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Post by stanglover2358 on Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:20 pm

actually O'Riley's is in between downtown and greenwood off of Madison not to far from a k mart...depending on the weather I go from time to time..I will be at the track tomorrow more than likely since its suppose to be sunny and 60

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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:47 pm

guys,

it's been awhile since I've posted anything. so here is the latest.

JR at Full Throttle Performance has the car for the winter. and he's installing in the car a fresh new 302.

he found that the current engine with about 94,500 miles is leaking antifreeze through the throttle body. it's leaking oil through the front and rear main seals. the throttle position sensor and idler control motor is bad. an oxygen sensor is causing the engine to run lean and is unsalvageable. plus, there is, i believe, a throwout bearing issue.

he presented two options to get the car back to top form. option one: to perform the labor required to fix the current engine. total cost: $5700. option 2: install a brand new 302 between the shock towers. total cost: $9800.

based upon the experiences with my old Ford Probe, my grandparents decided to have JR install a brand new 302.

i'm eager to get your feedback

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:50 am

that sucks about your engine going out. i like the idea of putting in a new 302. i think his price is pretty high though. it may be worth it depending on the quality of the parts going back into your car.

do you have more details on engine specs?
306 or 331 or 347?
hp goals?
forged?

which Heads/Cam/Intake?

is he going to include tuning the engine after the install?

how long will it take to get done?

do you have another car to use while your fox is getting worked on?

we need more details to let you know if your getting a good deal. let us know when you get a chance.

Andy

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:47 am

i do. JR gave me a tech notes page.
302 w/ 340hp @ 5500 rpm
forged internals
cam: fordracingparts parts # M-6250-E303. a hydraulic roller bumpstick
heads: Ford Racing aluminum GT-40 cylinder heads
a BBK intake system
yes. he is going to install a chip w/ the engine and tune it to take 93 octane if i remember correctly
he has as much time as he needs. i say that b/c he has the car while i'm at school and not in need of a car. and won't be until may.
over christmas break, i drove my mom's escape

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:48 am

i won't be in need of a car unitl may when the semester is over*

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Post by stanglover2358 on Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:52 pm

Im sorry to hear JR is doing the work...he f**** up my engine build really bad...and charged me for his mistakes without me ever taking possession of the car...I tried calling the BBB but apparently he isn't accredited by them...so I took the time to call a colleague of mine in D.C who does audits for the IRS and he's looking into his tax filings...I hope for his shake hes done them by the book or else he maybe in a heap of a lot of trouble..But from my experience with JR I'd be surprised if he does things by the book. Good Luck!

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Post by stanglover2358 on Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:54 pm

$9800 for a new 5.0L??? dude you are getting ******....thats so JR style...please talk to people and make an educated decision here..


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Post by stanglover2358 on Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:30 pm

Micah---i did some research and it appears that the 302 crate motor you got can be bought for $6500 assuming you got he motor with part #M-6007-X302E* ....so even though his labor cost is high at $2200 im still not seeing where the other $1000 comes in at....I would definitely talk to him about this..in my opinion with the motor being $6500 plus freight roughly $250 and labor (from other shops I got quoted $1200-$1500 for labor) you should be around $8000 to $8500 tops plus the cost of the tuning.


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Post by FRCE_FED on Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:35 am

good lookin out brandon

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Post by stanglover2358 on Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:19 am

Micah....im interested in hearing how thise turned out...did you already order the motor?? If not, for the cost hes giving you id look into a 347 forged stroker shortblock with a set of trickflow heads...I know a motor like this can be had for the same price he's giving you.

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Post by Eagle2000GT on Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:01 pm

Let me know how it works out with JR. I've been talking to him about suspension upgrades. By the way, during my discussion with him he made it clear he has limited tuning options. He cannot tune SCT. He told me he could only tune "black" chip Diablesport.

I"m about to challenge Stangelover. He is totally against Dustin. At 23 I realize he is totally the expert but I personally have had nothing but good work from Dustin. Is the loudest mouth suppose to have the greatest opinion?

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Post by stanglover2358 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:35 pm

I maybe 23, however, I have the life experience of an 80 year old. I own my own consulting and investment firm and am currently pursuing a degree in medicine. I have had several of the mustangs I own worked on at several facilities here in Indy, None of which I have been pleased with, including Jr and Auto Spec. My opinions are respected because of the experiences and professional demeanor I posses. I don't do business with unprofessional people who lack intelligence, the inability to perform a job they claim they can do, and individuals who try to take advantage of others. If you don't like my opinion then that's completely fine. Just don't cry when one of them takes advantage of you. From what Ive experienced these mechanics love to try and take advantage of young guys with sports cars and money, especially the sweet talker JR.

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Post by Eagle2000GT on Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:00 am

Perhaps... But this I know from first hand experience. Automotive Specialists have done really good work for me and they have stood behind their warranty above and beyond what other shops will do. If I didn't live so far away I would have them do all of my work.

Edit: I actually have the life experience of a 60 year old but my wife of 35 years thinks I act 16. I have no idea why... maybe its the Mustang... maybe its the Harley... maybe its because I can't explain why my rear tires wear out three times faster than the front.

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Post by 1fstroush on Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:45 pm

If you would like to know a little more about Auto Spec PM me with your cell number. I will fill you in.

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Post by Guest on Wed May 26, 2010 6:40 pm

guys,
I got a new engine installed for the Pony. it runs great now!
JR came through with flying colors for me Very Happy

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