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post #2041 of 2055 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 02:28 AM
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I finished building and installing a new under car exhaust system. It replaced the one I had a shop build in 2005 and frees up space behind my rear axle allowing me to eventually install a 3-link. I based my design from some of the other under car systems I found on the two FFR forums.

After I completed building the exhaust I painted it black to make it less visible. (Doesn't really show up too well in photos.)

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Nice job...looks good.


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Installed front and rear VPM swaybars. What a difference they make!

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Just delivered. > https://www.windowtint.com/products/...w-tinting-film
Getting ready to apply on the side wind wings. Maybe it will cut down on glare and stone chips.
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I finished building and installing a new under car exhaust system. It replaced the one I had a shop build in 2005 and frees up space behind my rear axle allowing me to eventually install a 3-link. I based my design from some of the other under car systems I found on the two FFR forums.

After I completed building the exhaust I painted it black to make it less visible. (Doesn't really show up too well in photos.)
Very nice Jim..Those look like spin techs, am I correct? We love mine.

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Got it titled and registered and made my first drive on real roads! What a great day!
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post #2047 of 2055 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 10:56 PM
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Radiator and Wiring

Came time to get the Radiator and fuse block wiring under control. I used the three products that Mark sells at Breeze.
First is the fan shroud, it fits the new FF radiator perfectly.


Then came the top hinge.



And finally the bottom support but only temped installed right now.



Than started cleaning up the fuse block wiring. Did not like the loom so took it off and laced it up.

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post #2048 of 2055 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 12:15 AM
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Installed The Windshield

After about 5 hours of futzing with the variables ... and there are many we finally got the windshield installed.

Some highlights ... or low lights of the installation:

1. We had to expand the holes in the body considerably to get the right alignment of the windshield posts and get close to the proper alignment for the premium top ... We had to move them back to get proper alignment on the holes in the frame. I will have a little fiberglass work to close up the holes (or uses bigger pieces of aluminum).

2. With the exception of one nut on the upper bolt of the windshield post we used regular versus lock nuts (during the final install I will use some Locktite on these nuts).

3. At Craig's recommendation we made and installed thin plastic washers on the small chromed brass nuts that attach the windshield posts to the brass part on the side of the windshield. This allowed us to get the posts tight without filing off the screws. NOTE: I have ordered the SS inserts from Whitby for future installation ...

4. After test fitting the windshield we had to bend the lower part of the post slightly to make them parallel with the plate on the frame.

5. Last but not least we had to install shims between the posts and the frames. At the suggestion of EdwardB on the other forum, I purchased 1/8", 1/16" and 1/32" body shims to substitute for the washers ... making installation much easier.

Each installation will vary but we ended up with the following shim installation:

DS Upper 1/16" + 1/32"
DS Lower 1/8"

PS Upper 2 x 1/16"
PS Lower 1/8" +1/16"

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Here is the semi final installation of the windshield ...



Thanks to Craig for getting the Olde Goat's roadster to this next level.

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Very nice Jim..Those look like spin techs, am I correct? We love mine.

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Thanks, John. And you're correct. They're Spin Techs.
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Finished top to bottom detailing for car show.
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Yesterday...pressure washed and P21s'd the rims to clean them up. Then had new Nittos installed...was running on 10 year old tires.

Now chasing down a high idle issue...

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Finally got the Coyote A50XS on an engine stand, swapped the oil pick up and pan. I checked the dip stick and it goes in without hitting 4 out of 5 times, so I did not do any grinding on the pan baffles. Started putting in the sensors, but the water temp bushing was the wrong size. I will buy one tomorrow. I have not down loaded the power steering pump installation file, so I was not able to get it mounted. Called Ford on whether the factory oil pressure sensor needed to Tee'd into the block to feed the ECU, big no, just disconnect and do not use the 2 wire feed. Looked at the gauges and noticed my Anniversary temp gauge is in Celsius. Called FF, that is what we ship.
Got a feeder question on their site. Maybe Speed Hut can help me. I might have to put a red dot on the lense, if I am stuck with C degrees. I ordered an engine leveler, the auger type. The chains are about 1 foot long. They might pick up a 4 cyl engine, I cut up some chain I had on hand, but need some clevis's to make them work. I got a little done,,,
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