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@  dlaufman : (17 January 2018 - 09:45 PM)

GTv500

@  smokum : (16 January 2018 - 12:21 PM)

You probably not going to get alot of help on that car .... this site is mostly about the 15-18 GT350 models .... you need to go to site that specializes in those years of cars

@  Grl5252 : (16 January 2018 - 06:33 AM)

Just purchased 68 GT 350 looking for replacement parts,mostly interior

@  smokum : (15 January 2018 - 05:47 PM)

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@  skhilton53 : (05 January 2018 - 07:13 PM)

I have 1800 miles on 2017 GT350. When I was tracking it the dipstick kept coming out of the filler tube and enough oil to make a sizable cloud of smoke. Ford can't find anything wrong. Any ideas?

@  Fantiniastic : (31 December 2017 - 01:10 PM)

@Hell on Wheels I have just over 1000 miles on mine and I experience the same thing - don't think it's abnormal. I've read its an expected behavior of this engin

@  smokum : (30 December 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Try calling the hot line at FRPP .....

@  Hell on Wheels : (28 December 2017 - 09:58 PM)

My 2017 GT350 has 4000 miles on it. At about 2600 it started ticking upon acceleration and deceleration. There is a sweet spot in between. I've been told this is piston slap. Problem is it doesn't do it only when cold and doesn't go away when warmed up. This sound makes me cringe every time I drive the car. This sound can't be normal but Ford can't diagnose it. Help?

@  amorriso5044 : (27 December 2017 - 07:54 AM)

recaro

@  amorriso5044 : (27 December 2017 - 07:53 AM)

New to the group but i am looking to swap heated and cooled GT350 seats for GT350 track pack Recaro racing seats.. i know a lot of people don't like the feel of them but i personally love them my stupidity not getting them with the car when i bought the car. If anyone hears of anyone wanting to swap please let me known thanks

@  FLgt350 : (27 December 2017 - 06:56 AM)

Splitter letters

@  nfs1000f : (26 December 2017 - 08:15 AM)

Anyone want to sell me their factory car cover?

@  Fantiniastic : (24 December 2017 - 11:18 AM)

I've been driving around for the first 2 weeks of owning this car in normal mode with the exhaust, steering and shocks in sport. Had no idea how aggressive the ECU mapping was in SPORT. Holy cow!

@  smokum : (20 December 2017 - 01:00 PM)

mine isnt that bad .... no where near it ..... but once i reved to high and didnt have the clutch fully engage and got that smell .... it was my fault .. it did go away after a day ... i know better .. anyway go to your Ford store .... the clutch is covered for 12 mths or 12000 miles for defects ..... you might get lucky and get it replaced under warranty

@  Hitman1 : (19 December 2017 - 03:15 PM)

My 2017 GT 350 with just over 3000 miles has a burnt clutch/ burnt rubber smell coming from motor area and when A/C is turned on the cockpit is filled with the burnt smell. Regardless if I've been driving it or just sitting in the garage. Horrible smell emanating from engine bay... Any ideas? FYI - The clutch seems fine, no issues and has been driven correctly and easy in the first 3000 miles.

@  smokum : (14 December 2017 - 02:35 PM)

Rprout, my car consumes a quart about every 1200 miles give or take. I drive it aggresively on the streets using lots of high RPMS ... according to ford this is within normal limits of the design

@  Rprout : (13 December 2017 - 07:39 PM)

My 2017 GT 350 consumed 1qt in 920 miles - spirited street driving only - I see at least one person here with oil consumption issues. Anyone else? Remedies?

@  Foon : (08 December 2017 - 01:46 PM)

I changed dead battery in 2008 Shelby, now my instrument cluster is not working correctly. No fuel indication , no oil pressure indication,no blinkers or 4 ways(indication). All lights work but don't indicate. Did I blow a fuse, does the computer need reset??

@  smokum : (07 December 2017 - 03:30 PM)

Congrats tipmartinez ..... incredible car isnt it

@  tipmartinez : (05 December 2017 - 02:03 PM)

New member purchased a used 2016 GT350 in Aug. Loving it so far.


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#1 OFFLINE   Sgt. Bilco

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:50 AM

Has anyone used their GT350 in an autocross?






#2 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:00 AM

I havent ...... and need a new helmet to do any NASA events ..... but where I live there is a Group that does autocrosses .... its a organized event and held mthly near where i live at a deserted 

air field .... cones ... etc .... timed event and I am thinking of doing that .... safer and I dont think you need a helmet but I would still bring it

 

If and when I do it I will re post and shoot everyone some pictures

 

 

don


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Previous Rides

 

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2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#3 OFFLINE   boss doc

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:51 PM

Porsche club in Lubbock holds them and I recently found out. Will be contacting to see what the schedule is and hope it will work with my schedule.



#4 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:37 AM

Ya ..... I just signed up for mine. Its in Ft Myers Fl .....sponsered by Gulfcoast Autocrossers ...... they have been around this area for over 25 years ...... not a NASA event but safer and

I can use my 10 year old helmet thats still brand new .... dont need to buy a new one.

 

Going the first weekend of April !!

 

 

 

don


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2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#5 OFFLINE   jpindustrie

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:23 AM

i discovered autocross with my 2011 GT and specifically bought my 350 to get a package I can take straight to the course , can't wait for it warm up here! 



#6 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:08 AM

Biggest mistake I ever made was to sell a track prepped 90 Taurus SHO and that dog could hunt. Ran it at Autocross events and Nasa events ..... 

 

 

Wife told me to put it on ebay since i hardly ever had time to use it so I came up with some stupid high price and someone bought it ...... I WAS PISSED

 

don

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Current ride:

 

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Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#7 OFFLINE   Sgt. Bilco

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:10 PM

I am booked to go to autoX school next weekend. Any suggestions on tire pressures? The advice for tire pressures from the autoX school is to come with 40 lbs. I drove my GT350 on the track last summer and 40lbs was too much. My tires did not have as much grip as 37-38 lbs warm..



#8 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 12:16 PM

they suggest higher pressure and bring a torque wrench ...... after each session re-torque your wheel studs ..... they can back out a tad .... a old racer suggestion

 

 

don


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Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#9 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 08:40 AM

DId my autocross event in Fort Myers and I wasnt as competitive as I wanted to be.

 

Dont think it was the car but more of the driver and the course.

 

Its about a 90 second run through a bunch of cones and after being a spotter on the track for a hour and half of the sun beating down on you it was my turn

 

The sun and not getting enough sleep the past few days didnt bode well for good times. The course crew gives each car 5 runs and I ended up doing two runs

before I called it quits. I was too exhausted and didnt want to hit a cone and potentially damage my low hanging front splitter. Too make matters worse

somewhere on the course i mis took the cones saying X when they should have been saying Y and I was off course both runs which is a DQ

 

Out of 100 cars I finished dead last. I got home and went right to bed with my tail between my legs !

 

 

https://www.facebook...86342971399808/

 

 

don

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2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#10 OFFLINE   Krogen

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 09:55 AM

However . . .  You got yourself into the game and you can only get better from here forward!  Always look on the bright side, eh?



#11 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 11:19 AM

However . . .  You got yourself into the game and you can only get better from here forward!  Always look on the bright side, eh?

 

 

I needed that ..... thanks ....... next time if i go and i probably will a couple of things will happen.

 

Better sleep ...... bring a bike to run the course and memorize it .....and bring the wife so she can haul the bike and a pop

up over hang we have

 

It is fun and I might give it another shot

 

 

don


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Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#12 OFFLINE   Texas Voodu

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 07:31 PM

They do it here in Corpus Christi at the Air station. Was considering last year Mazda but never did. May give it a try with the GT350
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#13 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:43 PM

Its alot of fun for sure ...... A autocross event on a real open tarmac is pretty safe ..... you decide to race the car at a prof track such as Sebring or Road Atlanta one should

seriously consider getting insurance on there car

 

don


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Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#14 OFFLINE   Texas Voodu

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:50 PM

Yeah it's open with cones. I would love to race on a track like Watkins Glenn !!!
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#15 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:46 AM

In my younger years I was really big into the 90-91 SHO's and raced them. They were actually a very good handling car with just a few modifications. 

 

Now this isnt prof racing .... more like going to a NASA event or the local Porsche club get together.

 

But that being said, I have had the privilege of racing at the following tracks.

 

Sebring International Speedway

 

Mid-Ohio

 

Hallett

 

Road Atlanta

 

My favorite .... hands down Mid Ohio

 

don


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Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#16 OFFLINE   Texas Voodu

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:48 PM

Don
That's awesome would love to run any of them tracks
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#17 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 11:01 AM

Did it years ago all with the old SHO yamaha motor but heavily modded .... and a track prepped SHO that was 

a monster on the track, couldnt be driven on the streets

 

Ya ..... lots of fun and great memories

 

don

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Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#18 OFFLINE   Texas Voodu

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:10 PM

Looks great and sounds like good times
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#19 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:29 AM

It really was .... drove it alot at Sebring since it was close to the house

 

don


Current ride:

 

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Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#20 OFFLINE   panzer69

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:34 PM

Well I just joined the Victoria motorsport club, they race once a month. Next race is in a month, will be just enough time to get my 1600km break in time. I don't imagine the GT350 will fare to good compared to the porcshe and Subaru out there but I sure will make that voodoo scream in second gear :). We have a beautiful track on the island, tried it twice with the M4,  but it's a member only track. Way to expansive. So auto cross it is for now. I'll try to hit a real track once or twice this summer.






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