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Mk3.1 Roadster
Viper Red w/ Pure White stripes
F5 wiper Kit, visors, windwings, chrome roll bar, roll bar grommets & SS hoops & over riders.
Donor obtained 12/27/09 ('88 Mustang GT w/'89 5.0)
Base kit ordered 2/4/10
Delivered 3/14/10
Roller 6/2/10
1st go cart 8/12/10
Body on for fit, mock up 8/16/10
Body off for paint 9/17/10
Body back on 12/23/10
Finished(for now), titled, & tagged 1/12/11
15" FFR Halibrands added 1/2/12
Rear Koni coilovers added 1/28/12
308 cid engine installed (968 mi. on odo) 2/12/12
Convincor's (Breeze) rollbar installed 10/24/12
1965 Factory Five Racing Mk3.1 Roadster (Viper Red w/ Pure White stripes)


New engine, self built, installed 2/12/12:
308 ('93 F1SE 5.0 bored +.040), GT40P heads with Crane roller rockers, TFS spring kit & FRP head bolt set, TFS Stage 1 cam, FRP pushrods & oil pump shaft, Speed Pro flat top pistons (static CR; 9.3:1), Explorer intake (self polished upper) with 65mm Explorer TB, 75mm Pro M Bullet MAF, & 24#injectors, MSD wires & cap, March pulleys, FRP shorty headers, King Cobra clutch, Cobra spec T5, aluminum radiator.
Std black interior w/F5 floor mats & driver's seat track, removable transmission tunnel cover, SS cupholders, trans tunnel air vents, jlfernan's dead pedal mod, Finishline seat harness bezels and E-brake handle, Alex's Custom Roadsters glove box, hidden dash mounting brackets, custom dash console w/ F5 clock, Herb's door panels, Tangent steering wheel leather half wrap, Speed Dawg Rally series shifter knob, AC clutch & brake pedals and steering wheel emblem, HalGuard Halotron fire extinguisher, battery cut-off switch, 12v power outlet, donor gauges and light switches.

Carpeted trunk w/ FFMetal hidden battery box, Breeze trunk lid prop rod, aluminum custom made trunk lid inner access opening cover, and remote battery terminals.
Painted by me in my home garage.
3 coats Slick Sand, 2 coats white 2K sealer, 3 coats both colors, 3 coats clear. Lots of sanding between all steps except BC to CC. More sanding, wet 1500 & 2000, then 3M Perfect-It buffing/polishing products.
Summit Racing Urethane BC/CC, Viper Red with Pure White stripes and rollbar, and white side pipes.
Tangent body mount plate kit, Finishline front bumper bracket grommets, and self made brake duct & oil cooler screens.
1. Dave Smith & me at the 2 FEB 13 Tampa, FL FFR cruise-in. Great event!

2. I go to a couple local fund raiser type car shows a year. Here's 7172 at the 9 FEB 13 Mariner High School (Cape Coral, FL) car & bike show. About 115 cars, including 5 Cobra replicas (2 FFR, 2 SPF, 1 unknown) and a nice Daytona Coupe replica (unk.).

3. 7172 earned 1 of 10 Best of Show trophies presented at the 2013 Mariner H.S. Show, & the only one awarded to a replica.
Front: Donor LCAs, Koni coilovers.
Rear: 4 link w/Koni coilovers (as of 1/28/12), FFR tubular upper & lower control arms.

5 lug conversion, '88 8.8 rearend w/ 3.73:1 FRP gears & Superior axles

(Original build included donor shocks/quad shocks/springs)
Wheel and Tire
As of 1/2/12, 8/9 x 15 FFR Halibrands with 235/60/15 & 295/50/15 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500s

(Originally 9/10.5 x 17 Anthracite bullitts with
245/45ZR17, 275/40ZR17 Nexen N3000s)

Regarding the tag: Duh, of course its not a "real one", but I got tired of people calling it a Corvette, Austin Healy, Triumph, etc. I proudly tell anyone who asks that it's an FFR and I built the whole thing, including the engine and paint job, by myself with VERY little help. With so many Cobras, real and replica, in Florida, I was amazed the tag was even available, so I had to have it.



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