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  • edwardb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
    edwardb replied to a thread Wiring Question in Roadster
    The speed dial was a fix issued by Ford sometime after the 2011 Coyote crates were released to solve a stalling problem. It was never included with...
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    Yesterday, 08:08 PM
    1. Not sure what your concern is about drilling powder coated panels. No big deal. Center punch it like you would normally and drill away. The powder...
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  • Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    Ooooooh, was that a low blow and carefully crafted thinly veiled jab at the Chevy from Rich ;) Jeff
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  • Gumball's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:22 PM
    Gumball replied to a thread Cobra Striping in Roadster
    "Racing" stripes were originally just that - something used on race cars to identify them based on a change in car construction. In the early days...
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  • Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    Same way they used to gripe about the beak on the perky butt---then after FFR did away with it they found out that without it the license plate wont...
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  • ThickCobra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:49 PM
    ThickCobra started a thread Cobra Striping in Roadster
    I have read that the original Cobras were not striped from the factory. Is there any history on when and why stripes were showing up on these cars....
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  • Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 06:44 PM
    Jeff Kleiner replied to a thread Hood Scoop in Roadster
    They are not the same. Jeff
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    10-16-2017, 12:58 PM
    Jeff Kleiner replied to a thread Hood Scoop in Roadster
    Correct...do not bond the ABS scoop to a 'glass hood. It'll come back to haunt you later. I've found early Mk4 fiberglass scoops (what was supplied...
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  • edwardb's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 07:24 AM
    For your other question, lube the rubber bushings where the sway bar attaches to the chassis. Don't worry about the Heim joints with that lube. What...
    44 replies | 1544 view(s)
  • Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 08:38 AM
    Notwithstanding a wiring error a warm alternator when not running is typically indicative of a bad diode in the internal rectifier bridge. Jeff ...
    3 replies | 231 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 07:10 AM
    edwardb replied to a thread Sway Bar in Roadster
    Factory Five makes a mounting plate for their front sway bar setup that can be added for cars built before the mount was standard. Shown in these...
    27 replies | 687 view(s)
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    10-15-2017, 07:03 AM
    edwardb replied to a thread Horn Installation?? in Roadster
    Like you said, I mounted mine by the lower radiator mount on the driver's side. I used a flat piece of steel for a bracket to mount them. Very...
    10 replies | 303 view(s)
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    10-15-2017, 07:00 AM
    edwardb replied to a thread Oil pan height to frame in Roadster
    Certainly not a problem for Michigan's inspection or registration process. Nothing about the safety inspection will go there. 3/8-inch I wouldn't...
    10 replies | 302 view(s)
  • Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 05:36 PM
    Tease :p Jeff
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    10-14-2017, 05:34 PM
    Jeff Kleiner replied to a thread Sway Bar in Roadster
    750# front and 500# rear on mine with no bars. It works pretty good...just ask Dave Smith ;) Jeff
    27 replies | 687 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 07:11 PM
    The FFR IRS design using the 2015+ Mustang components is not only narrower but is really a pretty different design than the Mustang. Mandatory is the...
    3 replies | 133 view(s)
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    10-13-2017, 07:07 PM
    edwardb replied to a thread Rear Hub Studs in Roadster
    Worked for me as well. Used a couple of large hardened washers and a hardened sacrificial nut. I didn't want to tear up the lug nuts. The impact...
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    10-13-2017, 07:04 PM
    edwardb replied to a thread Sway Bar in Roadster
    The 20th Anniversary Roadsters, which came with front and rear sway bars and the new IRS, where shipped with 500 lb springs in the front and 400 lb...
    27 replies | 687 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 06:33 AM
    You're on the right track. Congrats for taking it on! Doing you own alignment is actually kind of interesting and I strongly prefer doing it myself...
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  • Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 05:34 AM
    Jeff Kleiner replied to a thread The new RF harness in Roadster
    Making it too easy and gonna' put us out of business ;) Cheers, Jeff
    9 replies | 469 view(s)
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    10-12-2017, 04:59 PM
    edwardb replied to a thread hazard light switch? in Roadster
    A double pole toggle switch is included with the complete kit. As are all the other switches, e.g. turn signal, high/low beams, horn, headlight,...
    8 replies | 331 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    10-12-2017, 04:54 PM
    edwardb replied to a thread Sway Bar in Roadster
    As already mentioned, FF introduced rear sway bars on the new 2015+ IRS setup and included them with the 20th Anniversary Roadsters. Around the same...
    27 replies | 687 view(s)
  • Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    10-12-2017, 03:52 PM
    Jeff Kleiner replied to a thread Fuel tank capacity in Roadster
    When I build using the Speedhut gauges I do the manual calibration and set the "empty" point with about 2 gallons in the tank then fill it and set...
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  • Gumball's Avatar
    10-12-2017, 02:38 PM
    Gumball replied to a thread Fuel tank capacity in Roadster
    Jay - Just to make sure your build it period-correct, I'm going to get you a stick like they used on the original cars to check the fuel level.......
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  • ThickCobra's Avatar
    10-12-2017, 12:17 PM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Fuel tank capacity in Roadster
    Steno, I never gave it a thought, but now I'll have to try it ... at least once. Trouble maker!
    11 replies | 405 view(s)
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    10-12-2017, 09:49 AM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Fuel tank capacity in Roadster
    Good idea. And, as it was a busy day in downtown Lake Geneva traffic, I really dodged a bullet.
    11 replies | 405 view(s)
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    10-12-2017, 08:07 AM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Fuel tank capacity in Roadster
    I will say it again....yikes. I was apparently cutting it very close.
    11 replies | 405 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    10-12-2017, 07:47 AM
    So it does sound like pedal effort is your main issue. IMO you may be disappointed even changing to a factory Mustang clutch. By nature, these have a...
    8 replies | 290 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    10-12-2017, 07:01 AM
    Looks great! Surprisingly similar to the Ford Red Candy on my Anniversary build. You're going to love the final product. Especially when the sun is...
    833 replies | 212792 view(s)
  • Gumball's Avatar
    10-11-2017, 07:41 PM
    Gumball replied to a thread hazard light switch? in Roadster
    Lucas OEM style blade with two-position rocker (on/off).
    8 replies | 331 view(s)
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I am exploring building a factory five mark IV and want to start doing some home work as to what I could expect.
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Mk4 Roadster 20th Anniversary #8658. 04 of 20. 3.31 IRS.
Forte 427 Dart, TKO 600, Quick Fuel 780 carb. Delivered 9/2/2015, First start/Go Cart 2/18/2017.

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