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Tearing down the motor tomorrow to examine what Ford really used as far as parts go. Then we will be stuffing forged I-beam rods and forged pistons. Building short block for 1200+ Hp.
We will also be examining the fuel system and upgrading with Fore products. Followed with a big power adder. Now just need more time in the day!
 

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Now you're talking my language! Post up some pics of the stock internals once you pull them. I'm sure we would all be interested to see what's being used in these bad boys.
 

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Well, some interesting parts. Good and bad. Might have found our whining noise from the trans. Looks like an issue with the way Ford installed the pilot bearing. More details to come.
 

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Well, some interesting parts. Good and bad. Might have found our whining noise from the trans. Looks like an issue with the way Ford installed the pilot bearing. More details to come.
Now that's interesting. Hopefully you can come up with a fix for that whining noise.
 

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Well we won't no for sure until our motor is done and back in the car if the whining noise is gone. But we did find a failure in the pilot bearing when the factory mated the trans to the motor. We documented it for Ford to review.

Stock clutch is crap and shows heavy wear already. The tune limits the amount of torque that can be applied by limiting rpm. This keeps the stock clutch healthy under most conditions. Looks like Ford wanted a light clutch set up for a quick rev. at the sacrifice of applying torque. We found several other under built items to save weight and rotating mass. Ford really took a different approach to this motor.

Now on to build the motor and solve some weak issues. BTW, when the car is completed and tested it will go up for sale. In case anyone is interested in having the ultimate GT350. We will gladly discuss details with potential buyers only. Car will make appearances in early spring.
 

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Well we won't no for sure until our motor is done and back in the car if the whining noise is gone. But we did find a failure in the pilot bearing when the factory mated the trans to the motor. We documented it for Ford to review.

Stock clutch is crap and shows heavy wear already. The tune limits the amount of torque that can be applied by limiting rpm. This keeps the stock clutch healthy under most conditions. Looks like Ford wanted a light clutch set up for a quick rev. at the sacrifice of applying torque. We found several other under built items to save weight and rotating mass. Ford really took a different approach to this motor.

Now on to build the motor and solve some weak issues. BTW, when the car is completed and tested it will go up for sale. In case anyone is interested in having the ultimate GT350. We will gladly discuss details with potential buyers only. Car will make appearances in early spring.

I'm following your thread and very curious to see what you come up with.
Also,
Does any of the items that your doing, automatically void the warranty?
 

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If you read Ford's warranty they can void it the 1st time your car hits the track. Any proof it has been raced, like photos or whatever is grounds to void warranty.
Of coarse, as soon as you pull the motor, warranty is surely voided!
Now as far as using some of our knowledge and parts we hope to bring to market, maybe not. Right now we are working with an awesome clutch company to hopefully offer an upgraded clutch.
An upgraded clutch will not void warranty. If you purchase a tune from us, typically if you remove it before service it does not cause problems. Cold air kits, exhaust work typically does not.

I will be emailing Ford today about our trans noise findings. Interested in their response. Meeting with our clutch manufacture today also. Motor has been torn down and we are making decisions on what internals we are going to use. Will most likely be 4 weeks or so before the motor is back together. We have other work in the shop to complete also! I will try to post a few times a week, if anyone has questions just pm me direct.
 

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do you really thinks he gives a rats obama about a warranty?

No, I don't think he really cares about the warranty...but who knows, maybe the next weekend warrior guy who does care, might think twice before tinkering with his new car. Oh, and yes I'm curious...
 

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If you read Ford's warranty they can void it the 1st time your car hits the track. Any proof it has been raced, like photos or whatever is grounds to void warranty.
Of coarse, as soon as you pull the motor, warranty is surely voided!
Now as far as using some of our knowledge and parts we hope to bring to market, maybe not. Right now we are working with an awesome clutch company to hopefully offer an upgraded clutch.
An upgraded clutch will not void warranty. If you purchase a tune from us, typically if you remove it before service it does not cause problems. Cold air kits, exhaust work typically does not.

I will be emailing Ford today about our trans noise findings. Interested in their response. Meeting with our clutch manufacture today also. Motor has been torn down and we are making decisions on what internals we are going to use. Will most likely be 4 weeks or so before the motor is back together. We have other work in the shop to complete also! I will try to post a few times a week, if anyone has questions just pm me direct.
Hey Rodney,
Thanks for keeping us in the loop with your project- do you intend to post the response from Ford? Thanks
 

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I do intend to post a response from Ford. I submitted it to them earlier last week. It went to my contact in motorsports engineering and was passed on to the powertrain division.
I am also working with one hell of a clutch manufacture to develop a solution for the clutches. Will have details soon on it.
 
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