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    TexasAviator's #9196 347 475HP First Go Kart

    My first car build, first v8 engine build, first transmission rebuild. The goal... Have every nut and bolt hand assembled by this wing-nut (Air Force Aviator Joke). I feel that if you are willing to try you can do anything in life and with these cars. Everyone that sees my car and asks me about it wonders what it takes to build one. I tell them my life motto. "Fake it till you make it." To me that means you have to ACT like what you want to be until you ARE what you want to be. I can add engine and trans builder thanks to youtube. I can add car builder thanks to you all.


    Installs and Builds
    The T5Z transmission build
    The 347 engine build
    When the car came in a big cool truck
    Heater Core Install
    The 475hp/440torque Dyno Day
    The engine install
    Power steering install
    Wheel and Tire Install
    Aircraft Rivet Spacing
    Hand Braided Chassis Wiring
    Factory Five Driveshaft assembly
    Lokar Throttle Cable and Bracket
    First Start
    Coolant Overflow Tank and Filler Neck Gates Brand Install
    Wilwood Brake Reservoir install
    Clutch Safety Switch Install
    Air Cleaner & Engine Pics
    High Mount 3rd Brake Light

    DRIVETRAIN

    ENGINE SPECS
    302 race prepped and blue printed block, honed and plugged.
    Moroso Main Cap Girdle
    Scat 3.4 Crank Shaft
    Scat Connecting Rods
    RaceTec Custom billet forged pistons Autotec -5cc (11:1 compression)
    Trick Flow Stage 2 - 286/294 duration cam
    Felpro .039 head-gaskets
    Trick Flow 11R 190CC CNC heads with 2.055 1.6 valves .600 springs (56cc Chambers)
    Comp Cams aluminum roller rockers 1.6 (these are quieter than their magnum chromoly roller rockers)
    Fabricated Aluminum Valve Covers
    Trick Flow Chromoly pushrods
    Ford Performance Hydraulic Roller Lifters
    PAC .600 valve springs
    TFS SS valves
    Ford Performance Single Plane Intake Manifold (Edelbrock Victor Jr)
    FiTech Go EFI 4 600 Horsepower system
    Mr Gasket 1" Intake Spacer
    Ebay 15" Oval Polished Air Cleaner 2" Tall filter
    Bosch 4.2 with AFR meter
    MSD Coil
    Ford Raing 9MM Black Wires
    Ford Motorsports Chrome Distributor Hold Down
    Professional Products Locked out Distributor. I made a youtube video on how to lock it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yynJWYp4KR0
    Walbro 255 LPH Fuel pump
    March Billet Pulley Kit
    Gmb Waterpump
    LMR Thermostat Housing
    Ford Motorcraft 180 D Thermstat
    Gates Water Filler Neck
    LMR Aluminum Overflow Tank
    LMR 29 Inch Wide Radiator
    Trick flow 28oz Dampener
    Felpro Gaskets including .039 Headgasket
    Fitech coolant, temp, pressure sensors, and computer
    Dorman Oil Pan
    Ford Motorsports Chrome Dipstick and Tube
    Melling Oil Pump and Modified Stock Ford Parts Pickup Tube
    Steeda Air Oil Separator System
    SN95 Ford PCV Valve on PS Grommet and Valve Cover

    FUEL/IGNITION SYSTEM
    FiTech EFI ignition/fuel/air control
    5/16 rhinohide fuel line
    1/4 rhinohide return line
    Earls 6 AN Fuel Fittings
    30R9 High Pressure Fuel Hose
    Motorcraft Mustang OEM Fuel Filter
    Walboro 255 LPH Fuel Pump
    Ford In-tank Fuel pump bracket
    FFR Fuel Cap and Retrofit
    Ford Mustang Fuel Level Sender
    Ford Electrical connectors retrofitted to chassis harness
    Lokar throttle cable
    Lokar throttle bracket
    Lokar tandem return springs

    CLUTCH/PRESSURE PLATE
    King Cobra Clutch Kit (Made in Korea) 5-spring
    Ford Racing Hex Flywheel Bolt Kit
    RPM FPH-30228 Billet Flywheel, SFI 1.1 Rated
    McLeod Clutch TOB Fork
    Ford Adjustable Clutch Cable
    Maximum Motorsports Billet Firewall Adjuster
    Maximum Motorsports Billet quadrant

    TRANSMISSION
    T5 Tremec Transmission (hand built to t5z spec with the addition of electronic speedo and tail housing)
    2.95 Alloy First Gear
    .60 Alloy Final Gear
    5th gear lock/syncro
    Carbon Fiber Blocker rings (Syncros)
    2000 Ford tail housing
    Electronic speedo conversion
    Billet retainer plate
    1 piece finger selector
    Smooth no hole top loader style case cover
    Pro 5.0 PRO-7210T5 Billet Shifter base
    FFR Classic Shift Pattern Knob, Handle, Billow, and Chrome Bezel


    DRIVESHAFT
    FFR T5-8.8

    REAREND
    Ford 8.8 10 bolt live solid axle
    3.73 Ford Gears
    Cobra LS Diff
    5 lug Alloy Shafts
    Cobra Brackets
    Original Ford Performance Parts SVO Diff Cover/Girdle

    SUSPENSION
    KONI Front and Rear Coilovers
    FFR Upper and Lower Front Control Arms
    Ford SN95 knuckles/spindle
    FFR 3 Link Rear

    STEERING
    Ford Sport Suspension 2.5 Power Rack and Pinion
    Ford Power steering pump
    Ford Power steering lines
    Maximum Motorsports Aluminum Steering Rack Bushings
    Maximum Motorsports Tie Rod Ends w/Bumpsteer Kit
    FFR Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    FFR Steering shafts and collars

    BRAKES
    Wilwood Reservoir kits (2)
    3/8 Hardlines by AGS Poly-Armour and Rhinohide
    Stainless steel braided brake lines
    2300K Ford Performance Big Brake kit includes:
    Bendix (PBR) SN95 Ford Performance Brake Booster
    Bendix Ford Performance Master Cylinder
    PBR Cobra 13" 5-lug Front Dual Piston Caliper and Rotor
    PBR Cobra 11.65" 5-lug Rear Caliper and Rotor

    WHEEL TIRE
    Size: 17x9
    Backspacing: 5.95
    Offset: +24mm
    Lug Pattern: 5x114.3
    Weight: 24lbs

    Size: 17x10.5
    Backspacing: 6.83
    Offset: +27mm
    Lug Pattern: 5x114.3
    Weight: 27lbs

    275/40/17 Nitto G2 Tires
    Overall Diameter 25.55"
    Overall Width 11.02"
    Speed Rating W-168 mph

    315/35/17 Nitto G2 Tires
    Overall Diameter 25.63"
    Overall Width 12.56"
    Speed Rating W-168 mph

    ELECTRICAL
    Custom hand braided wiring harness
    Yellow Top Battery
    PowerMaster 150 Amp Single Wire Alt
    LMR/SVE High Torque Mini Starter
    FFR Headlamps, Signals, Brake Lights
    Gauges TBD
    Last edited by TexasAviator; 04-15-2018 at 06:07 PM. Reason: Updated
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    Welcome to the insanity!! You have made the first dozen of about 100,000 decisions that you will make during your build. The best one was to include your family! We look forward to watching your build and helping you as the need arises.
    Jazzman
    MKIV #8745 "Flip Top" Roadster Ordered 7/30/15. Tilt front, Coyote Engine, Tremec TKO600, IRS w. 3.55 final, 18" Hallibrands, dual rollbars, custom Zebrawood Dash. Delivered 11/25/15, First Start 12/24/16, First Go Cart, 1/6/17, Licensed and Legal 11/20/17. | Build Thread | Frame Dolly Plan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzman View Post
    Welcome to the insanity!! You have made the first dozen of about 100,000 decisions that you will make during your build. The best one was to include your family! We look forward to watching your build and helping you as the need arises.
    Thanks Jazzman,

    I am humbled by the amount of knowledge on here and am willing to learn whatever I can.
    Last edited by TexasAviator; 11-05-2017 at 04:27 PM.
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    My tre performance short block review and the parts I chose for my 347 build.



    https://youtu.be/qiO0xITzqeY
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    I am truly looking forward to this build thread! You my friend, by all accounts are a mechanic and have an entertaining story telling gift...

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    Thanks cg.
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    Cleaned up some parts with brake fluid and setup my balancer with some new bling... A 28oz counterweight.

    https://youtu.be/CE1P6EZDMMk
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    Moroso Canton ARP bolt upgrade install as well as some detail about the jewelry installed in my 347 build.

    https://youtu.be/h5mleFuFOWQ
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    Canton Moroso clearance for a stroker stroked 347 302. Checked crankshaft end play as well as other clearances.

    https://youtu.be/7ncYPAotbuE
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    The block on the engine stand. Wasnt too bad I just picked it up and slid it onto the stand. Ima feeling that one ! The block and rotating assembly had to weigh at least 200lbs. 305lb Deadlift workouts saved the day on this one.

    Here is the model number etched on the crank facing the water pump.

    Clearance for the Moroso Canton girdle was perfect.



    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    Great detailed videos ... I have a 347 but had it built for me; I have never done an engine build so your videos are very helpful.
    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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    Thank you. I think a builders closest ally is a persnickety personality.
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    Clearance for main girdle to oil pump part 1.

    https://youtu.be/EsGknwpytoI
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    Part 2 install afted clearance oil pump for the girdle.

    https://youtu.be/fJivsCZ6aIE
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    Oil pump and tube modification for a girdle.

    https://youtu.be/8b4FCaqn7m0
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    Lifters dowel pins and head gasket install. The head gasket is .039 felpro. The dowel pins are from a 1994 ford bronco but new from felpro. Oreilleys could not find a part number for me so i told them to check the trucks. They then had them in stock.

    https://youtu.be/Nt5t0N5EqTw
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    Installed my 11r heads and measured for lifters. Came out to 7.185 so i am going to buy 7.200 chromoly rods.

    https://youtu.be/YZHdl7LxKI8
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    Measuring for pushrods setting up my heads and some other build specs. Checking piston to valve clearances.


    https://youtu.be/X1lpkWhe3cg
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    New chromed timing marker indicator. Bet you never seen one of these off the shelf.

    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    I see that LMR, AM, And, other sites are charging crazy prices on these bolt kits. If you have deleted the steering pump and the ac. These bolts look nice on the front of your molded engine. They are socket head bolts and cost 5 dollars!

    https://youtu.be/aNwvVJSeimg


    Even after assuring myself with a camera and a bunch of clearance checking, I went ahead and clay or play dough the ptv aka piston to valve clearance.

    Tons of room in these racetec pistons.

    https://youtu.be/OK_E5Fp_rrg
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    At your alls suggestion, I painted the timing cover and clear coated all the other aluminum parts to keep them from corrosion. Also started to port my intake to match the heads.

    https://youtu.be/iQS7xRhi6qw



    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    Last edited by TexasAviator; 04-03-2017 at 09:09 PM.

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    The Tremec design T-5 5 speed transmission has been around since the early 80's. "World Class" models were introduced in 1985. These transmissions feature tapered roller bearings on the cluster, caged needle bearings under the 1st, 2nd and 3rd speed gears on the mainshaft, double synchronizers on 1st and 2nd and steel blocker rings with bonded friction materials. Ford adopted this configuration for 1985 and up production T5's. Similarly, all Ford aftermarket T-5 applications have been "World Class" since 1985. As the demands on this transmission were increased, gear materials were upgraded (8620 to 4620 to4615) and blocker ring lining materials went from paper to carbon fibre.

    In 1993 the pocket bearing between the input and mainshaft was changed from a needle bearing to a tapered roller bearing. This was only used in production on the '93-95 Mustang Cobra T5's but was adopted on many high performance aftermarket T-5 applications including the m-7003-z. The T-5 design and manufacturing rights were purchased by Tremec in 1996 and is still being produced in Mexico.

    This is the initial build of a my custom 7003-z spec trans from a repurposed WC case, hardened alloy gears, pocket bearing 2.95 input (not needle bearings) from a new distributor based out of Texas, a 070 spec chromoly gear cluster, a unique uncommon 2000 mustang rear case with electronic speedo, and a billet gear pack retainer. Should be plenty of fun at half the price of a frpp 7003-z trans and plenty for my street 450hp 347.


    Here is my coveted T5 1993 Cobra mustang input shaft (aka m-7003-Z). This piece is going for hundreds of dollars for used parts but with the new SAE 8620 alloy you can have this kit built for much cheaper as we are experimenting with the Frankenstein. I came across them online.



    The differences between the two bearings inside the cup are apparent here. The difference between a needle bearing world class setup (top) and the obvious race and bearing surface in my new input shaft cup (bottom). The input shaft rides directly against the gear output shaft and is either riding on the weaker needle bearings as seen in the T5 WC or they are riding on the tapered bearing and race as seen in the stronger t5 cobra aka t5z input shaft.



    The shaft on the right has a smaller surface area on the front side of the output shaft, and the weaker WC is on the left.



    Here you can see the installed bearing on the t5z shaft and how it sits in the above input shaft. This is the stronger bearing that Ford even quotes as having 330 lb ft capability compared to the WC has 265 and 300 respectively depending on the gear count.




    Billet cluster support plate. The rebuild kit comes with a thin sloppy metal retainer. This replaces that weak part.



    Newer smooth t5 cover got rid of NSS hole and cleans up the overall look of the t5z+ frankenstein trans.



    Then inside the cover i replaced the finger selector with a stronger 1 piece design.

    Last edited by TexasAviator; 04-04-2017 at 09:30 PM.
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    This is the billet gear retainer that is similar to a T5Z and replaces the flimsy rebuild kit parts.



    Gears installed.



    Here you can see the shafts forward pocket bearing that is similar to the T5Z and Cobra setups.



    Cluster gears 1352077070R built in 2016 by motive gear. Nothing like fresh parts.



    The parts are out there but you have to assemble the right combo to get the 2.95 gears since they did not come in the any year cobra due to emissions. All transmissions, even the Cobra 93-95 were 3.35 gears. The only 2.95 is aftermarket kits. This is the gear set for all these good parts to come together and make this set a true performer.



    This is the rear section above the output shaft and shows the difference in the 1999+ rear tail section allowing us to run a true electronic speedometer.



    Here is the rear syncro, brake, and electronic speedometer tone ring (above the fork). This allows a WC transmission to be upgraded to a t5z out back. It now has a brake to stop the annoying reverse grind and brings everything up to T5Z spec. All the best parts and upgrades you can do to the T5 WC (World Class).

    Last edited by TexasAviator; 04-05-2017 at 06:23 PM.
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

  26. #26
    thats a beautiful looking motor!
    San Jose, CA
    Dreaming of the MK4
    Purchasing the kit within the next 5 years.

  27. #27
    What options did you order on ur kit?

  28. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by rx7922 View Post
    thats a beautiful looking motor!
    Thanks, I may still powdercoat the valve covers and some stuff black crinkle.

    Quote Originally Posted by speedfreak1211 View Post
    What options did you order on ur kit?
    0MK IV BASE KIT............................................... ........12990.00
    0POWDER COATING ROADSTER CHASSIS........................$399.00
    0302-351 ENGINE/TRANS MOUNTS................................$0.00
    0BODY CUT-OUTS.............................................. ........$149.00
    0BOX 9A BLACK VINYL SEATS.......................................$0.00
    0FRONT LOWER ARMS - STANDARD WIDTH.....................$450.00
    0GAUGE CONVERSION KIT............................................$0. 00
    03 LINK REAR SUSPENSION WITH COIL-OVERS A...............$1399.00
    LEATHER STEERING WHEEL............................................. $30.00
    CHROME ROLL BAR............................................... ..........$299.00
    FFR MUG............................................... .........................
    FFR METAL SIGN.............................................. ...............

    TOTAL............................................. ...............................$15387.00

    I pretty much have everything ready to go onto the car already purchased. Still deciding on wheels and paint.
    Last edited by TexasAviator; 10-12-2017 at 11:06 PM.
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

  29. #29
    Finished the transmission build. Possibly the only t5z with electronic Speedo?

    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

  30. #30
    I should be getting my car at the end of this month. Is there any steps or things I should buy before I take the body off the frame for the first time. Outside of a body buck and things in the manual. What else should I be looking for?
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    Chassis Lifting System:
    If you can pick up a scissor style or quick jack set up it would be great.
    The Danmar Max Jack would even be better.
    http://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com/...ifts-s/294.htm

    Thread Insert Rivet Nut Kit:
    Every access panel, dash, stereo consol and the top of the transmission tunnel are removable on my car and all use the same #10 Allen Head screws to make things easy to access so consider getting one.
    https://www.rivetsonline.com/rivet-n...d-blind-rivets
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 09-04-2017 at 04:49 AM.

  32. #32
    I have not seen the insides of a transmission since high school auto shop. Thanks for the great write up.
    -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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    Got some things done the last few days. I have been home from deployment for about a week and I have to tell you my little model Cobra and patches that I carried around with me were an inspiration. I have had a horrible deployment but the key is to have healthy distractions while overseas. I would plan all kinds of things and search for parts at the USO and online whenever I could just to get my mind off the mission and the things going on around me. Flying everyday was a stressful endeavor and being bombarded on a weekly sometimes daily basis with rockets was all too much at times. I appreciate the reads and things that go on here so that I had a sense of community and a feeling of being back in the US whenever I could get to my favorite distraction.

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    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
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    Sanded 27 years of gunk and rust off my axle. Wiped it down, shot it semigloss. Setup with 11 inch cobra pbr rear brakes, alloy shafts, 3.73 ford gears, limited slip cobra diff, svo girdle cover. I shot my diff cover because it was looking tired and accented it black. Got in and inspected the work on my used diff. Seals are not leaky, diff fluid was in really good shape. Checked backlash and gear mesh. She is coming together nicely. Buttoned it up and added amsoil severe duty synthetic gear 75w-90.





    Last edited by TexasAviator; 09-28-2017 at 05:03 PM.
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    Now the fun begins! Your axle looks great...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasAviator View Post
    Finished the transmission build. Possibly the only t5z with electronic Speedo?

    Really interesting and ingenious how you steroided out your T5. Being an old 5.0 Stang guy, I love the T5. I also have a fueled injection 347 (around 450 horse) and splurged and bought a G-Force completely manufactured (new case & all new internals) T5, which is rated to 600 foot pounds. Don't have your mad skills and the complete G-Force setup isn't cheap.

    Your motor is stunning bro!

    Chris

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    Thanks I thought the T5 was a great piece and I would rather repair or fix things then throw them out. So I decided to build it. I wish I had the funds to further buy a GForce or Astro but this was the best alternative. Ford Performance Parts guys said that the T5Z is actually more stout than the 300 ft lb rating, and local guys at my towns drag strip are running stock t5's without destroying them on turbos and other things. The key to my t5z build is also that longer 1st gear, with 2.95 being there I can run out the first gear longer, requiring less shifts through 1 and 2. This also extends life of the blockers (syncro) rings. I also believe the T5z behind a light car and 450 hp motor will hold up fine. I am excited to see how it all comes together and shifts.

    Thanks for checking in.
    Cant wait to get my heap together and run it down the strip.
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

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    I never had a T5 fail when it exceeded the 300 pound rating and to your point, on a little light car - you should be golden...

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