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About R Thomas

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July 22
About R Thomas
Build postponed due to health issues. Now thinking hard about Coupe. While the plan is going on thrashing a 97 donor I refer as The Beater. Daily driver is a 2011 Mustang Convertible which is a blast, can't wait til those beach cruises are in a Roadster.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Cars and Grandkids


Daily Driver 2011 Ford Mustang Convertible
Donor 1997 Mustang Coupe
Someday a Type65 Street Coupe


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4 into 4 headers vs J pipes

by R Thomas on 03-04-2017 at 04:48 PM
Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Levy View Post
On the dyno the difference between the J pipes and 4 into 4's on a 347 was 75 rwhp.

4 into 4 headers vs J pipes

by R Thomas on 03-04-2017 at 04:47 PM
Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kleiner View Post
What engine? Coyotes are quiet anyway if that's what you are going to be running. Engine type and specs are generally the determining factor as far as noise level. All things being equal I think the sound level is pretty similar between the J and 4X4 since they're going through the same muffler either way.


Installing a 2005-2009 T3650 with a Coyote...

by R Thomas on 02-26-2017 at 12:18 AM
Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonS197 View Post
There's not a whole lot of info on installing this trans in roadster, so here's how I did it:

First, obtain a T3650 from 2005-2009 Mustang GT. Getting the shifter linkage with it is very helpful.

Upon purchase, you'll want to install a new slave cylinder. Get one from Ford, or get a Dorman from rockauto. Any other brands are prone to leaking. Installation is 2 bolts.

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Blue paint for MKIV

by R Thomas on 02-20-2017 at 08:56 PM
Quote Originally Posted by j.miller View Post
HOK has an Oriental Blue in PBC (pearl base coat) that is 2 stage. I use it on a Monster Truck I do work on. And yes, 3 stage is something to avoid.

Type 65 Coupe - Daily Driver?

by R Thomas on 02-15-2017 at 07:07 PM
Quote Originally Posted by BluePrintEngines View Post
Hey Orangehat

I was reading your post here with some enthusiasm because how you wanted a near daily driver Type 65 Coupe. That is so cool!!

Having built several old cars with and without carpeted interiors, I did have some ideas for heat and sound reduction in the car.

First, on heat reduction. Heat and sound reduction can be accomplished by using material like Dynomat, and other similar brands, throughout the interior of the car along with carpet.

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