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  1. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Admit it, we all drive by sound, not the gizmo's on the dash.
  2. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    I think you're a brilliant driver but your tach hasn't got a clue what's happening. Great driving with your engine at idle.
  3. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    I have a dumb idea - could you put a tee fitting in the dipstick tube?
  4. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Congratulations - sounds great! How were the brakes with the new pads?
  5. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Here's the drawing of the caliper from the Brembo Racing catalog from 2016:The drawing shows pads with flat tops in 49mm deep and 61mm deep versions. I expect that the loops on the Raybestos pads are there to speed up trackside pad changes.
  6. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Interesting. The Pagid 3280 outline is not in the Pagid online catalog, but the 3277, 3278 and 3279 are, and they're all the same outline and differ only in thickness. 3280 is the thinnest of the bunch at 20mm. That pad series is referred to as Brembo 140C or B19 depending on the generation...
  7. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    A couple of things: First, the ST42's are PN ST42R561-20 [ST42 compound, R561 shape and 20 mm depth] and they're still listed in the Raybestos racing pad catalog although they might be special order. Race Technologies (Brembo Racing North America) supplied the ones I used. They're also...
  8. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Pages 7 and 8 of this FP document: https://performanceparts.ford.com/download/instructionsheets/FORDINSTSHTM-6007-A52XS.PDF
  9. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Oil starvation left it looking very emaciated.
  10. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    So, do you plan to stream that 360 view while you're driving?
  11. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    That must have been awesome - were you there for the ceremony?Our parent's generation is loaded with stories of bravery and service. My uncle was the gentlest man I ever knew, and he worked on the loading dock at a rail yard for 25 years after the war. One evening over a bottle of rum, he...
  12. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    From the looks of it, they turned the bathroom into a storeroom, so to keep the staff from having to run out the local Chevron every hour, Sal took out the beer fridge and the coffee machine.
  13. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Dynamic camber adjustment with automatic toe compensation. What'll they think of next...Now, everybody's going to want it.
  14. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    So I'm enjoying my second glass of wine on a balcony overlooking the Med in a little town called Monterosso in the Cinque Terre area of Italy. The weather is a pleasant 75 degrees and the evening sky is blue from horizon to horizon.THAT was the best explanation I've ever read of how a...
  15. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Sound brilliant! Looking forward to hearing how it all works!
  16. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Two questions:Is there room to redirect some air from the 4" duct directly back to the caliper? Might give the fluid a break.Is there enough height on the rear spring stack for an even longer spring? In terms of motion, I always went for the maximum compression capacity, which translates to...
  17. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    I'll offer you the same deal I offered Steve Espo on the JRZ's I had lying around. How do I PM you on this board - can't figure it out.
  18. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    I've got a set of S197 Brembo Club Racing brakes cluttering up my garage if you're interested. 350x34, 4 piston racing calipers (no springs) and Raybestos ST42's 20mm thick. I might have run them on three trackdays - pretty much new. Interested?
  19. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    It lacks that special something without the cleco's. Maybe more stickers would help.If you've got enough engine to push all that aero, it'll be a monster!
  20. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    They're very Mad Max.
  21. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Are the Cleco's there to improve aerodynamics? They really look cool.
  22. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    I hope you don't mind me poking a little fun at you once in a while - the workmanship is spectacular on your car. I wondered if the diamond tread was a fire barrier, but I figured it was easier to just ask. Are you planning to take it out when you close up the back, maybe replace it with a...
  23. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    I have a question - what does the beautifully polished sheet of diamond tread actually do? It looks like overkill for just holding up the fuel pump, so is it structural reinforcement?
  24. S197 3V Fabman's build; How did we get here?

    Wait! I didn't get the memo, apparently. So we all know that cars from the "other side of the international dateline" will go a lot faster if you chrome or polish the parts, or better still, put stickers on them. Everyone knows that. But I thought that if you chromed, polished or put stickers...
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