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Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 08-02-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Norm Peterson
You're way more likely to tip a little quart...

You're way more likely to tip a little quart bottle over or let drips miss it entirely than miss a drain pan. Some pans are even covered except for a hole in the middle of the top to let the oil...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-01-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Norm Peterson
For most drivers, there is enough margin against...

For most drivers, there is enough margin against fade in street pads to cope with most autocross situations. Keep in mind that after a 50 second autocross run, the brakes have at least 5 minutes...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 07-30-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By Norm Peterson
Are you lifting your right foot off the gas as...

Are you lifting your right foot off the gas as you upshift? If not, you'll get a jerk that tosses your head backward.

If you're lifting and not getting the shift done soon enough, you'll get a...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-29-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Norm Peterson
I ran HPS for a while, and wasn't all that happy...

I ran HPS for a while, and wasn't all that happy with them (never felt their 'bite' was as good as HPS pads I had on other cars was). These pads have no business being on your car out on the big...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-22-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,610
Posted By Norm Peterson
That is the kind of lead-in you'd use for the 3-4...

That is the kind of lead-in you'd use for the 3-4 to 5-R gate, and maybe with only the upper portion full-width between the 1-2 and 3-4. You'd need half-width lead-ins to facilitate downshifts as...
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 07-08-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,825
Posted By Norm Peterson
And neither of those extremes means you'd put any...

And neither of those extremes means you'd put any thought of your own into it. How is that a good thing???


Norm
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 07-08-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,825
Posted By Norm Peterson
Ummm . . . tighter tolerances isn't the same...

Ummm . . . tighter tolerances isn't the same thing as tighter clearances.


I'm not sure what else you're trying to say, but even with *perfectly* fitted pieces there will always be a little...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-06-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Norm Peterson
All you need is a reasonably level driveway and...

All you need is a reasonably level driveway and you still can DIY any of the simple and a more than a few of the more extensive tasks if you're up to DIY'ing them at all.


Norm
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-06-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Norm Peterson
For what kind of driving? That particular tire...

For what kind of driving? That particular tire is rated about mid-pack in the second tier of performance all-seasons. Doesn't do anything badly or exceptionally well, so it doesn't play in the same...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-05-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Norm Peterson
Those 265/35's really need to be put on wheels...

Those 265/35's really need to be put on wheels that are at least 9" wide and 305/30's really need at least 10.5" wheels . . . if you're committed to running a staggered setup, try 19x9 with 275/35's...
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 07-05-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,825
Posted By Norm Peterson
"Tight tolerances" only mean that the break-in...

"Tight tolerances" only mean that the break-in period can be shortened. You're still generating more heat, and it's going to be more likely to concentrate locally in the castings. Interchangeable...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 07-02-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Norm Peterson
That would be my approach, starting with a...

That would be my approach, starting with a thoughtful evaluation of what speeds I'd either want to be shifting at or (perhaps more importantly) where I would not. This would have to cover the entire...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-02-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Norm Peterson
I've never seen the rates on those springs,...

I've never seen the rates on those springs, sorry.


Strictly as a guess . . . maybe something like 115 - 120 up front and 135-ish rear. 5 lb/in either way from those numbers or 10 lb/in stiffer...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 07-01-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Norm Peterson
I still get flyers in the mail from various...

I still get flyers in the mail from various dealerships wanting to buy my '08 and put me in something else. And they aren't all Ford dealerships either - two different Chevrolet dealers and a Nissan...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 07-01-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Norm Peterson
FWIW . . . Norm

FWIW . . .







Norm
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-27-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By Norm Peterson
I can't even find 185/60-17's online just to find...

I can't even find 185/60-17's online just to find out if it has the same load index as a T185/60-17 tire. I have my doubts regarding load capacity, as T-spares are typically inflated to much higher...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-26-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Norm Peterson
As far as my mention of tires was concerned, that...

As far as my mention of tires was concerned, that was strictly for the 0 - 60 part of OP's post. Sorry if I misled anyone.


In cornering, tires that are "too good" for the suspension and its...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-25-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Norm Peterson
Would this be flat enough for you? ...

Would this be flat enough for you?

...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 06-19-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 155,253
Posted By Norm Peterson
Poke around the 'net using "Dodgestang" as a...

Poke around the 'net using "Dodgestang" as a search term. Somewhere, there's a .pdf file for the 1965-1966 years that might be of some help.

Most people aren't willing (or perhaps confident...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-18-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Norm Peterson
Light initial contact with the OE bump stops will...

Light initial contact with the OE bump stops will not necessarily be noticeable.

Hard contact, or contact with bumpstops made of stiffer stuff and/or not designed to progressively increase their...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-14-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Norm Peterson
Drilled for what year(s) of Mustang? This...

Drilled for what year(s) of Mustang? This matters, as the OE offsets for the SN95 wheels are significantly lower than the OE offsets for the S197. SN95 wheels on an S197 will make the tires crowd...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-14-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm guessing that your speeds don't get over...

I'm guessing that your speeds don't get over about 100 mph except maybe in a couple of places. On longer and somewhat higher speed courses (125-ish down to 60 or 70, 95 to 45 - 50), I found that...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-13-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Norm Peterson
How serious do you see any track day habit...

How serious do you see any track day habit becoming? How hard were you on your pads and rotors for the track time that you've already done? Got any pictures of the old bits that you took off?
...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-13-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Norm Peterson
Got pictures? Sounds like the wheels have the...

Got pictures? Sounds like the wheels have the wrong offset if both fenders are getting hit.


Still on the stock rear springs and shocks?


Norm
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-12-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By Norm Peterson
You buy a Boss for a different kind of driving...

You buy a Boss for a different kind of driving fun than what you get from a blower. For some people, the Boss will be more fun than a 600HP GT, for others, less so.


Norm
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