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About El_Tortuga

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    2014 Mustang GT (Track pack/Recaros)

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  1. Aha. Been really dead around here for months..
  2. Set of 4. Tread depth measures 5/32". They have a fair number of heat cycles them so they are in their extreme endurance phase, but will turn on if you get them warmed up. e.g. reset a PB last time out a week and a half ago. Located in Carrollton (DFW). One small tread splice showing and some very minor chunking.
  3. Very fun to watch Rick. Thanks for sharing
  4. Umm. To quote Eminem, camera shakes like "a donkey with Parkinsons". Fix that and we are looking forward to more of that brake ALL the way in and big power out 'Murica! goodness.
  5. woah. Cayman re-entry was pretty sketch. Not much you can do until the scrub slows you down enough to be able to maneuver (brake, or tighten up). Always enjoy your comparisons. Most of the time, I get it. e.g. slightly different line for the different hp/handling ratio. But sometimes I see "I should try that" variations. Hopefully the reworked repave will sort out the new surface.
  6. Nick is good people. Mostly works but drives some too. Mini if I'm not mistaken. Glad all are safe, hope car is repairable.
  7. What the heck? No reports on the new surface? Inquiring minds want to know.
  8. Coming around nicely. Now paint that valve cover lettering!!!
  9. I've looked at them, considered fabbing something similar, but am happy with using jackstands and strings. And measurements with strings are plenty precise. E.g. when doing a buddies Mustang we were able to identify the small thrust angle in one side of his solid rear axle. He later had it checked on a fancy machine and matched our results. Only word of caution is to be aware if front and rear track widths are different. Other than that it doesn't take much more than a 4 level spots for the tires to rest on.
  10. 2020 was such a crazy year. Work went nuts first, then Covid hit, managed to keep my oilfield job, then the wife spent 4 months caring for her mom. With Covid and living as a bachelor I went nuts. 28 track days. Most of those instructing too. With lead-follow I ended up with 1582 laps/3456 miles on track in 2020. Needless to say, I'm kinda burnt out, especially with coaching. Did a bunch of free data analysis for friends and others. Lead-follow has its plusses, but its minuses too. Either bored to death turning endless slow laps for novices, or costing myself considerable money with wear
  11. Thanks Brad. Good seeing you too. Fronts are non-adjustable unfortunately. I'm gonna have to be better at dragging brake more to the apex.
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