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    Today, 07:34 AM
    Hi all, This past week I've been trying for first start with no joy. Engine is Forte’s 302 with Terminator EFI. I've also posted this thread on...
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    05-23-2017, 12:27 PM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Wiring.... in Roadster
    No worries. We're all in this together. John
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    05-22-2017, 06:39 PM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Wiring.... in Roadster
    Yes, unless you also have a heater. Then you'll want the heater feed on the passenger side front and the gauge feed in the t-stat housing. And...
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    05-22-2017, 07:16 AM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Wiring.... in Roadster
    Every day is a new problem to solve for sure. Sometimes solving one problem reveals a bunch you didn't know were there, some of which are...
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    05-21-2017, 06:23 PM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Wiring.... in Roadster
    If you've got the complete kit, I'm pretty sure F5 provided a coolant temperature sensor in addition to the one provided with the Speedhut gauges. I...
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    05-21-2017, 05:58 PM
    I did the same as 2bking except I standardized on 10-32 Phillips head screws. I chose the -32 to get the maximum threads possible in the holes I tap...
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    05-21-2017, 12:35 PM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Wiring.... in Roadster
    Those wires give you options. I personally did not use any of them. Instead I eliminated the entire RF sending units harness and did the following:...
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    05-19-2017, 03:46 PM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Body Removal in Roadster
    Take heed; if you don't you'll waste a day putting the body back on so you can mark the aluminum just to turn around a take the body off again. ...
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    05-17-2017, 01:12 PM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Wiring.... in Roadster
    From post #230 of my build thread (http://www.ffcars.com/forums/17-factory-five-roadsters/508121-phileas_fogg-s-mk-4-roadster-build-3.html ): ...
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    05-17-2017, 07:28 AM
    Photograph how all the installed aluminum panels overlap. That way you have a reference when you install them permanently. After that, it's Page 1...
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    05-15-2017, 06:52 PM
    Indeed; Jerry delivered my kit in 2015 and my friend JRCuz's car a couple of months ago. He's super squared away. And the Stewart price is a...
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    05-11-2017, 08:43 AM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Charlotte NC area in Roadster
    I'm too far away to visit, but I'll tell you this: if you can fabricate, install, and bleed your brake lines, you can complete the wiring. Follow...
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    05-09-2017, 07:43 AM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Hood Scoop Hole in Roadster
    Same with just about any material. That's the reason port holes are round, and airplane windows too. You're definitely going to want to round...
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    05-08-2017, 01:40 PM
    At CraigS's suggestion, I left both block bolts and motor mount bolts a bit loose. Then I set a 2"x4" against the recalcitrant mount and gave it...
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    05-03-2017, 10:53 AM
    Hi Dave, Like you, I found that mounting the dip stick was a regular pain. I didn't trim anything - just bent it into shape. Good thing it’s...
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    05-02-2017, 08:47 AM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Roadster dash pics in Roadster
    I started with a blank dash from F5 and covered it in 3M’s 1080 vinyl, printed to look like carbon fiber. NOTE: The 1080 vinyl is VERY fragile. I...
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    05-01-2017, 08:13 AM
    Beautiful car. I like the badges on your reservoir covers. The details make your car pop! John
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    04-28-2017, 08:20 AM
    Is this the one you mean? https://www.amazon.com/WIX-Filters-Complete-In-Line-Filter/dp/B000C9XZ2O John
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    04-28-2017, 08:06 AM
    I love my Tool Aid crimper with interchangeable jaws https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002STTTI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . I...
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Rock climber since 1986. Building a MKIV roadster.

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MK IV Roadster #8631
Ford 302, Holley Terminator EFI, T5z, 3.55 Rear End, IRS, 17” Halibrand Replicas (9” front, 10.5” rear), Nitto 555 G2’s (275/40ZR17 front, 315/35ZR17 rear), Fast Freddie’s Power Steering, F5 Wilwood Brakes, FFMetal’s Firewall Forward, Forte’s Hydraulic Clutch & Throttle Linkage

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