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July 22
About R Thomas
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.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Cars and Grandkids


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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Blue paint for MKIV

by R Thomas on 02-20-2017 at 08:56 PM
Quote Originally Posted by j.miller View Post
HOK has an Oriental Blue in PBC (pearl base coat) that is 2 stage. I use it on a Monster Truck I do work on. And yes, 3 stage is something to avoid.

Type 65 Coupe - Daily Driver?

by R Thomas on 02-15-2017 at 07:07 PM
Quote Originally Posted by BluePrintEngines View Post
Hey Orangehat

I was reading your post here with some enthusiasm because how you wanted a near daily driver Type 65 Coupe. That is so cool!!

Having built several old cars with and without carpeted interiors, I did have some ideas for heat and sound reduction in the car.

First, on heat reduction. Heat and sound reduction can be accomplished by using material like Dynomat, and other similar brands, throughout the interior of the car along with carpet.

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Parts List

by R Thomas on 01-25-2017 at 09:08 AM
Quote Originally Posted by johngeorge View Post
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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NASA ST4 for old configuration cars?

by R Thomas on 01-25-2017 at 05:43 AM
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I am new to the FFR challenge scene and bought an early configuration car last year to run in NASA. FF Challenge is dead in my area as well so I'm looking at ST3 or 4 so that I won't be winning a class of 1. I didn't change a thing on the car last year and just did some events for me and the car to get to know each other. So my question today is where to go with the car. Brakes are a must and got with Levy racing on that. What's next to make this old car competitive? Wheels and tires or do

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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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