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    Pomp and Circumstance

    Guess it's that time. The graduation march. The build phase officially ended this week. Now I guess the adjustment phase starts, and I suppose in the next few months, the maintenance phase will begin.

    I'll have to do this in multiple posts to get all the info in. Since I didn't do a build thread, I'll start with my list of Features, Components, Modifications, Alterations, Fix’s, Extras, Upgrades, Options, Changes and Additions, in multiple posts because of the 10,000 character limit. Then, because I can only post 5 pic's at a time, I'll post the photos in 3 or 4 posts. I have to say, those of you that did do build threads, I don't know how you had time to build a car and chronicle it in a build thread. I barely had time to read the threads, let alone do one. My hat's off to you.

    I originally bought a used kit that had been started by the original owner. I figure I probably have done about 90% of the build since then. The original owner estimated he had about 200 hours in it, and I have kept a build log and tallied 1712 hours.

    As of today, I have 450 miles on the car (I stopped and took a picture of the odometer when it hit 427...), and most things are working just fine. A few little things, like a valve cover oil seeping, and a temperamental cooling fan relay, etc., will need to be addressed in the adjustment phase. But the big things like electrical, lights, running, starting, and stopping all seem good.

    Some of the things I put in the build I'm very glad I did, and a few things I'm not so sure. Some of the items I really like are the breeze radiator shroud, front battery mount, and stainless roll bar, Alex's wheel well liners, the old school carbureted 427 SBF (it's loud, rough, a little temperamental, and a bit smelly-like me), all LED lighting, stereo (just fine around town), adjustable seat sliders and power steering. Some of the stuff I'm not so sure about is the hydraulic clutch (works very good, but I had a hard time with master cylinders and line leaks, maybe still do), and the TKO 600 with the .82 5th gear. It's absolutely perfect for town/city driving, but a tad low gear for freeway driving above 65mph. Maybe that's a good thing-it will keep me from getting too carried away with the speed. I will say that there is definitely a learning curve on how to drive these things. Mine has already scared me enough to teach me that I don't really know how to drive it (yet). It has more horse power than should be allowed by law. Ooooh, did I just say that?

    Anyway, on to the list... (the stuff in parenthesis are items I bought, but didn't use, at least not yet, because I changed my mind or couldn't decide on what to use.)

    General:
    Factory Five Racing MK IV Roadster, #8439
    Complete kit, original delivery 11/2014, I bought it 2/2016
    First start 12/2016
    First Go-Kart 12/2016
    Registered, titled, licensed 3/2017
    Paint 6/2018
    Build complete 10/2018
    Black powder coated frame
    FFR Body cutouts
    Non-donor build

    Engine:
    The Engine Factory built Ford 427w SBF, 520 hp, 530 ft/lb torque, Built 9/1/2016
    SHP SBF Dart block, New
    Edelbrock Performer RPM Aluminum Intake manifold
    Edelbrock Victor Jr. Aluminum heads
    Comp Roller Cam
    Comp Roller Rocker Arms
    Canton 7 1/2-quart front sump oil pan
    Ceramic coated 4 into 4 headers
    Percy’s Vibe-Lock header bolts
    “Cobra” branded air cleaner
    “427 Cobra Ford Racing” branded valve covers
    Holly 750 carburetor
    Summit Racing Distributor
    Summit Racing Cap and Rotor
    Taylor 8mm Spiro Pro Silicone spark plug wires
    MSD Blaster 2 Coil
    Cobra Earl Thermostat Housing with elevated inlet and 16 lb filler cap.
    Closed PVC system (licensed under California SB-100)
    Reverse rotation water pump
    Summit 34 oz. coolant expansion tank
    March pulley and bracket package
    Ford Racing High Torque mini starter with solenoid
    Russ Thompson Throttle block & pedal
    Stainless throttle pedal stop & modification with strengthened backstop, Adjustable
    Custom Mechanical throttle linkage
    Breeze 3/8” fuel tank pickup, AN-06 to 3/8 stainless braided hose, no return
    Stainless 3/8” fuel line and AN-06 fittings
    Earl’s Plumbing power steering hoses and fittings
    Earl’s Plumbing flex fuel lines
    Summit Racing canister fuel filter with AN-06 connectors
    Fuel tank vent modification, charcoal filter

    Transmission and clutch:
    Ram 10.5-inch Clutch
    Ram Pressure plate assembly
    Clutch pedal stop, Adustable
    Forte Hydraulic Clutch kit, CNC .875” slave, Wilwood 1.00” M/C
    Stainless braided, hi-temp fiberglass covered hydraulic clutch hose
    Clutch pedal/frame interference fix (frame relief and strengthening)
    QuickTime SFI 6.1 steel bell housing
    3/8 inch removed from bottom of bell housing and backing plate for ground clearance
    Tremec TKO-600 RR, 5 speed transmission (.82 OD 5th gear)
    7/8” one-piece spacer to shim up transmission

    Rear End:
    Metco driveshaft safety loop
    Moser M9, Ford 9” solid axle rear end
    Eaton Detroit TruTrak limited slip differential
    Custom 11 inch drive shaft, 31 spline yoke, Spicer 1350NZ U-joints

    Suspension, brakes, wheels:
    Halibrand Replica aluminum alloy wheels, 17 x 9-inch front, 17 x 10-inch rear
    Nitto 555 Extreme, Front 255/40ZR17, Rear 315/35ZR17
    Koni coil-over shocks, 500lb spring Front, 350lb spring Rear
    Front suspension upper control arm, inch reduction on rearward arm modification
    Energy Suspensions red lower ball joint dust boots
    Energy Suspensions red tie rod end dust boots
    Gordon Levy adjustable rear lower control arms, black powder coated
    Wilwood 6 piston caliper front, Dynapro 6 12.88” dia. vented rotor
    Wilwood 2 piston Caliper CPB (comb. parking brake) rear, 12.19” dia. vented rotor
    CNC remote aluminum brake and clutch triple reservoir set
    Earl’s Plumbing stainless braided reservoir to master cylinder brake and clutch hoses
    Stainless ” brake lines
    Rear wheel centering hole machined to 3.065” to fit the 3.060 boss on the axle
    Wheel spinner/knock off ring modification
    Breeze Power Steering rack, Maval, 3 turns L to L, with 1” extensions
    Electric parking brake actuator
    Parking brake cables re-routed through aluminum pulleys above 4” frame tube
    Parking brake caliper helper return springs

    Continued in part 2....
    Last edited by boat737; 12-29-2018 at 01:36 AM.
    If Brute Force doesn't work, you're not using enough of it.
    Basic Stuff: MK4 Complete Kit #8439, Wilwood's, 17" Halibrands. Extra Stuff: Stainless brake and fuel lines, Breeze cooling, Battery mount, SS Roll Bar. Old Fart Stuff: Heater, Seat Heaters, Footbox Fresh Air, Stereo, Keyless ignition, Power Steering, Hyd Clutch.
    Young & Dumb Stuff: 427w Dart, TKO600, 3 link Moser M9/Ford 9", 3.5:1, Eaton TruTrac Posi. Graduation Thread

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    Continued from part 1

    Interior, cockpit and trunk:
    Removable transmission and drive line tunnel cover
    Breeze stainless trunk prop rod kit with modified pivot attachment for DWC trunk mods
    Breeze Russ Thompson driver dead pedal
    Lizard Skin ceramic insulation and sound deadener, cockpit and forward trunk
    Forward and inboard DS and PS footbox aluminum panel engine bay stand-off heat shielding
    Passenger left, right, and dash Billet Clear Anodized Aluminum Grab Handles
    Driver and Passenger double floor reinforcing
    Full cockpit carpet, black
    Transmission tunnel mounted accessory pouches left and right side
    Rear cockpit bulkhead mounted accessory pouches left and right side
    Removable cockpit door sills
    Finishline Cobra embroidered floor mats
    (Factory Five Racing embroidered floor mats)
    Full trunk carpet, black
    Jeg’s Adjustable double latching seat rails, driver and passenger
    Tangent Technologies steering wheel partial leather wrap kit, black
    RoadWire Seat cushion and seat back heaters, Hi/Lo temp settings
    Under dash support panels, 3 places
    Watson’s Streetworks small stainless cup holders
    Dark Water Customs drop trunk modification, powder coated black
    Dark Water Customs trunk lid inside access cover
    Speed Dawg shifter ball, red cobra with rally stripe, 5 speed graphics
    RedLine Goods Custom Leather shifter boot
    Finishline 427 Retro shifter with nonfunctional reverse lockout handle
    Finishline “Cobra” sun visors, top rail mounts
    Finishline “Cobra” wind wings
    (Finishline interior door panels)
    (Finishline Ray Dot brushed aluminum mirrors and aluminum brackets, L and R sides)
    Finishline Ray Dot chrome mirrors and aluminum brackets, L and R sides
    Herb’s Interior Door Panels
    Door latch handle pivot modification
    Door latch knob modification
    Replica Parts/Mike Everson Weather Stripping kit
    Replica Parts/Mike Everson billet shoulder harness trim rings
    Whitby Motorcars stainless windshield mount inserts
    Upper Windshield mount for center rear view mirror
    inch Rubber insert for upper windshield molding


    Electrical, lights and Stereo
    100 Amp circuit breaker and master cutoff
    1 wire alternator
    50 Amp alternator circuit breaker and cutoff
    Speedhut vintage gauges with 4 button adjustments under dash
    Accessory/cigarette lighter receptacles under center dash
    USB Accessory receptacle rear cockpit bulkhead to stereo
    Painless remote 7 circuit switched fuse block
    Hot powered standalone 6 circuit fuse block above DS footwell
    Remote standalone 4 circuit fuse block above DS footwell
    Dash LED warning & status lights, Green-Turn/Hazard, Blue-hi beam/flash to pass, Red-low voltage (steady red)/Start attempt while in gear (slow flashing red)/Parking brake not released and clutch pedal pressed (fast flashing red)
    Safety cutout, starter energized while in gear w/ clutch depress bypass and manual switch bypass (starter will not engage while in gear and clutch pedal not pressed, starter will engage if in neutral or clutch pedal is pressed)
    Warning system, Starter engaged w/ in gear, adjustable flash rate red dash warning light
    Warning system, Parking brake not released w/ clutch depress, adjustable flash rate red warning light
    Sparkbright LED Battery/Voltage indicator (Green/Amber/Flashing Red voltage indicator)
    Ron Francis LS-11 Low Voltage warning module, steady red dash warning light
    Ron Francis SS-6 turn signal/flasher converter module
    Ron Francis polished aluminum dash toggle switches, knobs, and bezels, with red accents
    Russ Thompson VW self-canceling turn signal with hi/lo beam stalk button (and flash to pass)
    Adjustable flash rate turn signal flasher
    Watson’s Streetworks LED Headlights
    Custom headlight mounting clips (that don't bend, and to allow better 'clocking' of the lens)
    Super Bright LEDs Amber front parking and turn, dual brightness LED lights
    Super Bright LEDs Red rear parking, brake, and turn, dual brightness LED lights
    Super Bright LEDs Wheel Well LED lighting, blue
    Super Bright LEDs Trunk and engine bay LED lighting, cool white
    Super Bright LEDs Cockpit interior LED lighting, cool white
    Kawell LED reverse/backup light
    Lucas L539 front Clear Lens & Rims
    Jeff Kleiner License Plate mount and light modification, with LED lights
    Jeff Kleiner Front parking/turn light O-ring modification
    Sony Bluetooth Audio System
    RockfordFosgate Power Amp
    Bazooka sub-woofer
    Focal speakers and Tweeters with crossover
    Advanced Keys keyless ignition and alarm system
    Advanced Keys push-start ignition system

    Heat and Fresh Air
    Footbox fresh air system, custom made stainless butterfly valves, hi-temp 3” ducting, either/or independent blower switching
    Vintage Air heater, with custom through bolt and aluminum backing mounting modification
    Engine compartment heater blower shroud, and hi-temp ducting to footbox intake
    Vintage Air electric servo valve for heater control
    Vintage Air Servo Heater Control Valve kit, with 3 speed blower rotary switch
    Finishline fresh air inlet scoops
    Finishline fresh air inlet scoop screens, powder coated black

    Body and exterior:
    Breeze 1 inch Stainless Steel Driver’s side roll bar, polished
    Replica Parts/Mike Everson polished aluminum roll bar trim rings.
    Jeff Kleiner Rear Quick Jack/Body mount coupling nut modification
    Finishline fender louvers, Powder coated silver-chrome
    Finishline front body mount rubber grommets
    Finishline “Cobra” hood and trunk badging
    Finishline “427 Ford Cobra” fender badging
    Finishline Polished Stainless Quick Jacks
    Grade 8, 7/16” threaded rod for rear Quick Jacks
    Grade 8, 7/16 x bolts for front Quick Jacks
    inch OD Stainless Tubing, polished, front and rear for Quick Jack mounts
    inch OD plastic liner for Quick Jack bolt and stainless tubing
    Removable front and rear elephant ears, powder coated black
    Hood and trunk hinges powder coated black
    Alex’s inner wheel well liners
    Rear Elephant Ear left and right-side lower supports
    (Replica Parts/Mike Everson Front license bracket mount)
    Replica Parts/Mike Everson billet roll bar trim rings
    (Replica Parts/Mike Everson billet windshield trim rings)
    Jeff Miller Customs fiberglass hood scoop
    Jeff Miller Customs paint, 3-color with stipe inside hood and trunk lids, Ford Red Fire Pearl Metallic main color, BMW Bright Silver stripe, Black accent pin

    Miscellaneous:
    Stainless side pipes, polished
    Drummer Mike polished stainless-steel side exhaust shields
    Custom designed muffler/side pipe hangars, adjustable, fully articulated
    OEM Ford fuel tank/filler tube gasket
    OEM Ford fuel filler cap
    Pegasus Stainless radiator screen, powder coated black
    Speedway Racing Nomex honeycomb radiator screen, black
    Removable radiator cowls & screens
    Radiator side cowl and screen mounting panels, powder coated black
    Radiator cooling fan intake/block coolant sensor
    Radiator cooling fan override-ON dash switch
    Radiator cooling fan isolation relay, with selectable constant-on or ignition-on mode
    Radiator cooling fan relay bypass / power ON switch
    Radiator cooling fan COMMAND ON/FAN ON/OFF (red/blue/green) status LED indicators, with ignition-on/off/override-on LED power modes
    Breeze Adjustable Thermostatic Cooling Fan Switch (Radiator cooling fan radiator coolant sensor)
    Breeze aluminum radiator fan shroud (EzePak Cool)
    Breeze hinged upper radiator mount (EzePak Cool), rubber mounted
    Breeze lower radiator mount (EzePak Cool)
    Breeze lower radiator hose mounting bracket
    Breeze top radiator cowl cover
    Breeze stainless engine bay battery mount
    Breeze ” exhaust 4 into 4 wedge (PS)
    Black Powder Coated engine bay, wheel well, and trunk aluminum
    Snap-On Tools road/emergency tool kit
    Battery Boost/Jump Start, Air Pump, Tire Repair emergency roadside kit
    Safecraft Halon 1211 fire extinguisher, Stainless tank, cockpit
    Safecraft Halon 1211 fire extinguisher, Stainless tank, trunk
    Summit Racing aluminum billet fire extinguisher mount, cockpit
    Summit Racing aluminum billet fire extinguisher mount, trunk
    Vibration dampening clamps riveted to frame/panels for electrical harnesses
    Removable DS foot box outer panels
    Personalized California 1960 legacy license plates FAYK SNK, UNN REEL

    Suppliers and Services
    Factory Five Racing
    The Engine Factory
    Jeff Miller Customs (at the Bat-cave)
    Breeze Automotive
    Dark Water Customs
    Finish Line Accessories
    Forte’s Parts Connection
    Levy Racing
    Replica Parts
    Drummer Mike
    Tangent Technologies
    Cobra Earl
    Metco Motorsports
    Whitby Motorcars
    Alex’s AC Interiors
    Vintage Air
    Ron Francis Wiring
    Herb Fraser Custom Door Panels
    Amazon.com
    McMaster-Carr
    On-Line Metals
    Advanced Keys
    Aftermarket Suspension Parts
    Summit Racing
    Jeg’s
    Speedway Motors
    Pegasus Auto Racing
    Speedhut
    Powell Electronics
    Appletree Automotive
    Watson’s Streetworks
    Superbright LED’s
    Earl’s Plumbing/ANPlumbing
    D & D Performance
    Crutchfield (stereo components)
    Speed Dawg
    Redline Goods
    Wilwood Disc Brakes
    Rogers Motors
    Eddie Marine
    Drive Shaft Pro, Gardena, CA
    America’s Tire Co./Discount Tire Co.
    Snap-On Tools
    Harbor Freight Tools
    Victor Machinery Exchange
    Home Depot
    Lowes
    O’Reillys Auto Parts
    NAPA Auto Parts
    Laron, Kingman, AZ
    Western Combustion Engineering, Wilmington, CA
    Color Code Painting, Gardena, CA
    Custom Metal Finishing, Gardena, CA
    Verne’s Chrome Plating & Powder Coating, Gardena, CA
    Automatic Welding, Gardena, CA

    That ought about do it. Pic's to follow.
    Last edited by boat737; 12-29-2018 at 01:43 AM.
    If Brute Force doesn't work, you're not using enough of it.
    Basic Stuff: MK4 Complete Kit #8439, Wilwood's, 17" Halibrands. Extra Stuff: Stainless brake and fuel lines, Breeze cooling, Battery mount, SS Roll Bar. Old Fart Stuff: Heater, Seat Heaters, Footbox Fresh Air, Stereo, Keyless ignition, Power Steering, Hyd Clutch.
    Young & Dumb Stuff: 427w Dart, TKO600, 3 link Moser M9/Ford 9", 3.5:1, Eaton TruTrac Posi. Graduation Thread

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    Part 3.... Pictures.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    If Brute Force doesn't work, you're not using enough of it.
    Basic Stuff: MK4 Complete Kit #8439, Wilwood's, 17" Halibrands. Extra Stuff: Stainless brake and fuel lines, Breeze cooling, Battery mount, SS Roll Bar. Old Fart Stuff: Heater, Seat Heaters, Footbox Fresh Air, Stereo, Keyless ignition, Power Steering, Hyd Clutch.
    Young & Dumb Stuff: 427w Dart, TKO600, 3 link Moser M9/Ford 9", 3.5:1, Eaton TruTrac Posi. Graduation Thread

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    Part 4... More pictures.
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    If Brute Force doesn't work, you're not using enough of it.
    Basic Stuff: MK4 Complete Kit #8439, Wilwood's, 17" Halibrands. Extra Stuff: Stainless brake and fuel lines, Breeze cooling, Battery mount, SS Roll Bar. Old Fart Stuff: Heater, Seat Heaters, Footbox Fresh Air, Stereo, Keyless ignition, Power Steering, Hyd Clutch.
    Young & Dumb Stuff: 427w Dart, TKO600, 3 link Moser M9/Ford 9", 3.5:1, Eaton TruTrac Posi. Graduation Thread

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    Part 5... Still more pictures.
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    If Brute Force doesn't work, you're not using enough of it.
    Basic Stuff: MK4 Complete Kit #8439, Wilwood's, 17" Halibrands. Extra Stuff: Stainless brake and fuel lines, Breeze cooling, Battery mount, SS Roll Bar. Old Fart Stuff: Heater, Seat Heaters, Footbox Fresh Air, Stereo, Keyless ignition, Power Steering, Hyd Clutch.
    Young & Dumb Stuff: 427w Dart, TKO600, 3 link Moser M9/Ford 9", 3.5:1, Eaton TruTrac Posi. Graduation Thread

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    Part 6... And still more pictures.
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    If Brute Force doesn't work, you're not using enough of it.
    Basic Stuff: MK4 Complete Kit #8439, Wilwood's, 17" Halibrands. Extra Stuff: Stainless brake and fuel lines, Breeze cooling, Battery mount, SS Roll Bar. Old Fart Stuff: Heater, Seat Heaters, Footbox Fresh Air, Stereo, Keyless ignition, Power Steering, Hyd Clutch.
    Young & Dumb Stuff: 427w Dart, TKO600, 3 link Moser M9/Ford 9", 3.5:1, Eaton TruTrac Posi. Graduation Thread

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    Part 7... The last part. And yet still more pictures. The end.
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    If Brute Force doesn't work, you're not using enough of it.
    Basic Stuff: MK4 Complete Kit #8439, Wilwood's, 17" Halibrands. Extra Stuff: Stainless brake and fuel lines, Breeze cooling, Battery mount, SS Roll Bar. Old Fart Stuff: Heater, Seat Heaters, Footbox Fresh Air, Stereo, Keyless ignition, Power Steering, Hyd Clutch.
    Young & Dumb Stuff: 427w Dart, TKO600, 3 link Moser M9/Ford 9", 3.5:1, Eaton TruTrac Posi. Graduation Thread

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    Well done, Dan. It looks great. Can’t wait to go take a few laps around the peninsula.
    Love the color and all of your modifications.
    Congratulations.
    -Steve
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    great work!! Now enjoy!

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    Great job. Enjoyed following along. Enjoy many happy miles.
    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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    Congratulations Boat! Beautifully done. Nice machine.
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    Plan: 427W-X, TKO600, Moser 3.55 rear.
    Delivered Feb 2017, first start Oct 22, 2017, first go-cart Mar 26, 2018, back from Whitby's paint Aug 17, 2019.

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    Beautiful car!
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    Very well done! Enjoy it

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    Dan ~

    Beautifully crafted and lots of very nice quality detail touches. I really like the black accent pin stripe against your main colors. What did you cover your dash with?

    Just some incredible builds graduating lately, the bar just gets higher & higher!

    Hope you enjoy it, it never gets old...

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    Beautiful car; well done! I love the license plate.

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    Dan-

    She turned out beautifully! Congratulations on a really terrific build!

    I appreciated the way you laid out your graduation post with all the details outlined, and all the follow on pictures.

    Very nice job, and I know you will enjoy the heck out of her; well done!

    Regards,

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    Nicely done.


    Congrats and enjoy !!
    Mk4 #9165, Base Kit with lots of options, Delivery on 08/17/2017, Coyote, TKO600, 2015 IRS, 18" Halibrands, 12.99" Wilwoods

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    Well done! What a fun and beautiful car to drive along the Pacific Coast Highway or up through wine country.
    MKIV complete kit w/powder coating and cut outs, serial #9189 delivered 10/10/17, first start - 10/5/18, Blueprint 306 w/Holley Sniper EFI, TKO 600, power steering, Breeze fan shroud, trunk cubby, & engine compartment battery kit, CNC brake reservoirs, RT turn signal & gas pedal, mechanical throttle linkage, METCO safety loop, GASN side pipes, drop trunk, dual chrome roll bars, vintage gauges, vinyl dash w/ glove box, custom center console, cup holders, and front speaker boxes.

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    Excellent Job & Very Well Done!

    Jealous, You Bet I Am!

    Congratulations!

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    Thank you all very much. I'm honored, and humbled, because a lot of the ideas came from all of you. There are so many talented and helpful builders here that have contributed a lot to my build, again I say thank you. There is a lot of all of you and a lot of your ideas in this build. So pat yourselves on the back.

    Had the car out again today to a little car show at Golden Cove Center. It's a gas guzzler. I love it. Also, lots of waves and thumbs up.

    Boyd, pet the dog. (my old dog, my miracle dog, is getting near the end. She's going to break my heart. 10 years ago we were both hurting and we saved each other.)

    Chris, as I said, I didn't start the build, so the dash was one of those things that was already covered when I got it. I 'think' it's a patterned leather, or if it's vinyl, it's pretty darned good. So I'm not really sure...

    Dave, the plate is my second. I started with FAYK SNK, but decided on this one afterwards. Make's it a bit easier when asked "Is it real?"

    Steve (go Dad), Where is that Cajun Enthusiasm?

    I will have to get the car back up on jacks, since I found a crack in the PS side pipe. It looks to be about an inch long so I hope I can just get it repair welded. The adjustment phase has officially begun.
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    Thought I would post some of those little things that make the build unique. Some of the items are copied from others, but changed or modified, and some are ideas that I came up with. Here goes... Part 1...

    1 -- The upper rear-view mirror mount. Didn't want to drill holes in the body, and the bent angle mount seemed incomplete. So made it out of angle, with a piece welded in to hide the hardware.

    2 -- Probably doesn't make that big of difference, but I didn't like the idea of the engine bay air (fumes) being pumped in by the heater blower. I made a shroud that gets it's air from the PS footbox.

    3 -- Needed a radiator screen that was strong, non restrictive, and filled the intake fully. I didn't like the look of a square screen, so I used the stainless mesh as a backup and the honeycomb Nomex as the face, and ran it laterally to the sides of the intake. Painted it black, and I really like the results. Fan never comes on with the car moving above about 20mph, so it's getting a lot of air flow.

    4 -- Being such a small cockpit, needed some storage space. I made two pouches for the back cockpit bulkhead behind the seats, and two pouches for each side of the trans tunnel. They don't hold a lot, but every bit helps. Believe it or not, the trans tunnel top is still removable.

    Continued in Part 2
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    Continued from Part 1....

    5 -- Needed some passenger grab handles, 'cause I didn't want the panic grab to be the windshield or the shifter (not that I would ever drive like that...)

    6 -- California wanted a back-up/reverse light. I really like how this came out. It's plenty bright.

    7 -- The old Mk IV license plate light vs. trunk handle latch interference problem. I did the Kleiner license plate light modification, which took care of about 65% of the problem. I didn't want to cut the license plate, so I had Professor DaBat build up the mounting pad on the trunk lid about 1/4 inch or so, to make up the rest of the clearance needed. Can't even tell it was changed, a perfect solution IMHO.

    8 -- The old side pipe hanger problem. It took me a month of thinking and pondering, but I came up with what I think, I hope, is a good solid fix. My hanger design is articulated on both ends with Heim joints, and allows the muffler to articulate and move in all directions, in-out, up-down, fwd-aft, yet still provides for upward support. A bonus is, it is somewhat adjustable. I have it set to provide about 20 pounds of lift. Time will tell if my design will hold up.

    9 -- For some reason, my headlight lenses were 'clocked' about 6 or 8 degrees counter-clockwise in the buckets on both sides. I don't know if it was the FFR guy who did the cutouts messed up, or the tabs on the LED headlights are off, or what, but it was bugging me. The options were to take the buckets out and re-drill them, or re-drill the body, or re-drill the holding ring, or do something about those wimpy clips. I ended up making new, stronger, clips that I drilled the holes off center to allow the headlight lens to rotate to perfectly aligned.

    There were dozens, maybe hundreds, more changes, modifications, additions, and fix's, but these are the one's that come to mind at the moment. Now take my ideas and make them better.
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    If Brute Force doesn't work, you're not using enough of it.
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    Almost forgot... Since I'm tooting my horn here, might as well post pics of my emergency roadside tool kit. It's virtually all Snap-On hand tools, with a battery jump booster, tire inflater, tire patch kit, and Power-Probe analyzer. It's got to be the most expensive tool kit in the country that I hope will never have to be used. But if need be, I think I could disassemble nearly the entire car with this set. Well, a lot of it anyway.
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    Congratulations! Great looking build. Looking through your parts list is like a who's who of FFR upgrades.
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    Sorry to hear about your miracle buddy. Amazing sometimes how we find the right one at the right time... or they find us. Pet the dog.
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    Boat,

    Sorry for my lack of enthusiasm in my earlier congratulatory response.
    I was hanging side pipes yesterday in anticipation of my 2nd / 1st start and it took me all day to get them hanging right.

    So with the cat out of the bag all I can say is:

    Ayeee & Congratulations!

    Though I'm not of Cajun descent, Baby Geaux-Dad is a U.L.L. Ragin Cajun (2nd Year) studying Architecture.
    Again, please accept my apology for my previous lack luster, under the top, earlier response!

    Congratulation Again, But This One Is Coming From The Central Business District Of New Orleans!

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    Beautiful build, go out and get some bugs on it ..... safe travels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boat737 View Post

    2 -- Probably doesn't make that big of difference, but I didn't like the idea of the engine bay air (fumes) being pumped in by the heater blower. I made a shroud that gets it's air from the PS footbox.
    So I read and saved your post about the heater shroud. I agree and was planning to put a tube on the intake of the heater only to realize that it is sucking air from both ends and the shroud you made is exactly what I was thinking of trying to make... BUT, I was thinking of running the tubing out to the front to collect cold/fresh air. I checked out the heater valve (heater hose valve) and find that it cuts out 99.9% of water flow so that would mean that I could have cool fresh air coming into the cabin via the same ducts the heater uses.... Do you think that would work like that? I could even run the heater fan and not need an external fan. Am I missing something? Would you be willing to share your drawings/measurements for the shroud?

    Thanks for the beautiful car to aspire to...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadAsp427 View Post
    So I read and saved your post about the heater shroud. I agree and was planning to put a tube on the intake of the heater only to realize that it is sucking air from both ends and the shroud you made is exactly what I was thinking of trying to make... BUT, I was thinking of running the tubing out to the front to collect cold/fresh air. I checked out the heater valve (heater hose valve) and find that it cuts out 99.9% of water flow so that would mean that I could have cool fresh air coming into the cabin via the same ducts the heater uses.... Do you think that would work like that? I could even run the heater fan and not need an external fan. Am I missing something? Would you be willing to share your drawings/measurements for the shroud?

    Thanks for the beautiful car to aspire to...
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    I have run the heater blower with the heater valve closed, and yes, it does move air around the knee area (where my vents are), but it's not what I would call cool air. It's probably a degree or two warmer than ambient just due to the fact that it is recycling the PS foot box air. I do have pretty good insulation in the footbox's with heat shields on the engine compartment side, and Lizard Skin and carpet on the cockpit side, so it's more of just a subtle fan. The fresh air blowers do seem to provide slightly cooler air, since they are ducted from the brake cooling ducts in the front. Nothing short of air conditioning will actually cool, but air movement helps when sitting in traffic. Moving along you can't even tell if the blowers are working.

    If you go the shroud route, here's a thread I did a while back on my blower mod and shroud fab. Also, make sure you leave enough room between the blower intakes and the interior of the shroud ALL around the blower motor in order to maximize airflow. https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...g-modification. I don't really have any plans or sketches for the shroud, I just started with some Cheerios box cardboard, and mocked up a version, and went from there. HTH...
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    Young & Dumb Stuff: 427w Dart, TKO600, 3 link Moser M9/Ford 9", 3.5:1, Eaton TruTrac Posi. Graduation Thread

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    Looks great, Dan! Congratulations! I like your pouch ideas. I need to check this out further.
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    Wow.
    Very nice attention to detail.
    Great looking build!
    Have fun driving that beauty.

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    Very nice and congratulations. I really like the color scheme
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    I wanted to get your opinion on the Engine Factory. I'm considering the 427 from them and was hoping you could share your thoughts on it. Specifically, how do like driving around town with a 427? Any other thoughts would be much appreciated. And your car looks fantastic. Thanks, Pat

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    Great looking build. Congrats!!
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    WOW . . . just WOW!! Congratulations . . . Beautiful car and the attention to detail is class A . . . now get the little things done and I'll see ya at next years Huntington Beach Cruise-In [events], right?

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    Dan,
    Absolutely superb build: choices/mods/attention to detail/execution. first class! Were you by chance an airline pilot, where such attention to detail is mandatory? Enjoy the well earned driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick8928 View Post
    Dan,
    Absolutely superb build: choices/mods/attention to detail/execution. first class! Were you by chance an airline pilot, where such attention to detail is mandatory? Enjoy the well earned driving.
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    Ahhhhh.... You found me out. 40 years at UA. 727, 737, DC8, DC10, 777, 747, 787. Also 20 years water ski racing -- Team 737, hence my forum name. I'll bet we crossed dirt paths back in the day up in the hills too. Here's a couple of pics of days gone by. (look hard in the first one...)

    Thanks Rick for the Atta-boys.
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    Beautiful car...Enjoy driving the hard work. You inspire me to get mine done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cv2065 View Post
    Beautiful car...Enjoy driving the hard work. You inspire me to get mine done!
    Thank you all out there for all the kind words. I have to say it was (still is in some aspects) fun to build, but man-oh-man, the real fun is in the driving.
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    If Brute Force doesn't work, you're not using enough of it.
    Basic Stuff: MK4 Complete Kit #8439, Wilwood's, 17" Halibrands. Extra Stuff: Stainless brake and fuel lines, Breeze cooling, Battery mount, SS Roll Bar. Old Fart Stuff: Heater, Seat Heaters, Footbox Fresh Air, Stereo, Keyless ignition, Power Steering, Hyd Clutch.
    Young & Dumb Stuff: 427w Dart, TKO600, 3 link Moser M9/Ford 9", 3.5:1, Eaton TruTrac Posi. Graduation Thread

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    Wow, awesome build.

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