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    Quote Originally Posted by Straversi View Post
    That is beautiful work! Very nicely done!! I especially like what you did with the radiator hoses. I will have to review you photos more closely on that one. Great work, Steve!
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardb View Post
    Looking good! And familiar. Glad my sharing helped you out.
    I hope you truly believe that "Imitation is the highest form of flattery". You've done inspiring work. Your documentation and helpfulness have allowed me to take my build further than I ever would have attempted on my own. Having your thread as a reference has eliminated so much of the guesswork and has made the experience much more enjoyable.

    I can't say it enough. Thank you, Paul.

    -Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzman View Post
    I was just re-reading your thread. Somehow this mod eluded me the first time through. This is a really great modification. You will find this much more comfortable than the stock panel. I'm no where near 6'6", but even my short legs don't exactly appreciate the corner that my right leg rests against. The worst part is that now that mine is all but done, getting back to this panel would be a real chore. I guess I will put this one in the file in case I have to remove the engine at some point. Maybe I will do it then. (Of course maybe I will get bored not having a project to work on and do this over the winter!!) Excellent Job!
    Thanks. That panel hit my leg at a bad angle. I knew if I didn't make an attempt to change it, it was going to bother me like a pebble in my shoe every time I drove it. I feel proud when I get creative with a panel and then I look at what you took on with that flip top. Man you have some serious stones. Can't wait to see it come back from paint.

    -Steve
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    Interior Wiring

    Progressing with my cockpit wiring. This is a bit of an iterative process. I read somewhere in this forum to first wire effectively and then wire efficiently. I take that to mean, make sure it works before making it pretty.

    First pass





    Getting it in order





    Checking to see if everything fits. I had to remake one of my grab handle support braces. When I made them I didn't have my lower dash board supports installed. When I buttoned it up completely one of my brackets no longer fit. I'm still undecided on a couple of options so final location of all switches is still up in the air.



    Dash back off to add wiring for USB ports, courtesy lights, foot box fans, seat heaters. Also running wires for back up light and throwing one more lead in the bundle in case I decide to add anything else.

    Regarding the courtesy lights, I had the kit supplied adhesive LED strip wired but hanging loose. It made contact with my frame and shorted out, melted actually. I was never a big fan of that light but was surprised to find out it was unsealed like that. I bought five of these sealed LED lights at FRY's. Installed three under my dash supports and added two more under the trunk hoop. They are bright and inexpensive and I don't have to worry about anything making contact with them and shorting them out.



    I have a few more leads to trim or tuck in but I'll reinstall the dash again before I make any final adjustments. Not pretty but its coming together.



    Regarding back-up lights. If you are planning to add a back-up light, it would have been much easier to add a wire to that RF rear harness in the beginning. Same goes for trunk lighting. Kind of a bear after everything is assembled. I never ran my license plate lead into my trunk either. Another small detail that would have been MUCH easier to do about 30 steps ago. I guess I never gave it any thought. I left that lead hanging out the rear with my tail light leads and never thought to run it up through the trunk floor.

    I don't feel guilty about not going the the gym. I think I did 10K in-car sit ups and under-car crunches crawling around doing this wiring.

    -Steve
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    Cockpit wiring continued...

    Finishing up the cockpit wiring. Working on my "Oh Crap" panel; battery disconnect, fuel pump shutdown and emergency hazards. I'm putting these all together below the dash, hopefully where they won't ever be needed.

    I sketched out a few variations to get the spacing to suit my eye.



    There are a number of available switch guards, but I couldn't find ones that allowed me to use the full length toggles and that were not overly large. After some trial and error, I made my own with a small tubing bender, 3/16" aluminum rod and a 10-32 thread tap. The tricky part was making four exactly the same.

    Close enough.



    Finished panel. I'll powder coat this black so it's not so prominent.



    I do kind of like the all aluminum look.



    Maybe a 33 in the future with aircraft style gauges....


    -Steve
    MK IV #8901 - Complete kit, Coyote, TKO-600, IRS. Ordered 5/23/16, Delivered 7/14/16, First Start 8/13/17, First Go-Kart 10/22/17. Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...V-Coyote-Build

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    your build looks great so far! It looks like you painted the front of your rear differeantial, what kind of paint did you use and did you need primer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Eaton View Post
    your build looks great so far! It looks like you painted the front of your rear differeantial, what kind of paint did you use and did you need primer?
    Thanks Mark,
    I bought a gallon of the POR 15 Metal Prep, pre-primer and spray cans of the self etching primer and the gloss black top coat. I've been using that three step procedure for every steel part I've painted. After the first can of POR 15 gloss top coat was finished, I switched to Eastwood chassis black. It dries harder and faster than the POR15 in my experience.
    -Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straversi View Post
    Finished up the engine with a boat load of braided stainless lines. -12 AN's with braided rubber hose for coolant lines. -10 AN's for the air/oil separator and PCV system. -6 AN's with Teflon lined high pressure lines for power steering and -6AN's with Teflon lined hose for fuel. That's a trunk full of fun.



    I discovered quickly that braided stainless lines are pretty stiff, especially in the larger diameter. This becomes critical because the engine bay is so tight, the hoses are very short and they have vey little flex. It would be much more forgiving to route lines in a 53 Ford pickup engine bay.

    So the hose and fitting determine final placement of some of the components as much as anything else. I had an idea of where I wanted to mount the power steering reservoir; for example, but the -10 fitting and hose selected the exact placement. I'm glad that I made up my hose before I installed the nut-serts in the F-Panel and mounted my reservoir.

    I also learned that when making up hoses the tolerances are +/- 1/4" at best (with my hose making ability). When multiple pieces are linked together like the PS pump, rack, cooler and reservoir it was best to make one hose at a time.

    The PS pump and rack are obviously fixed so I made up the return line with a 120 degree -10 fitting at the pump-end to relieve some of the bend in the hose. That hose located the reservoir. I determined the location of the cooler after playing with different fittings with 45, 90, 120 and 180 degree bends.

    I bought hose and fittings from a local vendor who was kind enough to let me buy fittings in multiple angles and swap out the ones I didn't need as long as I didn't tighten them down. I'd clamp the component in place and put different angled fitting on the ends and then bend and mark the hose to the correct lengths. Could have used a second set of hands for this, but managed to hold the fittings, hose, paint-pen and ruler at the same time.

    Oh, here's a tip; 90 degree fittings are cheaper than 45's and way cheaper than 120's and 180's. Also, not all angles are available in every style of fitting.

    KRC power steering pump and cooler part numbers are right out of the EdwardB playbook.



    Since I used a different coolant reservoir, I ended up locating my PS cooler on the other side of my radiator.



    Here are some brackets I made for my remote oil filter, coolant reservoir and air/oil separator. I think I enjoy these small fabrication projects as much as anything else on the build.





    I bought the Moroso Air/Oil Separator. I had planned to mount this in the front of the engine but it got crowded up front in a hurry. This is another case where the stiff hoses influenced location. I made a bracket that picked up one of the engine mount holes in the back of the head.



    This is the completed engine bay.
    Steve,

    These braided engine hoses look great! And they are not part of a kit? You just bought them locally and mixed and matched?

    Thanks,

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Eaton View Post
    Steve,

    These braided engine hoses look great! And they are not part of a kit? You just bought them locally and mixed and matched?

    Thanks,

    Mark
    Thanks, I believe the kits comes with everything you need to get down the road, but the braided stainless lines are not included. Braided lines are made custom. You can buy the components and make them up yourself or work with a vendor. I did both. They take a lot of planning.
    -Steve
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    Check Lists

    I'm approaching a couple of milestones, first go-kart and putting the body back on. Starting to put some lists together for what needs to be done before either of these happen. I have plenty of work to do but I'm trying to prioritize those that need to be done now and those that can be put off until after my body leaves for paint. No sanding and painting for me brother, it will go off to a pro.

    I invited Dan, aka Boat 737, who lives near by and is further along than I to come over and put another set of eyes on my project. Since Dan has his body on and his is a driving vehicle I figured he might spot some missed items and areas of concern. Thanks Dan! He was able to spot some areas I needed to address and also gave some time saving advice.

    My brake balance bar was way out of whack. Dan showed me where that should be, at least for initial test drive.

    I installed my horns. Dan pointed out that they were right were my fresh air hose ducts would run. Remounted those with nut-serts near the bottom of the fan shroud.

    I installed my head lights, tail light and turn signals. All lights and turn signal work but not my hazards. Next time I have the dash off, I'll try to sort that out.

    Installed my drive shaft. Had to grind the corner off the emergency brake line bracket for clearance.

    I robbed the battery tender leads off my Caddy and installed them so I can keep the battery charged without accessing through the drop trunk battery mount. That was timely since I ran my battery down pretty good checking lights and turn signals.

    We were discussing the alignment process and I noticed the grease boots on my lower pivots were torn, both sides. Bummer. That involved a moderately significant tear down. Although it was a PITA, I kept reminding myself that at least it wasn't rusty and re-reminded myself why I am building a Factory Five rather than rescuing some rusty muscle car hulk. Gotta love new parts!

    Good chance to revisit some of the work I did a year ago when I was a year younger and a Factory Five year dumber. These are like dog years because I remember how nervous I was a year ago putting together some of these initial assemblies. It seems like a lot longer than 12 months.

    Time flies when you are having fun and hemorrhaging cash.

    Should have my replacement boots by tomorrow and then can reassemble and get back underway.

    -Steve
    MK IV #8901 - Complete kit, Coyote, TKO-600, IRS. Ordered 5/23/16, Delivered 7/14/16, First Start 8/13/17, First Go-Kart 10/22/17. Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...V-Coyote-Build

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    Hey Steve, you're build is nuts! the attention to detail is on another level. Wheres this greaseboot your talking about? I'm sure it sounds niave, but why was it such a PITA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtedaf08 View Post
    Hey Steve, you're build is nuts! the attention to detail is on another level. Wheres this greaseboot your talking about? I'm sure it sounds niave, but why was it such a PITA?
    Thanks, I appreciate the kind words.

    Regarding the grease boots, I'm talking about the dust covers on the upper and lover ball joints. I tried to take a photo but could not get a clear shot. This page from the manual shows what I'm talking about.



    Pretty fancy photo/computer skills exhibited here!

    The dust covers included in the complete kit are blue. I have built my project on jack stands so my suspension has been hanging un-weighted for 13 months. The dust covers are pinched when the suspension is at full drop. Not sure if that was the cause but 3 of 4 of the covers were torn.

    This assembly goes together easily but to take it all apart is a pain. The ball joints are a taper fit into the spindle so separating them takes some effort. Had to burrow a couple different "ball joint separator" tools from O'Riley's to get it done.

    -Steve
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    Alignment

    My initial plan for alignment was to eye-ball it, get it close and then take it to a professional after it was all finished.

    After reading multiple threads about trimming components to get the correct caster and after reading questions about wheels being centered in wheel arches I realized I didn't know much about the geometry of the suspension I have been tinkering with over the past year. Added to that, I had read enough threads about difficulties with alignment shops that I started leaning towards learning how to align this beast myself.

    When I set her down and adjusted the ride height I discovered that my eye-ball method had my car pointing is 4 different directions at once.

    Well that can't be good, can it?

    At that point I ordered the Fastrax 91000 alignment tool, the 91030 no lip adapters, the Heidts toe adjustment plate and a magnetic base laser level per my favorite resource, EdwardB.





    I won't document my methods because far better descriptions have been written and in the end, I think I have this to the "about right" alignment settings. I'll do it again after putting on some miles and do it again, again after it is 100% complete with body weight, etc. Not ruling out taking it to a pro either.

    What I will share is that the alignment process is a great learning experience. I read about it multiple times and was intimidated because I didn't really understand the descriptions. It was a learn as you go experience, at least for me.

    It was also an iterative process. Don't try to get rear camber perfect and then go to toe-in because toe-in adjustments effect camber. Take little steps and sneak up on it. My first wheel position took me 4 times longer than my second and so on and so on. By the time I did drivers side front, it was a snap. Knee pads help. Lots of jacking, bracing, adjusting, measuring, repeat....

    At least now when someone asks about my camber, caster and toe-in, I don't have to hide my dear in the headlights look.

    Next stop, Go-Kart!

    -Steve
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    Good for you!

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    Wow, I'm impressed! This looks very tedious and difficult. But the darn thing needs to be aligned properly. I just figured I would take mine to a pro but maybe I need to invest in more gadgets. The idea of lasers is intriguing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Eaton View Post
    Wow, I'm impressed! This looks very tedious and difficult. But the darn thing needs to be aligned properly. I just figured I would take mine to a pro but maybe I need to invest in more gadgets. The idea of lasers is intriguing...
    "I have one simple request; and that is to have sharks with fricken laser beams on their heads....." Dr. Evil, Austin Powers.

    Sorry, couldn't resist the Dr. Evil quote.

    But seriously, you should never pass up the opportunity to buy a laser. Others align their cars with string and a tape measure, but where's the fun in that?

    The alignment was not difficult. It did start out a bit tedious but ended up being quite easy. Just took some practice.

    -Steve
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    How did you go about aligning the rear with the IRS? I got the toe and the camber dialed in no problem but when I started driving I realized the car was not tracking straight. I realized I really was not sure how to align the rear properly and what to use as a reference to make sure it was correct/centered on both sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wareaglescott View Post
    How did you go about aligning the rear with the IRS? I got the toe and the camber dialed in no problem but when I started driving I realized the car was not tracking straight. I realized I really was not sure how to align the rear properly and what to use as a reference to make sure it was correct/centered on both sides.
    Fair warning, do not consider this expert advice!

    I set the ride height first.

    I used the toe in plates and the laser level to get the wheels parallel to the frame. Used the Fastrax to measure the camber.
    Did the same for the other side and realized I had both rear wheels parallel to the frame with proper camber but they were not equidistant from the frame. Had to go back and forth several times before I had both rear wheels parallel to and equidistant from the frame. Once they were equal and cambered correctly then I adjusted toe-in by 1/16"? Dont have my notes but it was not much. Double checked the camber and called it close enough.

    Did the fronts in a similar way. Set the ride height.
    Got the wheels parallel to the frame by adjusting the steering rack ends.
    Followed the Fastrack instructions for camber and caster.
    Then I reset the toe in by adjusting the steering rack ends agin.

    When I drive it I'll let you know if it tracks reasonably straight.

    Experts, if you are cringing at my methods, please chime in. I won't be offended if you tell me I have it all screwed up.

    Oh, and this is body off so it might need a complete redo with body on

    -Steve
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    You're on the right track. Congrats for taking it on! Doing you own alignment is actually kind of interesting and I strongly prefer doing it myself versus the various results from using shops that may or may not be up to the task. Use of the FasTrax is pretty straightforward for setting caster and camber. Use of the toe plates is also pretty straightforward for setting toe-in by measuring using the provided tape measures and slots in the plates. Lots of guys use strings to get the overall front/back track parallel to the chassis. You can see multiple YouTube videos of this. The laser is an alternate approach that seems to work pretty well and maybe is a little more accurate. The specific Bosch laser level works great because it has a magnet that attaches to the toe plates. Plus it's just a cool tool to have in your collection.

    To set the track, what I did was the following. For the rear, using the toe plates on the rear tires, I made some pieces from scrap hardboard that slide under the chassis behind the front tires. They're both exactly the same size, resting on the ground and against the 4-inch frame tubes. With the initial rear camber and toe-in set, projected the laser against the boards from each toe plate. Measured the distance from the edge of the board on each side. After several times re-adjusting camber and toe-in (they do interact some) was able to get the distances exactly the same on both sides. Meaning the track was straight. This picture gives the idea:



    For the front, same idea except projected the laser toward the rear tires. Since the rear track is slightly wider than the front, the laser projected onto the edge of the rear tires. With the initial caster, camber, and toe-in set on the front, projected the laser to the back and checked the position of the dot on each of the two rear tires. Re-adjusted until the dot was the same distance from the edge on both sides. Hope this all makes sense. 1,700+ miles now on this build. Only slight tire wear so far and looks completely normal. Tracks perfectly.
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    Hi Steve.
    Very impressive build. I have a question about adding USB charger. I noticed you added all kinds of fancy lights here and there. I only want to add a USB charger. Nothing too complicated.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by broku518 View Post
    Hi Steve.
    Very impressive build. I have a question about adding USB charger. I noticed you added all kinds of fancy lights here and there. I only want to add a USB charger. Nothing too complicated.

    Thanks,
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    Not to step on Steve's toes in his thread but I added a USB charger. Just used the unused radio wire in the Ron Francis harness for my 12V supply and ran it to the USB and then grounded it to the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wareaglescott View Post
    Not to step on Steve's toes in his thread but I added a USB charger. Just used the unused radio wire in the Ron Francis harness for my 12V supply and ran it to the USB and then grounded it to the frame.
    I am not planning on having radio. I did some quick search on Amazon and found some simple USB chargers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broku518 View Post
    I am not planning on having radio. I did some quick search on Amazon and found some simple USB chargers.
    I don't have a radio, heater or wipers so I had a few circuits on the RF harness to choose from. I also added the cigarette lighter style adapter. I've read where people use electric driving blankets. Even with heat seats I think that will be popular feature with my wife. I bought both from West-Marine.

    I swapped the LED strip light that came with the kit for a few sealed LED lights but they are on the same RF courtesy light circuit.
    -Steve
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    Steve-

    Build is looking great, and I love the Dr. Evil quote! I have really enjoyed following along with your progress. You have inspired me to do my own alignment. Plus, I get to buy some more tools, which is always good!!

    brocku-

    I am installing a combination USB charger and cigarette lighter in my car. I did this simply for the flexibility it offers. I didn't want to put in both a USB and cigarette lighter, and when I found the combined unit, it made sense to save the space and separate wiring by having them together... Got them at Amazon.

    Sorry for the tangent Steve. Keep up the great work!

    Regards,

    Steve

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    Go Kart Time!

    I bled the brakes and hydraulic clutch for the first time. Had to re-bend and replace one short section of brake line that leaked.

    Rolled it out of the garage next to big brother and let it run until the thermostat opened for the first time.



    My neighborhood is nothing but steep hills so I had to run it back and forth in my driveway a dozen times before I had confidence in the brakes.

    No more excuses, Go-Kart time.

    Please forgive the audio, the Go Pro mount was a little shaky.

    https://youtu.be/n_nVT6wi13g

    -Steve
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    Great job Steve. Congrats! Looked like a beautiful day for a drive.
    If I am remembering correctly you are quite tall. Looks like you did really well with your leg room from what I could tell in the video. How do you feel about your leg and foot room? That was a pretty long first drive. What are your driving impressions?
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    Congratulations Steve!

    She looks and sounds great. And, unless something was wrong with the microphone, she sounds quiet too!

    I like the confidence in such a long first drive. Congratulations on the milestone, and I look forward to watching you finish things up.

    Regards,

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by wareaglescott View Post
    Great job Steve. Congrats! Looked like a beautiful day for a drive.
    If I am remembering correctly you are quite tall. Looks like you did really well with your leg room from what I could tell in the video. How do you feel about your leg and foot room? That was a pretty long first drive. What are your driving impressions?
    Thanks Scott,
    Yes, 6' 6" and the leg room is great. I'll lose a bit when I pad and cover my seat and add carpet etc but I've figured a way to notch and pocket the rear sheet metal to get that room back if needed. I'll wait until I get the body on before I mess with that though. I didn't notice my feet. Paying attention to too many other things. No problems that I took note of.

    Car drove smooth and stopped straight. So far so good.

    WI89,
    The GoPro mike must have been overwhelmed by the wind noise and mounting vibration because the car is definitely NOT quiet. I was surprised by the audio myself.

    -Steve
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    Awesome job. Congratulations on go-karting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vspeeds View Post
    Awesome job. Congratulations on go-karting
    Thanks. My brother lives in Elk Grove. He says there is a beautiful red FFR in the area he sees often. I checked out your build page to see if it was you.

    Love your 289 project. I always forget the 289s have a separate forum. I'll follow along with your build.
    -Steve
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    Im never ceasing to be amazed, Steve! thanks for explaining the greaseboot situation too

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