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Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 05-16-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By P51C
Respectfully disagree, having used both, on this...

Respectfully disagree, having used both, on this car and others. On a street car for driving around, radials are fine but at the strip, the hit the driveline takes is much harder with drag radials...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 05-08-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By P51C
I drive to the track on slicks all the time. I...

I drive to the track on slicks all the time. I don't even air them up. It's no big deal. Be careful and avoid any road debris.

Slick for stick definitely. The hit to the driveline is way softer...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-27-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By P51C
Meh, air them up and they aren't so bad. They'll...

Meh, air them up and they aren't so bad. They'll last about a week though, given the compound.

This'll make you laugh: Last year, I exploded one of the factory Pirellis and had to order...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-25-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By P51C
Pardon? It's the stiff sidewall/carcass of the...

Pardon? It's the stiff sidewall/carcass of the drag radial that transfers more shock in a shorter period of time, straight to the driveline. The slicks more flexible carcass allows a longer and...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-25-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By P51C
Not real keen on drag radial and a stick. I've...

Not real keen on drag radial and a stick. I've used both Dr and slicks, multiple applications. Slicks are way easier on parts than radials. I even drive aired down bias slicks to the track, no...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-22-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,521
Posted By P51C
Yeah I hear ya. To me, some rough-edged brutality...

Yeah I hear ya. To me, some rough-edged brutality is part of the embedded charm of a Mustang.

That's where I think they might have lost the plot a bit with the 15. It's a better car in every way...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-22-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,521
Posted By P51C
The driveline does not suffer folks gladly, true...

The driveline does not suffer folks gladly, true but most of this us technique. Clinks, etc occur when people fumble the clutch uptake or rev matching or shift timing.

A quick improvement is to...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-07-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By P51C
Gentle, gentle, gentle. the stud's torque value...

Gentle, gentle, gentle. the stud's torque value is incredibly low, too, giving an indication of how fragile they are: 8-10 lb/ft. This is 1/4" ratchet territory and care is still needed there.
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-07-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By P51C
That's it then. Practice, practice, practice....

That's it then. Practice, practice, practice. don't change anything. 2.19 is gawdawful, even for the stock TP tires, with their hard sidewalls and unforgiving nature. You are either launching too...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-06-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By P51C
What's your 60' time? That'll tell you if...

What's your 60' time? That'll tell you if traction is the problem, or launch technique generally (I bet it is, as you mph is in the ballpark of a stock tune car). Keep the faith though, a tune and...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-06-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By P51C
Depends on whose instructions you accept. The...

Depends on whose instructions you accept. The people who built the car and put the studs and nuts in or the aftermarket company building the bracket.

Ford put a REALLY long stud on these, hence,...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-06-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By P51C
The risk of breakage later is there. The factory...

The risk of breakage later is there. The factory install used no thread lock. You mix any lock with developing corrosion and you may create problems down the road.
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-05-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By P51C
I wouldn't put loctite on those little 6mm studs....

I wouldn't put loctite on those little 6mm studs. They snap like peppermint sticks if you aren't careful and they are weld in studs. My nuts are tight (har), after 3 years....
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 03-20-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By P51C
Definitely not a common problem. I drive mine...

Definitely not a common problem. I drive mine lots of short hops too, often in cold weather. On the stock tune, the car would occasionally hesitate a bit as it warmed up. After tuning it, it was much...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 03-19-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,291
Posted By P51C
I've had 4 Mustangs, all 5.0s, starting with a...

I've had 4 Mustangs, all 5.0s, starting with a '68....and I can tell you I was never, ever going to buy another as long as that boat anchor 4.6 was in there. All that thing could do was suck gas and...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 03-14-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By P51C
Sway bar end links are a known issue for these...

Sway bar end links are a known issue for these cars since 2005. Hard to characterize this as a "major issue" but, it's real. Usually it's clunks and bangs, going over bumps that result from this. I...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 03-12-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By P51C
Ummm, according to this, they made 462 horsepower...

Ummm, according to this, they made 462 horsepower with headers, race fuel and an electric WP, then added nitrous to get over 500 crank. doesn't talk about cam swaps at all...maybe wrong link?
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 03-01-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By P51C
My opinion is save the money on the CAI. It's not...

My opinion is save the money on the CAI. It's not really any gain in itself. The factory CAI and a good tune is worth pretty much the same, without the $350 tab for the CAI. Now you are down to under...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 01-28-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By P51C
You'd have to build EVERYTHING in the engine and...

You'd have to build EVERYTHING in the engine and spin it to the moon to get anywhere close to that naturally aspirated.

A base blower kit would hit that out of the box.
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 01-25-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By P51C
Ford IDS can check if there has been multiple...

Ford IDS can check if there has been multiple flashes to the car but not what was flashed.

If the car rev hangs, has skip shift and moves like molasses flowing uphill off the line, one can safely...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 01-24-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By P51C
Well...except for the Procal tune, which comes...

Well...except for the Procal tune, which comes with the K&N as part of the package. That one is pretty safe though, I've been bagging on mine for 3 years with that tune.

The blue springs are...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 01-01-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,328
Posted By P51C
Yeah, BTDT, man...took me a month to get my car...

Yeah, BTDT, man...took me a month to get my car back repaired after the input shaft bearing imploded without provocation, giving the unique supercharger whine...

I negotiate hard stuff for a...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 12-31-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By P51C
Stock stuff is 2.75"....

Stock stuff is 2.75"....
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 12-08-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,618
Posted By P51C
I took my last Stang (an '88 LX 5.0) on a camping...

I took my last Stang (an '88 LX 5.0) on a camping trip and drove it up 100 miles of Forest Service roads, with cross ditches, etc. No problems. Nothing broke or hit, just had to be a bit careful. I...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 11-15-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By P51C
My single outlet GT500s shined up nice, despite...

My single outlet GT500s shined up nice, despite being 403 stainless. I used Mothers Aluminium Polish
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