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It's February and I starting thinking about all of the work I needed to do on the Shelby.
The first step was to fix the battery cover which had been off for months. I kept breaking/losing the plastic fasteners every time I removed the cover. Ended up purchasing some new clips which actually seemed sturdier than the Ford OEM units.
Also had to trim the cover a little more to allow the Redline Hood Strut base to clear.
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Another Project on the list was to replace the ugly plastic coolant tank with the Steeda brand I picked up last year. I looked at several different models including the Mishimito, but ultimately chose the Steeda. The install was pretty simple, but not without a little coolant spillage. I purchased a hose clamp pliers which really helped with the OEM clamps.
I was concerned about the clearance of the Ford OEM passenger side oil seperator; it's a tight fit, but enough of a gap that everything cleared just fine. Emptied the oil seperator while I had everything apart. The original plastic tank did not look the best for wear; glad to have completed this.
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The first step was to fix the battery cover which had been off for months. I kept breaking/losing the plastic fasteners every time I removed the cover.
I don't even install the cover fasteners anymore. The cover stays in place just fine without them. Hint for everyone - don't go without the battery cover. The battery will get much hotter from the heat in the engine compartment if the cover is left off, especially in hot summer weather.
 

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Added another Pony to the Stable...Looks like these two are going to get along just fine.
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A little bling accent for the engine bay. I'm trying to give it a little color as it tends to be so bland.
Bemaro Films has some great Vinyl products and this Carbon Fiber Letter overlay was my first choice. The install was a struggle at first because I did not have the ambient temperature in the garage at a high enough level. I was able to get out my heat gun and some 3m adhesive promoter to finish the job. Turned out ok.
I may wait until summer to install the rest of the vinyl I purchased from them.
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Installed a Ford Performance M-5200-MSS exhaust system today. So far it sounds pretty good but will have to wait until spring to fully enjoy the new sound. What do people do with the old exhaust system? Cut it apart and sell them? It does have a Lethal Performance resonator delete pipe that is in great condition.

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Installed a Ford Performance M-5200-MSS exhaust system today. So far it sounds pretty good but will have to wait until spring to fully enjoy the new sound. What do people do with the old exhaust system? Cut it apart and sell them? It does have a Lethal Performance resonator delete pipe that is in great condition.

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I would hold unto the OEM stock if you can. Just in case you sold the car and wanted to return it to factory. I personally like the sound of the OEM, but to each his own...
 

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I would hold unto the OEM stock if you can. Just in case you sold the car and wanted to return it to factory. I personally like the sound of the OEM, but to each his own...
I probably should hang on to it just in case at least for a while.
By the way Lorne where did you get the battery cover clips?
 

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Last year I purchased a set of SRP Racing Pedals for my Shelby, along with a heel plate for the floor mat. The gas pedal install was easy as I was able to remove it from the vehicle and replace the OEM pedal with the SRP which used self tapping screws. While I had the gas pedal off I installed the Garage line gas pedal extender to bring the pedal a little closer in height. The clutch pedal turned out to be more of a challenge due to the billet aluminum clutch pedal extender.
I ended up taking the clutch pedal extender to a local auto shop and having the bolt holes tapped to spec for the hardware. Then it was simply a matter of reinstalling the clutch pedal extender on the OEM pedal and mounting the SRP pedal using the pre-tapped holes.
The final piece of the puzzle was installing the brake pedal. Due to the design of the Ford Mustang OEM pedals I knew it was going to be quite difficult to get the holes drilled into the pedal surface for the provided hardware to attach.
I ended up getting the replacement pedal bent to match the curve of the oem pedal cover. Then I cut off the rubber grips from the surface of the pedal to allow the SRP unit to lay as flat as possible. I then drilled the spec holes through the OEM Pedal cover and attached the SRP with the provided hardware (used Blue Loctight).
From there it was a matter of reattaching the rubber lined cover unto the brake pedal's bare metal mount. One thing that really helped a lot was using a heat gun along with some dish soap on the oem backside rubber cover. This made it very pliable and incredibly easy to reattach to the brake arm.
The heel pad was easy as it attaches to the back end of the OEM mat using special grip connectors.
My set is now complete with the exception of the dead pedal cover. I am debating whether I want to leave the stock cover on with the aluminum overlay or replace it with the SRP model.
Hope this helps anyone looking to install these.
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The final piece of the puzzle was installing the brake pedal. Due to the design of the Ford Mustang OEM pedals I knew it was going to be quite difficult to get the holes drilled into the pedal surface for the provided hardware to attach.
I ended up getting the replacement pedal bent to match the curve of the oem pedal cover. Then I cut off the rubber grips from the surface of the pedal to allow the SRP unit to lay as flat as possible. I then drilled the spec holes through the OEM Pedal cover and attached the SRP with the provided hardware (used Blue Loctight).
From there it was a matter of reattaching the rubber lined cover unto the brake pedal's bare metal mount. One thing that really helped a lot was using a heat gun along with some dish soap on the oem backside rubber cover. This made it very pliable and incredibly easy to reattach to the brake arm.
The heel pad was easy as it attaches to the back end of the OEM mat using special grip connectors.
Interesting method. I used a dremel with a ball bit and it eats right through the factor pedal material once you've market it properly. The tricky part is finding a place to get the bolts through with the lock nuts on the back not interfering with the arm of the pedal.
 

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Finally swapped out the factory trunk lid and spoiler for a trunklid from a wrecked 2018 GT and added a Verus UCW onto the car. To fill in the holes left in the center I used a carbon fiber filler plate from APR. It's nearly impossible to find a Orange Fury trunklid without spoiler holes of some kind and this one alone took me 2 years to find at a decent price. This allows me to keep the OEM trunk and GT350 track spoiler on the shelf for re-install later if I want. Hoping to get the stripes back on this weekend and then she will be good to go for rear aero.

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Interesting method. I used a dremel with a ball bit and it eats right through the factor pedal material once you've market it properly. The tricky part is finding a place to get the bolts through with the lock nuts on the back not interfering with the arm of the pedal.
Yeah it's really a funky setup with those S550 pedals, don't like that cupped design at all.
There is very little margin for error when drilling those holes and even if you get it right as you said the arm of the pedal is right there in the way. Why would Ford not put a flat metal plate on there with properly screwed in pedals.. at least on the GT350 track focused car. Made the whole thing a lot more complicated then it needed to be.
I'll see how my method holds up. But from what I can tell it should work. Really wanted to get rid of the 'Squishy" feel of those darn rubber slip on pedals...
grrrrr.....
 

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Apparently you haven't seen them. They're nice. And solid. Legit made a difference. I fixed my bumper skin sag another way, but I actually broke that stock/factory bracket by who know's how. Found it broke when I took the difuser off for cleaning one time. Replaced with these instead another cheap plastic stock set. No ragurts.
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