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post #121 of 127 (permalink) Old 06-29-2019, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Yesterday I pulled out the engine and transmission. They were only installed for mock-up. Soon I’ll do final assembly of the engine, clutch, bell housing and transmission.
Meanwhile I’ll do some patching and painting on the firewall. Also, I’ll soon be spending the wad for the Coyote Control Pack and study up on installing it.
My buddy Bob came by today to finish weld some of the stuff I had tacked in place over the last few months ... motor mount pedestals tweaked for a little more space between for the oil pan, transmission mount done and parking brake mount done.
We also made plans for some support structure in front of the driver side foot box for a toolbox. Hopefully that will be the last of the grinding and welding. It makes a mess of the garage!


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post #122 of 127 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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While the garage is a mess ...

My power window solution required that I cut up the doors, jambs and rockers, then put the parts together differently to make the doors deeper and longer. I made similar adjustments to the hood and the pontoons so that the parting lines would match the doors. All of these parts are just bonded together with 3M HSRF for now.

I plan to reinforce these seams with fiberglass on the back side. I've been putting off the prep work for a long time because its such a dirty job. But the garage is a mess today from all of the grinding a welding we did on Saturday, so I figured I'd tackle it now.

Messy chore done! Now to clean up the garage!


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I took time out from the build for one of my favorite activities ... a charity road rally with Rally North America. The route took us from Erie to Ithaca, Poughkeepsie, Concord and Old Orchard Beach ME. Our final checkpoint was at the site of our beneficiary, Camp Sunshine.

My 2006 Mustang served me well on some very spirited laps on Watkins Glen and a few runs on the quarter mile at New England Dragway. I hope to have my coupe on the road and sorted out for next year’s event. Running in one these road rallies has been the vision from the start.

BTW, one of the participants spied a Daytona driving by the Vanderbilt Mansion In Hyde Park the other day. Was it somebody here?

Now, back to the build!

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post #124 of 127 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Noodling around ...

I ordered up some materials for treating the drive line components before final assembly. I intend to use SharkHide for the bare metal surfaces of the engine block, bell housing, transmission and the differential. I'll be coating the exhaust manifolds with Eastwood Hi Temp paint. Satin Black will be in keeping with the color scheme I have in mind. We'll see how well that holds up.

I'm considering adding a bump-out in the driver's foot box that will let me sit a little more straight in the seat. As it is my feet will be aimed outward and I'll have to twist to the right to face the wheel squarely. Most likely the bump-out panel will have to be removable to the inside of the cockpit to allow access to the header bolts. (See first attachment)

Rearranging the roll bars into an X-brace as i did gave me some areas in the ceiling that will never be used for headroom. So I'm thinking about using that space for some overhead storage, radio, dome lights, etc. I taped up some craft paper to get an idea what this space might look like. For starters I'm pretty sure I'll put a bluetooth speaker/microphone up there somewhere. I'm not sure if I'll be able to hear anything or if anybody will be able to hear me. We'll see how that goes. (See second attachment)
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Banshee!

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Odds and Ends

I've been doing a lot of odds and ends in the last few weeks.

I added a bump out on the inner side of the driver side footbox to give me a little more room down there. It includes a removable panel that gives me easy access to the exhaust manifold fasteners. With this extra space for my right leg and foot I might be able to straighten my seating position a bit. BTW, I still haven't settled on seats but I'm considering the Procar Rally seats. I hope I can find one somewhere to try it on for size.

I installed some DEI Gold heat reflective sheet to the sides of the fuel tank and secured the edges with aluminum tape. The mufflers are only about 1-1/2" from the sides of the fuel tank, so I figured some protections was in order.

I rely on my phone for navigation and audio in my cars. I rarely use the radio, even in my daily driver, so I plan to do the same in the coupe. I'll mount my phone to the dash (The units from RAM Mount work very well) and I'll be mounting a bluetooth speaker/microphone on the roll bar above the center of the windshield. I ran the radio wire up there to power the speaker and my Radenso radar detector.

I wired up my interior rear view mirror and license frame with backup camera. These are from Master Tailgaters and have all the bells and whistles, including a 4.3" display for a backup camera.

I finished installing Dynamat Extreme in all of the chassis interior except a few places where I might be doing some more work. I have some DynaLiner and DynaDeck on hand for the future.

I ran AN-4 stainless braided hose from the clutch master cylinder to the area of the hydraulic throw out bearing.

I reinstalled the door frames and tested the wiring for the power windows and door poppers. I also have a turn signal wire going to each door, just in case the mirrors that I settle on include a turn signal indicator.

More of the same to follow while I wait on some assistance assembling the clutch and transmission to the engine.

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Just a brief update. This summer's activities limited my coupe time, but I managed to make some progress.

With the help of a friend the clutch, bell housing and transmission are assembled to the engine and dropped into the frame for what might be the final time. I found that the cover for the access hole in the bell housing will interfere with my exhaust pipes, so I fabricated a simple aluminum plate to cover the opening and provide some protection for the hydraulic lines for the throw out bearing.

The chassis wiring is all done and tested. The engine wiring will have to wait until I get the Coyote Control Pack. It's on back order. Ugh.

I've been considering my seating options for a long time. Because of the changes I made for power windows my cockpit is a little different from most. I was able to borrow a couple for seats from a friend and found that, after a simple mod, the Corbeau GTS II is a really good fit. The seat back is rather narrow so it can slide back and even recline a bit with me in it. The Procar Elite has similar dimensions. Some times it's good to be a little on the short side!

Now I'm studying up on the wiring and plumbing of the engine with the Coyote Control Pack and the Ron Francis wiring harness. It's gonna take me a while to wrap my head around all this! The Factory Five and the Ford Performance documents are helpful and I really appreciate Edwardb's build thread of his 20th anniversary roadster! My experience will be a little different as the engine is not a crate engine. It's a pull from a 2015 Mustang. There's a lot to deal with here. One bite at a time, right?

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