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About petrki1

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    South Atlantic
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    General knowledge. Backyard mechanic learning to work on my own vehicles. Drag racing both cars and motorcycles.
  1. Thanks everyone =) Great to see so many people. I've been to VIR a lot with a friend who races his GTR there but haven't taken the Shelby out as of yet. I think once I install the new LCA's I will feel more comfortable around those bends. Also need to put another clutch in before any serious use. It's got the 2010 TSB clutch installed now but is failing again, not sure if it's the way my wife drives or just bad luck. I haven't raced but if the clutch is going to fail anyway, I may as well have fun doing it. I have to take a picture of the 2nd clutch I had in the car. When the clutch first failed, Ford refused to perform the TSB repair so I bought aftermarket, the Mcleod RXT I believe, but I think the local shop didn't install correctly because I have heard nothing but good things about them but it never worked right, so after much yelling Ford finally approved the TSB repair. Now I have that clutch in my basement. If I take some pictures of it and post them do you think you guys can look at it and tell me if it looks okay wear wise? I know Mcleod will rebuild them for a flat fee, just not sure if it needs it since it was only used a very very short time. Looking forward to cruising, thanks guys
  2. My 2nd clutch before Ford performed the TSB was a Mcleod RXT and flywheel. I had a local shop do it, they must have done something wrong, because immediately after picking the car up had issues with grinding into gears and so forth. I have heard nothing but good things from other Shelby owners regarding those clutches. Question, I still have that clutch setup, do you think Mcleod would rebuild it if I call them? And also, when shopping for a new clutch, do I type in my 07 or do I type in the 2010 model, since that's what Ford put in during the TSB? Thanks all for your input.
  3. Gotcha, thanks, I was hoping the clutch wasn't the case as it's on it's 3rd clutch. One aftermarket, then one TSB about a year ago. Sharing a link to the sound in a crappy youtube video I took yesterday, just to show everyone the sound it's making. Looks like I'm clutch shopping again. Thanks guys. I really appreciate the input. http://youtu.be/RSR8ecCwnkQ Link to youtube video for sound
  4. Hi all, My name is Kirk. I live in VA and own a 2007 Shelby GT500, currently has 29k miles on it. No mods yet although installing a set of rear LCA's this weekend. thanks all, look forward to all the great posts.
  5. Hi all, so I have a question. Recently, I was driving to a patient's house, was cruising at highway speed, put the car in 6th and everything appeared fine. Car was around 2k RPM's. I pressed on the gas to get around another vehicle and a loud screechy noise came out of the front of the car. I downshifted and didn't see anymore problems. So, now, it seems like the Supercharger belt is slipping, thought it was just weird that the loud noise only came when the RPM's were lower. Lets say I'm in 3rd gear, around 2 to 2.5k RPM and step on the gas, engage the boost....RPM's go up, boost gauge goes up, loud noise happens, but the car doesn't respond. The RPM's will drop back to where they were and the car "catches up". The loud screechy noise only lasts for a second or two. If the car is above 3k RPM's, the boost still engages, the RPM's go up without the car responding, then the car catches up, but no loud noise. This is my first car with a supercharger so not sure what to look for. The belt looks okay to me, but again, not really sure what to look for. The car is stock. although I have been looking at changing the pulley to a 2.4. I can take a video of what happens if that will help. Wanted to check here first before going to my Ford dealer. Thanks all
  6. Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Kirk, I live in VA and have owned my Shelby GT500 since 2011. Love the car, of course have had ups and downs with the dreaded clutch issue, but all in all, wouldn't trade it for the world. I have a 2007 GT500, so far with no mods although I am finally starting to upgrade. Ordering my new rear LCA's today, will also order the rear UPC but I may have a shop install that one as I don't know how I would be able to obtain the proper torque when reinstalling. Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself. Hope to have many more posts.
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