Build Thread Mustang5L5's Build Thread - Getting old sucks....or maybe it doesn’t

Mustang5L5

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And for my “bucket list” gift, I get 3 laps around a race track. Driving, with instructor.....






















In this
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june 6th is my race date. I’m pumped!!


her 40th is 2 weeks after mine. I need to step it up!
 
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Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
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Happy Birthday!
They all told me that after 40 your body goes downhill! I think I proved them wrong till 45, but man these past three years, I’m starting to feel it!
 

BlakeusMaximus

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I hit 40 in June of last year. Pushing 41. Geez. That looks like it’ll be a blast Mike. Have fun man!
 

7991LXnSHO

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Ok, exhaust issue was an easy fix. I slotted the holes. Not pretty, but got the job done.

Before
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and after a hack of a time drilling. Not my best work, but it won’t be seen.
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but that allowed me to move the hanger up a bit and allow the flanges to seat. I didn’t install the h-pipe yet. I have a question I need to answer first.

Also I took my own advice from another thread. Using mild steel 12pt on the collector to x-pipe connection with brass nuts

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I am going try to type this without the risk of being misinterpreted. Use two brass nuts per bolt to prevent the flange from getting loose.
 
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Steel1

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I'm 51 ( UGHHH ) !
I have to admit getting older never bothered me physically , but now that I'm 50+ physically I can tell a difference
in my strength , ability to recoup etc.

The race track laps will be really cool !
What track are you going to ?
 

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The pull out of turn 3 will be very strong going up and over the hill down into 6. That and the straight will be your best WOT time. Is this a Ford sponsored day, or?
 

Mustang5L5

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derek1993

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I'm turning 50 on March 17
Been a runner for almost 10 years, doing tri's for 8 years
Doing my first 50k trail run on May 1st
roughly the same, more marathons than i can count, got into tri's and have competed at multiple distances, 5 IMs in the bag.. short stuff this year.
goal last year was Boston but COVID jacked me on that as i peaked in my training.. Congrats and will need to keep tabs on those who enjoy the suffering such as i. :)
 
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Mustang5L5

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I have a feeling it might.

I autocrossed in my younger years. It was a blast and the only thing that prevented me from doing it more was cost of tires since I was racing my daily driver and was a broke post-college kid.

now, as I search for a new daily driver I told the wife I might need an F150 because “I’ll need something to tow my track car with”

so it is on the mind. I was thinking of picking up a cheap new edge, or S197 and just gutting it and install safety gear and just go have fun regardless of how competitive the car is.
 
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