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It really doesn't surprise me that the factory would build some margin into the tune - for one thing, they need to make sure the car can perform reasonably well at different altitudes & ambient temps. Does the factory tune the car for the USA? Or is that done after it arrives? Do the cars now come with all the US emissions HW installed by the factory? (they probably do - it's not like the old days) If tuning work is done by the dealer after it arrives in the States, then he's probably just dialing in whatever the latest factory work instructions tell him to do. I doubt he has the equipment to actually tweak the tune for the specific car. The engineers are always going to detune below the max boost - they don't want an odd combination of weather and a heavy foot causing temperature problems, or as you say - issues with clutches, transmissions, u-joints, pinion gears, etc, etc. 600 or 800 HP is not something you want to take lightly - that'll blow that engine into orbit if it's mishandled by some ham-fisted grease monkey. You know your guys are top-notch, but the factory has to assume not everyone is.

And, on the flip side, you just gotta love the French...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/13/french-driver-200kmh-car-chase?CMP=SOCNETTXT6966
post #1892 of 7303
Thread Starter 
Remember that `70 Boss Mustang?





Now, this. The `70 Boss 428 resto-mod, w/ Rausch interior.





I'm debating on whether I want to even sell it...
post #1893 of 7303
There is only one word for that: B!tchin'!!!

OK - two words - also: Sweet!!

What's the configuration of the rear suspension? I see lots of interesting chrome pieces and springy things back there...
Edited by billybob_jcv - 2/16/13 at 5:30pm
post #1894 of 7303
Thread Starter 
It's a 4-way camber-adjustable IRS, the sub-frame allows it to handle more torsion. It's essentially the same as what's under my Barracuda. It makes ~525whp/500lb/ft of torque and has all the modern toys; 1200W sound system, DVD changer, nav, heated seats, CC, tunable sport exhaust, and something you don't get in modern sports cars, a massive trunk. I've not driven it yet, but it looks great.

I doubt I'll buy it, as much as I appreciate a good resto-mod, I like my classic cars to still look and feel like classics. If I get a vintage Mustang, I want an original GT500.
Edited by Magick Man - 2/16/13 at 6:26pm
post #1895 of 7303
Does it look that saturated in person, or is it just the pictures? Either way - awesome looking car. And since this is an audiophile and petrolhead's musings, how's the sound system actually sound?
post #1896 of 7303
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

Does it look that saturated in person, or is it just the pictures? Either way - awesome looking car. And since this is an audiophile and petrolhead's musings, how's the sound system actually sound?

More so what cable does it use? tongue.gif

post #1897 of 7303
Thread Starter 
It's not quite that blue, Rich tends to monkey with the pictures a little after he takes them. I'm sure it sounds like all of his other systems sound.*thump* *thump* *thump* tongue.gif
post #1898 of 7303
Well, one thing's for sure - if you buy it, you better also stock-up on your supply of Mothers chrome polish...
post #1899 of 7303
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Nah, that's not my style. I like old school for my classics, too many gadgets and newfangled amenities. Things that improve reliability and driveability are okay, within reason, but that's about it. I love this one. Wouldn't it look snazzy with the Bee? Bet that'll go for >$150k.
post #1900 of 7303
I like the blue better, and wish it was on that GT500. But yes that GT500 would match the GT better.
post #1901 of 7303
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So, we're ordering the Aventador parts, to go back to stock is 106k, using all OEM via grey market. However, to go with better panels (yep, better/lighter than factory), over the entire front and sides, and upgrading the front suspension, chassis cage, and brakes, is 115k. Doesn't take a mathematician to figure out that's a better value. Also, since we're stripping down the engine, replacing all seals and gaskets, we're going to make it flex-fuel compliant, and expanding the transmission radiator by 50% for a couple of small surprises (once we figure out WTH we're doing).
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I like the blue better, and wish it was on that GT500. But yes that GT500 would match the GT better.

Yeah, I think I'm again leaning towards buying a 67-69 FB and going all Eleanor on it. The price is very attractive, compared to a restored original GT500. The Rausch `70 resto-mod cost us ~$40k + labor, the car itself was 3k, and we're selling it for $75k.
post #1902 of 7303
The tuner/mod GT500E is nice and you are right that it would look good with the GT - although I'm really not digging the side pipes.

I would take this one... biggrin.gif It's even got an 8-track!
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?CFGRIDKEY=KC0413-152021
post #1903 of 7303
I'd take that one too! cool.gif
post #1904 of 7303
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We went to the movies and watched a special viewing of the Lion King, we took the baby and nephew, this time when she screamed "PAPA, KITTY! KITTY!" during the movie, she was right! biggrin.gif Before that we hit a new place called the Flying Dutchman grill, they have a real full-sized nautical-style carousel in the middle of the restaurant, activity tables, old-style boardwalk games, a coloring area, and real honest-to-God adult food (and two female employees that do nothing but play with the kids). Combine Ruth's Chris with Chuck E Cheese and that's what you've got. Brilliant place and awesome food, we'll be going back often, it's practically a day by itself. As she gets older, the baby is enjoying herself more and more, and that's more fun than anything else, to me.

On the way back, my wife said, "we should get a big TV". I replied, "we have a big TV" (a Mits DLP). "No, bigger, like a real theater." So I'm shopping for something bigger that isn't FP. Looking over the options, I doubt I can go off the shelf, but there are a few companies that do custom 120-480" installs. Essentially they're 4 plasma panels "seamlessly" fused together. I'm going to stop by their showroom and check out what they offer tomorrow.
post #1905 of 7303
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

We went to the movies and watched a special viewing of the Lion King, we took the baby and nephew, this time when she screamed "PAPA, KITTY! KITTY!" during the movie, she was right! biggrin.gif Before that we hit a new place called the Flying Dutchman grill, they have a real full-sized nautical-style carousel in the middle of the restaurant, activity tables, old-style boardwalk games, a coloring area, and real honest-to-God adult food (and two female employees that do nothing but play with the kids). Combine Ruth's Chris with Chuck E Cheese and that's what you've got. Brilliant place and awesome food, we'll be going back often, it's practically a day by itself. As she gets older, the baby is enjoying herself more and more, and that's more fun than anything else, to me.

On the way back, my wife said, "we should get a big TV". I replied, "we have a big TV" (a Mits DLP). "No, bigger, like a real theater." So I'm shopping for something bigger that isn't FP. Looking over the options, I doubt I can go off the shelf, but there are a few companies that do custom 120-480" installs. Essentially they're 4 plasma panels "seamlessly" fused together. I'm going to stop by their showroom and check out what they offer tomorrow.

You might also look at Barco or some of the other viz companies, they build large RP walls that might also be suitable. Out of curiosity though, what's the issue with FP?

Got a link for the PDP/LCD video-wall stuff? (I've seen it done with LCDs and it's nothing I'd want as a TV).
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