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    2007 Mustang GT Coupe "JUSTAGT"





    Performance Data

    Custom tuned by Matthew Puzey - Tecmotion Chassis Dyno
    565 RWHP on MD-600 chassis dyno
    629 RWHP on Dynojet



    Specifications/Modifications


    Engine

    Livernois 298ci stroker forged shortblock - 9.1:1 compression
    Livernois Stage III CNC ported heads with SS/Inconel oversized valves
    Livernois high performance valve spring kit
    Livernois custom valve grind
    ARP main and head studs
    Comp Cams XFI SPR Stage II blower grind cams
    Livernois cam phasor limiters
    Flow-matched 60 lb/hr EV-14 injectors with USCAR connectors
    MMR billet fuel rails with braided steel lines
    FRPP oil pump
    FRPP billet twin 62mm throttle body
    Custom ported Whipple inlet elbow
    Diablosport Mafia MAF extender
    Steeda polished Whipple 10-rib blower drive - 16psi pulley
    Prothane Bullet motor mounts
    8-bolt SFI Steel flywheel
    Brisk HT0 sparkplugs gapped at 0.032
    Pyrometer installed in #5 primary
    Intake air temperature sensor relocated to #6 runner
    Dual GT Fuel Pumps
    Diablosport Predator handheld tuner


    Exhaust

    Kooks longtube headers
    Stage 8 locking header bolts
    Kooks cat delete H-pipe
    Magnaflow axlebacks


    Driveline

    McLeod RXT dual disk clutch
    GT500 Slave Cylinder
    Tremec TR6060 6-speed transmission
    FRPP short throw shifter
    GT500 transmission crossmember
    Steeda aluminum 1-piece GT500 driveshaft
    FRPP shift handle with Hurst black ball
    FRPP 3.73 rear gears
    GT500 carbon fibre trac-loc clutchpacks
    FRPP differential girdle


    Suspension & Brakes

    Ground Force lowering springs (1.5" drop all around)
    Steeda billet lower control arms
    Steeda adjustable panhard bar
    Steeda competition adjustable upper link
    Steeda competition upper link mounting plate
    Steeda front control arm bushings
    Tokico D-spec adjustables shocks/struts with remote rear adjusters
    Baer Pro-Plus front brakes - 14" two-piece rotors with red 6-piston calipers
    Carroll Shelby CS66 Anthracite Wheels
    - 20" x 10" Rear
    - 20" x 9" Front
    Hankook Ventus Sport K104 Tires
    - 275/35 ZR20 Rear
    - 255/35 ZR20 Front


    Appearance


    Exterior
    Custom painted stripes - HP white over Vista blue
    CDC Front Chin Spoiler - colour matched & striped
    Roush Rear Spoiler - colour matched
    Agent 47 Retro mirrors - colour matched
    Window trim - colour matched
    Under Hood - colour matched
    CDC Sequential Tail Lights
    CDC Hood Struts
    Flat black shorty antenna
    Side and rear window tint
    3D Carbon side scoops
    Quarter window louvers
    Street Scene black chrome centre-fog upper grille
    Street Scene Bback chrome lower grille
    Scott Drake billet hood pins
    Custom Sequential Brake/Turn Signals in Hood Scoop
    Red powder-coated brake calipers
    Alberta Vanity Plate - "BLWNPNY"
    Horns relocated
    Blacked out and detailed behind front grille

    Engine Bay
    Polished supercharger and snout
    Hand polished water crossover
    Hand polished valve covers
    Scott Drake underhood caps and billet strut caps
    Rad cover and extensions - colour matched
    Polished aluminum brake reservoir cover
    Lethal Performance polished aluminum intercooler reservoir
    Moroso polished aluminum coolant expansion tank

    Interior
    Centre stack and steering wheel LED's changed from green to blue
    Ford ambient lighting kit
    Action Artistry chrome speaker grille rings
    Action Artistry chrome cup holder bezel
    Action Artistry chrome brake handle grip
    Escort 9500ix Passport radar detector - hardwired
    Magden M1b. performance computer - hardwired
    Speed of Sound A-Pillar triple pod
    Raptor shift light
    Autometer Cobalt vac/boost, fuel pressure, and wideband air/fuel ratio, and EGT gauges
    Roush Vent Pod


    Audio/Video/Navigation

    Shaker 1000 base system
    Pioneer Avic F90BT head unit with Bluetooth, voice recognition, Ipod interface, NAV/DVD, XM
    Custom video switch for Magden input
    Custom splash screen


    History


    When I first saw the S197's I knew that I had to have one. I didn't really start looking until the late summer of 2007. After looking around for a bit, I started dealing on an '07 red vert with a tan top. Before I could complete the deal, my wife decided that we needed to go on a family shopping trip to Seattle and after a day or so of wandering the malls, I managed to sneek off and found myself at Harris Ford in Lynnwood Washington. For some reason, this particular vista blue coupe really caught my eye and before the afternoon was out it was mine. The original exterior mods and paint were done at AutoFX in Tacoma, Washington and the lowering springs, shifter, exhaust, and wheels/tires were done by the dealership. My first significant drive in the car was the cruise across Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alberta - all the way back to Calgary in some of the most beautiful weather and scenery. Quite a way to fall in love with a car.

    The May 2008 long weekend saw the installation of the supercharger and gauges. The line locks followed later in the summer. In the fall of '08 a few passes on the dragstrip finished off the stock clutch and the build plans for the winter commenced. The new drivetrain was installed in May/June of '09. The build went very well with a few minor hiccups.

    My goal was to build a very nasty street car with tastefully selected styling. The car is a summer daily driver that puts a huge grin on my face every time I get behind the wheel.


    Upcoming Mods

    Rad cover stripes (need to be painted)
    Fresh chin spoiler - my stock but needs paint
    Rear valence repaint
    Traction control default to "Off" wiring/switch

    Future mods

    Dark blue carpet
    White leather upholstery with dark blue stitching
    White leather headliner and accents with dark blue stitching

    Upgraded amps and speakers
    White leather trunk treatment

    Custom CAI intake tube - on order

    Interior video mount

    Drag wheels & ET Streets
    Front skinnies


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    Dyno Tune as of August 22nd, 2011 (also shows previous tune)


    Winning pull at the Spokane 2011 International:





    Videos

    Dyno Pull:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnw5kW678Xk"]YouTube - Whippled Mustang Dyno Pull[/ame]

    Walkaround at idle:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bCBSvpT-n8"]YouTube - My 2007 Whippled Mustang at idle[/ame]
    Last edited by klaw; 12-16-2011 at 12:11 PM.
    Vista Blue and a bolt on or two...



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    2007 Vista Blue GT Premium Coupe - Supercharged

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    I've tried to put everything together in one place on this project. I'll be making updates and adding in pictures etc as I work through my current mods list.
    Vista Blue and a bolt on or two...



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    Wow. Beautiful looking ride Klaw. It looks unique right now but, it will definately be one of a kind after you've finished modding this year. How much power are you looking to make? My guess would be in the 600rwhp range. Nice to see you went with Livernois. I've heard only good things about them. Keep us updated on the build.

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    Hard to get all that in a signature? I like this format. It allows people to see and poll you for the mods they may be looking to do, or have already done and have info to give you. Exhausting list - do not forget to drive her in between mods. The baer 14" rotor and 6P caliper are excellent - I pull 11" on the back to leave room for tire swap on track days. The McLoed Twin is great - little stiff at first, but I do not notice it now - excellent load up and lets you feel all that whipple.
    Last edited by sparky06; 04-13-2009 at 9:10 AM.

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    Thanks guys. I have to say building this car has been a real obsession.

    Quote Originally Posted by SHUTUDWN
    Wow. Beautiful looking ride Klaw. It looks unique right now but, it will definately be one of a kind after you've finished modding this year. How much power are you looking to make? My guess would be in the 600rwhp range. Nice to see you went with Livernois. I've heard only good things about them. Keep us updated on the build.
    Power should be somewhere in that range. Matthew will tell us in about a month.

    Livernois has been good to deal with so far but they now have had my cash for 10 days and I'm nervously waiting on a shipping confirmation.

    Edit: The pallet shipped from Michigan via DB Shenker on Friday April 17th and was in Calgary on Sunday and Edmonton by Monday noon. Clearing customs (Carlson) on Tuesday.
    Last edited by klaw; 04-21-2009 at 9:53 PM.
    Vista Blue and a bolt on or two...



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    Wow...pretty long list of stuff to do to your Mustang. I'm doing good to make the payments on my '05, pay the mortgage and put food on the table, let alone blow that kind of cash on toys. Must be nice to be able to do that!

    With that kind of money spent, what does a guy do for insurance coverage? I mean, you changed just about every moving part on the car.... if something happens, god forbid, will the insurance company give you hell for modding the car? Maybe even say tough luck, we won't pay your claim?

    Not sure how the whole thing works in Calgary, but just wondered if you covered your butt. Nice car btw.....

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    A quick update:

    The build went great. Everything went together pretty smoothly. I have yet to do the rear gears and install the front brakes and have a myriad of small issues to finish up.


    After install, the car fired right up and ran reasonably well on a base tune supplied by Matthew. We ran the car through a couple heat cycles and then shut it down and trailered it to the dyno. Once on the dyno, we decided to do a shakedown cruise to ensure that there were no issues with the new drivetrain. After a few minutes on the cruise, we noticed that the headers were starting to glow and decided to abort the session to research that issue. The datalogs from the session seemed fine with AFR's, timing, and fuel trims where they're supposed to be. My car was the second car in a week on the dyno with a similar build exhibiting a similar issue. Our first thought was that the hot headers could be caused by incorrectly installed cam timing. Both Rick (the owner of the other car) and I trailered our cars home and tore our engines down to check the cam timing. We were relieved to find that the cam timing on both cars had been set correctly.


    After an exhaustive search for info from all the parts suppliers, tuners, diagnostic equipment suppliers, etc we haven't been able to determine for certain whether we have a problem or not or what the problem might be. I've been told that headers shouldn't glow by some people and that they glow under cruise all the time by others. I've also been told by a former engine builder and racer, that he saw this phenomenon alot with new builds during the first half hour of breakin then it would go away never to return. For my part, I've installed an EGT pyrometer in the #5 primary and am reassembling my engine. I intend to continue the breakin watching the EGT to make sure the engine isn't running too hot. If the temps are fine, we'll finish the tune and see what happens. Rick has reassembled his engine and has been driving it (gently) on the base tune and he hopes to get it back on the dyno soon. He spot checked his headers with a handheld pyrometer after a cruise and they were cool (relatively speaking).

    I'll post some pics and video once we're sure that things are fine.
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    insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse Pony
    Wow...pretty long list of stuff to do to your Mustang. I'm doing good to make the payments on my '05, pay the mortgage and put food on the table, let alone blow that kind of cash on toys. Must be nice to be able to do that!

    With that kind of money spent, what does a guy do for insurance coverage? I mean, you changed just about every moving part on the car.... if something happens, god forbid, will the insurance company give you hell for modding the car? Maybe even say tough luck, we won't pay your claim?

    Not sure how the whole thing works in Calgary, but just wondered if you covered your butt. Nice car btw.....
    I am very curious about how you are going to insure the beast ,gl

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    Finish Line is in Sight

    I've updated the showcase for the work completed to date. This past Wednesday I had the car at Matthew's for a new tune. I'm very pleased that the engine held together and put down 535HP to the wheels and 511 ft-lbs of torque on the Tecmotion Mustang chassis dyno. We left the tune a bit on the conservative side to handle the occasional tank of bad gas I seem to get around Calgary. The new dyno sheet is in the showcase. We have a bit of work left to do on the tune to improve driveability. I'm working on some video editing and will post up some new pics soon. It was also nice to finally get the car out to a cruise night at the new and improved location for the Calgary Wed night meet (now at Deerfoot Mall). Many thanks to Matthew and Rick Semeniuk for helping me work through the timing issues. In the end it turned out that the extra heat we were seeing was likely just part of the breakin process.
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    This is fanastic use of the MC Showcase forum. Well done car, excellent formatting that is easy to review and understand. This thread is exactly what we had in mind for a heavily modded car. Enjoy your new combo and all the best.

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    Thanks Darren! Hopefully more members will build showcases. There are so many great cars on here.

    I've updated a few of the pics to show the new grilles, hoodpins, and black shorty. I've also included a pic of the Baer 6P brakes and links to the vids.
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    wow.......just wow, i think that about sums it up lol but really great job!

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    I'm so impressed & Blown away how you presented your car ,the story , the details , can't imagine how nice the interior will be with the leather and carpet plans. I'm 7 hours north of calgary maybee see you some day in person

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    Very nice car.Love that charger on top looks sweet.Did you get the motor from the company.Looking for a mod motor myself for my fox.just trying to get ideas.Thanks.

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    Very nicely done........... nice build from the top down.

    Funny how Matt hits those original tunes to get us going time and again.

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