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    Snap-On Tools Builds a Factory Five Gen 3 Coupe-R

    This past March, we built an all-new Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe-R with the crew from Snap-On Tools here at Factory Five. The build was for their show "From the Ground-Up" and features our new Coupe along with Ford's awesome new 5.2L Aluminator 52XS 580 HP crate engine based on the Voodoo engine, but with a conventional cross plane crank. Check out episode 1 below where they kick-off the build. A new installment in the four-part series debuts over the next few weeks on Thursday.



    Click here to view more photos from the Snap-On Tools Factory Five Gen 3 Coupe build.
    Dave Lindsey
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    Looks soooo good! Can't wait to see the rest of the videos.
    818SC chassis #206 EJ207 2.0L VF37 twin scroll || Cusco type RS 1.5 LSD || Wilwood pedal box (firewall attach) || Wilwood superlite front calipers
    BUILD Phase 1: 6/6/2014 car delivered || 5/24/2015 first start || 6/7/2015 go karted || 4/20/2016 hard-top-topped || 10/25/2016 registered || 11/18/2016 inspected & complete
    BUILD Phase 2: 3/8/2017 EJ207v8 || 5/29/2017 re-first re-start || 7/17/2017 re-assembled with race car bits

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    NICE!!!

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    Episode 2 of the Snap-on Tools Factory Five Gen 3 Coupe-R Build! In this installment, the crew gets everything wired and prepped to fire up the Ford 5.2L Aluminator 52XS motor.

    Dave Lindsey
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    In episode 3 of Snap-on Tools‘ show “From the Ground Up” as they get the Gen 3 Coupe-R body on the chassis and finish prepping it for the track!

    Dave Lindsey
    FFR's Mad Dog

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    In episode 4 of Snap-on Tools' series "From the Ground Up," NASCAR driver Joey Logano drops the hammer on the brand-new Coupe at Charlotte Motor Speedway! During the filming, it rained non-stop and the producers asked if the car could still run. What resulted was some serious mayhem in the rain. Logano loved the car, and rumor is that the car will be featured in an upcoming television show with Jory Logano driving it full on race pace in the dry.
    Dave Lindsey
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    Too Cool! Joey really had some fun. Car is awesome!

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    Hi all, and wow, this car looks great.

    So I am quite liking the colour selected, may I ask what red is that?

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    The Coupe is painted GM Victory Red.
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    Mad Dog,

    Is the Edelbrock MK-4 also GM Victory Red?

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    Hi Steve,

    Yes, the Edlebrock Mk4 Roadster was painted the same color - GM Victory Red.
    Dave Lindsey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Dog View Post
    Hi Steve,

    Yes, the Edlebrock Mk4 Roadster was painted the same color - GM Victor Red.
    Which Is Perfect For This Chevy Guy!

    Thanks-O-Million!

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    Great series of vids...Car looks amazing

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    This is the point where I ask the stupid question. If someone were looking to write a check, how much would it cost to duplicate this build?

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    Just estimating here, but I think the driveline would probably be $20K
    Kit $22K
    Paint $5-10K
    Wheels and tires $2K
    Aero package $3K
    Misc $2K
    And you do all the labor.

    HTH

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    First start Sept. 18 2013 First go kart Sept 19 2013

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    I think we estimated $65 to $70K with all the specialty stuff, like dry sump, fuel cell, and air jacks. That's including the paying for paint but nothing for build labor.
    Jim Schenck
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    Jim's numbers match my experience.

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    Oh man, I don't need a dry sump, or a fuel cell, or air jacks....I need to finish the 818 before I start dreaming up the next project!!!

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    I don't see the air jack mounts as an option in Coupe R build sheet. How much would that run? And exactly which jacks did you guys use?

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    Jim Schenck or Dave Lindsey, can someone at FF please provide the width and offset or backspace for those wheels? Was it standard suspension geometry? Any spacers? Thanks in advance!

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    The wheels are a Volk ZE40 (made by Rays wheels) 18x11 with a +15mm offset all around, but they require a 1 inch hub centric bolt-on spacer in the rear. The geometry on that car is all stock with the low ride height mounting holes being used.

    As far as air jack they are from Allstar Performance, we don't have the mounts on the chassis as an option as they are a special threaded collar that comes with the jacks that needs to be welded to the chassis. If you are considering using them my recommendation is to get the lower height ones, ours are the taller ones and the operation is not always as smooth as we would have liked.
    Jim Schenck
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    Is the 1" spacer to just push the wheels out or was there going to be an interference otherwise? If an interference, with what?

    I was looking at those exact wheels, specs and everything, even before the R was launched and the videos came out. If you ever decide to switch to a different setup, I'd be interested in buying them from you
    Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe builder

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    With a 295 tire you could run the wheels with no spacer but you would have a lot of fender well showing before you get to the tire. With a wider or taller tire and no spacer you start interfering with the tube that protects the outside corner of the seat.
    Jim Schenck
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