FFCars.com : Factory Five Racing Discussion Forum - Reply to Topic
'33 Hot Rod Forum sponsored by classic E/T Wheels · Call (510) 895-8880
FFCars.com Forums Advertisers Build Sites FFR FAQ Gallery
Go Back   FFCars.com : Factory Five Racing Discussion Forum > Factory Five Racing '33 Hot Rod > Factory Five '33 Hot Rod Forum Sponsored by E/T Wheels > 33 LS1/T56 Build
Register Garage iTrader FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Advertise


Thread: 33 LS1/T56 Build Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
 
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the FFCars.com : Factory Five Racing Discussion Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
04-26-2019 04:56 PM
S13
Quote:
Originally Posted by j33ptj View Post
Nice vid again, what size are the wheels? 17"?
They are 18" diameter 10" wide on all four corners. 18" is the minimum size to clear these 14" rotors.
04-26-2019 09:24 AM
j33ptj Nice vid again, what size are the wheels? 17"?
04-25-2019 05:55 AM
S13
04-01-2019 06:31 AM
j33ptj Nice job on the dash!!
03-30-2019 07:59 PM
S13
12-24-2018 03:44 PM
Rotorhead
Building Issues

I totally agree with Tim's comments. I am new at this, and admit I learn something daily. Before I bought my Kit, I was overseas for months, and spend hours in the evenings and weekends reading all the Forums, Manuals, and Videos. The nice thing about the FFR Kit, is you can configure the car to YOUR desires. We all have budgets and different experience levels. What I did, was try to take ALL this information, think about it, check my budget, and go from there. I have to give a LOT of thanks to Tim Whittaker and Dan Ruth for their assistance in my choices and questions. I am extremely happy with the quality of the parts I received from both of them. However, when you start modifying your car with all the Vendor Options, your WILL have issues. To me, that is all part of the enjoyment of the built. I only have 2 issues with Tim and Dan. Tim is an Aviation Specialist, and very focused on detail and quality (good thing). My only problem with Dan, is he keeps telling me "I told you that before", and "Read the Instructions!". I tell him I am 70 years old, and have an excuse.
THANKS GUYS!

S.N 1106
Blueprint SBC 383 Carburated
Tremec 5-Speed
Moser 8.8
Innovative Hard Top, Fenders, A/C, Shocks, Wiring, 4-Link
Numerous Kootenai Options
12-23-2018 04:24 PM
S13
10-14-2018 05:27 PM
S13
09-19-2018 12:44 PM
andreast
Quote:
Originally Posted by S13 View Post
I originally was planing to relocate the battery to the trunk but have changed my mind and am think I may want to use an Odyssey battery in the recommended location. Does anyone know if you can install an Odyessey PC1200 behind the rear firewall/ above drive shaft from the bottom of the car seeing as I already riveted my access panel shut...
You will need to look at the height, my PC925 has about an inch clearance (and the 1200 is about 1.80" higher, you may need to set it on its side) above it so I will be adding remote terminals in the trunk in case I forget to turn off something and kill it. I have a 5L Coyote engine and the 925 cranks it with very little effort. You can sort of see it in the attached pic.
09-19-2018 02:57 AM
S13
PC1200 Battery?

I originally was planing to relocate the battery to the trunk but have changed my mind and am think I may want to use an Odyssey battery in the recommended location. Does anyone know if you can install an Odyessey PC1200 behind the rear firewall/ above drive shaft from the bottom of the car seeing as I already riveted my access panel shut...
09-14-2018 05:47 PM
S13
Quote:
Originally Posted by andreast View Post
Where did you get the door handles from?
From a Canadian company called Smart Parts. Comes as a kit with the cables:
Door Handles for your classic, custom or hot rod | Smart Parts
09-10-2018 02:08 PM
andreast Where did you get the door handles from?
09-04-2018 05:00 PM
CVOBill Nice job on the door handles.
08-30-2018 05:47 AM
j33ptj I wondered how things were coming along...
08-29-2018 08:43 PM
S13
06-08-2018 07:22 PM
Paul L S13 - Buddy!

Love following your videos and your meticulous attention to detail.

So I'm looking forward to seeing your car in paint and you enjoying it on the road.

Good luck, Paul.
06-03-2018 04:28 AM
S13
04-27-2018 11:19 PM
S13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spooney View Post
Welp, just got my dirty dingo brackets and compressor in. Looks like a no go, no matter the spacing position (CTS, Camaro, Vette). The upper bracket hits the control arm mount. Can't even get the bracket on. Did your solution work with the belt spacing? If so, got any drawings of what brackets you fabbed up?
Damn! you got the dirty dingo for the small compressor? I used a vintage air bracket (same as Alan Groove) with the Fbody Spacing. I had to cut the frame to make it fit:

Did not end up using the bracket I made in the video
04-27-2018 07:41 PM
Spooney
Quote:
Originally Posted by S13 View Post
If were to do it over again I would try a Corvette balancer and this bracket/compressor: https://www.dirtydingo.com/shop/prod...oducts_id=1660
I think that would give the best chance of fitting a low mount compressor. No promises though! haha.

If you're up for making your own brackets check this out this email I got from Donnie:

What's up.. Here's the pics I promised.. These are the brackets that I made out of some flat steel.. Cut it with a sawsall and grinder and lined up the pulleys with a cheap craftsman laser level and tacked in place then finished welded.. I pretty much copied the Alan Grove top pivot bracket first and then made the lowers which have a only a little adjustment for the belt(Dayco 5040350).. It's tight but I think it'll work fine.. Some other guys on the forum have done similar stuff.. Any questions, let me know.. And thanks again for your videos.. They've helped me out as I'm moving at a much slower pace than you on my build.. Been two years this month.. Cheers.. Donnie









Thanks Donnie!

Slowly getting back into the build:
Compound Update! - YouTube
Welp, just got my dirty dingo brackets and compressor in. Looks like a no go, no matter the spacing position (CTS, Camaro, Vette). The upper bracket hits the control arm mount. Can't even get the bracket on. Did your solution work with the belt spacing? If so, got any drawings of what brackets you fabbed up?
04-27-2018 12:48 AM
S13
04-02-2018 05:23 PM
andreast
Following the body fit up

Quote:
Originally Posted by S13 View Post
I did mock it up real quick. It will definitely need to be shortened, not sure yet if it will need to be narrowed. That will probably be my next video, nose cone, side covers, hood, etc... My chassis is #967.
I will be watching this closely as well as I am at that point as well, in our dry fit you can see the nose cone will need to e trimmed and there is a notch on the sides that give you approximately the right spot. My observation so far is that the notch for the arms hit the notches in the fiberglass cowl, I hope that I wont need to trim that back.
04-01-2018 02:16 PM
S13
Quote:
Originally Posted by progmgr View Post
I have seen many previous builders section the chin (nosecone) because it was too wide to fit around the grill properly. Did you check the fit of this piece? I would be pleasantly surprised if FFR fixed this longstanding issue.

BTW, what is your kit's serial number? (I have #894 - just wondering if yours is newer or older than mine.)

Keith
I did mock it up real quick. It will definitely need to be shortened, not sure yet if it will need to be narrowed. That will probably be my next video, nose cone, side covers, hood, etc... My chassis is #967.
03-31-2018 10:40 PM
progmgr I have seen many previous builders section the chin (nosecone) because it was too wide to fit around the grill properly. Did you check the fit of this piece? I would be pleasantly surprised if FFR fixed this longstanding issue.

BTW, what is your kit's serial number? (I have #894 - just wondering if yours is newer or older than mine.)

Keith
03-31-2018 03:38 PM
S13 This is my first attempt at painting/body-work so any comments or suggestions appreciated!

03-24-2018 12:33 AM
52Merc Just chiming in as a Canadian. Your garage is 98 sq ft. My garden shed is 120 sq ft. Only problem is there is over 2 ft of snow in my back yard and I haven't been in my shed since early December. Could be June before it ALL MELTS. We have no choice here, we have to work inside.

That being said, we rarely have tornadoes, and never have hurricanes.
03-23-2018 11:10 PM
Paul L
Quote:
Originally Posted by S13 View Post
...What is this, a garage for ants?? It needs to be at least three times as big!...
The only thing worse than the size of my garage is that I waited until after it was remodelled to provide more family space before deciding I was going to build a kit car, which forced me to work outside instead!



Although in fairness, my house was built in the 1930s, when a car was still a luxury for most people and having a garage was considered quite modern.

Finally, you may have a bit more space to go around over there, than we have over here.

Canada
- Size of country > 3.8 million miles squared
- Size of population > 36 million

UK
- Size of country < 0.1 million miles squared
- Size of population > 65 million

Anyway, getting back on track, I’ll really looking forward to your build coming together.

Good luck, Paul.

PS
Not sure if you’ve seen my build thread, but lots more examples of stupid decision making here:
https://www.ffcars.com/forums/146-oth...based-kit.html
03-23-2018 08:32 PM
S13 [quote=Buck70;5958866]
Quote:
Originally Posted by S13 View Post
I constantly wish it was bigger for more tools! /QUOTE]

IDK
Seems like there's plenty of "tools" in your garage


Dale
Duckin and runnin for the door>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
lol I walked right into that one!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul L View Post
Apologies for the slight thread hi-jack…


Only if you mean a classic mini cooper, not the current ones.

The garage attached to my 1930s house was approx. 7 feet wide x 14 feet long.




Cheers, Paul.
What is this, a garage for ants?? It needs to be at least three times as big!
03-23-2018 07:08 PM
Paul L Apologies for the slight thread hi-jack…

Quote:
Originally Posted by roadracer View Post
lol, a lot of garages in UK are barely bigger than what we call a "compact' (fullsize in UK) - think like a mini cooper plus a foot either side..
Only if you mean a classic mini cooper, not the current ones.

The garage attached to my 1930s house was approx. 7 feet wide x 14 feet long.



Which was ideal for motorcycle, but not much good for a car unless it was something like this.



Cheers, Paul.
03-23-2018 11:33 AM
j33ptj There was a german guy who build it in an even smaller garage, but he couldn't get it registered...
03-23-2018 10:29 AM
Buck70
too easy

[QUOTE=S13;5958362] I constantly wish it was bigger for more tools! /QUOTE]

IDK
Seems like there's plenty of "tools" in your garage


Dale
Duckin and runnin for the door>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
This thread has more than 30 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

» Premium Vendor Showcase
» Recent Discussions
GTM Trans-Am?
Today 03:32 PM
by crash
Last post by crash
Today 03:32 PM
0 Replies, 8 Views
Rear Brake Calipers
Today 03:25 PM
Last post by jhargrove
Today 03:25 PM
0 Replies, 12 Views
Cooling issues
06-14-2019 12:27 AM
Last post by Unicoiman
Today 03:22 PM
11 Replies, 257 Views
EdwardBťs Mk4 #8674 20th... ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page)
08-09-2015 03:07 AM
by edwardb
Last post by Tom Sharpe
Today 02:13 PM
492 Replies, 106,876 Views
Shark92651's MK4 Coyote... ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page)
03-17-2018 07:42 PM
Last post by shark92651
Today 01:53 PM
160 Replies, 14,349 Views
Shock Question
06-07-2019 09:33 PM
by Steve00
Last post by Tom Veale
Today 12:55 PM
4 Replies, 156 Views
Silver_pilate build...
06-15-2019 04:16 AM
Last post by silver_pilate
Today 12:37 PM
11 Replies, 208 Views
Wrap the Cobra?
Yesterday 02:22 PM
Last post by Real time recon
Today 11:38 AM
8 Replies, 148 Views
Wiring help. major...
Yesterday 04:32 PM
Last post by PKingsley
Today 03:55 AM
3 Replies, 140 Views
Fosters Build Thread
06-07-2019 03:43 PM
Last post by Foster's FFR
Today 01:28 AM
26 Replies, 440 Views
Building Coupe 674 ( 1 2 3 4 )
01-15-2018 01:26 AM
by Gbeck
Last post by Gbeck
Yesterday 09:22 PM
116 Replies, 11,207 Views
Cobra wall art; $85
Yesterday 04:58 PM
Last post by JKleiner
Yesterday 06:03 PM
1 Replies, 91 Views
'Concourse quality '...
Yesterday 02:42 PM
Last post by Real time recon
Yesterday 02:42 PM
0 Replies, 56 Views
Financing Thread.... ( 1 2 )
06-07-2019 04:27 PM
Last post by JKolbfleisch
06-15-2019 10:01 PM
32 Replies, 979 Views
First roadster build ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page)
01-31-2019 10:04 PM
by egchewy
Last post by egchewy
06-15-2019 07:13 PM
223 Replies, 8,464 Views
Cascade Cobra Club - ...
06-09-2019 07:28 PM
by th2244
Last post by Butch B
06-15-2019 06:46 PM
4 Replies, 110 Views
I LOVE my little 302 ( 1 2 )
03-17-2017 07:12 PM
Last post by Real time recon
06-15-2019 04:41 PM
45 Replies, 4,073 Views
Brakes, power or not
06-11-2019 03:23 AM
by bonose
Last post by Tom Sharpe
06-15-2019 03:12 PM
14 Replies, 578 Views
London cobra show
06-13-2019 01:46 PM
Last post by Jim1855
06-15-2019 01:31 PM
12 Replies, 394 Views
Mark 3 door hinges
06-11-2019 04:48 PM
Last post by lakeside
06-15-2019 11:51 AM
3 Replies, 105 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:58 PM.




Intercity Lines

Ford Cobra Engines

Team 3 Wheels:

Midwest Classic Insurance:

FACTORY FIVE ROADSTERS:

ROADSTERS
· Roadster Forum
· 4.6L Roadsters
· Big Block Roadsters
· Non-Ford Powered Roadsters

FACTORY FIVE COUPE/SPYDER:

TYPE 65 COUPES
SPYDER GT

FACTORY FIVE GTM:

GTM SUPERCAR
· GTM Forum
· GTM Classifieds
· GTM FAQ

FACTORY FIVE '33 HOT ROD:

· '33 Hot Rod Forum
· Hot Rod Classifieds

FACTORY FIVE COMPETITION:

· Challenge Cars
· Road Racing
· Autocross / Pro Solo
· Drag Racing

GENERAL FACTORY FIVE DISCUSSIONS:

· Free Photo Hosting
· Tires / Wheels
· Tops & Tonneaus
· Upholstery
· Gallery
· Audio / Electronics
· Car Care
· Insurance / Registration
· Brakes / Suspension
· Ford Big Block Tech
· Ford Small Block Tech
· Forced Induction / NOS
· Fuel Injection Tech

EVENTS:

· National Events
· Southwest
· Northwest
· NorCal
· SoCal
· Southcentral
· Midwest
· Southeast
· Northeast
· Canada

OFF TOPIC:

· Off Topic Discussions
· Other Car Discussions
· Smyth Performance G3F
· Automotive Photography Discussions

CLASSIFIEDS:

· Cobras and Replicas For Sale / Wanted
· Parts For Sale / Wanted
· Donor Cars For Sale / Wanted
· Other Vehicles For Sale / Wanted

NEWS / HELP:

· FFCars.com News
· Forum Help / Test

 


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.


 

Welcome to FFCars! The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the FFCars.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Factory Five Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by FFCars.com and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Factory Five Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company for any purpose. "FFR", "Factory Five", "Factory Five Racing", and the Factory Five Racing logo are registered trademarks of Factory Five Racing, Inc. FFCars.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting the FFCars.com Forum dedicated to Factory Five.