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  1. do you really need Wilwood brakes?

    Factory Five Roadsters
    when my son and I attended the build class a few weeks back, one of the things that the instructors said is 'you don't NEED Wilwoods unless you're tracking the car...' - the stock Mustang brakes are built to stop a vehicle 2x the weight of the roadster... if you want shiny red calipers, then...
  2. Can't Bleed Wilwood Brakes

    All Roadster Talk
    This is strange. I can't get a wrench wrapped around my FF supplied 6-piston front brakes. My special brake wrenches are way too fat. This husky standard wrench can't get around the bleed nut either. Front or back can't do it. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there some sort of silly work...
  3. Drill rear Wilwood hats?

    Factory Five Roadsters
    Per the instructions and some old forum posts, the rear Wilwood hat wheel stud holes may need to be enlarged to fit all the way onto the Ford Racing kit car hubs. Is this something that can be done on a drill press, and the round drill bit finds the center of the round hole and all is well? Or...
  4. hallibrand wheel hits rear wilwood parking brake bracket

    Brake and Suspension Tech
    My hallibrand wheel appears to be rubbing the top of the parking brake bracket. Can this be?
  5. new rims bigger brakes!! suggestions?

    Factory Five Roadsters
    Hey everybody, So I have had 15 inch rims for a couple years now and I loved them. But I love performance even more. I have decided to move to a 17inch rim which equals more tire and brake selection all across the board. So, to all the autocrossers out there what is your recommended tire...
  6. Interesting problem...

    FFR Type 65 Coupe
    Well the car just completed a 2700 mile journey from East to West. No major problems, a faulty fuel pump and some minor water leaking during rain. During the last 50 miles of the trip I thought I was having some clutch slip. Today I went out and played with it. Turned out to simply be a badly...
  7. wilwood rear bracket

    Factory Five Roadsters
    HELP!!! wilwood rear bracket Never mind....sometimes all you need to do is walk away for a few minutes!
  8. Wilwoods on the back

    FFR Type 65 Coupe
    Good day folks. When I installed Cobra brakes on my IRS equipped car, on which I also have a Vintage Performance adjustable rear sway bar, I had to move the caliper to the front of the spindle. I don't recall just how but it did involve some grinding on the spindle. I now have a set of...
  9. I hate my plastic reservoirs!

    Factory Five Roadsters
    I've tired all the fixed for the Wilwood reservoirs. I tried different clamps. I tried heating them then putting them on. I made sure the o-ring was in the proper place. I still have a really bad leak. I've looked for another reservoir but all I can find with a similar connection is the 3...
  10. TKO Hydraulic Clutch Install

    Factory Five Roadsters
    Promised to post some pics of Mike Fortes "Push" Hydraulic Slave setup for the TKO after I figured out how to mount it without replacing the Clutch Fork. I had just pulled the engine and tranny to replace a defective clutch disc and wanted to avoid pulling it again. The Fork supplied with the...
  11. Throttle Pedal (Stainless) & AC Pedals on Wilwood Arms: #2

    Throttle Pedal (Stainless) & AC Pedals on Wilwood Arms: #2

  12. Throttle Pedal (Stainless) & AC Pedals on Wilwood Arms: #1

    Throttle Pedal (Stainless) & AC Pedals on Wilwood Arms: #1

  13. Master Cylinders for Wilwood Pedal Box

    Factory Five Roadsters
    This may be a really stupid question but... I've got the Wilwood pedal box that came with my MKIII complete kit ready to go but I can't figure out how to install the master cylinders. Since the master cylinder studs are already in I can't spin the cylinders to get the rods into the pedal...