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Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   11-18-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By OSU Cowboy
The Traveling Builder Rides Again!

Mark Dougherty, aka "The Traveling Builder" ... came to my house for a 3 day visit, and was able to work a 4th day into his schedule a few days after the initial group of 3 days.

What an excellent...
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   09-25-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By OSU Cowboy
I told them it is a Factory Five replica of a 65...

I told them it is a Factory Five replica of a 65 Cobra.

Told the State the same as I applied for tag and title.

Interestingly, the State of Oklahoma adopted the Factory Five number as the...
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   09-22-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By OSU Cowboy
I just obtained insurance from State Farm on my...

I just obtained insurance from State Farm on my 11 year old MK3.1 project.

I valued it at $40K, and was shocked when they said my 6 month premium was $130.

We do have, and have had, our home...
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   07-02-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 205,592
Posted By OSU Cowboy
Verified ... in go cart stage ... that my latest...

Verified ... in go cart stage ... that my latest attempt at bleeding the air out of the radiator / cooling system was successful. Temps held at 180F.

Planning to have The Travelling Builder here...
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   07-01-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 205,592
Posted By OSU Cowboy
Converted the fluorescent lights to LED lights in...

Converted the fluorescent lights to LED lights in the shop ... wow ... what a difference.
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   06-19-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By OSU Cowboy
Look at a post started June 10, 2019 ... just a...

Look at a post started June 10, 2019 ... just a little ways down on page 1.

All the details you need.
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   04-16-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By OSU Cowboy
I was under the impression that sender units such...

I was under the impression that sender units such as oil pressure and oil temperature, along with water temperature,
get their ground by being threaded into the engine block / component which is...
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   05-01-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,159
Posted By OSU Cowboy
I like the symmetry of dual roll bars ... along...

I like the symmetry of dual roll bars ... along with the additional protection.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   10-31-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,505
Posted By OSU Cowboy
Mutual Funds offered by Fidelity and others are...

Mutual Funds offered by Fidelity and others are great for the most part during times like now when the stock markets are consistently up and the bond markets are stable.

One of the guys mentioned...
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   03-30-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,098
Posted By OSU Cowboy
SLOPOKE 1) Oklahoma State graduate, we are...

SLOPOKE

1) Oklahoma State graduate, we are the "Cowboys", nickname is "Pokes" - so SLOPOKE reflects school allegiance. It will be painted orange with white stripes - school colors.

2) It's...
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   02-02-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,161
Posted By OSU Cowboy
6739 here, delivered in Sep of 2008. Sad to...

6739 here, delivered in Sep of 2008.

Sad to say still not done, but I've had fun with it. Goal is to be driving it in gel coat Fall of 2017.
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   11-09-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,482
Posted By OSU Cowboy
Steno - you should post that story in the "What...

Steno - you should post that story in the "What was the coolest thing" string.

Great story.
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   10-13-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By OSU Cowboy
You could have it powder coated to a color that...

You could have it powder coated to a color that matches very close to polished. Gives a durable finish that does not need to be polished.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   10-12-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By OSU Cowboy
I'll bet Al Gore is boning up on his German....

I'll bet Al Gore is boning up on his German....
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   07-29-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,685
Posted By OSU Cowboy
In Build School, they advised us to notch a 2x4...

In Build School, they advised us to notch a 2x4 that is centered over the cockpit front to back. It should be notched such that there is a bit of "slop" front to back, ie, not "wedged" - to support...
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   07-01-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By OSU Cowboy
I did not get forte's kit, as one of the other...

I did not get forte's kit, as one of the other forum participants put a itemized list on the forum - so I gathered my components following that list.

Turns out the arms I got from Speedway do seem...
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   05-26-2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,990
Posted By OSU Cowboy
I went with the Pegasus expanded stainless mesh,...

I went with the Pegasus expanded stainless mesh, surrounded it with an aluminum angle and flat piece, had it powdercoated black, I think it will work well. Car not on the road yet.
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   04-18-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,094
Posted By OSU Cowboy
Mr. Kleiner, Just hope "da Bat" doesn't see...

Mr. Kleiner,

Just hope "da Bat" doesn't see your post ... if he does, he will have more than O-rings to bust your chops about.

And thank you for these invaluable build tips. I pretty much read...
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   03-28-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By OSU Cowboy
Breeze has seat mounts to lean the seats back ......

Breeze has seat mounts to lean the seats back ... they are steel, not aluminum.
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   12-25-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
  Thanks!
Views: 622
Posted By OSU Cowboy
Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas.
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   10-26-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By OSU Cowboy
Suggest you think about using cardboard. Cut it...

Suggest you think about using cardboard. Cut it to size in the ballpark of what you are wanting to do, or thinking about doing.

I wanted a center console in my build. I started out buying the...
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   10-22-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By OSU Cowboy
Just this past weekend, I took my fuel pressure...

Just this past weekend, I took my fuel pressure regulator to my local NAPA shop - the store is run by a hot rodder and he is the one I spoke with. He set me up with the connectors I needed, cut...
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   09-09-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,566
Posted By OSU Cowboy
Wow - thanks for this post. I have MK3.1 kit #...

Wow - thanks for this post. I have MK3.1 kit # 6739 - would not be surprised to find that I have a similar problem. Will check it out and take necessary actions if so.
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   02-11-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,255
Posted By OSU Cowboy
Talking Chemistry humor: Zinc atom "A" comment to...

Chemistry humor:

Zinc atom "A" comment to Zinc atom "B"..."I think I lost an electron."

Zinc atom "B" to Zinc atom "A" ... "Are you sure?"

Zinc atom "A" to Zinc atom "B" ... "Yes, I'm...
Forum: Factory Five Roadsters   02-10-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,255
Posted By OSU Cowboy
One other thing that might help, just having seen...

One other thing that might help, just having seen this on the powernation shows earlier this week, I think it was the Musclecar show. Right at the end of the program when they feature new parts /...
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