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X-Pipe Vs. H-pipe

05/04/15

Lots of people ask what the difference is between an X-pipe and an H-pipe.  Sound differences, power differences ease of installation etc.  While this vid has been on my site for years I've decided to give it a little love with a "tech" article.

You can hear the difference for yourself but I'd say an X-pipe is a bit more raspy while the H-pipe has a deeper sound.  They both install about the same and as far as power - it's a debate that will go on forever...but I'd say an X-pipe (...)

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Headlight relay upgrade

09/19/12

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Fox chassis cars are known for having headlight issues...everything from flashing lights when the fogs are on, to blown headlight and multi-function (turn signal) switches.  Basically because all the power goes directly through those 2 (...)



GoPro Belt Mount

08/23/12

NEW GoPro belt mount

Mount your GoPro Hero* or Hero 2* with the J-Hook Buckle* to your belt for hands free action. Whether you're hiking, walking the dog or riding your bike or skateboard you'll never miss the action.   This ads virtually NO weight to your belt! Perfectly sized and fitted - you won't even know it's there. Large openings for thick, wide belts (see images for dimensions).

Also use it with nylon straps for mounting the camera to your (...)



Ford 2.3T Turbocharger and Manifold Removal

03/31/12

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Summer 2011 I blew the turbo to manifold gasket and developed a nasty exhaust leak.  It sounded horrible and performance was suffering.  I originally planned to do it over the winter so I wouldn't have any downtime but I didn't end up (...)



2012 Four Eyed Fox-A-Que

02/21/12

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Well it's official!  The 2012 Four Eyed Fox-A-Que will be held on July 21st 2012.

Click HERE for more info! (...)



New Site

01/26/12

Well as you can see I've completely re-designed my site.  I go through phases and need to change things up but I've very happy with this one.

I'm sure it will go through it's fair share of tweaks but so far so good.

Hopefully everyone likes the new layout and enjoys their browsing experience and visits back often.

Please let me know your thoughts by commenting or contacting me especially if you experience any issues.

Thanks and Enjoy!

-M



Dynomax VT Mufflers [review] (for the Capri)

01/13/12

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I wanted to try to get rid of the drone I was experiencing on the highway...wanted to quiet the car down a bit overall too if possible.  After some research I ended up going with the Dynomax VT (...)



Drag Racing 101

10/12/11

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Drag Racing is in my blood and I love it so I figured I'd put a little something together for the first timer!

Racing at the track is not an easy (...)



Stinger Performance's Plug-in Microsquirt Powered (PiMP) ECU

06/28/11

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When I first saw this was going to be available I knew I wanted it for my Capri - even though I had no prior MS experience and even though I ALSO have an SVO! (which the PiMP was originally developed) My Capri is heavily modified, and while it (...)



Mustang/Capri Headlight Switch

06/07/11

Like new Mustang/Capri headlight switch.  Had it in my 86 5.0 and it worked the lights fine...however, it doesn't work with the 86 foglight harness...I've since gotten the correct one for my car so I'm selling this...Excellent condition.  $25 shipped obo.

Part # E0AB-11654-CA

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Control Arms and Bushings (BUSHINGS SOLD)

05/04/11

HD boxed aftermarket lowers.  They were on my SVO when I bought it but the bushings were shot...not stock bushing size and I needed the rear back together asap and I didn't have time to fiddle around trying to figure out what I needed so I had to purchase new arms.  Bushing diameter is 1.5".  In great shape just need the bushings...$50 shipped

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Wheel Refinishing

01/29/11

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The wheels on my Mustang SVO were in decent shape when I got it but just weren't up to my standards. The clear was chipping and checking in several spots and they just didn't look that great - especially when they got dirty. They were "yellowing" in a few spots too - Additionally, one of them looks as if it was (...)



2011 Site Changes

01/07/11

The new year brings NEW changes for mikemartinelli.com.  For the most part things look the same but you will notice some slight changes.  Mostly stuff behind the scenes though.

The main thing is the site is now completely searchable.  Finding content is super easy so have at it!  News, Tech and For Sale are setup differently now and more easily manageable as well.

I've also added a PayPal button under ALL images in case you want to purchase one!  :-).

The (...)



Chrome stamped steel Valve Covers w/ breather.

01/07/11

Chrome stamped steel valve covers for 302's!  Decent shape - also comes with a new push-in style breather filter.

$20 shipped.

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79-93 Mustang/Capri Off Road H-pipe

01/07/11

I believe it's a Pacesetter piece.  Good condition.  Switched over to an X-pipe so I don't need this anymore.

$50 + shipping



Ford Racing 3:55.1 gears

01/04/11

Great condition super quiet never had a problem. Rear was clean when I removed. Will include red speedo gear.

$100 + shipping



Canon Digital Rebel XTi

01/04/11

1 EOS Digital Rebel XTi (aka 400D) 10.1 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera (Body Only) in black. NEW PRICE $550

  • 10.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor (3888 x 2592 resolution)
  • ISO ranges (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
  • DIGIC II Image Processor
  • Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
  • Large 2.5-inch LCD Monitor with Wide Viewing Angle
  • Speedy Operation
  • Speedy 9-Point AF System
  • Compatible with EF & EF-S Lenses

The camera comes (...)



2010 FEP BBQ Pics

07/17/10

The annual Four Eyed Pride BBQ get together was July 17th in Long Island and it was a blast. I finally got all the pics uploaded. There are a ton of pics that everyone took and they all turned out awesome. It was an absolutely awesome day and I can't wait until next year.

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SVO Info and Specs

07/16/10

I finally got around to adding SVO info & specs. I broke everything out so each car has its own SPECS page and its own INFO page.

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Capri Specs (...)



Updated SVO Pictures

06/22/10

There will soon be a more information section for the SVO which will include some facts along with pictures of what makes the SVO so unique. The pictures are available but the page isn't yet (SEE UPDATE ABOVE). I also finally got around to detailing the interior and re-fuzzying the dash panels - all of those pics can be seen HERE. Finally, I went to the track with the SVO and she (...)



Mustang SVO fuzzy dash refurb

05/23/10

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So the dash panels in the SVO weren't in the best shape when I got the car so I decided to research "re-fuzzying" it. After some quick searches I decided I was going to tackle it. See below on how it looked before I started.

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My New 86 SVO Mustang

12/29/09

After a long search I finally picked up another Fox Chassis car. This time a 2.3L 4 cylinder Turbo in the form of an 86 SVO. The car is all original with 77k miles. It's super clean and runs awesome. BOOST is fun for sure. It's cold here so a full detail will have to wait until spring but there are a few pics of it as I received it.

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Site Tweaks

12/02/09

I've made a few backend tweaks to the site along with a more organized multimedia section. You'll also notice the home page has been tweaked a bit. Overall things should load super fast now and be more mobile friendly. As mentioned below even more updates to follow - stay tuned and enjoy!



New Server

11/28/09

I've moved mikemartinelli.com to my own server. Things should work out a bit better now. I'm excited to be more in control. More updates, quicker updates and a more reliable site should make for a better experience. There are also more changes in the works. Stay tuned...



New Lead Photo

05/13/09

I've updated the site with a new lead photo. It's an HDR shot from a day at Tyler state park in Bucks County Pa with my fiance.  The original pic can be seen in the wallpaper section. I'll try to keep updating the main page with new pics as I take them. Enjoy.



News

12/18/08

I wanted to add a news section so updates could be seen at a glance. I've been trying to keep the site more updated with new stuff and thought this would be another good way to do that. The latest stuff will always appear first. The news page is the first entry! Visit back often as it's always being updated.



Custom T-shirts

12/18/08

I made some ascMcLaren T-shirts along with a few others of friends' cars! They are very popular and available starting at $30 shipped. Custom shirts also available upon request. Please CONTACT me today if you're interested in one of your own! (Click the thumbnails below to visit the custom T-shirts page.)

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Videos

12/06/08

Videos section has been updated with ton of videos of my Dad's 87 Mustang Lx and one of my Capri doing a nasty sounding burnout at the track. (Click the thumbnails below to visit the videos page.)

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Tech Articles

10/15/08

I've added a tech section to the site. It's always nice to find something on the web to aid an install. I hope it's useful. Please CONTACT me with any questions. I will update this section as new projects come along.  Enjoy! (click the thumbnails below to visit the tech section)

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79-86 Capri Mustang Dash Pad Fix

10/14/08

(Fairmont/Zephyr dashes are similar)

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As I was stripping the old paint from the dash pad of my Capri in order to refinish it I carelessly dropped a scraper on the speaker hole area creating a nasty looking LARGER hole...(Note, this was mid paint removal so (...)



Wallpaper

07/24/08

The wallpaper section has been updated with a couple new shots of my Capri...including a cool HDR one! (Click the thumbnails below to visit the wallpaper section)



Wild Rides S-box Installation

05/12/08

Wild Rides S-Box install – By Mike Martinelli Jr. – aka n20capri

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After ripping out my passengers' side upper torque box at Atco in April 2008 it was time to get serious so I picked up the Wild Rides S-box (aka the Stang Box) to solve the problem. It’s beefy, not too difficult (...)



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