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Date of Birth
July 22
About R Thomas
Biography:
Build postponed due to health issues. Now thinking hard about Coupe. While the plan is going on thrashing a 97 donor I refer as The Beater. Daily driver is a 2011 Mustang Convertible which is a blast, can't wait til those beach cruises are in a Roadster.
Location:
Myrtle Beach, SC
Interests:
Cars and Grandkids
Occupation:
Retired

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Daily Driver 2011 Ford Mustang Convertible
Donor 1997 Mustang Coupe
The biggest performance item in any car is the loose nut holding the steering wheel.

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Gen 3 FFR#48 Type 65 Coupe R Build

by R Thomas on 01-15-2017 at 11:03 AM
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Driveshaft Questions

Was watching some of the video from yesterday and got to thinking about driveshaft alignment being critical. Could you guys comment on how things differ with IRS and Live axles. From a quick glance it appears you should see almost no movement with IRS so why isn't it just a direct connect?

Secondly I always heard that there needed to be a small matching angle at both ends for a live axle but it doesn't look like the IRS has any adjustability. So

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Gen 3 FFR#48 Type 65 Coupe R Build

by R Thomas on 12-25-2016 at 04:35 PM
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Jim @ FFR sent me these pics of the R frame mods. Notice the door bars (it jets inboard to let the door hinge work,) rear diagonal bar, front hoop 'gusset' bars, middle of rear top hoop to shock tower, and front bars in front of the passenger. The frame is getting finish welded today, and off to get powder coated



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Gen 3 FFR#48 Type 65 Coupe R Build

by R Thomas on 12-25-2016 at 04:34 PM
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the frame jig


finally bolting new frame to the rotisserie so Jon can spin the frame upside down to finish weld all the tubes.

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Parts List

by R Thomas on 12-25-2016 at 04:32 PM
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Parts list can also be found here: http://www.johngeorgeracing.com/word.../part-numbers/


FFR#48 Gen3 Type 65 Coupe R

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Gen 3 FFR#48 Type 65 Coupe R Build

by R Thomas on 12-25-2016 at 04:32 PM
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Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe R Kit ordered, now its time to get to the details.

I have been racing the old FFR#48 Challenge Car for the past 11 years, and decided its time to switch it up and try my hand at racing a Type 65 Coupe. The aero advantages and frame stiffness the Type 65 Coupe offers sold me on the switch-o-rooney. So, I sold FFR#48 Challenge Car as a rolling chassis, kept all of the important stuff like engine, dry sump, trans, ecu, data logger, wing, and fuel cell which will

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