FFR MK3.1 7075 Delivered: 10/13/09, First start 2/28/11, gokart 10 minutes later
408w carbed, TKO 600, IRS (3.27 with Torsen), dual roll bars, halibrand replicas, SS side pipes, rivet on hood scoop, SAI mod
Satisfied customer of: Factory Five Racing, Mike Forte, Breeze Automotive, Whitby Motors, Herb's Door Panels, Cobra Heat, Stewart Transport, Wayne Presley (Very Cool Parts), North Racecars, and Finish Line
Very nice! Even captured a shot of a UFO in the background, too!
FFR MK III picked up 9/24/05 Roller 9/28/05 First start & go-cart 11/28/05 red w/white stripes PC Chassis, heat/defrost, PS Eng 15's, footbox vents, radio delete, Breeze headrest, dual quad 427W, rebuilt T5, 4 link w/3.27's, Koni's all around, Gen 1 rag top, snapless tonneau, Herb's door panels, NRC rear discs, paint by Gino's in Rowley, MA
2011 ffcars.com calendar Cover Car
Yes, that's me in the avatar with Dave Smith in front of my roadster at the '06 F5R Open House!
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
I took the pic with a Nikon D50 - it's a pretty basic digital SLR camera but can take pretty good pics. I was browsing through the local newspaper and came across a "pic of the week" where this dude had taken a pic of his Nissan - just awesome background. With a little deduction using google maps I figured out where it was shot - it is Seattle if anyone's wondering - the Space Needle is over on the left.
Camera was set at the lowest ISO speed (200), and shutter speed was set at 30 seconds. There is a noise reduction setting for long exposures so I switched that on. After that, it was a matter of playing around with aperture settings to get the exposure and depth of field acceptable. Camera was on a tripod with the self timer set to 2 seconds. I think I ended up being a bit late in the evening - got stuck in rush traffic, so I was a bit limited in aperture settings - had to mostly use a wide aperture to get a decent exposure. Probably got about 3, maybe 4 acceptable shots out of it all - folk that were just out for a stroll would walk in front of the camera, and cars would drive between the car and the camera as well!
Edit - one other thing I forgot to mention was I have a key fob that activates a remote cutoff switch. In the middle of the exposure, I would power the car up for about 1-2 secs and then power it off - any longer and the headlights would probably be too bright.
Of course got the usual litany of questions as well!
408W, IRS, TKO600, PS, PB, QF SS 750, POM Sept 2010.
FFR 6817 // Delivery Date: 11/20/08 // Roller: 9/25/09 // First Engine Start: 3/31/10 // Gokart: 4/11/10 // Painted: 7/2/10 //Graduated 10/03/10. Graduation thread with my progress links is here.
Outstanding photograph of an exceptional car. Congrats Howard! Also my new desktop...
Roadster 7092 (Delived Nov 27, 2009) | Levy 5-Link | Levy Konis | DSS 331 w/twisted wedge heads | TKO-II | ISIS | Powerjection III | Gas-n pipes | Blue Flame (SZ) w/Light Ice Blue (LS) Stripes | Full drop butt mod | Sankuer trunk lid | lots and lots of supporting vendor parts and accessories! Andrew's Roadster Build Pictures
First start: Aug 4th, 2012, First go-cart: Aug 5th, 2012
Currently working on: Details... lots and lots of details!
It is my new sceensaver.... Love the car, but the picture is outstanding...
Mark 3.1 delivered Oct 08, Massing parts for 331 stroker, GT40 heads, EFI, Ford E-cam, ff5 4 into 4 headers, Explorer Intake. T5 w/ S10 midshift, IRS and ff5 LCA's, Koni coil overs. Power steering, ABS power boosted 13" Cobra Brakes front and Thunderbird rears. 2003 Cobra After markets 18/9's front 18/10.5 rears. Tires 275's front and 315's rear. Cannonball Cobra's Trunk box.
I wish this Seattle FFR owner had even 10 percent of that artistic talent. Howard just does it all, builds a great car, and then takes awesome photos. Way to go Howard!!
Racing: "The world's most efficient way to turn money into noise and smoke"
"Think with your dipstick, Jimmy"
"Anybody can BUY a car, only a chosen few build their own"
FFR Challenge car #4182SP Carbed 302, Holley 600CFM, E303 cam, T5, 3 link rear-3:55, Levy wheels, Kumho tires, Fire Safe fuel cell, Griffin race radiator, ISIS wiring system, MSD 6ALN NASCAR ignition, 85 Mustang distributor,
Congratulations on being September's Picture of the month Howard. I know exactly where you are parked as I lived in West Seattle for several years. There have been a lot of photos taken from that spot of the Seattle skyline but I am sure that yours is one of the nicest ever. Congrats again. Paul
FFR5148K MkII Roadster, FRP 306 345HP w/ carb, 3-link, disc brakes, Still Gel-Coat Grey! Now with roll cage and more track stuff, wrecked, beaten, man-handled, cut up, butchered, Freaky body mods, sat on by HOOTERS girls, still barely street legal.
What a combo picture and car. I dont know how many pixels this was shot at but if this could be blown up to poster size and still look this good I would pay twice what it cost you to get it done ( and I bet many others would also) just to have a copy in my workshop. Thanks for the oohs and ahhhs
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