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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-16-2006 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
This past weekend Pam and I went to The New England Mustang Nationals II in Sturbridge, Massachusetts and one of the many interesting sights there was this 2007 Shelby Hertz Rent-a-Racer at the FRPP display.


SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-16-2006 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote

This last picture is of something that shocked the hell out of me, rusted screws on the hood pins escutcheon plates! When I went and gave the guy at the counter hell for it he explained that they got it that way and they were just as dismayed at it as I was. Apparently Shelby doesn't feel a car like this warrants stainless steel screws. He also pointed out they had dented the hood in the hinge area by using too long hinge bolts. I told the man what a buzz-kill it was and how I quickly went from awe to a WTF feeling, and he asked me to complain to Hertz about it.

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Ken
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posted 07-16-2006 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
This past weekend Pam and I went to The New England Mustang Nationals II in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

What day did you go there Steve ?? How was the display of cars inside ??

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Fastymz
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posted 07-16-2006 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Steve, thats a real let down. Either do it right or leave them off.

Hey Ken whats new?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-16-2006 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
We were there Friday and Saturday. It was a good show, I think they said there were just under 300 cars there. The cars inside were nice, I think there we 2 Boss 302s, 4 68 1/2 Cobra Jets, a few R codes, some Shelbys.

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Ken
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posted 07-16-2006 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken        Reply w/Quote
The year that I went there (2 years ago) they had like 6 BOSS 429's inside along with a bunch of BOSS 302's and several low mileage original Mustangs of various years. We were supposed to go up today (Sunday) but my mom took a fall and was taken to the hospital last night I would have loved to have seen the 68 1/2 CJ's !!!

Everything's going alright, how about you Ron ??

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-16-2006 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear that, I hope your mom is ok.

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Mooney
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posted 07-17-2006 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney        Reply w/Quote
Are the engine specs the same as the Shelby version?

Moneymaker
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posted 07-17-2006 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Drool!

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posted 07-17-2006 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mooney:
Are the engine specs the same as the Shelby version?

No, it gets a 325 hp normally aspirated 4.6L

"Ford Racing Performance Group is supplying its popular Power Pack (FR1) to add a genuine 25-horsepower Ford performance kick to the 300-horse Mustang GT 4.6L V-8/Five-speed automatic transmission powertrain and an increase of 10 lb.-ft. of torque. The package includes Ford Racing?s 90mm Cold Air kit, the Muffler Kit, a new X-pipe similar to the one used on the new Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang, a performance calibration and a cat-back performance exhaust for that throaty sound that will make this car unmistakably a Shelby Mustang GT-H."

http://www.stangsunleashed.com/index.php?categoryid=18&p2_articleid=88

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68 Coop
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posted 07-17-2006 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Looks like trouble waiting to happen. I want bigger/wider meats, stainless screws and the power package, but for the 50k like it should be.

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mellowyellow
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posted 07-18-2006 06:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
Maybe Shelby or the hold down mfr. should use better quality stainless screws. The new ones are from China whatever and suck. Glad I saved all the trim screws that I liberated from ol 60's-70's GM cars. They had the best quality.

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posted 07-18-2006 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
If these rusted in a few months there's nothing stainless about them.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-22-2006 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Here are some great pictures of the show somebody {not us} took, that I found on the net:

http://photos.radfiles.net/2006MCA

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Blacksmith
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posted 07-22-2006 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blacksmith        Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Drool!


My sentiments exactly when I got in one last Sat. in SF & drove one 287 miles down the Ca. coast to Monterey & back to SF last Sun.
Just back from Ca. so I need to get organized for work (that nasty 4 letter word) next week.

Driving impressions & pics later in the week when I get the pics downloaded.
I will say that IT WAS AN AWESOME RIDE!!!

Also, THANKS to Bruce Wilcox for being "tour guide" at Precision Machines in Lodi, Ca. restoration/speed shop and THANKS for lunch.

BTW Steve, there were 4 of them at VIR last month that I got some pics of too...

Driving impressions:
S/N #0275 Awesome ride!!! Plenty of gitty-up up & go with "only 325HP". A second or so of lag when you step on it in drive before it down shifts, but when it does...HOLD ON! Hits 90 from 55-60 or so in no time flat (it's a wonder I didn't come home with a "trophy" from Calif. Highway Patrol, lord knows I mashed the gas a few times!!!). Forgot to bring my G-Tech Pro SS performance meter to hook up...Damn!!!
Shelby/Hertz has disabled the traction contol switch (so it's always on) but burnouts are still possible to those of us who know what we're doing. Drop it down into 1'st at a stop light & stomp on it... it hits red line REAL QUICK & rev limiter kicks in & it sputters, but up shift & it's GONE till red line again...What a handfull!Definately enough power to throw you back in the seat!!!
Suspension is nice & tight in high speed cornering but seems soft & "mushy" in normal cruising. The lowering that Shelby did might be suitable for the track but SUCKS on the street. I bottomed out coming out of SF airport on one of the metal security speed bumps. Bottomed out & almost took out the front spoiler coming out of a gas station (it does get about 15-16 mpg though).
Overall, Nice ride for a new "muscle car" but I'll stick with my 66 "H" clone.
I can only imagine what the GT500 will be like to drive...SCARY AS HELL I'd imagine. The GT-H has more than enough power for the highways & backroads of So.Cal...

Pics to follow later.

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