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S197 2011 Pandora's Box S197 Build Thread Profile - S197 Mustangs

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Under 3 Years
Houston, TX
Quite a few updates to report over the past month or two. The car has received the following:

-Boss302S grill
-Boss 302 front splitter
-ZL1Addons tow hook
-GT500 rear splash guards
-Roush side splitter
-SVE flowformed Mach 1 HP knockoff wheels - 19x10 +35MM Spacing (squared)
-Continental ExtremeContact Force 295/30/R19 tires (squared)
-Girodisc front rotors
-GLoc R12/R10 pads

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In progress:
-Clutch replacement
-Clutch divorce (Shelby clutch divorce reservoir kit is in place)
-Stainless steel clutch line
-New main seal
-Replace pilot bearing
-Installation of Schroth Quickfit Pro harnesses
-autoblip module
 
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118
Exp. Type
HPDE
Exp. Level
Under 3 Years
Houston, TX
More updates to report.

Over the summer, the car has received the following:

New third link arm and GT500 upper axle bushing (original bushings were torn)
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I will never do the above job again. what a pain in the ass. But, the car feels much better and less sloshy in the rear.

Oil temp gauge from glowshift:
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Derale S197 16 row air oil cooler:
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Results of this oil cooler so far have been great. I am seeing an average of 20-30 degrees difference in the summer heat. Prior to installing this cooler, the oil temp gauge had pegged out several times over 290 degrees. I did have to do some significant trimming of the bumper cover in order to fit everything.

New exedy Mach 500 clutch, stainless steel clutch line, new starter. Also replaced the ignition coils and various sensors to address persistent misfire issue when car is under load. All resolved now, car runs as if it is new.
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Vorshlag deflector plates with ducting secured to the belly pan (similar air flow path as what the new Mach 1's utilize against the OEM deflector plates):
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Until something breaks, I believe this is how the car will live for a while. It will get a true shakedown in mid-November during a planned track event.
 
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55
Exp. Type
HPDE
Exp. Level
Under 3 Years
Houston, TX
Hello @raidernixon, listen to PatientZero "LS3 Pony" latest update. Look at the video that he posted. His car makes a sound nearly identical to yours. Maybe you can get in contact with him to know the cause???
 
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55
Exp. Type
HPDE
Exp. Level
Under 3 Years
Houston, TX
I also just remembered that to fix your low oil temps, get a thermostat sandwich plate so that oil remains at operating temperature which is usually around 190F.
I run the Mishimoto (MMOP-SPTRM22) (CHECK PART NUMBER TO MAKE SURE IS THE RIGHT ONE!!) sandwich plate with thermostat. I have driven my car in cold weather down to 30ish degrees and the temp always stays at 190.
The one caveat is that the inlets are of a ~10AN size, the sandwich plate from Setrab has inlets of ~12AN.
I personally run -12AN lines on my oil cooler and wish I would have bought the Setrab unit instead.
 

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