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The Mare’s Build Thread provided here at SN95Source or at SN95Forums

Mod List

as of now (6.18.19) the car is modded as follows

Exterior
OEM Cobra front bumper
OEM style Cobra front lights
Carbon Fiber SVO Side Skirts
Griggs Racing GR-40 Fiberglass Hood
Custom Slib/Griggs Racing GR-40 Carbon Fiber Widebody Fenders
chrome locking lug nuts
LED 3rd brake light moddified with a flash rate
slow rate sequential tail lights with flat black bezels
FJD Performance livery Ver 3.5
Cipher Auto front and rear blue tow straps
TWC^2/FJD Performance Carbon Fiber Saleen T1 race spoiler
FJD Performance Headlight Intake Duct
Modified OEM rear bumper
Madd Retros LED Headlight Bulbs
Aerocatch Front Hood Latches
Spectre Rear Pin Style Hood Latches
Specfab Racing Hood Pin Mounting Plates

Interior
Cobra Suzuka Fixed Back Racing Seat
Sparco Seat Base
Sparco 45* Side Mounts
white face gauges (speedo & hvac)
White LED Gauge lights
OEM mach 460 system
Sparco Ford Performance Boss 302S racing steering wheel with NRG 3.0 quick release and hub

Performance parts
Luketich Built WAP 2V
– Saleen SMS 3V WAP Block Bored 30 Over
– Boss 302 Forged Rods
– SpeedPro Flat Top Pistons
– Edelbrock Victor Jr Intake Manifold
– 6061 Aluminium plenum
– Boundary 3V/GT500 Oil Pump
– Comp Cams Stage 5 Camshaft
– American Racing Headers 1 7/8″ x 3″ longtubes
– ARP Bolts/Studs
– Clevite Racing Bearings
– Accufab 75mm Polished Throttle Body
– PI Heads
– Trick Flow Specialties Adjustable Crank/Cam Sprockets
— Other Supporting Bits
Ford Racing Aluminium Driveline
Stifflers Crossmember Brace
Mishimoto 2 Core Performance Radiator
Canton Aluminium Expansion Tank
JLT Bright Atlantic Blue ram air cai
Fully Torqued Racing Classic Bumpsteer Kit
Steeda Strut Tower Brace
Custom Steeda Shock Tower Brace
Steeda Short Throw Shifter
Maximum Motorsports 4 bolt Caster Camber plates
Ford Racing lowering rear c springs with a coil cut
375lb Hypercoil and Maximum Motorsports front Coil-Over kit
Maximum Motorsports tubular A-arms w/Delrin bushings
Maximum Motorsports Pan-Hard Bar
Magnaflow 4×9 performance mufflers
twin 3 in tips with custom side exhaust piping
Ford Racing speedo re-calibrator
01 Bullitt Rear 8.8 Differential
Stoptech Cryogenically Treated slotted Rotors
EBC Orange Stuff Front Race Pads
Hawk HP Plus Rear race/track pads
13in front and 11.65in rear Cryo Treated Stoptech slotted rotors w/bullitt twin piston calipers
Maximum Motorsports SS front brake hoses
Maximum Motorsport Bilstein Sport struts
Maximum Motorsports Solid Motor Mounts
Maximum Motorsports Solid Steering Rack Bushings for stock K-Member
Maximum Motorsports Solid Steering Shaft
Optima Red Top Battery
Maximum Motorsports Firewall Adjuster
Maximum Motorsports Aluminium Clutch Quadrant
Quantum 340LPH High Flow Fuel Pump
Quantum 5/16″ High Flow Viton Fuel Check Valve
SPEC Stage 3 Clutch
RAM Billet Aluminium Flywheel
Ford Performance Throwout Bearing
Ford Performance Clutch Fork
Custom 3″ to 2.5″ Collector
Custom 2.5” X pipe
Turner Motorsports 6oz Baffled Oil Catch Can
Maximum Motorsports Heavy Duty Rear Lower Control Arms (99-04)
Eibach Rear Sway Bar
WedsSport TC105X 18×10.5 ET 12 w/Custom Wheel Spacers and Hub Rings
Yokohama/Advan A052 200TW Tire 315/30/18
Ford Racing 3.73 Ring and Pinion
Ford Racing Boss 302 Torsen T2R
Mosler 31 Spline axles
ARP 3″ Front extended wheel studs
ARP 2.5” Rear extended wheel studs
Ford Racing Differential Cover/Girdle
Ford Racing Diff Install Kit with Bearings

Recent Posts

Hey there Guys and Gals and welcome to this months TDR! FJD Performance yet again ran a private track day with Signature Wheel, Ford Performance Racing School and Griggs Racing *eeeeee!* (fan girl moment…). This time around we found ourselves visiting Big Willow at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA.

Unfortunately due to scheduling FJD Performance did not make an appearance at this years Fabulous Fords, but we plan to be there next year. We did however meet up with some friends from Codfod Autosports and Madd Retros/Motorsports.

Starting off Monday we got around the big boys from Griggs Racing and made some new friendships as well as rekindled old ones with friends from previous track days. Just by happenstance Jonathan Winker of Recon Racing was in the area, so we had to invite him out to the track! It was an absolute pleasure getting to meet him and share some knowledge, and we look forward to sharing the track with him in the near future!

This time around we ran in the advanced group, but the advanced group at this event was with drivers from the Fast as Fvck group in the last one! Drivers like Steve Libby in his GR40 Cobra and the guys from the Ford Performance Racing School in their FP350S  blessed FJD Performance with  their incredible speed on track, but in reality we just tried to get out of their way. We were completely humbled and honored to have been running with these guys, and to also have been considered a good enough driver to have been asked to instruct the Beginner group and help in lead follows. A hallmark for FJD Performance for sure.

Our first on track was an easy one getting to find the lines and get an idea for the track. By the end of the warmup session we did the lead follow with 4 guys behind us from the beginner group and come the 2nd session 101 was in the tank with the race tune loaded up! The 2nd session of the day gave us our 2 fastest times of the day with a 1:40.465 and a 1:40.783. Theoretically we could have seen a 1:39.647 based off all of our fastest sectors in that second session, but we averaged about a 1:42 throughout the rest of the day.

The Mare did great on track, but we were running into overheating issues after that 2nd session and found the coolant tank was boiling out coolant from the cap. Thankfully this was before Jonathan had to fly back, so Frank got to share some thoughts with him. On average we saw the temp getting up to the “A” in Normal, so we would back off and return to the paddock early in the remaining sessions we ran. In addition to the heat issues – and this isn’t really an issue – we were not able to get the car up past 120mph on track! Now this could have also been an added factory from the winds, but it looks like the time for some more aero on the Mare is slowly creeping up!

All in all the day was an absolute blast and we can’t wait to get out there again with this crew of drivers! Enjoy these photos taken by our good buddy Rob Gluckman!

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One comment on “Track Day Recollection: Willow Springs Big Willow 4.15

  1. Simon says:

    Super pics guys, makes me wanna have a go mmmmmm.

    Like

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