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    Brian's Northern CA Gen 3 Coupe Build

    AND IT BEGINS!

    Wow, I'm so excited! Thanks to those I've already been in touch with, and those who have reached out. My order is sent and my anticipated arrival date is during the first week of may. We are closing Escrow on a new home, so it gives me some move in, settle in time! I secured my donor for major parts (to simply the CA registration process) a little while back. If you'd like the info on the donor, click here: https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...Donor-Secured!

    The Order:
    65 Daytona Coupe Base Kit
    Gloss Black Chassis
    Body Cut Outs
    Adjustable Lower Control Arms
    28 Spline Driveline
    3 link rear suspension upgrade
    Ceramic Headers (4:1)
    GPS Gauges
    Carpet Kit
    Leather Steering Wheel
    Front Sway Bar
    Battery Cut Off
    Chassis Harness
    Custom EFI Harness
    Heater/AC/Defroster
    Hi-Back Aluminum Race Seats

    The Extras:
    Nitrous Grip Blue (2017 Focus RS Tri-Stage)
    2012 BOSS 302 "Road Runner" Engine (Forged 444hp)
    Tremec T56 Magnum
    3.55 Track Lock w/Posi
    Strange 5 lug axles
    5 lug front spindles
    SVE Cobra Big Brake Kit
    New OEM Tank
    Walhbro 255 fuel pump
    Holley Sniper Fuel System
    Custom ECU Tune

    SVE Gloss Black FR500 Staggered 18x9 and 18x10.5 (17s for track)

    Lots of extras and plans and fun additions to the build... but obviously a long way off. So wish me some luck and I'll keep you updated once the build begins! Feel free to reach out and comment as this progresses. I always love feedback, praise and hopefully there isn't much need for criticism!

    Oh - If anyone has a Coupe in Northern CA and wouldn't mind me checking it out, PLEASE reach out!
    Last edited by TheBabyBadger; 04-18-2018 at 05:18 PM.
    Build - Gen 3 Type 65 Daytona Coupe: https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...733#post312733
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    Great stuff Brian, Welcome - looking forward to coming over and seeing it live!!

    brent

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    Congrats on the order! It sounds like you got a good plan together. I was starting to think I'd be the only one with a solid axle Gen 3.

    I'm in the East bay and just started on my build in November. It's mostly still just a frame surrounded by boxes but your welcome to come check it out if you're in the area and interested.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dlirium View Post
    Great stuff Brian, Welcome - looking forward to coming over and seeing it live!!

    brent
    Brent, that offers good for you too.

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    Hell yeah man! Maybe I can still back out if it scares me....?

    Mine should move along quickly. I'm hyperactive and tend to get bored quickly. Working on my motor build currently. I've got some guys in Road Island who are going to build me a nice 331.

    Do you guys happen to know if there are ANY issues running an aftermarket pan? A canton was suggested to me for increased baffling. Thanks!
    Build - Gen 3 Type 65 Daytona Coupe: https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...733#post312733
    Tow- In the market
    Wife - 2017 Lexus IS F-Sport - Tint
    Work - 2018 Chevy Coloraydo
    Water - 2018 Moomba MAX - Tint - Stereo - Auto Wake 2.0 - LOTS of Ballast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuftster View Post
    Congrats on the order! It sounds like you got a good plan together. I was starting to think I'd be the only one with a solid axle Gen 3.

    I'm in the East bay and just started on my build in November. It's mostly still just a frame surrounded by boxes but your welcome to come check it out if you're in the area and interested.




    Brent, that offers good for you too.
    Thanks, yes - that's a must. Still crossing my fingers for delivery this month..may slip into the first week of March.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBabyBadger View Post

    Do you guys happen to know if there are ANY issues running an aftermarket pan? A canton was suggested to me for increased baffling. Thanks!
    From what I've read and understand, most guys do go with something like a Moroso oor a Canton. Here is a picture of one on a Coyote that clears everything nicely from Paul's (EdwardB) coupe build thread:

    https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/atta...0&d=1518656847

    brent

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    I do love his build thread! Planning to run a Canton. Creb engineering is building my motor. Anyone know of them!? Feedback? Seem very legit and they are very familiar w/ FFR!
    Build - Gen 3 Type 65 Daytona Coupe: https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...733#post312733
    Tow- In the market
    Wife - 2017 Lexus IS F-Sport - Tint
    Work - 2018 Chevy Coloraydo
    Water - 2018 Moomba MAX - Tint - Stereo - Auto Wake 2.0 - LOTS of Ballast

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    Shoot me a PM when you guys are ready.

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    ***progress***

    Finally an update! OMG I feel like I've been gone for months! Or have I...?

    I know all anyone wants to see are the pics, so I'll be brief here. I scored a 2012 BOSS Mustang 302 rather than a run of the mill Coyote. This motor is nicknamed the "Road Runner" for those not familiar. 7500RPM redline (that makes power to 8,000RPMS!). It makes 444hp through mufflers and cats. They are hand built. Have the Ford Racing R heads (better oil drainage). Sodium filled valves. Etc and Bunches more... if you're not familiar, Google them!

    Currently Eric Brooks of Brooks Speed is working my ECU to delete PATS and the emissions related functions. Putting a mild tune, that should net me a few ponies, easily in the 460 engine hp range. I'll tune later, but am toying with the idea of installing cams from Power By the Hour. They made 470WHP with JUST CAMS! Anyway... side note.

    T56 Magnum (Brand Spankin' new) with a 2.66 first. Tri Ax shifter.

    McCleod RST Twin Disc good for 800 ponies.

    McCleod Lighter (20lbs) flywheel. Should retain street manners and rev like a sum-b*tch.

    HotWireAuto is building me a harness from my OEM harness. Because I basically got the entire running gear, ecu, column, maf, etc from my engine vendor, the custom harness was cheaper than the Ford Racing pack, and I got a custom tune.

    A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to my new buddy Erik at Midway Mustang in Dewitt, Iowa. He's not a vendor so I wont directly link him, but if you're motor shopping this guy is NAILS. He sells CLEAN motors from good wrecks and will take care of you after purchase. He's easy to reach, fairly priced, and wont leave you hanging like some will. He also has some INSANE cars he buys and parts... so you can get Twin Screw Roush donors, Saleen, SHELBY, etc. I'm sure I've plugged him enough, but just really appreciate good people out there as they seem to be on the decline, unfortunately.

    So that's where I'm at. Kit is still coming Mid-May, and I am JUICED. When it arrives I'll update with my complete parts list and more. I've got 95% of my build and everything else on the way for the ins-and-outs, small items, etc. The Devil is in the details, right?!?!?

    AND WITHOUT FURTHER STALLING - PICS:

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    More updates when the kits arrives!

    God Speed and God Bless!
    Build - Gen 3 Type 65 Daytona Coupe: https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...733#post312733
    Tow- In the market
    Wife - 2017 Lexus IS F-Sport - Tint
    Work - 2018 Chevy Coloraydo
    Water - 2018 Moomba MAX - Tint - Stereo - Auto Wake 2.0 - LOTS of Ballast

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    Very, very cool - nice score on the motor!

    Chris
    MK4 Basic Kit #7404, 347 EFI - Pro M Racing ECM, 30# injectors, 70 mm throttle body, 80 mm MAF, Edelbrock Performer aluminum heads & RPM II intake, all new G-Force T5, 3:55 gears, Pro 5.0 shifter, 3-link, carbon fiber dash/custom Speedhut gauges and paint by Da Bat.

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    AND...... there goes the original plan before the kit arrives. Nice engine, will be a cool build.
    David W
    Mkll 4874 built in 2004
    Gen 3 coupe #16 under construction

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Williamson View Post
    AND...... there goes the original plan before the kit arrives. Nice engine, will be a cool build.
    David W
    I think about 27 original plans have gone out the window so far... they seemed to be directly tied to my "budget." Which now seems to be a unicorn as well. Oh well... You only live once. I've been blessed with some increases I didn't expect at work, thus the modifications, and I'm not exactly complaining!

    Thanks guys!
    Build - Gen 3 Type 65 Daytona Coupe: https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...733#post312733
    Tow- In the market
    Wife - 2017 Lexus IS F-Sport - Tint
    Work - 2018 Chevy Coloraydo
    Water - 2018 Moomba MAX - Tint - Stereo - Auto Wake 2.0 - LOTS of Ballast

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    More Goodies.... COYOTE INSTALL EXTRAS

    Couple more goodies showed up!

    Also, I just got off the phone with Factory Five for an update and confirmed a May 12th completion date! JUICED! So I should be putting my hands on the chassis by the end of the Month! Enjoy the photos!

    OH... I thought I should mention: If you're considering installing a Coyote, DOWNLOAD THE INSTRUCTIONS. There is a PLETHORA of additional parts you need, even beyond the control pack. My current tab is just over $3k but I'm doing this all by the book and correctly. This was an expense I didn't budget for in my original change from my original plan (LOL), so I figured I'd put it on the table. Still, IMHO, well worth it, but there is definitely a considerable expense to do newer Ford Motors. Don't hesitate to PM me if you need specifics or ask here. This is my first KIT but I've EXTENSIVE car experience and I'm happy to share all figures, plans, money spent, etc. ENJOY!

    At this point I should throw my buddy Mark a bone, too! He owns NorCal LSX and is not only a GURU on everything engine related, he is a T56/TR6060 genius. He drops ships and is easy to reach. All legit and on the up and up. PM for contact info as again, he is not a registered vendor, but he is a bad azz co-conspirator to have in your corner.

    If you're on the WEST COAST and need paint, and don't want to be ripped off or gouged (and I'm not saying most shops will)... I'm the man you need to talk to. I'll (have my painter) paint something I don't even need to show you his skill! Always feel free to reach out or PM me. Thanks!

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    Here's a shot of my C5. No cutting or rubbing. PPG base and Production Clear. Custom color 50/50 Jet black/pure black. Custom drop coat (washed out). I painted this one, and it was a complete color change, so it's not as good as my tenured painter... but it's still better than a lot of the paint jobs I see out there (not so much on the forums).

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    Build - Gen 3 Type 65 Daytona Coupe: https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...733#post312733
    Tow- In the market
    Wife - 2017 Lexus IS F-Sport - Tint
    Work - 2018 Chevy Coloraydo
    Water - 2018 Moomba MAX - Tint - Stereo - Auto Wake 2.0 - LOTS of Ballast

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    is that a front sump oil pan? if so I don't think it will fit in the new Gen 3 frame, there are 2 angle braces at the front of the engine bay that limit the width in front. Mine is an old school Dart 363 small block and rear sump oil pan, different engine but I think the oil pan is about the same size and location in the frame. check it out, might save you some issues down the road
    David W
    Mkll 4874 built in 2004
    Gen 3 coupe #16 under construction

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Williamson View Post
    is that a front sump oil pan? if so I don't think it will fit in the new Gen 3 frame, there are 2 angle braces at the front of the engine bay that limit the width in front. Mine is an old school Dart 363 small block and rear sump oil pan, different engine but I think the oil pan is about the same size and location in the frame. check it out, might save you some issues down the road
    David W
    That's the usual Moroso low profile pan used for Coyote builds. The sump is on the back. The front clears the frame just fine. I have a Coyote with that pan mocked up in my Gen 3 Coupe right now and there are no fitment issues.
    Build 1: Mk3 Roadster #5125. Sold 11/08/2014.
    Build 2: Mk4 Roadster #7750. Sold 04/10/2017. #7750 Build Thread
    Build 3: Mk4 Roadster 20th Anniversary #8674. 03 of 20. 2015 crate Coyote, 2015 IRS. Legal 04/18/2017. #8674 Build Thread
    Build 4: Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe #59. Delivered 12/2/2017. #59 Coupe Build Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardb View Post
    That's the usual Moroso low profile pan used for Coyote builds. The sump is on the back. The front clears the frame just fine. I have a Coyote with that pan mocked up in my Gen 3 Coupe right now and there are no fitment issues.
    Correct. It's the low profile rear sump pan. The OE pan is too low and I don't wanna pave the freeway with my lube juices if I hit a pothole. It's also "required" for the Coyote in the Gen 3. Additionally, it add 2 quarts of oil to the overall capacity and has windage trays and removable baffling in case I wanna get her on the track... or sideways.
    Build - Gen 3 Type 65 Daytona Coupe: https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...733#post312733
    Tow- In the market
    Wife - 2017 Lexus IS F-Sport - Tint
    Work - 2018 Chevy Coloraydo
    Water - 2018 Moomba MAX - Tint - Stereo - Auto Wake 2.0 - LOTS of Ballast

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    Just waiting to be picked up!!! There aren't words to describe the anticipation!!!

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    Build - Gen 3 Type 65 Daytona Coupe: https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...733#post312733
    Tow- In the market
    Wife - 2017 Lexus IS F-Sport - Tint
    Work - 2018 Chevy Coloraydo
    Water - 2018 Moomba MAX - Tint - Stereo - Auto Wake 2.0 - LOTS of Ballast

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBabyBadger View Post
    Just waiting to be picked up!!! There aren't words to describe the anticipation!!!

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    I am right there with you. My coupe is also waiting to be shipped and I am buzzing. I know of two other roadsters that were finished on the same day as my kit that are getting shipped to the west coast as well. Hopefully they will be able to load up a truck and head out west soon. I think they are a bit behind on shipping with the winter sale and the problem that Stewart Transportation seemed to be having.

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    Sounds like our cars are traveling in the same truck. My coupe is also going on this next west coast truck. DAMMMMNNNIIIIITTTTTT!!!!!
    Build - Gen 3 Type 65 Daytona Coupe: https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...733#post312733
    Tow- In the market
    Wife - 2017 Lexus IS F-Sport - Tint
    Work - 2018 Chevy Coloraydo
    Water - 2018 Moomba MAX - Tint - Stereo - Auto Wake 2.0 - LOTS of Ballast

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