I wanted to upgrade my seats in my roadster to be safer, higher quality, reclining, and closer in style to the restomod style of my build. The challenges in choosing seats for the roadster are with the space constraints in the floor and the curve of the body on the rear cockpit. Many people get the FFR Street Performers or Kirkey seats as a safe play, but I wanted to step it up a little. I’ve seen a few owners...
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.
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 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....
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.
Tonight Christine and I installed the Wilwood Front Brakes.
Christine and I put safety wire on the two-piece Wilwood rotors. This will make sure that the bolts never back out unexpectedly.
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.