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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   WAGT350

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 05:05 PM

A guy at work totaled his new Z06 Corvette and his insurance told him this- "Liability arising from the sponsoring or taking part in any organized or agreed-upon racing or speed contest or demonstration in which your insured car has active participation, or in practice or preparation for any such contest."

 

Basically, your regular insurance will not cover you thus need special race insurance and it isn't cheap! Even attending high performance school isn't covered by my insurance company. I feel for my co-worker since he out of about $100K now...






#2 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:55 AM

I dont know of any regular auto insurance that will cover track time at a race track. Your correct that there are insures that specialize in this type of

insurance. Have no idea how either !!

 

don


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2017 GT350 with convience package

 

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


#3 OFFLINE   Springer

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:09 PM

How could he not know know that his insurance doesn't cover him racing his car.  I doubt he is clueless -he rolled the dice and lost.


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#4 OFFLINE   WAGT350

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:27 AM

yep, I am sure he know and took a chance. Now he can drive his 1999 subaru and sell his new car for parts...



#5 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:43 AM

How could he not know know that his insurance doesn't cover him racing his car.  I doubt he is clueless -he rolled the dice and lost.

 

 

Exactly ...... I would never race my GT350 at Sebring without the additional insurance. This is a track that I know well and have raced alot when I had a dedicated track car

 

don


Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

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


#6 OFFLINE   WAGT350

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:24 PM

My insurance agent told that even I had an instructor in my car during the HPDE training that they wouldn't insure me or him/her for that matter.  And he mention that possible upgrades to cars can cause them to cancel an policy...



#7 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:42 PM

My insurance agent told that even I had an instructor in my car during the HPDE training that they wouldn't insure me or him/her for that matter.  And he mention that possible upgrades to cars can cause them to cancel an policy...

 

 

hadnt thought of that ...... I betcha that alot of these modded GT500's sporting HP in the range i did and more ..... if they lost control because of the power and the adjuster could connect the dots ..... you might have a problem with your claim ..... good catch wag !!

 

don


Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

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


#8 OFFLINE   b17drvr

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:15 PM

I use this company. They also cover track damage charges and transport home.
https://ontrackinsurance.com

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#9 OFFLINE   b17drvr

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:29 PM

Another important link:
http://m.news9.com/s...20&catId=112032

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#10 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:11 AM

 

 

Not a surprise ..... u wreck your car at a drag strip or a road course its all on you. What he did is flat insurance fraud. 

My question has anyone done the track insurance and if so ... how much was it approximately and I assume you wreck ... they cover the repair or if its totalled pay for the car.

 

don


Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

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


#11 OFFLINE   barstowpo

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:42 PM

The on track insurers usually have an agreed upon value for the car and have a 10% deductible. It is expensive (350-550 per event) but cheap is you total your car. A friend of mine wrecked his Camaro at an event but found it was cheaper to fix it out of pocket. Wasn't totaled though. Just a control arm, strut, tire and side airbags and sensors.



#12 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:25 PM

The on track insurers usually have an agreed upon value for the car and have a 10% deductible. It is expensive (350-550 per event) but cheap is you total your car. A friend of mine wrecked his Camaro at an event but found it was cheaper to fix it out of pocket. Wasn't totaled though. Just a control arm, strut, tire and side airbags and sensors.

 

 

Im checking into it. Hope to get a quote from a company and share with the group.

 

Ya racing with my dedicated track car all I have to worry about is the event cost ..... usually around $400 but now with that car sold

and there is now way I would run my GT350 with out proper track insurance you can double that.

Plus the helmet I have the snell rating is expired though the helmet is brand new there is another $200-$400 dollars I have to spend

 

$$ CHING CHING $$

 

 

don


Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

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


#13 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:57 PM

Ok I called the insurance broker that was listed above and spoke in length to one of their underwriters.

 

The premium is based on your declared value of your GT350 so I gave her $55000 as a number

 

Using this number, a event premium would be $334.60 for a 1,2 or 3 day event. The premium only covers collision of the car no

personal injury protection( I'll get to the PIP in a second). The premium comes with a  10% deductible so if you total your car your payout is

$5500 less and if you damage it your deductible is $5500. There is no inbetweens or addtional premiums that I was able to find to waive the deductible.

 

You can also on a yearly bases set up PIP insurance so that if your injured or more importantly ground crew or a occupant( ie instructor ) gets hurt the PIP kicks in

up to a 1,000,000. Its a yearly thing and goes from march to march of the following year. For 2 events per year the premium for this is $250 

More events equal's more money for the premium. Think she told me up to 5 events is around $450-$500.

 

The agent advised me that as far as she knows they are the only agency that offers the PIP.

 

 

Hopes this gives a better insight

 

 

don

 

 

https://ontrackinsurance.com/


Edited by smokum, 17 July 2017 - 01:57 PM.

Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

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   Giulio24

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 03:51 PM

I recently sold my 2016 Golf R that I have taken to the track a dozen times. I bought insurance the first 2 times than I stopped. I realized that, at least with the club that I usually race with, there's little danger of getting into an accident. The high-intermediate group that I'm in doesn't have a lot of traffic and I personally don't push the car in a way that I could total it unless something extreme happens. Also, all the tracks around my area are out in the desert. Meaning, if you lose control and you go off track you can basically drive in a straight line for 20 miles before you hit something, most likely a bush.

 

I'm not sure this will change once I get my GT350R given that it's worth multiple Golf Rs. On a side note, I got collectors insurance for my Shelby and the policy clearly states that you are not covered only if you are competing or practicing for a competition. This is exactly what it says. It doesn't mention non-competitive, non-timed track days. This means that most likely it will cover my car in case of accident during a track day.



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:35 AM

I recently sold my 2016 Golf R that I have taken to the track a dozen times. I bought insurance the first 2 times than I stopped. I realized that, at least with the club that I usually race with, there's little danger of getting into an accident. The high-intermediate group that I'm in doesn't have a lot of traffic and I personally don't push the car in a way that I could total it unless something extreme happens. Also, all the tracks around my area are out in the desert. Meaning, if you lose control and you go off track you can basically drive in a straight line for 20 miles before you hit something, most likely a bush.

 

I'm not sure this will change once I get my GT350R given that it's worth multiple Golf Rs. On a side note, I got collectors insurance for my Shelby and the policy clearly states that you are not covered only if you are competing or practicing for a competition. This is exactly what it says. It doesn't mention non-competitive, non-timed track days. This means that most likely it will cover my car in case of accident during a track day.

 

 

Thats the problem is what is "pushing"  a car

 

I had a dedicate track car years past and drove it at Mid-Ohio, Hallett, Road Altanta and my home course in Florida, Sebring Int Speedway

 

I think as you get more comfortable with the car you and I would start to push the envelope and how far do you push before the car pushes back?

 

For me .... I will prob do the insurance. On my dedicated track car that I use to own .... didnt care if i wrecked it  !

 

don


Edited by smokum, 24 July 2017 - 01:50 PM.

Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

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   WAGT350

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 05:21 PM

http://m.news9.com/s...20&catId=112032

 

He could tell the AG that his GPS was wrong and that the thought he was on a public highway B)



#17 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 01:51 PM

funny wag ........ dont think that would work  either !!

 

 

don


Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

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





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