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    New FF Florida Owner

    Hello All,

    I'm not a mechanic, but I like to tinker; I fix practically everything around the house. I've always been curious about how things worked, so when something breaks I like to take it apart and see if I can fix it. I fly big jets by trade and I wasn't sure if I could build a car...who does that??? But I went to the build school and didn't see anything that scared me so I ordered the truck, engine and trans in May; they should be delivered in July. Looks like fun...can't wait!

    I'm in Viera (near Melbourne/Cape Canaveral).

    Learning a lot from the forum..great resource!

    Frank

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    Welcome!
    Last edited by Sigurd; 06-07-2019 at 04:11 AM. Reason: Se post below!
    Sigurd
    Type 65 Gen 3, 347 Fi, Tremec, IRS, Wilwood, AC, PS

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    Welcome!

    I'm building a Type 65 in Merritt Island. You're more than welcome to come and take a look
    Sigurd
    Type 65 Gen 3, 347 Fi, Tremec, IRS, Wilwood, AC, PS

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    Keep us posted as your build progresses. I’m on the other side of the state north of Tampa and I’m planning to build a truck myself. I already have a engine (408 Cleveland), I just need to find the funds for everything else.
    Good luck

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    Welcome, have fun with your build. Don’t compromise. Rob
    FFR 35 p/u # 0016 Dart 347 TKO 600

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    Welcome! There’s a number of FFR builders in your area that you can draw info from. I lived down there for 1 1/2 years and loved driving those roads! Enjoy yourself!
    FFR 5136 Started as a donor...donor guages, engine, trans,etc. Now...TFS street intake,stage 1 cam, GT40p's,24# injectors and 80mm MAF,70mm TB,Z-spec t-5, and PSE Halibrand wrapped with Nitto 555 G2ís. My ever evolving dream car!!

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    Welcome Frank!!! Tic tock tic tock... isn’t the wait just killing you? Lol
    And FYI there are actually a few builders out here that fly big planes
    Keep us posted on delivery and your build and of course lots of pictures!!!!
    If everything seems under control, youíre just not going fast enough....

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    MKIV complete kit # 9395 delivered 7/31/18

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    Welcome ! Roger

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    Thanks Sigurd! I would like to see your build, compare notes.

    Frank

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    Will do my best to post my progress. If you're ever on the east coast, stop by...happy to share ideas!

    Frank

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    The wait is enough time to build a little anxiety but I'm using the time to organize my shop before delivery
    I plan to keep an updated post.
    Thanks for the welcome!

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