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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by FFR Spyder GT, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. FFR Spyder GT

    FFR Spyder GT Ex-Gunslinger

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    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.

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

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    Engine, trans and suspension installed.

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    My latest achievement was fabricating the parking brake system.

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    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.....

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    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
     
  2. Ironbar

    Ironbar

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    I'm working on getting mine cleaned up.
     

  3. Hour13

    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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  4. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    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.
     
  5. vart

    vart

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    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...
     
  6. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

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    "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.
     
  7. uptomyneck

    uptomyneck

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    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.
     
  8. Adjuster

    Adjuster

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    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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  9. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    '72 MGB Roadster.......a never ending project. :supergrin:
    Better pic in a few days.


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  10. JT2GUNS

    JT2GUNS

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    Well just brag a little lol. Makes anything I'm doing suck!!!
     
  11. rong338

    rong338

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    If I had a garage I'd be working on a 12 pack...
     
  12. norton

    norton

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    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.
     
  13. Clem Eastwood

    Clem Eastwood

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    my 93 gt that ive had forever

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    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.

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  14. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Sheesh....... Ford boys and their toys... :tongueout:
     
  15. youngdocglock

    youngdocglock

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    67 mustang fast back.........it will be done in 15 years lol

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
     
  16. MasterShake

    MasterShake Brew Crew

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    All about the bowtie kid! :cool:

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  17. FFR Spyder GT

    FFR Spyder GT Ex-Gunslinger

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    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.
     
  18. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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  19. Clem Eastwood

    Clem Eastwood

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    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.
     
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  20. Kawabuggy

    Kawabuggy

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    FFR Spyder-what a beautiful car! Your work appears top notch.

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