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Today I finally got to spend a lot of time giving the car some lovin! I pretty much got the engine and trans installed and permanently mounted in the car. Other things I finished over the past couple weeks are the pedals, brake components, and clutch stuff. (I have a functioning brake and clutch pedal now) I also welded up a Sump onto the stock fox body fuel tank, which was a huge pain in the ass.

 

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The motor sits very low in the car and has A LOT of room around it to work on it. There is a good 8 inch's between the rear of the cylinder head and the firewall area. A set of truck manifolds flipped to point forward fit on there no problem. And there seems to be a good amount of room on the sides where I'll be able to fit a couple turbos, I mean... Mufflers! :wink:

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Look like its coming together nicely ! I will be excited to see this together with the twin's *cough..cough*, I mean mufflers on the rode. I hope the tires are wide enough so you'll have a hint of traction !

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The motor sits very low in the car and has A LOT of room around it to work on it. There is a good 8 inch's between the rear of the cylinder head and the firewall area. A set of truck manifolds flipped to point forward fit on there no problem. And there seems to be a good amount of room on the sides where I'll be able to fit a couple turbos, I mean... Mufflers! :wink:

 

Now that's what I like to hear. Great progress on the build!

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Awesome car. I built a Unique Cobra back in 1993, and really had a blast driving it. Had a pumped up 302 with 4x2 Webers on it. One day I would like to do another one, dream would be one of the Kirkham kits. http://www.kirkhammotorsports.com/.

 

Factory Five makes some very good quality kits for sure, and your build is looking good. Take your time and try not to paint it until after your done with the build and have adjusted and worked out.

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Palmetto - Thanks for the advice, I'm trying not to get too ahead of myself and rushing things. But things are certainly coming together well as I am almost ready to put the body back on the car.

 

sq - Things are going pretty good! Soo much has happened since my last post on here that I don't even know where to start. I actually got the motor all fired up and running a few weeks ago, and am a drive shaft away from driving this thing around the block. Radiator and all the duct work in the front is finished. All the aluminum paneling is done. Interior is carpeted, seats installed, dash is done, All the switch's and gauges are finished. Today I painted all of the door frames and installed them temporarily before the body goes back on. Next week my goal is going to be to put the body back on the car.

 

Here are a bunch of pics from what I've done along the way since the last pics I post. If you've got any questions about any of them, just ask. :-)

 

 

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good lord..looks like you'll be on the road and legal in just weeks!

Oh ya!! That reminds me... Another piece of update info. I went to the DMV a few weeks ago and received the first piece of my, "kit car in CA registration" must. Because CA sucks, and only allows 500 kit cars to be registered on a calender year, The need to get to the DMV ASAP after Jan 1st is very important. I couldn't get Jan 2nd off of work so I had to go on the next available day off, which was roughly 2 weeks after that. Luckily for me, kit cars aren't as popular in CA anymore so I was roughly number 70 out of 500. And the last 2 years, they didn't even issue all 500 sequence numbers. So after I get it all completed my next stop will be an appointment with the CHP for a light inspection. Followed by a visit to the state referee for an emissions label. Then back to the DMV to submit all the paper work and get my plates. Pain in the ass process huh? Hopefully it will all be worth it.

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I just read through this thread getting extremely jealous, and then read that you were in san diego, and am now more than jealous. I absolutely LOVE the type 65, and have even made plans to Build one out of my terminator if it ever gets crashed (which is the first and only time ive ever been inclined to hope some retard would pull out in front of me in that car)

 

Where are you at in SD? if you dont mind id love to come check out the project one of these days.

 

Edit: on the topic of SC500 vehicles, i always heard horror stories of having to camp out at the DMV on new years to get them because they flew through them on the 1st, good to know they are at least lasting until February nowadays

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I just read through this thread getting extremely jealous, and then read that you were in san diego, and am now more than jealous. I absolutely LOVE the type 65, and have even made plans to Build one out of my terminator if it ever gets crashed (which is the first and only time ive ever been inclined to hope some retard would pull out in front of me in that car)

 

Where are you at in SD? if you dont mind id love to come check out the project one of these days.

 

Edit: on the topic of SC500 vehicles, i always heard horror stories of having to camp out at the DMV on new years to get them because they flew through them on the 1st, good to know they are at least lasting until February nowadays

 

 

You know they say that the 03 - 04 cobra motor is too big to fit in these cars. They're only suppose to fit the 302's out of fox bodies apparently. But hey, people were also telling me that an LS1 wouldn't fit either. Guess I showed them wrong! You're more then welcome to come by the house and check out the project. I'm working on it just about every weekend, and even some week nights. I live out in El Cajon. Just shoot me a PM whenever you want to cruise by.

 

I've heard horror story's about the 500 sequence numbers too. I was REALLY paranoid about not getting one of the 500 and having to wait an entire calendar year to get a shot at it again. But in August of 2011 I actually Called DMV in Sacramento and asked them how many they had left and was pleasantly surprised to find out that they had over 100 left!!! So I was confident that all would be well no matter what date I went in to start the registration process on mine.

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There are actually two being built IIRC, the only mods were the DOHC D side footbox panels and i believe some mods to the firewall, but otherwise it fit just fine. hood clearance is probably an issue but hey, superchargers look awesome

 

Are you gonna be working on it saturday? if so i may swing out then.

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Ya I saw a guy on the FFR forum who was putting a SOHC motor into a coupe and he had to make clearance on the passenger side foot box. And everyone is also saying he will have to modify the hood. People swore up and down that I would have hood clearance as well, but I'm probably going to have a good 6 inch between the top of the intake and the hood. Should be fine.

 

This Satursday I'll be up in Carlsbad, but will be working on it Friday and Sunday. Plans are to put the body back on. So I'll be at it all day.

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I'll hit you up. I may be able to head down Friday

 

Are you gonna be in cbad in the morning? Theres a car show at the outlet mall by the 5 on Palomar airport rd from 7-9am. If you'll be there that early you should swing by

 

 

I'll be up in Carlsbad in the afternoon for a soccer game. Probably won't be able to make the show. Anywho... If you're serious about coming down on Friday just shoot me a PM and I'll give you details and such. If you came Sunday, you could actually help with the install of the body. The more the merrier! But Friday works fine too.

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Got the ride height adjusted and measurement taken for a drive shaft. Also installed the Le mans fuel cap and connected the filler neck to the fuel tank. And that's about it. Put the seats back in to figure out where they're gonna go. I also need to figure out exactly where the body will sit before permanently mounting it.

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