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I can hide a blower under my hood... I can't hide Frankenstang. I wish, but I'm staying street car so I can drive my creation more often. I will say, if I went track car, I would do exactly what you did. Just with much poorer workmanship... so it would look like shiznit. Maybe that's really why I stay street car?
 

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Fabman, Would you switch to a street Stang or go down a different road altogether?....That new GT500 might tempt you................
If I built another car it would be a late model stock car., for all the reasons we’ve discussed.


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I know a few neighbors that run late models at Colorado National Speedway and come home looking like $50 sheet metal scraps. Still, they're out there often and although none are champs, you can hear them banging away in the modest garage shops and get out every weekend to run their cars on that 3/8 mile oval. I haven't a clue what it costs them to run so often but each and every one of them beem when they talk about their addiction.
 

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I know a few neighbors that run late models at Colorado National Speedway and come home looking like $50 sheet metal scraps. Still, they're out there often and although none are champs, you can hear them banging away in the modest garage shops and get out every weekend to run their cars on that 3/8 mile oval. I haven't a clue what it costs them to run so often but each and every one of them beem when they talk about their addiction.
Some tracks are exceptionally brutal, especially dirt tracks.
I'm not crazy about bumper cars, but it does happen.
 

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One of these is a professionally built caliper bracket from a major aftermarket brake manufacturer and one was hand built here at Specfab Racing.
Can you guess which one is which?
Here’s a hint....Besides the questionable welding, on one of them the holes don’t even line up and the other fits perfectly and the caliper is correctly aligned with the rotor.
The specfab brackets were also 1/3 the cost.

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One of these is a professionally built caliper bracket from a major aftermarket brake manufacturer and one was hand built here at Specfab Racing.
Can you guess which one is which?
Here’s a hint....Besides the questionable welding, on one of them the holes don’t even line up and the other fits perfectly and the caliper is correctly aligned with the rotor.
The specfab brackets were also 1/3 the cost.

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Nice work on the bottom bracket. I was having a discussion at the Mustang Roundup with a couple of TMO members about installing radial mount rear brake calipers on the GT350 and possible S550 cars. They would need a custom bracket to do so. If you're interested in developing that product I can share my ideas with you. The rear caliper removal on a GT350 (maybe all S550's) is a PITA and my idea would solve that.
 

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Car looked great in The live stream!

Quick question, How did you defeat the Magneride?
I think it's the drum parking brake setup with the four piston calipers on the GT350 and other variants that have that setup. It's a major PITA. I'm pretty sure the GT500 will have the same setup.
Yep the GT350 Park Brake is a PITA. Pretty sure the GT500 moves to a second brake by wire caliper.
 

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One of these is a professionally built caliper bracket from a major aftermarket brake manufacturer and one was hand built here at Specfab Racing.
Can you guess which one is which?
But you're ignoring the extra surface area the "weld" provides for heat dissipation. Those dimes you're laying are killing your product. o_O
 

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