Updates on your 2005-2006 Ford GT, What have you done lately?


SYCO GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2006
4,477
California
PeteK, the wheel swap - it's a bit of a workout, probably not something I'll be doing on a regular basis. I do it myself, since I'm not sure I trust wheel shops with air tools or jack point selection.

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PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,376
Kalama, WA
Syco, I have a guy...

FYI, for anyone near Portlandia, Skip, owner of Skip’s Wheelwerks in Beaverton, is a true expert on tires and wheels. He uses an electric impact wrench to remove lug nuts, but they only tighten the nuts with a hand torque wrench. he even asked me which torque spec I wanted, since there are different torque specs depending on your source.

I can also easily change them myself.
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
I would not drive an FGT into Seattle let alone Portland.

Don't leave it unattended. 🤐

Beaverton is probably ok.
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ByeEnzo

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Dec 10, 2005
2,119
Fort Worth, TX
My car at Rich’s shop. Getting a mechanical and cosmetic refurb after 57000 hard miles. CFA20B15-7E55-4520-8AD2-D14D606ED13D.jpegC14A95F2-6E20-4C70-916B-6BC23A1588F2.jpeg439CD989-A421-465A-80D2-838CD6C8A9AE.jpeg87906AB9-64FC-4FB7-A0EC-6B5D719877D2.jpeg
 

07XL0027

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
May 20, 2012
1,362
Austin TX
My car at Rich’s shop. Getting a mechanical and cosmetic refurb after 57000 hard miles. View attachment 62305View attachment 62306View attachment 62307View attachment 62308
Oooooh. Very nice. Going to be brand new again.
 

KennethClay

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 15, 2012
691
New York
57000 miles? You must have had some really great times in this car along the way!
 
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Specracer

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Nov 28, 2005
6,604
MA
As usual, when ever I see pix of Rich's shop, I spend as much time looking whats in the background as much as the intended subject of the pix...... So cool
 

ByeEnzo

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Dec 10, 2005
2,119
Fort Worth, TX
57000 miles? You must have had some really great times in this car along the way!
It’s been a fun 15 years of ownership. Looking forward to next 15. The one car I’d keep over all the stuff I’ve owned. There are 05/06 cars for sale now with less than a 1000 miles....I did that distance in one day in #0421. Getting it freshened up so I can repeat the process.
 

PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,376
Kalama, WA
Drive on, brother. I have to put some more (s)miles on mine so’s ya don’t catch up to me!
 
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Simon

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Feb 19, 2013
1,047
Houston
ByeEnzo,

Could you share with us what you are getting done?
 
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ByeEnzo

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Dec 10, 2005
2,119
Fort Worth, TX
ByeEnzo,

Could you share with us what you are getting done?
two pages worth of stuff :)

New shocks, rubber boots
Check hubs
Maybe new clutch
All fluids
Repaint in same colors, fix a couple of dings in bodywork
Fix ding in under panel
Fix ding in diffuser
New front splitter
New sill plates
New trunk liner, new struts for trunk and clamshell
Fix a bubble in dash leather
Get rid of race harnesses and fire suppression
Refinish wheels
New tires
Rich’s exhaust system
Lower car a bit
Reseal motor
and so on and on....

He will go through the whole car. It’s a keeper.
 

Saint Ho

GT Owner
Feb 12, 2013
431
Paris FRANCE
Timeless and always exceptional, your magnificent Ford GT leaves for a new life in barely health.
She deserves it.
Congratulations
 

GT@50

GT Owner
Dec 14, 2019
264
Issaquah
Changed engine oil and filter. What's the washer in the kit for? Put the magnetic plugs in.
Changed S/C oi, P/S, coolants, brake and clutch fluids.
Cleaned K&N air filters, cleaned MAF
BJ and strut boots
Changed trans fluid and cleaned screen.
Installing a Ford trans cooler. The fittings in the case need to be different. Ford can't find a part number. Anyone have it or the size. Just guessing but is stock one 12mm straight to a -8? And now I need a 12mm straight to -10?
Belts look perfect. Change them because I have them and they're old or leave them because it's a waste of good belts and I'm lazy. Anyone EVER hear of a belt breaking on a stock set up with 12K miles?
 
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roketman

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 24, 2005
7,015
ma.
two pages worth of stuff :)

New shocks, rubber boots
Check hubs
Maybe new clutch
All fluids
Repaint in same colors, fix a couple of dings in bodywork
Fix ding in under panel
Fix ding in diffuser
New front splitter
New sill plates
New trunk liner, new struts for trunk and clamshell
Fix a bubble in dash leather
Get rid of race harnesses and fire suppression
Refinish wheels
New tires
Rich’s exhaust system
Lower car a bit
Reseal motor
and so on and on....

He will go through the whole car. It’s a keeper.
I always feel so much better when Rich has serviced my car!
Mine is on the way to him!
 

dreimer

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Feb 8, 2018
60
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
I didn't do anything special. Drove it to Amelia Island yesterday. Asked the better half if she wanted to take the 35 yr old 911 with track suspension and no air conditioning or the Ford GT. She voted Ford GT. I married a smart gal.

And on the way there we passed another Ford GT going the other way on Heckscher Parkway going the other way. Looked like black or midnight blue, perhaps with silver stripes. I had sunglasses on. I've heard of people that haven't seen a Ford GT "in the wild" so I tell myself it is my duty to drive mine so people can see it. That, and it is just sooooo cool.

And...I found a place to park that we could get out of the car with no worries.

Amelia Feb 2021.jpg
 

Specracer

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Nov 28, 2005
6,604
MA
Different application. The filters are also used in several BMW's. Their drain plugs use the copper crush washer.

Changed engine oil and filter. What's the washer in the kit for?
 

GT@50

GT Owner
Dec 14, 2019
264
Issaquah
Different application. The filters are also used in several BMW's. Their drain plugs use the copper crush washer.
Kinda what I was thinking. Thanks for verifying.
 

mach1pannu

GT Owner
Nov 17, 2019
15
My car at Rich’s shop. Getting a mechanical and cosmetic refurb after 57000 hard miles.
Looks like they are making good progress!