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  1. jcthorne

    Ford emphasizes technology and new models for Europe

    http://www.sae.org/mags/aei/11372 I only posted this to the FGT Forum as I thought it interesting to see Ford still working with Ricardo on other projects. Perhaps others would find it interesting. SAE often has a different take on automotive news.
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    GT Wipers with better visibility and looks

    Since the Exoticare CF wipers project never came to market, I decided to see what I could do for better visability wiper arms/blades etc. Have tinkered more than a bit and tried lots of different combos and fabrications. I think I am close to something that is reasonable as a retrofit for these...
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    Nice birthday gift from the wife

    Wife decided to get me something for the GT on the occcaision of my birthday. I really like the way these look in the engine bay. Match up well with other OEM componenets and not too over done. The steering cap did take a bit of work but turned out great. Caps for the Coolant bottle too but...
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    A DIY leather shift boot and E-Brake boot project

    I have been futzing with this project for a few weeks, trying different things, parts and fitments. I had an image in my mind of what I wanted the end result to look like and the available aftermarket kits just did not do it for me. Lots of trial and error and tossed in the trash ideas that...
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    Dyno tune day with Torrie in Houston?

    Would like to see a group get together for dyno tuning and other GT work in Houston like what folks just had in MN. My GT is going to get a pulley installed and will need Torrie to dyno tune it. Any interest from others for a working get together weekend in Houston, perhaps first couple weeks...
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    Good Alignment shop in Houston?

    Can any of the Houston guys recommend a good alignment shop for a GT in the area? Also would appreciate some input on recommended alignment settings front and rear for a more stable steering response. Mine seems more than a bit 'twichy' above about 70 requiring constant correction. I do...
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    Texas Bluebonnets and a GT

    A good friend of ours that does professional photography took a few pics of the car last weekend with the Texas bluebonnets. Thought some here might like to see his work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lFSYMsT2w6w Garvinworks.com
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    OEM Brembo brake pads

    I have several sets of nearly new takeoff OEM Brembo brake pads that fit Ford GT and GT500 (front). If anyone has a use for them, they are welcome to stop by and pick up a set or two or PM me and I can ship them for actual cost of shipping. I don't care for them because of the extream dusting...
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    A real folding chair that fits under the bonnet!

    I go to car shows and other outdoor events. Finding a folding chair that will fit under the bonnet of a GT and still be a REAL chair when set up was a bit of a challenge. Have never seen one of these before and a search here did not turn it up so figured others might be interested. Its a Pico...
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    New GT, foul weather weekend, idle time in garage......

    Having just gotten the GT from Elite this week, I wanted to spend the weekend bonding with it, so to speak. Since Shelby shipped it in pristine detailed condition, there was very little detailing or cleaning that could be done. So.... Some time back, I purchased from Shadowman a new subwoofer...
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    NuZiva is home!

    After what seems like an eternaty of penance since my brain fart on Jan 18th..... Our new GT is home. Thanks to Shelby for all the support, straight talk and guidance along the way. Please meet Ziva as delivered with great care last night despite the pouring rain: (Please ignore the old fart...
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    Sloan rollback trailer?

    I wish to purchase an open car trailer and am seriously considering a aluminum version Sloan Kwikload Rollback trailer. www.kwikload.com Anyone here own one? Pros or cons to this design? They have been around for many years, and yes a bit more expensive than the throw away wood deck trailers...
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    Another GT gone and a path to recovery

    On Sat Jan 7 I took delivery of a Blue/White 2006 #0375 from Shelby. Was among the best days of my life. On Wed Jan 18th I decided to drive the GT to work so I could have the Lincoln dealer near my office program a new key to the car during my lunch hour. A cold morning (about 40deg) OEM...
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    4 post lift for a GT

    I am thinking I would really like to have a 4 post lift in the garage. It would have to occupy the same space the GT normally parks in. I was thinking of a bendpak 4 post with the ramps in the upper most position and parking under them. Anyone do this? Does it make entry and exit from the GT...
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    New Plate just approved by TxDMV

    Thanks to all the threads about vanity plates on this board, I ordered and was approved for this plate. Was surprised it was available. Not my first choice but not bad. If the owner of THE ONE wants to sell it......:biggrin
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    Big thanks to Shelby and my new Ford GT

    Picked up the most awsome car on Sat morning and drove it home to Houston. Two days I will never forget. Shelby is terriffic to work with and thought of every detail before I could even ask. I was in cloud 9 the whole time but he had matters under control. What a great, smooth buying...
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    Aftermarket wire harness for installation of radio?

    If one wanted to replace the McIntosh head unit with another one, does there exist an installation harness that will plug into the factory connector and allow hook up without modification of the factory wiring? IE a pigtail harness? They exist for most other Fords but the connector for the...
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    MP3 CDs in Mac radio?

    Can the Macintosh head unit play mp3 cds? Most of the Ford units of that era can but nothing in the owners manual about it and a search here did not turn up any info.
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    Track Day Insurance

    Anyone have recomendations for purchasing insurance for track days? Not racing but HP driving events or driving schools. Years past State Farm would cover driving schools but they no longer do. Would like to go to Mid America or attend some events a Texas World but not without...
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    Bulfab muffler delete exhaust?

    Has anyone here seen or run one of these? Photos look good but would like first hand experiece. Just looking at options and have not seen this one discussed here. www.bulfab.com/gtcatback.html