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Thread: Living the Dream - First Start!

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    Russ Thompson Wiring

    Been a while between updates but a lot has happened (don’t skip to the last post you’ll ruin the surprise).

    After staring at the wiring diagram for a while and reaching out to a few forum members the RT wiring finally made sense and it is crazy looking back on how simple it is but my brain couldn’t quite understand a few things. I placed everything on a single mounting plate that was later attached to the firewall.



    And wired up...

    MKIV #9542 Complete Kit, Coyote, IRS - Delivered - 2/19/19, First start - 9/8/19
    1965 Mustang Convertible 4v 289
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    Glovebox

    As many have stated real estate is at a premium behind the dash and especially if you have a heater. To up the challenge I also wanted a glovebox to store a few small items and aesthetically fill the void on the passenger side dash.

    In the end I was able to achieve a uniform glovebox with 1.5” at the bottom and 1.25” at the top. Considerably more than I initially expected.







    Last edited by Cruzzz; 09-08-2019 at 07:44 PM.
    MKIV #9542 Complete Kit, Coyote, IRS - Delivered - 2/19/19, First start - 9/8/19
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    Dash Cover and Setup

    I used a blank dash so I could create a hybrid competition layout with a few options ( heated seat switches, Coyote MIL, etc). All the holes were cut after doing test holes and fitting on scrap. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to take the time and do this!

    Added 1/8” padding...



    Then got to work on the leather and pie cuts...



    Installed...

    Last edited by Cruzzz; 09-08-2019 at 08:12 PM.
    MKIV #9542 Complete Kit, Coyote, IRS - Delivered - 2/19/19, First start - 9/8/19
    1965 Mustang Convertible 4v 289
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    #9542 First Start

    After running through my punch list this was the weekend to see if months of work actually produced a running machine. Saturday we pushed it out of the garage (just in case), I pushed in the clutch switch and turned the ignition...It turn over but nothing. Disappointment.


    After some troubleshooting I noticed the inertia switch was off, pushed down on the top to re-engage it and tried again. This time I heard the fuel pump kick on as it should, turned the switch to start, it turned over, fired, then quickly died. Disappointment.

    Back to troubleshooting...since it would fire but die I narrowed it down to things involved in the ‘run’ phase such as the ignition switch (check), coyote power wires (check), and sensors (bingo). I inadvertently installed the MAF backwards in the air intake.

    Third times the charm...



    Success!

    One thing you may notice I forgot to put on the punch list was final hook up of the radiator fan. This is now complete and happy to say it comes on as expected but it is pretty loud.

    Please excuse the occasional finger in the way. : )
    Last edited by Cruzzz; 09-08-2019 at 08:59 PM.
    MKIV #9542 Complete Kit, Coyote, IRS - Delivered - 2/19/19, First start - 9/8/19
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    Woo Hoo!!
    Another one lives!!
    John D. - Minneapolis 'Burbs

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    nice work. congrats.
    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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    That looks and sounds great. congratulations. Are those "stock" FF pipes? they sound great.

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    Congratulations! Such a great moment.
    -Steve
    MK IV #8901 - Complete kit, Coyote, TKO-600, IRS. Ordered 5/23/16, Delivered 7/14/16, First Start 8/13/17, First Go-Kart 10/22/17, Registered and Completed 10/18/18. Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...V-Coyote-Build Graduation Thread: https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...-Roadster-8901

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Hauser View Post
    That looks and sounds great. congratulations. Are those "stock" FF pipes? they sound great.
    Hi Joel - They are polished stainless pipes from GAS-N. The headers are also from GAS-N. I had the opportunity to listen to a few brands at the London Cobra show and these had the best sound and also slightly softer since the tip is turned down.
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    Just before it started it didn't it feel like this?

    https://youtu.be/xMxsLKQidY4?list=RD0VkrUG3OrPc

    Congratulations From The Dark Dart Side!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoDadGo View Post
    Just before it started it didn't it feel like this?

    https://youtu.be/xMxsLKQidY4?list=RD0VkrUG3OrPc

    Congratulations From The Dark Dart Side!
    Indeed! and when it did start I knew I had created a monster. : )
    MKIV #9542 Complete Kit, Coyote, IRS - Delivered - 2/19/19, First start - 9/8/19
    1965 Mustang Convertible 4v 289
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    Awesome!!! Go Cruzzz! Congratulations - that feels great!

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