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@  panzer69 : (22 January 2018 - 05:05 PM)

anyone else has difficulty signing in with thier phone?

@  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


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#1 OFFLINE   Springer

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:54 PM

I finally decided that it was time to figure out something for a front license plate bracket since here in Texas where it is required by law.  I didn't see any need to draw more attention to the car from the local "men in blue" so I set out looking for a solution.   After a quick internet search, I didn't find any options that I was thrilled about, so I took it upon myself to make my own bracket.

 

After reviewing the front end, I decided that the best solution was to fabricate a bracket that would install in the lower "egg crate" grill below the front bumper.  I came up with a design that would let me install the bracket without removing the grill which appeared to be too time consuming for this project.

 

I ended up with two 12" bracket bars, one bracket with T-nuts that was placed behind the egg crate grill and another bracket that was fit to the outside of the grill which bolted to the inner bracket. This outer bracket also holds the two arms that bolt to the license plate. I also placed rubber weatherstrip on both brackets to the side the touches the grill. The inner bracket was made wide enough that when turned sideways, it fit through the opening in one of the grill holes. I used tie straps through the grill like a "lasso" to direct it into alignment inside the grill. During installation, I had to be careful that it didn't fall in behind the grill.   I also tied a strap to the last hole just in case the inner bracket got away from me and fell out of reach.  Once installed, and secured by the three bolts,  the tie straps were cut and removed. (Note - the long bolt in the second photo was only used to align the inner bracket and was eventually replaced with a shorter bolt.)

 

 

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#2 OFFLINE   b17drvr

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:37 PM

Looks good!
I did the Craig's bracket. There are not many choices out there. You should make up kits and sell them.

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#3 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:43 AM

nicely done sir !

 

 

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

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#4 OFFLINE   tekgt

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 12:49 PM

I also got the Craigs bracket but noticed on the 2017 that the bracket that attaches to the bumper via adhesive tape "rocks" (slightly) both side to side and front to back not permitting a truly flush bond (I tried trial fitting it without removing the adhesive tape protective covering) . I tried calling Craigs but was told it affected my vehicle only and he's had no complaints - so - to check I went to the local Ford store that still has 3-2017 GT350's and the problem is the same on ALL of them not just mine (I think Craigs could do with a visit). The bumper is slightly convex which does not allow the bracket to sit perfectly flush. Maybe i'm too anal but I want it to fit RIGHT and don't want to risk it falling off due to poor bonding so I ended up rigging a jig in my vise to slightly bend the mounting bracket (it is aluminum) to conform exactly to my bumper - it also must be positioned up against the grill with no spacer (also contrary to Craigs installation instructions) for best flush fit - finally I had to slightly bend the license plate bracket where it mounts to the newly positioned and slightly bent bumper bracket - all is now rock solid. The knurled knob used to attach and remove the license plate also has a loose lockwasher which should be installed along with the knob which is a little tricky to keep all together when attaching the license plate (a captive lockwasher would be a tremendous help here) I tried calling Craigs to advise him of these problems but as of yet have not rec'd any call back - a little disappointing.



#5 OFFLINE   Springer

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:12 PM

I also got the Craigs bracket but noticed on the 2017 that the bracket that attaches to the bumper via adhesive tape "rocks" (slightly) both side to side and front to back not permitting a truly flush bond (I tried trial fitting it without removing the adhesive tape protective covering) . I tried calling Craigs but was told it affected my vehicle only and he's had no complaints - so - to check I went to the local Ford store that still has 3-2017 GT350's and the problem is the same on ALL of them not just mine (I think Craigs could do with a visit). The bumper is slightly convex which does not allow the bracket to sit perfectly flush. Maybe i'm too anal but I want it to fit RIGHT and don't want to risk it falling off due to poor bonding so I ended up rigging a jig in my vise to slightly bend the mounting bracket (it is aluminum) to conform exactly to my bumper - it also must be positioned up against the grill with no spacer (also contrary to Craigs installation instructions) for best flush fit - finally I had to slightly bend the license plate bracket where it mounts to the newly positioned and slightly bent bumper bracket - all is now rock solid. The knurled knob used to attach and remove the license plate also has a loose lockwasher which should be installed along with the knob which is a little tricky to keep all together when attaching the license plate (a captive lockwasher would be a tremendous help here) I tried calling Craigs to advise him of these problems but as of yet have not rec'd any call back - a little disappointing.

 

 

That's why I built my own.  You know what they say....if you want it down right, do it yourself.



#6 OFFLINE   WAGT350

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:43 AM

my custom bracket fell off the other day! I have the plate in my trunk of my car now.



#7 OFFLINE   Texas Voodu

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:53 PM

Just have rear on right now. Might consider front once my personalized plates comes in
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