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Forum: GT500
9/28/18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By houtex

Guessin' you read this:...

Guessin' you read this: https://jalopnik.com/the-2020-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-might-not-get-a-manu-1828716066

Well... the one thing that gets me thinking this is a good idea is the insta-shifts....
9/26/18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By houtex

Update the Gamma: So 'tis 3 days of the New Fluid...

Update the Gamma: So 'tis 3 days of the New Fluid Thing and commutin' such as it is to work and Other Uses of Car(tm). This is about the time I'd notice the other fluids failing to deliver...
9/23/18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By houtex

TR3650 fluid: My experiments in wishing for better shifting from this thing.

So after having the shifter troubles from the start back in '08+ when I bought Awesome, at some point I switched from factory Mercon (whatever number) to 3 quarts of RP Synchromax. It made an...
9/20/18, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,138
Posted By houtex

I'd call it a Mustake.

I'd call it a Mustake.
9/19/18, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By houtex

Suspension scare story time!

So something like a month ago, I had the unfortunate experience of running over something at a high rate of speed while driving Awesome down a freeway.

Long story short, one ruined tire... but...
9/16/18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By houtex

The door handles don't have a PATS sensor in 'em....

The door handles don't have a PATS sensor in 'em. The car couldn't care less about what you have in it. Only that it can't move without the PATS key.

But there's good news! You can *totally*...
9/16/18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By houtex

I have recently started noticing something I...

I have recently started noticing something I found odd, but sorta makes sense... My left door lock actuator was going out. More times than not, then worse and worse, it wouldn't unlock the door, so I...
9/8/18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By houtex

Here is the P0135 code as described in the shop...

Here is the P0135 code as described in the shop manual. (http://iihs.net/fsm/?d=10&f=Diagnostic%20Trouble%20Code%20(DTC)%20Charts%20and%20Descriptions.pdf&p=57) As you can see there's lots of...
Forum: GT
9/3/18, 06:14 PM
Forum: GT
9/2/18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,230
Posted By houtex

Currently, in my '06 GT, I'm using Castrol GTX...

Currently, in my '06 GT, I'm using Castrol GTX Magnatec 5w-20. Seems to be ok with it. For no reason than I switched from my old oil change place to the new one, and that's what they have. And...
8/29/18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By houtex

Yes, I have. Awesome rocks this bumper cover,...

Yes, I have. Awesome rocks this bumper cover, love it.

You will need a GT type grille, but it doesn't have to be a GT grille unless that's what you want. Just a grille kit that is for a GT. A...
Forum: GT
8/29/18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By houtex

Some hose kits will come with the washers, some...

Some hose kits will come with the washers, some will not. You can just ask for the washers, you'll need 8 of them.

There's no need to replace the hoses, really. Nobody will see them. The OEMs...
Forum: GT
8/29/18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By houtex

Well, there's lots of gotchas. You sound like you...

Well, there's lots of gotchas. You sound like you got most covered.

One thing is the ABS system. You really want to avoid getting air in there. It's not impossible to deal with, but still. Try not...
Forum: 2015 - 2020
8/28/18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By houtex

You know, you used to have to get in an airplane...

You know, you used to have to get in an airplane for them $100 hamburgers. Now it's more like $1000... :rolleyes:
Forum: 2015 - 2020
8/23/18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By houtex

Yeah... Don't be drooling for a car when shopping...

Yeah... Don't be drooling for a car when shopping for one. Be aloof, be super critical, and be absolutely sure things are ok before signing the dotted line.

What? Oh... you meant about the...
Forum: GT
8/13/18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,513
Posted By houtex

Ya bunch of POSERS. :D That's actually...

Ya bunch of POSERS.

:D

That's actually a pretty cool deal right there. I like it! :nice:
8/12/18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By houtex

Yes, truth, but... this one doesn't look good. ...

Yes, truth, but... this one doesn't look good. There's gouges in the paint, and that's a double whammy dent. If it were a straight up on the crease dent, they'd get it out. Both sides of the...
8/12/18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By houtex

There's no fuse. It's mechanical, run on the...

There's no fuse. It's mechanical, run on the serpentine belt.

While there's probably *a* way to do it, there's no practical way to do this. Draining the pump is a bad idea. Trying to figure out...
8/10/18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By houtex

$1000 deductible... tough call. No rent car...

$1000 deductible... tough call.

No rent car on the insurance? Probably won't hit the deductible. Probably out of pocket this and call it a day.

Rent car involved, and needed? You need to get...
8/5/18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By houtex

Absolutely. The seats are the same. The...

Absolutely.

The seats are the same. The tracks mounted underneath them are the difference. Well, that and the side panel. Four bolts (or is it nuts?) attach the seats to the tracks, and you can...
8/1/18, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By houtex

Goodness. A bit of advice, and I know it's going...

Goodness. A bit of advice, and I know it's going to sound like I'm being a jerk, but truly... better formatting will help us help you. Wall'o'text is not good. That's just tough on my eyes, man...
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8/1/18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By houtex

Chirp chirp back at ya. :) To not be able to...

Chirp chirp back at ya. :)

To not be able to crank means you want the starter off. Exterior fuse box fuse number 19 and relay number 52. Fuel pump is fuse 13 and relay 41. You could also do...
7/31/18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By houtex

I assume by 3-speed you're talking manual...

I assume by 3-speed you're talking manual transmission and not the Cruise-O-Matic 3 speed auto, right? Right. That said, your clutch is most likely done. It's sort of odd it'd just give up like that,...
7/28/18, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By houtex

Here's what it looks like at fordparts.com: ...

Here's what it looks like at fordparts.com:
https://parts.ford.com/shop/en/us/shaft-intermediate-7900967-1

And the shop manual:
http://iihs.net/fsm/?d=149&f=Engine.pdf&p=31...
7/28/18, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By houtex

If you're having cooling problems at those...

If you're having cooling problems at those temps/humidity, there's something wrong with the cooling system, and you need to fix it, and it's likely not the coolant... with one exception...

For a...
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