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Old 08-15-2012
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Default Finally got some time to install some parts...

Finally got around to installing my 3.4 pulley, Roush tensioner, V10 water pump pulley, coil pack stickers, S/C dipstick, leather arm rest, SHR billet window switch covers, modified my catch can setup, and JBA x-pipe (blew a hole in the stock cats). VERY happy with the upgrades. Going from 3.6 to 3.4 was a BIG difference. Kinda luke warm on the JBA x-pipe right now. I got the one with cats and it still has a trumpeting sound at WOT. Anyway, here are some pics....
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Awesome job on everything.
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Awesome! Everything looks really good! It makes me jealous because I have a pile of parts I haven't put on yet either. Lol. I'm really digging the leather armrest! Where did ya get it?
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Thanks for the compliments. I got the leather armrest at
http://amustangrocksleather.com

Really good quality and fitment. You can get it with just about any stitching you want and they even offer an alcantara option if that's your thing.
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Thanks for the compliments. I got the leather armrest at
http://amustangrocksleather.com

Really good quality and fitment. You can get it with just about any stitching you want and they even offer an alcantara option if that's your thing.
Awesome, thanks bro! I can see a new shift boot and leather armrest with silver stitching in the near future!
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You forgot to grind off the Rousch lettering!

Looks good, I need parts to put in ...
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Looks good!
I need to do the same, i have a slew of parts waiting to be put on as well!
Not sure when it's ever gonna happen.
I still need a GT500 duel fuel pump & an X-pipe to complete the list, oh and a speedster tonneau cover...then i'm done....I swear..
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Looks good!
I need to do the same, i have a slew of parts waiting to be put on as well!
Not sure when it's ever gonna happen.
I still need a GT500 duel fuel pump & an X-pipe to complete the list, oh and a speedster tonneau cover...then i'm done....I swear..
Looks good Josh!

Saleen12c, these cars are never done...there's always something cool coming out to attack your wallet!!
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Thanks everyone! I have definitely modified this car way more than I originally intended. Some of it because I had to (burnt clutch and blown cat), but mostly because I think I am addicted. One thing I wanted to mention about my pulley setup that I haven't seen others do (maybe they have, but I haven't noticed). I swapped the plastic Saleen 76mm pulley with my old Ford 76mm metal tensioner pulley. I had purchased a 90mm idler pulley to use like I have seen others try, but after lots of grinding on the alternator bracket it just was too close of a fit for me. I thought I would get too much belt rub and reduce the strength of the bracket. I seem to have nice tension with the V10 water pump pulley and the Gates K061080 belt. If I want a little more tension, I think I can take that 90mm pulley and swap it onto my tensioner. Haven't tried it, but there seems to enough room.
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Josh,

Becareful how much tension you put on that nose drive assembly or you will be buying another new one. They are only designed to have so much tension. I would get to a place where you have minimal belt slip and stay there.

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Thanks everyone! I have definitely modified this car way more than I originally intended. Some of it because I had to (burnt clutch and blown cat), but mostly because I think I am addicted. One thing I wanted to mention about my pulley setup that I haven't seen others do (maybe they have, but I haven't noticed). I swapped the plastic Saleen 76mm pulley with my old Ford 76mm metal tensioner pulley. I had purchased a 90mm idler pulley to use like I have seen others try, but after lots of grinding on the alternator bracket it just was too close of a fit for me. I thought I would get too much belt rub and reduce the strength of the bracket. I seem to have nice tension with the V10 water pump pulley and the Gates K061080 belt. If I want a little more tension, I think I can take that 90mm pulley and swap it onto my tensioner. Haven't tried it, but there seems to enough room.
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Josh,

Becareful how much tension you put on that nose drive assembly or you will be buying another new one. They are only designed to have so much tension. I would get to a place where you have minimal belt slip and stay there.
I think I may have stated it incorrectly. I believe the belt tension is set by the spring in the tensioner assuming you are in the proper range of movement on the tensioner. If I put the larger idler on it would move the tension a little more towards the stop. Therefore, when there are shocks to the system or the belt stretches there is more room before it hits the other stop not necessarily more tension. Although, I would imagine with a spring it has more tension the more you turn it, but I guess I was assuming that the max tension of the tensioner would not exceed the limits of the pulley. Kinda thinking while I am writing here :)
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