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#1 OFFLINE   ratrace427

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:46 PM

Only time will tell what i will be getting with my 650 hp SS but what does everyone else get? I purchased the car this week and so far i have only seen 15.4 MPG but that went back down after idling some. She can drink all she wants but i want to know how little she will.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:52 PM

'13 SS, 850hp. 15.6 mpg overall avg. about 14 around town. 22.3 mpg when on open hwy for several hours.



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:22 AM

Interesting...I was wondering how much the stock numbers would be changed. Being that the power is made with boost you can keep your foot out of it and still make the factory 23 mpg. I have been told that the on screen number is about one mpg off when comparing it to a old school calculated number. I have seen 17 mpg so far but the number is still going up. I feel like the 15 mpg is what my car will be getting as well. That is the realistic number with my daily usage. (my foot) Right now i am trying hard to keep the number down and that is no fun.   



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:02 AM

The answer I usually give is.... "When you drive a car with a supercharger, you don't worry about gas mileage...."


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:17 PM

The answer I usually give is.... "When you drive a car with a supercharger, you don't worry about gas mileage...."

 

My owner axiom is that mileage is inversely proportional to the fun of using the car as intended.



#6 OFFLINE   JimC

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:59 AM

130 mile max. From fill up to bone dry driving at highway speed.


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With in the Fellowship of all car enthusiasts, there is a need for speed that cannot be denied, cannot be contained and will never be satisfied. We will continue to improve and refine, pushing forward in relentless effort to redefine limits beyond expectation. In the world of the true car enthusiast, There is no such belief that it can't be done, only the belief that "If you can imagine it, you can make it happen" JRC
 
Question:
Does anyone really know when all the madness ends? When is enough is enough?
Answer: Never!

 

Car 1: 07 Shelby GT500 Super Snake - The result of 31 years of not owning a car and living on a Harley
Car 2: 05 F-350 6.0L North of 800 foot lbs of torque and 650+HP at the flywheel
Car 3: 64 Comet 5.0L HO 4 speed Automatic Disc Brakes Power steering A/C 8.8 inch rear-end. Ground up OEM Retro-mod Custom build for my wife
Car 4: 67 Mustang GT Fast Back Bone stock with 289 4Barrel front disc brakes 9 inch rear end - Restoration/ Rebuild pending completion of the Comet
Car 5: 2010 fully loaded Mustang GT Black Edition (wives car) with GT500 suspension and custom engine dress up kit flow master mufflers
Car 6: 64 Harley Davidson  Dual-Guild - Sits on a 65 swing-arm frame kick/ electric start with aluminum inner tin outer sitting on a balance and printed engine. Belt drive dual points, four spark plugs, four coils 52 tooth transmission sprocket for unlimited top end and balanced with a Andrews 1st & 3rd power gear set, 4th is for nothing other then endless wide open throttle. Yes this bike flies. Both wheels have physically lifted off the ground more then once on the freeway at speeds far north of 100mph. It was clocked running not walking away from a pace car pegging it's speedo at 140mph plus.

 

The story of what this logo represents, it's history, and why this car is.
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In 1976 my 1969 428 SCJ Mach I engine and transmission was inadvertently taken to the junk yard on the back of an Army truck and destroyed while I was away from base on assign duty. When I returned, I went directly to the base auto-shop to complete work on my car and was informed what had happened. Since I only had two weeks left in the service, with enlistment papers in hand I went to the Captain of the base explained the situation and asked to have my engine and transmission repairs or replaced. I was told  - "Son, this is the US Military we don't have to do anything"  after a respectful exchange of words - I respectfully informed the Captain I would not be re-enlisting, removed my signature from the my re-enlistment papers and placed them on his desk.  With less then a week left and heart broken I traded the 69 Mach I body for a Harley Davidson and never looked back.

 

After roaming the east coast for over a year I finally found my way home to the west coast where I continued to live on my Harley until that day in 2007 when I stopped at a random dealership and saw my current 2007 Black on  Black Strip Delete Convertible Shelby GT500. It did not take long for that car to get under my skin. After fighting the urge as long as I could, I finally gave in and brought my wife to see this car. She immediately realize that owning this car was inevitable; and started negotiated with the dealership before walking away, because, they would not reduce the price to what was reasonable. 

 

A few weeks later they called and quoted her a reduced price, again she refused. A week after that they called back and agreed on a reasonable price if we would agree to buy the car right then and there over the phone, we agreed.  After a month of negotiations the dealership trailer-ed the car some 120 plus miles to our door step, papers were signed and payment was rendered, thus the beginning of what was to re-fuel a long lost passion with cars that started in 1964 with a brand new 1964 Mustang Inline 6 manual shift.  Then grew years later to embrace the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake; after I saw my first one in 1975 while in the Military. 
 
So if you ever see this car in person and wonder why anyone would go to the effort and expense of modifying a car to the extent this car is modified; the answer is simple. 
After thirty-one years of living on my Harley, Mr. Carroll Shelby was back in the game and designed a car that sparked a long dead and buried passion that had been festering for thirty-one long years, where by I had Zero interest in cars and no desire to even own one. Since I had  a whole lot of catching up to do, and I wasn't a spring chicken anymore; I went at it with the full unbridled busting loose passion and desire that can only come from being bottled up for thirty-one years. 

 

The Skull is from my Harley days the number "13" was later added to my skull patch as a result of everyone continually telling me "You're one lucky S.O.B." which became know as the "Lucky-13 Skull" it is the same logo that is incorporated into the badging on my truck. When the car was in Las Vegas undergoing its Super Snake Conversion, the Lucky-13 Skull didn't quite fit the car so the snake was added while the car was undergoing it's Super Snake conversion to tie the past into the future. At first the Snake was wrapped around the skull, but that didn't seem appropriate due to the fact that I was bitten with the Shelby Cobra fever well before my Harley became a life style. After a few sketches the current design won out, the Snake going through the Skull represents the early Shelby days then is lost inside the Skull representing the Harley days then re-emerges in front of the skull to represent the here and now while honoring past and how it became the present. The logo was placed on the car right after my son and I drove our brand new Super Snake home from Las Vegas. Before there was a rear seat delete kit for our cars I had one built with the logo incorporated on it, at the same time I had a trunk lid dress up carpet made with the same logo. The following year a hood logo was created for a little engine compartment dress up.
 
In 2008 I met Mr. Shelby in person for the first time in Terlingua Texas. I told him my story, shook his hand, thanked him for getting back into the game and designing the Shelby GT500 that rekindled my passion for cars. 
God bless Mr. Carroll Shelby - January 11, 1923 - May 10, 2012 He may be gone, but not forgotten. 
 
And - Now - You know the story behind the car titled SnakeBite.tn_gallery_10336_1488_11128.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_973517.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_22118.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_45078.jpeg

 


#7 OFFLINE   william strauch

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:42 AM

11mpg but does it really matter? The car was not built for mpg it was built for FPM.(fun per miles)...
 
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#8 OFFLINE   JimC

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 05:44 PM

11mpg but does it really matter? The car was not built for mpg it was built for FPM.(fun per miles)...


I say, its not the amount of, or price of gas that
counts, its weather or not the car puts a smile on your face when you drive it. If it does, its well worth it.

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Build completed on 02/16/07 at Auto Alliance International - Convertible - RagTop - Hardtop
07/20/08 Shelby Automotive Super Snake Conversion: CSM #07SS0085
 
With in the Fellowship of all car enthusiasts, there is a need for speed that cannot be denied, cannot be contained and will never be satisfied. We will continue to improve and refine, pushing forward in relentless effort to redefine limits beyond expectation. In the world of the true car enthusiast, There is no such belief that it can't be done, only the belief that "If you can imagine it, you can make it happen" JRC
 
Question:
Does anyone really know when all the madness ends? When is enough is enough?
Answer: Never!

 

Car 1: 07 Shelby GT500 Super Snake - The result of 31 years of not owning a car and living on a Harley
Car 2: 05 F-350 6.0L North of 800 foot lbs of torque and 650+HP at the flywheel
Car 3: 64 Comet 5.0L HO 4 speed Automatic Disc Brakes Power steering A/C 8.8 inch rear-end. Ground up OEM Retro-mod Custom build for my wife
Car 4: 67 Mustang GT Fast Back Bone stock with 289 4Barrel front disc brakes 9 inch rear end - Restoration/ Rebuild pending completion of the Comet
Car 5: 2010 fully loaded Mustang GT Black Edition (wives car) with GT500 suspension and custom engine dress up kit flow master mufflers
Car 6: 64 Harley Davidson  Dual-Guild - Sits on a 65 swing-arm frame kick/ electric start with aluminum inner tin outer sitting on a balance and printed engine. Belt drive dual points, four spark plugs, four coils 52 tooth transmission sprocket for unlimited top end and balanced with a Andrews 1st & 3rd power gear set, 4th is for nothing other then endless wide open throttle. Yes this bike flies. Both wheels have physically lifted off the ground more then once on the freeway at speeds far north of 100mph. It was clocked running not walking away from a pace car pegging it's speedo at 140mph plus.

 

The story of what this logo represents, it's history, and why this car is.
tn_gallery_10336_1488_361.jpg
In 1976 my 1969 428 SCJ Mach I engine and transmission was inadvertently taken to the junk yard on the back of an Army truck and destroyed while I was away from base on assign duty. When I returned, I went directly to the base auto-shop to complete work on my car and was informed what had happened. Since I only had two weeks left in the service, with enlistment papers in hand I went to the Captain of the base explained the situation and asked to have my engine and transmission repairs or replaced. I was told  - "Son, this is the US Military we don't have to do anything"  after a respectful exchange of words - I respectfully informed the Captain I would not be re-enlisting, removed my signature from the my re-enlistment papers and placed them on his desk.  With less then a week left and heart broken I traded the 69 Mach I body for a Harley Davidson and never looked back.

 

After roaming the east coast for over a year I finally found my way home to the west coast where I continued to live on my Harley until that day in 2007 when I stopped at a random dealership and saw my current 2007 Black on  Black Strip Delete Convertible Shelby GT500. It did not take long for that car to get under my skin. After fighting the urge as long as I could, I finally gave in and brought my wife to see this car. She immediately realize that owning this car was inevitable; and started negotiated with the dealership before walking away, because, they would not reduce the price to what was reasonable. 

 

A few weeks later they called and quoted her a reduced price, again she refused. A week after that they called back and agreed on a reasonable price if we would agree to buy the car right then and there over the phone, we agreed.  After a month of negotiations the dealership trailer-ed the car some 120 plus miles to our door step, papers were signed and payment was rendered, thus the beginning of what was to re-fuel a long lost passion with cars that started in 1964 with a brand new 1964 Mustang Inline 6 manual shift.  Then grew years later to embrace the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake; after I saw my first one in 1975 while in the Military. 
 
So if you ever see this car in person and wonder why anyone would go to the effort and expense of modifying a car to the extent this car is modified; the answer is simple. 
After thirty-one years of living on my Harley, Mr. Carroll Shelby was back in the game and designed a car that sparked a long dead and buried passion that had been festering for thirty-one long years, where by I had Zero interest in cars and no desire to even own one. Since I had  a whole lot of catching up to do, and I wasn't a spring chicken anymore; I went at it with the full unbridled busting loose passion and desire that can only come from being bottled up for thirty-one years. 

 

The Skull is from my Harley days the number "13" was later added to my skull patch as a result of everyone continually telling me "You're one lucky S.O.B." which became know as the "Lucky-13 Skull" it is the same logo that is incorporated into the badging on my truck. When the car was in Las Vegas undergoing its Super Snake Conversion, the Lucky-13 Skull didn't quite fit the car so the snake was added while the car was undergoing it's Super Snake conversion to tie the past into the future. At first the Snake was wrapped around the skull, but that didn't seem appropriate due to the fact that I was bitten with the Shelby Cobra fever well before my Harley became a life style. After a few sketches the current design won out, the Snake going through the Skull represents the early Shelby days then is lost inside the Skull representing the Harley days then re-emerges in front of the skull to represent the here and now while honoring past and how it became the present. The logo was placed on the car right after my son and I drove our brand new Super Snake home from Las Vegas. Before there was a rear seat delete kit for our cars I had one built with the logo incorporated on it, at the same time I had a trunk lid dress up carpet made with the same logo. The following year a hood logo was created for a little engine compartment dress up.
 
In 2008 I met Mr. Shelby in person for the first time in Terlingua Texas. I told him my story, shook his hand, thanked him for getting back into the game and designing the Shelby GT500 that rekindled my passion for cars. 
God bless Mr. Carroll Shelby - January 11, 1923 - May 10, 2012 He may be gone, but not forgotten. 
 
And - Now - You know the story behind the car titled SnakeBite.tn_gallery_10336_1488_11128.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_973517.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_22118.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_45078.jpeg

 





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