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Wild Wonderful WV
WVTrakPak........is that 427 decal for real????????????........If so, hang on to your hat!!!!!!!!, If not , hang on anyway....................
Yeah it is a Roush thing. They sold a 427R that was targeted for 427 hp, but I think the first ones actually had 425. Mine came with 435 but it might have a little more than that now??? Just a little 4.6 3v but it is a ton of fun.

And I love the FR500 Steering Rack. Hope to run some of my WV roads this weekend to give it the proper evaluation.
 
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On May 13 it was the 50th anniversary of a tornado going through my parents' place (I was a little over a year old). Still remember sitting in a tractor with duct taped windows afterwards, but really nothing else. Took out 5 buildings and 230 trees. I had my Bullitt out a couple of weeks ago for some autocrosses to get warmed up for the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup and Bullitt Nationals. I'm just going to run on my street tires (PS4S). I managed to outrun someone with an S550 with 305/30-19 RT660s, so that made me feel pretty good. It'll be interesting to see how it does out there. Speaking of tires, I just replaced my 3 year old, highly heat cycled RT660s on my Roush. Holy smokes, what a difference. I went from mid pack to top 10 in PAX overnight. If I hadn't hit a cone I would have been 3rd. I need to get the Vorshlag plates put on my Bullitt sometime so I can try it with the 305s.
 

xr7

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Yeah it is a Roush thing. They sold a 427R that was targeted for 427 hp, but I think the first ones actually had 425. Mine came with 435 but it might have a little more than that now??? Just a little 4.6 3v but it is a ton of fun.

And I love the FR500 Steering Rack. Hope to run some of my WV roads this weekend to give it the proper evaluation.
We visited the Canaan Valley area of WV in 2015. We were in Pittsburgh on the road trip. I talked to the resort on recommend route, they had a route that seemed kind of odd. I asked about coming in directly from the north, Oh, that way is slow, lots of really curvy roads. We had the wife's new Cadillac ATS4, its basically a 4 door Camaro, Yea, we came down the curvy roads.
I hope to get back there again, beautiful country.
 
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Wild Wonderful WV
We visited the Canaan Valley area of WV in 2015. We were in Pittsburgh on the road trip. I talked to the resort on recommend route, they had a route that seemed kind of odd. I asked about coming in directly from the north, Oh, that way is slow, lots of really curvy roads. We had the wife's new Cadillac ATS4, its basically a 4 door Camaro, Yea, we came down the curvy roads.
I hope to get back there again, beautiful country.
I am in the very southern end of the state. Pipestem State Park has a resort near my home and the driving area is beautiful. I am also about 45 minutes or so from the Back of the Dragon. It is not as good as the Tail of the Dragon, but they are trying. Very thankful for the part of the world I call home. I love it here except for the cold!
 

xr7

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I am in the very southern end of the state. Pipestem State Park has a resort near my home and the driving area is beautiful. I am also about 45 minutes or so from the Back of the Dragon. It is not as good as the Tail of the Dragon, but they are trying. Very thankful for the part of the world I call home. I love it here except for the cold!
Cold? Come to Minnesota. I love the cold but the other half convinced me that 5 months in AZ is good for my health.
 
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Wild Wonderful WV
Last weekend was 25th Anniversary for the SCMC Cobra Club and VIR was the celebration place. Paid for the professional pics and boy am I glad. If you have not had a chance to run VIR, it is well worth the time and cost to make it happen. Paul Newman was right, "if heaven has a racetrack, it is VIR."

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Hi everyone, since this thread is titled what did you do to your boss or S197 today... I have something.

I cut down my jounce bumpers a while back, i forgot why but i was getting some rear end noises bottoming out over street bumps in the Dearborn area so i swapped out the cut down bumpers with brand new ones and it makes a huge difference. i use 150 rate eibachs with JRi coil overs on the rear, and i do have my trailing arm offset to it pushes the axle down upon acceleration (i had it in the other bolt hole and it was smacking the body hard with sticky tires on launch). they were $70 shipped for the pair of bumpers.
 

Fabman

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Hi everyone, since this thread is titled what did you do to your boss or S197 today... I have something.

I cut down my jounce bumpers a while back, i forgot why but i was getting some rear end noises bottoming out over street bumps in the Dearborn area so i swapped out the cut down bumpers with brand new ones and it makes a huge difference. i use 150 rate eibachs with JRi coil overs on the rear, and i do have my trailing arm offset to it pushes the axle down upon acceleration (i had it in the other bolt hole and it was smacking the body hard with sticky tires on launch). they were $70 shipped for the pair of bumpers.
150# is really soft for coilovers, what are the front springs?
 
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Finally installed hood pins. Easy peazy, <2 hours all in. Even removing/ replacing the grill was not as hard as I remembered. Cutouts on the radiator cover aren't my best Dremel work, but good enough.
 
150# is really soft for coilovers, what are the front springs?
Ahh Fabman! i thought nobody would even notice...fronts are only 350. i started at 600 400 then tried everything down to 325 125. My main focus was i wanted a bit of body roll and i also wanted the frequencies of the springs to be damn near perfect and they pretty much are there now. 375 175 may have been a bit better but it didn't body roll enough to pull that left front wheel! :)
 

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