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  1. Tob

    First 24' Ranger Raptors start to roll

    Love the color, nice truck!
  2. Tob

    Post one newer pic of your ride (EVERYONE!!)

    Great shot. Fantastic looking ride.
  3. Tob

    And so it begins...

    I was unable to generate a sticker but had a contact (thank you!) see it pop up this morning and send it to me. It shows a blend date of 05/24 if I'm reading it right. My understanding is that blend is the point where the chassis and body meet on the assembly line to go through final...
  4. Tob

    And so it begins...

    I still can't generate a window sticker but I did find something else. At some point today I was able to input the VIN into a field on the Motorcraft service page that allows you to access the "As-Built" data for a given Ford vehicle. In other words, my Bronco Raptor is incomplete and at some...
  5. Tob

    And so it begins...

    In spirit, I'm there. I won't be able to break free until I visit Nick to pick up your Braptor's brother. You testing a new tune?
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    And so it begins...

    Proof of life began today just after lunch.
  7. Tob

    Just purchased a 2,300 mile 2007 GT500; what next?

    A write up I did on the FRPP shorty headers some 10 years ago. https://www.svtperformance.com/threads/a-closer-look-at-the-discontinued-frpp-shorty-headers.1037985/ And one on the FRPP Whipple kit some 14 years ago. How time flies...
  8. Tob

    The last remaining S197 GT500 IRS unit

    I messaged Total Performance. Any S197 prototype IRS assemblies they had are long gone.
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    The last remaining S197 GT500 IRS unit

    In 2013, Dean Martin told me he purchased two of the prototype S197 IRS units from Ford and then sold them to John Vermeersch. Is this one of those? Dean also told me he was tasked with driving an S197 prototype with the IRS (he was a vehicle dynamics engineer with SVT at the time, IIRC). He...
  10. Tob

    Just purchased a 2,300 mile 2007 GT500; what next?

    An RIP to the previous owner. I always feel bad when I hear things like this as that'll be us some day. Very cool car. I dig that he did the FRPP shorties as they are rare and a PIA to install. I had them on mine and can relate. Enjoy that low mile bad boy.
  11. Tob

    Let's see those Latest Purchases!

    So how do you like it?
  12. Tob

    Random Picture Thread

    Building a new co-generation plant for the Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors, circa 1991. That's me holding up the hammer, giving a hug to Tony Fiocco, a heck of an old time Italiano that taught me quite a bit. I was 26 and Tony was in his early 60's. Everything we worked with was...
  13. Tob

    Post one newer pic of your ride (EVERYONE!!)

    I need to get the car out so I can take more photos that I never do anything with.:)
  14. Tob

    Current New Vehicle Market

    8k discount? How TF does a dealer sell that far below invoice?
  15. Tob

    One of the Better Styled New Broncos I've Seen

    Dealer got the color right anyway.
  16. Tob

    The wait begins...

    Fast forward to the 9 minute mark in this video...
  17. Tob

    The wait begins...

    They changed pulley diameter for the Raptor R. I see no reason why they wouldn't do it here...
  18. Tob

    The wait begins...

    I'd bet they are already doing that.
  19. Tob

    Jury duty.

    If anything, that's a great way to become the Democrat Presidential nominee. Get your doctor to prescribe some pain meds. See if they'll prescribe Gabapentin for the "nerve pain in your hands and feet" and/or tell them that you can't sit for too long due to lower back pain. Let them know...
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    Bought a Dark Horse with the Ford Performance Whipple Kit

    For the DH they are still using a "mani-cat" on the driver side and the shit GT manifold on the passenger side. They could have used the higher quality GT500 manifolds but they went budget here and I agree there was likely minimum power gain potential anyway (but still). They returned to a...
  21. Tob

    Anyone do a Beater Build...something a little Rougher than "patina"?

    Hey Bob. It is set up for a road course/street. All Maximum Motorsport front and rear. I currently have 295's up front and 315 rears. I could fit 325's on all fours with the flares I put on it. The ultimate plan is just a care-free ride that kind of raises the middle finger to the EPA and/or...
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    Bought a Dark Horse with the Ford Performance Whipple Kit

    Hot lesbians and superchargers. Mm mm good!

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