This will be the thread documenting the build of my newly ordered Mk4 Roadster. It should be FULL of pictures with an extensive build log similar to my GTM Build hear: GTM Build Post
We made the decision to sell the Mistress(FFR 1046) which we have owned for 14 years and was built into a purpose built Autocross car. It was the first running/driving FFR in Ca! It went to a new home in Michigan and will be used for the purpose it was built. The Changes to the Mk4 put me over the edge from converting FFR1046 back to road duty so we decided to just starting fresh and let our old girl keep doing what she does best... go fast between the cones.
We are very excited about this build... WOOT!
The details of the car will be:
Bumpers and Overiders
(need to figure out what tranny to run)
FFR 17 inch Halibrand style wheels
Paint by Ken Pike, Street Rod Painter!
Transported by Stewart Transport
I'll get started on the thread once she arrives.. but just had to post...
Cool, looking forward to following along. If only I had procrastinated another month or two on 3144 I'd have done a Mk IV instead and been able to race you to completion!
'11 Mustang 5.0 'vert; '07 Legacy Spec.B; '98 F150; 4760 build website; FFR 3144 rebuild blog I'll give up my clutch when they pry it from my cold dead toes. Si vis pacem para bellum.
Can't wait to see the progress on the build, should be most excellent indeed!
MKIII Roadster #5835; IRS, Team III Wheels, Kuhmo XS Tires
Anderson Performance 408 Engine; Levy T5 Transmission
Engine Installed July 4th, First start July 5th 2009
Metal Morphous paint completed on November 20th
On the Road July 2011
FFR6966 - MK3.1, IRS, AFR 205 headed 408w, depleted bank account, pissed off wife, friends think I'm a hermit, dreaming of driving the Cobr@ someday. My Build Site PS Footbox Mod .pdf.dwg Tire Stencils .pdf.dwg
David,no way can i let the mistress walk away without saying something,it was the first ffr i'd ever seen and i was hooked, what a sorted out brute it was (is) remember hearing that whine from a block away,it was once asked on the other forum what was the most significant c---a ever built and in my mind it was always the Miles car csx 2431,as much for the testing it was put through,the modifications, as its race wins,to our little company, factory five racing, the mistress should be held in the same esteem,Pat.
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Excellent!! Looking forward to watching the build progress!!
FFR 3378 - 503 BB, $old and missed
RCR GT40 - 1051P clone, $old
FFR 7991 - becoming a 289 FIA with a Mr. Bruce body, 331, dual quads, T-5, IRS, Trigo pin drive wheels, and Goodyear billboards http://www.bills289fia.com
Dave and Mary - Congrats! I can not wait to watch as your build progreesses. As far as the transmission, why not try one of Gordon's super alloy T-5's? He says they can handle the power and cost about what a TkO 600 does. That way I will know someone who has tried out a configuration similar to what I want to build (427W, levy sa t-5, IRS,) except I still want to go 15" wheels/tires.
I got my first FFR back in 1998 and the new MKIV is everything I could have hoped for.
With the talent and class applied to your other cars, this one will be awesome!
Look forward to viewing your build.
We made the decision to sell the Mistress(FFR 1046) which we have owned for 14 years and was built into a purpose built Autocross car. It was the first running/driving FFR in Ca!
By any chance, is 'the Mistress' a black car? I wish I could remember more details, but one of the first pictures that really got me interested in the Factory Five concept was a black cobra titled 'Mistress'.
Dave & Mary,
When you start documenting your new build it would be really cool if you could include some of the history and evolution of the Mistress. Those of us who date back to the old Cobraforum days know much of the story but the guys who haven't been around quite as long have no idea how significant this car (not to mention the two of you) is in the Factory Five world!
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