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250+ Pics and Coverage from PRI 2018
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250+ Pics and Coverage from PRI 2018

Let me tell you, a couple days can come and go faster than you'd believe. Such was the case with PRI 2018. I know you've guys heard me extol the virtues of the show. PRI is easily one of the highlights of the year for me. It has a lot of the hard care racing tools and equipment that either don't make it or get lost in the mix at SEMA, while also being a more private/personal atmosphere...
12 Isn't Enough - Crank It To 19 | Lethal Performance 19 Days of Christmas Sale
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12 Isn't Enough - Crank It To 19 | Lethal Performance 19 Days of Christmas Sale

Hot on the heels of their Black Friday Purge, the crew at Lethal Performance have begun their annual Christmas Sale. For 2018 it is bigger than ever, with a new sale running everyday for 19 DAYS. We are well into the sale at this point, but there are still huge sales on the horizon. Deals on Spec Clutches, Stainless Works Exhaust, Vortech/Paxton Superchargers, and Tunes from Li Tuning and Palm Beach Dyno are still on deck...
Coyote Swapped 03 Cobra Update
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Coyote Swapped 03 Cobra Update

Been away from the forums for a while, figured I would post a brief update. Last I was on here my car was a TVS 4R70W car. In the fall of 2015 I began transitioning the car over to more of a track car. My goals were 7 second quarter mile times, 4 second 1/8 mile times, 180+ mph, and 1.1X 60' times, all while still being able to drive the car on the street. Anyone that knows me knows that I am extremely OCD, especially when it comes to working on cars. I wanted the car to be able to drive the car to the local car cruise in, win a car show, and bust off a 7 second pass. So I set out to build the car I dreamed of...
New SVTP Merchandise | Introducing the VooDoo T-Shirt and Hoodie | Available for Pre-Order Now
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New SVTP Merchandise | Introducing the VooDoo T-Shirt and Hoodie | Available for Pre-Order Now

As you may have noticed by now, we've altered the SVTP logo. What you see at the top of the page is not the finished graphic that will ultimately occupy that location, but it is 95% there. The final version will be a bit more polished.

However, based on this logo change I'd like to debut some new SVTP swag. I like to call this new design VooDoo. It builds on the success of our previous Trinity and Coyote. It will be available in our premium athletic fit t-shirts and, for the first time in SVTP history, a zip-up hoodie...
14" 4 Piston Wilwood Big Brake Kit by Full Tilt Boogie Racing
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14" 4 Piston Wilwood Big Brake Kit by Full Tilt Boogie Racing

Hey guys! I'm sure some of you have seen some of my videos and posts on the new kit I have been testing for Full Tilt Boogie Racing. It's the 14inch 4 piston Wilwood kit. Here is an in depth look at the kit. Will be doing a review and hard road test video coming soon like I said in the video. The kit is up on their site. So far the kit is Insane...
Lethal Performance Black Friday Insanity | Can You Handle the Savings???
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Lethal Performance Black Friday Insanity | Can You Handle the Savings???

It’s that time of year again, Black Friday will soon me upon us. And for SVTP Members that can only mean one thing; ridiculous deals from Lethal Performance. For over a decade Lethal has been slinging major deals around the Holidays. However, for 2018 they have completely beyond anything we’ve seen before. And I’m not just talking about them filming their own version of The Purge:
Yakima Outdoor Adventure Accessories Available for 2019 Ford Ranger
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Yakima Outdoor Adventure Accessories Available for 2019 Ford Ranger

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 13, 2018 – To better meet the needs of adventure-seeking Ford customers, Ford Accessories will offer Yakima outdoor adventure products through Ford dealerships starting with the launch of the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger in early 2019.

Ranger customers will be able to select from a range of available Yakima accessories, and can choose to add the cost to their vehicle financing. For added convenience, all Yakima accessories purchased through a Ford dealership come with a 3-year or 36,000-mile Ford warranty; extended warranties also are available.
SVTPerformance.com Turns 18 | Just in Time to Vote in Florida
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SVTPerformance.com Turns 18 | Just in Time to Vote in Florida

November is a special time for SVTP. See, Nov. 12th, 2000 was the day that the vBulletin version of SVTPerformance.com came online. There was a short-lived prior version of SVTP before the vB site, but we generally celebrate Nov. as the birth month of the site as we know it. It has grown and changed a lot over the years, but the camaraderie the SVTP community shares remains a constant. It’s the members that really make this site special.

Since SVTP is turning 18 (it can buy beer in Canada now) this year we felt it was time for a fresh round of software mods, to give you guys an even better experience on the site. Building on the software upgrades we performed two years ago we be adding features that will make the posting and browsing process much more streamlined...
NEW 2019 FORD GT CARBON SERIES ATTACKS TRACKS, AND THE DRIVE HOME
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NEW 2019 FORD GT CARBON SERIES ATTACKS TRACKS, AND THE DRIVE HOME

The Ford GT Carbon Series will be shredding tracks soon as the lightest of the road-going Ford supercars – and unlike its sibling racer, it will want to be driven home after time sheets are collected.

The new limited-edition model drops nearly 40 pounds with a host of lightweighting innovations such as carbon fiber wheels, a titanium exhaust, titanium lugnuts and a polycarbonate rear hatch with additional venting.''
NEW LE MUSTANG COMES TO LIFE THROUGH FORD PERFORMANCE AND RTR VEHICLES COLLABORATION
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NEW LE MUSTANG COMES TO LIFE THROUGH FORD PERFORMANCE AND RTR VEHICLES COLLABORATION

World champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his RTR Vehicles team are working with Ford Performance to provide a definitive collaboration of style, performance and fun with the new Series 1 Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance – the latest addition to the Mustang family.

“Our goal was to take the driving and owner experience of the iconic Ford Mustang to the next level,” said Gittin, President and Chief Fun-Haver of RTR Vehicles. “This collaboration has created a Mustang that offers smile-inducing street driving, diverse capability on the track and a very distinctive owner experience for those looking to stand out from the crowd.”
Opportunity Cost | What Did We Miss-Out-On Because of the GT350's FPC 5.2L VooDoo V8?
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Opportunity Cost | What Did We Miss-Out-On Because of the GT350's FPC 5.2L VooDoo V8?

A few months ago I was talking to a former Ford employee who spent a little time at SVT. He was around when the team was developing the Shelby GT350 Mustang, so naturally our conversation started to drift towards that topic. I’m always interested in hearing the thoughts and theories behind why certain decisions are made during the development process, and the GT350 certainly has lots of details to explore. Eventually our conversation turned to the Flat Plane Crank (“FPC”) equipped 5.2L VooDoo engine. That’s when he laid a bit of knowledge on me that I wasn’t quite prepared for. He told me just what that FPC program cost the Ford enthusiast community.
The Miracle of Modern Tuning – What EFI Tuning has Done for the Aftermarket Industry
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The Miracle of Modern Tuning – What EFI Tuning has Done for the Aftermarket Industry

Have you ever had the chance to look at a vintage Go-Fast Parts catalog from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, etc? The big ticket items tended to be cylinder heads, cams, and intakes. That’s where you were going to find your biggest gains on most engines of the era. However, when it comes to modern performance engines aftermarket major hard parts are nearly nonexistent. While there are about 65,000 different aftermarket cylinder heads for a small-block Chevy, there’s only one for Ford Modular engines. And that one choice is for a 2V. Non-Factory Modular intake manifold options can be counted on a couple of hands, but there is a decent selection of off-the-shelf and custom-grind camshafts. What the modern gear head has that our...
Victory Lap | SVTP Tool-Tech | Various Bottle Openers
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Victory Lap | SVTP Tool-Tech | Various Bottle Openers

This is the end of our first series of SVTP Tool-Tech Articles/Videos, and like the end of (and oftentimes during) any good job you’re going to need a tasty beverage. If you’re like me, your drink selection is often contained in a frosty bottle and you’re going to need a way to get in. True; it would be simple enough to grab a pair of pliers, or more manly to use a Titanium Fixed Blade Knife (more on that later), but nothing quite as satisfying as successfully employing the correct tool for the job.
Rumor of the Moment | All-New "Mustang Week" at Daytona Beach, FL | July 15th-20th 2019
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Rumor of the Moment | All-New "Mustang Week" at Daytona Beach, FL | July 15th-20th 2019

SVTP was privy to a little insider information about a new Ford-Centered event preparing to break cover next year. It will be titled Mustangs At Dayton, and is set to take place July 15th to 20th, 2019. If those dates sound familiar it's likely because Mustang Week at Myrtle Beach used to be held around that week before moving the event to September in 2017.
FoMoCo Game Changer | The 2019 Lincoln Aviator Platform
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FoMoCo Game Changer | The 2019 Lincoln Aviator Platform

Many may not realize this, but with the introduction of the 2019 Lincoln Aviator at the 2018 New York International Auto Show we are getting our first look at an all-new platform from FoMoCo. At first glance this news might not seem like much to be concerned with. However, if you’re a fan of performance you might want to take note. “Why,” you may ask? Well it’s really quite simple. The Aviator’s underpinnings represent the first time Ford has designed and produced a RWD Uni-Body SUV chassis in the US.
NEW 2019 FORD GT HERITAGE EDITION HONORS MOST FAMOUS PAINT SCHEME IN MOTORSPORTS (GULF)
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NEW 2019 FORD GT HERITAGE EDITION HONORS MOST FAMOUS PAINT SCHEME IN MOTORSPORTS (GULF)

]DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 24, 2018 – The new 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition honors the legendary American Gulf Oil-sponsored Ford GT40 by featuring the most famous paint scheme in motorsports – plus a set of additional exclusive touches.

“Many view the Gulf Oil paint scheme as the most famous in motorsports,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, global operations. “The 1968 GT40 quickly became a global sensation after beating its European competitors on the track four times in a row, and in honor of the 50th anniversary of its win, we’re paying fresh tribute to the original with a new heritage limited edition.”
10 Millionth Ford Mustang Produced Today
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10 Millionth Ford Mustang Produced Today

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 8, 2018 – Ford is celebrating the production of its 10 millionth Mustang – America’s best-selling sports car of the last 50 years and the world’s best-selling sports car three years straight.

The 10 millionth Ford Mustang is a high-tech, 460 horsepower 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible equipped with the latest driver assist technology and built at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. The first serialized Mustang (VIN 001) produced in 1964 was the same color and model with a three-speed manual transmission and 164 horsepower V8...
Air Evacuation | SVTP Tool-Tech | UView - Airlift Cooling System Rad-Vac
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Air Evacuation | SVTP Tool-Tech | UView - Airlift Cooling System Rad-Vac

This is one tool that I never thought would get as much use as it does. I’m constantly surprised how often I find myself reaching into my tool box for my UView - Airlift Cooling System Rad-Vac. Basically anytime you break into the cooling system on your vehicle you should be pulling a vacuum on system to make sure it’s properly filled and that there are no leaks. That goes air-to-water intercooled supercharger systems too...
Big Bore Details | Ford's Godzilla (7X) V8 Engine | Plus a New Name
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Big Bore Details | Ford's Godzilla (7X) V8 Engine | Plus a New Name

In our previous Ford 7X Engine Article we mentioned that we have a bit more insider information to share. While this some of this info is single source, I have been able to confirm a good deal of it as completely accurate. I am 100% certain that the engine is a 2-Valve Pushrod V8 with Aluminum Cylinder Heads. They will carry on with the Ford tradition of being clamped to the block with 4 Bolts around each cylinder. It is going to be direct injected, and it will be built at Ford’s Windsor, ON Canada Engine Plant...
Monsters Among US - More Details Emerge on Ford's New Godzilla (7X) V8 Engine
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Monsters Among Us - More Details Emerge on Ford's New Godzilla (7X) V8 Engine

Fresh on the heels of the last article blowing the lid on Ford's upcoming 7.3L OHV V8, we have even more details. Some of the specs I'm about to go into have been confirmed by multiple sources, and a few are single source. More interestingly, I have gotten a look at the actual cylinder heads. Let me start out by saying, based on the heads alone this engine has the potential to be special.

First off, the valves and ports all look enormous. I have been told, but cannot confirm, that that the intake valves measure out at 2.20-Inches in diameter. If that is the case that would mean...


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