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  1. billy-s
    01-11-2018 03:23 PM - permalink
    Hi Edward,

    I was looking at a post you made on 6/22/16, a photo of your transmission which showed the slave cylinder and the installed fork connector from Mike Forte. In the photo there are two bolts holding Mike's part to your clutch fork, and it looks like the heads( or nuts) on the slave cylinder side are small enough to fit inside the slot of the part. essentially , in the photo it looks like the two bolts holding the part to the fork are not attached to anything. Could you tell me what size they are?


    By the way, I wanted to thank you for responding to many of my threads with crucial input.

  2. bidilc
    11-11-2016 04:38 PM - permalink
    Hi Edward,
    Started my MKIV build with the 2016 Coyote. I would like to say I am in awe of the detail and expertise you show in your install. I have a question for you about the oil filter situation. Mine came with the oil cooler. I removed the mount from the car, however I'm not sure how to remove the cooler from the mount. It has what looks like a locking retainer ring. The mount has tabs that will not allow the ring to turn. Does the cooler just spin off of the mount? And, does the new filter go back on the same mount?
    Thanks for your advise.
    Bill Gawthrop
  3. rickscobra
    06-20-2016 03:58 PM - permalink
    Time for me to get your thoughts on alignment. I have made eyeball adjustments for the front and rear suspension. Have had the body on and off several times for the normal tweaking.
    After setting the ride height a some nominal measurement, it seems to me that loading the car up and taking it to the alignment, without the body on, would make for extremely easy job for the alignment shop. All the adjustments are beyond easy to access, and with the FFR recommended caster, camber, and toe numbers, the process should go very quickly.

    Have not seen any posts regarding our 2015 IRS adjustments.

    Different topic: I selected Metalmophous to prepare and paint my car. Kyle, another Maine Cobra builder selected the same after evaluating the others. Both cars go into the shop in September.

  4. rickscobra
    05-08-2016 11:36 AM - permalink
    Good morning Paul,

    I am ready to mount my seats. Have DS on JEGS tracks. FFR hardware includes eight bolts indicating the seats are thru bolted into the frame. Appears as though the tunnel side of the seat mounting will be into the 4 inch tubes. Your thoughts on seat mounting?

  5. rickscobra
    04-07-2016 02:36 PM - permalink
    It is all about the details, right?

    Another related question is wheel weights associated with balancing the FFR rims. What has been your experience?

  6. rickscobra
    04-07-2016 12:01 PM - permalink
    Good morning Paul, I have a request related to your new Rival S tires. Mine are supposed to arrive tomorrow. Is there is S stamped anywhere on your Rival S tires? I may be overly concerned, that I will receive the previous model of Rival, and not the newer S.

  7. rickscobra
    11-24-2015 11:37 AM - permalink
    Tks, I will call FFR and order up another.

  8. rickscobra
    11-23-2015 03:25 PM - permalink
    Good morning Paul,

    Given I am going with Forte hydraulic clutch, I of course will be adding another reservoir. I am thinking of just buying another FFR round reservoir vs the CNC model. Any thoughts on their reservoir? I like the round shape better than the squared off shape.

  9. rickscobra
    10-07-2015 01:56 AM - permalink
    I have to tell you, I do not complain about much, but FFR really dropped the ball on my center section. Following your lead of getting the IRS components, I informed FFR of the MPS stock pile of new IRS take outs. They promptly bought everything MPS had, and assured me one had my name on it. I checked several times with FFR to make sure they had my 3:55 center section, and they gave me a thumbs up. How they shipped me a 3:15 baffles me. I was hoping for some sort of explaination, but only that I may get one in December. I am retired and working on my car full time and this really slows me down. I see you have had a couple of parts issues as well. At what point do I call Dave, and would it have any impact? Or, just keep the pressure on the sales staff? Ah, but tonight I actually assembled the front suspension, minus the hubs. What joy. No more bitchin from now on. Thanks for all you posts. Helps tremendously. Rick
  10. rickscobra
    10-03-2015 12:44 AM - permalink
    Well, edwardb, I thought for a second my center section was a 3:55, but the numbers I was comparing to yours, were actually the part number for the cover plate. The true center section number are on a little white tag. My number is S257A 3L15, while yours is S269A 3L55. I will pass this info to FFR to see how they want to resolve this. The fun has just begun. Rick

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  • About edwardb
    Location (City / State)
    Lake Orion, MI
    Retired IT Manager
    Car Make / Model
    2014 Dodge Durango Citadel
    Factory Five Kit Type
    Roadster - Mark III
    FFR Number
    Car Color (paint code)
    Ford Red Candy 2 RZ, GM Arctic White stripes
    DART 347, AFR heads, Edelbrock air gap, COMP Cam roller rockers, cam, lifters, FFR/BBK headers
    Engine Induction
    Quick Fuel SS-750 Double Pumper
    TKO600, Ford Racing Flywheel, McLeod clutch
    Rear End
    Ford 8.8, 3.27 ratio, posi-lock, Yukon axles, Ford Racing axle girdle
    Gordon Levy 5-link, non-donor, Koni coil-overs, all FFR tubulars, Eibach springs
    FFR Hildebrand 17x9, 17x10.5
    Nitto 555R 255/45/ZR17, 315/35/ZR17
    Fast Freddie Electric Power
    Wilwood 4-wheel disks, Hydroboost power
    Chassis and sheet metal gloss black powder coat, Gas-N pipes, lots of forum advertisers pieces and parts
    Start Build Date
    Bought roller 09/2012
    Build Finish Date
    February 2015
    Car Picture
    Build Web Site / Pictures
    Factory Five Kit Type (2nd kit)
    Roadster - Mark III
    Suspension (2nd kit)
    Levy 5-link, Koni coilovers, Eibach springs
  • Signature
    Build 1: Mk3 #5125. Sold 11/08/2014.
    Build 2: Mk4 Roadster #7750. Sold 04/10/2017. #7750 Build Thread
    Build 3: Mk4 Roadster 20th Anniversary #8674. 03 of 20. 2015 crate Coyote, 2015 IRS. Legal 04/18/2017. #8674 Build Thread and Video
    Build 4: Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe #59. Gen 3 crate Coyote. Delivered 12/2/2017. #59 Coupe Build Thread


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