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  1. What are some common pain points on cars that see track duty?

    I’m pretty slow, so my car has been holding up well. Biggest issue on track is rear brake wear. Specifically the inside pad. I would keep checking the outside pad, only to find I had worn the inner pad down to the backing plate. replaced all four brake rotors. Fronts are pretty easy but the...
  2. GT350 Daily Use

    I have over 45,000 miles and many track days on my 2016. It has been pretty much flawless until the last month when it started intermittently surging (usually after getting on the throttle hard). Looks like there may be a TSB to address the issue, but have an appointment at a dealer on...
  3. Dual fuel pumps???

    It does not appear that the base Mach 1 has dual fuel pumps. I pulled back the carpet to look for the dual fuel modules that are present in the GT500 and there is nothing there, exactly like the 2016 GT. I suppose its possible they could have been moved, but I doubt it. Let me know if there is...
  4. Ceramic Coating Q&A

    Got a bit more done today, to wit...scuffed, primed, and painted the wing bracket holes. Picked up two kinds of primer, one generic auto paint primer and one "etching" version. Didn't want to mask the whole rear end of the car JUST so I could spray this tiny area so I went with spraying on to a...
  5. Airbox Snorkel

    I'm wondering if the GT350 shares the same lower tray, because if they do I could just order an air inlet from a GT350
  6. Tick Tick Tick Tick in Haaarrdd Cornering.

    My brake rotors click during cornering. I hear it mostly from the fronts. Put on new rotors (due to wear, not clicking), and the new set clicks less than the previous ones. I just pretend that I have playing cards in my spokes. -T
  7. Sears point/Sonoma raceway alignment

    I did a day there a few years ago in my non-R, stock, and in my 350z a long time ago. Unfortunately I don’t have any good advice regarding setup. If you’re using your car for both street and track, and if you can relatively easily change settings, then going to 3 degrees for the track probably...
  8. GT350 owner’s Mach-E Review

    When you own an electric car you charge it in your garage or driveway overnight and start each day with a full “tank”. You need a 240V setup for this, so not something you can do for a rental or loaner. However, for an owner this means you practically never need to charge anywhere else for...
  9. What max RPM are you all you track guys shifting at???

    Depends on what you want to do. Best performance is achieved by shifting at redline because the revs drop into an area of more power. If you short-shift the revs will fall even more, into a zone of slightly lower power. If you want max performance, and have traction, then redline is “best”...
  10. 2019 GT350 Engine Failure @ 2170 miles

    Beautiful car. Hopefully the new engine will be free of any gremlins and run wonderfully for years to come. Good luck! -T
  11. Where is everyone going???

    Love the GT350, and don't plan on letting it go. It's awesome because it has room for my kids, has so much character that it is fun even when going slow, and is amazing on track even when essentially totally stock. However, I do miss my 350Z, which was a smaller car, and which had limits that...
  12. Trackaholic's GT350 Experience

    Finally got around to replacing the rear rotors on the car. What a PITA! But, as always, you learn as you go and while it took about 3 hours to figure out the first wheel I did the second one in about an hour. The big issue with replacing the rear rotors, is that the parking brake cable...
  13. Trackaholic's GT350 Experience

    Been a long time since my last post. Happy to say that the rat situation was resolved and I was able to get the injectors spliced back in to the original harness. Much less expensive than trying to route an entirely new harness around the engine. I now keep a small plastic bin under the car...
  14. Multiyear Owners - What do you do to take care of your GT350?

    Nothing too special. Check the oil often. When I get in a press the clutch I like to wait for the exhaust valves to cycle before starting the car. Since I have to keep mine outside, I keep a plastic bin with an ultrasonic emitting lightbulb under the car to keep rats away (had them chew...
  15. Stock GT350 Brake Pads on Backorder

    I get mine from Lethal Performance. Seems like they have them in stock. https://www.lethalperformance.com/ford-shelby-gt350-oem-brake-pads-front.html https://www.lethalperformance.com/ford-shelby-gt350-oem-brake-pads-rear.html -T
  16. Looking at buying a GT350. I need your input guys.

    I have a 2016 GT350 track with 43,000 miles. I’ve done 8 track days ( not nearly as many as I should). Car does great but engine does consume 1 quart of oil every 1500 miles or so. GT350 gearing is tall. 1st gets you to 50+ MPH, and 2nd to ~80; 3rd is 110 IIRC. That means you don’t have many...
  17. New 2020 GT350 HEP engine failure

    Keep in mind also that the vast majority of cars are fine. Of course that is of little consolation to those who have made the sacrifice to the car gods, but the chances of failure are still quite small. I would assume that the chances of failure on a replacement engine are about the same as on...
  18. New 2020 GT350 HEP engine failure

    My impression is that the vast majority of failures are “infant mortality” related, rather than wear related. In other words, most likely a component defect or (less likely IMO) an assembly error. It seems that once you pass a few thousand miles, the reliability is much better. Hopefully that...
  19. 2020 GT500 hot lap time from Laguna Seca [Motortrend]

    Very impressive result by the GT500! Randy even picked it as his favorite, which is high praise indeed. Ford is killing it with the GT350 and GT500. I hope they take the success of these cars and carry that vision on to the next generation. As an American, it is always nice to know that our...
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