I'm still here. I bought my car in 2006 and have been a member since 2007. My car is still a daily driver but it isn't young any more. I drove it 20,000 per year from 2006 to 2010 when I retired. It still runs about 6,000 miles per year.
In 2006 I added FRPP Cobra front brakes because I had a caliper lock up. In 2007, I added a BBK TB/Plenum and a stage II ATI ProCharger running 9 psi at 6000 rpm. Dyno results are in signature. This had been planned from day 1.
Then I got hooked on modding. In 2008, I added a Hurst short-throw shifter, 10th Anniversary SVE wheels, BBK long-tube headers with catted x-pipe, Cervini's 95 Cobra hood, Mach 1 grill delete, FRPP front wing, and moved the rear spoiler back two inches.
In 2009 I was back to performance mods with a 31 Spline Explorer differential, 31 spline Strange axles, and 3.73 gears. In 2010 it was UPR Pro-series adjustable control arms and welded torque boxes. In 2011 it was a Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch that I wish I hadn't bought it lasted two years before it had to be replaced. I now have a King Cobra clutch.
In 2012 it was drilled and slotted rotors and Hawk brake pads because of the rear rotors. SpeedConcepts sells a set that has Cobra front and GT rear. I had replaced the Autozone rear rotors and pads twice since I put on the Cobra front brakes. I wanted something zinc coated that wouldn't rust so fast. I also liked the looks. My daily driver had probably put almost 100,000 miles on the FRPP Cobra rotors and pads. When I took them off they looked very good.
I think it was 2015 when I started de-modding. I hated the NVH from the rear control arms. I replaced the UPR upper control arms with FRPP one from Maximum Motorsport and I replaced the Spherical Bushings (metal on metal) I had installed in the differential with stock rubber ones. I'm much happier now.
I have run a 12.7/111 mph quarter during test and tune days at Lucas and I get 24 mpg straight highway, 21 mpg on my normal commute. I enjoy having a spirited daily driver. The motor and car has 211,000. The last 131,000 supercharged. It uses about a half quart of oil per 3,000 miles. Because of age and ZDDP content I switched from Mobile 1 full-synthetic 0-30 to Mobile 1 full-synthetic European blend 0-40 a couple of years ago. It has the 1000 ppm of ZDDP that our engines were designed for instead of the environmental friendly 650 ppm. I don't intend a lot more mods but I do intend to drive the car another 60,000 miles. By then I will be almost 80 years old.
Edit: I almost forgot. The previous owner put a Flowmaster cat-back on the car. I hated the Flowmaster drone. After driving the car two years I couldn't stand it anymore. I had the Flowmasters cut out and Magnaflows welded in. Much, much better.
ProCharger P-1SC, 9 psi, STD 396/383; Uncorrected 388/375; SAE 383/370.
Ret. USAF 1969-1973,1980-1996: Vietnam veteran. Aircraft maintenance. R & D, ICBM Operations.
Also own: 1997 Harley FXDWG, 1998 F-150, and 2002 Corvette LS1
Last edited by Eagle2000GT; November 18th, 2018 at 10:54 AM.