3Vs...We're Not Dead Yet!

Discussion in 'S197 Technical Forum - GT, Boss 302 and GT500' started by ChrisM, May 31, 2019.

  1. ChrisM

    ChrisM No bad days.

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    I went through a couple of the sub-forums here, back to about 2015, and found as many threads as I could that are specific (kind of) to 3vs if anyone is interested. There aren't many (the forum was originally called Boss Mustangs Online, after all), but much of the suspension and brake information that is applicable to second generation S197s is also applicable to first generation S197s. If I missed you, I am sorry. Post up here and I'll add it.

    Build Threads:

    Fabman's Build: How Did We Get Here?

    Jbrad's Build: Another 2005 Mustang GT Build

    Boone's BBB '05 GT Optima & CAM Build

    ChrisM's Build: Building My 2007 Mustang GT

    Apex3v's Road Race Build Thread

    Gray Ghost GT's Build: 2009 Mustang GT 3V 5.0 Build Thread S197 (2005 to 2010)

    7500RPM_Ben's Build: NASA Spec Iron Build!

    Dinosoar's Build: The GT281R

    Plexo50's Build: New member intro

    Boss2458's Build: Steve's FR500S Thread

    Norm's Adventure: A horse with no name, a build with no name

    Tech:

    Going from OE Traction-lock to a 2.7 bias Torsen. Finally.

    Front Lower Control Arm Needs Replacing

    Control Arm/Torque Arm Compatibility

    Five Speed or Six Speed?

    FR500 Differential Bushing

    Check Out My Rear End

    Uh-oh...

    Hauling Ass Then Idle Only

    Rear Bump Stops

    Of Interest:

    Miller Motorsports School Car #29
     
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  2. VoodooBoss

    VoodooBoss Rick Moderator

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    Great idea Chris. For clarification even though we were originally called BossMustangsOnline all Mustangs have always been welcome.
     
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    ChrisM No bad days.

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    Yeah sorry, corrected. I think there's not much before that because of the target audience, didn't mean to imply they weren't welcome.
     
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    Bill Pemberton TMO Addict

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    We welcome all Mustangs and I personally enjoy reading about upgrades, mods, and track exploits with older Stangs -- because that is where many of us started. Had a 97 and 99 Cobra and still fun to see them on the track as they still run a lot stronger with some easy changes than many competitors expect. Post away track ponies, and you will enjoy Chris M's posts as he has to live vicariously through all of us as his fast horse is stabled in a garage while he serves our Country in Japan.

    Keep posting Chris , we understood your intention and many of us hope to see you at our local tracks when you get back. Heck, if they station you at Offutt ( Bellevue , Ne. ) you will have at least 2 tracks within 2-3 hours away. If RPM ever comes up out of the floodwaters , you will have one track 30 minutes away!?
     
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  5. Apex3V

    Apex3V Heel-n-Toe Enthusiast

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    Thanks for making this list, Hopefully some more will come out of the woods and post there progress. I know from seeing them in person that there are more than just 10 of us...
     
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    ChrisM No bad days.

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    I know that it can be hard to find stuff specifically for our engines and road racing, most of it is geared towards drag stuff. I figured that by using 3v and its various forms as tags that it might make it easier for search engines to wind up here. The idea being that maybe it'll draw others, or at least make the search function more useful.
     
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    Jbrad TMO Intermediate

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    This is an awesome start. Maybe this can serve as a 3v hub with questions and advice from those that have tracked their 3v. I know I have a ton.
     
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    PLexo50 TMO Intermediate

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    Can we sticky this? Thanks for putting this together @ChrisM
     
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    Great idea!
     
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    ChrisM No bad days.

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    Awesome. I hope we get some people out of the woodwork. As I said, if you have a 3v build thread or tech thread, let me know and I'll add it to the original post!
     
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    PLexo50 TMO Intermediate

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    newest Phoenix 3V build for T3

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    Marshall's 3V national championship T3 car

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    ChrisM No bad days.

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    Man those are sweet. I love an underdog and the 2010 GT is the most underdog of them all I think.
     
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    The 2010 GT is light yrs away from my 1st car!!!!!.....A 1969 Toyota Corolla with a 1100 CC motor......My Mother's sewing machine had more power....LOL.....but it did have a 4 spd...............
     
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    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    4 speed? Slow, slower, slowest and mowing?
     
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    No mowing if the grass was over 2 inches high!.....good for grocery runs, tho................
     
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    Good topic idea. Thanks.
    I too drive an old 3V from 2008 with a little bit of work done to it.
    We may be old, but not obsolete.
     
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    ChrisM No bad days.

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    Right on. If you haven't already done a build thread or something of that sort, you should! I'd be interested in following along on an FR500S thread.
     
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    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    I drove one of those FR500S at Miller on day two of Boss track attack and had a blast. It was the closest thing to a real race car that I have ever driver. It was gutted and there must have been a nut or bolt rolling around somewhere because it sounded like fireworks going off inside the car on the course. It's one of the reasons I got into tracking my Boss.
     
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    I suck at HPDEing.
     
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