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@  smokum : (22 September 2017 - 07:47 AM)

all sales request need to be directed at the bottom of the site under SALES

@  mpow1968 : (15 September 2017 - 11:09 AM)

2017 Shelby Gt 350 at sticker price, Contact me at mpowers@driveprime.com

@  smokum : (29 August 2017 - 08:53 AM)

CHECK THIS OUT http://www.lethalper...-tuner-kit.html

@  jlbost13 : (25 August 2017 - 01:44 PM)

Ordered Pro Charger / Injectors and Borla Exhaust for my GT350! Has anyone done these stle mods and had good results?

@  Texas Voodoo : (25 August 2017 - 08:47 AM)

I am going to check it out !!

@  smokum : (25 August 2017 - 08:27 AM)

there is a You Tube comparison of the GT350 and the Roush's various upgrades. No disrespect to a Roush but the two cars dont even come close

@  Sterchi : (25 August 2017 - 06:38 AM)

Just traded Roush P51 For Gt350 Yesterday Love It Much better car Roush is JUNK $90,000.00 the worst buy ever NO MORE KIT CARS for me lost my butt after 3 weeks of owning it dealer would not take back needed paint work on bumpers,Tranmission junk Chineese well anyway i'm glad its over now but beware of there stuff its not worth the money. It was number 8 of 51 I fill sorry for who ever gets that car. No one should have to take a car that has to have paint work done to it when its brand new collectors car sorry Guys still upset over the hole thing MARSHALL MIZE IS THE PLACE BEWARE !!!r

@  2017Shelby526 : (24 August 2017 - 07:41 PM)

I have a vanity license with Voodo on it. I live in California and searched and searched for a combination that included some version of Voodoo.

@  2017Shelby526 : (24 August 2017 - 07:38 PM)

Does anyone know WHY the 5.2 liter Shelby GT 350 engine is nicknamed VOODOO?

@  3yellowgt350 : (23 August 2017 - 07:53 AM)

had to put my triple yellow 350 in the shop ( 500 miles) a/c compressor locked up. Not good

@  HolidayFordG... : (19 August 2017 - 04:03 PM)

have two identical avalance gray 17 GT350's with electronics package, recaros, and stripe delete. $1,800 UNDER MSRP

@  jwstudt : (17 August 2017 - 12:43 PM)

17 avalanche gray electronics and black stripes. pm if interested

@  smokum : (17 August 2017 - 09:58 AM)

JUST CHILLIN GHOUST ...... AND YOU ?

@  Ghoust : (15 August 2017 - 04:36 PM)

Whats up guys.

@  2017Shelby526 : (13 August 2017 - 12:06 PM)

Anyone notice paint chips along the edge of the hood nearest to the windshield of their 2017 GT 350??

@  scorp1 : (01 August 2017 - 11:56 AM)

thanks @ameapm2000 @smokum, configurator is now updated to 2018

@  HolidayFordG... : (29 July 2017 - 10:08 AM)

got a 2017 GT350 with electronics package, recaros, stripe delete for $1,000 below MSRP, PM me if interested

@  smokum : (27 July 2017 - 08:34 AM)

scorp1 send me a pm on what your looking for

@  ameapm2000 : (26 July 2017 - 10:02 PM)

@scorp1 check ford's website they added 2018 mustang configurator.

@  scorp1 : (25 July 2017 - 08:52 PM)

@smokum howdy!, would you or anyone else have any leads on the 2018 gt350 in kona blue?


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#1 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:36 AM

With Hurricane Irma bearing down on us last Saturday am, I had planned to hunker down and stay with the house at all cost. I had spent all day Friday and most of Saturday am getting the house totally secured. Anything and everything that could be considered flying debris was moved into the garage or tied down.  I had planned to wear my Kayak life preserver and wear my bike helmet and hunker down in a interior room with my beagle strapped to me as well.  So everything shuttered and lock downed. All garage doors secured and tripled secured and than I turned the news on. The eye was headed almost right towards us with the eastern side of the storm facing us and the eye close or in the gulf. The worst case scenario. The heavier wind would hit us and the storm surge would be off the chart. So I decided at the last second to save at least me and the beagle and take my F350 dually and fifth wheel and I headed east than north.

 

I 95 was a ghost town at 4pm Saturday.  As I traveled North bound on I 95 the next challenge began to sink in, FUEL. Once I got to a half way on my tank, the stops at exits began. Continuous stopping hunting for diesel fuel. Each exit I go to no fuel.  Everything was shut down or those who were open were out. Luckily I was able to find the fuel I needed. Finally I got the the Ga/SC rest area turned on my in house generator opened my slides and got some much needed rest. Sunday I woke up found a spot that was still open at a KOA campground in Lumberton NC, so still at the rest area I locked it and secured the reservation. (First available place I found after calling multiple other campgrounds and finding out they were booked solid).

 

I got to the KOA site at 4 pm unhooked but finding fuel once again was a huge burden. Having my wife on the phone ( she was in Orlando) she found some huge truck stops that had diesel and that helped a lot to get the fuel I needed and when and now at the camp site I began to relax.

Monday, at the camp site,  I knew headed back was going to be worse. Definitely no Fuel, debris from Irma and a few million Florida residents returning to Florida to there homes. Irma was coming up the state towards Ga and I might have to confront Irma in my return to Florida.

So my number one job on Monday was to fine extra diesel in 5 gallon jugs or a external tank large enough to get me back to Florida.

 

At tractor supply found a 100 gallon tank that fit perfectly and gave me the total range i needed without having to hunt for fuel.

And sure enough on my way back south from NC, traffic was stand still .... mostly 5 -15 mph no fuel ..... or very little. The last 26 exits of SC had no fuel at all. Almost all of the exits in GA were blocked off and you couldn't get off  unless you lived their.  Florida was hit and miss.

I used Waze to bypass some of the really jams but it took me an extra 7 hours to get home over and beyond what it should have taken, The good news I had plenty of fuel thanks to finding this tank that was a perfect fit. Glad to be home .... with power and virtual no damage to the house. With the storm changing direction at the last second and headed inland, no storm surge and lower winds than expected ( but on Saturday a different story ). The GT350 was un-molested though I did take both set of keys.

Having gone through Charlie and seeing Irma as a storm three times more menacing leaving was something I wouldn't do but at the last second common sense kicked in and I did evacuate. If the storm had tracked on its previous course things would have been different but because Irma tracked more easterly at the last moment it saved lots of Charlotte County.

Exhausted and tired in Port Charlotte

 

don

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Edited by smokum, 13 September 2017 - 11:00 AM.

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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





#2 OFFLINE   WAGT350

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:14 PM

wow! Just glad you and your family is safe! Hope the other folks get help soon! Too many people without people. Our company has sent a lot of our construction Project Managers and contact officers to Texas and Florida this week! Lot's of repairs...

 

Tom



#3 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:19 PM

...... and we appreciate all the help we can get Tom

 

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


#4 OFFLINE   Texas Voodoo

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:14 PM

Glad to hear y'all are safe too. Hope we won't have any more weather issues for a while.
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#5 OFFLINE   Krogen

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:43 PM

Glad you're OK, Smokum.  I can't fathom what you guys have been through.  My best to you.

 

Krogen



#6 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:15 AM

thanks Krogen ...... The storm actually for where I live was anti-climatic .... not real bad but the forecasts on saturday were scary and thats why i made a last minute decision to leave

 

 

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


#7 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:16 AM

me too Voodoo !!  Thank you

 

 

don


Edited by smokum, 14 September 2017 - 08:17 AM.

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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