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Bill Pemberton

0ld Ford Automotive Racing Terror
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Blair, Nebraska
W2W Racing
20+ Years
You need to sign up with NASA Central and run in Hastings and Topeka with us this year. You can get plenty done by the first of October , so the Mustang Roundup should be on your calendar. Tons of fun with plenty of Mustangs from all over, Ford Engineers, Tech talks and both Time Trials and an autocross!!
 

PatientZero

TMO Race
201
135
Kansas City, Missouri
Autocross
10-20 Years
More pictures as promised.

I got the car all cleaned up this morning and wiped down the interior. It has a few small dents and dings and one small rust spot right in front of the driver side rear wheel. It's far from perfect but pretty solid overall. At least being black it photographs well.
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Interior has zero rips or tears, a few small scuff marks on the plastic and whatever fabric was on the door inserts is gone.
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After I got it cleaned up I went on a pretty successful parts run to a couple friends' houses. About 150 miles round trip. The car has a little shimmy when coming to a stop, I suspect it's a warped rotor. One of my friends also suggested I replace the lower control arm bushings on the front so I'll put that on the list of stuff to do.

A few hours later I came home with all of this for a total of $540. So far I've spent a grand total of $4740 on this car. Before I go to the track I need to get tires for the new wheels, flush the brake fluid, probably replace the rear brakes, and look into doing the front control arm bushings.

-Almost new Whiteline front and rear sway bars with endlinks
-Ford Performance front strut tower brace
-GT500 Brembos with rotors and pads
-A set of Track Pack replica 18x10" wheels
-A bracket to mount a fire extinguisher to the front of the passenger seat

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PatientZero

TMO Race
201
135
Kansas City, Missouri
Autocross
10-20 Years
I picked up some more reinforcements today. I basically bought the wheels and Yokohama's but he threw in the set of BFG's for free. Too good of a deal to pass up at $700. These are S197 fitment Forgestar CF5's in 18x11" with Yokohama A052's in 315/30-18. The only problem is two of the Yok's are flat spotted and the BFG's are about 5 years old but still have plently of tread. I went ahead and swapped the BFG's over on the wheels and junked the two bad Yokohama's. I'll buy two more later so I'll have another whole set. I will also likely swap to different tires on my silver car so the Yokohama's on it will give me a third good set.
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Here's a visual in front of the car.
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Good size comparison to a big 11 year old.
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blacksheep-1

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1,975
I completely love this...the art of the scrounge. outstanding bit of work!!
I'm so proud of you
A little Goat Pee might make those old tires come around
 

PaddyPrix

If breakin' parts is cool, consider me Miles Davis
179
209
San Diego
HPDE
Under 3 Years

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