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Old 5/4/07, 07:31 PM
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Our new addition to the family:

http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/89Trooper/Daisy/

She looks wet in some of the pics because she just got a bath.
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Old 5/4/07, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
Our new addition to the family:

http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/89Trooper/Daisy/

She looks wet in some of the pics because she just got a bath.
She looks like your stang with the black stripe on the hood and all.
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She looks like your stang with the black stripe on the hood and all.
That's why Tom picked her!

My wife said, Tom's new cat looks 'cute'.
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Tom, I saw a pic in my new Modified Mustang magazine (June 07) that has a SY with hood pins. They are located just outboard of the radiator shroud. I like the span of them when the hood is closed too.

What do you think?

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Old 5/4/07, 10:19 PM
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I think it looks good... and no modification to the radiator cover.
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Tom, I saw a pic in my new Modified Mustang magazine (June 07) that has a SY with hood pins. They are located just outboard of the radiator shroud. I like the span of them when the hood is closed too.

What do you think?

Here's the scanned images..
I like!
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Old 5/5/07, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
Sorry, nothing less than $33,000! I guess these convertibles hold their value!

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Old 5/5/07, 05:23 AM
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Well, Mike (matko) and I are off to the dyno in a little bit... wish us luck!

I'll restate my goals and then let you know how I did when I get back. I'll even back it down to 18% drivetrain loss instead of 20%. I was figuring it incorrectly before, anyway. After a bunch of research, I found you don't take RWHP and simply multiply it by 1.18 to figure out BHP - you divide RWHP by .82 instead.

Conservative goal: 331 BHP x .82 = 272 RWHP. (1 HP per 1 Cubic Inch)

Hopeful goal: 300 RWHP ÷ .82 = 366 BHP. (1.1 HP per 1 Cubic Inch)

Unlikely goal: 400 BHP x .82 = 328 RWHP. (1.2 HP per 1 Cubic Inch)
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
Well, Mike (matko) and I are off to the dyno in a little bit... wish us luck!
Good luck to the 89! Hope it hit's 300 RWHP!

I would be more than thrilled if our (currently modded) S197's hit that same mark.
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Old 5/5/07, 08:18 AM
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Tom you got a nice ***** cat
bill ,if i were to get hood pins,they would be the ones you posted . I like the no lanard idea much better.
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Old 5/5/07, 11:38 AM
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some pics on level ground w/top down
exterior mods still needed:hood, rotors,painted calipers,black painted decklid, chase sequentials
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Well, I had another VERY disappointing day at the dyno, but this time for another, totally different, reason.

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After the first pull, it looked like something was wrong (I could tell because he never got anywhere close to the rev limit). He got out of the car and told me the clutch was "slipping like a b!tch". Uh oh. He asked if I wanted him to do it again. I told him to try one more time and the clutch slipped again. You can tell from the graphs that he didn't get on it as hard the second time.

The good news? I have definitely out-performed my clutch!!! Nothing changed since the last dyno run except the air cleaner and jetting adjustments I made. Just like putting slicks on at the drag strip - you'll find your next weakest link if the tires won't break loose. Well, I think I found my weak link. I guess it's harder to spin the barrel than it is to move the car along the ground, because it never slipped even once on the drive home (and I tried every chance I got to make it slip). He did tell me the amount of drag built into the barrel, but I forget the number.

Here is the chart. It still made 271 BHP, and the clutch was slipping practically the entire time! He printed the RPM-to-MPH graph for me - and the green line shows how fast the rear tires SHOULD have been going versus the red and blue lines which show how bad the clutch was slipping. The green line is based on the formula MPH = (RPM X tire diameter) ÷ (rear gear ratio X 336).

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What really makes me mad is that the A/F graph was PERFECT! It went to the "best power" reading of 13:1 until he got off of it after 4500 RPMS. Which shows the air cleaner set-up and the jetting were dead on. I won't try to "guess" what Max HP would have been, but based on how the last dyno chart climbed, this one was heading to over 300 RWHP at 6500 RPM. I have no doubt that I would have hit the 271 RWHP mark that I was after.

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First Pull (You can see the torque from how much the car jumps)

Second Pull (I guess I forgot I was taping at the end. You can hear me say, "Same thing?", then him say, "Saaaame thing", then me saying, "D-a-m-n")

So, I may need to spend a little money afterall, because the engine is coming out to get a replacement Centerforce clutch. It's a lot easier to pull the engine to change the clutch than it is to remove the exhaust, crossmember, driveshaft, transmission, etc.
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Old 5/5/07, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Boltzman View Post
some pics on level ground w/top down
exterior mods still needed:hood, rotors,painted calipers,black painted decklid, chase sequentials
Looks good Chuck!



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Videos:

First Pull (You can see the torque from how much the car jumps)

Second Pull (I guess I forgot I was taping at the end. You can hear me say, "Same thing?", then him say, "Saaaame thing", then me saying, "D-a-m-n")
Nice videos! I especially like the music in the first one.

I saw your daughter in the 2nd vid too! Bet she was excited about being there..

Too bad about the clutch. Hope it won't set you back too much.
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Old 5/5/07, 09:08 PM
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Nice videos! I especially like the music in the first one.
Yeah, how 'bout that music?

I saw your daughter in the 2nd vid too! Bet she was excited about being there..
Very observant, especially since she was sideways. She liked it, but thought it got a little loud at times.

Too bad about the clutch. Hope it won't set you back too much.
I probably won't even do it right away. I don't know... I'm still thinking about it. It doesn't slip at all when driving it so I don't really need to do it. But, I would like to get that Max HP number because I know it'll be over 300 now at the rear wheels. After some research on what clutch I would need to handle more HP, all I would need is about $250-$300 for the clutch kit and a few hours to get the engine out and back in.
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I'm working on Brian & Leo's Cinco De Mayo video that they participated in today.

It's gonna be a good one!
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Old 5/6/07, 01:21 AM
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I guess it's time to write a book, eh Bill.

http://mustanglife.tenmagazines.com/...ticle&aid=3373

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I guess it's time to write a book, eh Bill.
I'll be having a book signing next weekend if you're interested.

If you buy this new shifter, you'll like the enclosed video installation CD even better!
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I hope Leo survived the night.

He stayed out a little too late playing around in his Mustang!

Good news though Leo, the video will be up later today! Once you check it out, it'll all be worth whatever you endured.
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I hope Leo survived the night.

He stayed out a little too late playing around in his Mustang!

Good news though Leo, the video will be up later today! Once you check it out, it'll all be worth whatever you endured.
It wasn't to bad.

Shaker Shroud Mod completed. In the end it took about 3 hours but that was with several trips to auto part stores looking for door edge trim. Thanks to Kevin for his expert dremel skills and Bill for the awesome sticky pod camera footage and free engine detailing.
Here's a link to the full gallery.
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So what's the peanut gallery have to say about it???


Sneek peek of Vid Bill's working on.



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You animals...

Can't wait to see the vid.
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