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    #9122 Paul2STL Build

    Hi, everyone just received my MK4 kit from Stewarts lastFriday the 11th. The complete date wasJuly 8, but Don had 8 other cars on the truck to deliver and Im in the Northwestso that put me at the end of the line. Anyway the delivery went smooth, Don was great he gave me a lot of infomost I already new like the two forums and the best colors for resale. I ordered a base kit during the 50/50 sale and got about 26 options. I will be numbering the car #12 because my order number from FFR was 122286 the day Iturned 12 years old. I found that to be pretty cool and not that I am superstitious or anything. Completed the inventory already and have a good list of back ordered items, which most have came in since it took so long to get my kit. Major items holding me back are IRS components, but they should be here soon. Ordered the fuel injection kit and assumed it came with the fuel tank, straps and filler tube. Well you know what they say about assumptions LOL. That was the one over sight on my part. I am really excited to get started and have majority of the parts on hand. The body is on a buck now, the buck I got from a fellow forum member thanks RR20AC. I have been following the forums for years so I do not have too many dumb questions. Not sure if I will start a build thread or not.
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    MKIV #9122 Ordered kit 5/24/17 received kit 8/11/17 MK4 Base kit +, Coyote gen2, T-56, 2015 IRS 3.31, 17" Halibrand replicas w/Nitto NT555 G2, Withby Motorcars power brake kit W/Wilwood pedals, 04 Cobra front brakes, 15 Mustang rear brakes with mods, power steering.

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    Congratulations & Welcome Aboard!

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    Glad to help Paul. We will be cruising before you know it! Jim
    20th Anniversary MK4 Roadster, #8752, 18 of 20, Delivered 12/03/15, 1st Start 01/28/2017, off to paint 4/13/2017, Forte 351w/ Holley EFI, Forte throttle linkage, TKO 600/Forte Hyd. Clutch, UniSteer Electra Steering, RT's turn Signals, many Breeze parts, Paint by the Cobra Colorist. Finished on 10/08/2017. 500 mile inspection on 10/21/2017

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    Congrats Paul!

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    Awesome! Congratulations.

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    Congrats Paul! Welcome to the club!
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    Congratulations, Paul!
    Last edited by Papa; 08-19-2017 at 01:31 PM.
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    Want to say - congratulations, Paul! I was wondering if anyone else opted for a base kit like I did. Got mine with lots of options at 50/50 also. It might be more work starting from a base but that means more fun. I am in Las Vegas and have gotten through suspension and brake assembly on my MkIV. Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions .I have solved a few issues by looking at other folks solutions. Saves time and money. If you come across a roadblock ,post it and most likely someone will have had the same issue. I am curious what powerplant you will be using. Doug

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    Thanks everyone, my plan is to be driving in gel coat in a year, we will see LOL. Doug I am using a Coyote backed by a T-56. Got the whole set up from Forte. I chose the base kit because I knew with all the different options it would be cheaper then a complete kit, if purchased during the 50/50 sale.
    MKIV #9122 Ordered kit 5/24/17 received kit 8/11/17 MK4 Base kit +, Coyote gen2, T-56, 2015 IRS 3.31, 17" Halibrand replicas w/Nitto NT555 G2, Withby Motorcars power brake kit W/Wilwood pedals, 04 Cobra front brakes, 15 Mustang rear brakes with mods, power steering.

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    Well got some work done on the build the last two weeks. Started by pulling most of the raw steel parts that come in the kit to paint with gloss black POR-15 to match the frame. Everything went together as planned on the front suspension. Except for the upper A-arms that were sent with the ball joint, mount upside down. Realized is after had both balljoints on. I had a few coworkers over tohelp get the IRS center section in. That went in without too much trouble, torqued the bolts down, and moved on. Initially put the lower IRS arms in the wrong side but caught that pretty quick and fixed before moving on. Marking all the torqued bolts with red paint markers as I went along so as not to forget. I am using the stock 15 Mustang rear brakes so I had to do a little massaging to get them to work with 17 wheels and clear the weights. Post more on that as I read miss informationabout what would and would not work. Would have moved on to mounting the Wilwood pedal assembly but I am still waiting on the modified brake pedal from Whitby. I am using Whibys complete power brake kitw/Wilwood pedals. Ordered the kit from them at the end of May, received most of the kit two weeks ago, but still waiting on the pedal. Therefore, I pulled the components for the Coyote power steering out and mounted the rack npinion. Had to paint the spacers from the kit that I missed on my first pill of raw steel parts. While I had, the paint out I touched up partsof the frame that had been chipped from installing the IRS. Gloss black POR is a perfect match for that.
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    MKIV #9122 Ordered kit 5/24/17 received kit 8/11/17 MK4 Base kit +, Coyote gen2, T-56, 2015 IRS 3.31, 17" Halibrand replicas w/Nitto NT555 G2, Withby Motorcars power brake kit W/Wilwood pedals, 04 Cobra front brakes, 15 Mustang rear brakes with mods, power steering.

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    Made some progress on my build cut some blocks out of 2x10sI had at work. Used the wood to stack upunder the back wheels and a couple on car ramps to get the height above thelift. Went pretty well, had about 3” underthe frame and about 1” under the front and rear wheels since the stand hadwings on it. Got on my butt and push itout with my feet. Had one of the guysfrom work help me load it on my trailer to take back to work. Took her off the block and down on her ownshoes for the first time. Got her readyfor the engine install that weekend. Pushedher all the way back in the garage and put her up on the stacked block in therear and sat the front wheels on 4x4s to get the engine hoist under. Had plenty of room in a 2-car garage to getit in without opening the garage door. With the Coyote and the T-56 matted, I had a couple of friends help getthe power plant in. One was pushing downon the tranny while we lowered her in. When it was almost in, we attached the headers then dropped it all theway in. Took about 2 hours from start tofinish, that thing fits like a glove in the engine bay. Did that a few weeks ago and have beenworking on wiring lately. Plan to pullthe engine back out and get all the engine panels

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    On her own feet, I removed the heater, reservoir and radiator for the install.
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    MKIV #9122 Ordered kit 5/24/17 received kit 8/11/17 MK4 Base kit +, Coyote gen2, T-56, 2015 IRS 3.31, 17" Halibrand replicas w/Nitto NT555 G2, Withby Motorcars power brake kit W/Wilwood pedals, 04 Cobra front brakes, 15 Mustang rear brakes with mods, power steering.

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    You are flying along and making it look easy. Looking good.
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    Looking good Paul. I see you got the stainless brake lines in and you bumped out the heater box. Would like to come out when you have your first start. Let me know.
    20th Anniversary MK4 Roadster, #8752, 18 of 20, Delivered 12/03/15, 1st Start 01/28/2017, off to paint 4/13/2017, Forte 351w/ Holley EFI, Forte throttle linkage, TKO 600/Forte Hyd. Clutch, UniSteer Electra Steering, RT's turn Signals, many Breeze parts, Paint by the Cobra Colorist. Finished on 10/08/2017. 500 mile inspection on 10/21/2017

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    He's zipping right along!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RR20AC View Post
    Glad to help Paul. We will be cruising before you know it! Jim
    I will let you know Jim, but I have to get my fire wall fixed first. I cut it out an inch to far toward the center and the heater is to close to the CMCV valve. Plus I am going to pull the engine back out to get my engine bay aluminum panels powder coated. Any suggestions for a local powder coater? I was thinking about taking them to Kens in Parkland.
    MKIV #9122 Ordered kit 5/24/17 received kit 8/11/17 MK4 Base kit +, Coyote gen2, T-56, 2015 IRS 3.31, 17" Halibrand replicas w/Nitto NT555 G2, Withby Motorcars power brake kit W/Wilwood pedals, 04 Cobra front brakes, 15 Mustang rear brakes with mods, power steering.

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    Chris has one , mine was good then had some trouble which they fixed. So I can't endorse them
    20th Anniversary MK4 Roadster, #8752, 18 of 20, Delivered 12/03/15, 1st Start 01/28/2017, off to paint 4/13/2017, Forte 351w/ Holley EFI, Forte throttle linkage, TKO 600/Forte Hyd. Clutch, UniSteer Electra Steering, RT's turn Signals, many Breeze parts, Paint by the Cobra Colorist. Finished on 10/08/2017. 500 mile inspection on 10/21/2017

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    I have had really good luck with ~

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    Hi Paul, love the setup, i also want to get a t-56 transmission, question, for you though, with the coyote motor and the t56, what was the size of your driveshaft?
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    Hi Paul. Impressive progress !! I revived my kit a week after you and I'm not nearly this far along ... I wanted to get a build thread going but have not had a chance.

    I have a similar build, but going with the TKO-600

    I plan to keep an eye on your build progress (and motivation).

    Mark
    Mk4 #9165, Base Kit with lots of options, Delivery on 08/17/2017, Coyote, 2015 IRS, 18" Halibrands, 12.99" Wilwoods

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    [QUOTE=rx7922;304319]Hi Paul, love the setup, i also want to get a t-56 transmission, question, for you though, with the coyote motor and the t56, what was the size of your driveshaft?[/QUOTe
    The overall length from the trans housing to the diff flange is 9". The shaft tube itself is a little over 3". So with the slip yoke overall length should be around 13". I had it made by http://mitchelldifferential.com/ they make the ones FFR sells. Haven't received it yet, but will post pictures when I do.
    MKIV #9122 Ordered kit 5/24/17 received kit 8/11/17 MK4 Base kit +, Coyote gen2, T-56, 2015 IRS 3.31, 17" Halibrand replicas w/Nitto NT555 G2, Withby Motorcars power brake kit W/Wilwood pedals, 04 Cobra front brakes, 15 Mustang rear brakes with mods, power steering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlewis View Post
    Hi Paul. Impressive progress !! I revived my kit a week after you and I'm not nearly this far along ... I wanted to get a build thread going but have not had a chance.

    I have a similar build, but going with the TKO-600

    I plan to keep an eye on your build progress (and motivation).

    Mark
    Thanks Mark, I will be pulling the engine back out and having things powder coated so two steps forward one step back. The good thing is once I get all my parts from the powder coater should be quick to build up to a point to first start. Hopefully by the 1st of February.
    MKIV #9122 Ordered kit 5/24/17 received kit 8/11/17 MK4 Base kit +, Coyote gen2, T-56, 2015 IRS 3.31, 17" Halibrand replicas w/Nitto NT555 G2, Withby Motorcars power brake kit W/Wilwood pedals, 04 Cobra front brakes, 15 Mustang rear brakes with mods, power steering.

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    Thinks, Chris I saw them on my search and they had some good reviews. Will have to go by there and get a quote. I narrowed it down to them or Forever Powder Coating in Olympia its a little farther, but I work on Ft. Lewis so not that far from there.
    MKIV #9122 Ordered kit 5/24/17 received kit 8/11/17 MK4 Base kit +, Coyote gen2, T-56, 2015 IRS 3.31, 17" Halibrand replicas w/Nitto NT555 G2, Withby Motorcars power brake kit W/Wilwood pedals, 04 Cobra front brakes, 15 Mustang rear brakes with mods, power steering.

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    It's looking great and you are making some serious progress!
    Started dreaming of a Cobra around 1987
    Purchased Complete Kit 6/9/2017, Delivered 9/4/2017
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