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Hello,

I'm new to the forum and have been bit with the bug to build a ffcars. My question is I dont have any car friends in the city I'm in, so I'd be alone in the build process in my garage. Is it possible to build one by yourself? I could get some people together to slide the body on, but I wouldnt have someone to help me everyday, day in day out. Is it possible?
 

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Yes,you can. Lots of people have. With the aid of this forum, it is very possible. I did have help with my son, until his work took over his life, but for the most part I have been totally on my own. I'm not the only one, though.
 

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Some jobs would be much harder without my wife. Stuff like axle and hub disassembly can always use a free hand.

A big vise bolted to heavy work bench with lead or brass-lined jaws would help.

Mike
 

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Yes, you can. I have. Did it all my self, except for help with the body on and off.
 

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I get the occassional help from my son and wife, but mostly on my own. Also believe strongly in what Don says about this forum and the help you get.

Have fun and keep us posted on progress.

John
 

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So far it's been just me and the forum. Had help to pull the body. Do what Don said and I'll bet you get a response.
 

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Same as Rob J.
 

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The answer is yes. I built my Roadster mostly alone with occassional help from friends and my (at the time) 12 yo son.

I'm building my GT40 the same way, except my son is now 16 and loves to help.
 

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I don't think this site can handle more than one Sergio!

I'm building by myself (I have lots of local help from fellow hobyists and the forum)

I guess I mean you're really never on your own with the forum.

Garrick.
 

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Now that is funny Sergio!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Oh, my eyes!!!! I'm seeing triple. I've been at my monitor WAY to long! :rolleyes:
 

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Originally posted by Sergio:
I have built 2 FFRs all by myself

(well Me, Myself and I)
Sergio, your too funny man. What a riot!!!
 

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There is a member who built one in a storage crate. After reading that and e-mailing Randy J, I pulled the trigger. I guess the point is...order one and find out. There are enough people here to help you out. It's a tight group. All of my questions have been answered in less than two hours. Go for it.

You might always wonder if you should have...Instead of wondering what color to paint it.
 

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Thanks for the help guys. Glad to here it can be done alone, with the help of the forum. Hopefully will take the plunge when we move into our house at the end of the month. I'm gonna need some help, any recommended reads or articles?

Thanks again. Copeland
 

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I believe you can do it all with the exception of body removal/installation; I don't know of anyone that could do that part on their own! Not even the "Sergio Triplets" (while seperated!)

Maybe you'd require help with the engine hoist to get the motor in but even I did this on my own a couple of times.

Just remember, be patient, and always have your home page directed to this forum. :D
 

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Larry Jonshon came up with this very cool list.

HTH

AFR - Air Flow Research (Pete aka PSB)
A9L: A desireable EEC computer
AN: Army-Navy (A type of fitting used on engine plumbing)(Pete aka PSB)
BAP - Barometric Absolute Pressure (sensor) (Pete aka PSB)
BB: big block (doir55)
BBK: aftermarket parts mfg (roadRebel)
btw: By The Way
CSX : Caroll Shelby Export, commonly thought, actually from Ron we learn:
-The "C" in CSX was a designator for the third series of AC Ace variations, not Carroll and not Cobra.
-The "S" was for Shelby and the "X" indicated eXport (implying left-hand drive).
-You may have seen COB and COX prefixed-cars...
-The "O" indicates that the end-seller was AC Cars;
-The "B" indicates Britain (implying right-hand drive).
-The COX cars were sold by AC, for export.
CV: Constant Velocity (like a u-joint in IRS, quantity 4)
DD tube : Double D (part of steering column shaft)
D.S.S.: aftermmarket engine supplier (RoadRebel)
DVSF: Double Venom Spring Fling
ECT - Engine Coolant Temperature (sensor) (Pete aka PSB)
EEC: The Engine Electronic Controller or "Computer"
EFI: Electronic Fuel Injection
EGR: Exhaust Gas Recirculation
F-Panel : The aluminum panel that attaches behind and above the IFS, shaped like an F
FE: Ford's 332/352/390/406/410/427/428 big blocks (CobraEarl & Wes)
-Ford-Edsel or Foundry & Engineering - (CRZN427)
-Frighteningly Expensive (Wayne Presley)
FMS: Ford Motor Sports (parts supplier)
FMU: Fuel Managment Unit (RoadRebel)
-Boost sensitive pressure unit that closes off the return fuel line on a ratio to boost.
-They can be from 2:1 all the way up to 20:1
Fox: 87-93 Mustang frame, suspension, drive train
FFR: Factory Five Racing
FFROG: Factory Five Racing Owner's Group
FPR - Fuel Pressure Regulator (Pete aka PSB)
FR: Flaming River (high end steering rack)
FRPP: Ford Racing Performance Parts, (Ozona)
- formerly FMS Ford Motorsports which was (Ozona)
- formerly SVO Special Vehicle Operations (Ozona)
fwiw: For What It's Worth (John Card & Jes aka Rocketir)
HB : Halibrand (wheel)
HF: Harbor Freight (tool supply company)
hth: hope that helps. (Jes aka Rocketir)
IAC : Idle Air Control (solenoid) (Pete aka PSB)
IAT: Intake Air Temperature (sensor) (Pete aka PSB)
IFS: Independent Front Suspension
imho: In My Humble Opinion (Pathfinder)
IRS: Independent Rear Suspension
KOEO : Key Off Engine Off is a status to check EEC codes.
LCA : Lower Control Arms of front or rear suspension
M2300K : the FRPP brake kit for the entire car. (Ozona)
Mark II: FFR Roadster upgrded model circa summer 2002
MAF or MAS: Mass Air Flow Sensor
MC: Master Cylinder
NA : Naturally Aspirated (as opposed to blown or supercharged)
OT : Other Topic
PBR : A company name that makes brakes PBR Website (J-Man)
persuader: Big Heavy Hammer (Rich & Steve C inspired)
PDO: Pin Drive Option IRS from FFR
pita or pitr: Pain In The Rear
POM: Picture Of the Month (for FF Cobra Forum)
PV clearance: Piston to Valve clearance (Wurf)
RWHP : Rear Wheel Horse Power
SB : small block/little block 289/302/351W (doir55)
SC: "Don't hook up the S/C line... Plug it off.
It stands for Speed Control. Can't be having speed CONTROL on a Cobra. It was the 'cruise control'" (on Mustang engines.) David K - Austin, TX
SD: Speed Density (87-88 Mustang) air control system
SIG: Special Interst Group (Jim Pomroy aka GatorAC)
SN95: 94-95 Mustang frame, suspension, drive train
SRP: Street Rod Painter
S2000 button: Honda S2000 (donor sports car's) red "Start Engine" button
TB : Throttle Body
T-Bird SC: Thunderbird Super Coupe (IRS Donor)
TDC: Top Dead Center (piston travel)
TFS: Trick Flow Specialties (Pete aka PSB)
tia: thanks in advance (Lee Tilton aka Teamfour)
TKO: Model of Tremec 5-speed transmission, heavy duty
tlag: The Latest And Greatest (Craig the Rocket Scientist)
tlar: "That Looks About Right" (Mike aka Horizon 200)
TPS: Throttle Position Sensor (Pete aka PSB)
T5: 5 speed V8 Mustang transmission
Tremec: 5-speed transmission, non-Ford, heavy duty
ttt: To The Top (moves a topic back up)
UCA : Upper Control Arms of front or rear suspension
VSS - Vehicle Speed Sensor (Pete aka PSB)
WOT = Wide Open Throttle (Wurf)
3G: Alternator without external fan on SN95, higher output
19 lb, 24 lb, 30 lb, etc: Fuel Injectors indication pounds of fuel per hour
351C: the Ford "Cleveland" big block series(Doir55)
351W: the Ford "Windsor" series (not really a big block)(Doir55)
385: the other big block series Ford makes/made (these are the 429/460s which are NOT related to the FE block) (Doir55)
427 S/C : 427 Semi-Competition (Cobra body and trim style 1965)
For Cobras, S/C is generally translated as "Street Competition" (CobRat from Cincinatti, Ohio)
 
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