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My car and YouTube/Facebook....lol

Posted by BuckeyeSVT, 03 January 2012 - - - - - - · 3,911 views
Dynos....
I recently looked around on YouTube and Facebook and found 2 dyno videos of my car I hadn't previously seen. One was by Nick (Ov3n) on NECO taken at CougarFest last year and my tuner Smokey's Dyno.

Enjoy both...


2011 Car Show Season....

Posted by BuckeyeSVT, 18 September 2011 - * * * - - · 2,638 views
BuckeyeSVT, Contour, Car Show
I've been pretty blessed so far with my car and how many people really like it. It's one thing to mod a Contour, I've seen it done thousands of times. However, individual tastes are always hard to satisfy and I'm welcomed by the amount of people Non-Contour and Non-Ford that have commented on how nice and cool my car is. Peer support is always refreshing...


Balance issue resolved... New rotors are installed.

Posted by BuckeyeSVT, 19 May 2011 - - - - - - · 2,284 views

Now who would've thought that the rotors could cause a vibration at 65 that felt like the wheel weights fell off? I do, cause that's what happened to me..lol.

New rotors came on Tuesday and installed that night. I test drove the car on the highway yesterday (weather permitting) and it drove smooth as glass on the highway - Something I've been...


And the winner of the balance issue is....

Posted by BuckeyeSVT, 11 May 2011 - - - - - - · 1,491 views

The rotors. I wouldn't have counted on it, but after checking them for balance - It sure is. 3.0oz out on one rotor and 1.5oz out on the other. This is a manufacturing issue, there is no way aside from removing material from one part of the rotor (or adding material) where it could make up that much difference.


I'm speaking to Rick @ Baer customer...


Balance issues still exist... However I have an idea.

Posted by BuckeyeSVT, 08 May 2011 - - - - - - · 1,700 views

So, another round of RoadForce balancing and having the wheels mounted to a fixture and checked with a dial indicator. All check out good and within specs.

But it occured to me that I've been overlooking one thing. Most of my balance issues started when I added the BAER kit. I'm assuming it's possible my 13" rotors are out of balance....


Spring is here... Time to deal with lingering issues.

Posted by BuckeyeSVT, 25 April 2011 - - - - - - · 859 views

Since it's spring, and I've been buried to my eyeballs in shop work - I need to keep on my own car to get some things straightened out.

First off, my wheels. This is year 2 of dealing with these wheels and not being able to balance them. I bought them brand new from Tire Rack, and have already warrantied the tires once (and switched brands just to...


COP vs. DIS-6 Comparison in dyno's (tuning)

Posted by BuckeyeSVT, 14 November 2010 - - - - - - · 854 views

Since the comment was made to me that Coil On Plug hinders tuning (and power) I decided to have a little fun and dyno my car before tuning (with COP) and after (without COP). I removed the COP system and built a custom bracket out of a Taurus coil bracket which hides the coil under the throttle body. I ran stock 2002 Cougar wires to the plugs and set out to...


2008 Shelby GT Supercharged 550HP... ;)

Posted by BuckeyeSVT, 14 November 2010 - - - - - - · 968 views
ShelbyGT, Mustang, S3M
I doubt I need to say more. I was contracted to install a complete Ford Racing 550HP supercharger kit and other goodies. The install went fairly smooth (97 pages of install directions which weren't exactly complete from Whipple caused some issues). However, it turned out nicer than I would've ever thought - And boy did that Mustang...


Wow... time flies!

Posted by BuckeyeSVT, 14 November 2010 - - - - - - · 523 views

Yeah, I've been neglecting updates to my blog due to me being by myself for most of the time at the shop. But no worries, I'm above water again and will start posting regularly again soon.

In the meantime, I guess I should update with some projects I've been busy with over the past few months...

Next post.

-Dom


First impressions driving my SVT with traction control (3L)...

Posted by BuckeyeSVT, 09 June 2010 - - - - - - · 467 views

Yesterday I had a nice day to take out my SVT and actually get some decent seat time. I'm still in the process of bedding my brake pads and seasoning my rotors.. But I did have some time to take advantage of the traction control I added to the car.

First off, the Contour Traction Control module does not only operate the brakes to slow a spinning...