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#31 OFFLINE   SGT3131

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

Did the install myself (savings of over $7,000) and unlike others I have yet to have any issues, over 11K miles now. Understand my car is not is the reg as SC's however I can live without the headaces others have had and save 7K at the sametime. At the end of the day I just get a lot of satisfaction of doing it myslef and knowing I did it right the 1st time.

For those that cannot do it themselves I fully understand having the install complete elsewhere. Kind of like plumbing in the house. I start with one leak and end up with 6 leaks (no joke guys). Therfore I call the plumer for house plumbing.
O'h and I taught electronics / avionics at a tech school to make the 6K I needed for the whipple.

For sure I will sure dont regret the SC install. Man as you know it is a ball to drive.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 04:10 PM

Ah, I see that I posted (#22) here in Nov. of 2010....well....nothing has changed!!!

In reality, though, its a matter of priorities. Family first!!
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:35 PM

Did the install myself (savings of over $7,000) and unlike others I have yet to have any issues, over 11K miles now. Understand my car is not is the reg as SC's however I can live without the headaces others have had and save 7K at the sametime. At the end of the day I just get a lot of satisfaction of doing it myslef and knowing I did it right the 1st time.

For those that cannot do it themselves I fully understand having the install complete elsewhere. Kind of like plumbing in the house. I start with one leak and end up with 6 leaks (no joke guys). Therfore I call the plumer for house plumbing.
O'h and I taught electronics / avionics at a tech school to make the 6K I needed for the whipple.

For sure I will sure dont regret the SC install. Man as you know it is a ball to drive.

Take Care Guys,
-Billy


If you did this yourself that is awesome. Congrat's!!
However it is not a true GT/SC. That designation is reserved for those who had Shelby American perform the GT/SC upgrade. Those who did have SA install it wanted the pedigre to follow the car and have documented history of Shelby American doing it.

Edited by SWEDEMAN, 10 February 2012 - 01:47 PM.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:53 PM

some good stories for sure! I'm working on saving for mine right now. Fortunately i have a job that I can save some extra money. I'm waiting on my quote from Tasca and I'm expecting it to be around $15,000 total. I should have all the money together by summer. I am so excited and I can't wait.
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:33 PM

some good stories for sure! I'm working on saving for mine right now. Fortunately i have a job that I can save some extra money. I'm waiting on my quote from Tasca and I'm expecting it to be around $15,000 total. I should have all the money together by summer. I am so excited and I can't wait.


For $15k you will be able to do a lot more than just the Supercharger, you will not regret it!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:30 PM

haha, that's right! I'm going with the driveshaft, clutch, and forged internals also. I'm really excited to hear back from Dennis and start planning for it seriously.
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Steeda Carbon Fiber Inlet Elbow
Brenspeed Custom Tune
Ford Racing 3.73 Gears
Kooks Long Tube Headers w/high flow cats
Corsa Extreme Exhaust
315.7 RWHP/327.5 RWTQ Stage 1 Mods
Shelby GT/SC Upgrade w/Polished Whipple 550 Completed at Tasca on 9/10/12
1 Piece Driveshaft
Ford Racing Radiator
502.4 RWHP/463.5 RWTQ Stage 2 Mods
1000 Series Forged Internals
ARP Head Studs
Custom Comp Cams
Upgraded Valve Springs
Stage 2 Ported Heads
McLeod RXT Twin Disc Clutch, 8 bolt flywheel
Ford Racing Polished Throttle Body
Whipple Polished 10 Rib Kit
Injector Dynamics 725cc Injectors
MAF Sensor
Updated Tune
???.? RWHP/???.? RWTQ Stage 3 Mods (Completion Estimated 6/27/13 at Tasca)

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:10 AM

If the official GT/SC designation is important to you, then save, save, save! If that's not important, then save a lot cash and do it yourself - I highly recommend the Edelbrock E-Force kit! (So easy a caveman can do it!)

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

Dude its America all you have to do is swipe a card. This country forgot about saving money back in the 1970's. Dont worry with the high fuel prices none of us will be driving anywhere so that should save some dough and that should help

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:20 PM

If the official GT/SC designation is important to you, then save, save, save! If that's not important, then save a lot cash and do it yourself - I highly recommend the Edelbrock E-Force kit! (So easy a caveman can do it!)

Sam


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:03 PM

How did I save the money to purchase my superchargers? I DIVORCED that B**ch


:hysterical2: Still too damn funny Rick.


Saving every penny you get............working that extra OT. All these make the S/C all the more special

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:11 PM

Something will always be more special to you, the harder you work to save for it....of course divorcing that b**ch can be pretty special too!
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286.8 RWHP/305.5 RWTQ Stock
Steeda Carbon Fiber Inlet Elbow
Brenspeed Custom Tune
Ford Racing 3.73 Gears
Kooks Long Tube Headers w/high flow cats
Corsa Extreme Exhaust
315.7 RWHP/327.5 RWTQ Stage 1 Mods
Shelby GT/SC Upgrade w/Polished Whipple 550 Completed at Tasca on 9/10/12
1 Piece Driveshaft
Ford Racing Radiator
502.4 RWHP/463.5 RWTQ Stage 2 Mods
1000 Series Forged Internals
ARP Head Studs
Custom Comp Cams
Upgraded Valve Springs
Stage 2 Ported Heads
McLeod RXT Twin Disc Clutch, 8 bolt flywheel
Ford Racing Polished Throttle Body
Whipple Polished 10 Rib Kit
Injector Dynamics 725cc Injectors
MAF Sensor
Updated Tune
???.? RWHP/???.? RWTQ Stage 3 Mods (Completion Estimated 6/27/13 at Tasca)




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