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Grabberlicious

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  1. Short Shifter from Ford Performance Installed!

    THAT - is an awesome piece of fabrication! Upon reviewing, I was compelled to grab myself in a very obscene manner. Amazing what turns me on these days. The FP part isn’t quite that exciting. https://fordracingpartsbydonwood.com/driveline-parts/shifters/2015-2017-mustang-gt350-shifter-kit-without-knob-m-7210-m8a/#PhotoSwipe1531182414510
  2. A nice addition to the car. Had to do it and the car yearns for it. My family gifted it to me for Fathers Day and I finally had a cool, clear summer day to get after it. The only reason I share this story is - this job is not best done on ramps with a creeper. What a complete PITA! At least the mid-shaft didn’t have to come down but, it’s tight in there! 20 years ago this would have been cake. My midriff is “somewhat” larger than when I was 35. Yikes. I need to exercise more, but I digress. This job needs a lift and BB’s Autorama is too far away.
  3. I believe these are referred to as "Coil Covers" now. They're totally cosmetic. I have an inherent weakness for stuff like this and found these irresistible: https://performanceparts.ford.com/part/M-6067-50FP I like what you did with yours - they're very sexy.
  4. Short Shifter from Ford Performance Installed!

    Hey there! I had a chance to put a few miles in yesterday - we had a beautiful, clear, cool day in NJ and a really nice evening for a cruise. The biggest impression is the reduced throw (TY Capt. Obvious!). The shaft is shorter from the pivot-point up, dimensions below are identical. The move through the gates seems more positive, especially where the Tremec likes it - up above 5K. It snicks into gear more positively than the stocker. I don't think it's just the placebo effect - it's that significant (at least to me). The FP part has no vibration isolation - no nylon ball, no nylon isolator in the shaft weight, nuthin. So there IS more trans noise and absolutely more feel transmitted to the shift ball. But I like that. My wife, not so much. "Sorry honey". So, I suppose it's all about preference. For my purposes, I got what I expected and therefore am happy to endure the back-ache I had this morning from laying in the driveway on Saturday.
  5. OCA - Oil Consumption Anonymous

    And now I’m hopelessly conflicted, thank you. I’m an Amsoil believer since the 1980’s when it was as scarce as CAM2 fuel in my area. But I’m fortunate enough to have extended family with gear heads on each tree branch and was presented with a case of Amsoil Signature Series spec oil when I bought the car (brother-in-law owns a speed shop/built a spec car for him in 1987). I may cancel my stealership appointment and do it myself for nothing more than the piece of mind. The service writer was clueless, the Service Mgr wasn’t there that day, no one knew what oil was required and when I stopped by the parts department yesterday they didn’t have the right filter# in stock or have a parts order from Service. God, I remember this nonsense like it was yesterday. Not the warm-and-fuzzy feeling I was hoping for. I'm gonna buy into Ford Protect this month (another thing I’m conflicted over) and extend out to 2025 since it’ll be around for a while. I suppose if I document the crap out of all I do, I at least have a leg to stand on. cheers all.
  6. I think i’m in need of an intervention. My ‘17 just moved past 2K miles and I had to add my second quart to get to the full marks. How depressing - my voodoo has a drinking problem. I have a couple weeks left to invest in Ford Protect Coverage and giving that some serious thought. While I insist on wrenching my own whenever possible, I might be better served deferring the upcoming oil service to my local dealer and get my issue documented. I’m sad and a little depressed believing my Feb. 17 build may suffer from my worst fear - the dreaded oil consumption problem. Anyone know an appropriate support group? I could use some positive comments.
  7. OCA - Oil Consumption Anonymous

    You're absolutely right, Chris. I don't know anything about you either including your driving style, but i do know you're a good sport. PS: I always stir the box to keep it in the powerband. It's underwhelming below 3K. My wife doesn't drive it which is why she's going to FPDS in Utah, not me. She's terrified of it.
  8. OCA - Oil Consumption Anonymous

    I drive it like it’s the last 3 laps and we just went green again. OK...., maybe that’s an exaggeration, but I’m certainly not driving it like BB. 🤪 I broke it in like Ford instructed and since then been scaring the shit out of the Mrs. every time we’re out in it. It’s getting run moderately hard on a regular basis. I don’t lug the engine, I run over 3k rpm even if we’re just flatland cruising (it sings so sweetly). So I don’t drive it like a geezer, it’s way too much fun for that. I also don’t beat the crap out of it. I learned a long time ago that being fast doesn’t mean flogging it like a rented mule. So while it gets to see 7K regularly now that it’s been loosened up, I’m certainly not banging it off the limiter in every upshift. Also worth noting since I’ve also got a good amount of forged piston cold rattle, I let the oil warm to about 180 before I drive. I “think” I’ve been doing the things a high-perf engine needs, but maybe I’m completely wrong. My pipes are always sooted and each washing I have to clean-up with Naptha. I’ve been aware of the problem since before I travelled to Virginia to buy the car, but you place your bets and take your chances, right? I realize the greater number of units have no oiling issues which is why I’m bummed. Shit happens. It’ll get fixed. I think my biggest concern is having some trunk-monkey do an engine swap for the first time in his career with my car as patient #1. I spent almost two decades behind the parts counter at stealerships and I’m hopelessly tainted. The labor pool is just polluted in my area and I avoid them in favor of wrenching my own. Maybe FP can add some value on that topic when the time comes. OR, maybe the process goes so smoothly that I get turned into a believer. You place your bets, you takes your chances. 🙁
  9. Oil weight

    Big Amsoil fan-boy here......stuff is magical. It’s what’s for dinner (at least at oil service time).
  10. 2018 Shelby GT350 engine noise

    Yeah, that’s painful to look at. Hope it all works out. Sorry for your misfortune.
  11. Shelby Historian Jim King passed away

    Just a nice guy who loved to share what he knew. Glad I had the opportunity to meet him this past May. RIP Jim.
  12. 2018 Shelby GT350 engine noise

    I have just shy of 2k on my 5.2 and also have the same rattle at flat throttle in the same rev range. To me, it seems like wrist-pin rattle since it subsided as soon as the engine is loaded either way. It’s only flat throttle. It’s nasty when the engine is cold. I’ll search around for the other threads.
  13. Goin' to Vegas!

    Probably not deserving of it's own thread, but work has me put in Vegas next week and i have an afternoon free before I have to get back to the airport. So, I check the website and I'm all giddy excited that the CS Museum is right around the corner from my hotel. Hot damn, here I come! I don't travel much, never been to Vegas and now the stars are all aligned. Just wanted to share my "Woo-hoo!" moment with the collective. Any advice? I'll take it!
  14. Goin' to Vegas!

    Not quite, but I did blow my budget cap. It’s a very immersive experience. A great delivery from Jim on the tour and I learned a lot about the Man, his mission and the Shelby heritage. Also drooled liberally on myself over the cars in the facility. I’m very happy I made the time to go. Some images here. http://s259.photobucket.com/user/paulcissa/slideshow/GT350
  15. Goin' to Vegas!

    Oh my. In the Heritage Center now. I think “overwhelming” is an understatement. My fun money won’t last long.
  16. Goin' to Vegas!

    Hey Chris, Hope you’re well! I just got lucky and drew the straw on this one. Team of three from my division got selected to do a technical conference and it just worked out. The downside is two red-eye flights so I’m gonna maximize my time on the ground.
  17. Goin' to Vegas!

    I’m stoked, I don’t gamble, days and evenings are completely occupied while I’m on the ground other than the 5 hour gap between lunch and my flight out. I blocked that out right away. Taking a business associate from LA with me to serve him some Shelby Kool-Aid. Did I mention I was stoked? Thanks for all the advice and comments.
  18. 2015-2018 GT350 Owners

    No way man! You’re justified feeling this way. I'll attempt to relate.... I grew up in an auto family. My dad did custom leather upholstery for high end cars from classic Rolls-Royce down through now classic Mercedes cars and everything in between. I was always surrounded with the coolest cars and had no idea how fortunate I was. Then he passed away when I was a teenager. My mom kept kids fed and housed, but we had squat. I worked as a mechanic for years. Fast forward 30 years. i married my HS sweetheart, we worked our asses off to buy a home and raise a son. Now 56, a data security engineer and finally some disposable income! I fell in love with the s550 GT350 and cherish it on the same level as those classic cars that I now appreciate like never before. Keep it clean and it gives back everything you put into it. I dote over my car like I did for my wife when I was 18 because, well, it’s special. I worked hard to get here and don’t much care what anyone else thinks of that. It’s a milestone in my life’s story and my teenage son is having those same experiences I had at his age in the world of cool sports cars. enjoy it, you deserve it.
  19. explains for me what a trech pack car is? I love your shop! I’m Jonesing!
  20. Modification Central

    I spent winter scheming on the mod subject, but i’m torn between keeping it as close to stock as possible and still doing the things I think the car deserves. So, lighting upgrade for better visibility, oil separators, short shifter, jacking rails and ceramic coating is where I’m at. Not going to track the car and I really want to limit the mods to functional stuff.
  21. 2015-2018 GT350 Owners

    Which means I best not ever get near a Viper lest I do something I might regret (at the hands of my spouse). Thanks for that valuable, life-saving insight!
  22. 2015-2018 GT350 Owners

    I guess I might be in the minority, but I love the Recaros in my 17. Drove it 6 hours home after taking delivery and they never gave me any reason to bitch. I’m 56, 180#, 5’11”. I'm used to the restrained seating from the SCCA days of my 20’s and 30’s and when I sat my overweight ass in the Recaros for the first time it was like visiting an old friend. As far as the torque curve goes, it took me 100 miles to figure out where the VooDoo likes to live and the song it sings can be intimidating to those (my wife) not used to living in the middle of the tach. For me, it was like being returned to the days of my youth and I’m completely smitten with the driving experience I get every time I climb (that’s what it is) into the cockpit. I love normally aspirated, big-hp, short-stroke engines that can fool me into believing I’m not a geezer, even though I really am. I just ain’t done having fun yet. I won’t be selling my GT350 anytime soon.
  23. It's winter where I am and my GT350 is in hibernation. This time of year I'm busy teaching my son how to hit goalies in the ears with a pound of rubber. March is coming....
  24. Drilled and slotted Rotors

    Form follows function. My stockers are more than adequate for spirited commutes and Friday night hooligans gatherings.
  25. Will Open Registration be announced via this thread or should we be watching elsewhere? Thanks!
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