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Thread: #9405 erstanl's MkIV build

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    #9405 erstanl's MkIV build

    So I started a basic kit build a couple of months ago. Ordered it on 6/21/2018, it was delivered on 8/21/2018. I am still waiting on a single POL item, the steering wheel. Other than that, I think I have it all. Haven't had a minute to create a build thread so here we go.

    What I am shooting for:
    408w
    TKO600
    IRS
    hydroboost brakes
    13" PBR front brakes
    13" IRS brake kit

    Lots of other decisions to be made, but right now I'm just enjoying the exquisite detail of it all. Probably won't be quite as picky though once spring rolls around

    I'll add some pics of the progress. I have always enjoyed looking at everyone builds, maybe someday someone will find my information useful. I'd appreciate some feedback if you see things going sideways!

    Prep for the big day:
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    Last edited by erstanl; 12-04-2018 at 03:02 PM.

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    Next, I rebuilt the 2004 donor pedal box. Pretty fun.

    1) Nice coat of paint
    2) Added some welds to stiffen it up
    3) Added Steeda clutch quadrant and cable adjuster. I added a set screw to the read eye of the quadrant. Too much play for my liking. Once it was mounted, I also adjusted it to rotate within 4 thou parallelism with the pedal box. Made sure it was dead cented lined up with the clutch cable.
    4) Replaced all bushings
    5) Replaced the clutch switch

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    Installed front suspension. Used the tubular LCA's, and 2004 PBR 13" mustang front calipers. Ended up using red POR-15 caliper paint. Strange stuff, but once you get used to it, its pretty nice. Id use it again.

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    Next, installed the IRS. That thing is heavy. Went with 3.55 gears, and the swaybar kit. I had to "adjust" some of the bracket mounts, as they were too tight. Used a piece of 1/2-13 all-thread, a couple of washers and nuts. Placed properly, and expanded with great care, I was able to open up some of the brackets without banging on them.

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    Working on the driver side front footbox now. Just mocking it all up before I make it final.

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    I have a question on this. That booster mounted up okay, but the adapter does not seat fully against the steel. Its partially on the aluminum, so it can rock. Are you guys just cutting out the adapter shape in the aluminum so it seats against the steel? Also, don't know what the part looks like that actually transfers the force from the booster to the MC. Looks like it should be a rod of some type, but I don't have one, and cannot find an example. Any help, pictures or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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    Did that booster come with the kit? I don't recall that option when we ordered ours in December of 2016?
    Bob (Building with my son Justin)

    MK IV #9040 - Complete kit, IRS, Forte Coyote, TKO-600, IRS. Delivered 2/14/17.

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