As usual there are hundreds of people and companies that I would like to thank for all of their help but to shorten the thread a little, here are my most important thanks and gratitudes:
1. My wife Judy for continual support and the original suggestion to build a kit car.
2. My nephew Steven for teaching me how to do body work with patience.
3. The entire Forum for all of their support, help, and guidance (you guys/gals rock).
4. Trout Roberts for keeping me going and telling me I was doing OK.
3. FFR, Max Z. formerly with 5 star Ford, North-End Auto, Mass-flo, I-Squared, Breeze, Forte, etc. and etc.
The car is a non-doner build with the following major components.
* Ford racing 302 crate motor with an E cam.
* Ford T5 transmission
* 308 IRS differential
* I-Squared wiring
* Mass-Flo EFI
* 22 gallon fuel cell
* Paint is a semi-gloss blue-black
It took me 8 years to build it but I had more time than money and as friends say if I wouldn't have tried to modify every piece i picked up I would have been done years ago.
It is now licensed/insured and I have put 120 miles on it. There are still a few items to sort out for comfort and reliability but I am on my way. I actually took it to work last week as one of my test rides. The car sits so low and with everybody driving SUVs and trucks I couldn't see anyone else to see what there reaction was. That was fine because I was having a blast. It handles great and brakes great but I still need to sort out some engine issues.
Most of the pics are in my driveway without the mirrors and headlight lens covers but one of the pics is at work with everything installed except the nose grill. Still haven't put that on.
Thanks so much for all of your support and guidance,
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
Glad to see you are out enjoying it.
Started Dec 1/07 and on the road Sept /09.
Candy blue with metalic silver stripes,clearcoat wetsanded to 2000 grit.
331 Stroker,"CNC" Keith Craft Brodix heads, HP=ALOT, tremec 5 speed, 3.73 Traction Lock, 4 wheel power disc brakes. Koni coilovers, A/C, Glass Hatch, carpet, Kirkey seats, Leather Wheel,180 mph reverse speedo, Sony system,18" cobra wheels, wide M/T on the rear, Eagle F1 tires, single Magnaflow exhaust with heat shields.
Twin Turbos are installed:) HP=ALOT + 60% more.
Very nice attention to detail and interesting paint. I couldn't tell if it was black or blue so I went back and re-read the description. Semi gloss blue-black. It can look either depending on the light?
FFR #7124 Mk 3.1, Levy 5 link, LCA's & brakes, 17" Halibrands, electric PS, SAI, Eibach springs, BOSS 427w, webers, hood louvers, tilt front. Delivered 12/23/09, 1st start 02/19/12. 1st go cart 03/03/12. Titled 10/3/12.
MK4 delivery 12/17/11
Build thread: HERE
Epic First start video HERE
427w ford racing, stainless headers, 3link, tko600, 3.55 gears, Jim Inglese weber intake system and a custom paint job from Jeff Miller!
Type 65 Coupe Ordered 01/17/13
Build thread: HERE
347 w. stack injection, IRS, Levy arms, Levy front and rear brakes
thanks much guys.
The cross pipes seemed to quiet it down just a little and it gave me better or a more consistent temperature range at the headers.
With the help again of Chris Richards my engine seems to be running fine and i have put another 50 miles on it.
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