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Well not really, another 3 months, I figure that May 1st is a good round number for Calgary, but, it's been locked in the garage since Oct 1st. I figured I would start a check list of things that I need to do after it's been sitting this long any additional input is appreciated

 

1) let air out of tires and get them back to the factory air pressure, I have them up to like 50 or something for storage

 

2) change oil, never got around to it when I parked it even though Norton recommended it, I know. Do I do this before starting?

 

3) a week prior to D day put the charger back on for a weeks trickle charge

 

4) I heard if you hold the gas pedal down it will not pulse the injectors so you can get some oil to the top of the engine. ( thanks Cobra99)

 

 

Before starting should I do anything to get oil up in the engine prior to firing it up?

Any other tricks or hints......

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Had to drive the Shelby the day of the Noreaster last week because the Truck Battery was dead @ 5:00am going to work...bought a Battery on the way home & threw it in the truck in the driveway just as the snow was flying....good thing the GT500 was ready to rock that morning !!!

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Well not really, another 3 months, I figure that May 1st is a good round number for Calgary, but, it's been locked in the garage since Oct 1st. I figured I would start a check list of things that I need to do after it's been sitting this long any additional input is appreciated

 

1) let air out of tires and get them back to the factory air pressure, I have them up to like 50 or something for storage

 

2) change oil, never got around to it when I parked it even though Norton recommended it, I know. Do I do this before starting?

 

3) a week prior to D day put the charger back on for a weeks trickle charge

 

Before starting should I do anything to get oil up in the engine prior to firing it up?

Any other tricks or hints......

Good Battery Tender. There is a thread on Battery Tenders here somewhere. Cars alarm system and time deplete the capacity of your lead acid battery, worse as the temperature drops..

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Well not really, another 3 months, I figure that May 1st is a good round number for Calgary, but, it's been locked in the garage since Oct 1st. I figured I would start a check list of things that I need to do after it's been sitting this long any additional input is appreciated

 

1) let air out of tires and get them back to the factory air pressure, I have them up to like 50 or something for storage

 

2) change oil, never got around to it when I parked it even though Norton recommended it, I know. Do I do this before starting?

 

3) a week prior to D day put the charger back on for a weeks trickle charge

 

Before starting should I do anything to get oil up in the engine prior to firing it up?

Any other tricks or hints......

 

 

Looks like someones getting the itch!! :shift:

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We have had 3 months of winter already. Seems unreal that in about 10 weeks we will be at April 1! We just got out of the deep freeze this week but didn't have the snow that people east of us got. Really looking forward to getting the Shelby out of the winter garage and going for the first springtime drive. We have a friend who just bought a 14 and hasn't been able to drive it at all just look at it in the garage so he is really excited about that first spring drive also.

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Looks like someones getting the itch!! :shift:

His winter storage location is all wrong.

We leave in five weeks for a week of driving the 13 in SoCal. Then back into storage till April and then another 10 days in SoCal and drive her to the 50th in Vegas. One last trip down on the May long weekend to bring her home for the summer. Fall road trip ends in SoCal and back into storage till ??? Of course the 07 is in the garage in case we get a nice day in Victoria. I think I have taken care of the storage itch. LOL

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Yeah It sucks. I havent driven mine since last Friday. :-(

 

It is likely we will have at least 5 or 6 more days of below 40 degree weather this month all together. One of the coldest winters I can remember in Texas.

 

But before you hate me, we get possible 100+ days anywhere from April to October, so it equals out. A couple years ago we shattered our record number of days above 100 degrees with over 50, then the next year we had over 60.

 

You guys keep your cars put up in winter, I put mine up in summer, LOL

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Well not really, another 3 months, I figure that May 1st is a good round number for Calgary, but, it's been locked in the garage since Oct 1st. I figured I would start a check list of things that I need to do after it's been sitting this long any additional input is appreciated

 

1) let air out of tires and get them back to the factory air pressure, I have them up to like 50 or something for storage

 

2) change oil, never got around to it when I parked it even though Norton recommended it, I know. Do I do this before starting?

 

3) a week prior to D day put the charger back on for a weeks trickle charge

 

Before starting should I do anything to get oil up in the engine prior to firing it up?

Any other tricks or hints......

Great to see a fellow calgarian.

 

Yes my car has also been way since Oct. I actually went and ran it yesterday. Yes I know about condesation but I had to hear the car running :).

 

I heard if you hold the gas pedal down it will not pulse the injectors so you can get some oil to the top of the engine.

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Great to see a fellow calgarian.

 

Yes my car has also been way since Oct. I actually went and ran it yesterday. Yes I know about condesation but I had to hear the car running :).

 

I heard if you hold the gas pedal down it will not pulse the injectors so you can get some oil to the top of the engine.

So you feel my Pain, this 6 months of the year is going to kill me.... Was bad enough when I got it last year, I didn't want to drive it and get it dirty or put miles on it. I think I got 600 pr so Kim's on it in 3 months..... Dear oh Dear

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Good Battery Tender. There is a thread on Battery Tenders here somewhere. Cars alarm system and time deplete the capacity of your lead acid battery, worse as the temperature drops..

Ya have one on the way a CTEK 7002, should be here next week. Was told that it may not be smart to put it on full time. Read here on the forum that it can reduce the battery life. I figured i would put it on 2 wks before I plan on starting her...

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I am getting the 13/6 kit from revan racing which is the twin 65 tb, JLT big air CAI, IW 10% crank pulley, plugs and a John Lund tune. That's good for 100 rwhp. Then I am doing the American racing long tubes and off road h pipe and likely som bullet racing camshafts. Should be fun

Yep I have the same kit sitting in my garage with his fuel rails. Can't install since the car is under the lift have to wait :(

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Ya have one on the way a CTEK 7002, should be here next week. Was told that it may not be smart to put it on full time. Read here on the forum that it can reduce the battery life. I figured i would put it on 2 wks before I plan on starting her...

I have the same one with the cig adaptor and I am running it all the time. I do have the lithium battery so I have to or it goes dead in a matter of weeks

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I am getting the 13/6 kit from revan racing which is the twin 65 tb, JLT big air CAI, IW 10% crank pulley, plugs and a John Lund tune. That's good for 100 rwhp. Then I am doing the American racing long tubes and off road h pipe and likely som bullet racing camshafts. Should be fun

Sorry, where does this kit come from exactly? Is it something one can instal oneself?

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Revan racing. They have a website. They have a section in the 13+ gt500 section on svt performance. They offer many parts and services. And yes you can install it all yourself. Some have had someone install the lower pulley. I will be doing all my mods myself including the cams

Cool thanks..... I am capable mechanically on stuff but nervousness working on the Car and scared of voiding the warranty

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Cool thanks..... I am capable mechanically on stuff but nervousness working on the Car and scared of voiding the warranty

 

My dealer is good with it lol. You can do the 13-6 without the pulley which you should be ok. He has many options based around what you are looking for and how uptight your dealer may be.

 

Warranty implications of mods, especially the performance variety, can be tricky. I think a lot depends on the relationship you have with your dealer. Even without the pulley, a 13-6 kit requires an aftermarket tune. Simply installing one of these CAN void (at least portions of the powertrain) warranty. Bottom line: If you're not comfortable with POSSIBLY eating the cost of a mod-related failure, you should wait until you're out of warranty to install the mod.

 

Revan is one of a number of reputable tuners offering performance kits for our cars. (Others include VMP, Lethal, and Evolution.) If/when you seriously consider one, pgodden, recommend you shop around and read a lot of reviews to ensure you get one with which you are comfortable.

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It's true what Norton says. Some of you guys have hard ass dealers. I must say mine is good. Got my cobra, Mach and one of my Shelby's there plus a couple trucks. They put a clutch and synchros is my vortech blown cobra on warranty and even gave me a loaner. All my service mgr said is don't put a big whipple on it just yet and we will be fine...

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All my service mgr said is don't put a big whipple on it just yet and we will be fine...

 

Very cool. I'm envious!

 

My dealer was very good to me and still calls/emails to see how the Shelby (and the family) are, but they're located ~1500 miles away. The local dealer is dishonest, so I don't ever see myself going there. I have to rely on Denver-area dealer recommendations from the members of my local Shelby club if/when I need work done. Unfortunately, that means I won't have an established relationship...

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So does it work fine? Do our cars have power to the lighter socket when not turned on? I know that sounds stupid...... Just making sure

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Great to see a fellow calgarian.

 

Yes my car has also been way since Oct. I actually went and ran it yesterday. Yes I know about condesation but I had to hear the car running :).

 

I heard if you hold the gas pedal down it will not pulse the injectors so you can get some oil to the top of the engine.

What part of Calgary are you from?

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