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Are used a couple of two and quarter inch magna flow glass packs, I believe 26 or 30 inches long I forget. Sounds like you're on the right track.


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Rear Wing, brackets and mounts, and the front aero and carbon dive plane order is in. Also I ordered the front bump steer kit (mostly to make toe adjustments easier). Somehow I forgot too order away bars so they are also on the way.

My panels are off to powder coat (shark grey) and my wife says the broken brake rotors bolt has arrived via ups.

It's feeling like Xmas around here.

I'm considering putting in a fuel cell but don't know if it's worth the added expense. Any thoughts out there???
 

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I just spoke with Mark the traveling builder who just finished up most of the John George gen 3 coupe. He is a very helpful and nice guy.

He gave me some good input for my build. Most notably get power steering for the track. He could hardly be more credible so I'm going to do just that. He has listed all the parts for the John George car and likes the setup they used for track use.

He also advised me to pull apart all my suspension bushings and lube them up. Grrrrr but okay. (Geez)

He has advised against powdercoat of my panels. He said it won't adhere long on floorboards etc.

He advised rivnuts on the tranny panels, which I was planning anyhow but it's good to have concurrence

He recommends some engine panel trimming and body trim around the driver seat.

He mentioned some tranny trimming but my tranny is not a TKO 600 so far lol have to see if his advice apply to my T56.

We discussed reinforcement of the rear spoiler.

All in all I'm a bit "firehosed" but great input.

I need to put these guys on speed dial!!!
 

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Unfortunately my steering rack is not set up for power....

So out it comes!

I'm sourcing a new one and think I'll go with the FFR setup.
 

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Ordered a rivnut kit (for selected removable panels on tranny tunnel and Engeneer bay)

Ordered the FFR power steering setup for coyote motor

Shipped my 17 inch halo brand rims back to swap out for 18s. (Which will fit my inevitable brake upgrade to 14 or 15 inch rotors. )
 

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I heard from a source VERY high up at ford that the A52xs will be released on June!!!!! That's great news and almost perfect timing for my build
 

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Here is the full scoop on the motor straight from Mike Delahanty from Ford. (I think he runs the crate motor division)

He describes the motor like this...

Maximum Coyote Crate - 570+ Horsepower


* 5.2L - 317 cubic inches
* 12.0:1 compression ratio (nominal)
* Ford Performance 5.2L GT350 aluminum block
* Mahle hard anodized forged pistons with Graphal low friction coating
* Manley H-beam connecting rods with ARP2000 bolts
* Lightweight aluminum cylinder block features cross-bolted main bearing caps
* Ford Racing Camshafts Camshaft kit - M-6550-M52
* Ford Racing M-6675-M50BR 12 quart rear sump oil pan features optimized oil drain back and windage tray to control oil and improve high-rpm performance
* Ford Racing M-6600-50CJ High Performance oil pump with billet steel gears
* Ford Racing M-9424-M50CJ Cobra Jet tuned intake manifold
* Ford Racing M-9926-CJ65 dual bore throttle body
* Ford Racing M-9593-LU47 47 lb. fuel injectors
* Ford Performance GT350 fully CNC ported aluminum heads
* Ford Racing M-12A227-CJ13 high RPM pulse ring
* Ford Racing M-8600-M50BALT alternator and mount kit
* Ford Racing M-6P067-M50BK black coil covers
* Ford Racing M-12405-M50 heat range zero (0) spark plugs
* Ford Racing M-6731-FL820 oil filter

Also, Final price is not set, but estimated to be $17000-$18000

Currently planed be released in June this year!!!!!!!

No flat plane crank but I think this crate will make more power than the gt350 flat plane offering. (570ish up from 530 or so). Maybe not so sweet in the exhaust note but still 570 from a 5.2!!!!!!!

I am holding off on my gen 3 build awaiting this awesome motor!!!!!!

The ford performance sales guys have repeatedly confirmed this info by telling me "mid summer" as their best guess.

Also in unrelated news I'm packing up my panels for powdercoat today!
 

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Dropped of all the panels for powdercoat. (First made a ton of install notes and numbered them with washers).
 

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Went to factory five to tour the facility and speak with the team.

Everyone was super kind and accommodating and made me feel like a real part of the FFR family. I was super impressed.

Jim the development lead spent a TON of time helping me sort through some track focused build details and Tony was very helpful pointing out some common construction snags. (He's built dozens and dozens of these things). Dave gave me some perspective on how my Gen 3 fits into the continuing development of their product line and poured fuel on the fire of my enthusiasm for this project, and the rest of the team dropped everything to answer my many many questions as I worked my way around the shop.

What a great team they have there. I'm very glad I made the trip to stop in.

Here I am dreaming of things to come in The Snap on car.
 

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Power steering rack is in (manual rack on the shelf)
Bump steer kit (steering rod toe link ends) are in. (I had to drill out the steering holes on the spindle end)
After looking at the FFR car, I have figured out how the sway bars go on and that is next up on the build plan.

(body panels are all still out getting powder coated)

The wheel sourcing saga continues. I'm still trying to find a good lightweight set of (2)18x11s and (2)18x 12s with offsets that will work on the track. Hoosier A7 or R7s maybe?
 

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Does anybody else think this front sway setup looks wonky?? It seems like there is a lot of stress and play built into these spacers...

Opinions?

 

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I just spoke with Dan at Factory Five and he said the design is correct and that there is no worries with slop or fatigue on that linkage. Based on that, I will run it as designed but will be checking it frequently during my initial track shakedown runs. If it holds up to the first few beatings on the track it will probably last a long time. I get a LOT of chassis movement out there so we will see.

I have tremendous faith in the guys at FFR to design a stout suspension setup, so I should probably just have a little more faith in that bolt and spacer.
 

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Maybe the FRR one was on wonky. I did mine like this (front swaybar)


It looks waaay better like this I think
 
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