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    The Return of the TTSaleen

    Exhaust modification – Unfortunately, my custom made 3” x-pipe no longer fit with the wider 6R80 transmission and the Lokar shift cable setup. The good news was that a local muffler shop was able to fix the problem and remake some sections of my x-pipe to allow the necessary clearance and fitment. https://www.facebook.com/superkool223/ Overall – So how do I like it? So far it is really nice. Shifts are still learning as the controller needs you to drive it around in different throttle applications so it can build its shift tables properly. You can set the rpm at which it shifts at WOT and make other adjustments but the fine tuning comes from actual driving around. I have driven about 80 miles so far in stop-and-go traffic and some spirited highway driving. So far it’s working very well. I can tell the Quick6 is learning as the shifts are getting smoother. The transbrake feature works very well and the transmission temperature seems to run around 160-180 degrees most of the time. Being able to drop it into gear and go is actually nice. I thought I would miss the manual shift of the 4R70, but so far I don’t. Plus I can still put this into Sport mode and shift it manually if desired. But this 6R80 is geared so differently that having it shift for you is actually preferred. I still have to swap out my rear gears from the 3.55’s to something less aggressive and add some much needed chassis stiffening such as a roll cage. I cannot wait to get it to the race track and see what kind of improvements I can get in my times!

    The Return of the TTSaleen

    Stand-alone 6R80 controller kit – US Shift Quick6 Controller US Shift makes the Quick 6 shift controller that also enables a transbrake feature. Instructions for wiring are very thorough. I took extra time in wiring this up and making it look neat and clean. I ordered a complete weather-pack connector kit to allow me to make my own connections for ease of connecting/disconnecting in the future. The setup was straight-forward and only needed a few inputs from me such as – tire diameter and rear gear size. Once I got on the road, I had to tweak the setting for the speedometer output so that my reading matched my gps on my phone. I mounted the Quick6 under my radio and ran the wires down and around the shifter area to hide them as much as possible but give me the ability to see the Quick6 display. This allows you to monitor the transmission shifter status, or transmission temperature, or if in manual mode, among other things. Pretty cool stuff. https://www.usshift.com/usq6.shtml Transmission Dipstick – Lokar PA68404 I purchased this dipstick which is for a F150 truck with the 6R80. It’s a little longer than the mustang version, but I used it so I could cut it down and fit it to my car and mount it behind the passenger side strut tower. In order to do this, you have to trim the outer tube (braided line) and the inner dipstick to match properly. The factory dipstick is very short and located on the side of the transmission. I wanted a way to add fluid easily from the top of the car and also a way to check it periodically. On my car the exhaust is very close to this area and makes it near impossible to get to the area to fill or check the fluid, which you are supposed to do when it’s hot (at 170*). https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pma-pa68404 Shifter – Lokar ESS66R80HB This shifter is compatible with the 6R80 and works with the US Shift Quick 6 controller. I contacted Summit Racing and had them add it to their lineup. I got the newer upgrade which has the Sport mode where you can pull the handle down from DRIVE to S (Sport) which enables the stock Coyote computers to go into Sport mode, something the previous generations of this shifter did not have. I don’t need that option as I will go into DRIVE, push the selector over and then be able to manually control the shifts if desired. However I plan to let the Quick 6 controller do all the work once it’s dialed in properly. This shifter has a cable that exits the rear of the shifter. This is really different from my Hurst Quarterstick I was using (exited the front) and the cable is a lot shorter. I had to get creative and drill a new hole in my floor to accommodate the shift cable and I had to modify the plate I had previously made to enable the Lokar to fit in place of the Hurst. After a few hours of mods, it fit like a glove. That was until I tried to install the console. I found there were quite a few places that needed to be trimmed and cut out to allow the shifter cable bracket to clear in addition to the cable to clear. My dremel tool made quick work of this and now the console fits properly. Next issue was the cup holder assembly. I had the front cup holder modified previously with a transmission temperature gauge installed. Unfortunately, the Lokar shifter cable mount is right in the way so the cup holder had to be cut out of the way. This forced me to move the gauge up out of the way. I took some flat metal (from a sign I had) and trimmed it to fit and mounted the gauge on top of the cup holder. After a few hours of modification, it all fits now and works like it should. Of note, the shifter does have a little play in it that the Hurst did not. In other words, you can move the shift handle slightly before it starts to pull against the shift cable. It’s the inner workings of the shifter and not adjustable from what I see. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/LOK-ESS66R80HB Driveshaft - Because our SN95 cars have a different style of shaft than the 2011-newer mustangs, we need their style of slip-style shafts. I've heard of guys using 2011-newer manual transmission aftermarket shafts from Ford Racing, DSS, and others, but unfortunately at my power levels these are not going to work. After a few weeks of delay, I was finally able to get The DriveShaft Shop to make me a chromoly 3.5” shaft. http://www.driveshaftshop.com

    The Return of the TTSaleen

    Flexplate - Performance Automatic – PA26469 They take a stock Ford Coyote flexplate and added extra welds to it to make it SFI approved. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pma-pa26469 Flexplate Bolts – ARP Pro 254-2901 https://www.summitracing.com/parts/arp-254-2901 Transmission cooler fittings – Requires minimum #8 lines. This is a really neat item that allows you to adapt AN fittings into the side of the 6R80 transmission, allowing you to run AN lines up to a transmission cooler. https://pbhperformance.com/shop/pbh-6r80-transmission-cooler-fittings/ Transmission cooler kit - Power by the Hour sells a very nice transmission cooler with fan, lines, and fittings. You can build this yourself, or make it easy and get the kit offered by Power by the Hour. The PBH kit contains the correct fittings to install AN adapters and aftermarket lines to your 6R80 and connect to a trans cooler. However you will have to cut the line to fit and install the fittings yourself. My only complaint was a lack of mounting options with the cooler. So I had to improvise and take the bracket off my old cooler and adapt it to fit the new cooler. https://pbhperformance.com/shop/transmission-cooler-kit/ Cross-member – Stiffler’s cross-member kit - TCB-6r80-KIT This is supposed to be a direct bolt-in and for the most part was. Unfortunately the cross-member didn’t quite line up with the bolt hole on my passenger side. I didn’t have enough room in the pre-drilled slot to allow it to pass thru. So I opened this slot up a little more (about ½”) and it was able to work fine after that. The kit is really nice and designed to bolt up thru the factory holes right in front of/above my subframe connectors. http://www.buystifflers.com/1979-2004Mustang6R80InstallKit.aspx

    The Return of the TTSaleen

    After having broken many, many T-56 transmissions including Viper-spec versions, I decided in 2011 to install a full-manual valve-body 4R70W with a transbrake. This transmission served me very well for 7 years with a few trips to the track including a handful of 9 second passes. However in 2018 (upon me buying the car back after a brief 4 year hiatus of selling it), I promptly took it to the track and on the 2nd pass broke it. It was at this time I decided to not only change the car, but to update it to a more modern transmission that would give me a different gear spread and enable me to go back to an automatic shifting transmission for street-driving and on-track consistency in shifts. After reading online and trying to find where other folks have done this swap, I didn't find much on the SN95 platform that had been accomplished. I hope this write-up will help you as I have personally gone through some ups-and-downs searching, figuring, and talking to alot of people to ensure I get this right. On to the build. Transmission – 6R80 from 2014 Mustang sourced case donor. Completely built by Brett Lasala of MS Racing in Florida. https://www.msr-nogmparts.com It has upgraded friction materials, steels, a billet intermediate shaft, the upgraded First-gear one-way clutch and a billet forward planetary. Here's a great write-up about Brett and his work - https://www.fordnxt.com/tech-stories/drivetrain/build-6r80-six-speed-autos-7-second-runs-billet-bits/ Brett is one of the fastest people on the planet using a true 6R80 transmission (6 speed) and his on track performance and consistency led me to contact him to build me a twin to what he runs. He is a really nice guy and answered all my questions and provided me with insight into my plans with the car. 1320 Video of Brett - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zo2HW3IJm0 Converter - Circle D - Billet Pro Series Engine Separator Plate & Bellhousing Bolts · Separator Plate Kit – Ford AC3Z-7007-A o https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts/ford-flywheel-plate-ac3z7007a · Inspection Plate – Ford 6L2Z-7986-AA o https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts/ford-cap-6l2z7986aa · Bellhousing Bolts – Ford W714012-S439 (Need 7 total) o https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts/ford-cooler-line-bolt-w714012s439 · Inspection Plate Bolts – Ford W500232-S437 (Need 2 total) o https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts/ford-bolt-w500232s437

    The Return of the TTSaleen

    Oh I plan to update quite a few things including - 1. I have to fix the 4R70W transmission. I broke it during my recent track outing. Lost reverse and it tries to move forward in Neutral. What I thought was a spinning/bad track on my 2nd pass ended up being a broke transmission that would not put the power down in 2nd gear. Got it pulled out over the weekend. Plus it is a good time to send the convertor back to Precision and have them loosen it up from the 3200 stall to something a bit more aggressive such as 4500 for a harder launch. 2. The turbos are 10 year old journal bearing models which at the time worked very well. Even now they make great power, but I think by changing to a newer billet design and ball bearing model it will make more efficient power and spool quicker. 3. The safety has been neglected as I wanted to keep it a full street car. However with the track outings I'm planning, I am going to install a roll cage in the car over the winter along with some other things to keep it straight and stiffen it up. 4. Lastly the fuel system is 93 octane for the low boost setting (900rwhp) and I ran C16 for high boost (1200rwhp). But contemplating switching over to E85. I am happy to have the car back. I owned it for 12 years and it was the longest I ever had a project car. Ryan

    The Return of the TTSaleen

    Yes I was there with my azure blue Mach 1 in the Fastlane Motorsports booth. I actually got behind Detroit Riot and Joanna as they were leaving on Saturday and gave them a rev. LOL. Photobucket appears to be having problems today, so I can't post a picture of it. But check out my Instagram account at ttsaleen. Ryan

    The Return of the TTSaleen

    Quick update on the TTSaleen. Took the family to dinner in it on Saturday night. Then on Sunday, I put on my Bogarts and Hoosier slicks and went to the track. Got my best times so far under less than ideal conditions. Car setup - 93 octane 17.5# boost Only stalls at 3200 on transbrake so it leaves really soft. 1st pass - 1.58 sixty foot time and went a 6.13 @ 121mph. 1/4 mile sensors were not working unfortunately. 2nd pass - 1.47 sixty foot time, but spun badly in 2nd, pedaled it twice went a 6.61 @ only 112mph but still went a 9.98 @ 147mph in the 1/4. I feel like on the 1st pass it could have gone mid 9's around 150-155mph. Anyway, it was awesome to be back in my old car and on the track. I never built it to be a track car only a street car. It sure TWISTS up on the launch with only subframe connectors and no rollcage. LOL!!!!

    The Return of the TTSaleen

    So it's been 4.5 years since I sold my car. I had previously owned it for 12 years and sunk a TON of time and money into it. My goal was to have a true 1,000hp street car which it easily accomplished back in 2009. After a few years of attending shows, events, etc. I didn't drive the car as much and decided to sell it and put the money toward paying off my house. In June 2014, I sold the car. Fast forward to November 2018, and I had the itch to own the car again. I contacted the buyer and he sold it back to me....albeit he didn't want to sell it but when you flash CASH, it helps. LOL. Fortunately, he had only put 1,000 miles on the car and it was in perfect condition from when I had sold it. My garage is really TIGHT now! HAHA! Planning to build a separate detached soon, but made the TTSaleen fit next to my 2003 Cobra and 2003 Mach 1.

    Det_Riot's Sexual Teal Whale Cannon Resurrection

    Nice! Glad to see the SN95 is coming back to life!

    TTSaleen's project car thread

    Picked this bad boy up Saturday. Had it installed that afternoon and test drove it in the freezing temps (check out my instagram for the vid). Big thanks to Fastlane Motorsports! Highlights - 9" Ends - small bearing from Moser with ability to use factory brake brackets (P/N 7700) Moser 33 spline race axles Eaton Trutrac 33 spline differential - (P/N 913A701) Moroso 3" wheel studs (P/N 46180) UPR spherical extreme duty upper bushings with larger 1/2" bolts (P/N 2003-88-R) Ford Racing Rear Differential Cover (P/N M-4033-G2) Welded axle tubes and custom brace. Also reused my 3.73 gears and installed new bearings/seals.

    TTSaleen's project car thread

    My stock bumpsteer/toe link arms were well worn/rusted and looked slightly bent. The new ones from FTBR are larger/BEEFY! and fit great. My alignment guy really liked them. The Mach1 handles really good with the IRS and I have enjoyed driving the last few days (even in the rain). Plus the Magnapacks sound really good.............that reflection of them under the car tho! I also took my solid 8.8 and started disassembling it and dropped it off at Fastlane Motorsports for them to start the build.

    TTSaleen's project car thread

    The good news is the Mach1 is back on the road. I drove it last night, but sadly it was sleeting so only very MILD cruising down the road. Alignment is way off due to all new bumpster arms (FTBR) and Camber bolts so I have an appointment setup for 8AM tomorrow to get that fixed. I put the Cobra's Magnapack catback exhaust onto the Mach so it clears the IRS.....wowza does the Mach1 sound good now!!!!!! LOL!!! Hope to drive it tomorrow after alignment and snap some pics/video. Changes made - Removed H&R super sport lowering springs from Mach1 and installed H&R race springs from Cobra onto it. Removed Tokico blue shocks and installed the original Cobra Bilstein shocks. Removed solid 8.8 rear and installed IRS that has the Full Tilt Boogie Racing bushing & bolt upgrades along with their bumpsteer arms/rods. Removed Maganaflow standard exhaust for solid rear and replaced with Magnaflow Magnapack exhaust for IRS rear.

    TTSaleen's project car thread

    So this happened yesterday. If you're gonna be a bear, be a Grizzly. Decided to put the Full-Tilt Boogie IRS into the Mach1. Dragged the Mach1 rear out and going to take it apart and build it up to handle some drag-strip action in the Cobra including 33 spline axles, C-clip eliminators, etc.

    Number Tew's First House Build Thread

    Nice progress.

    TTSaleen's project car thread

    Broke this stock 1/2 shaft in my Terminator last weekend at the track. So I put another one in yesterday and its ready to go again!