1. Kouros: i wish i had better photos of the engine. I took 100 of them, all came out like poop, even the one i posted. Hard to photograph with a reverse opening hood.
1. the stunning model's name is Lisa. she's 30, and reminds me of a Noxzema girl
2. the reverse-flame hot rod in the background of the engine tear-down photo is a model T, extremely modified, blower, appraised at $100K, not mine.
3. Greg_M - did you notice my leather-banded under door carpet? your idea!
4. Payser: by all means, friends over the car!
5. djfong: thank you again for telling me your color code for my stripe
1. finish Mike Everson Trunk Support kit (10 minutes)
2. seal off the hot air coming from the engine bay
3. carpet the exposed part of the seat tilter-backers (need to see in person to understand)
4. fix up license plate wire
5. tint rear view mirror
6. chang out leaky p/s pump (again)
i am surprised no one asked about the "extra surprise" under the hood. (could not get a good pic)
i am surprised no one asked about my home-make aluminum dead pedal. (could not get a good pic)
Eddie, thanks for the excellent graduation post. Very complete. This is what a graduation should be and should be must reading for those who will graduate after you. That is really one nice ride. Thanks for posting and sharing all the things that did not go as planned as I am sure that we have all had these moments, we just did not share as we may have felt dumb in doing so. Now I feel much better that I was normal in not knowing everything about building my car. Thanks again. You should be very, very proud.
FFR 5437, MKII Body, MKIII Frame, carb 302 350 hp. 3:73, T-5 Street legal in Sept. 2006, Velocity Red W/White stripes by NCP.
First of all I would like to say that is the BEST graduation post I have ever seen. I enviously read alot of them. Second, I have been following your posts for the last couple of years and want to tell you that you are a huge inspiration for me. I am building a non donor big block (FFR #4424) and it is taking me forever (ordered kit 6/24/04). I'm still not quite a roller yet. I am doing this out of my back pocket so I'm really going slow (kid's in college etc.) Congratulations on a beautiful car, I know it has been along journey, but obviously well worth it. I hope that mine turns out as well. Enjoy the summer.
he who lives by the sword. gets shot by those who dont
FFCars Master Craftsman
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Warrensburg / missouri
The King of all Gremlins finally does it!!!
Have to hand it to you, you overcame every obstacle in your path (and then some) and did it with style! Love the color combo, and I have to ask, what is the reasoning on the stars? I know you have a Tat that has stars, but is there another reason you picked those? don't get me wrong, it works and looks awesome, just curious...... Anyways, Congrats!!! Looks awesome! Wish I was gonna be at Knotts this year, but hey, maybe someday soon!
Have a good one!
\"Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time\"
Great job! Nice work! Congratulations! Looks GREAT! With all you have been through I can't find enough words to express the elation I feel for your accomplishments. Whenever I came to the forum and saw your posts I immediately thought OH NO! what challenge is NiceGuyEddie facing today and of course I thought "man I hope I don't have that problem"
You did a wonderful job of documenting the story of your car. You WILL have hours and miles of enjoyment with it.
Thanks for all advice and help.
Well it's about time . It looks great, congratulations and best of luck.
First FFR with the Mini Cooper Backup light. 2003 Ford Merlot Metallic By Metal Morphous.
Whitbys Top, Started Sept. 13 2003 and on the road since March 2005, 2007 FFR Best in Show Roadster, Sold 8/09, Gone as of Sept. 12 2009
Well, from the 2 pics of the engine, the only big differences are:
Alum. overflow instead of the black plastic one.
CSR T-Filler v.s. FFR's
New adjustable clutch cable adjuster.
Not sure what else.
1. no oil filter relocator
2. new waterneck
3. new disty & coil (was Accel, now Mallory, painted black)
4. AGR p/s pump (need to change again)
5. new wires (even though they look the same)
6. more dirt & stains...
EZ passenger footbox expansion. probably even MORE EZ if the engine isn't installed yet. only a few more inches, but considering the cost and effort, it was well worth it. I have these templates available in the link below.
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