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Old 4/25/07, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by habu View Post
The best I can add to this is that of course you can't find that weather stripping... it's for Chevy & Dodge trucks and a Pontiac Grand Prix, not Mustangs...

ahem... what about any of the restoration sites, they'd have or should have weather stripping and with some luck they type you're looking for.

Isn't year-one have that kind of stuff ? (I'd have links but all my bookmarks/favorites are at home and not at work).
It's not that I haven't been able to find weatherstripping. The problem is that the weatherstripping I've found in stores and online doesn't have the molded clip on type edge that I need.
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Old 4/25/07, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
It's not that I haven't been able to find weatherstripping. The problem is that the weatherstripping I've found in stores and online doesn't have the molded clip on type edge that I need.
Leo, I've been looking online as well, no luck.

I'll keep searching.
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Old 4/25/07, 12:59 PM
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Hypothetical question

If you had your present Mustang for about 3 years and somehow managed to pay it off, would you trade it on a new vehicle with around 350-400HP, or supercharge the one you have?
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
It's not that I haven't been able to find weatherstripping. The problem is that the weatherstripping I've found in stores and online doesn't have the molded clip on type edge that I need.
I see. I've looked a little for this and found nothing so far ?? How hard can it be ??
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Old 4/25/07, 01:48 PM
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If you had your present Mustang for about 3 years and somehow managed to pay it off, would you trade it on a new vehicle with around 350-400HP, or supercharge the one you have?
Kenne Bell, 3 years old, ~3k miles, paid in full..



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I see. I've looked a little for this and found nothing so far ?? How hard can it be ??
Very hard.
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Old 4/25/07, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by matko View Post
If you had your present Mustang for about 3 years and somehow managed to pay it off, would you trade it on a new vehicle with around 350-400HP, or supercharge the one you have?
Supercharge the one you have, AND buy a 2009 Challenger.

You get bored too easily... would you invest in the blower and then be able to keep it for 2-3 more years?
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Old 4/25/07, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Dam it!!! I've called 5 pep boys went to Napa,Kragens,Autozone, and Carquest and still can't find this weatherstripping. Heck I even went to the manufactures website and couldn't find it.
I have some good sources at work now. I'll contact our procurement company and have them contact Intertape Polymer Group for me. I'll give them the bar code number and they should be able to track it down easily with that.
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Originally Posted by matko View Post
If you had your present Mustang for about 3 years and somehow managed to pay it off, would you trade it on a new vehicle with around 350-400HP, or supercharge the one you have?
Whipple no doubt. The spare change I have from paying off the vehicle early I'd buy me a beater truck for the daily driver.

Then again, I'm dying to see what the 2010 Mustang will look like.
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Leo, I've been looking online as well, no luck.

I'll keep searching.
Thanks. Good news though I got in contact with the guy on Mod Fords and he's sending me the 6FT he had left from his install. He's sending it priority mail. He only charged me $10 total. Not bad when he said it cost him $30 at the local Pep Boys.

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If you had your present Mustang for about 3 years and somehow managed to pay it off, would you trade it on a new vehicle with around 350-400HP, or supercharge the one you have?
I'd keep it and Supercharge it.
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I have some good sources at work now. I'll contact our procurement company and have them contact Intertape Polymer Group for me. I'll give them the bar code number and they should be able to track it down easily with that.
Cool. I'd say score some just in case the rest of the Shaker club decides to go this route after seeing how mine turns out.
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Old 4/25/07, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by matko View Post
If you had your present Mustang for about 3 years and somehow managed to pay it off, would you trade it on a new vehicle with around 350-400HP, or supercharge the one you have?
Honestly, I'd trade it in if I found something I liked more. I wouldn't do it right away, but I already know that I'm probably not going to keep the car forever.

I ABSOLUTELY wouldn't supercharge it. That's $4-5K thrown into a car that is going to promote wear and tear (which = more $ in repairs) and bring very little back in investment.
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
I'm asking about valve covers because I'm considering the Shaker mod. I've always hated the huge shroud and think the engine would look less cluttered without it. I may consider leaving the "Mustang" sills depending on how it looks.
I wonder how the shaker shroud would look/fit on a non-shaker system???
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Originally Posted by mikes rx View Post
I wonder how the shaker shroud would look/fit on a non-shaker system???
HUH??? Elaborate please.
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Cool. I'd say score some just in case the rest of the Shaker club decides to go this route after seeing how mine turns out.
Looking at my reference pics, I think relocating the rear ball just might work. There's another flat mounting section forward of that hose that runs across the top of the intake.




Here's a close-up of the ball (thanks Tom).






It looks like we'll have to come up with some sort of spacer between the bottom of the scoop/shroud and the ball... may 2-3".
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Tom-Here's a better pic of the packaging.
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Looking at my reference pics, I think relocating the rear ball just might work. There's another flat mounting section forward of that hose that runs across the top of the intake.




Here's a close-up of the ball (thanks Tom).






It looks like we'll have to come up with some sort of spacer between the bottom of the scoop/shroud and the ball... may 2-3".
I agree looks like it will work. The 2-3" spacer seems like a big problem. I wonder if there's an easier way to make the back a straight cut w/o having to relocate the stud.
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Old 4/25/07, 03:13 PM
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I wonder how the shaker shroud would look/fit on a non-shaker system???

HUH??? Elaborate please.

Could the shroud be used by itself to cover the ugly valve covers (for example: on my car)

Obviously, some trimming may be necessary
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Couple of ref pics showing rear of shroud.
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Originally Posted by mikes rx View Post
I wonder how the shaker shroud would look/fit on a non-shaker system???

HUH??? Elaborate please.

Could the shroud be used by itself to cover the ugly valve covers (for example: on my car)

Obviously, some trimming may be necessary
Sure if you don't mind it looking something like this. Seriously though there wouldn't be any mounting points so there's no way it could be secured to your engine once the Shaker's cut out.

If you really want to cover up the fuel rails why not get something like this. Ouch! I never knew how expensive these things were.
http://www.midwestautogear.com/index...=52&Itemid=105
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Sure if you don't mind it looking something like this. Seriously though there wouldn't be any mounting points so there's no way it could be secured to your engine once the Shaker's cut out.
Thanks...that's what I wanted to know.

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If you really want to cover up the fuel rails why not get something like this. Ouch! I never knew how expensive these things were.
http://www.midwestautogear.com/index...=52&Itemid=105
I had already looked into those when they first came out...expensive and FUGLY in my opinion.
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