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...
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...
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...
I ended up ordering the Sparco L360 Steering Wheel off of Amazon today. I love the look and feel of this. With Alcantara Ultrasuede, it's flat bottom, and horn button, it is the perfect addition to our build.
Tonight Brad and I installed the rear ABS tone rings onto the rear IRS axles. It required heating the rings to a near-glow with a MAP torch to expand the inner openings, sliding them onto the axles, wait for them to cool and shrink onto the axle.
We received our IRS upper and lower control arm adjusters today from Mike Forte at Fortes Parts Connection. Their anodized black, and will allow rear IRS suspension alignment on the car while everything is connected. No need to mess with spacers down the road.
In order to clear the chassis the Cobra Differential Carrier needs to have the top-front ground down a little. I used a few different double-cut carbide rotary burr bits on a 1/4" die grinder to get the bulk of the metal removed, followed by some finishing work using 2" Coarse Roloc Surface Conditioning Discs from 3M. The end result is a smooth surface. I'm leaving this as it is for the moment but I'll likely come back later to...
I ordered a Firewall Forward piece from Linwood at FFMetal. It is .090 thick and is modified to push forward and give more room behind the dash. This is in anticipation for me installing a glove box and maybe running heat/ac.