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    Quote Originally Posted by Al_C View Post
    David - the car looks great! My opinion - no grill, but that's just me. Sorry to hear about the nail in the tire, too.
    Al, I have a friend with a water-jet machine and he is making the grille parts for me. I still have to make the perimeter loop and weld it all together. Was originally going to make it from aluminum, thought I was going to mill the slots where it fits together. He suggested making it from SST and has some extra on hand. He thought it would look better, nice and shinny and it would, but told me I'd have to do the polishing. LOL. Pics to follow, but it will be a while. I'll be in Miami on and off until the middle of Nov. I'm retired but contracted to do some consulting work for an aviation company in Miami, and it happens to be 15 minuted from my 2 year old grandson. Couldn't pass it up.
    Last edited by Ducky2009; 11-14-2018 at 06:26 PM.
    MK4 Build #9035 Delivered 2/17/17, First Start & Go-Kart 6/2/17, Licensed 9/1/17
    Paint - Lightning Blue Metallic, No Hood Scoop, No Stripes
    Coyote Engine & TKO-600. Solid Axle, 8.8-3.55, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Dual Roll Bars
    Heater and Glove Box, Drop Trunk, Wipers, Radio, FFR Vintage Gauges
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    Carpet around door latches

    I ended up adding plates around the door latches. They're only visible when the door is open. As Paul suggested, I added plates in the wheel well. Also added edging to the carpet, same as Paul. The PS bulb seal is showing more than the DS. I'll try to adjust more.

    Trans re-assembled. Hopefully no more leads in the future.

    Still need to add seal around the hood and doors.
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    Last edited by Ducky2009; 09-02-2018 at 11:12 AM.
    MK4 Build #9035 Delivered 2/17/17, First Start & Go-Kart 6/2/17, Licensed 9/1/17
    Paint - Lightning Blue Metallic, No Hood Scoop, No Stripes
    Coyote Engine & TKO-600. Solid Axle, 8.8-3.55, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Dual Roll Bars
    Heater and Glove Box, Drop Trunk, Wipers, Radio, FFR Vintage Gauges
    Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...MK4-Build-9035

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    Took a short ride on a cold day (55 degrees). Zero traction.

    https://youtu.be/7oHaXhmEFS0
    MK4 Build #9035 Delivered 2/17/17, First Start & Go-Kart 6/2/17, Licensed 9/1/17
    Paint - Lightning Blue Metallic, No Hood Scoop, No Stripes
    Coyote Engine & TKO-600. Solid Axle, 8.8-3.55, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Dual Roll Bars
    Heater and Glove Box, Drop Trunk, Wipers, Radio, FFR Vintage Gauges
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    I was out of town for 2 weeks and when I came home, the Roadster would not start.... A dead battery. I charged the battery overnight. The headlights were bright but the car wouldn't start. Thought it was the starter. Tried using jumper cables to the starter after removing it. Solenoid engaged but the gear didn't turn. Was ready to buy a new starter. A mechanic friend suggested I use a different car and try again. Starter worked fine.

    Turns out the battery wasn't putting enough AMPS out. Powermaster starter don't work with a weak battery.

    Moral of the story: I added a trickle charger for when I'm away.
    Last edited by Ducky2009; 03-20-2019 at 05:44 PM.
    MK4 Build #9035 Delivered 2/17/17, First Start & Go-Kart 6/2/17, Licensed 9/1/17
    Paint - Lightning Blue Metallic, No Hood Scoop, No Stripes
    Coyote Engine & TKO-600. Solid Axle, 8.8-3.55, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Dual Roll Bars
    Heater and Glove Box, Drop Trunk, Wipers, Radio, FFR Vintage Gauges
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    Thanks For The Suggestions!

    We just got back from a recent trip as well.

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    I have two of these, and fully endorse them Battery Tender Plus

    I use one on my El Camino, and the other on the boat battery (when it's pulled for the season).
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    I have one of the multi-head battery tenders on my wishlist to maintain the batteries on all the garage toys.

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    OIL FILTER for a 2017 Coyote

    Just started to charge my oil. Problem is, I was told the engine is the same as a Mustang. That new filter is a Ford FL500S, and it hits the frame. It’s approx 3/4” longer than the one that came on the engine. I called Ford Racing, where I purchased the engine, and they are telling me the short one that came on the engine shouldn’t be used at all. Only installed to ship the engine and should be removed and replaced. They suggest using a remote setup, which I have, but didn’t use because it fit as delivered.

    How many people have used the supplied one?
    How many have used the remote filter?

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    Last edited by Ducky2009; 03-20-2019 at 02:42 PM.
    MK4 Build #9035 Delivered 2/17/17, First Start & Go-Kart 6/2/17, Licensed 9/1/17
    Paint - Lightning Blue Metallic, No Hood Scoop, No Stripes
    Coyote Engine & TKO-600. Solid Axle, 8.8-3.55, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Dual Roll Bars
    Heater and Glove Box, Drop Trunk, Wipers, Radio, FFR Vintage Gauges
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    I have used the short one that fits. On my third one now. First I have heard about this.
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    I am using the Ford one that came with the engine and have 800 miles on it no problems. Will be changing oil at 1000 using a Mobile one M1-113 filter it is the same size as the one that came on the engine. I believe Edwardb posted it in his roadster build. I am not using a remote oil filter myself. I think the smaller on is fine especially with most roadster owners who will take extra care of their cars. I plan to change it at 3000 miles where as a lot of OEMs suggest changing at 7-10k now days. This is from the owners manual for a 2017 Mustang GT 5.0


    When to expect the message prompting you to change your oil
    Interval Vehicle use and example
    7000–10000 mi (12,000–16,000 km) Normal
    Normal commuting with highway driving. No, or moderate, load or towing. Flat to moderately hilly roads. No extended idling.
    5000–7000 mi (8,000–11,999 km) Severe
    Moderate to heavy load or towing. Mountainous or off-road conditions. Extended idling. Extended hot or cold operation. High engine speeds and loads, engine braking and hard cornering.
    3000–5000 mi (4,800–7,999 km) Extreme
    Maximum load or towing. Extreme hot or cold operation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul2STL View Post
    ....... Will be changing oil at 1000 using a Mobile one M1-113 filter it is the same size as the one that came on the engine.
    Thanks Paul.... And Paul aka Edwardb,

    I picked up the Mobile One M1-113 and it fits. The FORD FL500S filter was about 3/4" longer and wouldn't fit (hit the frame). Took the factory supplied one to a Ford dealer and they didn't know what it was. The number on it wasn't in the books.

    The pic is showing clearance with the filter installed only a 1/2 turn.

    Scott, not sure what P/N you were referring to when you said the short one.

    FYI... I looked at the remote filter kit supplied with the kit. It doesn't fit the engine filter mount (different size threads).
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    Last edited by Ducky2009; 05-21-2019 at 01:57 PM.
    MK4 Build #9035 Delivered 2/17/17, First Start & Go-Kart 6/2/17, Licensed 9/1/17
    Paint - Lightning Blue Metallic, No Hood Scoop, No Stripes
    Coyote Engine & TKO-600. Solid Axle, 8.8-3.55, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Dual Roll Bars
    Heater and Glove Box, Drop Trunk, Wipers, Radio, FFR Vintage Gauges
    Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...MK4-Build-9035

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    The same one you called the short one.
    MK4 #8900 - complete kit - Coyote, TKO600, IRS - Delivered 6/28/16 First Start 10/6/16 Go cart - 10/16/16 Build completed - 4/26/17 - 302 days to build my 302 CI Coyote Cobra - Registered and street legal 5/17/17
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    Clutch Cable - Broken

    1,000 miles and now have a broken clutch cable. I know others have had this same issue, but can't remember who. Someone listed the Ford P/N but I can't find it. I also remember someone saying Forte has one. I looked it up. The definition says it's NOT adjustable. Not sure how well that fits.

    Please chime in and tell me if you had issues and how the new one is holding up.... and where you purchased it.

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    MK4 Build #9035 Delivered 2/17/17, First Start & Go-Kart 6/2/17, Licensed 9/1/17
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    Highly recommend the Ford Performance M-7553-C302 adjustable cable. It's what I installed in my first build Mk3 now almost 10 years ago and still working fine. Many others recommend it as well. Widely available for around $50 and a high quality piece. I personally haven't used the one from Forte, but understand what he's selling isn't the adjustable version.
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    Thanks Paul. I found one locally and installed it. I purchased my engine, trans, CLUTCH, etc directly from Ford Racing. I always thought the heavy duty clutch was just harder than normal to push. I'm amazed how easy it is to push now. The new cable has nylon (or similar material) ends.

    Also, the old cable is .120" diameter cable. The new one is .145"
    Last edited by Ducky2009; 05-21-2019 at 02:54 PM.
    MK4 Build #9035 Delivered 2/17/17, First Start & Go-Kart 6/2/17, Licensed 9/1/17
    Paint - Lightning Blue Metallic, No Hood Scoop, No Stripes
    Coyote Engine & TKO-600. Solid Axle, 8.8-3.55, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Dual Roll Bars
    Heater and Glove Box, Drop Trunk, Wipers, Radio, FFR Vintage Gauges
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    Oil Cooler Opening - Screen Covers

    I purchased an oil cooler opening screen from Breeze. First off - It was exactly as described on their web site.

    My issue is the size of the screen mesh compared to the brake vent screens that I received from FF. The FF screens have a smaller mesh opening. I ended up making my own, using steel wire mesh, powder coated (black). (vs Breeze - aluminum). Not exactly the same mesh size, but as close as I could find.

    If anyone would like to purchase the Breeze screen, I'll make you a deal. Cost was $35, plus $9 shipping. Will sell for half price, $22, including shipping.

    If you want a steel on, I'll make you a great deal on one of those too! PM me.

    Edited: The third and fourth pics are the ones I made.

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    Last edited by Ducky2009; 08-13-2019 at 11:24 PM.
    MK4 Build #9035 Delivered 2/17/17, First Start & Go-Kart 6/2/17, Licensed 9/1/17
    Paint - Lightning Blue Metallic, No Hood Scoop, No Stripes
    Coyote Engine & TKO-600. Solid Axle, 8.8-3.55, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Dual Roll Bars
    Heater and Glove Box, Drop Trunk, Wipers, Radio, FFR Vintage Gauges
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky2009 View Post
    I purchased an oil cooler opening screen from Breeze. First off - It was exactly as described on their web site.

    My issue is the size of the screen mesh compared to the brake vent screens that I received from FF. The FF screens have a smaller mesh opening. I ended up making my own, using steel wire mesh, powder coated (black). (vs Breeze - aluminum). Not exactly the same mesh size, but as close as I could find.

    If anyone would like to purchase the Breeze screen, I'll make you a deal. Cost was $35, plus $9 shipping. Will sell for half price, $22, including shipping.

    If you want a steel on, I'll make you a great deal on one of those too! PM me.

    Oil Cooler Screen - Breeze.jpg Oil Cooler Screen - Breeze - Comparison.jpg Oil Cooler Screen - Home Made.jpg Oil Cooler Screen - Home Made - Comparison.jpg
    I experienced the same thing. Great quality and service from Breeze as usual, the screen size doesn’t align with the FFR ones and I like the finer mesh. Have a picture of the steel ones you made?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cv2065 View Post
    I experienced the same thing. Great quality and service from Breeze as usual, the screen size doesn’t align with the FFR ones and I like the finer mesh. Have a picture of the steel ones you made?
    The third and fourth pic are the ones I made.
    MK4 Build #9035 Delivered 2/17/17, First Start & Go-Kart 6/2/17, Licensed 9/1/17
    Paint - Lightning Blue Metallic, No Hood Scoop, No Stripes
    Coyote Engine & TKO-600. Solid Axle, 8.8-3.55, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Dual Roll Bars
    Heater and Glove Box, Drop Trunk, Wipers, Radio, FFR Vintage Gauges
    Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...MK4-Build-9035

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    Dave, nice work, I also prefer the ones you made. I think the slightly finer mesh will keep those stones from damaging the cooler...

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