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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 (...)



Ford 2.3T Turbocharger and Manifold Removal

03/31/12

1986 Mustang SVO Turbocharger - IMG_0567

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 (...)



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

My Car Launch

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 (...)



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 (...)



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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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 (...)



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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