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    Home at last!

    Well we picked up my289 usrrc complete kit Monday am. We've got about 1/2 the inventory done and as a reward, we installed the front suspension. There are a couple of nuts that I can't get a torque wrench on, so I just tightened the snot out of them. I'm going to start a blog this weekend and I'll post some pictures.

    Should be fun.

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    Cool, welcome to the madness!

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    Congratulations!

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    Post some pics !And congrats
    MK III w/3 link

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    Congrats and welcome to the 289 club!

    Have you settled on the motor and finish plans yet?
    FFR #8833 289 FIA
    1965 289, TKO600, 3-Link
    Picked up 3/5/2016, First start 4/22/2017
    Build Thread http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...FIA-build-8833

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    Welcome! There are only a handful of us 289 owners out there. I can't wait to follow your progress. Front suspension on....that's a good start!

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    Awesome! Welcome home, and congratulations on getting started with your 289.

    I look forward to following along with your build. As japollon mentioned, there aren't a great deal of 289 builders out there, so it would be great to read a build thread!

    Good luck with your build!

    Regards,

    Steve

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    Welcome from another 289 builder! Have fun, and don't be afraid to ask questions. There are a few detail differences with the 289. Be sure you have the latest 289 addendum to the instructions. There are a handful of us in various stages of build right now. I'm very close to first prime.

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    Very cool! Will be following.
    Kyle

    Complete Kit pickup 09/05/2015, 351w, QF680, 3.55, 3-Link, 15" Halibrands with MT's, Painted Viking blue with Wimbledon white stripes on 03/15/2017.

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    Welcome to the 289 crew!
    FFR8551 289 FIA build in progress.

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    Welcome. I too have a 289 kit, however I haven’t had a chance to start yet. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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    I have been having a little health problem, so I've been stuck at home for a couple weeks, and as such I got a lot of work done on the car. Front suspension and brakes are in, about a quarter of the aluminum is mounted and most of the rest is all pre-drilled and installed with Clecos. The center section of the rear end is in,all the mods have been done to the spindles and the rear brakes are ready to go. Just waiting for the rear A arms(POL). Pedal box is in,emergency brake is the assembled, but not installed. Gas tank is assembled but not installed, waiting on plastic cover(POL) Tires mounted and balanced. My raw steel parts are all back from Powdercoat. This mornings project is the hood hinges

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    Wow, that all sounds good, but I don't see any pictures. I guess that means it didn't really happen... ;-o)

    Off to a great start. I am excited to follow along!

    Regards,

    Steve

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