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What hurt even worse was the three times I saw a Cobra go by.
3-link Moser, Wilwood brakes, 347, TKO
Related to that, it seems like the first part of the build flew by for me with little in the way of problems. Sure, there were the occasional issues that had to be addressed/solved, but it seemed like the push toward roller wasn't too bad. This last part, trying to get it under power, it seems like every. single. step. involves some sort of problem(s), forum searching, parts order, etc. in order to get it completed. I think part of it is how vague the build manual gets moving forward since there are so many variations to drivetrain, etc.
I spent 4 hours in the shop the other just trying to get radiator hoses (!) sorted out. The stainless hose would BARELY fit in the couplers, and that took all 250 pounds of my weight trying to get them in. The coupler would NOT fit on the water pump output. No elbow provided with the kit for the top end. The hose barb on the filler tube is much bigger than the fittings I have for my Canton overflow tank, etc, etc. I finally bit it and bought Mark's lower hose, though I'm sure I'll have to problem solve to get it to fit somehow as well.
Clutch cable? Ordered a Ford cable because they work better....oops, it's not adjustable, and FFR only gives you a spacer at the front of the footbox. Clutch pedal too high. Have to order an adjustable Ford clutch cable and firewall adjuster (because why not) so I can get the pedal height set without preloading the throwout bearing. Oh, and pushing the clutch pedal in...the swaged end of the cable captured in the quadrant actually hits the top of the pedal box frame. The hole it's suppose to go in is inboard 1/2 and inch, and I verified that it is assembled correctly. Had to pull out a carbide burr and clearance the opening to allow full travel..........
It never ends, but I sure hope the hours and hours of butting my head on issue after issue come to a close soon so I can get this car on the road and enjoy it.
Vent over. As frustrating as it all is, I REALLY want to get back to the shop right now and get to work!
MKIV Complete Kit(order placed: 4/5/16; order completion: 5/14/16; delivered: 5/24/16): 3-link, PC, cutouts, vintage gauges, glove-box dash, chrome roll bars; 17" wheels, B/T leather seats, wind wings/visors sourced during separate 50/50 sale; side pipes and headers sourced through Gan-n
Drive train: Levy 408w w/carb, TKO600, Moser 8.8 with 3.55s and GT rear brakes
Paint Plan: Under consideration (probably dark grey/titanium with silver stripes)
If it weren't for physics and law enforcement...I'd be unstoppable!
#9503 MK4 complete kit
1966 289 SBF HiPo bored 30 over
8.8" Moser rear end w/ 3.55 gear ratio
RT drop trunk
Breeze front battery box
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Mk IV #9662 delivery 12/2017
Coyote Gen2, TKO 600, 3.55, Edelbrock TVS2650 Supercharger, ABS, Fast Eddies Hydro Electric power steering, Aeromotive Eliminator fuel pump with speed controller, Advance Fuel Dynamics ProFlex fuel system (E85), Levy Billet front control arms, NRC Air Conditioner, 12.88 Willwood, Casey Designs dash, drop trunk, trans tunnel Lokar E-brake, RT turn signal, Breeze rollbars among other Breeze parts
This actually worked pretty well which led to a 2nd cigar around lunch to plan the afternoon activities. During the work week I continued the trend and sat with my cigar staring at the car before I left for work. Later, I would finish the day with another cigar while I sat in the driveway staring at the car. After two years I learned that I made the top 10 in monthly cigar sales at Serious Cigars :-(. Turned into a pretty expensive habit that continues to this day.
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