There's a snake in my driveway (car guys come in here)

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  1. Concrete Helmet

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    Thanks man, I've got a couple of items I'll be adding to the car this weekend and I'll post a couple more pics afterward. I'm hoping I get a Go Pro for my birthday so I can post a couple of in car videos. Work has been busy and I haven't been able to schedule a dyno session to see the exact HP reading on the car but I will probably also post a video on that as well....
     
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    I was just about to bump this for videos.
     
  3. crosscreekcooter

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    I'm jelly Crete, that really is a nice ride.
     
  4. Concrete Helmet

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    Thanks Coot. I'm gonna get some video's together soon.....I've also decided to put some longtube headers on it since it won't be a daily driver.....
     
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    You haven't totaled the thing yet?
     
  6. Concrete Helmet

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    No....I may live in the Orlando area but I'm one of the seven or eight persons who actually knows how to drive....
     
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    First thing I would do is see about getting that oil leak fixed.
     
  8. Concrete Helmet

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    :lol: It's not oil.....I spilled my beer when I popped the hood open. Funny thing is though I'm a little worried it might have too much oil in it. I've checked it several times and it reads about an 1/8th of an inch over the high fill level. I wonder if the dummy tech at the dealership didn't check it after filling it.
     
  9. Concrete Helmet

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    Got a surprise call today from my buddy at the dealership where I bought the car and he said he had the original Ford/Shelby certificate for my car.
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    It was #85 of only 156 built in Alloy Metallic for the 2009 model year.....I also picked up some new floor mats with matching logo.
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    Still waiting on the Carroll Shelby signed dash plaque....But I did get some stickers for the rearview mirrors that have the Ford Blue Oval and say "Objects in mirror are losing".....
    Once I get some GT500 rocker panel stripes put on the sides I'll be done with any cosmetic mods as I don't want to take the car too far from original
     
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    I hope you're putting that thing in a garage every night.
     
  11. Concrete Helmet

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    I wish. It sits under a cover at the end of the driveway with acorns from the large Oak next to it pelting it continuously.....at least until next week when the tree guys come :lol:l
     
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    A Shelby Cobra on water front property .......I thought Brad was the rich boy in here..................
     
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    Brad has more money than God...and 78 has more money than him.....I'm just blessed with a large penis and met a well to do woman :lmao2:
     
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    Well I've been driving this thing a little more frequently now that the weather is cool and dry. I still really like this thing but it just seems to be missing a little something......IT NEEDS TO BE A LITTLE LOUDER....and a little more power never hurts either....So instead of waiting on Santa I decided to order up some long tube headers. These showed up on my doorstep yesterday.....
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    Of course I won't be installing these myself as it is a mother b!tch to do and I am far too lazy and impatient for such. Also installing the headers requires a re calibration of the vehicle so while it is in the shop it's getting a brand spanking new custom dyno tune which is mostly to reset the emission controls as it will still have high flow cats in the new mid pipe section. Included with the installation will be 2 before dyno pulls and 2 after dyno pulls to dial the car in and show exact HP and torque gains to the rear wheels.....I can hardly wait and hopefully I'll be able to get some videos of the car on the dyno to post here......
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    If it's not your DD, I say go to town on it and, BTW, post a vid so we can hear it. My last car had an awful drone from 2200-2800 rpm and I drove it daily for almost four months before I couldn't take it anymore. It messed up my hearing.
     
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    I went with the high flow catted mid pipe because once you remove the cats there's no getting rid of that god awful hollow resonance that envelopes the entire car. Three other factors I considered when deciding are the fact that it's not a DD, and it's rarely on the highway, no long trips anyway, and lastly I plan to swap the supercharger out to a larger unit in the future. More air going in means you need the extra flow provided by the long tube headers. In other words it would be restricted if I had the current exhaust set up on it when I make the upgrade.
    Like I said I'm going to try and plan my schedule so I can shoot a video when the car is on the dyno and if I can talk my wife into standing on the side of the road :lol: somewhere near my house I'll have her shoot a couple of fly by's while I'm getting on it.
     
  18. crosscreekcooter

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    Better yet, go downtown and find a long, narrow alley between two tall buildings and open the header cut-outs. Mount the microphone on your rear fenderwell. Crank it up to about 5000 R's and dump the clutch. Be sure and do this on the first workday morning after New Years.
     
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    I like the crackle
     
  20. crosscreekcooter

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    This crackle?

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