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  1. Norton

    Brisk Silver Racing Spark Plug (600hp+) BR-GR12-S or NGK TR7IX Iridium Spark Plugs

    No first-hand experience with Brisk but, FWIW, a friend running full bolt-ons and a VMP Gen 1 was not happy with them. We're both on pump gas and both happy with NGK TR7-IX plugs.
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    “13”-“14 Shelby Original Owners?

    Completely agree regarding the TF Hood Vent, though they were costly PITAs to acquire. She still looks pretty good, almost nine years and 33K miles later. Like everyone else's, mine brings a smile every time I drive her. Everything we own (and have ever owned) has (and had) three-pedals...
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    3.73 Gear

    That's about what I thought, but appreciate the first-hand confirmation. As with most things, I figured the key would be finding the right shop to install them. FWIW, I've launched mine at the track (i.e., Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack and Colorado Mile) about 30 times. Stock 3.31s remain as...
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    3.73 Gear

    For those of you who swapped gears, have you lauched hard with your new setup? If so, do you have any gear whine? I've had a set of 3.73s on the shelf for years, but stock gears are quiet and I can't bring myself to risk losing that...
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    '14 GT500 Stock Clutch - Better Aftermarket Alternatives?

    Mine (and many other '13/'14 owners I know) describe our OEM clutches similarly to OP's. I think you're the only owner I've heard describe theirs with terms like mid-travel and minimal effort. (Not arguing with your assessment. Just pointing out that, in my experience, it's the exception...
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    '14 GT500 Stock Clutch - Better Aftermarket Alternatives?

    It's usually referred to as a clutch-assist spring, since it's designed to reduce the amount of force required to press the pedal. I agree that this is a good first step to mitigating the symptoms described. Welcome, Jason! I removed my clutch-assist spring years ago and never looked back...
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    Built engine time.

    SVTP is being retarded, so can't Like your update. :rolleyes: Sounds like mostly good news and everything looks great!
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    2014 GT500 Final Production Numbers?

    Looks like typos and poor quality control. I'd complain to Ford Show Parts and ask for a replacement.
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    Aeroforce Interceptor question

    I ran an Aeroforce Interceptor for a few years, before moving to an nGauge when I tuned for additional power. Mine exhibited the same behavior, which I viewed as normal. Never any problem with the battery draining, but I did run a CTEK battery charger to prevent that from happening during...
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    Post most recent pics of your '13-14 GT500

    Thanks - Brian is easy to work with and does a great job! It's been a while since I had him do mine but, IIRC, renderings are 2560x1600 pixels and suitable for printing up to about 24"x18". "Normal" price is $100, but he runs "sales" at $80 and discounted the additional rendering I ordered at...
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    Post most recent pics of your '13-14 GT500

    Since we're doing artist renderings, I had this one (and one my C7Z) done by Brian @ Monaco Auto Design...
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    SVT Bilstein suspension rebuild?

    I usually check prices at Tasca and AutoNation Ford White Bear Lake. FWIW, it looks like they've changed a little from what I found last week, with AutoNation now showing $262/ea and Tasca down to $253/ea.
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    Cammed/modded 2014 Dodge Viper!

    Great work, as always, Scott!
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    Post most recent pics of your '13-14 GT500

    If you're talking about his wheels, I believe he's running Modulare H9s.
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    SVT Bilstein suspension rebuild?

    According to TascaParts, #DR3Z-18125-E (replaced #DR3Z-18125-C) is the "Left, Right" "Shock, Shock Absorber Assembly" for "Mustang. With svt performance pkg. Shelby gt500, coupe, with svt pkg." While MSRP is $483.20/ea, Tasca's "sale" price is $262.20/ea.
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    SVT Bilstein suspension rebuild?

    It sounds like whoever sold you the ESP added it to your first three years of factory warranty, instead of setting it to run concurrently. (That's a good deal for you!) What was your car's "in-service" date?
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    SVT Bilstein suspension rebuild?

    According to the atchd info I received when I bought ESP PremiumCARE plan, coverage was available for "for up to 7 years or 125,000 miles." According to my contract, "Coverage BEGINS at the New Vehicle Limited Warranty Start Date... Coverage ENDS at THE EARLIER OF the Number of Months Purchased...
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    Two Commercials

    You are very welcome, and in good company! Smitten by Fox body Mustang GTs in high school and college, my first Mustang was a 1989 LX 5.0. (By then, I preferred the "simpler" look of the LX over the GT's aero package.) I upgraded to a Mustang Cobra in 1997. (Should have been more patient and...
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    “13”-“14 Shelby Original Owners?

    Drove my '13 off the showroom floor in November of 2012. No plan to sell, despite multiple offers from prospective buyers.
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    2013-2014 availability and values

    LOL! I can only guess what the troll said, based on your question, but according to Ford... - 480 HORSEPOWER = EPIC FAIL - 634 LB.-FT. TORQUE = WIN (by 3 LB.-FT.) - 0–60 IN 3.5 SECONDS = TIE - No 1/4-mile time listed, but 0–60 indicates a possible TIE and more likely FAIL - No top speed...
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    1969 Camaro

    Nice work on a beautiful car, Scott. I've always liked first gen Camaros, especially '69s, as that was my first car. Still miss the car, but my GT500 and C7Z are nice consolation prizes.
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    Built engine time.

    Probably sacrilege to some, but it looks like a modern-day El Camino to me.
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    Post most recent pics of your '13-14 GT500

    Thanks for your kind words! Those are Wilwood AERO6 (front) & AERO4 (rear) Big Brake Kits. They're identical to the Wilwood Shelby (Front 6-Piston / Rear 4-Piston) Big Brake Kits, minus a $700-$800 Shelby "tax." :D
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    Post most recent pics of your '13-14 GT500

    From last weekend's 4th of July show at a local car detailing and powdercoat shop. (Was invited to stage both toys inside, since they've done some past work for me.)
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    1978 Porsche 911

    Great work, as always, Scott! Nice to see a proper gearbox too.

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