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S197 CELESTE Build Thread Profile - S197 Mustangs

Bill Pemberton

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Solid build and if you are pumping 520 HP to the rear wheels that is impressive. If you are planning on running as often as you note in your build for 2022 , check out the Mustang Roundup in Hastings, Ne. in September ----- 3-4 days of timed track time available!
 
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Some updates over the weekend.

Fit test complete. Took awhile to get this done. I am not to this so if something it not right let me know.



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Now that`s some grunt! What ECU/electronics are you running?

From the old owner. Shaun, Super good dude.

According to JPC, they don't start changing injectors and electronics until they add boost. It's still nearly stock compression too. Justin does recommend octane boost in the gas tank for track days. Added insurance. That is his words, not mine. Ported heads and intake, stage two cams and rotating assembly meant for NA. Plus RGR's "27 angle valve job" or whatever he called it. Many build their engines "for 1000hp" but never boost it. Well, a motor built for boost won't make as much power NA. The pistons are heavier and the rings are lower. Heavier rods etc. I wanted light and fast revving. Was looking for over 500hp
 
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Finally have some nice weather in Wisconsin so I decided to start the paint correction process. This is in prep for the coating.

Started with cut max on a blue pad, finished with perfect finish on a yellow pad. After carpro eraser she will be ready for coating.

Coating will be crystal serum light topped with EXO. Wheels will be coating with Gelee pro from Ammo.
 

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Greetings from Park Ridge IL! Can only dream of building my Kona blue GT like yours. How did you decide to replace a GT350 with the current car?

I sold my GT350 with the idea of paying some stuff off and still being able to get on track as much as possible. So I started the hunt for a turn key car ready to go. Everything on this car cost 1/4 what it would on the Shelby. Gets me on track a lot more.
 

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