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    Please graduate FFR #7300!

    Picked up kit - August 14, 2010 http://www.mikesmk4.com/factory3.htm

    First start - July 22, 2011 https://youtu.be/nnSGsruQVEk

    Picked up from paint - October 16, 2017

    [IMG]grad1 by Mike_N4JX, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]grad2 by Mike_N4JX, on Flickr[/IMG]

    grad3 by Mike_N4JX, on Flickr

    [IMG]grad4 by Mike_N4JX, on Flickr[/IMG]

    grad5 by Mike_N4JX, on Flickr

    grad6 by Mike_N4JX, on Flickr

    I need to get some images of dash, interior, engine compartment. But wanted to get this graduation thread done!

    Factory Five Mk4 Roadster (complete kit)
    Ford Racing Boss 302 w/ E303 roller cam
    Tremec T5-Z 5-speed transmission
    Independent rear suspension / 3.55 gearing
    Leather seats and dash
    Autometer Ultralight gauges
    Remote battery terminals
    FFMetal thicker firewall
    FFMetal battery box
    Electric parking brake (my own design)
    Dark Water Customs rear glove box
    Vintage Air AC / heater
    Herb's custom door panels
    Battery cutoff switch
    Whitby soft top
    DS footbox extension / dead pedal
    Dash extension with toggles / guards
    Breeze seat mounts for classic seats
    Brakes: Mustang GT 11" front, Mustang Cobra 11.65" rear
    Team III wheels: 17x9 front, 17x10.5 rear
    Tires: 255/40-17 front, 315/35-17 rear
    Paint: Lexus Indigo Ink / Silver stripes
    Paint, body, final assembly: Whitby Motorcars

    Rides and sounds real nice. What a fun car!

    Mike (Gatorguy)

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    Administrator David Hodgkins's Avatar
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    Outstanding! And I'm a fan of that motor!
    She's a real beauty!

    Congratulations!!


    FFR 5369 Pin Drive, IRS, Trigos, Torsen, Wilwoods, FMS BOSS 302 "B" cam , Mass-flo. CA SB100 (SPCN) Registered
    Delivered 4/23/06. "Finished" 4/2012 (still not done!)


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    Love it. Way to go. Your co-pilot has the cool look down pat.
    -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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    Very Nice!

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    Absolutely awesome - love the soft top, too!!!
    Later,
    Chris

    "There are no more monsters to fear, and so, we have to build our own."
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    Looks great! Man, two finished cars in one day. I need to get a move on!

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    Congratulations & Like ScottieC, I too need to get moving.

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    Looks great! Congratulations!
    FFR MK4 #8317, 393 Cleveland, Lunati VooDoo solid roller, CHI 3V heads and intake, TKO 600, Std roadster seats, 8.8 3.55 diff, 17" Halibrand replica wheels, Ford "Magnetic Metallic", silver ghost stripe.

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    Congrats
    JRL16
    Mk4 delivered 4/28/16. First start 10/15/16. First gocart 11/10/16. Engine Factory 427W. 750 carb. Tremec TKO600. 2015 IRS. Power steering. Whitby power brakes. Wilwood brakes. 18" wheels. Falken tires. Sway bars front and rear. Forte hydraulic clutch and mechanical throttle linkage. Scott's Hot Rods triple reservoir. Ceramic coated headers. Gasín sidepipes. Heated seats. Herb Fraser walnut door panels. Wipers. Console.

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    Congrats, clean build. Enjoy it in good health.

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    Congratulations, now enjoy!

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    Congratulations ... very motivating to get out in the garage and get er done!
    Mk 4 Roadster
    October 25, 2012 - Kit Arrives
    April 8, 2013 - Build Starts
    August 23, 2015 - Rolling Chassis/Engine & Transmission Installed
    March 26, 2016 - Go Cart

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    Senior Member Yama-Bro's Avatar
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    Very Nice!
    Started dreaming of a Cobra around 1987
    Purchased Complete Kit 6/9/2017, Delivered 9/4/2017
    Click here for my build thread
    Serial #9158
    Design Engineer at BluePrint Engines

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    Very nice, congrats.
    MK4 # 9181 - Complete Kit - Levy Racing 408 EFI, TKO600, IRS - Delivered 2017-10-06
    Build Thread - http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...499#post299499

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    Looks great! Hows the top ? Was it worth the money ? Thinking of getting one next year
    MK III w/3 link

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    Mike-

    Congratulations on your graduation. She looks terrific!

    I love the look on your navigator in that picture! He looks very pleased with your work.

    The color combination looks very nice, and the engine is awesome; love the valve covers! Well done!

    Regards,

    Steve

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    Thanks everyone. Took my car on a longer trip this weekend . . . . 300+ miles round trip. Some Interstate and back road driving. I was pleased overall. Tracked real nice and felt comfortable and stable. Will be taking it across the state to Daytona Turkey Run in a couple of weeks.

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    I like the top, though I have not used it too much at this point. We do have some rainy days here in Florida so I anticipate using it some. As well as cold weather . . . which we don't have too much of. I did install A/C so maybe in the dead heat of summer will try the top with the A/C.

    Quote Originally Posted by bil1024 View Post
    Looks great! Hows the top ? Was it worth the money ? Thinking of getting one next year

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    Mike, It looks great! I also appreciate your persistence. Enjoy the ride!
    Mk IV Roadster - #8650 - delivered 7-17-2015 - a work in (slow) progress
    Complete kit / 2015 Coyote / TKO600 / IRS / Wilwood brakes

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    That looks great, nice work! Be safe and enjoy!

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    Awesome. I really like the Blue and Silver. Congratulations and enjoy.

    I don't who looks more excited, the driver or the passenger!
    FFR MK4 Complete Kit #8952
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    3 Link Rear Suspension, Gordon Levy 347 SBF with T5
    First start Feb 20, 2017, First Go Kart March 5, 2017, Registered & Title April 25, 2017

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    Congratulations

    She looks great
    #8475 Complete Kit Delivered Nov 2014, started Nov 2015, Street Legal Apr 2016, Paint and Interior Completed Aug 2017, 390FE, March accessory kit, MSD Atomic EFI and Ready to run, TKO 500 with MidShift kit, hooker headers, 3 link, track lock with 3.55

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    Congrats...she is defiantly an eye catcher

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