Spring 2009 Build

klaw

Member
Oct 11, 2007
343
0
16
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I haven't posted here much lately as I've been busy on a major build.

I bought my 07 GT coupe two years ago and did a bunch of cosmetic mods right out of the gate. Last year I installed the Whipple HO at 10psi and upped the fun factor a bunch. After burning up the stock clutch, I decided to take the car to the next level and did a full forged stroker build, 6-speed conversion, and increased the boost to 16psi with a Steeda 10-rib blower drive. We're still tweaking the tune a bit to improve driveability but she has a really wicked nasty heart now.

The project as it currently stands (with pics and video) is summarized below:

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
IMG_0293.jpg


Performance Data

Custom Tuned by Matthew at Tecmotion on Mustang Chassis Dyno

HP: 535 RWHP
Torque: 511 ft-lbs


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
60 lb/hr fuel injectors
MMR billet fuel rails with braided steel lines
FRPP oil pump
Whipple monoblade 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

Exhaust

Kooks longtube headers
Stage 8 locking header bolts
Kooks x-pipe with high flow cats
FRPP stingers and tips

Driveline

McLeod Street Twin dual disk clutch
McLeod adjustable slave cylinder
Tremec TR6060 6-speed transmission
FRPP (Hurst) short throw shifter
GT500 transmission crossmember
Steeda aluminum 1-piece GT500 driveshaft
Hurst shift handle
stock 3.31 rear gears

Suspension & Brakes

Ground Force lowering springs (1.5" drop all around)
Steeda billet lower control arms
Steeda adjustable panhard bar
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
CDC Sequential Tail Lights
CDC Hood Struts
Flat black shorty antenna
Side and rear window tint
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
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

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 press, and wideband AFR, 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, suspension, brakes, and stereo meds were installed in May/June of '09. The build went very well with a few minor hiccups.

My plan is that this will be a very nasty street car with tastefully selected styling. The car is a summer daily driver with occasional drag strip passes. I have yet to try road course or autocross but might try those as well.

Upcoming Mods (underway - to be completed by July'09)

FRPP 3.73 gears
FRPP GT500 carbon fibre trac-loc clutches
FRPP differential girdle
Steeda adjustable upper control arm
Steeda performance upper control arm bracket
Rad cover stripes (need to be painted)
Fresh chin spoiler
Rear valence repaint

Future mods (next winter)

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 hood underside (yet to be determined)
Custom CAI intake tube - my stock
Interior video mount
Drag wheels & ET Streets
Front skinnies

Additional Pics

IMG_0295.jpg


BrakesBefore_After.jpg


IMG_0294.jpg


Spring09DynoSheet2.jpg



Videos

Dyno Pull:
YouTube - Whippled Mustang Dyno Pull

Walkaround at idle:
YouTube - My 2007 Whippled Mustang at idle
 
  • Sponsors(?)


LaserSVT

I'm just here for the anal probing
Founding Member
Nov 29, 1999
8,579
2,738
233
:eek: :drool:
Now there is gooey stuff on my keyboard! :fuss:
 

klaw

Member
Oct 11, 2007
343
0
16
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I was expecting the Whipple to make more power @ 16psi, especially on a 298 stroker?? :( (This guy is running 16psi and making over 575... http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3210831)

I get that question alot. As I understand it, the Mustang Chassis dyno reads lower numbers than a Dynojet - somewhere between 11% and 14%. So my 535 would be equivalent to somewhere between 600 and 620 rwhp and just over 700 at the crank.

We need engine bay pics! It sounds sooo bbbeeeaaauuuutttiiifffulllll. :D

I'll get some new engine bay pics and post them this weekend. In the meantime, you can see the engine bay in the walkaround video.
 

klaw

Member
Oct 11, 2007
343
0
16
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Did I miss it? What is your quarter mile?

Last year I made six passes on my old setup with a pooched clutch and street tires. Sad to say did a 13.1 at 115mph. I don't really intend to race it that much and need to get a decent set of wheels/tires for the strip first. That's the main reason I haven't done the rear brakes yet.

Those six passes were the first of my life so driver mods are certainly required.
 

GreyDiesel

New Member
Jul 26, 2008
167
1
0
Denver, CO
was the 13.1 in Calgary? 3000+ feet, it could make a difference. I know the elevation has less of an effect when your talking forced induction, but it still may have slowed you down a bit. Although the 115mph trap shows that this was a low 12 second car with proper traction. I cant wait to see what you pull in the new monster. Just doing some quick calculations, I would guess, low elevens at 120+ mph. That is definetly going to be tricky keeping control of the car down the track... and after the initial wheelie. :p Especially once you get the 3.73s put on.

Fun.
 

klaw

Member
Oct 11, 2007
343
0
16
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
was the 13.1 in Calgary? 3000+ feet, it could make a difference. I know the elevation has less of an effect when your talking forced induction, but it still may have slowed you down a bit. Although the 115mph trap shows that this was a low 12 second car with proper traction. I cant wait to see what you pull in the new monster. Just doing some quick calculations, I would guess, low elevens at 120+ mph. That is definetly going to be tricky keeping control of the car down the track... and after the initial wheelie. :p Especially once you get the 3.73s put on.

Fun.

It was in Saskatoon actually (1580').

At 11.5 things start to get complicated with cages, SFI certs, etc. I'm not sure that I like drag racing enough to go through all that hassle. We'll see. I don't have that stuff on my mod list - yet.