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FFR Spyder GT
08-25-2012, 08:29
Title says it all!

This is my current project.........

It's a Factory Five Racing Daytona Spyder GT.

Here's a few pic.......

Bare frame which needs a lot of work.

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd248/stengun/1317868659.jpg

After frame mods. I had just unloaded it off my trailer after getting it powdercoated. It's not even on jack stands yet.

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd248/stengun/1338426449.jpg

Engine, trans and suspension installed.

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd248/stengun/1341285845.jpg
My latest achievement was fabricating the parking brake system.

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd248/stengun/1345900880.jpg

It actually works and now I have a parking brake! I still need to properly route the cables and clamp them to the frame and that's on my list of things to do today.

This is what it should look like when it's finished.....

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd248/stengun/bbca0f15.jpg

I'm running different rims but the same basic color, bright red, so my Spyder will look similar to the on in the pic which was FFR's showroom display car.

I've done 100% of the work myself except for the powdercoating and boy has it been a journey!

Next up on my list is the engine's wiring harness.

I'm running a 414cid stroked 351W w/ EFI, and a distributor less Coil Near Plug ignition system so I'm have to fab my own wiring harness.

I'm planning on being in the go cart stage by Halloween and on the road by Memorial Day Weekend.

Spyder

Ironbar
08-25-2012, 08:32
I'm working on getting mine cleaned up.

Hour13
08-25-2012, 08:33
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FLIPPER 348
08-25-2012, 08:39
Very sexy car, good luck with your project. I never caught the car restoration bug as I 'restore' enough vintage helicopters at work. One of my FLIPPER Laws is no work after work so I drive Toyota 4X4 pick-ups!

Project wise I have the parts for two 1911 builds all but ready to go and a RC saliboat to tune up for my VERY geeky hobby.

vart
08-25-2012, 09:05
I just finished fabricating a roof rack for my Pathfinder, which was quite a lesson in welding...

I'd like to build a late 70's pro-street Dodge Ramcharger... Never seen one in 2wd that was built up.

Your project is incredibly cool, however...

Atlas
08-25-2012, 09:16
"Title says it all!"

You mean "Take A Look At My Factory Five Racing Daytona Spyder GT" :cool:


Very nice, you'll have a lot of fun.
Be sure to post when you get it on the street for the first time.

uptomyneck
08-25-2012, 10:00
That driveshaft is wider than the one in my dually. But only about 1/6 the length. What a blast that thing will be to drive around the track.

My '68 GTO needs new paint. I want to do the prep work myself, but I've never done it before so I'm procrastinating.

Adjuster
08-25-2012, 10:49
Dude that is an awesome looking car. I don't have the know how or the desire to do that kind of build. But if some day I have the money to buy something like that can I call you?



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faawrenchbndr
08-25-2012, 10:58
'72 MGB Roadster.......a never ending project. :supergrin:
Better pic in a few days.


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/MGB/MGEbannershot.jpg

JT2GUNS
08-25-2012, 11:02
Well just brag a little lol. Makes anything I'm doing suck!!!

rong338
08-25-2012, 11:04
If I had a garage I'd be working on a 12 pack...

norton
08-25-2012, 12:30
'72 MGB Roadster.......a never ending project. :supergrin:
Better pic in a few days.


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/MGB/MGEbannershot.jpg

To the Op. Very sweet.


My buddy Dave had a black MGB -probably a 1970-in college. I went with him when he bought it at a Dodge Dealership. Man was I jealous.

Clem Eastwood
08-25-2012, 13:02
my 93 gt that ive had forever

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/gtandgt500.jpg

ive mainly been working on this 90 lx. we are building a pretty badass 408" windsor for it right now. hoping it will run 6.20s in the 1/8 mile on motor and high 5s on a small shot of nitrous. we had a cleveland headed 351 windsor in it that was running 6.80s on motor on pump gas. that died on a nitrous pass. before that we had a 347 in it that went 6.50s on motor.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/thelx.jpg

Folsom_Prison
08-25-2012, 13:08
Sheesh....... Ford boys and their toys... :tongueout:

youngdocglock
08-25-2012, 13:14
67 mustang fast back.........it will be done in 15 years lol

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MasterShake
08-25-2012, 13:25
Sheesh....... Ford boys and their toys... :tongueout:

All about the bowtie kid! :cool:

http://www.autosavant.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/chevy_logo.jpg

FFR Spyder GT
08-25-2012, 13:38
my 93 gt that ive had forever

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/gtandgt500.jpg

ive mainly been working on this 90 lx. we are building a pretty badass 408" windsor for it right now. hoping it will run 6.20s in the 1/8 mile on motor and high 5s on a small shot of nitrous. we had a cleveland headed 351 windsor in it that was running 6.80s on motor on pump gas. that died on a nitrous pass. before that we had a 347 in it that went 6.50s on motor.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/thelx.jpg

Cool LX Clem!

I love the 351C! I have a '72 stock bore 2-bolt main short block w/ a set of open chamber 4V heads that I was going to use for my Spyder but ended up with the stroked 351W.

It has Probe crank, rods and pistons, and main cap girdle
in a '71 block. AFR 205 heads, Edelbrock Vic Jr intake modified my Mass Flo for port injection, and an Anderson Ford AF-N71 camshaft with a distributor less ignition. It produced over 525hp@6,300rpm's on a dyno with a carb instead of EFI with the same heads, cam and intake.

I'll take my Spyder to the strip ( 1,000' ) just to see what she will do once I have her on the road.

M&P15T
08-25-2012, 13:48
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Clem Eastwood
08-25-2012, 14:10
Cool LX Clem!

I love the 351C! I have a '72 stock bore 2-bolt main short block w/ a set of open chamber 4V heads that I was going to use for my Spyder but ended up with the stroked 351W.

It has Probe crank, rods and pistons, and main cap girdle
in a '71 block. AFR 205 heads, Edelbrock Vic Jr intake modified my Mass Flo for port injection, and an Anderson Ford AF-N71 camshaft with a distributor less ignition. It produced over 525hp@6,300rpm's on a dyno with a carb instead of EFI with the same heads, cam and intake.

I'll take my Spyder to the strip ( 1,000' ) just to see what she will do once I have her on the road.

we ran some closed chamber 4v heads and a yates intake on the 358 pump gas motor. we are going to run the same top end on the 408 and up the compression to around 13:1. we are actually running windsor blocks since cleveland blocks are hard to find. i havent run the afr's but a lot of people make good power with them.

ive got rhs 215s and have made good power with them. i had them on my buddies 347 shortblock in that LX and it went 6.50s in the 1/8th and 10.30s@128 in the 1/4 on the motor at 2850lb race weight.

so how do you title one of those FFRs? because i wouldnt mind building a cobra replica one of these years.

Kawabuggy
08-25-2012, 14:14
FFR Spyder-what a beautiful car! Your work appears top notch.

Those side pipes just scream "catch me if you can". Cool project.

FFR Spyder GT
08-25-2012, 17:45
we ran some closed chamber 4v heads and a yates intake on the 358 pump gas motor. we are going to run the same top end on the 408 and up the compression to around 13:1. we are actually running windsor blocks since cleveland blocks are hard to find. i havent run the afr's but a lot of people make good power with them.

ive got rhs 215s and have made good power with them. i had them on my buddies 347 shortblock in that LX and it went 6.50s in the 1/8th and 10.30s@128 in the 1/4 on the motor at 2850lb race weight.

so how do you title one of those FFRs? because i wouldnt mind building a cobra replica one of these years.


Yep, Cleveland blocks are hard to find and Windsor blocks are everywhere. The '95 and '96's are roller cam blocks. Maybe '94s but I'ld have to double check.

Arkansas and several other states have the SEMA Law that makes titling kit cars, replicas, street rods, etc pretty easy and it will be titled as a Factory Five Racing Daytona Spyder GT ( replica ).

You're state probably has the same law. When you buy a kit you will get a MSO just like a new car. Here in AR all I have to do is take the MSO, proof of insurance, and tax assessment to the DMV office, pay about $30.00 and walk out with a title and licenses plate.

You're a Gearhead so you would enjoy building a kit car!

Spyder

Batesmotel
08-25-2012, 17:57
I am building a wall mounted rack for my son's electronics. CD player, Amp, mixer, drum machine Etc. He is a drummer and needs a better setup for the electronics.

Next project is to SUPER clean the entire garage before winter hits.

Paul_J
08-25-2012, 18:05
We're building my son's '36 Ford truck.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/PJLOval/36%20Ford/36Sermon002.jpg

Building the headers now.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/PJLOval/36%20Ford/header3.jpg

tehan2
08-25-2012, 19:34
The spyder looks great... This winter the cobra (also a FFR) is getting a new interior, carpets and dynamat are rolling in a couple places. That said, the cobra also has a for sale sign, so maybe it wont be here come winter.

The wife's 66 mustang is complete now, but come winter I'm thinking air conditioning for her. She didn't drive it as much as I thought she would...she said it was too hot most days.

And the bike is in dire need of a new clutch. I've been putting that off as well so that I could do a jockey shift at the same time and don't want to re-learn how to ride while the season is still full swing.

So nothing right now, but i have a busy fall/winter planned

Hour13
08-25-2012, 21:02
Just got done transplanting the 5.0/5spd from my wrecked '87 GT into my '68 Fairlane.

Out with the old...
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Nellie/Photo-0191.jpg

In with the new...
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Nellie/100_5224.jpg
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Nellie/100_5242.jpg

Working on setting up the A/C now, and getting ready to shotgun the brake system.

Found a nice clean hood that hasn't been hacked up, so I'll be swapping that soon, and starting on the bodywork.



And now that my anger has subsided over the half-assed bodywork that was done on my '70(what I get for not doing it myself), she'll be going under the knife soon. Complete teardown to bare nothingness, built back up in vintage roadrace style, with some modern upgrades under the skin.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Nadia/100_3857.jpg



Lastly, my long-hybernating '89 LX will be coming out of mothballs soon for a refresher.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/13th%20Hour/38002344003_large.jpg

knightkrawler00
08-25-2012, 21:09
A 1940 Diamond "T".

http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/knightkrawler00/091.jpg


http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/knightkrawler00/158.jpg

http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy103/knightkrawler00/160.jpg

There will be a sleeper built around the engine, an '02 Chevy 6.0l with a 4L80E behind it btw, with a custom bed. It will have ABS, traction control, power steering, A/C, and all the other creature comforts you would expect in a new truck.

Grabbrass
08-25-2012, 21:15
Unfortunately the only cars I have in my garage are the ones we drive every day. But I did spend several hours in there today, detailing the interior of the CPO '09 Audi A4 I just bought. 3.2 V6 w/ 21k miles.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa183/FudaFuda/waulk78k29n007938-7.jpg

FFR Spyder GT
08-26-2012, 00:30
Just got done transplanting the 5.0/5spd from my wrecked '87 GT into my '68 Fairlane.

Out with the old...
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Nellie/Photo-0191.jpg

In with the new...
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Nellie/100_5224.jpg
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Nellie/100_5242.jpg

Working on setting up the A/C now, and getting ready to shotgun the brake system.

Found a nice clean hood that hasn't been hacked up, so I'll be swapping that soon, and starting on the bodywork.



And now that my anger has subsided over the half-assed bodywork that was done on my '70(what I get for not doing it myself), she'll be going under the knife soon. Complete teardown to bare nothingness, built back up in vintage roadrace style, with some modern upgrades under the skin.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Nadia/100_3857.jpg



Lastly, my long-hybernating '89 LX will be coming out of mothballs soon for a refresher.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/13th%20Hour/38002344003_large.jpg

Cool collection!

The '70 Mustang was always my favorite one. Plus I like the looks of the Formal roof on the Fairland/Torino over the fastback.

Hour13
08-26-2012, 01:03
Cool collection!

The '70 Mustang was always my favorite one. Plus I like the looks of the Formal roof on the Fairland/Torino over the fastback.

Thanks man!
:cheers:

Ya, I've always like the formal roof too, more of the classic muscle-car profile. This car is my "redemption piece", lol, to make up for the '69 I butchered up for street racing years ago. I'm slowly but surely de-bubba-fying it.

When I bought her...
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Nellie/39041594004_large.jpg

:animlol:

Today...
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Nellie/100_5244.jpg

3" side exhaust tips, slapper bars, fugly wheels, and the bug-eater are gone now. Fresh engine and tranny(just done before I wrecked the GT) are in, A/C coming soon.

Can't wait to get the paint changed, tired of people asking "Dude, what year is your Charger?" LOL.

Once that & the interior are done, I may bring the suspension down just a bit if I stick with the steelies. Have to leave it where it's at if I run the Magnums though.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Nellie/2.jpg

DanaT
08-26-2012, 01:05
The spyder looks great... This winter the cobra (also a FFR) is getting a new interior, carpets and dynamat are rolling in a couple places. That said, the cobra also has a for sale sign, so maybe it wont be here come winter.

The wife's 66 mustang is complete now, but come winter I'm thinking air conditioning for her. She didn't drive it as much as I thought she would...she said it was too hot most days.

And the bike is in dire need of a new clutch. I've been putting that off as well so that I could do a jockey shift at the same time and don't want to re-learn how to ride while the season is still full swing.

So nothing right now, but i have a busy fall/winter planned


I need to come see this cobra before its gone...

Just slap a clutch in and ride. Last bike clutch I did took an hour tops.

You should bring the FFV Cobra to Cars and Coffee in Lafayette on September 1. I will actually be in town for this one, so will probably go. Probably take the family car though.

Clem Eastwood
08-26-2012, 01:55
my uncle had a fastback 289 torino when i was little.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/100_0261.jpg

i wonder if that influenced my first car when i was 16?

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/100_0263.jpg

and maybe my second car

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/IMG_0007.jpg

Hour13
08-26-2012, 02:02
my uncle had a fastback 289 torino when i was little.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/100_0261.jpg

i wonder if that influenced my first car when i was 16?

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/100_0263.jpg

and maybe my second car

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/IMG_0007.jpg


Haha, yup. When I was a kid my dad had a '66 Mustang coupe, and my Mom drove us to school in her '72 Mach1.

When the Blue Oval's in your blood, there's no shaking it. I strayed here & there, '77 6.6 TransAm, '64 327 Impala, etc... But always ended up going back to the fold.

Fords are just...

Better.

:supergrin:


P.S. ~ Digging that Fox GT bud! :thumbsup:

Clem Eastwood
08-26-2012, 02:41
Haha, yup. When I was a kid my dad had a '66 Mustang coupe, and my Mom drove us to school in her '72 Mach1.

When the Blue Oval's in your blood, there's no shaking it. I strayed here & there, '77 6.6 TransAm, '64 327 Impala, etc... But always ended up going back to the fold.

Fords are just...

Better.

:supergrin:


P.S. ~ Digging that Fox GT bud! :thumbsup:

thanks. i was doing 100mph in that gt when it still had the window sticker on it. its the one ive some how managed to hold on to it. im really diggin the little blue 69 coupe youve got.

i strayed at one point too, but then realized why my grandpa hated GMs so much. they never want to stay running. had the z28 been halfway reliable i would probably still have it because i really liked that car.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/l_4e1d738a9a4ce2b303d60036e92a808c.jpg

i was taxi'd around in a maroon one of these with a 289 when i was little.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/80993_1966_Ford_Fairlane_2-Door_Hardtop.jpg

gotta love fords.

Folsom_Prison
08-26-2012, 02:46
Haha, yup. When I was a kid my dad had a '66 Mustang coupe, and my Mom drove us to school in her '72 Mach1.

When the Blue Oval's in your blood, there's no shaking it. I strayed here & there, '77 6.6 TransAm, '64 327 Impala, etc... But always ended up going back to the fold.

Fords are just...

Better.

:supergrin:

P.S. ~ Digging that Fox GT bud! :thumbsup:

Chevy runs in my blood lol. My first ever car ride was in the back of a late 80's SS monte. My dads ride when I was born, he had a chevelle before my time and when I was little he had a early 70's C10 as well as my grandpa.


FYI the smell of those old C-10 trucks never change! Helped a buddy move a while back and he has a 72. I got in his and the smell rekindled childhood memories! I wish there was an
freshener of old C-10 smell lol.

DanaT
08-26-2012, 02:50
thanks. i was doing 100mph in that gt when it still had the window sticker on it.

Man, that is minivan speeds..seriously..I last night I had a VW Touran at 180kmh.

Clem Eastwood
08-26-2012, 02:53
Man, that is minivan speeds..seriously..I last night I had a VW Touran at 180kmh.

that was pretty fast for an 18 year old kid on a public road in '93. the car ive been driving lately only goes 110, in the 1/8 mile (thats .2 kilometers to you) :tongueout:

i honestly dont think that VW would have run with the last motor i had in the 93. it made over 500 at the wheels with a turbonetics 60-1. ;)

DanaT
08-26-2012, 02:57
When the Blue Oval's in your blood, there's no shaking it. I strayed here & there, '77 6.6 TransAm, '64 327 Impala, etc... But always ended up going back to the fold.

I disagree.

My father was a die hard Ford guy. For a long time that is all he would drive. That is all we had. I LOVED mustangs as a teenager and have had two of them. Nothing like a fast car.

Then something happened. I rode a sportbike. All of sudden, the mustangs were slow. I could not afford a car that would keep up with a bike for pure acceleration and top speed. That changed my perspective on cars.

I now expect a car to be well composed, balanced, nice inside, etc, etc. If I want raw "boy racer" speed, its a motorcycle.

I have an F150 and it has been an excellent vehicle. I will probably someday replace it with another ford truck, but Ford didn't stay in my blood.

Clem Eastwood
08-26-2012, 03:00
bikes cant be beat. i just dont want to die on one.

DanaT
08-26-2012, 03:02
that was pretty fast for an 18 year old kid on a public road in '93. the car ive been driving lately only goes 110, in the 1/8 mile (thats .2 kilometers to you) :tongueout:

i honestly dont think that VW would have run with the last motor i had in the 93. it made over 500 at the wheels with a turbonetics 60-1. ;)

180kmh was all that Touran had..and it took a while to make 180...so I hope a GT can do better than that...

DanaT
08-26-2012, 03:05
bikes cant be beat. i just dont want to die on one.

They CAN be beat, its just a matter of money.

You need A LOT of money to make a true street car (one that will pass all tests, you can drive in traffic, on the highway, doesn't take special fuel, etc) that will hang with a stock big bore bike that can be had new for under $15k.

Folsom_Prison
08-26-2012, 03:06
Personally I think your looking at it wrong! Comparing sport bikes to cars with serious ponys under the hood? Have you ever rode in a really built up V8 car?

I disagree.

My father was a die hard Ford guy. For a long time that is all he would drive. That is all we had. I LOVED mustangs as a teenager and have had two of them. Nothing like a fast car.

Then something happened. I rode a sportbike. All of sudden, the mustangs were slow. I could not afford a car that would keep up with a bike for pure acceleration and top speed. That changed my perspective on cars.

I now expect a car to be well composed, balanced, nice inside, etc, etc. If I want raw "boy racer" speed, its a motorcycle.

I have an F150 and it has been an excellent vehicle. I will probably someday replace it with another ford truck, but Ford didn't stay in my blood.

n0leafcl0ver
08-26-2012, 03:10
needs paint and tuning, would love to put it on the track again.http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww192/drewlipsey/Facebook/my%20cars/412058_3412187983338_1861877981_o.jpg

DanaT
08-26-2012, 03:18
Personally I think your looking at it wrong! Comparing sport bikes to cars with serious ponys under the hood? Have you ever rode in a really built up V8 car?

How do you define "really built up"?

I have driven a friends F430 Scuderia. It had a stock V8 in it though.

Peace Warrior
08-26-2012, 03:21
Nothing now, but two week or so ago it was the lawn mower. I keep it in the house when it's running right. :cool:

DanaT
08-26-2012, 03:23
Nothing now, but two week or so ago it was the lawn mower. I keep it in the house when it's running right. :cool:

Are you married?

Before I was married, I was known to bring my bike into the kitchen in the winter.

My wife has banned that practice.

Clem Eastwood
08-26-2012, 03:27
They CAN be beat, its just a matter of money.

You need A LOT of money to make a true street car (one that will pass all tests, you can drive in traffic, on the highway, doesn't take special fuel, etc) that will hang with a stock big bore bike that can be had new for under $15k.

exactly, for a real world budget they cant be beat. look at the zx14. that is a mid 9 second bike, with a soft launch. bone stock. at any price it would take a hell of a real street car to beat it. i have driven my share of stock ferraris, porsches, corvettes, ford GTs, GT500s, vipers ect. none can touch that. can i build a car that will out accelerate it, sure. but to make it turn corners too will cost a lot of money. you want it to pass emissions too, forget about it unless you have $100k. and at that point due to having to run boost to get there it would make so much power it would be useless on the street. you are better off having different cars for different purposes from a financial standpoint.

Folsom_Prison
08-26-2012, 03:29
How do you define "really built up"?.

ever rode in a ten second car?

Peace Warrior
08-26-2012, 03:32
Are you married?

Before I was married, I was known to bring my bike into the kitchen in the winter.

My wife has banned that practice.
Nope, not now, but when I had a significant other, I still brought it inside. I'm not a modern see, I'm an old fashioned red-neck. :supergrin:

(Hey, she made me build the horse's area so that the fence returned up to where our bedroom window (on a trailer) was so close that her horse could bump on the window with its nose/head. All is fair for taking care of a lawnmower after that man! :cool: )

Clem Eastwood
08-26-2012, 03:34
ever rode in a ten second car?

an out of the box 430 scuderia is a low 11 second car but it runs 126mph and change, which is good enough for a mid 10. since he has driven one of those im gonna say for all intents and purposes he has. :)

Peace Warrior
08-26-2012, 03:34
ever rode in a ten second car?
No, but I was told my 11.11 Chevy was faster than the driver. I think they just wanted to race in it though.

DanaT
08-26-2012, 03:39
ever rode in a ten second car?

You know when I generally start disbelieving people??

"I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters: not the mortgage, not the store, not my team and all their ******. For those ten seconds or less, I'm free."

Folsom_Prison
08-26-2012, 03:43
I'll keep it short and sweet! Been helping a buddy with his third gen camaro. 406 putting out 475 at the fly.

Black Dog Coffee
08-26-2012, 03:43
A little different than most of y'alls garage projects. She's also finished now so no longer in my garage but installed in her new home. Her name is Plutonius and she's a rare, vintage 1931 Jabez Burns coffee roaster.

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Clem Eastwood
08-26-2012, 03:44
I'll keep it short and sweet! Been helping a buddy with his third gen camaro. 406 putting out 475 at the fly.

that oughtta run pretty good. when the 347 was running mid 10s it only made 388 to the wheels.

DanaT
08-26-2012, 03:46
an out of the box 430 scuderia is a low 11 second car but it runs 126mph and change, which is good enough for a mid 10. since he has driven one of those im gonna say for all intents and purposes he has. :)

Sad, part is I got to drive the thing because my friend likes to drink. Take a step back and realize that open container is not illegal in Europe. As long as the driver is not intoxicated, it is acceptable to have open beers. There were times that we would make a road trip Germany (when I was living near Geneva) for various reasons (beer festivals) and he wanted to drink on the way there...that meant generally, he made it to about Bern before he needed to make a phone call and have some beer...from then on I generally drove.

DanaT
08-26-2012, 03:49
I'll keep it short and sweet! Been helping a buddy with his third gen camaro. 406 putting out 475 at the fly.

I don't get it, that is a 10 second car or what is my take away supposed to be from that?

Folsom_Prison
08-26-2012, 04:02
that oughtta run pretty good. when the 347 was running mid 10s it only made 388 to the wheels.

Pardon my lack of fordness but is that a stroker?

DanaT
08-26-2012, 04:04
ever rode in a ten second car?

You are correct and caught me. I have never been around really fast cars.

I am not really into drag racing (although I will do it on a test and tune night for fun) because its too much waiting for too little driving time.

But I have friend back home (where I live 40% of the time) who has a mildly built up car.

http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx196/ddt951t/StevesChallenger_05.jpg

It only has a 14-71 blower sitting on top of hemi.

But now it has an Fontana engine with a 14-71..

Clem Eastwood
08-26-2012, 04:06
Pardon my lack of fordness but is that a stroker?

its a ford 302 based stroker. 4.030 bore and 3.4" stroke. ours was actually a 349, 4.040" bore. but in ford circles a 347 (302 block) or a 408 (351w block) is as common as a chevy 383 stroker.

Clem Eastwood
08-26-2012, 04:07
You are correct and caught me. I have never been around really fast cars.

I am not really into drag racing (although I will do it on a test and tune night for fun) because its too much waiting for too little driving time.

But I have friend back home (where I live 40% of the time) who has a mildly built up car.

http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx196/ddt951t/StevesChallenger_05.jpg

It only has a 14-71 blower sitting on top of hemi.

But now it has an Fontana engine with a 14-71..

thats not a hemi, looks like a 383/440 wedge based setup ;)

DanaT
08-26-2012, 04:11
thats not a hemi ;)

See..i know mopars well..

He has had so many engines in that, i dont know what any of them are. Maybe that was his wedge engine. I dont really know what a wedge engine is (again not a mopar guy at all) and it was his fontana that he ran hemi heads on. He basically had a new engine setup every season.

Now it is a full chassis car. Again, cool car, not my cup of tea.

DanaT
08-26-2012, 04:18
I will really embarrass myself with this..

You have seen pictures of the car in the garage and a different engine, so you know I can't be making the crap up and pulling pictures off internet...but the car is also "infamous." The second one ties me too close to a goofball. Note. I have NEVER had any personal contact what-so-ever with goofball in second video.

SRCA 10-17-09 Run 1 Challenger on a 7.9 sec ride - YouTube

Challenger on Dog the Bounty Hunter Show - YouTube

faawrenchbndr
08-26-2012, 04:54
?...... vintage 1931 Jabez Burns coffee roaster.

http://img.tapatalk.com/ad548102-f09b-341f.jpg


:notworthy:
......:notworthy:
:notworthy:

Hour13
08-26-2012, 09:31
:notworthy:
......:notworthy:
:notworthy:

No kidding...

I thought my French Press was pretty snazzy...

Till now.

:crying:

Hour13
08-26-2012, 09:45
thanks. i was doing 100mph in that gt when it still had the window sticker on it. its the one ive some how managed to hold on to it. im really diggin the little blue 69 coupe youve got.

Lol, that one is a customer's car. Most pics of my cars are taken at the shop, cause I usually take pics when I'm working on them, lol. See if I can get some "real world" pics of my rides up in a bit here.

Been trimming the collection down, selling a few here and there. Too many projects... nothing ever seems to get finished!

Current rides;

'87 LX
'89 LX
'68 Fairlane
'70 Fastback Mustang
'67 GT Fastback Mustang
'02 Honda Shadow 1100

:faint:

i strayed at one point too, but then realized why my grandpa hated GMs so much. they never want to stay running. had the z28 been halfway reliable i would probably still have it because i really liked that car.

Lol, ya, my T/A was awesome... when it ran.

This was also my first run-in with "Hey! Half this crap is standard, half is metric!" God, that was a frustrating learning curve.

Of course, then I got hooked on Foxbodies, lol. Ah well.

Hour13
08-26-2012, 10:17
Ok, lol, not many pics other than in the shop(that's so sad), but I did what I could...

'87 LX soaking up some sun.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/CL%20ad/100_5271.jpg

'70 Fastback Mustang the day we bought her, at a rest stop on the way back from Houston.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Nadia/100_3363.jpg

'67 GT Fastback Mustang, also the day we bought her. Hauling her ugly ass back from Corpus. Lol, she actually looks worse now, as I have her all cut apart for rust repair.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/13th%20Hour/Hmwrdbound.jpg

'02 Honda Shadow 1100 & '89 LX hanging out in the garage.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Betty%20and%20Alice/100_3641.jpg


Don't have any of the Fairlane other than at the shop, lol. Gonna have to fix that.

Clem Eastwood
08-26-2012, 13:22
i need to buy a hood to clear the big windsor im building for my 93. what brand hood is on that white car?

dino1
08-26-2012, 13:28
2000 honda vfr 800fi

new shoes, change the oil, adjust chain, new solid state regulator, mount saddlebags

getting ready for a trip in sep.

heliguy
08-26-2012, 14:57
Ummmmm, trying to find a way to climb over all the stuff to get into the house....

AZLawDawg
08-26-2012, 15:29
my 93 gt that ive had forever

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/gtandgt500.jpg

ive mainly been working on this 90 lx. we are building a pretty badass 408" windsor for it right now. hoping it will run 6.20s in the 1/8 mile on motor and high 5s on a small shot of nitrous. we had a cleveland headed 351 windsor in it that was running 6.80s on motor on pump gas. that died on a nitrous pass. before that we had a 347 in it that went 6.50s on motor.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/thelx.jpg

Nice! I used to hate those cars back in the day when they were my nemesis as a Trans Am driver, now, I love seeing 'em.

AZLawDawg
08-26-2012, 15:31
Ok, lol, not many pics other than in the shop(that's so sad), but I did what I could...

'87 LX soaking up some sun.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/CL%20ad/100_5271.jpg

'70 Fastback Mustang the day we bought her, at a rest stop on the way back from Houston.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Nadia/100_3363.jpg

'67 GT Fastback Mustang, also the day we bought her. Hauling her ugly ass back from Corpus. Lol, she actually looks worse now, as I have her all cut apart for rust repair.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/13th%20Hour/Hmwrdbound.jpg

'02 Honda Shadow 1100 & '89 LX hanging out in the garage.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Betty%20and%20Alice/100_3641.jpg


Don't have any of the Fairlane other than at the shop, lol. Gonna have to fix that.

Wow, that fastback is a dream right there.

k9medic
08-26-2012, 15:42
I'm working on a Tremor MUV which will look like a HMMWV.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s720x720/530235_2608974723962_2010011558_n.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w46/k9medic/homemade%20HMMWV/IMG_0814.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s720x720/578288_2812308847188_1805048681_n.jpg

Eventually will look something like this but a soft top -

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/tantoH1/DSCN5389.jpg

Hour13
08-26-2012, 17:06
i need to buy a hood to clear the big windsor im building for my 93. what brand hood is on that white car?

That's a Cervinis 3.5" hood. Whatever size you go with, don't flush your money on any of the "cheaper" hoods, they fit horribly, and they don't last.

Give you an idea of the durability of the Cervinis stuff, here's another one of their hoods, on the '87 GT I totalled back in January...

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/Betty%20and%20Alice/100_5101.jpg

Hood is boned, obviously. But considering this was a 70mph nose-dive into a concrete barrier, it's still mostly intact.

:thumbsup:

Annhl8rX
08-26-2012, 17:13
My current tinker toy is my new to me 1984 Honda V65 Magna. It doesn't actually need any work, but I still keep finding things to do to it anyway.

Hour13
08-26-2012, 17:33
Wow, that fastback is a dream right there.

Thanks bud!
:cheers:

Well...

The '70?

Yes.


The '67?

More of a nightmare, lol.
:shocked:

Her current state?

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/13th%20Hour/100_2993.jpg

But she's slowly turning back into a car!

Floors are done! Frame is done! Torque boxes are done! Doorjams are nearly finished!

Just gotta replace the dash, upper/lower cowl, firewall, fender aprons, radiator support, 1/4 panels... wheelwell housings... roof skin... ... rear support structure... ... tail-light panel... ...

And then I can move on the the body panels that bolt on!
:faint:

'Sokay though. Everytime I push that crusty turd into the shop for another night of madness, this is what I see...

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/13th%20Hour/1967_00015_05.jpg

Walk Soft
08-26-2012, 18:03
I have a modular Teksid block sitting there waiting for the 2V in my 03 Stang to blow so it can be reborn.I pulled her out and did about 25 doughnuts and put her back up the other day.lol.I have the foundation for power,subframe connectors,Moser axles,4.10:1 final gears,upper n lower control arms,aluminum driveshaft,heavy duty clutch,Pro 5.0 shifter,UPR front suspension,battery relocation,line lock,blah,blah,blah.I did all this myself, but building an engine is above my head.I want to have built the Teksid block and add a simple centrifugal SC.I'd be happy with 460-480 RWHP.
If I could just stop buying guns and cases of ammo every month.
Actually I'm thinking about saleing it and buying a notchback.They're lighter and cheaper to build engines for.
http://http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z433/lexibilly/4-2-12008.jpg

On a side note I got to ride in this the other day.It's kinda odd going 0-60 in 3.7 seconds in near silence.100% torque, all the time.It's like a golf cart on steroids.
http://http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z433/lexibilly/new7005.jpg
http://http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z433/lexibilly/new7008.jpg

FFR Spyder GT
10-31-2012, 09:16
Thanks bud!
:cheers:

Well...

The '70?

Yes.


The '67?

More of a nightmare, lol.
:shocked:

Her current state?

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/13th%20Hour/100_2993.jpg

But she's slowly turning back into a car!

Floors are done! Frame is done! Torque boxes are done! Doorjams are nearly finished!

Just gotta replace the dash, upper/lower cowl, firewall, fender aprons, radiator support, 1/4 panels... wheelwell housings... roof skin... ... rear support structure... ... tail-light panel... ...

And then I can move on the the body panels that bolt on!
:faint:

'Sokay though. Everytime I push that crusty turd into the shop for another night of madness, this is what I see...

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/13th%20Hour/1967_00015_05.jpg

You need a build thread to document your progress.

The '67-68 fastbacks are my favorite 'Stang followed by the '70 Mach I.

Here's the latest pic of my Spyder.

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd248/stengun/1351654479.jpg

I'm planning on having my first "official" go-cart ride today.

I'll post a vid when/if I take it for a drive.

Spyder

JDennis
10-31-2012, 11:05
Currently pulling the motor in my 92GT to do a overhaul, blower upgrade, cam change, and fuel system upgrade to push it north of 1000hp (Dynoed just over 850 to the wheels currently)

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac174/JGDennisJr/Mustang3.jpg

Current set up

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac174/JGDennisJr/Engine.jpg

At the same time currently building a 423ci 390 FE stroker for the 69. The cleveland currently in it is quite healthy, but being a very rare s-code coupe want to go back to FE power plant. May try to outfit the smaller blower currently on the 92 to it as well.

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac174/JGDennisJr/MustangSIG.jpg

Bucknasty
10-31-2012, 13:38
Those engineered kit cars sure are fun to assemble!

69HEMI-R/T
10-31-2012, 14:03
Well, I am kinda late to the thread but, I have a 1969 Charger R/T with the original 426 HEMI still in it that I am finishing up a rotisserie restoration. Here are a couple of quick pics of the rebuilt engine back in the Charger. After the rebuild, it dynoed at 588hp @ 6500rpm and was still climbing when we shut it down.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/69HEMICHARGER/DSC00287.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/69HEMICHARGER/DSC00281.jpg

Clutch Cargo
10-31-2012, 14:58
I'm still recovering from 2 major back surgeries since July. Right foot has "dropped".

I was into the street/strip car thing back in the 80s and 90s. First car I built was a 1968 AMX with mild pump-gas Chevy 355" motor. On 9" tires and running a 5.14 gear, it ran 11.95s with a cheap Vega converter. It would have gained a hal-second with a proper converter in the turbo 350. The motor was makin' bacon about 1000 RPM more than the converter could give. On a tight budget, I did what I could.

Second car was a 1962 Chevy II. I back-halved the car to run 14" meats and a full cage. Again, I used a pump gas (10:1 compression) 355 motor. This motor had Brodix heads, a Reher-Morrison valvetrain, and was topped by a 650 (more torque than a 750) carb. I forked over $700 for a proper converter for this, my final build. A few 60' foot passes to dial in suspension adjustments and I was ready. I felt like I was in a rocket when I hit the hundred foor mark and knew I had built a winner. Time slip was 10.02, and I hadn't even had the car on the dyno to get the motor dialed in. All said and done, the 3150 pound car ran 9.90s and I drove it to the track. The valvetrain and heads were designed for use with squeeze. My first pass with a 150 shot produced a time that I was told I needed a license to run that quick. I accomplished what I set out to do and sold the rig because it would become a money pit to keep a little small block car running like that.
A nice gas pump 540 would have been nice and maintenance free, but Reher-Morrison wanted serious 5 figures for one.

I currently have a nice HD Roadking and I'm restoring a 1977 Superglide. No more smell of burning rubber on Saturday night. That is, unless I go watch my old Chevy II run. It's now an alcohol powered car and running in Super Gas class on a throttle stop.

Clutch Cargo
10-31-2012, 15:02
Well, I am kinda late to the thread but, I have a 1969 Charger R/T with the original 426 HEMI still in it that I am finishing up a rotisserie restoration. Here are a couple of quick pics of the rebuilt engine back in the Charger. After the rebuild, it dynoed at 588hp @ 6500rpm and was still climbing when we shut it down.

When Don Garlits got one of the first 426 motors, a reporter stopped by do do a report. The engine was in the dyno room and Garlits ran it up to 7000 RPM. The reporter walked out of the room with him and asked what Garlits is doing next. Garlits said "We're going to lunch. When we come back, if the motor is still running, it's a good one"
The engine was still humming along when they returned.

69HEMI-R/T
10-31-2012, 15:31
Good story about Don Garlits, Clutch.

I don't doubt they could be run at 7000rpm for a good while. They originally came with solid lifter cams and valve trains so, valve spring-rate and cam dynamics is all that limited the rpm.

My rebuild, for my own convenience of not having to remove the valvecovers every thousand miles or less, has a custom grind Comp Cams hydraulic lifter cam installed as well as other modifications (minor actually) to make it dead-reliable on the street with minimal maintenance. Not gonna race it and it will never intentionally see rain but it will get driven.

It had 83k miles on it before I had it professionally rebuilt but only required a .0030 bore job to clean up the cylinders. It now has J.E. custom forged pistons built for 11 to 1 compression. I saved all the original engine parts for future possibilities.

Roger1079
10-31-2012, 16:09
needs paint and tuning, would love to put it on the track again.http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww192/drewlipsey/Facebook/my%20cars/412058_3412187983338_1861877981_o.jpgNice Terminator and SN95. Ive had my fair share of stangs.....

The 03 Cobra
http://hurricaneperformance.org/BS/mustang/03cobra.jpg

94 GT
http://hurricaneperformance.org/BS/mustang/startup_031807/DSC00183.JPG
http://hurricaneperformance.org/BS/mustang/startup_031807/DSC00193.JPG

Current 92 GT
http://hurricaneperformance.org/BS/mustang/black92/outside.jpg
http://hurricaneperformance.org/BS/mustang/black92/100912/6.jpeg

The 92 is a Dart Sportsman block 331 with AFR 205's. The blower is coming off soon and a decent sized turbo is going in. Haven't decided on the exact specs yet.

JDennis
10-31-2012, 17:00
Nice Terminator and SN95. Ive had my fair share of stangs.....

The 03 Cobra
http://hurricaneperformance.org/BS/mustang/03cobra.jpg

94 GT
http://hurricaneperformance.org/BS/mustang/startup_031807/DSC00183.JPG
http://hurricaneperformance.org/BS/mustang/startup_031807/DSC00193.JPG

Current 92 GT
http://hurricaneperformance.org/BS/mustang/black92/outside.jpg
http://hurricaneperformance.org/BS/mustang/black92/100912/6.jpeg

The 92 is a Dart Sportsman block 331 with AFR 205's. The blower is coming off soon and a decent sized turbo is going in. Haven't decided on the exact specs yet.

I have been through my fair share of stangs as well. Surprised to see so many on the forum. My first was my 92GT, but have had a 93GT, 93 Notch, 94GT, 94 Cobra, 2 95 GT's, a 96 GT, 03 Mach 1, 03 Cobra and my 69. And 3 lightnings as well haha

M&P Shooter
10-31-2012, 17:07
I built this in my garage from spare parts:whistling:
Airwolf: Season 1 - YouTube

Tango 1Zero
10-31-2012, 17:21
49 Ford sedan. Chopped it myself. Moved the back window forward 5.5 inches. Hood corners rounded, Filled the hood in and peaked it, nosed and decked.
Mercury grill shell installed.
Frenched headlights.
Slanted the door posts and rounded the corners.
Shaved the door handles.
Moved the rear plate to the bumper and tons more.
Have done all the work myself.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/cherokee22/006-2.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/cherokee22/Cars%20and%20Projects/006-2.jpg