Double0fox's Mild Build Thread 2012 Mustang GT

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  1. ArizonaBOSS

    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    Very happy to see the brake caliper upgrade, brake cooling, and clutch replacement as I read through. On a good path!!
     
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    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    No shame in doing a car show or two. I do the Rocky Mountain Mustang Round-Up up in Steamboat Springs every year on Father's day weekend and because there's an autocross with it as well, I see many track/AutoX cars at the show. I'm not the world's best auto Xer but my KB Boss wins a show award just about every year.
     
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  3. Double0Fox

    Double0Fox TMO Intermediate

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    Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to come across at a D-bag. I love checking out other cars too, I just like the function over form types, so it's tough to strike up a conversation with some at these type of events. I still enjoy them for the most part though. And on the other hand though I met some cool people. 2 of which want a ride when I get to the track, so hopefully I can turn some to the dark side...........of spending more money on their cars. :D
     
  4. Double0Fox

    Double0Fox TMO Intermediate

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    Funny you should mention those. Went ahead and bought a pair of these for the off season. I really want to be able to not ever have to worry about brakes for a fun track day car.

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    And these just showed up yesterday: 19x11 all around to fit said calipers.

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    Although I was pretty worried when I get boxes that show up like this:

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    But luckily there was not a scratch on them.
     
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  5. Double0Fox

    Double0Fox TMO Intermediate

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    So I really am almost caught up now. Little by little over the last week I made up a bracket for the catch can. I wanted to make it a "no drill" design, which I have no clue why. I drilled a dozen holes for the Watson Roll Bar, but ya.

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    "Rough draft"
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    Used more advanced fabricating.....hitting it with a hammer.
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    Getting there.
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    Used some sharp objects:
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    Can't really see the bracket, but it does what I wanted it to do. Decently sturdy.

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  6. ArizonaBOSS

    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    Nice. Looks on-par with my fabricobbling methods...

    Switch to poster board for easier templating...or empty beer cases
     
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    Apex3V Heel-n-Toe Enthusiast

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    Rapid prototyping;)
     
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    Double0Fox TMO Intermediate

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    I will try the poster board next time....or maybe the beer cases. :D I wanted to 3D print a bracket, but I only have PLA to print with right now, and I know that wouldn't hold up to the heat. I will probably remake it down the road. I frequent OMAX machine. They make water jets. I might try to talk one of the programmers into having some pieces cut for me, and TIG them up. Although my TIG skills need(alot)of work.
     
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    Double0Fox TMO Intermediate

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    Ohh that sounds way more professional. I am using that next time. :D
     
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    Double0Fox TMO Intermediate

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    So over the past week, or so I got some goodies in the mail.
    S550 Performance Pack Calipers
    13/14 GT500 Front Rotors
    3" ARP Wheel Studs
    Stud Installer
    OP 25mm Spacers

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    Got the old studs knocked out, and the new ones in:

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    Mocked up the GT7's with the spacer for fun. These probably won't go on for a while now that I know I can run the S550 6 pistons with the 19" SVE's. I will run those till the tires are gone, and then make the switch over.

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