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Old 03-30-2012, 03:38 PM   #24746
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Nice, Michael.

So Bob - your thoughts on the return of Steve Saleen to Saleen and the debacle of the past few years? What truly caused him to resign in the first place?
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He chose to leave but was still a stakeholder in the company. That's how its been presented. The truth seems to be shaded in that somewhere. The company was sold, including his stake, without his blessing. Legally that's a no no. Steve went to court over the namesake because of that and 2 years later he now has it back. Good thing too because it was just confusing as all get out for people not close to that hobby. No fault to the buyers in that process. They thought they were free and clear. The brand name went away last year and many of us enthusiasts started seeing changes we liked. Steve is and always was part owner of Saleen. He just had to push it through the courts to get it done. Hard road for him.

MJ Acquisitions found out that Saleen isn't Saleen without Steve. They ceased production of the cars even though they spent thousands designing one. They just weren't selling. Also, the market is too soft for another "elite" Mustang car manufacturer.

I believe Steve will be working along side the company that bought Saleen and should bring it back to life. It's been way to confusing since 07 for the average Mustang fan. It's just not a Saleen without Steve's hand stamp. MJ made a nice car. I drove one, but it just didn't have that connection and that's what people want. It didn't have Steve's graces. That's what was missing. He was the "competitor" to Saleen. It just didn't make sense. Kudos for Steve staying the course.
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This is interesting -- Wiki usually gets things fairly accurate fairly quickly. Quoting...

"Corporate maturity

In the late 1990s, the company was renamed Saleen, Incorporated. Hancock Park Associates provided an infusion of financial support to allow Saleen to grow. Beginning at the end of 2004, major shifts occurred in the corporate structure of Saleen, moving away from a race-team style hierarchy toward a structure commensurate with an automotive OEM. It was at this time that the Saleen workforce reached its largest size of 435. At the end of July 2006, to much fanfare, Saleen opened a retail store at the Irvine Spectrum in Irvine, California which quietly closed in December 2007. Beginning with the 2007 model year, the Saleen-designed 450 hp (340 kW) supercharger kit in the F-150-based S331 was offered by Ford as a ship-through Ford-endorsed performance option on Harley Davidson Edition F150s. In early 2007, Daniel Reiner was appointed Chairman and CEO of Saleen. At the 2007 New York International Auto Show, Chip Foose unveiled a Ford-endorsed limited edition F150, powered by the Saleen-designed powertrain used on the Saleen S331SC. On May 14, 2007, Steve Saleen and Billy Tally resigned from Saleen after nearly 24 and approximately 9 years with the company, respectively. At the time of his resignation, Steve Saleen was serving in the position of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors while Billy Tally was the Chief Officer of Technology. John Spruill, having last served as domestic programs manager, resigned from Saleen in early June 2007 after a nine year tenure with the company to continue his career working with Saleen and Tally in a different business venture.
On August 8, 2007, Paul Wilbur was named President and CEO of Saleen to succeed Reiner while Chris Theodore, formerly VP of Product Development at Ford, was appointed to the position of CTO, filling the position vacated by Billy Tally.

Restructuring

In early 2008, Saleen began reducing the non-engineering staff located in Irvine, California and consolidating operations in its Troy, Michigan manufacturing plant, relocating its official headquarters to that location. Chris Theodore, previously in the position of CTO, was promoted to the position of CEO at Saleen on August 8, 2008 when Paul Wilbur vacated the position to pursue business opportunities outside of Saleen.[3]
On August 12, 2008 Miedema Auctioneering held a 10 hour auction for Saleen Inc. at 6567 Sterling Drive South, Sterling Heights, MI 48312. During the auction it was possible to obtain everything necessary to assemble a new Saleen Mustang. All factory furniture, tooling, and facilities were for auction. Computers, milling machines, work tables and office equipment hastily piled was listed for sale.[4] On August 18, 2008 Miedema Auctioneering executed a similar auction at Saleen Inc. 76 Fairbanks, Irvine, CA 92618

Corporate operations sale

On November 11, 2008, Saleen announced intentions for a sale of its corporate operations.[6] Shortly thereafter, the remainder of research and development operations ceased with the departure of the remaining Saleen engineering staff in December 2008. A few months later, on February 2, 2009, MJ Acquisitions acquired the tooling and rights to the design of Saleen's supercharger, along with the aftermarket and high-performance street vehicle business units (Ford Mustang and Ford F150-related products). However, the business units associated with the S7 and S5S Raptor in addition to the paint operations (including the Dodge Viper contract) were integral components of Saleen not purchased in the sale.[7]
Originally, MJ Acquisitions stated, "Regrettably, Saleen Inc. is unable to honor any warranties" after ceasing operations.[8][9] Saleen Performance Vehicles, however, reversed their position with a press release on July 24, 2009, stating that all Saleen vehicles are still covered per their original warranties.[10]
The Saleen and Saleen Racecraft brands were owned and operated by MJ Acquisitions, Inc. then Revstone Aftermarket under the name Saleen Performance Vehicles although Saleen, Inc. no longer exists. In March 2011, Revstone Aftermarket, a division of Revstone Industries, announced that Saleen Performance Vehicles would cease production of automobiles under the Saleen brand (approximately three years after Steve Saleen's departure), in order to refocus resources on its more viable aftermarket parts and OEM Tier 1 operations.[11]

Rebirth

On April 2nd, 2012, Steve Saleen announced via press release and his twitter account (@SteveSaleen) that he has, "Reunited With the Saleen Brand" followed by a link to Saleen.com's website."

Here's what I find interesting -- "In early 2007, Daniel Reiner was appointed Chairman and CEO of Saleen." If Saleen was a incorporated ("Saleen, Inc") -- it seems to me that the Board of Directors picked someone besides Steve to lead the way. Steve may have owned stock -- even a lot of it -- but was not able to keep the Board from naming a new CEO. His only choice appears to be his resignation. Looks like stock prices dropped, the corporate venture without Steve was doomed and ultimately the Board authorized the sale of the remaining assets to MJ -- who basically liquidated the company. My guess is that Steve's shares were worth next to nothing. Bob - this gets at your comment about a legal no-no selling the company without Steve's permission. I can't see Steve having a right to approve or disapprove that sale with Saleen structured as a public corporation. When he owned the company privately - sure, he'd have a huge say (THE say). But that's the price of a public offering - you trade your ability to independently run the company for a bunch of operating capital, some shares of stock in the company you used to own and a Board of Directors that is your new boss. Further -- if you read a bit further up -- I'm thinking that the expansion of workforce and opening a retail outlet incensed the Board -- and that led to the naming of Reiner as the new CEO.

Scrolling on down -- it reads to me like once MJ decided there was no value at all in the Saleen brand any longer -- that cleared the way for Steve to try and regroup. It'll be interesting to see what the new venture is called.....and how it's structured. It's no secret that Steve always wanted to build his own car - not just modify someone elses. He had to go public to raise enough capital to try that. And once he did that - he was no longer in the driver's seat. (pun intended) And history is chock full of failed ventures of that type. It is extremely difficult to pull off successfully. It's my belief that Steve bit off more than he could chew from a corporate perspective, and the Board finally said 'enough'.
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There's more to it than the board and Steve not agreeing. However, Saleen wasn't publicly traded. To my knowledge you can't sell without the investors agreeing to in a privately owned business. (Educate me on the details there Michael) Being an investor himself, Steve was on the board. They didn't consult him after his departure from what I've gathered. They wanted him gone. No doubt about that. But they failed to realize that without him there is no Saleen. No matter how far fetched his ideas may have been they should have worked together somehow. However it went down is a mystery to everyone but those involved because both sides point fingers.

Saleen has had many reinventions of his company. The first to go was Saleen Autosport. That changed in 1988 and then again in 1992 and again and again.

Through it all he did keep the S7 and the Raptor in his hands.
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Off Topic. WHAT is going on with the Corral? Place has been slow to load for a long time now. Double posts happening all the time because it doesn't seem like you've hit the button and you end up hitting it twice.

Michael, looking at E30 M3's. EVO spec too. Digging what I see. Might be my next venture/resto. Not sure though. I do have one particular Saleen in my sights. Got to finish Almost 4. Stay the course for now but my eyes are wandering.
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" To my knowledge you can't sell without the investors agreeing to in a privately owned business." It depends on the what the investors 'agreed' to -- there are contracts that usually govern these things. They spell out the terms and conditions. Without being able to see the contract, it's just speculation as to who had what rights.

One thing seems clear to me -- if you were investing in Saleen the company back then, you'd want to be sure you had the rights to the 'Saleen' name. I doubt anyone would buy the assets without that right. I agree that they underestimated what Steve himself brought to the table. I'll do a bit more research to see if I can unearth the actual structure of the company. But I'd be willing to bet that Steve traded the rights to market stuff under his name in return for investors who would put up the capital to expand the enterprise. The S7 ultimately did him in I think.

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"Saleen, Incorporated, commonly known as Saleen, was an American manufacturer of high-performance sports cars and high-performance automotive parts in Troy, Michigan, formerly based in Irvine, California. Founded by Steve Saleen in 1983, Saleen was a Delaware corporation owned by Hancock Park Associates from 2001 to 2009."

Steve hasn't owned the company since at least 2001. Which means others had a big say in direction, funding, who was going to run it, etc. Sounds to me like the new owners lost their faith in Steve's leadership.
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And something is definitely going on -- it want's to double post everytime...
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I like where you're going. Your garage will be ladened with Carolla's on Lexus V8 power and Volvo's with LSX engines. I think a warehouse with a cot and a bathroom would do fine for you and Jean. But it needs to be out of the way and off the beaten path in the woods.
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I've been told by those who are close friends of Steve. Read, those who have dinner and know him personally, have said he never gave up all of the company. Again, those signing details you speak of upon investment.
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I too feel certain he had some ownership Bob. Just not the controlling interest. He could have owned a bunch of shares, but once the share price was in the toilet (when MJ started liquidating), well you know the old Yes song. 10% of Nothing... I suspect not giving up on the company simply meant he wanted to go back to doing what he knew how to do. Modifying other's cars for profit. It's just my thinking that it went off the rails, as it has for SO many others, when he decided he wanted to build his own car.

You could probably dig up the articles of incorporation if you were curious, although even that would only tell part of the story.

We looked at 220 Holly Lane in Charlotte today. Google map it - built in '60, 3 acres, wooded. Dream house for a couple - him a white boy like me; her a Japanese lady (Sonoko). Think we made a 'connection'. He passed away in '10. She's 85. Too much 'nature' to deal with.
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Not that curious. Now that he's moving forward with "the brand" that's all that matters. Helps the Saleen hobby and interest. It was all too confusing for the majority.
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Alright, update time. Got the rims/tires mounted and put on the car. Got the brakes I bought of a member on here too. NOT happy with how they were packaged. Moron didn't put a plug in the caliper banjo hole and brake fluid got all over the caliper. They had some dupont caliper paint on them (red), and it's totally shot. I've disassembled the calipers and I'm attempting to remove all the paint. Not sure if I'll repaint them or not (they're aluminum, so no big issue if I don't). Rotors were fine though.

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First up, just a neat shot of the stock IRS tie-rods compared to the MM units that are replacing them. Thought it was neat.


Me screwing around with mounting the rims when I finished the IRS:












We set the car on the ground today to see how it sat. A few things:

1) I need to adjust the toe on the front and rear BADLY. The rear toe is visibly toe-in, but the front is just stupid.
2) Gotta take some camber out of the front wheels. I think I'm just going to put the spindles on the "positive" side of their arrangement with the strut holes. The tire clearance to the spring is too close for my liking. I don't need the 5+ degrees of camber that I have either.
3) Ride height needs to be adjusted. It's a tad high right now. I had to add some preload to the front to get the front off the jack we have. There's also no engine in the car, so no clue how it'll sit once that's in. I'm thinking about .75-1.00" lower overall. Not sure though. Gonna ask around the forums and see where people have their fender heights at.















Got the front wheels "straight" here. Yeah, too much toe.




Overall, I'm pleased. The fender clearances look good on both ends. Gonna have to trim a small bit of my front bumper (like maybe a half-inch on the bottom inside lip). Once I fix the excessive toe and camber, I'll have a better idea of how this thing will look.

The front is DEFINITELY wider than the rear. Not sure if that's built into the MM front end parts or not. It's an easy inch per side difference. I could more than likely run a 10" wide rim on the rear. There's tons of clearance. Maybe one day.

Not sure if I'm gonna need to add steering rack limiters or not (internal ones). Right now, the wheel hits the swaybar at full lock, though I'm not sure if that's a problem with the wheel width or the toe. Once I fix the toe, I'll check again.

Right now, the front springs (425lb) are pre-loaded 4 turns (~0.5" ?). Once again, this was just to get the k-member off the jack we have. If I had lifted it from the frame rails, I'd have no problem with ground clearance. Gonna have to wait for the engine to be installed to know if I need to preload or not.

The thing looks badass in person. Looks a bit weird in the pictures though.
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Coming along nicely Erich!!! If contact with the sway bar at full lock is the only issue - that's probably not a big one. Full lock almost always only occurs at very low (parking) speeds.
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Very nice Erich. My jack won't go low enough either. I use two 2x4's under each tire to raise the car high enough for the jack. I've been meaning to build small ramps for them and just park the car on them every time. Just not enough hours in the day for those items low on the totem pole.
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Nice to have someone going ahead of me and doing all the 'heavy' lifting....3 pages; great pictures.

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Richard -- http://www.heartthrobexhaust.com/400...5Lecoboost.pdf
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Part one of success on the fuel system makeover.....yippee!!!!

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Yep, they've been out quite a while. Of interest is aftermarket tunes: they are JUST now cracking the code on the new eecs. Very sophisicated encryption. Ford left quite a bit on the table. 87 octane tunes are picking up 60+JP on stock trucks. 93 octane tunes are 83+. And that is still on bone stock trucks.

Biggest gains have been on the torque managemt. For example, stock truck booost tapers off to 5psi right before upshifting. They have stopped that taper and also firmed up shifts.

Not for me. At least not right now with factory warranty.

Honestly, I have not found a time that I was lacking power when pulling the 8000# camper, if you can believe that. It pulls amazingly well without spinning it to the moon.

And if there are any weird typos in this it posted from my phone. :-)
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That's kind of why I sent the link -- looked to me like 42 rwhp/50 lb-ft of torque with a simple bolt-on exhaust change. Stock system could be put back on easily with no evidence of malfeasance. On the Subie, I waited til out of warranty to alter the tune.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:01 AM   #24770
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I suspect they detuned to allow for "upgraded" power levels over the next few years.

But yes, simple bolt on power that easy is amazing.
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To paint or not to paint -- that is the question.....



Old - 16.7.5 Miglia w/Michelin Pilot 245/45/16
New - 17x8 Voxx MC3 w/Conti Extreme Contact DW 235/45/17

New combo weighs 4.5 lbs less each corner according to data and bathroom scale.
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Point of no return on wheel re-finish.

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Wish I had caught you earlier. There's a product called "plastidip" that sprays on almost any surface in a matt, smooth finish. If you don't like it, you can literally grab an edge and peel it off, like a decal. But it stays on as long as you want.

People wanting the blackout look have done wheels, bumpers, emblems, trim, etc. about six dollars a spray can.
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Did you settle on a color since they don't make what you used on your other wheels?

Anyone here have a Fox Mustang idle air control valve? I could use one. The one on my 93 isn't a mustang piece. It locked up in the open position the other day and I had to disconnect it. Really would prefer getting a used one.
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Dang... I haven't gotten an email thread notification in ages so, I just thought it was really quiet around here.

Got one for a post Michael made yesterday and come in here and there are pages I have to go back and read.

Chris,

Yeah, I caught that. Only reason I can think of is either to use on us or to keep civilians from buying them. We all know the military doesn't use JHP as it's against the Geneova(sp?) Convention with regards to war. They only use FMJ. So, if you get shot during combat and happen to live, you won't be as badly wounded I guess.

I shoot only hollow points? Why? I carry for self defense and prefer to shoot with what I carry so I'm absolutely used to the round.

Nothing much else going on. Still haven't gotten a car yet, bronco is running great and this summer's goal is working on the house trying to get it ready to sell.

We've begun preparations to start on baby #2 and should that happen, we're definitely going to need more room and we have school districts to think about.

Aside from that I've been trying to get in better shape for the impending doom that is my 40th birthday in July, lol.

How's everyone else? (I'll go back and read and try to catch up)
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Color on the left is a new color -- a Martin Senour paint formulated for wheels. Not quite so 'in your face' (as Jean put it) as the color I had on the Miglias.

Plastidip's been around for a long time Richard. But I have no desire for a 'blackout look'. The wheels have never been black - and I'm not particularly fond of black on wheels. I just like a darker color - don't really care for silver or polish/chrome. As for the rest of the trim on the car -- I want it black permanently. So paint will do just fine.

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Gotcha - didn't realize the originals weren't black. Yep, I knew plastidip had been around for a long time. People on F150 forum going crazy with it.
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Bob,

I'm almost positive I have one or maybe two of them.
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Baby #2 at 40 - wow Brian, you and I are on opposite ends of the father-hood age spectrum.

Richard - 2 pics below of current wheels (the ones on it when I was in K'ville). The flash lit overstates the color; the flashless understates the color. And - if you scroll up to post 24771 you'll see them again. The sample color plate above has the current color on the right; the new color on the left.



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Tell me about it Michael. Its sure to be interesting. We've given ourselves a year from this past St. Patty's Day (our anniversary date) to get pregnant. If it doesn't happen by then we'll chalk it up to fate, call it good and one of will get permanently fixed, lol.
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