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S550 Stasik_a4 Down Under Build Build Thread Profile - S550 Mustangs

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If it’s not too much of a bother, everything. I’ve invited Bill to come visit over the summer with his new Mach1. Being in the south now, it be warm during the summer. My trailer will get a new air conditioner soon. I will need the same for the driver during sessions. Your trunk mounted system looks perfect for a car with a full interior. Bill and I both have full interiors. Oh yea….and we are old also. Comfort is getting more important these days. :thumbsup:
These are the items i used to build the system
19qt Engel cooler
Cool suit pump
Drinking water hose
Cool suit hose from cooler to suit cool shirt
Drink bottle
some pop rivets to mount the pump and drink bottle clamp
Barb fitting for the drink bottle
Drinking water pump
Cooler mounting tray
Drink bottle holder clamp
Cool suit hose covers
Cooler drain hose
Cool shirt maintenance liquid
Cooler ice blocks
Quick release fittings
Cooler mounting thermal pad
Fittings into the cooler
Drinking hose to the cooler and to helmet connectors

Some 12v wire and switches i got from auto elec shop, the white marine grade sikaflex silicone is used to seal all pop rivets and holes.
The supply and return white pipe is high pressure pvc pipe i got from local hardware shop, i belive they use it for spa

If you dont feel like doing this all hard work then you can just buy all the gear from the cool shirt.
Let me know if you want any more info, this video is what actually what inspired me to do it my self.
 
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After reading few peoples posts and recommendation on separation of clutch and brake fluid apart from each other i have finally managed to get it done. I ended up getting a GM reservoir and i also needed to get PP1 Auto brake fluid reservoir, but i couldn't get it separate, so i have a spare master cylinder here just in case i need one.
Custom bracket made for mounting the clutch reservoir and angled to the right direction and Castrol SRF fresh fluid flushed out.
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Well it was time to install some headers, ended up going with a locally made Xforce brand, they are 1 7/8 into 3" system which i also got ceramic coated to try and reduce some heat under the hood and also under the floor.
I got it connected up to the GT350 Ford Performance system. Did it at home on jack stands, wasn't to bad and definitely not that hard of a job to do but time consuming as some of the nuts to do back up were with very little amount of turn at a time..20220717_181912.jpg20220710_110039.jpg20220704_215041.jpg20220710_124747.jpg20220712_172330.jpg20220712_172401.jpg20220712_172436.jpg
 

Bill Pemberton

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Looks awfully dang nice for a jack stand job, ha,ha. It will be interesting to see what kind of Dyno numbers you get after the install on those headers -- nice job my friend.
 
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Looks awfully dang nice for a jack stand job, ha,ha. It will be interesting to see what kind of Dyno numbers you get after the install on those headers -- nice job my friend.
If my Butt dyno tells me that there is an improvement then there must be, even if it is just 5HP . ;) ;) 😆 :biggrin:😆🤣
This is my list of things to get done before the Track Day on 27/August.20220717_182548.jpg
 

Bill Pemberton

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My list is a lot easier than yours as it just includes changing all the fluids, switching wheels/tires, and installing a new rear seat delete kit. Both lists include one other thing to complete ----money, ha,ha! Welcome to the Worldwide Trackrat Credit Card Club. That might even be a smart move by Visa, MasterCharge, American Express , or Discover, because a CC with points towards more race parts would get heavily used!
 
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So it continues with some more upgrades. This time we are fitting some oil ballance lines from @Archetyperacing, 3QT Accusump which got me inspired by @honeybadger on his build, oil cooler from FP350s and oil cooler air ducting to suit, @MMR oil filter relocation kit.
After bleeding the oil system it now holds 12LT of oil in the whole system with out 3QT accusump
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FP350s oil cooler with the air ducting
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Oil filter take off plate instead of factory
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Accusump mounted
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Quick release disconnect oil fitting
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-10AN bulkhead fitting for oil supply from the accusump mounted in the boot (trunk) area
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Accusump electric pressure opening valve
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Relocation of the oil filter to a bigger one also.
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Old factory oil cooler and filter removed, no more problematic mixture of oil and coolant causing engine failure.
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Switches to turn on Cool suit, Accusump electric valve activation and also to turn on drink bottle. All mounted in the slide out sunglasses holder with an easy reach from the drivers seat.
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Bill Pemberton

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So are you saying you don't need to wear sunglasses to be cool ----- oh, sorry, terrible American humor to drop on you. But it is always cool to see what new item you have done or modded.
 

Bill Pemberton

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Damn..........you are way serious! I know I will miss the cool suit system from my Boss 302S as the Mach 1 is hot inside on the track, but after a run I do enjoy kicking in the A/C.
 
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Finally got the brakes fitted up, i wend with DBA T3 5000 series 2 piece front and rear disk rotors and paired up with GLoc R16 and R10 pads.
Can't wait to hit the track and see how good these brakes are paired with new fresh SRF fluid and see what breaking G's i can get.

I have also saved some rotating weight mass by changing to the 2 piece rotor, it may not look like much but every bit counts.
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Bill Pemberton

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Blair, Nebraska
Big believer on 2 piece rotors , they also stay cooler along with saving weight! Congrats on all the new stuff, can't wait to see your times terrorizing others at the tracks down under.
 
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How did you get that radiator ducting to work ? When I contacted Watson they said it’s a completely different set up than I have (2017 PP1). Great build so far!
 
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How did you get that radiator ducting to work ? When I contacted Watson they said it’s a completely different set up than I have (2017 PP1). Great build so far!
Yes it is completely different from 2017 GT PP1 to GT350, it took some cutting and gringing to make it work and i woulld say that it is about 50-70% still original. It is easier for me to modify things than to build it new due to lack of some tooling and space to do it all.
 
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Well after getting things done to the car and organising the new trailer in time for the track day today it only lasted 14 laps untill the A/C clutch decided it was time to go and ended up taking out the drive belt and tensioner pulley with it.
Things happened so quickly that engine got hot and I had to pull off the track and shut the engine off. There was steam coming from under the hood and coolant coming from overflow bottle.
After the recovery vehicle came and towed me back to the pits there was just little bit of coolant left in the bottle.
I hope that engine is ok and not damaged 😕 😔😬
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Dave_W

Cones - not just for ice cream
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Connecticut
Sorry to hear about the breakage. Did the pulley clutch just shear off? Fingers crossed that the engine is fine.

Nice to see that even though your tow vehicle is a Toyota (?) it's set up for Ford-ing. ;)
 

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