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  1. There ya go, dont sit and wait on em, get out there and enjoy it. Then you can see how much it picks up when they do show up! Probably show up when the good air is back too which will be awesome. Matt
  2. Broke the hot side cherry today

    Im interested in seeing how you like it...one of many potential future moves for my 66! Matt
  3. 65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

    Keep the updates coming, your rolling right along! Matt
  4. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    Disney has one! You can use my driveway too anytime, its a small step up from gravel thats for sure!!! You need to get yours going or else Ill be happy with where the GT sits for longer than I should and not want to waste money making it faster which would be WAY too responsible of me and we cant have that nonsense!!!!!!!!! Altho in all reality...not much more I can do for cheap and cheaps all I got! Matt
  5. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    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
  6. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    Fun for sure! Working on my driving and working around the track and weather conditions has been great fun. Glad to have a car thats relatively quick, reliable and that I can work on my driving in and see tangible results. The SVO back in the day would run like a raped ape up the twisty backroads to the track but once up there it was a turd and often wouldnt even run well enough to get around the pits cleanly much less down the track. The ST being FailWD was a pain in the ass no matter what I did at the track and the 66 was/is cursed. Runs good on the streets, put it between two concrete walls with timing equipment and it shuts down and fails you. The BlueCoupe and now the GT both loved every minute of it. The trip to the track and back were fun and reliable and it would get down the track and be fun to drive no matter what conditions. Matt
  7. Music city raceway Street night

    Last night was HOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. 90* (tho my car was reading higher) and the DA was around 3200. Guy I know up there who usually runs consistent 7.8s was running 8.0-8.1s but the track was hooking up really nice. Slapped the Nitto's on for one last shot to see what they could do and ran the following. 1) 7.96 at 89 with a 1.93 60. Straight off the road, 22psi cold in the tires, lazy launch to get a feel for it, bouncing off the limiter in 3rd quite a ways before the traps 2) 8.33 at 83.05 with a 1.86 60. Slightly more aggressive launch, missed 3rd finished in 4th gear. 3) 8.18 at 90.17 with a 1.98 60. Tried to let the clutch out quicker and bogged big time. Shifted to 4th at end of track from here on. 4) 8.36 at 86.68 with a 1.95 60. Bogged again, missed 3rd again. 5) 7.96 at 90.49 with a 1.89 60. Eased up on the launch, shifted every gear around 7200 rpm. Wasnt able to top my previous but was forced to take the extra shift to 4th due to the shorter tire and was no doubt feeling the heat. Got my 60s down a tad and I didnt even have time to really mess with the launch much. I dont doubt it had more in it at the launch. Best thing tho was the lack of hop/spin on the 1-2 shift. I was able to run it to 7200rpm without a squeek which helps a ton. Gonna sell these tires and pick up something taller and see if I cant drop the 60s a tad more and see where it gets me! Matt
  8. NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

    I figured last night was going to be a HOT one and that no records were going to be broken so to spice things up I decided to give the Nitto NT555R's one more shot just for kicks. Figured if nothing else I would try to get some decent 60's and see where it leads. Hot doesnt even describe it. I was melting out there BUT the track was hooking like crazy and I was able to click off a couple high 1.8 60s on very very easy launches. I tried to get a little more aggressive and would bog like a mofo both resulting in mid 1.9 60s. Even the 1-2 shift would hook without even a chirp except on one pass which was actually my best 60 of the night but ended up being a bust cause I missed 3rd and just finished the run in 4th instead. I got 5 runs in less than 20 minutes too because NOONE was going back to the lanes. Only downside was the shorter tires forced me to take the extra 3-4 shift at the end as I would bounce off the limiter in 3rd WEEELLLL before the finish. Here are some of my times: 1) 7.96 at 89 with a 1.93 60. Straight off the road, 22psi cold in the tires, lazy launch to get a feel for it, bouncing off the limiter in 3rd quite a ways before the traps 2) 8.33 at 83.05 with a 1.86 60. Slightly more aggressive launch, missed 3rd finished in 4th gear. 3) 8.18 at 90.17 with a 1.98 60. Tried to let the clutch out quicker and bogged big time. Shifted to 4th at end of track from here on. 4) 8.36 at 86.68 with a 1.95 60. Bogged again, missed 3rd again. 5) 7.96 at 90.49 with a 1.89 60. Eased up on the launch, shifted every gear around 7200 rpm. Like I said above, I was hot lapping like crazy and with the temps being 90* and the DA around 3200 Im happy as can be with those times. Apparently when the car grips it doesnt like to shift 2-3 sometimes, Ill look into it. If I would have stayed longer I would have liked to mess with the launch a bit more as well as my shift points. With full grip all the way down the track Ide like to make a couple passes shifting at 7200 like I was and then compare to a couple passes shifting around 6800 or so. With having to shift to 4th and it being so damned hot, I was happy to take my slips and head home PLUS someone oiled down the track so I bolted. Gonna pull these tires off the wheels and look for something taller, either a set of Mickey Thompson R's or maybe even look at some M&Hs but I was surprised at how well these things hooked up. Oh...and apparently I have to find a helmet before I go back. The guy handing out the slips and the guy directing the lanes were both radioed and told to tell me for some reason. Matt
  9. Music city raceway Street night

    DOH!!!! Thats ok, one day you will have that SS rolling and will have time to meet up and pound on some other street cars! Best excuse in here for sure...most rewarding one at least! Matt
  10. Music city raceway Street night

    Good luck!!!! Matt
  11. Music city raceway Street night

    Ok im definitely going. Got the Nittos bolted up last night, should be fun to see if I can manage to squeak out a better 60 vs the Continental all seasons. Hot weather be damned, Im gonna have some fun tonight. Matt
  12. Music city raceway Street night

    Itll be a ride thats for sure!!! Matt
  13. Music city raceway Street night

    DO IT!!! I was thinking that the other day when you posted about putting the street rubber back on it. Bet it still boogies! I wish I could steal your strip setup and see what the GT could do with some grip! Matt
  14. Music city raceway Street night

    Gonna be warm again but Im gonna head out tomorrow if all goes well. Might put on the NT555R's again to give them one more chance before removing them from the wheels and finding a more manual trans friendly setup to replace them. Last time out on them clutch protection didnt allow me to see if there were any gains to be had so this will be the deciding factory. Just gotta stay away from any wheel hop or I might be walkin home! Matt
  15. doooo iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttttttttt. By the time you have those headers in and ready to go in the car you could have the converter in hand and ready to go at the same time. Sucker would wake waaay up and you could actually use the excuse that you got an auto because its better for racing and be right! That and some drag radials and that sucker would be nasty! Matt
  16. Random thought thread

    My GT is a TON more stable than any other ive owned or driven even with all the nannies off (fuse pulled) but I actually dont fool with that crap anymore. I go everywhere in "Sport" mode. I can do a burn out at the track or when playing around in Sport and Ive blown the tires off at the track and in the rain a couple times without it really interfering so long as it didnt pitch sideways which is when it will lightly reign you in. Again, even without it the car is super stable and rediculously predictable...again compared to previous rwd cars Ive driven. I used to curse that the 15+ Mustangs went to IRS but it launches well, hooks great, hops no worse than the solid axle S197 GTs at the Hill, rides amazing, handles great. Oh...and I can see just fine outta mine oddly enough. I thought Ide have issues but visibility is great. I still would love to have a Focus RS, I really enjoyed having a sporty 4 door and having the extra hook of awd woulda been awesome so Im betting your STI with some work would be amazing!!! Matt
  17. Random thought thread

    I wouldnt second guess that purchase. You like Subarus and its a cool car. I love my base GT to death, Im a Mustang guy. Hows the STI been treating you by the way??? Matt
  18. Love it love it love it!!!! Wish those drag wheels fit my GT, ide keep em warm for ya! Matt
  19. Random thought thread

    Man pedal makes that civic alot more fun to drive than an auto version tho! My Escort was as boring and vanilla as they come, slower than the most commonly accepted definition of slow but the 3rd pedal made it...dare I say...enjoyable to own and drive. Fun little POS. The ST was much much much more fun obviously and the GT times that by a thousand. Cant wrap my head around the fact that its already Friday, I keep feeling like its a danged Tues or something. Matt
  20. 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
  21. ITSASIX 1966 Mustang Turbo

    I went from another bearing kit that was not installed properly to this kit and the difference is night and day. I cant imagine the difference between a wore out cast bushing and a properly installed bearing kit! With as easy as it is to put together and as affordable as it is, I cant imagine ever having it any other way! Matt
  22. ITSASIX 1966 Mustang Turbo

    Super easy work using Mustang Steve's kit and directions. He also has a cable pedal setup you could look at to make your own. Matt
  23. ITSASIX 1966 Mustang Turbo

    Pedals back in and they swing nice and smooth. I havnt adjusted anything and dont have the helper spring or the pedal stop in yet but everything went together real easy which was nice. Matt
  24. LOL hey, I do what I gotta do! Matt
  25. Add a slick and you dont have to slip. Otherwise, dumping the clutch will get you nowhere quick! Why have it if you dont use it! If you think about it, in every day driving you slip the clutch to get moving from a stop and often times slightly slip it between shifts. Same thing in racing a stick car on a radial or street tire. Slip it off the line, give it hell after that. Matt