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#271 OFFLINE   2010KonaBlueGT

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 09:21 AM

Ive got a Gen 1, and love it.  I thought about upgrading, but I don't have any issues with the Gen 1.  SOLID is the word that describes this shifter.  The stock one caused me so many problems: 1) engaging 1st at a stop and 2) revving 1st out to redline, and not getting 2nd sometimes.  No issues now.  Oh and ADD THE AMSOIL ATF!!  Fixes all cold shifting notchiness.

 

I went with Royal Purple myself.  But not until just recently.

 

 

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 09:33 AM

Just was given a triple gauge pod from a local winning at a car show. What company gauges do y'all have a preference for? and do y'all prefer mechanical or electrical gauges? 


 
 

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:28 AM

2nd gear issue; 2012 GT500. 

I have read as many threads as I am able to find here and curious if anyone else has / had something similar to me.

 

1st noticed when I drove to Carlisle PA to the Ford Nationals.  After a long drive - couple hours on the hwy, I was not able to get into 2nd gear downshifting from 3rd in traffic.  Was like it was not there; no where to go to. 

It is a scary thing when downshifting in traffic and can't get to 2nd. 

 

Eventually 2nd is found (after sitting at a dead stop for a few minutes) but it was mushy (for lack of a better description) and I could slush into 2nd gear from a dead stop.  After the car cooled off when I got to the hotel all was fine. (had to do a beer run)

 

Happened again this past weekend when I went for a couple hour drive and once again found traffic and was unable to get into 2nd gear.  Had to use brakes from 3rd. Can get to 2nd from 1st when starting from a dead stop and is slushy (definitely the shift to 2nd does not feel 'normal').

 

Once again after stop and go traffic for a few miles was able to use the slushy 2nd gate. 

I really don't get it, and this only happens after a long drive and (IMO & best guess) there is significant heat from all the moving internals for the extended period.

 

Not 100% sure this will be fixed with a replacement shifter and curious if this occurrence is mine alone.

If you had similar, please reply and what did you do to fix.

 

Not sure if I should try calling FoMoCo direct to ask, as I am pretty confident the dealer will not find or duplicate. I will not leave my car for LONG drive to see if they can duplicate.

 

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 03:46 AM

SHELBY EH I understand you not wanting to leave it at the dealership. If the car is out of warranty I would start with draining the gearbox and refilling with either Amsoil or Royal Purple. With what your describing it doesn't seem like the shifter is the issue or it would most likely do it all the time. It's also possible that it's clutch related. GL

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 10:55 PM

Ok here it goes...

 

I received a 1/14 scale GT500 radio controlled car, as a gift, in red. It's the licensed one from Shelby.  Looks great on my desk!   I want to change the color.  Any idea on paint / plastic compatibility?  Which paint type to go with?  I don't want to melt the plastic, yet don't really want to test an area on the car either.

 

I'm thinking someone here has already done this.  Then I would need a set of 1/14 scale flat black vinyl stripe decal kit (long shot).

 

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 05:29 AM

at what point does the block need to be built? planning on a VMP gen2 and all supporting bolts ons running 91 I am in utah so elevation is about 4500ft

 

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 06:18 PM

at what point does the block need to be built? planning on a VMP gen2 and all supporting bolts ons running 91 I am in utah so elevation is about 4500ft
 
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I would reachout to VMP. Justin or BJ can help you.

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 06:43 PM

750rwhp is the ultimate safe limit, but watch out people have blown motors at this power level.  700rwhp is considered safe.  At these big power levels revs will kill, and make sure your injectors are up to the task (clean and blueprinted/flow checked)!



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Posted 15 August 2016 - 11:52 PM

750rwhp is the ultimate safe limit, but watch out people have blown motors at this power level.  700rwhp is considered safe.  At these big power levels revs will kill, and make sure your injectors are up to the task (clean and blueprinted/flow checked)!

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 05:25 AM

Are GT500's real Shelbys?

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 05:39 AM

Are GT500's real Shelbys?

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 07:19 AM

Are GT500's real Shelbys?



Bob, you trying to truly fulfill the title of this topic "Questions by Dummies?"

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Edited by Secondo, 16 August 2016 - 07:23 AM.

These photos were taken at Shelby American. These trucks (2016 Shelby F150's built by Tuscany Motor Company)  are certainly Shelby's just like every other car bearing Carroll's name. If you want details make sure to ask Gary Patterson. He will be on the road most of this summer showing our cars off. He spearheaded this venture and has all the details.  

 

That's not correct. Carroll signed a licensing agreement with Ford for them to use the GT350 nameplate. Just want to keep things factual. Carroll not only knew about the Ford built GT350 but gave Ford his blessing to do so.

 

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 01:38 AM

Bob, you trying to truly fulfill the title of this topic "Questions by Dummies?"

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Sorry, I just couldn't resist!!

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 07:54 AM

:doh:

These photos were taken at Shelby American. These trucks (2016 Shelby F150's built by Tuscany Motor Company)  are certainly Shelby's just like every other car bearing Carroll's name. If you want details make sure to ask Gary Patterson. He will be on the road most of this summer showing our cars off. He spearheaded this venture and has all the details.  

 

That's not correct. Carroll signed a licensing agreement with Ford for them to use the GT350 nameplate. Just want to keep things factual. Carroll not only knew about the Ford built GT350 but gave Ford his blessing to do so.

 

Steve

 

for the record, SAI doesnt build anything. they MODIFY cars that the Ford staff engineers and BUILDS. Like it or not, SAI is in the modification business using aftermarket parts (many of which are engineered by Ford, Ford Racing and Ford Performance). They are no more and no less a "Shelby" than those manufactured straight from the Ford factory. 

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 07:41 PM

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In reference to the 750rwhp remark....  

 

I am conservative by nature, and base my recommendation on a few GT500s that I have followed their build up throughout the years, once they hit 750rwhp combined with an aggressive driving style, including high RPM shifts, on stickier than OEM tires, they have had engine failures.  Dyno queens, or cars driving at no where near their, greater than 750rwhp power levels, on a daily basis, can make dyno pulls in the 750-850rwhp range, but a "flash in the pan" is not a real test of durability.

 

I would not fault the stock block, and it's related componets, if they didn't survive many miles (10-20k), driven hard, at the 750rwhp+ mark.


Edited by ShelbyGT5HUN, 22 August 2016 - 09:49 PM.





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