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#317391 Kept My Boss, Sold my GT350

Posted by docshelby on 24 May 2016 - 03:42 PM

So am I nuts? Couldn't keep them both, no room. And why would you need both? Anyway, the intent was get the GT350 and sell the Boss, a 2013 black LS#662 with most of the popular, forum approved mods, with 332mi. Couldn't do it, had an opportunity to get my purchase price back, and the Shelby was gone. Yes, the GT350 is awesome, but there is something special about our cars, that hard to describe. Some call it "presence" I just call it bad a$$.

They talk about the flat crank sound....nice!  Did you ever hear a Boss in Trackey Mode with GT500 muffs, sans restrictor plates...nuff said!

Besides, who could leave you guys.

   

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#304520 New Boss Celebrity Status

Posted by 302 Hi Pro on 16 August 2014 - 11:17 PM

Over here, there is a small car show on Friday evenings, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at a place known as Johnson's Farm. It's held in the parking lot of their Farm Store and Family Center, real nice place, usually lots of children. Most Friday nights there might be 20 to 30 cars, but last night maybe there was 60 cars of all types in attendance. Took some nice shots with my camera rather than my cell phone and i will post a few as there were some real nice Ford muscle representation.

The Boss drew a lot of attention. Only one there. I met a young man and his dad who really liked my Boss, actually the son really liked the Boss, knew more about my car than 90% of all the visitors who stopped by to look and ask questions. He know production numbers, HP/TQ ratings, 0-60 and 1320 times as tested by the car magazines, and more, much more. I was very impressed. He took some pics with his iPad and then I took some pics of him with the Boss. Let him sit in the drivers seat and took his pic behind the wheel of a Boss 302.

His dad and I chatted as he sat in the car, and his dad noticed "the look" on his face. You know the look, and I just smiled. He wants to be an Automotive Designer when he grows up, the little man loves cars and has a real appreciation for special cars, and he is 11 years old. As he and dad were ready to go, I said, "Hey guys, want to see what's the trunk?"

Popped the trunk lid, (boot), and there was my 1/24 scale KB Boss 302 model, I asked Dad, does he collect model cars? As Dad was saying, "Oh yes, does he ever", I handed him the model, "Here you go young man, this will look better in your collection than in my trunk". You should have seen the look on his face, you know the look, and now so does his Dad!

Very impressive young man, and good to know one member of the next generation who will keep our love for American Muscle Cars alive and well in the future. It was a good car show.

Enjoy your Boss and Pay it Forward.
All the Best,
302 Hi Pro
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#298432 Car Washing

Posted by GHIGBoss on 28 February 2014 - 03:48 PM

If anyone needs a good laugh this is the topic to read.  All this because LSBB cannot play well with others.  The thing I find really funny is if you google search his side picture it comes back to an ad out of Kansas for someone selling a Boss 302.  Now I know with this said he is going to start targeting me again, but I am tired of him causing drama on this page for no reason.  This forum is about the exchange of information, not your personal spot to cause problems.  If you want to do that then please go find another forum to talk on. 


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#304588 New Boss Celebrity Status

Posted by GHIGBoss on 20 August 2014 - 07:06 AM

I actually have two really cool run ins while in the Boss.

 

I was at a street festival a while back showing off the Boss with hundreds of other cars and hundreds of other people.  I was parked with a Z06 on one side of me and a Camaro SS on the other side of me.  Throughout the evening I had plenty of people coming up to look at my race car asking me how I can legally drive it on the rode.  Which is always great when people look at the car and I give them the history on it and it seems like they walk away loving the car more than when they first walked up to it.  The greatest to me is when a little girl about 8 years old came up to look at the car and asked me to read her the signs I had displayed with it(my certification and window sticker) and I read them to her and then she asked if it was my car and I told her it was.  It was at this point she got a huge smile across her face and asked it sit in it.  She got in and I moved the seat all the way forward for her so she could reach the sterling wheel, then stuck my foot in to press the clutch in and start it for her.  When it cranked she had the largest smile on her face that I could never forget.  She stayed in there for a few minutes and then got out when she did she looked at me and said "When I get big I want a car just like this".

 

The other day me and the other half went to dinner and we each took a Boss.  It was a rough day at work for me and I needed to relax and there is no better way to relax than to drive the Boss.  When we get to the restaurant we oh course had to sit by a window to keep an eye on the cars and in doing so we watched many different people walk up to the cars to look at them.  When we went to go leave we had two little boys come over to the cars to want to look at them and they were drooling on them and the funny part is their Dad drives a Camaro.  Both the boys told their Dad that they want Mustangs when they get older. 


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#298175 Boss in Top 51 Coolest Cars--Road and Track

Posted by Laguna Seca Girl on 25 February 2014 - 05:07 AM

For those who still get paper magazines: the Boss 302 is one of many automotive greats pictured on the cover of the latest Road & Track as one of the 51 Coolest Cars of the Last 50 Years.  Blurb describes the Boss as the most "soulful iteration of Ford's 5.0-liter. . . " 


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#282850 No offense to the 12's

Posted by TymeSlayer on 17 January 2013 - 08:21 AM

Just so you know, between the two years of 2012 and 2013, there is approximately one BOSS for every 886,600 people in the world. 


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#298369 Had a fun afternoon

Posted by TimBoss351 on 27 February 2014 - 08:47 PM

I drove my Boss to run some errands today and when I went to pick up my girls form school I used the carpool.  You can get parked anywhere in a big U, but the bottom of the U is right where all the kids come out.  I had both boys and girls yelling out that they loved my Boss, and the best comment was a girl that was maybe a 2nd grader, who walked by with a friend and said 'Sweet ride!'.

 

My girls were in heaven with the attention the car was getting.  I have to keep cleaning fingerprints off of it because my 6 year old keeps hugging it. Made for great pictures though.


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#298254 HELP! Track Key Install in Europe

Posted by 302 Hi Pro on 26 February 2014 - 07:49 AM

Hi Guys:
Just a spectator here, but I find this fascinating. The Boss 302 bring us together regardless of language, boarders, or time zones. I think this example of like minded individuals to assist a Boss owner in need is amazing. It is an attest to the fine men and women that belong to this Forum and their dedication to the product and to one another. This is another reason why the Gen-2 Boss 302 is soon to be known as Legendary.

Nice, very nice indeed.
Hats off,
302 Hi Pro
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#298230 Boss in Top 51 Coolest Cars--Road and Track

Posted by Laguna Seca Girl on 25 February 2014 - 08:34 PM

Here's Mom's Boss:

 

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#292646 Finally got it Pics of my Boss's

Posted by rlay302 on 01 October 2013 - 10:22 PM

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#320304 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca Gauge Pack Install P/N: M-6304GPACK-MA

Posted by TymeSlayer on 22 January 2017 - 04:30 PM

Job Completed. Now to figure out how to use the center gauge!

 

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#308909 What makes the Boss your favorite car?

Posted by dsls584 on 14 February 2015 - 01:47 PM

I took my Black 2013 LS out for a drive today.  It's currently a 1300 mile car.  When I don't drive it, I think I should sell it.  When I do drive, I decide I'm never selling it!  Not sure want I like more... 

 

The sound of the exhaust when I am accelerating? 

The sound of the exhaust when I am deccelerating?  Yeah, the restrictor plates are removed. 

Cruising by people and watching their heads turn?

The way it turns? 

The way it shifts? 

No matter what speed I am going it seems like I am driving fast? 

 

Have had a couple of 'Vettes but nothing comes close to the Boss driving experience for me.  A guy who owns a GT500 told me today that he likes driving a Boss better.  Smart guy.


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#305338 Oil change before storing for winter or wait til I take it out in spring??

Posted by dabossinne on 17 September 2014 - 10:41 AM

My pre-winter storage routine: Wash, clay bar & wax the exterior, clean & vacuum the interior, change the oil & filter BEFORE storing, pour in some fuel stabilizer and top off the gas tank, top off other fluids (as needed), attached a battery tender to the battery, throw some desiccant and vermin repellant in the interior (and set a few mouse traps around the garage), and let it hibernate 'till spring.

 

Why change oil BEFORE storing long term? Combustion byproducts held in suspension in the old/used oil will chemically react with moisture in the crankcase to produce acids which, over time, can etch bearing surfaces. Putting in fresh oil before storing will minimize or eliminate this corrosive process.

 

Although opinions vary, I think it's best to NOT periodically start up the car during winter storage, if you can avoid it. The moisture inside the crankcase won't completely evaporate because the engine won't reach operating temperature just sitting there idling. Plus most engine wear is caused at cold startup, anyway. With little or nothing to gain, and possibly causing more harm than good, what's the point?


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#304281 How many miles is too many miles?

Posted by Gangreen55 on 05 August 2014 - 10:59 PM

I acquired mine in early June with 9,358 miles on her.  It broke my heart when she turned 10K just last week, but I didn't buy her to curate her like some museum piece. I mean, to each his own with how often and for what the cars are driven for...the reasons are as personal as the owners.  As I mentioned in another thread, I came across a feller near me recently, who bought a 2013 SBY new, owned it 1 1/2 years now and only has 67 miles on it...  He only drove it 3 times, and twice was back to the dealer.  The mats are still in plastic in the trunk.  That may be his way of enjoying the Boss and I'm all too happy for him.  If that brings him enjoyment, then all the power to him.  I've promised myself I'm not going to sweat the miles, because I realized I have a bigger grin when I hear that side exhaust from behind the wheel, than sitting in a chair and staring at her (more of a Cheshire cat grin in the chair).  Don't sweat it, keep her clean, keep her maintained and enjoy the ride!  I'm sure if our cars could talk they'd be begging us to please take them out for a drive, like a dog bringing you his leash!   :thumbsup:


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#304141 The stable

Posted by CRR019 on 30 July 2014 - 06:36 PM

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I was tempted to stage all the cars like this for a long time and finally got around to doing it. Enjoy.

 

 


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#302879 STOKED! Just got a 2013 GB Boss

Posted by winter599 on 11 June 2014 - 09:26 PM

First off, I haven't been around very long but this forum has been a wealth of knowledge and an asset in smartly acquiring my 'new' Boss 302. Since May of 2011 when I had the unique opportunity to absolutely hammer a 2012 Boss around Fords Dearbourne proving grounds, alongside a new Camaro SS and Challenger SRT hemi (some turbo BMW, Audi A5, Benz 350 etc etc.) I was hooked. I'm a die hard Chevy guy and was so disappointed in the new Camaro, I left Michigan in quite a quandary. The words of several Ford SVT engineers rattled around my head on the 10 hour trip back to Pa, echoing the genius that was the Boss and the immense effort that created a unique American car.

I was at the same event the next year with a different genre of cars but Trans Am great Tommy Kendall was the guest of honor. On our last day, he gave us insane rides in a 2012 Boss LS, which truly showed the potential of the car. Last years 'hooked' was now caught. Tommy himself, having never driven one of these, proclaimed he may actually look to own one himself.

Grabber blue turned out to be my color and the search was on as of last month. One popped up about 3 hours from me at a Ford dealership in Delaware. The previous owner clearly took very good care of the Boss to the point that my critical eye found no defects anywhere, paint included. With less than 4k on the ticker, and still sporting original tires and new car smell, it didn't take long to strike a deal. Just in time too. It was my sons last day in 5th grade today and some good parents threw a big bash for the sports kids complete with limo. Funny how a good few of them asked to have a ride in the Boss instead. I took one youngster who so impressed me with his smarts about cars (shockingly so actually) to the party and gave him a brief taste of a pinch of what this car is capable of. He exited the car like a king. My son was a bit tweaked because I forced him in the limo.

Anyway, I'll now be really hitting the forums for more info and advice. I have no intentions of major modifications other than some basics like hood prop deletes and maybe some better looking wheels and a mild window tint. Maybe once it leaves the powertrain warranty, i'll think about more work. Thanks again everyone, i'll post some pics once I figure out the problem I just had uploading to the site.


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#301256 Parnelli Jones at Fabulous Fords Forever

Posted by MadBoss on 28 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

Me and my boys got a picture with Parnelli.  I mentioned my new '13 Boss LS and we chatted about Bosses, his School Bus Yellow LS, and racing in general.  Great guy.  He signed my Boss book from my kit and also his new book.

 

 

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#298777 Influential cars (personaly saw, rode in)

Posted by TimBoss351 on 06 March 2014 - 06:16 PM

I was writing in a different welcome thread and thought this might be a fun topic.  Just talking about what cars influenced us, made us car nuts.

 

Of course, like any kid, I played with Hot Wheels, but had a few cars that really drew me to Fords in general, and Mustangs in particular.

 

My Dad was a car guy, and a practical farmer.  I picked up one thing from him......but not his frugality.  I remember him rebuilding the 351 Windsor in our 72 Gran Torino...and draining the used oil through an old t-shirt and then pouring it back in the rebuilt engine.  Ouch.

 

Ok, so my Dad had F-100s, F-150s, F-600s (to haul grain, cows, hay, and anything else in general).  We had a 67 Fairlane 500 in a medium blue that was beautiful.  Then the 72 Gran Torino for forever until a 86 Cougar.  My Dad had a bunch of Model Ts, Model As, a 67  (I think) Flacon with a yellow metal flake that was roughly the size of the sparkly spackle you spray on your ceiling back then.  And roughly the same texture.  Bumpy paint on that car.  But a fun car, although it was a 6 cylinder. 

 

Probably the earliest Mustang was my Uncles 68 GT convertible that he would park in our Quonset for storage.  Loved sitting in that car and going nowhere.  Then my sister dated a guy that had a 71 Mach 1 that was..wild. Insured his paintjob, it was so nice.  Huge power.  Went everyway but straight and passed everything but the gas station.  Great guy who really made me love the big body Mustangs.  Now having owned a 71 Mach 1, a d 72 Mach 1, and a complete 71 Boss 351, and still have a Boss 351 builder...it is on him.  He helped build a 67 Mustang coupe for my sister, but they broke up and I got to have it as a first car.  Great fun, great cruiser.

 

I did grow up in the country, everyone in my senior class that had cool cars seemed to have Chevys and Mopars except one guy who had a 83 Merc capri with the 5.0 in it.  And me.

 

Those were the biggest influences....and now for the one who got away.

 

I went into the Springs with my Dad to take in a tractor crank that needed turned.  At the machine shop, there was a 70 Grabber Blue Boss 429.  A bit rough, as they would be in the early 80s, the guy wanted 2500 bucks for it.  I had 1500 saved from turning over livestock on the farm, and I wanted this car bad.  My Dad would not lend me the extra 1000 bucks to buy it and I was crushed.  Now I look back and realize that Dad didn't have it or he would have helped me. Still...I was THAT CLOSE to owning a Boss 429 in my favorite color.  *sigh*.

 

But on the good side, now I have a Boss that is more reliable, so much fun to drive, and still has the perfect color.


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#295057 2015 Ford Shelby GT350 Coming!

Posted by KeavDog on 26 December 2013 - 06:18 AM

Having been a mopar guy for the past 6 or so years and having close friends that were bowtie guys I can say that ford is hitting the ball out of the park. Looks like they will continue to do so in the near future. I have an 09 dodge charger that I've modified for the strip. I bought a 2011 inaugural edition 392 challenger that I eventually sold after getting my 2013 sby boss 302 LS. My buddy had a 2ss camaro that he sold.
Ford continues to be the best bang for the buck. And the factory support from ford racing is increadible. Walk a mile in the other big three shoes and you'll come running back to ford.
I love dodge styling. Hard to argue against the challengers retro looks, but when they locked the PCM it was a big FU to the performance guys.
I'm very happy to be back in the ford world. They support the enthusiast more than any other US manufacturer by far.
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#294881 Quest for the Original TracKey

Posted by 65sohc on 19 December 2013 - 11:20 PM

Lament not. After more than a year of driving on three different aftermaket tunes today I had my TracKey programmed. I have put all of ten miles on the TK but here are my initial impressions. Let me preface by saying that my first tune was done on the AED dyno over the course of about four hours. As all of you know, AED is at the pinnacle of 5.0 tuning. Shaun was at the mercy of CA-spec 91 octane and managed to eke out 7 peak hp along with significantly improved part-throttle response. With better fuel I'm sure he could have gotten better results but it is what.... Later I added a Steeda CAI. Shaun's inital attempts to provide a tune resulted in the dreaded "Wrench Light" limp mode which is frightening, to say the least, when merging into traffic at 60% throttle and you suddenly have no power. He attibuted this to an SCT error which he promised to and did resolve several months later. In the meantime I uploaded the Steeda cam idle tune. It sounded wicked but was obviously underdeveloped and essentially undriveable due to the inevitable stalling. Gus replaced this with his performance tune which ran fine and allowed me to realize the full potential of his CAI (roughly 15 hp). I switched back and forth between this and the AED. The differences were subtle and they probably made the same power. That brings me to the TracKey. Granted I've only had it for a day but if it is lacking anything compared to the others you couldn't prove it by me. I'm actually pretty impressed with the lopey idle. The Steeda lope was more pronounced, to the point where the car shook so much it was annoying, nevermind the fact that the engine ALWAYS stalled the first time you touched the throttle to engage the lope. Now that Steeda's cam idle tune has been withdrawn TracKey is the only one that is compatible with cats and, frankly, I don't think I would want my car to shake any more than it does. Throttle response is at least as good as the aftermarket tunes. Engine braking is better than than the AFT but less pronounced than I expected, especially after hearing some guys complain that it was annoying in traffic. My preliminary verdict: if you plan to stay legal, ie. stock cats, TracKey is the way to go. It is obviously a fool-proof, refined product. My next step will be a C&L CAI which should put me back over the 400 hp level where I was before.


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