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What insurance are you using? I did not find any that covered a car that was raced. Would be a good thing to know.
I have it insured through State Farm. They said that they will cover the value of the car plus mods as long as I have receipts. That is only for normal circumstances. I put it into the wall on a track and that will be on me. I am willing to assume that risk. There might be specific race car insurance but I have not seen it.
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2008 GXP (?)hp on Werks Mustang Dyno
Werks LS3 Conversion
1 7/8 in custom Werks headers
BTR Stage 2 blower cam
DDM Backbone
Kapasphere ReBar
BG Racing coilovers
Norms rear diffuser, fenders, one off hood. Werks Gurney Flap.
Edelbrock EForce supercharger. Water/meth injection. GM 6L90, trans brake and 2 step. DSS Ford 9in IRS rear conversion, drive shaft and axles. Werks roll bar. Line lock. CCW D540 wheels. MT drag radials. Recaro seats.
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On a test and tune night at a strip, you could find it hard to get a second run if you dip into the 11s (under7.68 in the 1/8th) or better on that first run. The rear support braces need to be attached within 5" of the top of the roll bar. My rear braces attach on the back of the top of the roll bar hoop (Chassisworks bar) in my Camaro. Wall thickness of bar, upper and lower mounting plates sizes and thickness, MIG or TIG on various bar materials, front support brace location to driver, helmet to top of bar distance... all come into play. Being a vert, you might have to cage that beast!
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On a test and tune night at a strip, you could find it hard to get a second run if you dip into the 11s (under7.68 in the 1/8th) or better on that first run. The rear support braces need to be attached within 5" of the top of the roll bar. My rear braces attach on the back of the top of the roll bar hoop (Chassisworks bar) in my Camaro. Wall thickness of bar, upper and lower mounting plates sizes and thickness, MIG or TIG on various bar materials, front support brace location to driver, helmet to top of bar distance... all come into play. Being a vert, you might have to cage that beast!
Ive never had a car run faster than 12s so this is something I had not considered. Thanks for the info.
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2008 GXP (?)hp on Werks Mustang Dyno
Werks LS3 Conversion
1 7/8 in custom Werks headers
BTR Stage 2 blower cam
DDM Backbone
Kapasphere ReBar
BG Racing coilovers
Norms rear diffuser, fenders, one off hood. Werks Gurney Flap.
Edelbrock EForce supercharger. Water/meth injection. GM 6L90, trans brake and 2 step. DSS Ford 9in IRS rear conversion, drive shaft and axles. Werks roll bar. Line lock. CCW D540 wheels. MT drag radials. Recaro seats.
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Post videos on YouTube!!! man that ride is insane! Mabe I'll win the lottery tomorrow and do the exact same thing to my my Sol and we'll race. Lol probability is 1 to million of that happening but I just need that 1 winner. Wish me luck!
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post #50 of 122 (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Pic of the completed rear panels. Im very happy with how this turned out. Still waiting on the new seats. Recaro is taking their time.


2008 GXP (?)hp on Werks Mustang Dyno
Werks LS3 Conversion
1 7/8 in custom Werks headers
BTR Stage 2 blower cam
DDM Backbone
Kapasphere ReBar
BG Racing coilovers
Norms rear diffuser, fenders, one off hood. Werks Gurney Flap.
Edelbrock EForce supercharger. Water/meth injection. GM 6L90, trans brake and 2 step. DSS Ford 9in IRS rear conversion, drive shaft and axles. Werks roll bar. Line lock. CCW D540 wheels. MT drag radials. Recaro seats.
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First pics of what Dave has been working on to solve the hood issue. I admit, I was getting pretty frustrated with this part of the build but Dave came through again. Its pretty close to being finished. He will be sanding down the edges to be flush with the hood and we still havent decided on the color. He is going to paint it black to see how that looks and then he is going to try body color.





2008 GXP (?)hp on Werks Mustang Dyno
Werks LS3 Conversion
1 7/8 in custom Werks headers
BTR Stage 2 blower cam
DDM Backbone
Kapasphere ReBar
BG Racing coilovers
Norms rear diffuser, fenders, one off hood. Werks Gurney Flap.
Edelbrock EForce supercharger. Water/meth injection. GM 6L90, trans brake and 2 step. DSS Ford 9in IRS rear conversion, drive shaft and axles. Werks roll bar. Line lock. CCW D540 wheels. MT drag radials. Recaro seats.
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Lovely color by the way! ()

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Looking good!
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•Werks Tune
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•35% Tinted windows
•Performance Werks V8 525hp Conversion
•T-56 6 Speed Manual Transmission
•Spec 2+ Clutch
•Custom Dual Exhaust
•BC Racing Coilovers
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Lovely color by the way! ()

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Nice! My interior is mostly stock. That seems like an easy way to add a custom look.

2008 GXP (?)hp on Werks Mustang Dyno
Werks LS3 Conversion
1 7/8 in custom Werks headers
BTR Stage 2 blower cam
DDM Backbone
Kapasphere ReBar
BG Racing coilovers
Norms rear diffuser, fenders, one off hood. Werks Gurney Flap.
Edelbrock EForce supercharger. Water/meth injection. GM 6L90, trans brake and 2 step. DSS Ford 9in IRS rear conversion, drive shaft and axles. Werks roll bar. Line lock. CCW D540 wheels. MT drag radials. Recaro seats.
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post #55 of 122 (permalink) Old 10-28-2016, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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The seats finally arrived. Will post pics of them installed once I have them.


2008 GXP (?)hp on Werks Mustang Dyno
Werks LS3 Conversion
1 7/8 in custom Werks headers
BTR Stage 2 blower cam
DDM Backbone
Kapasphere ReBar
BG Racing coilovers
Norms rear diffuser, fenders, one off hood. Werks Gurney Flap.
Edelbrock EForce supercharger. Water/meth injection. GM 6L90, trans brake and 2 step. DSS Ford 9in IRS rear conversion, drive shaft and axles. Werks roll bar. Line lock. CCW D540 wheels. MT drag radials. Recaro seats.
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Seats are in!






2008 GXP (?)hp on Werks Mustang Dyno
Werks LS3 Conversion
1 7/8 in custom Werks headers
BTR Stage 2 blower cam
DDM Backbone
Kapasphere ReBar
BG Racing coilovers
Norms rear diffuser, fenders, one off hood. Werks Gurney Flap.
Edelbrock EForce supercharger. Water/meth injection. GM 6L90, trans brake and 2 step. DSS Ford 9in IRS rear conversion, drive shaft and axles. Werks roll bar. Line lock. CCW D540 wheels. MT drag radials. Recaro seats.
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The aluminum trim piece for the hood is pretty much done. Dont mind the gaps, it isnt tightened down. Dave is nearly finished with the drivability tuning (he has 30+ hours working on that alone) so it should be hitting the dyno soon.




2008 GXP (?)hp on Werks Mustang Dyno
Werks LS3 Conversion
1 7/8 in custom Werks headers
BTR Stage 2 blower cam
DDM Backbone
Kapasphere ReBar
BG Racing coilovers
Norms rear diffuser, fenders, one off hood. Werks Gurney Flap.
Edelbrock EForce supercharger. Water/meth injection. GM 6L90, trans brake and 2 step. DSS Ford 9in IRS rear conversion, drive shaft and axles. Werks roll bar. Line lock. CCW D540 wheels. MT drag radials. Recaro seats.
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Any chance youll test the rear end ànd post results or is that next summer ? I'm interested in a Ford 9.…( I test a lot, lol)

2007 Cool Sol, The Anaconda (Annie)
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GM 480hp LS3, & T-56 6 speed
WERKS tunnel/rear frame brace
WERKS XL aluminum 4 row radiator with built in oil cooler
WERKS dual 3 inch SS exhaust.
CCW C10 18 inX9.5 satin black wheels,
DDM ProBeam
BC Coil overs
Wilwood large brakes
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Picked up at Performance AutoWerks June 12th, 2014 & driven Rt 66 & I40 about 1700 miles home in 3 days

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Any chance youll test the rear end ànd post results or is that next summer ? I'm interested in a Ford 9.…( I test a lot, lol)
Absolutely. Car will be going straight to the strip come spring. Dave has made a couple of mild test hits in it and it goes straight as an arrow. So far, so good.

There isnt much left to do. There is one more issue to be ironed out with the tuning of the new transmission and then its on to final dyno tuning. Dave is working on a dual cooling fan set up, the installation of a Gurney flap and possibly some shifter modifications. Thats it. Its really, really close to sticking a fork in it and calling it done.

Here is a pic of it at ride height with the new wheel and tires.


2008 GXP (?)hp on Werks Mustang Dyno
Werks LS3 Conversion
1 7/8 in custom Werks headers
BTR Stage 2 blower cam
DDM Backbone
Kapasphere ReBar
BG Racing coilovers
Norms rear diffuser, fenders, one off hood. Werks Gurney Flap.
Edelbrock EForce supercharger. Water/meth injection. GM 6L90, trans brake and 2 step. DSS Ford 9in IRS rear conversion, drive shaft and axles. Werks roll bar. Line lock. CCW D540 wheels. MT drag radials. Recaro seats.
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So no chance of Ford 9 in becoming available for another year it sounds like. Good to know you'll have it out next year and on the road. Thank You for reply !

2007 Cool Sol, The Anaconda (Annie)
Built by PerformanceAutoWerks
GM 480hp LS3, & T-56 6 speed
WERKS tunnel/rear frame brace
WERKS XL aluminum 4 row radiator with built in oil cooler
WERKS dual 3 inch SS exhaust.
CCW C10 18 inX9.5 satin black wheels,
DDM ProBeam
BC Coil overs
Wilwood large brakes
RACELOGIC traction control

Picked up at Performance AutoWerks June 12th, 2014 & driven Rt 66 & I40 about 1700 miles home in 3 days

Wolfhounds Infantry 'Nam '70-'71

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