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Ponies on The Run (Again)

Old 11/22/06, 12:29 PM
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Ok , I`m late

HBD Bill.................

A early Turkey Birthday??

When are you due to reach Fogeydom?????
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Old 11/22/06, 01:09 PM
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Thanks Leo!




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Here ya go. Yes I know I need to get rid of the red dots. For more pics click here. Thanks to Steve (fwdwg2002) for the awesome deal.



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Old 11/22/06, 01:43 PM
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Beautiful! Now you really, really, really, really, really, really, really need to lower it.

Are those swirl marks on the roof?

J/K...
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Old 11/22/06, 01:53 PM
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Have fun putting Leo's stock H-Pipe back on! Wow, that is heavy compared to the Pypes H-Pipe. Also, the connections to the headers are harder to line up since the crossover pipe is welded. The Pypes H was loose there, so you could line up each header connections separately, but now since it's welded, there was a little "spring" effect. I got the one side lined up and finger-tight, then you kinda have to pull the other side into position. Until the nuts are tight it fights you. I'm sure it will be easier with two people.

It sucks that you have to swap it back out temporarily. When do you have to do it?
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Old 11/22/06, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by KdF View Post
Ok , I`m late
HBD Bill.................
A early Turkey Birthday??
When are you due to reach Fogeydom?????
Thanks Mike!

Fogeydom?? Nevaaahh!
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Old 11/22/06, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Here ya go.
She's a beaut!!!

It's begging to be lowered now... S-T-E-E-D-A - S-T-E-E-D-A - S-T-E-E-D-A!!!
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Old 11/22/06, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
Have fun putting Leo's stock H-Pipe back on!... I'm sure it will be easier with two people.

It sucks that you have to swap it back out temporarily. When do you have to do it?
Make no mistake, Leo will be getting his hands dirty!

We'll turn Leo into a Gear Head in no time flat.


Project H is scheduled for Black Friday.
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Old 11/22/06, 02:27 PM
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I asked Daryl to check his car for me, but the cat on the passenger side is pretty close to the frame:

http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...t=DSCN4404.jpg

The driver's side cat is far enough away to slide my fingers in between the cat and the frame:

http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...t=DSCN4403.jpg

I was done and loosened EVERYTHING back up just to make sure there was no other way it could be installed, but because of the hangers, header connections, and welded cross-over pipe, that's the way it is. It has to be the way it was before, but I never looked at it and never noticed.

If anybody else (Mikes?) cares to check - you don't have to jack the car up - just reach under the car and see if your fingers fit between the cat and the frame. WHEN COLD!!

Nothing I can do, but I'm curious if yours are the same way.
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Old 11/22/06, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
If anybody else (Mikes?) cares to check - you don't have to jack the car up - just reach under the car and see if your fingers fit between the cat and the frame. WHEN COLD!!

Nothing I can do, but I'm curious if yours are the same way.
Here's a couple pics on one of the first S197 GT's shown to the Press. I knew I kept these around for some reason.
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Old 11/22/06, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Here's a couple pics on one of the first S197 GT's shown to the Press. I knew I kept these around for some reason.
Bill don't you have some undercar pics of yours too? Or was that after the H-Pipe install ?
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Old 11/22/06, 04:35 PM
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Better late than never...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL !!!


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Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to say happy Birthday Bill !! and happy Thanksgiving to all my mustang friends. eEnjoy the day with the ones you love. PEACE
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Originally Posted by OKCMustangGT View Post
Bill don't you have some undercar pics of yours too? Or was that after the H-Pipe install ?
Nope, I only have pics of the 'after'.



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Better late than never...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL !!!
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I just wanted to say happy Birthday Bill !! and happy Thanksgiving to all my mustang friends. eEnjoy the day with the ones you love. PEACE
Thanks Brian and Tony!!

Heading out to PF Chang's for my Birthday dinner!
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Lookie what came in today's mail.....

*I feel so special*
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Old 11/22/06, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Lookie what came in today's mail.....

*I feel so special*
Lucky.

Thanks guys for the postive feedback. Not sure if you noticed but I took springs off my list. I'm just not sure I want to deal with having to drive over bumps any slower than I already do with the chin spoiler. Maybe you can convince me Tom since your car's a daily driver. For now though I don't think I'll be doing it. Next up will probably be the rotors but no more mods untill christmas or untill I sell my both sets of wheels.

Bill/Tom- Is the rotor install really as simple as removing the wheels and then removing to screws on each caliper??
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Old 11/22/06, 08:39 PM
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Thanks to Steve (fwdwg2002) for the awesome deal.
Your Very Welcome! Looks much better in the daylight! Remind me to send you the bill for the installation labor Enjoy them.
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Old 11/22/06, 08:46 PM
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Your Very Welcome! Looks much better in the daylight! Remind me to send you the bill for the installation labor Enjoy them.
Thanks again. What's your hourly rate?
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Old 11/22/06, 09:32 PM
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Thanks again. What's your hourly rate?

You couldn't afford it I love wrenching on stuff, so I usually just work for beer. Now that you know where I'm at, drop by anytime.
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Not sure if you noticed but I took springs off my list. I'm just not sure I want to deal with having to drive over bumps any slower than I already do with the chin spoiler.

Bill/Tom- Is the rotor install really as simple as removing the wheels and then removing to screws on each caliper??
Have any idea how many guys here use their Mustangs as a daily AND have both a CDC Classic & Eibach Pro/BMR/Steeda/Roush/etc. lowering springs combination? Lots.
You just have to be careful. The 'look' is worth it IMO.

On the rotors, yes, it's fairly straight forward. Having a breaker bar would be a plus when doing it yourself. Check out my 'How-To' to see what's involved.
However... I think you mentioned that you are near 10k miles. If so, I would recommend installing new brake pads along with the new rotors.



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Now that you know where I'm at, drop by anytime.
Leo now has 2 choices! Can't beat that!
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Went to dinner with some friends - here's my catch up post.

Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Here's a couple pics on one of the first S197 GT's shown to the Press.
Those don't show enough. Daryl PM'd me back and said his is the same as mine - a lot of room on one side, and not so much room on the other. I knew it had to be that way, but it makes me feel better that he checked.

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and happy Thanksgiving to all my mustang friends. eEnjoy the day with the ones you love. PEACE
Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Tony! And to everybody else!

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Lookie what came in today's mail.....
Cool!

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Not sure if you noticed but I took springs off my list. I'm just not sure I want to deal with having to drive over bumps any slower than I already do with the chin spoiler. Maybe you can convince me Tom since your car's a daily driver. Bill/Tom- Is the rotor install really as simple as removing the wheels and then removing to screws on each caliper??
Do it! The only way I would really worry about it is with the Eibach springs (like on my '03 GT). That was a 1.5" drop. The Ultra Lites are only 7/8". Your car will look soooooo much better slightly dropped. I have NEVER hit the chin spoiler even one time on anything on this car.

Like Bill said, the rotors are a very easy swap. If you have a helper, you can swing off the calipers, slide off the old rotors, slide on the new rotors, and then put the calipers right back on without the need to "hang" them. You might be surprised on how little brake pad wear you have. I'm slowly gaining on 7K and if I was doing the rotor swap today I would still use the stock pads. Unless you've been doing some Autocross racing lately...

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The 'look' is worth it IMO.
Very worth it!
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