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About 05mustangman

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  • Birthday 12/04/1987

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  1. Is this thing legit? I never seen a 2017 Shelby Raptor before. And only 25 being made this year? Pretty sweet looking truck though. https://youtu.be/Cwzjm_Nh76g Or if this was supposed to be the unveiling at Monterrey maybe, looks like a couple dealers already let it out early on youtube.
  2. Cervini's makes the closest I have seen to a classic Eleanor look. I had their kit on my 2005 GT and it was a good kit.
  3. But why are those cars that get upfitted at mod shops considered real Shelbys? Since the cars taken to mod shops around the country or world for that matter, never actually go to Las Vegas and get touched by Shelby American? I thought one of your requirements was that it had to actually be done by Shelby American? And why you keep talking about some mystery video you supposedly have of I believe a tour guide? You would seriously believe a tour guide over say Steve or any other Shelby American employee that would say your wrong? I just have a hard time understanding why you are so against the new Shelbys. And why it matters so much to you if people call them real Shelbys.
  4. Man I would love to. But the Phoenix area Shelby scene is very small. Not saying Shelbys aren't around, just that they are a rare site besides maybe the same two or three that go to shows every time. But I would love to be involved with Shelby owners around here.
  5. What about Shelbys that are converted to Super Snakes or whatever at Shelby American's authorized shops? Since those weren't converted at Shelby American itself, do they get the "REAL" Shelby honor? I mean, since they weren't touched by Shelby American in Las Vegas, but a mod shop, do those qualify even though they do get a CSM? And I believe I read that Steve has commented on this topic before and stands by the fact all Shelbys that come branded as a Shelby, are Real Shelbys.
  6. You know, since you seem to have such a problem with Carroll Shelby and thinking he just took a two week vacation to have some fun, the question is, why are you here? Why are you on Team Shelby since you clearly have set history straight and let everyone now that we have fake Shelbys. Why do you feel the need to keep throwing in our face some our cars don't have CSM numbers? Why don't you go hang out on the SVT site or other MUSTANG sites. Why keep coming here? We don't need your negativity here. We are happy with the cars we have and not everybody cares if it has that super special csm number. Why do you keep calling them CSX numbers? Correct me if I'm but I thought the Mustangs and other vehicles were CSM numbers and the Cobras were CSX numbers? Might not be a big but maybe to some it helps to have information correct...
  7. I've already done that. He was very knowledgeable. I'm just trying to figure out if the PCV system would cause oil to leak from all these places. Especially odd to me since they didn't use the right gaskets and sealant. The stalling issue we figured out to be caused by my super cobra jet monoblade. Ever since the tuner made adjustments it's been great.
  8. Sorry this a fairly long read but PLEASE give it a read. This whole deal was also setup through a well known "Mustang guy" that is in Las Vegas. I took the car to him and he took the car to the engine shop. I paid him which he then gave to the engine shop. And yes I have receipts for it. Meanwhile the "Mustang guy" is telling the engine shop to basically ignore me and forget about me according the engine shop. Ok guys I have been having an issue as a few of you may know. Ever since I had my engine built by an engine shop in Las Vegas, I have been having numerous oil leaks. Now, my car has never leaked oil before even after Shelby Motorsports had the engine out for camming. Well this latest build was taking it up to a shop in Vegas and having the engine fully built with new internals, and 4.0 Whipple. After the engine was completed, I had the car tuned by a well known tuner maybe some of you know him, Adam from Spankin' Time Performance. He came up to Vegas to tune the car. After it was tuned I drove the car home to Phoenix, AZ. The car drove great on the way home. So then after about a week or so I'm smelling oil in my garage. Yep, a few different smallish puddles under the car. Now the hadn't moved since I drove it home. I started the car up and let it idle for a bit and then gave it slight rev to about 3500 rpm and when the rpm's came back down, the car stalled. So after this I contacted the engine shop and let them know everything that I have noticed. They told me the car was fine to drive from Phoenix to Vegas. So reluctantly I did. The engine builder told me to take the car to the shop I wanted to take it to which is the shop that Frankie worked at and he would come and check everything out. Well, on the way to Vegas the car broke down and wouldn't start again in Wikieup, AZ. Which is in the middle of nowhere. Thank god for AAA. So the car is at the shop for about another month. Now it is being retuned after a little break-in. This time Gil from Shelby American was tuning it. So I get the call saying the car is ready. So I went to Vegas again and drove it home once again. About another week later, the same oil puddles reappear under the car. By this time I am pissed. I call the engine shop to ask whats going on and he tells me that he never even went to look at it because supposedly Gil said everything was good to go. I even talked to Frankie and Gil who I have known for many years now and they say that never happened. So I tend to believe them. Now, the engine shop specifically told me he was going to go check out the car when it was up there. Which he did not do. So my next step was taking the car to a local Mustang shop which the guy has been building Mustangs for 26 years. The same day the car was there, he already told me about several of the leaks going on. The rear main seal, the oil cooler, the front timing cover, and the oil pan were all leaking. The engine shop when they put the motor back together, did not use ANY sealant on the front timing cover, and used the completely wrong gasket and sealant on the oil pan. While at the local Mustang shop, he also upgrading my PCV system running a new hose from catch with a t junction going to my drivers valve cover and intake. So, I contact the engine shop and let him know everything that was found wrong. All he repeats over and over is that he smoked the engine after he built it and tells me none of his other engines have problems. I even sent him the invoice from my local shop showing everything. He is saying he thinks the PCV system wasn't operating correctly and is blaming all the leaks on that. I could see maybe the rear main seal but to have all of those start leaking at the same time? That seems unlikely. So I have been going back and forth with the engine shop for the last 3 weeks and am just getting the run around. He says he smoked it and that is fool proof. But once the car is on the road and getting extra pressure and load on the engine, seems like a smoke test would be useless then. Why he didn't smoke it again while it was up there, I don't know. But even with the engine getting some heavy load on it, those seals and everything else should not be leaking if they were done correctly. I mean how to the Shelby 1000's and 850HP Super Snakes survive if that's the case? Because the engine shop is saying excessive crankcase pressure is the cause without even looking at it or anything. You would think all those cars would be leaking everywhere if the PCV system caused the leaks. But the engine is also saying he thinks the tuning shop caused the leaks. Now, Adam from Spankin' Time has been tuning Shelby's for quite awhile. So here I am today, trying to get everything resolved while the engine shop is refusing to do anything. Sorry for such a long read. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
  9. Definitely check the coils. I was having this same issue as well but I did put in the Weapon X coils. Three of the coils ended up being bad. Swapped them out and put the stock coils back in, Fixed right up. It could also possibly be the tune. Though I know Lund does good tunes. But good luck and keep us update on what you find out.
  10. I have been running these tires (295/35/20) for about 4 years now and never had any problems. Have been at 700hp for about 2 years. Now Michelin does have different tires designed for different vehicles. Could it be that the wrong tires might be on these cars that have the death wobble? I've never had that experience. I have heard that we are not supposed to run the Ferrari spec tires on our car. Not exactly sure what the difference may be but that's what I have heard. Now I do have to say I tend to not really get on the car very much. So I don't really have that situation very often where I will break the rear end loose. What other tires would be a good substitute? Because it is getting to the time where I will be looking for new tires.
  11. I agree, great looking event list here! Just waiting for the price as well, which I know is probably coming real soon. Looks like this is going to an awesome event!
  12. Looking forward to this! Will be my first bash since the 2012 bash. Hmmm... And I notice the Silverton shows they are sold out March 9th-11th.
  13. Thanks. The car is heading up to Vegas on Monday. So hopefully it will be ready in time for the bash in March.
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