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  1. IronSnake

    Found a gem, got reminded of the old days

    A week or so ago I was perusing FB market. I'm on it purely for the groups/market access. That's about it. Anyway, my luck turned into memory lane for me. Wanted to share.. I'll explain after I give you the story of the find. Searched Cobra parts (or something like that). About halfway down a...
  2. IronSnake

    What to do with an 03/04 Cobra Drivetrain

    I did some work for a friend of mine, and now have a nice 03 drivetrain in the garage. It's a Stieg 5 blower, bolt ons, and a 26 spline T56 setup. He and I talked about it, and I have a couple of options. Option 1 I have a nice 00 GT with clean mods. Tasteful looking. Clean new paint and...
  3. IronSnake

    Parts you wish you bought when you could

    Didn't know of a better title. Thought it would be cool to share/remember products that used to be available for the SVT/older cars/trucks. Some still pop up for sale (BBS RK), some not so much (Ford Racing gauge cluster). I've had a few moments where I wish I would've kept a car or the...
  4. IronSnake

    Who here doesn't have a truck?

    Never realized how impactful it was to my psyche to not have a truck. Traded my nightmare of an 18' F150 off last weekend. Put the wife/future baby mama into a brand new Civic to save gas/keep the future baby safe. I decided to take her old car, a 2012 Elantra Limited, and drive it. It's paid...
  5. IronSnake

    Tax claim question

    I hate this kind of stuff, since it's always up and down. But I think I goofed, wife and I file jointly. I claimed 2, she claimed 2. Pretty sure she should be claiming 0 and me 2 (I earn the most). Having her adjust to 0. Hopefully that saves my ass for this year and we don't end up owing at tax...
  6. IronSnake

    DIY/Megasquirt just dropped a bomb

    MS3Pro plug and play just came out for 99-04 GT's with factory gauge cluster support. 1350 bucks but when you consider it's flex fuel, 44lb map, and general expansion of it, it's a killer. SCT, HP Tuners, and any others have been put on notice. I'll probably buy one if I do a tork tech kit...
  7. IronSnake

    Baby Fever

    Wife's got baby fever. We both love/want kids and will hit a year of marriage in a few months. Both sets of future grandparents are approaching mid 60's, and both have a grand child (not ours). Also, we are in our late 20's. I'll be 30 next year. She's a very nurturing/loving woman and I am very...
  8. IronSnake

    Ford is going to get railed

    https://jalopnik.com/ford-knew-how-defective-its-fiesta-and-focus-transmissi-1836273922 I looked, didn't see anyone else post this. Serious liability that all of this is out, and lawyers are going to have a field day.
  9. IronSnake

    Tork Tech or Coyote

    Been looking hardcore at Tork Tech kits and Coyotes. Reason being, a friend and I are swapping cars. My 65 project for his clean 00 GT. So I'm trying to make plans to wake the 2v car up. Tork tech kit wise, I have a set of deka 60's and a bunch of left over Terminator parts from a friends...
  10. IronSnake

    Are 79-04 cars supply dwindling?

    I mentioned this in LNC, but wanted to see if anyone else is experiencing what I've been going through. I can not for the life of me find a reasonably priced, 94-04 Cobra/GT (avoiding 96-98 GTs though). The few I have found had rotted out strut towers, title problems, general disarray for the...
  11. IronSnake

    Coyote Woes

    Some of you have seen in the F150 thread about what I was going through with my 2018 Screw F150 5.0. But to bring everyone up to date, Ford has a TSB out about the 5.0 Coyotes in 2018+ using oil. Mine used so much oil in the first 4k miles, the dipstick was bone dry. The TSB has you check oil...
  12. IronSnake

    Neighbor Drama - Need opinions

    Our house: On small cul-de-sac style road with only two houses on it. Lane ends in front of my home. I have an easement on my neighbors property for a small portion of the road, and then an easement on the small plot of land our lane runs through to get to the main road. When I signed for...
  13. IronSnake

    So I replaced the Fox this weekend..

    Replaced the fox this weekend with a new-to-me project. I took a right turn at Albuquerque as this is out my norm. I've been coming down with a Cold/Flu since Thursday afternoon so i've had a lot of browsing time on craigslist/FB marketplace. I told the old man I was in the market, so he was...
  14. IronSnake

    Student Loans: Who's got em, and who thinks its a bubble

    Since the cars gone, I've got the ability to put a sizeable dent in my student loans. Which i'm seriously considering doing. Unfortunately my wife's loans are based on our income though, and if I pay mine off, it causes hers to sky rocket (since my standard payment offsets hers). Long story...
  15. IronSnake

    93' Coupe

    93 coupe. 5.0 5 speed. Maximum motorsports -coilovers -steering shaft -caster camber plates -subframe connectors -Bilsteins -solid rack bushings -Mach 1 rack -hd shortened swaylinks and bushings -rebuilt flca with poly cabs Full tilt boogie racing IRS low differential cover 3.73s with...
  16. IronSnake

    To yote, or not to yote, that is the yote

    A while back I started to seriously considering getting rid of my clean 5.0 drivetrain for an LS. I was thinking LSA blower, 5.3, the basics. My SBF is great but it's no dandelion compared to what's out there. Coyote crate = too expensive Couldn't bring myself to do the LS. So I canceled...
  17. IronSnake

    Tomorrow’s the big day

    I’ve mentioned it in a few threads and played it down. But I’m happy to announce that our wedding after being postponed by hurricane Florence is finally happening tomorrow. So I should be a married man to a beautiful crazy woman tomorrow. She puts up with my cars and deals with my stress...
  18. IronSnake

    New position with a new predicament

    So good news. I managed to move into an analytical junior executive position at work from my previous position. Prior I was doing support analytics and cataloging for my company up until the middle of sept. I’ve since transitioned and am working largely in the position I now have, but was...
  19. IronSnake

    It's time to move MW out of MB

    So based on the feedback, videos, pics, and posts i'm seeing.. it appears Myrtle Beach doesn't particularly enjoy being home to MW anymore. Cursing laws, noise violations, reckless tickets for 4k rpm pulls.. it's all a bit "Extreme". I get the over all purpose of preventing idiots from...
  20. IronSnake

    Coupe BBS RK content

    Just sharing some pics from this weekend. Got it going, finished the MM coil over/CC plates install. Gotta to an inner tie rod, align it, stick a fork in it. I'm seriously considering jumping to a mesh wheel/shorter tire though. Not sure if a CCW would look good. But I'd almost want to do it in...
  21. IronSnake

    Hitting the wall, we've all been there

    Talk me off the ledge, or shove me off. I took the car down in April to do the IRS swap. FTBR, LPW, MM Coil overs, all the good stuff. Dumped a ton of money into it, and still, 4 months later I'm not seeing the end of the tunnel. I've driven it 39 miles since then. Spent thousands. Put a...
  22. IronSnake

    Specialty tool wishlist

    Just ordered myself a Snap-on/CDI Dial indicated Torque wrench to setup rear ends. I always end up borrowing one and continually swear it's time to buy one before the next gear setup side job. I've recently picked up a 1/2 electric impact also. Between those two, I can actually work without...
  23. IronSnake

    What would you do?

    These what-if threads are enlightening. If you acquired 3-4k cash monies and were in a good spot financially with only basic debt, what would you do? I'm in a good spot, only have a little bit of CC debt, then the house, truck payment, and student loans. Fiancee's car just got paid off. We...
  24. IronSnake

    Travelers Insurance

    Anyone have their auto insurance thru them? I have USAA and for the lady and I it's like 1500 bucks every 6. Travelers is 800 with better deductible/coverage.
  25. IronSnake

    Traded up twice in one weekend- new car acquired

    I'd rather not make this long winded, but I bought a 87 GT Vert for dirt cheap a while ago. It barely ran, valve cover gaskets leaked, vacuum lines unhooked everywhere.. it needed a lot of work. Top is broken at the back glass, and seats were tore up. But it was overall in pretty decent shape...

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