See you at the Elliott soon?Already have a set lined up. Will definitely do a STEEDA tune, some underdrive pullies again. Not sure if I'll do delete plates again tho. I was thinking the Ford aluminum driveshaft too but this one has zero clunk in it and rides very smoothly- much different than my experiences w/the OE driveshafts on my former '09 GT500 and '08 Bullitt. I may leave well enough alone. Some lowering springs are in order too but not much else performance-wise.
Picked her up in NJ Wednesday from the now-former owner, a great guy who took outstanding care of her during his time of possession and was gracious enough to pick me up at the airport. After exchanging chit chat and plates w/said former owner, the Bullitt & I got acquainted a bit, drove to Phillly where I spent the evening w/my son the doctor; then first thing Thu/AM, I was southbound, driving for 12.5 hrs., stopping in Walterboro, SC for the night where I crashed (in a bed, not the car.) Up early again today and back on the road, home to the Treasure Coast of FL by early afternoon and already registered w/the local tax assessor.
Honestly, I'm very happy w/my decision about selling the '19 Bullitt (for all the reasons previously discussed and more) and getting another 2008. Jerry, the prior owner, did some great light mods- bluetooth, backup camera and a few other things- as well as an excellent job maintaining it mechanically and cosmetically- barely a scratch on her. She's a beauty and I hope/expect to enjoy her for many years. I felt at home in her almost immediately. Yeah, it was a good thing. Not sorry at all about the trade.
I will be modding 5177 a tad- mostly cosmetic, some power upgrades. I'm pretty pleased w/the overall performance altho she's way down on power compared to my former '19 Bullitt and GT500, both which were substantially stronger, and that has to be addressed. I did average almost 25 MPG tho on my return trip, mostly whilst cruising at close to 80 MPH on the trip. But I figure another 40-50 more HP ought to make me happier. I'm really pleased w/the clutch and shifter- both magnificent (event tho I keep looking for 6th gear!), so much better than my mushy experiences w/the MT82D in the '19 Bullitt.
Slow but steady.
You are a gentleman and it was a pleasure to meet you. (Sorry about the NJ sticker We're both car guys and get it. 5177 could not be better hands. I bought her from the estate of Mr. Adam (RIP) and took possession on 5/25/18 with 18,359 miles on the ODO. Mr Adam loved that car and took great care of it. He even stored it 6-months out of the year to avoid the harshness of Illinois winters. I promised his children that I would take great care of her. I did and I know you will as well.
Enjoy Lee! I know you've had some time now to get acquainted and appreciate what a special car that one is. Same line in the same factory but sometimes you just get lucky and end up with a great one. 5177 is a great one.
Many happy, healthy and safe miles in the beautiful #5177.
Look forward to seeing updates as the miles go on....
(Currently of NJ, but hopefully FL sometime in the not too distant future)