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RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/12/23 11:35 a.m.

Some of you might recall the original build Thread for this car

 

Thanks Fasted58 

 

 

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/cars-sale/fs-2005-mustang-gt-5-speed-49k-miles-mine/142259/page1/

 

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/12/23 11:39 a.m.

Then the 2nd Version

 

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/cars-sale/2005-mustang-gt-5-speed-53k-miles-mine/164582/page1/

 

7 March 2020  Fussion 66 's excellent work

 

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/12/23 11:41 a.m.

The Additions we added:

Ryan & Chad

 

Matt and the Team at Express

 

 

 

 

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/12/23 11:43 a.m.

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/12/23 11:44 a.m.

And most recently:

Thanks to a Tesla Y driver from Virginia that JUST had to MASH his brakes when the traffic started to slow but not stop from 75 mph during a beautiful NC Sunday ride on  I77!!!!!

 

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/12/23 11:49 a.m.

Phase #4 Starts Tomorrow with the excellent Crew at Xpress Body in the Mooresville NC @ the Drag Strip :

Replacing Hood

Painting Front and Rear Bumper Covers to Match Hood and Roof

As well as installing this stack of parts:

 

 

 

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/12/23 11:54 a.m.

Ultimate Parts List 

 

 

265 x 35 x 20 Nitto 555 G2

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/12/23 11:55 a.m.

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/12/23 11:56 a.m.

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/12/23 12:09 p.m.

Stay tuned for the adventures, trials and tribulations 

Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
11/12/23 4:44 p.m.

Following with great interest!

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/12/23 5:34 p.m.

Thank you Sir

Will get Matt and Team to document and share as they "follow the Yellow Brick road to the Land oc OZ"

 

Son is laid up with major knee surgery so he, like myself, will be viewing from afar

 

More to follow

tester (Forum Supporter)
tester (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
11/12/23 8:37 p.m.

In reply to RacingComputers :

Subscribed to your the newsletter. 
 

 

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/13/23 5:22 p.m.

Project Start Delayed due to lack of chase Car Driver to assist in delivering to Matt and the Xpress Body Team in Mooresville, NC.

tester (Forum Supporter)
tester (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
11/13/23 7:02 p.m.

In reply to RacingComputers :

I rode in my coworker's Tesla exactly once. It, the car, slammed on brakes twice hard enough to lock up the seat belts twice on a relatively short, 30 minute trip to a client site. He said that it had been doing it since the last update. It's a software glitch, a bug. Fun, aye?  

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/13/23 7:47 p.m.

Sounds about right

 

Thanks

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/14/23 6:29 p.m.

Delivered 2005 Mustang to Matt at Xpress Body and Paint in Mooresville, at lunch time

Matt noticed the hot rod is hurt more than initially thought

Grill Broken
Grill Mounting points broken / twisted
Rear bumper pushed in on right side (Never knew we were hit from behind)

However, Matt and the Team will get the hood mounted, grill replaced, front and rears bumper covers painted.

Along with the mechanical upgrades

Thanks Matt and the Team at Xpress Paint and body

 

The story continues

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/15/23 12:08 p.m.

Dropped the Front Wheels off at NTB this AM to get the 265 x 35 x 20"  Nitto G2 555s

 

The beads were mangled, like someone had mounted them with a crow bar, then took them off.

 

Local dealer is ordering 2 replacements.

 

More Fun

V2U_03
V2U_03 New Reader
11/15/23 3:46 p.m.

Dropping a Christmas list of parts, for someone else to install...GOALS!! Curious how you intend to use the car when its done? Also curious why you chose the gt500 6 pistons over the s550? Piecing together parts to install the s550 6 pistons on my s197 and want to make sure I'm not missing something! You've spent some time on these cars.

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/15/23 7:04 p.m.

Thanks for checking

 

Matt and Team at Xpress Paint and Body are full service.

They do the body work, and help installing the hardware to upgrade the 05

Car will continue to be a Weekend Toy

Track Night at Charlotte, SCCA Tine Trials, maybe a trip to Nevada for the Silver Challenge

I believe we did choose the s550 Brembos

Left: MOTORCRAFT BRCF431

Right: MOTORCRAFT BRCF430

You might like this article

https://www.s197forum.com/threads/s550-6-piston-brembos-on-05-14-gt-guide-affordable.140597/

 

More to follow

V2U_03
V2U_03 New Reader
11/16/23 7:52 a.m.

In reply to RacingComputers :

That article has been my guide! Feeling better about it now! I clearly misread your parts list. Intrigued by the build nonetheless! 

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/16/23 5:51 p.m.

Thanks for catching the typo on the Brembo Front Caliper Part Numbers

 

 

Rear Bumper Cover Removed

 

 

 

 

 

 

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/16/23 5:53 p.m.

Trial Fitting the Watson Racing Rear Tow Bar Mount

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/16/23 5:55 p.m.

Seems as though this 05 Has a slightly different rear bumper mount and the Watson Bar is not quite a good fit,  The current location is directly in line with the License plate light.  Hmmmmmmmm

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/16/23 5:56 p.m.

Possible Option Mount for the tow bar mount

 

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