66sprint6

NewER DD 2015 Mustang GT

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Instead of intake and longtubes I may be looking at clutch and slicks.  Take away to two things holding me back the most and then I can continue to tweak the third thing...driver mod.

Matt

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SLOW night last night, track was packed out and I was stuck in the 8.1x range at 91 mph.  Only got 4 runs all night and I stayed aaalllll night.  Despite all that I was the quickest Coyote powered car, Quickest Mustang (in the street class, I was 2nd quickest overall to a turbo LS powered Coupe) and was the 2nd quickest newer "Pony Car" to a Hellcat, 3rd was an 07-09 GT500 that broke during eliminations.  I was shocked to hear I made the Quick 8...as #8 lol.  I stuck around to try and get a quicker pass in cooler weather and decided to run the Quick 8 for that pass.  I dialed in an 8.07 hoping to break out for fun but ended up running an 8.17.  Guy next to me edged me out by .0502 to eliminate me.  Slow night at the track but was still a fun one.  

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That car is impressive for so little mods. :yes:

Congrats! :up:

My RAI is what's screwing me.

If I can't get a good tune, I might toss it for the original style CAI, and then attempt to tune again.

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Im beyond impressed and beyond pleased.  Quick despite being a bit...heavy.  Oh...and I still dont feel like I deserve this car.  

Most cold air intakes dont do much, especially without a tune but if you have one that screws with the MAF signal or causes un-necessary turbulance then ditch it quick.  There are so many out on the market right now that are proven to work for both of these cars, find one that most people like and then sell the one you have to help cover the difference!

Matt

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This will be the third place Ive posted this but I want to put it in here so I can find it in the future if needed.  New best 60ft, ET and MPH last night, despite it being hot and the DA not being all that great (about 2262 per dragtimes).  I cant wait to see what it can do with a good 60 and some good air!!!!

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Thanks again Mike for the video!

Matt

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2 hours ago, 66sprint6 said:

This will be the third place Ive posted this but I want to put it in here so I can find it in the future if needed.  New best 60ft, ET and MPH last night, despite it being hot and the DA not being all that great (about 2262 per dragtimes).  I cant wait to see what it can do with a good 60 and some good air!!!!

 

Thanks again Mike for the video!

Matt

No problem.  I saw the 8.06 too, but didn't get a video.  I knew you were going to be excited when I saw that 7.95.  Just think what it might do with some better track prep and good air a bowling green.

For comparison, I went a best of 7.76 with 91.66 mph and 7.64 with 92.4mph.  I bet with great fall air and traction you could run a high 7.6 which is an 11.8x.  That would be pretty  spectacular for an NA basically stock car.

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Wheel hop city last night.  Cooler air tho, but only managed an 8.09 @ 91.43 w/ 2.04 60ft and then followed it up with an 8.03 @ 91.80 w/ 1.97 60ft.  Both runs I would spin right after the clutch was fully let out and I got the throttle to the floor and then the 1-2 shift was doomed every run.  They said it had rained earlier and the track looked like a river so maybe that was part of it who knows.

Matt

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3 hours ago, 66sprint6 said:

Its too bad they are pulling such a heavy cart!!!!!!!!

Matt

That's why I sometimes wish I'd kept the 97 GT and Coyote swapped. That car was light compared to today's hotrods. 

But the luxuries and all kind of make up for it.

I really was tired of the leg-press clutch in traffic.

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Drive my 66 and the 97 woulda felt like an automatic to the ole left leg!  After driving it all day last Sat and hopping into the GT I nearly put the pedal thru the floor.  I will agree tho, the GT is smooth, quiet (until you unleash hell) smells good, SAFE, handles great and performs great.  None of which the 66 does at all LOL so Im ok with it being a porker but the Coyote + small/light car combo HAS to be a hell of a ride.

OH, there was a NASTY purple SN95 at the Hill last night, figured you woulda loved it had you seen it!

Matt

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16 minutes ago, 66sprint6 said:

Drive my 66 and the 97 woulda felt like an automatic to the ole left leg!  After driving it all day last Sat and hopping into the GT I nearly put the pedal thru the floor.  I will agree tho, the GT is smooth, quiet (until you unleash hell) smells good, SAFE, handles great and performs great.  None of which the 66 does at all LOL so Im ok with it being a porker but the Coyote + small/light car combo HAS to be a hell of a ride.

OH, there was a NASTY purple SN95 at the Hill last night, figured you woulda loved it had you seen it!

Matt

I had the FRPP HD clutch kit they used to call the King Cobra HD clutch kit.

As the Teflon lining wears out in the clutch cable, it gets worse and worse, too. When they break, you get to drive home in 2nd gear. Taking off from stop signs and red lights is real interesting with no clutch cable. Ask me how I know. :lol:

That said, I'd kept the old 97 GT for a project like that, but I don't have a garage (live in a 1,700 sq ft condo). So the weather would just beat on it until it looked ghetto. You just can't leave a car sitting out in TN and not drive it much because the humidity and all is tough on them.

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Yeah...seriously next time your in the Boro, come try out the 66's clutch.  Itll make the King Cobra clutch feel like my 93 Escort's.  Im not saying this to brag...more to...whine LOL.  I hate it in traffic.  Driving the GT last year in Shade's traffic was a DRREEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMM compared to the 66.  Now with the little on on the way, unless Kathleen can ride with Spike's wife in a newer car, we might be taking the GT again and as much as it bums me out to think about that...the ole left leg is silently cheering.  Im gonna talk to the guys at TN Clutch one day and see if they can help me source a lighter pressure plate that will still handle the power.  I got to try out a couple of the other 6 banger cars clutches at the show, an original 3 finger and a newer multifinger like mine but for a Fairmont rather than performance minded and they both were smooth and light.  Mine is very tough and has a very noticeable engagement "sweet spot".  Anyways, that car makes me appreciate the creature comforts that my BASE GT has to offer!!!!!

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Thats another thing...clutches for these newer cars are priiiiceeeey BUT they have unbelievable holding power without the heavy pedal feel.  I NEED that in the 66.  If I had gone with a 250 inline I could have run a fox size flywheel, centerforce dual friction (one of my favorite clutches) or similar and a cable to make everything wonderful.  Nope...now I need to find someone who can put something together that I can use OR take the risk of trying out the Fairmont pressure plate and seeing if itll hold with my custom dual friction disc.

Matt

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