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Thread: Chris' 289 FIA build, #8833

  1. #121
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    Looking good Chris. Do you have the standard width axels and are you using the standard FFR 15” bolt on wheels? Your wheels fit the body really good. Most, if not all the 289 photos I see are using the narrow width with pin drive wheels.

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    Yes, those are the standard wheels. Wanted to try and stay in budget. Hasn't really worked that well....
    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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    Checked in on the car yesterday. Looks really good. Happy with the paint sample too. Heading for the spray booth late this week/early next.
    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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    While I'm waiting for paint, I've started thinking about the next steps in the process. Part of this is which direction did I want to take to reduce the sound of the exhaust. Personally, I love it. Fits the race car image. Realistically, I need to take it down a notch. Thought about going with inserts, thought about going with the catted j pipes. Then I got a message from Bob Boig. They are local and have systems for the MKIV, I have their cooling pipes already. We discussed the 289 application and long story short, I've offered up my car as a test mule and gave Bob a pipe for research. More to come, but there will be a quiet pipe option for the 289.
    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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    Hey Chris. When you tak to him again, tell him he’s got another customer. I fired mine up last weekend with the catted j pipes. Sounds great, but still too loud. If he doesn’t come up with something, I may give my welder my j pipes and a couple of Magnaflo 14159’s and see how that works. Go carting my 289 this Sunday before the next snowstorm.d
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    I will let him know. Bob's been great to work with.
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    1965 289, TKO600, 3-Link
    Picked up 3/5/2016, First start 4/22/2017
    Build Thread http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...FIA-build-8833

  7. #127
    Quote Originally Posted by cnutting View Post
    I will let him know. Bob's been great to work with.
    I would be interested in their solution to quieter pipes.

    From what I can tell, the 289 pipes are unbaffled so make quite the racket. Quieting them would be a big + in my mind. Loud pipes can get annoying and make for unhappy neighbors.
    Last edited by CobraboyDR; Yesterday at 10:16 PM.

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    The body is in the polish stage, tomorrow they will be moving towards reassembly. Targeting picking the car up a week from Saturday, then it's the home stretch. A bunch of stuff to put back on, double check my alignments and torques, then the infamous Mass registration process. Somewhere in there I need to get the car over to Bob Boig for exhaust work.

    Pic from last week in clearcoat:



    And a couple pics from today in polish:



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    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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    Awesome, love your color scheme!

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    Wow! Thats a great color combo

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    Thanks guys! Went with vintage Ford colors, Viking blue and springtime yellow.
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    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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    looks great. Cant wait to see it all put together
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    Just looks perfect Chris! Great work and great choices on your part. Looking forward to more pictures of the finished product. Joel

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    Had a small delay on pickup but that's ok. Weather is awful here in Boston anyway, some light snow today and rain expected all day tomorrow. Last Friday it was 70, go figure...

    The car is ready, it's back on all four wheels and I'm looking forward to next weekend.



    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

  15. #135
    Quote Originally Posted by cnutting View Post
    Had a small delay on pickup but that's ok. Weather is awful here in Boston anyway, some light snow today and rain expected all day tomorrow. Last Friday it was 70, go figure...

    The car is ready, it's back on all four wheels and I'm looking forward to next weekend.



    Looks awesome!!!
    Home stretch

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    Thanks for the tip Chris. Solved my lighting problem. FFRshould include these in all 289 kits as the unit they give you does not work with the included LED taillights.
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    Ford full roller 306 built by my son and me Holley Sniper EFI
    TKO600 2015 IRS 3:55. 17” FFR Hallibrand replicas, Power steering
    FFR Vintage instruments, Wipers and Heat/defrost
    Lots of parts and advice from Mike Forte & Mark Reynolds (Breeze Automotive)

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    Excellent, happy to help!
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    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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    Outstanding build!

    Better put those spinners on before the wheels fall off!!!

    I slay me...


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    Quote Originally Posted by David Hodgkins View Post
    Outstanding build!

    Better put those spinners on before the wheels fall off!!!

    I slay me...

    Thanks!

    I made sure to add an extra static fluid reservoir to help keep the wheels on. Improved my mileage plus gave me 10 extra hp...
    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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