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Old 6/10/17, 09:43 PM   #10941
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Went to the local cruise night with both cars, my GT and my fiancée's GT500.
Got there, popped the hoods, found coolant all over the engine in her car, the intercooler pump is gone.
Ordered a new one, will be here Wednesday, I'll have the bumper cover off and old pump off before the UPS guy gets there.
She's saddened that the nice weather is here and she can't drive her Shelby.
I'll fix it as soon as I have the new part, but that's still 4 days away
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Old 6/12/17, 02:00 AM   #10942
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95 4.6 4 valve heads

I have a 4.6l 2 valve PI Engine out of a 1999 mustang GT that I got to put in my 98 3.8l mustang. I also picked up a 4.6l 4 valve NPI Engine out of a 95 Lincoln mark 8. I want to put the 4 valve NPI heads on my 99 engine. Can I? Or should I just drop the whole 95 engine in my mustang since it is a aluminum block and just have the heads fixed to basically be PI heads?
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Old 6/12/17, 09:47 PM   #10943
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Took the bumper cover off the fiancee's Shelby, changed the oil & filter, cleaned under the hood all the coolant spray from Saturday when the supercharger coolant pump stopped working and coolant boiled, spewing all over the engine.
New pump due here Wednesday, I'll also be putting in 2 new fog light bulbs and checking/tightening/lubing the Watts link while I have the car up in the air

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Old 6/13/17, 07:02 AM   #10944
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Finally, got a chance to drive the car since I installed BMR chassis brace. This really ties my bmr kmember and rad support together. The front is much tighter on the straight, and in the corners. It's not huge but 5% better at the least.
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Old 6/13/17, 08:11 AM   #10945
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Recently, I noticed that under medium boost (above 4 PSI or so), the display for my ProCharger i-1 would reboot. I also noticed that with the car off, it would display the boost as -1.2 PSI when it should be 0.0. I called ProCharger and they explained they have seen the reboot before if owners added headers, bigger throttle bodies, etc after installation. The i-1 control computer can make up for some minor mods, but after a while, if it is changing pulley ratios too much to bring the boost up to where it needs to be, it will get confused and "give up". A firmware update fixes that problem.

However, since I had not modded the car after supercharger installation, the best guess is that the faulty boost reading has the computer confused, yielding the same result. So, I shipped the i-1 computer and the display unit back for repair/replacement under warranty.

I will say the guys at ProCharger were very helpful and said it should take just a day or two to diagnose once they have it back. They received the units yesterday. This is the first time my Mustang has been grounded in nearly 5 years of ownership - 2 under boost.

In the mean time, I washed it, detailed the interior, changed the oil and filter, changed the SC oil, and swapped in a clean air filter. I'll be ready to roll after I plug in the SC computer and reinstall the glovebox.
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Old 6/13/17, 03:44 PM   #10946
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Nice clean up Gabe!
I forgot Lisa had the supercharger powder coated. Looks awesome.
Hopefully it's back together again soon with the pump.
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Old 6/13/17, 04:20 PM   #10947
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Nice clean up Gabe!
I forgot Lisa had the supercharger powder coated. Looks awesome.
Hopefully it's back together again soon with the pump.
Thanks, it's actually painted, a very close match to the Vista Blue stripes on the car. Same with the coil covers.

Today we got the new fog light bulbs.
Two tiny little Phillips boxes inside a rather large Amazon box with a bunch of packing crap inside. Wasteful packaging at its best.
Just need that new pump.
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Old 6/14/17, 05:12 PM   #10948
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Thanks, it's actually painted, a very close match to the Vista Blue stripes on the car. Same with the coil covers.
Very nice. Looks great.
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Old 6/14/17, 07:04 PM   #10949
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Very nice. Looks great.
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Just got done working on the fiancee's Shelby, installed the new intercooler coolant pump, tightened some bolts on the Watts link and lubed the Watts link, changed the tune so it knows the current 20" tire size, and "test-drove" it
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Old 6/15/17, 04:17 PM   #10950
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Just got done working on the fiancee's Shelby, installed the new intercooler coolant pump, tightened some bolts on the Watts link and lubed the Watts link, changed the tune so it knows the current 20" tire size, and "test-drove" it
HA HAAAAAAAAAAA
Always got to "test drive" it. Just to make sure. LOL
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Old 7/1/17, 06:48 PM   #10951
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Ugh, got my Lethal OTA pipes and went to install them today. Did the passenger side, went to do the driver's side and the bolt head for the clamp for the muffler/OTA connection broke off. Now I'm just driving around with OTAs on one side.
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Changed out the back brakes.
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Old 7/2/17, 07:40 AM   #10953
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Yesterday, jacked it up in the driveway (didn't wanna start the cars to move mine into the garage since my wife was taking a nap and I would've woken her up), and replaced the rear O2 sensors and lubed up the rod ends in the Watts Link

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Yesterday, jacked it up in the driveway (didn't wanna start the cars to move mine into the garage since my wife was taking a nap and I would've woken her up), and replaced the rear O2 sensors and lubed up the rod ends in the Watts Link
Nice. Didn't know you had a Watts Link rear end Gabe. How is it? Which brand is it?
Do you notice a BIG difference or is it minimal?
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Old 7/2/17, 01:57 PM   #10955
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Nice. Didn't know you had a Watts Link rear end Gabe. How is it? Which brand is it?
Do you notice a BIG difference or is it minimal?
BMR. Got it over a year ago, really like it.
Lately I've been getting a jingling-type noise over some harsh impacts, I tightened everything in the rear suspension, it's still there.
Thinking that maybe the rod ends in the Watts Link linkages might be the culprits, I squirted some Amsoil Metal Protector inside the rubber boots I have covering those rod ends.
Noise is still there.
Other than that noise, which may or may not even be associated with the Watts Link, I love it.
It made the car corner flatter and I definitely have more traction where cornering and giving it gas
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BMR. Got it over a year ago, really like it.
Lately I've been getting a jingling-type noise over some harsh impacts, I tightened everything in the rear suspension, it's still there.
Thinking that maybe the rod ends in the Watts Link linkages might be the culprits, I squirted some Amsoil Metal Protector inside the rubber boots I have covering those rod ends.
Noise is still there.
Other than that noise, which may or may not even be associated with the Watts Link, I love it.
It made the car corner flatter and I definitely have more traction where cornering and giving it gas
Awesome stuff.
I would probably go with BMR as well if I did the Watts link. They make such great products. I think their customer service is pretty good too.
Good luck!
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Used a clay bar on the whole car, and hand waxed my 1965 fastback!
3 hrs of work well spent!
Looks and feels like glass again!
Figured I'm at the half way point of the autocross season
it deserved some TLC!
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Yesterday I changed out the back breaks and bleed them. Today I cleaned greased and bleed the front breaks. Plus I got out all the break boogers. It's a good Mustang day.
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Used a clay bar on the whole car, and hand waxed my 1965 fastback!
3 hrs of work well spent!
Looks and feels like glass again!
Figured I'm at the half way point of the autocross season
it deserved some TLC!
Awesome.
Gotta get the auto-x beast some TLC!

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Yesterday I changed out the back breaks and bleed them. Today I cleaned greased and bleed the front breaks. Plus I got out all the break boogers. It's a good Mustang day.
That's awesome Mark.
I still love that color.
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Old 7/4/17, 08:41 PM   #10960
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Swapped the slightly bigger blower pulley back on, in an attempt to have an easier time at getting the car OBD-ready for state inspection.
Been driving it for over 1600 miles (that's over 3 years' worth of driving for Tony ), went through 5 different tune revisions, trying to get it to go ready.
Countless driving cycles completed, still getting all 4 Oxygen sensors not ready.
Tuner says the car is being very sensitive to engine loads, the percentage is all over the place during datalogging, something I never had an issue with until the smaller pulley/bigger-TB combo went on, around this time last year (after last year's inspection).

Also removed the Steeda adjustable rear spring perches and the springs that I got with them, and re-installed the Steeda Sport springs.
No longer need the adjustable perches, since the current wheel/tire set-up doesn't have a fitment issue like the Niche Milans did.

I may try the adjustable perches on the wife's Shelby, since her Alcoas' very-aggressive rear offset leads to some tire/fender contact over some bumps.
Lifting it up a bit will help.
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