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    Papa's MKIV Roadster Build - #9115 (Replica Lucas PL-700 Headlights Installed)

    I've decided to do a build thread and hope this provides some return to the community on the help that I've already received and know I'll need as my build progresses. My experience with working on cars is pretty limited. I've done normal maintenance and some basic customization and mechanical repairs, but that's about it. So, this build, much like wareaglescott's build, will be from the perspective of the novice builder willing to learn as I go and humbled by the knowledge that is available from the many gracious gurus that are so willing to share their time and experience with us beginners.

    My build will be based on a complete kit, now sitting in my shop along with some Factory Five upgrades and a few modifications to the basic "by the book" build. My car will use a Moser 8.8 3-link rear axle with Wilwood brake upgrade front and back. I plan to use BluePrint Engines for the powertrain, having selected their 347 c.i. with EFI and the Tremec TKO 600 transmission.

    I will be using my roadster exclusively on the street, no racing. I live in Colorado, and can't wait to someday drive the roadster into the Rocky Mountains for a day trip to Breckenridge or Estes Park (Rocky Mountain National Park) with my lovely wife of nearly 32 years by my side.

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    Woohoo! Lookin forward to following. Congratulations and get to work!
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    The start of my build is still off in the future, so I envy you guys that made the commitment. Hope it turns out to be everything you wanted and more.

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    That drive from Denver to Breckenridge is what roadsters are made for. Welcome and congratulations.
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    Papa,

    Being an Electrical Engineer gives you a huge advantage over a lot of us.
    To give you an example, it took me 40 hours to wire my dash.
    That's why you never give a wrench to a banker.
    Looks Like A Great Combination To Me!

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    Look forward to following along!
    Wow I am envious of that potential drive in the rockies. Sounds amazing!
    My Grandparents and Aunts/Uncles are from the Westminster and Lakewood areas. Spent a ton of time in Denver growing up. Would be amazing to drive the Cobra up in the mountains.
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    Good Luck! I'm excited to watch your build progress. You'll have a few months head start on me.
    Started dreaming of a Cobra around 1987
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    Thank you all for the kind words of encouragement! So, to catch this new thread up, I received my rear axle and Wilwood brakes a couple of weeks ago. I installed the brakes on the axle and replaced the chrome diff cover with the cast cover.





    I also had my grandson "help" me. He installed a lug nut for me and was so proud of himself!



    Last Saturday, the bulk of the kit arrived and my wife and I spent about six hours doing inventory. I found a few missing items and e-mailed Courtnie. She was right on getting the parts ordered for me. I also have several back ordered parts that should hopefully start arriving soon. Today, I got a shipping notification for two boxes coming from FFR.
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    Papa-

    Little man looks pretty pleased with himself! Where did that red hair come from? Handsome fell right there.

    Congrats on starting the build. You are really going to love it. It is both enjoyable and rewarding, and I think you will have a terrific time.

    I look forward to following along with your build thread.

    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by WIS89 View Post
    Papa-

    Little man looks pretty pleased with himself! Where did that red hair come from? Handsome fell right there.

    Congrats on starting the build. You are really going to love it. It is both enjoyable and rewarding, and I think you will have a terrific time.

    I look forward to following along with your build thread.

    Regards,

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    My mother, wife, and two daughters are all redheads (Lord help me)! Today I will be removing the hood, doors, and trunk and marking the aluminum in preparation to remove the body.
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    Very nice! Ah, your garge is too clean.
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    Lots of progress today! I got the body off the chassis and onto the buck and into the eventual parking space for the finished car.







    After marking and documenting the aluminum panels, I removed everything down to the bare chassis.



    Finally, I drilled the F-Panels and cleco'd them into position. Now I need to decide how I want to finish them before permanently riveting them and starting on the front suspension.

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    Congrats! Welcome to the madness

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    I'm thinking the reason the F-panel riveting shows up very early in the manual has to do with lack of familiarity. It's much more likely a foreign process to most that tackle the assembly. As to permanent or not the picture shows some mounting slots that might not be so easily accessible after the rivets are in, so I say no rush.

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    May I ask where you purchased the axle from? Thx, BB

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB767 View Post
    May I ask where you purchased the axle from? Thx, BB
    I ordered it with my kit from Factory Five. It was shipped direct from Moser Engineering. I swapped out the stock chrome diff cover for the cast one shown in the pictures.
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    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa View Post
    I ordered it with my kit from Factory Five. It was shipped direct from Moser Engineering. I swapped out the stock chrome diff cover for the cast one shown in the pictures.
    Hey Papa,

    Great idea ditching the chrome differential cover and going with the cast piece.
    While things like that may look nice at a car show, oil pans included, we all know that they store heat much like a nice shiny silver teapot.
    None of us need any extra heat if we intend to really drive our cars so Bravo on ditching that particular piece of chrome.

    Steve

    PS: I have a Moser Rear as well (TSD-500) because neither F-5 nor Moser were offering the 8.8 units at the time of my order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoDadGo View Post
    Hey Papa,

    Great idea ditching the chrome differential cover and going with the cast piece.
    While things like that may look nice at a car show, oil pans included, we all know that they store heat much like a nice shiny silver teapot.
    None of us need any extra heat if we intend to really drive our cars so Bravo on ditching that particular piece of chrome.

    Steve

    PS: I have a Moser Rear as well (TSD-500) because neither F-5 nor Moser were offering the 8.8 units at the time of my order.
    The chrome cover just looked ... cheap. The cast cover also has the added advantages of both fill and drain ports. Without a fill port on the cover, you would be forced to fill via the vent tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa View Post
    The chrome cover just looked ... cheap. The cast cover also has the added advantages of both fill and drain ports. Without a fill port on the cover, you would be forced to fill via the vent tube.
    Uggggg!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoDadGo View Post
    Uggggg!
    Okay -- give the rookie a break. I found the fill port on the axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa View Post
    Okay -- give the rookie a break. I found the fill port on the axle.
    I'm A Rookie Too!

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    More progress today as I began assembling the front suspension. I decided on black bedliner spray for the exposed aluminum panels and scuffed and cleaned the F-panels then sprayed them. They came out really nice and after several hours of drying time, I mounted them.



    While they were drying, I addressed some areas on the chassis that were missed when they powder coated it. I used a rust converter and will touch up the uncoated areas with POR15 after the converter is completely set.



    Finally, I got the lower control arms, upper control arms, and front coil overs installed. Please check my work on the uppers as I had to flip the mounting bar to get the proper (I hope) configuration on the pre-assembled arms.





    I had to use a large flat screwdriver to wedge the rear upper control arm bolt in order to get it torqued. It was too close to the chassis to get a wrench or socket on it.

    Back to work (that pays the bills) tomorrow, so the build will wait for another day off to get back into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoDadGo View Post
    Papa,

    Being an Electrical Engineer gives you a huge advantage over a lot of us.
    To give you an example, it took me 40 hours to wire my dash.
    That's why you never give a wrench to a banker.
    Looks Like A Great Combination To Me!

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    Wiring doesn't bother me as long as I have a readable schematic to work from. When I tackled the dash replacement on my 1970 El Camino, I didn't have much to go on, but got it done.
    Last edited by Papa; 07-08-2017 at 09:20 AM.
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    Looking good. You're off to a great start. One suggestion: For the upper control arms, I'd recommend flipping those attachment bolts. Wherever possible, it's good build practice to always put the head of the bolt on top and the nut on the bottom. In the unlikely event that a nut were to work loose and fall off, the bolt is more likely to stay in the hole and help limit potential damage.

    Hopefully also you used Loctite in those upper ball joints. They look pretty clean so thought I would ask. Some have had trouble with them backing out once driving. In addition to Loctite, good practice to put some paint marks on the ball joint side and upper control arm so you can visually monitor if they've moved or not as part of ongoing maintenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardb View Post
    Looking good. You're off to a great start. One suggestion: For the upper control arms, I'd recommend flipping those attachment bolts. Wherever possible, it's good build practice to always put the head of the bolt on top and the nut on the bottom. In the unlikely event that a nut were to work loose and fall off, the bolt is more likely to stay in the hole and help limit potential damage.

    Hopefully also you used Loctite in those upper ball joints. They look pretty clean so thought I would ask. Some have had trouble with them backing out once driving. In addition to Loctite, good practice to put some paint marks on the ball joint side and upper control arm so you can visually monitor if they've moved or not as part of ongoing maintenance.

    Thank you for the tips. I did use blue thread locker on the upper ball joints. I ran three or four beads on each before threading them in. I will definitely flip the pivot bolts over as you suggest. I hadn't thought about it, but it makes a lot of sense. They are all still just finger tight right now until I get the spindles mounted. I'll also make sure to put some paint marks in the ball joints to keep track of any movement down the road.
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    Today I received a good number of backordered and missing parts. So far, I'm very impressed with the responsiveness from FFR. Courtnie has been great to work with through the entire process.
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    Completed the front suspension and brakes today!



    Used the two 35mm bolts supplied by FFR to mount the caliper brackets to the spindles. The Wilwood supplied bolts are 40mm.





    Next I'll begin working on the rear suspension.
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    Looking Good!
    Here are some of the assembly videos in case you haven't seen them.

    https://youtu.be/oBJ5dKLrhoU
    https://youtu.be/B5zGnHExZuA
    https://youtu.be/H_n5ZJJHrjE
    https://youtu.be/BHA_zGXUtok

    It's all pretty straight forward stuff so Wrench On Papa, Wrench On!

    Steve
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    Hey Papa. Good luck with the build. My 2012 build was similar to yours except I used a Coyote power plant. I used to live in the Canadian Rockies and my experience with the Coyote at elevations from sea level to above the tree line has bee fantastic. 87 octane pump gas and ran like a top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Howard View Post
    Hey Papa. Good luck with the build. My 2012 build was similar to yours except I used a Coyote power plant. I used to live in the Canadian Rockies and my experience with the Coyote at elevations from sea level to above the tree line has bee fantastic. 87 octane pump gas and ran like a top.
    Yep -- EFI is a must-have at altitude! My home is at 6,100 feet and we get up over 11,000 feet going to Breckenridge.
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    More progress today on the rear suspension. With a few extra hands, I got the rear end in place and then completed the shock install and track bar install.





    After adjusting the top link to get the rear shocks connected on the lower end, it seems that the clearance for the coil-over springs is going to be very close when it comes time to get the pinion angle adjusted. Has anyone had issues with this?

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    I don't know if they changed anything since my kit was shipped (2015) but I think you've got your rear shocks upside down.

    Also, I've got the Moser TSD-500 rear and I had to clearance the brackets a bit, but that is because my pinion angle is different because of how my engine sits.

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoDadGo View Post
    I don't know if they changed anything since my kit was shipped (2015) but I think you've got your rear shocks upside down.

    Also, I've got the Moser TSD-500 rear and I had to clearance the brackets a bit, but that is because my pinion angle is different because of how my engine sits.

    Hope this helps.
    Steve,

    The manual specifically states that the shock body goes up unless using the double-adjustable shocks. I will wait and see what it does when it's on the ground with some weight on the rear.

    Dave
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    I'm not saying this is relevant but we had this conversation on the 33 forum, discussing red vs silver shocks.

    Jim @FFR cleared it up:

    "Monotube shocks like the red ones that come with roadsters and came with older 33 kits can be mounted either direction. Twin tube shocks, like the current 33 nickel plated ones or the optional aluminum body double adjustables, must be mounted body down. "

    http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...nt-konis-on-33

    As I said, this was a slightly different context, so take that into account. I only mention it because noticing you have red shocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRacer View Post
    I'm not saying this is relevant but we had this conversation on the 33 forum, discussing red vs silver shocks.

    Jim @FFR cleared it up:

    "Monotube shocks like the red ones that come with roadsters and came with older 33 kits can be mounted either direction. Twin tube shocks, like the current 33 nickel plated ones or the optional aluminum body double adjustables, must be mounted body down. "

    http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...nt-konis-on-33

    As I said, this was a slightly different context, so take that into account. I only mention it because noticing you have red shocks.
    I suppose if it doesn't matter, then I could flip the shocks over. My reference to the manual was about the red vs. silver shocks, and there are different pictures in the manual that show them in either orientation.
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    Papa,

    I called Dan at Factory Five since my shocks are oriented in the same position as in the 2013 assembly video.
    Dan stated that the Red Shocks can go either way and that you've got them in the correct position as outlined in the later manuals.
    I've got them inverted like in his video, but you've done it by the book so yet again I've gone against the norm.
    Hope I didn't cause you too much grief.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoDadGo View Post
    Papa,

    I called Dan at Factory Five since my shocks are oriented in the same position as in the 2013 assembly video.
    Dan stated that the Red Shocks can go either way and that you've got them in the correct position as outlined in the later manuals.
    I've got them inverted like in his video, but you've done it by the book so yet again I've gone against the norm.
    Hope I didn't cause you too much grief.

    Steve
    Not at all, Steve. I just wanted to know if anyone has had clearance issues. If flipping the shocks over is a good solution, I'll be happy to do what works best in spite of what is written in the manual. That's why this forum is so awesome!

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    One of the cool things about monotubes (like the reds) is that they can be mounted either way and work fine. If you need the clearance on one end or the other, mount them that way. Otherwise, mount the heavier end at the top to minimize unsprung weight in the suspension. Looks like things are going well!

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    Papa,
    Flip 'em.



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