Project Bang4Buck – budget build S197 daily/track car

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Project Bang4Buck – budget build S197 daily/track car

Postby badhand » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:20 am

So while we wait for the main project, 'Hellraiser' to be built, I'm going to run a budget build of another Mustang I can actually drive day to day.

Hellraiser is no holds barred, balls-out dream car. Bang4Buck is a practical, all rounder.

Something built with limited funds that will get me to work every week day, and round circuits every track day. So where better to start than with a bog standard, unmodified, ten year old, blank canvass, S197 GT. Character, decent power, great looks, and reasonably priced. With 34K on the clock she should go for years and take all the abuse I'm gonna give her.

So, in line with the MFUK motto - let's "Mod the shit out of the Mustang!" :rock

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Re: Project Bang4Buck – budget build S197 daily/track car

Postby badhand » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:33 am

First thing that HAS to be done is to lose that ugly 4x4 wheel gap and get her as low as I can. First bang for buck mod: uprated springs from Facebook chums - some Vogtlands for a hundred quid. Thanks Nic, TT and Chris.

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No need to blow a fortune on adjustable coilovers. These'll get me round the bends to work...

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Postby badhand » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:16 am

The next mod: bargain Facebook find - GT500 brake kit. 6 pot Brembos and 15" discs for the front, bigger discs and 'Shelby' callipers for the rear. Not sure I'm gonna bother with the rears, but these babies are definitely going up front. I love big brakes. Of course it means I need bigger wheels, so they're on order, along with a JLT brake cooling kit and some other bits and pieces to get Bang4Buck a bit more track ready...

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Re: Project Bang4Buck – budget build S197 daily/track car

Postby badhand » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:52 am

The recent brace of Hurricanes has delayed the ship with my stuff in it, so not much progress on the build. But at least something made it through the storms; Tyre stickers to tart up the P-Zeros. Might leave the 'P' off. Seems apt for the tyre...

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Postby badhand » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:57 pm

New wheels!!!!!!!

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They weren't exactly cheap, but hey ho... I'm worth it. :D

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Re: Project Bang4Buck – budget build S197 daily/track car

Postby Manders Mustang » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:52 pm

badhand wrote:New wheels!!!!!!!

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They weren't exactly cheap, but hey ho... I'm worth it. :D

They're fecking nice!

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Re: Project Bang4Buck – budget build S197 daily/track car

Postby Spanner Monkey » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:36 am

You come into money Nick? ;)

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Re: Project Bang4Buck – budget build S197 daily/track car

Postby badhand » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:40 am

Bit of a windfall you could say.

Lovely aint they? :D

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Re: Project Bang4Buck – budget build S197 daily/track car

Postby badhand » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:41 am

btw. Those tyre stickers are fucking shit.


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