Please graduate 6687 Another member of the Class of 2009
Mk 3.1 base kit received July 8, 2008
2001 Mustang GT donor (4.6L SOHC, Tremec T3650, 3.27 rear end, power steering and hydroboost brakes)
Front tubular lower A-arms
3 link rear suspension
Side pipes ceramic coating by Polydyn
17” Halibrand replica wheels by Team III
Kumho Escta XS tires - 245/45R17 front, 315/35R17 rear
Chrysler Deep Cranberry Pearl with Toyota Blizzard Pearl stripes (you should see it sparkle!)
Graduation May 29, 2009 - YEA!
FFR #6728 Complete kit MK3.1, Delivered 9-27-08, First start 1-25-09, Go Kart 2-21-09, Completed 6-12-09, Graduated 8-25-09
351W (should be ~450hp, still need to dyno), Dart heads, full roller Comp Cam, Carb'd, TKO 500, 3Link,
Paint by Street Rod Painter - Ken Pike (Toyota Phantom Gray Effect/Mercedes Brilliant Silver stripes)
Congrats, David! I love the color. I just looked through all the photos and descriptions in your build site as I traced your journey from Stewart to graduation. Good work. You have my admiration for doing your own wire diet. It was fun to remember the steps of my build (Mk 3, 4.6) but makes me want to start the fun all over again. With some miles you'll get to love the 4.6!
Mk III #6228, 4.6 SOHC, T45, IRS, I-Squared,17" Halibrands, Red with Silver stripes, Kirkeys, ABS, PS, PB, stereo, cruise control, seat heaters, etc. Kit rec'd 7/07, licensed 2/08, back from paint 5/08, added stuff thru 11/2010. Sold 1/11 @ Barrett-Jackson. Anxiously awaiting 818S!
Sweet car! You should be proud, it looks great. That is a beautiful Aussie too, I had a great one but she passed away a couple yrs back. The best dogs. Yours looks alot like mine, except Mickey had 1 blue & 1 brown eye
429 bored .040" over, Edelbrock Torker II and 800 cfm carb, 531HP, 517 ft-lbs, TKO 600, Koni coil overs, Sumi HTPZ III 255/40/18 and 285/35/18, Father/Son project dedicated to "Pop Pop". On the road May 2009.
Thanks for all the great comments. I know some folks may think it's heresy to put a fuel injected, computer-controlled modular engine in a Cobra. I do love the sound of a big block with a huge cam, loping along at idle and making big sucking sounds through a carb. With all the hoses and wires, the the almost-stock Mustang modular engine I used is not as pretty to look at as a "clean" carborated engine, but it fits my needs very well for this build. It does move the car very fast, and it sounds very nice through those side pipes! Now, the engine for my next build........
My son and I built this car with the end-game in mind: a drivable piece of art. I didn't realize how enjoyable the building process would be, as all you builders can testify. Building the car really was easier than I thought would be. The only headaches I had were with the wire diet (mostly with disabling the PATS system) and getting the stinking windshield wiper gearboxes to work right. I got great advice from this forum on both of those issues, so I thank all the folks for their help.
Regarding the Maroon and White color scheme, yes, my wife and I are both graduates of Texas A&M University. My previous "toy" car was a Viper Blue Opel GT, and my current everyday car is a Stratos Blue Mazda, so a blue FFR was not an option. I've seen many nice color combinations, but one "trend" that seemed to be happening was the increase in orange cars. My wife and I decided that a Maroon and White FFR would help bring ballance in the automotive world. John, I wish the "GIG EM" plate was real. It's a fake plate I stuck on the car for some photos.
Shell Valley Daytona Coupe, (SOLD and thankful for it) 550HP 347, T56 Six Speed.
1957 Ford Thunderbird
"It's loud, smells like gasoline, and shakes, shudders, and bucks. It makes your arms tired and your feet hot. You nearly crash about once every ten minutes. It's so damn wonderful you cant believe it." -Automobile Mag. Oct. '04
Guess I'm partial to the color - I've been trying to find out the color, didn't build mine. Does your's take on a brown/chocolate hue in the sun? Been looking at different wheels, so this give's me an idea....
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