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Old 01/14/2007, 11:30 AM   #1
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Racing in Fontana Results!!! New 07 GTCS!!

So i was racing my 68 CS in Fontana this weekend. It was like 38 degrees with a strong wind chill factor that made it feel freezing. Unfortunately the wind was a head wind blowing against me as i raced. Regardless, the mustang pulled its new bests!

first run:

12.199 at 108.56 with a 1.716 60' time

second run:

12.226 at 108.64 with a 1.694 60' time

My previous best at this racetrack 6 months ago when its was over 110 degrees was 12.498 at 109.79mph with a 60' of 1.853.

The modifications made since:

1/2" phenolyc open plenum spacer between the intake manifold and carburetor

new spark plugs and spark plug wires

new steel braided fuel line to the carburetor with a fuel pressure gauge

new dyno tune with 16 degrees initial advance and 36 degrees total timing

so with these changes and the weather being sooo cold, even with the wind blowing against me, the mustang picked up three tenths of a second!! A big part of it was the launch. the 1.853 60' time from July 15, 2006 was not my best because the track conditions...but this time, i actually broke into the 1.6 60' bracket with the 1.694 60' time (for the people who aren't too keen on what that means: imagine a 2500rpm power brake and as soon as you lift your foot off the brake and stomp the gas the tach jumps to over 5000rpm, imagine blasting off the line and almost immediately shifting into second gear!)

i might have gone even faster if it weren't for the 20+mph wind blowing against me...you can see from my trap speeds 108.56 and 108.64 vs. the 109.79mph that the wind resistance was slowing me down.

Someone crashed their 6.0 GTO totalled, pictures posted.
They lost it in a shift into second gear, too squirly with street tires i guess.

BIG NEWS....so i was hopin i would get to see either an 07 GTCS or an 07 Shelby GT500 at the track....

well there was a 2007 GTCS black with a black stripe, pictures posted.
it ran a 14.55 at 100mph with a 2.6 second 60' time (spun tires)...i was impressed...and i learned something about the new CSs that i did not know (They have heated seats!!!!!!!!!) anyways i showed the guy the californiaspecial.com calendar and told him about this site. The two CS's parked side by side in the pits attracted alot of attention.

oh by the way i also had the mustang put on a chassis dyno after the new tune and carb spacer and it put down:

384RWHP and 360 Torque at the rear wheels! thats probably close to 500HP at the engine!
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Old 01/14/2007, 11:33 AM   #2
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Thumbs up I have the races on video

here are some more pictures of the GTO that crashed...

hey if you want to see the video of the 12.199 race from this weekend go to:

www.myspace.com/gtcs347

i will have it posted shortly
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Old 01/14/2007, 11:37 AM   #3
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Great job David! Won't be long before you break into the 11s.

Joe

HP numbers are good and all, but they're like asking someone how much they can bench. What difference does it make, if I can still kick your ass.
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Old 01/14/2007, 12:37 PM   #4
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Pictures of 07 Shelby and GTCS on Dyno

When i got dyno'd a 2007 Shelby GT500 pulled up and it was the perfect opportunity to take some sweet pictures.
FYI: The shelby with only exhaust and tuning put down 532 RWHP and 472 Torque at the wheels...since then 4.10 gears, 2.6" supercharger pulley and carbon fiber intake and tuning and there is not enough traction on the dyno for figures CRAZY!!! here are some pictures
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Old 01/14/2007, 01:12 PM   #5
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Hey David--

Cool stuff! Congrats!! I'm always impressed with your accomplishments!!!

I have a friend who has an '07 GT/CS near Visalia that bolted on a Roush blower, and thinks it can do high 11's.

I should get him to show up with you guys.

Gee--sorry to see that GTO all banged up. Nothing a bit of bondo can't fix...

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Old 01/14/2007, 02:04 PM   #6
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Cool deal David. Way to go!!

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Old 01/14/2007, 03:11 PM   #7
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Way to go, David. Sounds like you had a good time racing..
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Old 01/14/2007, 09:39 PM   #8
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Dude, car looks hot, and soooo do the time slips! nice racing....

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Old 01/15/2007, 03:43 AM   #9
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GTO - i think NoT!! its just a bungy old commodore to me and i am glad to see it scrapped!!

glad also to hear the driver survived , maybe he can be persuaded to buy a CS.

wait till i show my mates here that mangled old commode!!

Dave - congrats on the timeslips mate its your passion that helps keep me on the HP path.

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Old 01/15/2007, 07:43 AM   #10
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David;
Your video's are sweet. I can feel for the GTO owner, that same thing happened to me with my 91 LX I had. Looked about like the GTO. Needless to say that was my last trip to the track. I'd like to run the CS down the quarter with the 428 CJ but, with visions of my LX still in my head don't think I could handle it if I were to hit the wall with that car.

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Old 01/15/2007, 12:55 PM   #11
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David,

1. Awesome! You really impress the rest of the drag world with your GT/CS! We need a pic of this in Paul's book.

2. Whats up with the dogs and the lobster?

3. I have never seen the Shelby commercial! Really cool! At first I thought it was your girlfriend (maybe she is?).

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Old 01/15/2007, 02:31 PM   #12
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HAHA!! "Whats up with the dogs and the lobster" haha
Kelly Clarkson is not my girlfriend haha

ya, i've come close to hitting the wall before, i'll never race on the left side anymore, especially when i have 10 psi or less in the slicks, because it really gets hairy at the top end

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Old 01/15/2007, 03:39 PM   #13
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Thanks to everyone who enjoys my racing topics and takes the time to leave a comment
David - Excellent details and photos! Keep up the good work!!

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Old 01/15/2007, 04:03 PM   #14
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Great job David!!!

My GT/CS was my first car, still have it 43 years later. Paid $800. Featured in the May 1998 issue of Mustang Illustrated.
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Old 01/15/2007, 06:28 PM   #15
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Awesome David! Way to go!

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