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Modifications Changes from the factory stock setup - performance and appearance. What to buy next? What works & what doesn't?

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Old 09-05-2014, 09:34 PM   #16
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Mine helped, but it makes it hard to get at things that were easy to get at without it on, I went and added a cai to it to and the brace was a bit in the way. So if your thinking about doing a tower brace....do it last if you have a long list of things to get to. I had mine on in about to hours. BBK tower brace has you drill holes in the fire wall and top of the strut tower crown, I would of liked not doing the holes in the fire wall but taking the front wheels of would of made the job easier. They wanted the car on level ground and just drill and bolt it on...I had sub frame connector installed as well but I bought them and took them over to the shop without pooking around in the box first...I thought they were flat steel type and bolted to the seat anchor bolts...WRONGOO KEEBLER!!!! 2 inch square tubing with a few 45 degree angles added in, they even under coated them for me...wow oh wow factor times 2 ... no body flex and no creeks anymore from the dash when I enter a parking lot on an angle...

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Old 09-08-2014, 12:13 AM   #17
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Hi folks,

I would imagine that strut tower braces and/or sub frame connectors would make more of a difference in convertible and T-top Mustangs than in hatchbacks and coupes. No?

In convertible and T-top Mustangs, the reinforcement just isn't there (because the roof is missing). There is much less resistance to flexing and twisting.

It is a similar situation to the missing cross-member in the rear of Mustang hatchbacks versus coupes and convertibles, which have that cross-member under the sheet metal.
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:36 PM   #18
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Makes a huge difference . The fox is a flexy noodle. This is the #1 mod before touching the engine for sure. you can read my other post in this thread but there is plenty info on the web about this subject.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:36 PM   #19
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:22 PM   #20
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I should get a few pictures of mine soon, its almost time to put her away. Nothing going on in the engine bay this winter. I wish mine would have bolted right to the three blots for the struts, that would have been easier and smarter...whats that in the lower right corner???? The Flux Capacitor??? LOL...
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...whats that in the lower right corner???? The Flux Capacitor??? LOL...
Hi John,

No, it's actually a nifty little device that makes his car invisible.

He has a toggle switch hidden in the interior of his car. When he throws that switch, it makes his car invisible. It comes in real handy when the cops are chasing him. It is similar to the devices used in "The Philadelphia Experiment" (which I believe worked by manipulating electromagnetic flux) and "Star Trek" (the Klingon cloaking device).

Or maybe it is a device he uses when he wants to get his car up to warp speed. He actually has life-size figure of Mr. Sulu that he places in the front passenger seat of his car. When he wants to engage the warp drive, he says, "Warp speed, Mr. Sulu." And Sulu throws the switch.
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I should get a few pictures of mine soon, its almost time to put her away. Nothing going on in the engine bay this winter. I wish mine would have bolted right to the three blots for the struts, that would have been easier and smarter...whats that in the lower right corner???? The Flux Capacitor??? LOL...
supercharger. My guess.. ATI procharger or Paxton but I'll stick with ATI
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ProCharger. Only one, AFAIK, that mounts on the driver's side. Reason: air-to-air intercooler in front of AC condenser.
Guess you missed the battery on the "wrong" side, too?
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I noticed the battery where the oem cold air box should be , I didn't see any name on the sypercharger though... didn't leave much room for anything else under the hood....Warp speed is now called FTL drive (from BattlestarGalactica) meaning F aster T hen L ight ...red and blue lights that is...My the Lords of Cobal shine down on upon you....

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Guess you missed the battery on the "wrong" side, too?
Hi Blown,

I didn't miss it. I noticed it. When I saw it, it reminded me of my 1980 Mustang Turbo coupe. On that car, the battery was on the passenger side.

On my 1988 Mustang GT, the battery is on the driver's side. I guess Ford switched the battery location on their Mustangs between 1980 and 1988.
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ProCharger. Only one, AFAIK, that mounts on the driver's side. Reason: air-to-air intercooler in front of AC condenser.
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Why would having an air-to-air intercooler in front of the AC condenser affect the location of the supercharger?

The 1984-1986 Mustang SVO came from the factory with an air-to-air intercooler. It was located directly under the air scoop in the hood, on the passenger side. Unlike the air scoop on the hood of my 1980 Mustang Turbo coupe (aside from creating more clearance under the hood because the turbocharger added height to the engine), the Mustang SVO air scoop was actually functional.
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....Warp speed is now called FTL drive (from BattlestarGalactica) meaning F aster T hen L ight ...red and blue lights that is...My the Lords of Cobal shine down on upon you....
Hi John,

I know all about that.

"Battlestar Galactica" (both the 1970s version and the 2000s version) is my favorite TV show of all time. I watched every episode. I never missed it. I like it even more than "Star Trek", which is my second-favorite TV show of all time.

It is interesting how, in that show, the "Lords of Kobol" are actually the Greco-Roman gods (Apollo, Athena, Artemis, etc.). I specifically remember one episode where Starbuck (Kara Thrace) was standing next to her locker and praying to Artemis. The humans were pagans, and the Cylons (a race of machines) were monotheistic.
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....Warp speed is now called FTL drive (from BattlestarGalactica) meaning F aster T hen L ight ...red and blue lights that is...My the Lords of Cobal shine down on upon you....
Hi John,

While we are on the subject of "Battlestar Galactica", Greco-Roman gods, and Starbuck (Kara Thrace), there is another interesting and little-noticed reference in that TV show.

I don't know if you ever noticed it, but Starbuck's last name is a reference to a country that existed in antiquity. It is modern-day Bulgaria. 2,000 years ago, Bulgaria was called "Thrace". It was located next to the country of Moesia, which is modern-day Romania. I thought that was an interesting thing that the creators of "Battlestar Galactica" sneaked in there.
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Old 10-06-2014, 03:58 PM   #29
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Thanks Augie88GT,

I think we can get into word origins till they bring back BattleStar Galatica...I think when most tv series do come on they spend time thinking on a last name more then first's for main characters. The reason I think is because if someone has the same last name as main character on a program and commits a serious crime then the series fails. The Greatest America Hero comes to mind off the top of my head, the attempt by John Hinkley on President Raegan forced them to change the lead characters last name. However I do notice names on some programs that I wouldn't of drempt up in 2 life times. Getting back to BG, I passed on it the first season till my ma told me about it...WOW... what a great CGI marvel.....I wish they spent more time shooting at the Cylon ships then all the wasted sceens runing from them on a planet somewhere...

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Why would having an air-to-air intercooler in front of the AC condenser affect the location of the supercharger?
The most efficient a-a intercooler is going in one side, spending as long as is possible in the core, and then exiting as far away from the entrance as is possible.

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