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    "The Black Mamba" build

    I have a bunch of stuff ready.... Will post pictures soon..
    You ready to take another journey with me? Hang on cause it will be quick
    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

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    What?!?

    What's it gonna be this time?


    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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    More to follow.... But going to stay as close to CSX 2001

    I will make some of my own design choices along the way.
    Last edited by Erik W. Treves; 06-11-2014 at 01:05 PM.
    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

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    Good LORD man! Wow!




    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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    I was sworn to secrecy a few weeks ago but now that the word is out publicly----CONGRATS ERIK! It will be another fun one to watch!

    Jeff

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    That explains the recent garage sale that Erik had with the Roadster and 818. Going to be watching this one, for sure.
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    So, will FFR start selling rectangular lights? (wish they had been a year earlier! oh well)

    New 289 forum! cool!
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    ok, so I had time to get my pictures uploaded...

    Some lead up to the Journey! ...long....

    .I was planning on another build and when I heard that there was talk about the 289FIA it seemed like perfect timing. It is no secret that I enjoy building cars and the creative process leading up to first start and enjoyment of the feedback after a wheel out of a completed project....driving these cars is fun too....lol... The Green Lantern and The Flash were/are fantastic cars...I felt conflicted driving one and not the other. The Cobra is my childhood dream car, but the 818 is such a neat car and begs to be pushed and to be honest gives me more feedback when pushed hard. The whole concept of the 818 is just awesome....I was actually getting ready to order another 818...then rumors of the 289FIA...I know! BOTH!!! well that plan was quickly veto'd by Household 06 (Military term for the "wife")...lol...I don't think I can ever be without a Cobra of some sort in the Garage...so....why not!

    But now, with the 289, being that it is new for Factory Five and knowing the whole deal about the FIA car and all, I am not sure if an all out assault of over the top power and accessories would be correct or even well received....So for several weeks I struggled on how I could build another cobra and not do a "stock" build...I hate stock, but still be respectful to the purist nature of the 289 FIA. Several repetitive phone calls to Wayne and Tony of potential ideas...I know they were probably ready for me to decide one way or another....

    When I was building the Green Lantern in Wayne's shop I had the pleasure of building along side him (yes I was cheating when he wasn't looking). Anyway he built a 408W Cobra called the Blackwidow...As the name would indicate... all black! no stripes! It was so simple, but geez that car looked awesome....So I knew I was going to build a Black 289.... but....I want to use a 289 CSX car as a guide...I didn't want another Blue one (though the one in the open house pic looks sweet)... red is nice, but the 818 was red....so which CSX....so another week on the internet and thumbing through books...I stumbled across CSX 2001 "The First Production Cobra"....and the color of the car was BLACK! though I understand it wasn't originally black and had a 260 Cid engine it...but it was black now and with a 289 in it....

    So First Production Cobra ... Factory Five's newest Production Roadster .... Why that seems like the perfect fit!

    So my plan after or at the open house is to order:

    289 FIA Roadster
    - Powder coated Chassis
    - 3 link suspension
    - Wipers
    - Heater
    - Wind wings
    - Gauges
    - Floor Mats

    And while I have been waiting for the open house to draw ever nearer....

    I ordered:

    289 FIA wheels


    Correct oil pan


    Some VeryCoolParts power plant of course (347 stroker) Dyno'd at 431/431 - not pictured are the Webers!



    I also spent some time my new welder and whipped up these valve covers









    I was going to clean up the welds but the pics I saw of the originals...they all looked pretty raw...so....I put the grinder away.
    Last edited by Erik W. Treves; 06-11-2014 at 09:06 PM.
    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

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    I then worked on some small things and put together and painted my reservoirs



    Made a call to the "brake master" - Richard Oben and got my rear end all put together with some disk brakes and custom axles...and of course everything went right together and all hardware included...couldn't ask for more!





    Picked up an almost new WC t5 tranny, painted and clear coated

    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

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    Eric, are you going with that tailhousing? I'd think you would want to go with the S-10 tailhousing so you could have a mid-shift...

    SO JEALOUS!


    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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    I am staying with the tail housing but putting a mid shift kit under the tunnel...that's the plan anyway
    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

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    Looking good Erik! It should look awesome in black. Very nice job with the valve covers. They look like they came right out of a time warp. Cool!

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    That's going to be quite a difference in power from your turbo 408. Should be easier to autocross though. Sounds like a fun project. Cheers.

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    What we need here is some proper 289 INSPIRATION!




    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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    Very cool Erik.....I really want one....already have a 289 for it....finally getting the shop back in the black but it's hard to pull the trigger...da BAT

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    Got the call from Stewert...looks like we will begin the build process either Sunday or Monday!!!!
    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

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    Sweet!!! I'm jealous....
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    Congrats Chief. I'll be watching this one from afar jealously. Not much to look forward to out here but going home and living vicariously through my friends.

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    Stay safe Henry!

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    Yes Sir,

    stay safe!!
    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

    US ARMY Maintenance Test Pilot (CW4 Retired)

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    Looking good Erik!

    You're going pin drive (I believe), so that 8.8 is modified, correct? Curious as to the cost from Richard. Thanks!!

    K
    PS...Really good seeing you at Open House!! Will be following your build while we await delivery of our 289 FIA.
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    Erik, that money tree of yours in the backyard must be huge!.....lol

    Looking fwd to the build

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    It's called two deployments to Iraq... Tax free money... Lol... Work hard play harder
    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

    US ARMY Maintenance Test Pilot (CW4 Retired)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik W. Treves View Post
    It's called two deployments to Iraq... Tax free money... Lol... Work hard play harder
    I hear that! I saved as much money as I could when I was in the NAVY, of course that money has been long gone, since that was back in the mid '80s

    Keep us all updated with pictures, as I know you will

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    Very nice Erik!!! Nice talking with ya at open house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vnmsss View Post
    Looking good Erik!

    You're going pin drive (I believe), so that 8.8 is modified, correct? Curious as to the cost from Richard. Thanks!!

    K
    PS...Really good seeing you at Open House!! Will be following your build while we await delivery of our 289 FIA.
    Karen,

    yes pin drive which requires losing 2.5 inches per side of the 8.8 and then reversing the brakes and custom axles. I got the housing shortened in town here for a song, and Richard supplied everything else...I just bought the complete setup off his website http://www.northracecars.com/Brakes.html . He called Moser directly and had my axles custom made for my application....one shot, one kill...his stuff went in without any issue...
    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

    US ARMY Maintenance Test Pilot (CW4 Retired)

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    ...so I have a T5, and the 289 had a toploader in it so the shifter was up a bit....so, I got a S10 tail shaft housing and top plate but then I would have to change to a GPS speedo..... the spec racer mod is above the tunnel....well....break out some beers and the welder....

    I am not done as final location will depend on what feels good in the seated position...but not only did I move the shifter forward but it is offset...I noticed in several pictures that the shifters were biased to the driver's side...so hopefully this works and looks right... I think it will fit under the tunnel which is a plus! I kept the stock shifter and drilled a hole a low as I could stand..(I will cut off the rest of the stock shifter after it is all setup).I made a temp setup and hooked it all up...shifted great with no slop!..we'll see once I get it in the car!




    Last edited by Erik W. Treves; 06-20-2014 at 05:15 PM.
    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

    US ARMY Maintenance Test Pilot (CW4 Retired)

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    Got the call! Car will be here around noon!
    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

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    OK Erik, lots of pictures!!

    I am looking forward to watching you build. Pretty exciting stuff to be sure.

    Regards,

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    Congrats Erik! Looking forward to the delivery pics.


    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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    well here it is "day zero".... also forgot to post a picture of my roller rockers upgrade I did to the crate motor....



    Delivery went very smooth! I got the car into the garage and have decided I don't like where it is...lol... so I have some arranging to do. Got all the aluminum marked and will all go to powder coat in the morning so assembly should start at full speed on Saturday...although I have a Hockey Tourney so I may slow down a little this weekend....but we're off!





    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

    US ARMY Maintenance Test Pilot (CW4 Retired)

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    Erik, did you have your choice of gelcoat color or are all the 289s being made in black?

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    I didn't ask for black, this is how it came...

    here it is at 3:37



    and then at 4:26...




    the critical panels will all be Powder Coated...the rest will be epoxy painted....

    THE BONES!

    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

    FFR 0004, Gen 3 , Hawk Coupe, Coyote twin turbo, 683 RWHP 559 RWTQ, IRS, VCP Tuned. "not too shabby"

    US ARMY Maintenance Test Pilot (CW4 Retired)

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    Important question - are the footboxes aluminum or fiberglass?

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    Les, they are aluminum.

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    You can get fiberglass footboxes from Acton but getting them to fit the FFR would be the trick. If you wanted to, you could always 'glass over the aluminum once it's installed to make it look a little closer, but the shape isn't quite right, so that would be polishing the cannonball.

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    I guess one could seal the edges of the aluminum and get some flat off-white paint to make them appear somewhat like fiberglass.

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    So...starting slow...trying to figure out when to take a week off and go nuts.... I got most of my panels back from the coater today...they came out really good. Worked all day at my normal job and came home ...wife was still about 2 hours out from arriving home....so what to do with 2 free hours.....I had to keep stepping over the rear end and it was pissing me off...so... in to the car it went...problem solved!!





    One box thrown out...only 20 more to go....

    I will add one observation... I normally order just the basic kit....I am surprised how complete the COMPLETE kit is...The 3-link box had everything in it and all the bushings fit right in..no fuss!! I was working on 1 task and everything I needed was in the one box....very cool....

    going to attack the foot boxes tomorrow I think so I can run the wiring and ready to drop the motor in maybe as early as next weekend.....we'll see....
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    Wiring going in and installing the engine next week??!! Holy S#!+ you work fast!
    Cool build, love the Black theme (and super-hero tie-in of all of your builds).
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    well "hopefully" next week....we'll see... I have a hockey tourney this weekend...we'll see how my body feels after that
    FFR 1879, Blown DSS 306,REDLINE management, VeryCoolParts Tuned 460RWHP

    FFR 818S, The Flash, Chassis #5, 2.0L, LSD, Electromotive TEC-S, VCP Tuned, 278RWHP 265 RWTQ

    FFR 6651, Green Lantern, 408W Crate, Hellion 66mm Turbo, JGS Waste gate / Blowoff valve, Tec-GT management, VCP Tuned, 575 RWHP, 690 RWTQ

    FFR 8335, Black Mamba, 289 FIA CSX 2001 tribute car, 347, 48 IDA webers, VCP Tuned, 311 RWHP 386 RWTQ, 3-link, Trigo's

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