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  • Gumball's Avatar
    Today, 06:37 PM
    What TJ said - bummer, though, you missed a great get-together this past weekend at ThickCobra's place with three cars there (that went out for a...
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  • Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 PM
    Jeff Kleiner replied to a thread Paint Question in Roadster
    Not a wrap expert but I've seen a couple of roadsters done. I'd say the bodywork would still need to get to about 80-90% paint ready. Lots of curves...
    21 replies | 779 view(s)
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    Today, 12:33 PM
    The reason my tires extend a bit more into the wheel wells is that they are a fair bit larger in diameter than the 15" tire sizes recommended by FFR....
    16 replies | 263 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 PM
    edwardb replied to a thread Wiring under carpet in Roadster
    That's what I did. Ran the wires in the corners up to the dash. I use Lizard Skin, so put the wires in place before spraying. So they're covered with...
    5 replies | 105 view(s)
  • Gumball's Avatar
    Today, 09:00 AM
    Here is my Mk3.1 with Avon CR6ZZ tires - 245 rear and 225 front. Ride height is around 4 3/4 or so, with no issues of bottoming the suspension or...
    16 replies | 263 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    Today, 08:14 AM
    You'll be at 3 inches or less ride height and the control arms above their intended roughly horizontal locations. Neither desirable, and pretty big...
    16 replies | 263 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    Today, 06:39 AM
    I can't give you specific answers (not sure what those would be...) but maybe can give you some additional things to think about. First, the...
    16 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Gumball's Avatar
    Today, 05:52 AM
    Gumball replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    I also have a jack bridge - it's a heavy metal span that slides the full length of the opening between the runways - and I use a low profile scissor...
    46 replies | 1486 view(s)
  • Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    Today, 05:42 AM
    Instead of throwing darts at the wall why don't you just send a sample for analysis? Neither gas or coolant are good lubricants and will wipe out the...
    11 replies | 564 view(s)
  • Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    Today, 05:38 AM
    I've done both front and rear...haven't found any cons to the front location (and BTW, placing it at the RF is actually a better place for the weight...
    26 replies | 414 view(s)
  • ThickCobra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    Chris, BTW, I purchased a vacuum gauge today to work on the carburetor. Went old school but certainly envy you Coyote and Ls3 guys. Jay
    46 replies | 1486 view(s)
  • ThickCobra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:32 PM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    Chris, That is good to know. I certainly don't want to mess with wood blocks each time I set the car on the lift. The front airfoil on my 2010...
    46 replies | 1486 view(s)
  • Gumball's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 AM
    Gumball replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    Jay, If you do go with a four post lift, the ramps will pose no problem to your Cobra. Even your C6 should be fine. The runways are about 4 - 5...
    46 replies | 1486 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:00 AM
    Thanks for the generous comments and encouragement! ABS has been done by some builders, so there's some experience out there. Would require something...
    34 replies | 1091 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 06:41 AM
    edwardb replied to a thread MKIV Coyote Fit in Roadster
    I have the same CNC reservoirs as Scott, mounted in a very similar location. Can also see the dip stick hiding behind them a little. But it works OK...
    7 replies | 229 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:20 AM
    edwardb replied to a thread Brake Wire in Roadster
    That's a great suggestion and will try it with my next build. The edges of the wire holes are sharp, safety wire is relatively stiff, and you have to...
    11 replies | 254 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 08:18 PM
    I'm not aware that anything other than the Ford supplied Torsen will fit into the 2015+ Mustang center section. I'm not going to try to reinvent the...
    34 replies | 1091 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 07:50 PM
    edwardb replied to a thread Brake Wire in Roadster
    I did the safety wires on my Wilwood brakes for #8674. According to their instructions, only needed for competition use. And that's not me. But chose...
    11 replies | 254 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 07:22 PM
    edwardb replied to a thread MKIV Coyote Fit in Roadster
    I don't have any pictures, but can offer responses. 3/4-inch is about the clearance I have on mine between the crank pulley and front cross member. I...
    7 replies | 229 view(s)
  • Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 05:29 PM
    Jeff Kleiner replied to a thread Door hinge question in Roadster
    I just clean them up to straighten the lines and make the depth consistent---except for the area over the driver's side footbox top which are cut...
    7 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 09:42 AM
    Jeff Kleiner replied to a thread Door hinge question in Roadster
    As Paul/Edwardb said this is one of the items to address upon the initial body fitting. I generally cut that flange down significantly and dress up...
    7 replies | 263 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 09:03 AM
    edwardb replied to a thread Door hinge question in Roadster
    Assuming there's nothing further you can do with the actual hinge adjustment on the door or frame, three things: (1) Make sure it needs to move as...
    7 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Gumball's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 07:04 AM
    Sort of creepy road-rage film from 1971 in which Dennis Weaver gets into it with an old Peterbilt tanker. (and in case my insurance agent is...
    7 replies | 191 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 06:20 AM
    My 20th Anniversary Roadster came with Koni 8212 series aluminum bodied externally double adjustable shocks. Part numbers: 8212 1447 B6. 8212 = Koni...
    2 replies | 161 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    09-17-2017, 08:15 PM
    Yes to the first part. I use the POR degreaser and metal prep products before applying POR-15. For the second question, I like to use the Duplicolor...
    681 replies | 223 view(s)
  • ThickCobra's Avatar
    09-17-2017, 04:12 PM
    Has anyone adjusted the dual adjustable Koni shocks to meet their driving preferences? Since my ride will be street only, I was hoping to adjust them...
    2 replies | 161 view(s)
  • ThickCobra's Avatar
    09-16-2017, 06:21 PM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    That looks awesome. Christmas in September!!!!!
    46 replies | 1486 view(s)
  • edwardb's Avatar
    09-16-2017, 08:58 AM
    edwardb replied to a thread Wilwood pedal adjustment in Roadster
    FF incorporated this into the Mk4 kit several years ago. Based on previous posts, the OP has a new Mk4. So access panel is there.
    7 replies | 337 view(s)
  • Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    09-16-2017, 07:49 AM
    Craig, No need...just raise the car so that there is no spring pressure on the adjuster rings. Jeff
    13 replies | 2199 view(s)
  • Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    09-16-2017, 07:47 AM
    Have not tried any of the spray on products but have used both Herculiner and Duplicolor Bed Armor roll on. Both hold up well, look exactly the same...
    28 replies | 948 view(s)
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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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