!!! Matt
  25. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Got the 66 out for New Years breakfast...well...lunch really by the time we got to it. Again, havnt TOUCHED it mechanically since getting back from Shades in Sept. Fired right up, and outside of the parking brake being broken (broke before Shades) it went great. Still need to fix that cable, get the starter heat shield in place and then...well nothing really. Theres a bunch of stuff I WANT to do, narrow the Exploder 8.8, get the proper offset wheels for the back, maybe look at EPAS steering but otherwise it runs and drives well enough to go anywhere anytime! Oh, I also need to get with Disney and dial in the low rpm/low speed tuning but unless I get into a traffic jam or have to cruise around the parking lot looking for a spot, its not an issue. Drove the Wagon later in the day and Im almost convinced now that a T5 swap is what its missing to be a really fun car...we shall see tho. Oh, and Luke loved riding around in the 66. He was super talkative and fun while we were out in it. The yard was super mushy and I didnt want to rut it up too bad so I left it in the driveway last night and this morning I had a hell of a time getting Luke into his seat in the Wagon because he kept twisting to look at the 66. He was pointing at it and saying Dadda...brrrrrrrrrrrooom. Love that kid. Matt