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Thread: #8938 - Jacob's Build

  1. #41
    After thinking it over, decided to remove the fuel lines from the upper R of the trans tunnel and put them back where I had them, along frame rail of passenger side. Still intend to install a driveshaft loop but just didn't think having the fuel lines there as a good idea. Appreciate Edwardb for making me pause and think!
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  2. #42
    More progress being made:
    Got the motor and transmission this week





    Moved the fuel lines back to where I originally had them, passenger side frame rail


    Got the Russ Thompson signal seated where I'm happy with it


    Finally decided where to mount the master battery switch


    Got the gauges and switches laid out where I'm happy with them.



    Mounted the grab bar (that I shamelessly copied) from edwardb


    Now I'll take a break and drive the 37 Ford down to the "redneck riviera" for a few days!
    Last edited by Jacob; 07-27-2017 at 03:16 PM.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  3. #43
    Any problems with how I mounted the inertia switch?


    Covered the dash with marine vinyl that has a nice pattern to it. First covered with vinyl faux carbon fiber, but was concerned about how it might hold up and if it got scratched it would not be fun taking all the gauges out. The small button on the lower side between the Tach and Speedometer is my safety switch that must be pushed in while starting, a manual neutral safety switch.



    Installed the dash grab bar (idea stolen from edwardb)...I have it braced to the 2x2 frame rail. I'll try to take some pics.



    Starting the wiring now and to be honest it's a bit more challenging than it should be but I'm slogging through it.
    Last edited by Jacob; 07-27-2017 at 10:47 PM.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  4. #44
    Here is a pic of the bracing I built for the grab bar. It's 1/2 inch x 1/8 inch flatbar with extra bracing welded on and its real firm. This view is looking down from the heater box.

    Last edited by Jacob; 07-27-2017 at 03:03 PM.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  5. #45
    Dash / Gauge / Switch wiring roughed in and tested most of the circuits and so far they all work as designed...even the Russ Thompson dimmer / flash to pass! Thanks to Edwardb for coaching me through this. Few pics below:

    Including this pic to show how the Russ Thompson hub fits. I still have about 1/8" to move inward. Also in this pic below the column is an LED momentary push switch that will act as a clutch safety switch, have to push it while turning the key to start. I didn't want to try to fabricate a clutch lever safety switch.




    This pic may show the grain of the marine vinyl cover that I used on the dash. I like the texture of it. I will cover this console box that contains the fuse panel and use SS button head screws to hold a vinyl carbon fiber cover.

    Last edited by Jacob; 07-27-2017 at 03:01 PM.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  6. #46
    Catching up on a few items.

    Installed the set screw that will hold the hub adaptor in place.
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    Slight set back. Seems when the motor was assembled the bell housing was intended for a TKO trans rather than a T-5. Was getting ready to start putting the motor and transmission in the car and after wrestling with the transmission by myself, decided to stop and measure bolt holes...so waiting on the replacement to arrive.



    Decided how I was going to open and close the footbox vents. Found some 24" throttle cables that worked out real well.

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    I installed the drive shaft cage. Realizing others have a negative view of the one I installed, but I think it will be fine, especially given how I intend to drive it. Sometimes, cheap insurance is better than none at all.

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    Almost finished with stuffing the wiring and defroster vents behind the dash. Can't imagine how those who use the Coyote manage to get all the wires back there? The space filled up fast.

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    Last edited by Jacob; 07-27-2017 at 02:58 PM.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  7. #47
    Dropped the motor in, so I feel like I might have accomplished something. Motor went in fairly easily, did it by myself and took about an hour and a good amount of that was getting the driveshaft to line up. Had the front wheels on the ground and the rear jacked up about a foot or so.






    Last edited by Jacob; 07-27-2017 at 02:42 PM.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  8. #48
    Radiator installed. Using the Breeze radiator mounting system. Seemed to worked out well. Right now it's set at about 51 degrees with adjustment room to get to 56. (Please excuse if any of these pics are duplicates, but since photobucket hijacked my pics, I'm having to edit all previous posts).








    Got most of the power steering hoses fabbed up, power steering fluid cooler, reservoir mounted and only lack the line going from the bottom of the reservoir to the pump. A straight fitting will work better than the 90 that I have on hand.




    Last edited by Jacob; 07-27-2017 at 02:37 PM.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  9. #49
    Trying posting photos using the Forum Albums...

    about to wrap up the electrical (still waiting on the FiTech system, so a certain amount of wiring is in limbo).

    Coolant plumbed









    Using this method to post pics is easy and better than trying to use photobucket!
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  10. #50
    Trying to catch up with the last few items I've worked on:

    Relieved that my fabbed up air vent system wouldn't be too close to the exhaust header. Header isn't permanently attached since I'll still need to add the O2 sensor (once I get the FiTech system). Been waiting quite a while for it, but have been told its on the way. I will likely be asking for help wiring up the Fitech system, I am confused on the cooling fan and fuel pump wiring?



    Powder coated the Breeze roll bars with a 'chrome powder coating and followed with a clear coat. The finish is more like a ceramic coating on headers. I modified the roll bar by having an adjustable backstop on the rear of the roll bar. Likely because I welded too vigorously and the piping shrunk, but at any rate I can live with having it bolted up.







    Mounted the coil. Wiring temporarily right now. Once I know the engine will start I'll make the wiring neater.



    Plumbing done on the cooling system and the power steering system.





    Next is to remove the distributor and prime the oil pump and check pressure.
    Last edited by Jacob; 07-27-2017 at 02:27 PM.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  11. #51
    Today I decided to cover the center console with the marine vinyl like I have on the dash. All went well until I took the shifter bezel out of the box and realized I have an oval shifter hole in the tunnel sheetmetal and a round bezel that leaves quite a gap uncovered.



    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  12. #52
    You should have a fill panel for the trans tunnel cover with a circular hole in it. Of course after putting it in you will need to recover.
    MK4 #8900 - complete kit - Coyote, TKO600, IRS - Delivered 6/28/16 First Start 10/6/16 Go cart - 10/16/16 Build completed - 4/26/17 - 302 days to build my 302 CI Coyote Cobra - Registered and street legal 5/17/17
    Build Thread http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...e-build-thread
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  13. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by wareaglescott View Post
    You should have a fill panel for the trans tunnel cover with a circular hole in it. Of course after putting it in you will need to recover.
    Found that panel...I've gotten a bit lazy and think I know more than the manual!
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  14. #54
    The fix for the tunnel console wasn't too much of a big deal. Just put the filler panel in , filled in the void with the PC-7 (good stuff, an epoxy that can be sanded, but not easily), riveted the fill panel in and recovered the tunnel panel.




    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  15. #55
    Tested the oil pump today and with the electric drill I could get 55 PSI. Just waiting on the FiTech system to get here, wire it up and then I see no reason that the engine can't be test fired.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  16. #56
    The Ignition Module is installed and the FiTech system is installed, wired and plumbed. I haven't set the system up with the initial inputs yet. Filled the cooling system and checked for leaks. So about all I need to do is put the side pipes on, get an assistant to standby with an extinguisher.

    I'm gonna list below my wiring details (mainly for my memory) but if anyone sees a problem or potential problem please let me know. I am using the MSD 6AL box and ready to run distributor.

    MSD Box
    Red - to IGN SW (orange IGN Feed)
    Orange- + terminal coil
    Black - - terminal of coil
    Green / Violet - to the Distributor (its a two wire)
    White - not used
    Gray - to tach feed and Blue wire from Fitech
    Ground - to frame

    FiTech
    Red - to battery, hot all the time
    White - to IGN Feed (same post as the MSD red wire)
    Yellow- to the green FAN SW wire at the radiator
    Blue - to gray of MSD box and the yellow tach feed
    Black - not used (for A/C), this kicks up RPM when using A/C
    Orange- directly to the in-tank fuel pump (not using the tan RF feed to the pump)
    I'll clean up the wiring once I make sure all is good.



    Last edited by Jacob; 08-16-2017 at 05:15 PM.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  17. #57
    After spending the better part of the last two days trying to start the engine, essentially found the timing was 180 degrees off. Should not have assumed it was close. A bit puzzled because MSD says the LED should be on when the ignition is in the ON position...it initially lights but then goes out. There was also some issue with the communication between the MSD box and the Fitech system (5 LED blinks and then off is a REV limit deal that when using EFI has to be disabled). I know I should have a video but ...
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  18. #58
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    I feel your pain and eventual relief. Congratulations.

    -Steve
    MK IV #8901 - Complete kit, Coyote, TKO-600, IRS. Ordered 5/23/16, Delivered 7/14/16,First Start 8/13/17

  19. #59
    Guess it had to happen...had (have) a small setback. Kept noticing a small amount of oil beneath the oil pan around the plug area, so I assumed either the gasket was bad or not tight enough...then decided to really look close with a magnifying glass and good lights. The weld around the oil pan near the plug has a pinhole leak. So just when I was about to wrap up the frame / motor / etc and get ready to put the body on, this happens. Once the alignment is done, it's ready to go kart.

    The resolution is going to be replacing the oil pan. I've come too far to attempt fixing a defective part and I don't want to be continually dealing with oil drops!
    Last edited by Jacob; 09-07-2017 at 03:18 PM.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

  20. #60
    Finished fabbing up my mechanical linkage, had heard no real good feedback on the standard throttle cable. Figured I better go ahead and address it now. Turned out ok. Short story doing it myself came in just north of $100, probably could have done it a bit cheaper, but all in all I'm satisfied. It would take more time now than I have but if anyone wants the part list I can put that together. I'm gonna move the coil off the firewall and onto the side. The arms allow for quite a bit of adjustment, so I believe it will work?

    Soon I'll trailer to the alignment shop and should be ready to try out the go kart? Just a few days from one year the start date.







    looking down toward the foot pedal, maybe it's clear how the throttle rod is routed?

    Last edited by Jacob; 09-07-2017 at 03:15 PM.
    MK IV complete Kit - 1st time builder started Sept 2016
    Levy 306
    T5
    2015 Mustang IRS
    Power steering - Levy setup, Breeze roll bars, Thompson trunk box
    fuel injection, powder coating, sway bars, heater, wipers, 17 in wheels

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