New Stainless Headers and Blank Dash Arrived

Factory Five was having a 25% Off Sale this past week, so my wife bought me early Christmas presents: #16267 Stainless Steel 5.0 Coyote Headers with 4-into-4 collectors (reg $925, now $693.75) #11194 Aluminum Blank Dash (reg $110, now $82.50) so I can make a custom dash. Ordered on 11/23. Arrived 12/3 Now I can sell the BBK Ceramic Coated Shorty Headers I have. I'll see if anyone is interested in my powder coated dash panel as well.

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Jegs Tubing Straightener

My JEGS Tubing Straightener arrived today. This normally would cost me $219.99 but I got it on sale for $153.99. That is the lowest price I've ever seen this sell for so I had to jump on it. Fortunately it works well for 3/16" to 1/2" O.D. tubing so it should be perfect for straitening all of my fuel supply, fuel return, and brake lines.

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Painted the IRS Differential

After I got everything taped up this week, my son and I tag-teamed painting it. While this Differential housing and cover are all aluminum with no risk to it rusting, we started off laying down a thing coat of POR-15 Rust Preventative Paint because it has superior adhesion to bare metals than the high-temp engine paints alone. The instructions say to apply a second coat coat when it become tacky and can still be finger-dragged (rough 2-6 hours depending on...

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Prepping the IRS Differential Carrier for Paint

Decided to paint the IRS Differential Carrier after all. Since it's already installed in the car I've got my work cut out for me. This is going to be very tedious. Spent a little time today prepping it with POR-15 degreaser and metal prep. The painting requires several coats and there isn't enough time to finish if I start now, so I'll wait until a day while I can do base and final coats all at once in one straight...

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CNC Triple Reservoirs

I just picked up the CNC triple reservoirs off another forum member. Save me some money, and got them for $150 shipped. Two things I'll do differently: Having them anodized black Low fluid level sensorsJamar sells a knock-off of the CNC reservoirs in black, and I would have gotten those had it not been for the extra $100 added to the CNC price and the ugly logo they put on the front. I'll be ordering the CNC low fluid level sensors from Mike...

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GT350 Black Coil Covers

Today I ordered a pair of Ford Performance Black Coil Covers M-6P067-M50BL from the 2015-2018 GT350. I'll try to experiment with the gray coil covers I got with the kit by painting recessed "Powered by Ford" and horizontal stripes to match the car's overall color scheme. If that doesn't work out and it ends up looking too busy I can always fall back on the black coil covers to help tone down the busy-looking engine bay. Here is one...

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Painted the Transmission & Bellhousing

I painted my T56 transmission and bellhousing this weekend. To tie everything into my car's planned color scheme I chose a mix of Ford Red, Black, and Silver. No, I couldn't keep it simple and paint it one color like everyone else... I had to go with three colors for two parts. Here is a list of supplies used: Duplicolor Gray Engine Primer with Ceramic - DE1612 Duplicolor Aluminum Engine Enamel with Ceramic - DE1615 Duplicolor Clear Top Coat...

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Driveline Performance and Gear Ratio Tables

I put these tables together to illustrate how our chosen combination of driveline parts will perform.  (more…)

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Rear IRS knuckles, hubs, bearings, and Brakes

We installed the Cobra IRS knuckles, hubs, bearings, and rear Wilwood brakes tonight.

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Russ Thompson Turn Signal System

I ordered Russ Thompson's Turn Signal System, which is based on an old VW system that has been around forever. After much debate I also decided to keep the traditional wood steering wheel, and get the steering wheel boss machines to accept the differing 6-hole bolt pattern of the Sparco wheel. That will give me the ability to swap out whichever steering wheel I feel like. So I shipped Russ the steering wheel boss and both steering wheels to have fitted....

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