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    Maybe a build thread?

    Ordered a Type 65 R coupe kit today. Forte is building a 500+ hp 363. Building toward ST1 or SU.

    Stay tuned.........

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    Congratulations!

    The new Type-65 is amazing.
    We saw it last year at Cruising The Emerald Coast.
    You won't be disappointed.

    Steve
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    Bill,

    I may have to come visit you ... I've got a Gen 3, street version, on order. I saw your "for sale" ad for a challenge car. If I didn't already have one, I would have jumped on that good deal!

    Garry
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    Thanks, Steve & Garry. Garry - met an associate of yours the other day when Randy Tillman visited me to see the Challenge car and the shop. Super guy.

    Welcome to visit any time. My completion date is July 8 - what's yours?

    Hope to do a build thread if time permits.

    Bill

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    Well, I can't help myself. Let's get started. Type 65 R ordered. Completion date 7/8/17. Just got off the phone with John at Aviaid; a 4 stage dry sump system is on the way. Front and rear Wilwood Big Brake kits, Ron Davis radiator w/ integral oil cooler, TKO 500, AIM MGX dash/datalogger all in inventory. Coilovers on the way. Forte's putting together a 363 Ford SB on a Dart Sportsman block with forged rotating assembly. Carbureted and with a distributor, by gosh. Visiting FFR and Forte's next Wed. Will complete order at FFR to include rear wing (the 1000), front race nose with splitter, maybe canards, probably fender vents and hood louvers. and who knows what else.

    The above is only 1% of the reason why life is good.

    More to follow.

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    Bill,

    Congrats on the new car; I'm looking forward to hearing about your build. Certainly hope to take advantage of your experience and knowledge as I work on my friend's Gen 3 and my new Challenge Car.

    BTW, thanks for the great deal. For those that don't know I bought Bill's Challenge Car. An "early bird" thing, just couldn't resist.

    Jim

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    Thanks, Jim; see you soon.

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    Bill,

    I put a down payment on the Gen 3 but won't take delivery until late this year or early next year. We're putting our house up for sale and moving to Rome ... Georgia, that is, not the other Rome! I saw Randy at the Summit Cruise In several weeks ago and told him about your adv. for the challenge car.

    Garry
    I sure miss my coupe!

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    Unique 427 Roadster, 482" Aluminum FE by Southern Automotive***SOLD***

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    That's what he said. Rome's a very nice town. No distance from here. Welcome to come see car in process.

    Bill

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    Congrats on the new Coupe. Post lots of pics of your progress!

    John
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    Way to go Bill, You're going to LOVE the new Gen3!

    Here are some links with tips...

    ...about managing a build thread title:
    http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...tle-Guidelines

    Embedding pics using our gallery:
    http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...tures-in-posts

    More about offsite pics:
    http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...-post-pictures

    Can't wait to see you get started!


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    Thanks, John.

    David - very helpful and appreciate your support.

    Stay tuned......

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    congrats on the purchase, I was debating getting an R version but ended up getting the gen 3 street car. my completion date is today, should have it in a couple weeks. cant wait to start bulding, and cant wait till the day I get to take it to the track.

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