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Forum: GT S197 General Discussion Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,333
Posted By Norm Peterson
No. The door tag assumes that the car is still...

No. The door tag assumes that the car is still on OE-size tires (and you'll note that the door tag also identifies what that size is).


OE pressure recommendations are pretty heavily based on...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion Yesterday, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,333
Posted By Norm Peterson
Just to add a couple of things . . . ...

Just to add a couple of things . . .

Nitto's Invo in 255/50-17 is a Load Index 100, Standard Load tire. The OE 235/55-17 Pirellis were Load Index 98, Standard Load tire. So you could actually...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-24-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Norm Peterson
Lift-throttle oversteer doesn't have to put you...

Lift-throttle oversteer doesn't have to put you all the way into the rear of the car running way wide of the front for you to feel. It's always going to be there, and most of the time shows up as...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-23-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Norm Peterson
Glad to hear you aren't just in a mood to just...

Glad to hear you aren't just in a mood to just throw parts at the car because they are available or #becausebling.


Are you trying to describe a tendency for the rear of the car to "loosen" or...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-23-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By Norm Peterson
I can't tell how for you've progressed with this,...

I can't tell how for you've progressed with this, but I do have a few thoughts.


First - avoid using aftermarket crash bolts for camber adjustment. They're only capable of being torqued to about...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-23-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Norm Peterson
I won't get into any appearance discussions...

I won't get into any appearance discussions beyond noting that "improving the appearance" does not guarantee that you've improved the performance by the same amount (or even at all).

What are you...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-23-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By Norm Peterson
It is fairly common for the cowl drains to clog -...

It is fairly common for the cowl drains to clog - it's the little rubber "spouts" (for lack of a better name) that the clogs actually settle into. Result is a water leak, and if the car exhibits...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-19-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By Norm Peterson
Should be OK. The front wheel offset is...

Should be OK.


The front wheel offset is only about 1/8" different from the 18 x 8.5 wheel that Ford used on the 2008 GT (+45). The outer face of the wheel will sit that much further in, but you...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-18-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm sure that the big 3 also know what bushing...

I'm sure that the big 3 also know what bushing stiffness will be more pleasing (less displeasing?) to the majority of their customers and sufficiently durable for them. These days, suppressing NVH...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-18-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Norm Peterson
The SVT Cobra falls into the same SCCA Street...

The SVT Cobra falls into the same SCCA Street category autocross class as the S197 GT. I'm using Street category here because there are almost no modifications permitted so you get a good comparison...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-18-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Norm Peterson
If the pedal kit that you're trying to use has a...

If the pedal kit that you're trying to use has a bottom-pivot throttle pedal, I imagine you'd be in for some custom fitting where the back of the pedal would work against some remnant of the OE...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-17-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Norm Peterson
It's obviously been lowered, but very...

It's obviously been lowered, but very thoughtfully so, given that the plan for that car was to make it capable of winning or excelling in in a variety of motorsports events to showcase what the shop...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 08-14-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Norm Peterson
Get in touch with Vorshlag, they are right in...

Get in touch with Vorshlag, they are right in your neighborhood and have extensive and very successful S197 experience.


Norm
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 08-12-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Norm Peterson
The ones you see in time . . . probably ...

The ones you see in time . . . probably


The ones you don't . . .




Norm
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 08-11-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By Norm Peterson
Does this purge valve have any positive means of...

Does this purge valve have any positive means of keeping it closed? If it only relies on friction, don't walk away - run.


Norm
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 08-11-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Norm Peterson
Did ever get around to discussing off-throttle or...

Did ever get around to discussing off-throttle or trailing throttle corner entry behavior?


Norm
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 08-05-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Norm Peterson
HPS will get you through a careful, cautiously...

HPS will get you through a careful, cautiously driven introductory track day, but don't ask them to do any more than that. They are decidedly NOT track pads . . .

If you want good bite, very...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 08-02-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
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: 6
Views: 326
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: 704
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: 6
Views: 326
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: 3,768
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: 5,896
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: 5,896
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: 514
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
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