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Looking good!
Good to hear eecdoc is still doing well, and doing tuning. I guess that's his main gig these days. :)
You guys really got this party started! :)
 
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Looking good!
Good to hear eecdoc is still doing well, and doing tuning. I guess that's his main gig these days. :)
You guys really got this party started! :)
Well actually Mike is recently retired. I contacted him to see if he could come give me a hand getting things checked and sorted out on the build. We spent Friday going over things, fixing some install issues and getting the 60 lbs injectors set up on the old tune. Unfortunately due to the wideband issue we were not able to accomplish any tuning.
It was good seeing him and he seems to be doing well. We had a good weekend.
Now if I can just get him to pull that gorgeous red TBird out the moth ballls and shake some cobwebs loose like old times.
 

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I have two of the aem widebands, that use the bosch sensor. I have no complaints. They've saved me from driving to work a couple of times, due to rough spots in my tunes. :) cold dry air is easy to detonate, and goes lean easy. :)
 

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Yes, we'll be working on that and still a couple bugs getting worked out. Also, Still will be working on tuning the car. Going to try and make an appearance at Carlisle with it this coming weekend if I can get it cleaned up some and the weather is good on Saturday! It all takes time doing it safely.
 

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Made my appearance at Carlisle Ford Nationals this year and the car did well in the car show taking 2nd place. Still have unfinished tune issues that need addressing and hope to have completed prior to its track debut/return at the JBMN/Summerblast 20th Anniversary event in August. I also have phase two to complete with the tank installation and tune on E85 and Phase 3 the suspension/rear end mods to complete as well.
 

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Been very busy the last couple of weeks and not much time for the car. Hoping to get stage 2 and 3 completed sometime in the next 5 weeks and have the car completed for its first track Competition runs at the Mason Dixon All Ford Event at our JBMN/SB Event August 28th.

I have been driving it some to get some run time on it and for some break in time.

I'm hoping soon to get it back on the dyno. The wideband is installed so now maybe we can get something done.
 

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Dropped the car off to Chris Vining to have him get some of the bugs out of the car and finish up stage 2 which is the Fuel cell for the E85. He located a couple of things that were addressed and repaired. Car is running much better now. He is playing with the tune on his Quarter Horse to see if he can do anything with it. We did take it to the track and made a few 1/8 mile passes last Friday and a couple low setting 1/4 mile runs. Made a best of 13.3 at 103 at very low RPM shifts. There will be more coming up soon but we are making progress.
 

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Well we brought the car back from Chris's last Friday. Took it over to the track for some runs on the street tires but the weather was nothing short of atrocious and DA around 3500 or more. Track slipping some but we did manage a 13.4 at 106 MPH Naturally aspirated of course and on pump gas. Not bad considering the conditions here that day. Still a lot of things to address with shift points, tuning, etc. Chris is patiently reeling it in.

Saturday morning we took the car to the dyno to try and get it set up on E85. We made a couple of pulls on the E85 with the best being 341 WHP at 6650 Rpm and 300 Lbs ft torque at 5600 Rpm. We still have a lot more tuning to do but believe we had a right side chain tensioner starting to act up so we aborted the runs at that point an put it on the trailer and took it home. Hopefully we can get it sorted, find the part and the time to get it fixed sometime soon. But we are on the right track with the tuning.

I'm still hoping to reach my goal of 375 - 400 WHP and 315 to 325 Lb FT Torque at the tire NA and have it ready for our August event.

We shall see!
 

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I'm very familiar with that recent build and the race shop that built that engine for the customer. That was built after I had mine completed not long ago. My build is very similar although different cam specs and some other things. That dyno was also in a manual transmission Mustang and sold axle rear so there will be drivetrain losses associated with mine that he does not have. Again, we will see once I get the final dyno results on mine sometime in the future. I have a realistic goal that I am reaching for and expect to achieve it once completed.
 

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Here is a pic of Chris after getting the new E85 Fuel cell installed. Have to finish the cover and surround on it but that's one of the final items.
Also is a pic of the rear suspension, cover and upgrades/ bars Justin and I placed in the car and installed this past Saturday. So as of now the stage 2 and 3 mods have been completed. Hopefully final tuning both on dyno and track will be completed very soon.
 

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I like the beefy rear diff mount! What brand diff cover is that?
 

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If you want to save some bucks on the upgraded cover the Control freak one I bought a few months back from this seller is still available for almost $200 less than the LPW

 

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If you want to save some bucks on the upgraded cover the Control freak one I bought a few months back from this seller is still available for almost $200 less than the LPW

Doesn't ford performance make a diff cover that fits the tbird and the Cobra mustangs?
 

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The LPW is $230-250 dependent on where you look. So 50 bucks more.
 

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Doesn't ford performance make a diff cover that fits the tbird and the Cobra mustangs?

It doesn't bolt right on. I had to do a little machine work to get the double sided mn12 mount to fit as opposed to the single sided cobra mount it was designed for.
 

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The LPW is $230-250 dependent on where you look. So 50 bucks more.
Not if you buy from SCP 🤣

LPW, FRPP, Control Freak are all basically the same, why spend any more than necessary?

I haven’t installed mine yet but the rear mount is sized correctly too

 
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