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It seems that as we all know, some topics are dynamic and we add new information as we go along. Some threads are fairly handy, as a lot of "heartbeats" go into answers. So this thread is intended to pull together the HANDY POSTS that we can frequently refer to without doing a search. So, we can add more questions to the same topcs and get even better.

Here is a start, there are many others, so feel free to add.

SAFETY ISSUES
From FFR regarding upper control arms

FORUM RULES
PLEASE READ - Off Topic Posts (02-22-2003)
New forum rule - please read (03-20-2003)
Reminder - PLEASE READ NOW!!!!!! (7-29-03)
ALL MEMBERS - PLEASE READ! (07-31-2003)

FFR Owners Group Info
5000 Reasons to Join FFR Clubs

SPECIALIZED PICTURE GALLERIES
Wheel Gallery Input
Free Picture Posting on FFCars.com
Let's try this piccy thing
FFR Owners Mug Shot Gallery

PAINT COLORS
Blue Paint Gallery - Pics & Tech Info
Color: Ford Royal Blue ? 2/4/4
Black Paint Gallery
Copper Color Cars
Green Paint Gallery
Red Paint Gallery
Silver Paint Gallery
White Paint Gallery
Yellow Paint Gallery

Engine Gallery - sort of started with Accessory Diet Gallery that show front end dress up, simplifications, pulleys, brackets, etc. Could be expanded to Superchargers, EFI, Carbs, Headers, Plumbing, Big Block, 4.6, 5.0, Any 600HP FFR's ? , etc.
How about simply: Engine Gallery (great pics)

Dual Roll Bar Gallery A
Dual Roll Bar Gallery B

The Dashboard Gallery - with all the difference between "street" Street Car Dash Measurments / Pictures and "competition" Competition 427 Dash Gallery and everything in between, S2000 buttons, toggle switches, gauge options, turn signal options, etc. etc., this would be a fun one!

How about The CSX Gallery ? Here we post every known CSX car known to man, one car per post, 8 photos per post. Would take a major effort but a good reference for "replicating".
CSX 3288 I Drove a CSX 428 Cobra TODAY.

Meatball Numbers Gallery
Seats Gallery
Hardtop Gallery
Soft Top Gallery
Trunk Picture Gallery
Bodywork Modifications Gallery

BUILDERS' INFORMATION
Others like interior, brake lines, Fuel Lines, trunk, Batteries, radiators, etc. may be of interest as well.

What about a simply technical Usefull Link relating to Mustangs?

I prefer some explanations too along with pictures; we are getting really good support from forum members.

Of course, the limiting utility factor for some is load time with dial-up connection constraints. But then, load time may be a trade off that is worth it. Good pictures really help a lot.

Another thing I was thinking is to have some links in the 58 Easy Steps to Building an FFR Roadster so we would have like an on-line supplemental build guide . In other words, if people discuss T-5 oil for example, those links would be at step 36, add fluids. It would take some time but would be worthwhile for others coming along behind. There are a couple links in there and it is pretty easy. It would amount to a directory of most technical build threads on this forum. Of course there is the search feature, but one can look at a lot of posts to get to the one needed key.

How about
Encyclodedia for FFR Assembly by Mr. John Minton??

International Appeal - List Your FFR Number

351 Windsor Identificaton 1/12/04

351W - to stroke or not? 1/12/04

Abbreviations (Abb.) for FFR Builders

Attaching the Side Vents using Velcro

A9L Computer

Low Mount Alternator 1-17-04

Body & Paint
Rolled edges...

Aluminum Sheet Metal
Cockpit Rear Wall Location
Placement of aluminum 1/17/04

BRAKES/E-Brake
Why Not Power Brakes?
E-Brake Lokar Mods & Cable Fixes
Another Brake Question: SVO Calipers with Lincoln Mark VII Rotors
Ebrake handle mod for disc brakes
(ATTN Forrest)-Brakes: Mustang front, T-bird rear, Mustang MC
Bending your brake pedal (Why & How)

Camshafts, Valves & Pistons - The relationship...

Clear Finish for Bare Metal

Dood Latch Adjust (so it works right)

Chassis/Suspension/Shocks
Drag Chassis Set-Up
Easy 3-link install - look inside
QUAD Shocks on IRS; Do I really need them?
Predicting the future...Will I have Bump Steer?

Driveshaft Loop (Options)

Dual Quad on a 302 SB

EEC-IV Tests & Codes

Pics of electric fuel pump locations? (carb) 1/27/04

O2 Sensors

EFI TO CARB conversion

Which MSD distributor do I need ?

Explorer Fuel rail.

First Annual Tips & Tricks Thread....

Gas cap- DONT DO WHAT I DID!

Home Powder Coating Question - Smell? 1/12/04

Hood Hinge Options

Induction Blues

Inertia Switch - Is it Needed?

Interior Lighting 1/22/04

IRS
IRS - can someone point me to the simplest info on donor parts?
IRS disassembly and Pipe Drop Method
Escort GT/ Station Wagon Sway Bar
QUAD Shocks on IRS; Do I really need them?
$160 to Swap CV Axles?

High Idle

Shifter Hole Fix

Locking Gas Cap Conundrum - Solved (Photos)

Laptop Tune Technology

Machine shop procedures (with pics)

Nylon Fuel Lines

Other ways to attach radiator nose aluminum???

Wheels & Tires/Alignment/5-Lug Conversion/Narrow Rearends
Wheel Gallery Input
Happy Ending Goodyear 295's w/Halibrand mags (selection & fit)
Cheap 5-Lug Conversion - What Wheels?
Pin Drive Wheel Warning
295-50-15 Here We Go Again
Four Wheel Alignment of the FFR Roadster (lost)
15 X 10 Rims and Three Link...The Saga Continues (Done)
17' by ??? wheel for a three link?
4 Lug Wheel Solution- ALMOST
Narrowing rear end ???
Rearends???
What years of Rangers for 5 lug?
Team III wheels, w/new lugnut covers-pics
295 tire frame grinding

SIDEPIPES/NOISE REDUCTION
Hank Donderos quiet sidepipe mufflers
"almost" chrome on sidepipes
Okay, so it is too loud...
New Sidepipes - by Big Iron
Best Method of Reducing Sound
Best thing i have ever done to my car...new pipes (pictures)
Lobaks installed!! ( UPDATE G-TECH RESULTS)
A quieter Cobra (Dynatech 3.5" cone inserts)
Decibel Readings
HotShotLuis, or any others familiar with ceramic coatings & FFR muffler guts

RADIATORS/FANS/SHROUDS/COOLING/SHEET METAL MOUNTING
Need Shroud and Fan
Shrink Fit Radiator Connections
Who is using the Black Magic fan?
Where to buy a radiator? ((update))
RADIATOR OVERFLOW RECOVERY TANK IDEAS
Frustration - Coolant Recovery Tank "Pukes" - Advise?
Found The Perfect One Piece Lower Radiator Hose
Moroso filler and Overflow tank
Twin Pusher Fan Mounting
lower radiator support bracket - paging Advil

Riveting Thoughts

Running Big Block FE Valve Covers on Your Small Block Ford

STEERING
Steering Rack Summary: Flaming River, Ford manual, Ford power
Rag Joint Eliminator, economical
flamming river vers. donor steering rack
Heidt's power steering install
Heidt’s Power Steering valve and Stainless Steel Teflon lines
The A-B-C's of Bump Steer and how it relates to Ackerman

TRANSMISSION/SPEEDOMETER
89 trans, is it a world class?
Correct speedo gear Question???
Leaky Transmission Repair Questions
351 Bellhousing, Starter & Flywheel for T-5

Throttle Position Sensor Adjust

WIRING RELATED/STARTER BUTTONS
Turn Signal Green Light Diode Trick
Wiring Time
Have Aftermarket Wiring Harness? (Fuel Pump)
New fuse box bracket
Starter Button (Options)
Wiring 3G Alternator (Painless carb)
Autometer battery charging wiring
Painless Harness / Red Alternator Light Question?
Wiring and radiator fan question 1/29/04
Stock brake light switch question 2/2/4
Wiring 3G alternator w/ Painless Harness 2/4/4

Vacuum Line Question (Diagram)

Vanity PlatesAt DVSF III

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Initial Build Steps
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=018204 04/28/03

Engine Install Tips:
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=020507 06/09/03

Misc. Parts:
Brake and Clutch pedal bushings
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=005705 08/12/02
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=003214 06/01/02

Spindles and rear end from a 96
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=003726 6/17/02

Circle cutter
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=002998 5/25/02

Weather Stripping
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=015916 11/15/02
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=004517 7/09/02


Donor disassembly
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=001265 03/30/02

ARP Bolts
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=003720 06/17/02

Painting at home
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=003802 6/19/02
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=015414 11/04/02
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=018650 05/06/03

Spray Gun
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=006175 08/23/02


Body Prep
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=002774 07/03/02
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=004529 07/09/02
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=013145 09/10/02

House of Kolors
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=006649 08/02/02

Door Alignment
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=025660 09/17/03

Rolled Edges
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=24;t=000163 01/03/03
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=021360 06/26/03

Primer
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=018644 05/06/03

Rage Gold resource
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=019744 05/26/03

Air Compressor
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=003835#000000 06/20/02
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=000901#000001 03/17/02
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=017669 12/26/02

5 Lug swap
http://www.stangnet.com/tech/lug.html

Foot Box Vents
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=006292 03/14/02

Sheet Aluminum
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=004009 06/25/02

Nuts and Bolts
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=002765 05/16/02

Battery Mounting
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=000336 02/14/02

Brakes

Master Cylinder
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=11;t=000073

Power
http://www.norcal-cobras.com/projects/brakebooster/PowerBrake1.htm

SS Braided lines
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=022604 07/23/03
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=022627 07/23/03


Drill Bits
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=008165 09/12/02

Fuel Lines
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=013007 01/20/03

3 Link
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=015121 03/02/03
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=015062 03/01/03
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=017369 04/14/03

Title & Registration & Inspection (Texas)
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=016686 12/06/02
http://www.ffcars.com/ref.html
http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16894 05/08/02
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=015638 03/12/03
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=016641 03/31/03

Explorer Oil Filter Adaptor
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=007585#000000 08/30/02

Door Latch Repair
http://www.tmctechnologies.com/cobra/DoorLatchRepair.htm

Emergency Brake
http://www.ffcars.com/FAQ/ebrake.html
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=011365 07/24/02
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=015227 10/30/02

License Plate Wiring
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=008050#000000 09/09/02

Body Cutouts
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=003253#000000 06/03/02

Extra Rivets
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=002453 05/07/02

Heated Seats
http://www.seatcomfort.com/index.htm

Firewall Riveting
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=014710 10/18/02

Painting Side Pipes
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=015742#000000 11/11/02

3G Alternator
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=011288 11/25/02
http://www.racesystems.com/3gproj/index.htm
Drive Shaft Length
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=016899 12/08/02

Vacuum Diet
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=005065 07/25/02

Radiator Shrink Tubing
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=019142#000003 05/16/03

IFS Star Washers
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=023577 01/07/03

Grounding and Ground Stud Welding Points
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=015986 03/19/03
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=31;t=015679 11/10/02

Clutch
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=025830 02/20/03

Emissions Removal
http://www.sisalnet.com/ffr/emissions.htm
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=018381 05/01/03
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=018802 05/09/03

Battery Cut-off switch
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=014871 02/25/03

Fan Wiring
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=015628 03/12/03
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=020142 06/02/03

Firewall Insulation
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=017344 04/14/03

Trunk Hinge
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=018069 04/26/03

Marine Windshield Wiper
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=018413 05/07/03

Riveting Aluminum
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=018707 05/07/03

Footbox riveting
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=019862 05/28/03


Speedometer Cable with Autometer Gauges
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=017576 04/17/03
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=016320 03/25/03

Spats
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=019739 05/26/03
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=026073 09/24/03

Wiring Harness
http://www.ffcars.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=33;t=020136 06/02/03

Weather Pack Connectors
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=025125 09/07/03

Oil Temp Sensor
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=023415 08/07/03

Amount of Por-15
FYI – This amount may be a little high. I have read other posts that have used smaller amounts. Caveat Emptor

1 six-pack por-15
1 gallon marine clean
2 – 20 oz. bottles metal prep


ADD YOUR HANDY POSTS so we can all easily reference them

[ February 04, 2004, 06:22 PM: Message edited by: Larry N. Johnson ]
 

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Larry! Man you are AWSOME!!!


Rgds

Rob
 

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Wow Larry. Nice work! Fantastic post. This is something really worthwhile. The thread should stay at the top for a long while so others can contribute. I know I will.

I like your idea of expanding the 58 Easy Steps with links to related posts. I have a copy of that hanging in my shop. The links would make it even more useful.

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Larry, your patience and creative initiative are greatly appreciated. The extra time it takes for a dial-up connection to load a thread with photos is just about always well worth the wait... don’t mind at all.
 

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Oh yeah, thanks a lot guys, thanks a lot. :mad: Now instead of clicking on all the pages to find info it will be all in one place?
Great! Now, the other half will know I have time to actually see the other rooms in the house, or do the dishes, or laundry, or polish the furniture.
Yeah thanks! Thanks a lot!

But seriously it is like I have said countless times before. This forum is, "THE" information highway!



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Man, unreal.........since I hit 40, I can't remember yesterday, little long five minutes ago. I'm glad this forum is here!
 

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Larry:
That is some extensive list of useful information. This could become a full time job!!! :D

misu
 

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Larry,

I guess it will have to be me bringing it up, but how about a "Soft Top Gallery".
 

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Bob Rego ,
Added that "Locking Gas Cap Solution" thread. Thanks.

CRZN427 ,
"Soft Top Gallery" sounds great! Don't be bashful...start it. You can add 8 pictures per post...that's a hard limit.

Others will add their soft top pictures and sources. Being better informed will help the general good of the order.
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