Sunday, December 27, 2009

Latest and Greatest, Sunday Dec 27th.

A couple of new things to report;

After fussing at the kids over and over and over about closing the doors to the garage, I finally gave up and bought some automatic garage door closers. Try to leave the doors open now kids!


At $60 a piece they were very pricey, and the instructions took a long time to study and analyze before actually installing them, but once I figured out the configuration I was able to install all 3 closers very quickly with only minor injuries.

I got the the Mustang donor engine on the stand finally. I just drained the oil and plan to delete the AC compressor and remove the power steering pump from the belt loop for the eventual first start.

004 Justin and Garrett were kind enough to model.

And finally, Les hooked me up this Christmas with lots of new sockets.

006 I almost have a complete set now but will have to do some searching for the stragglers.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Running gear has been obtained!

Last weekend I brought home the drive train of a salvaged 2000 Mustang, the first step in a long list of tasks needed to build a Factory Five Roadster. Everything looks to be in pretty good condition, with only dust and typical aluminum tarnish on it; the car had been sitting unused in a garage for more than 7 years. The car was a stolen recovery and most of the interior was gutted, so unfortunately I haven’t seen it run yet. All records point to it only having 15,000 miles on it. All in all, I got the 4.6L SOHC engine, T5 transmission, exhaust components, fuel tank, rear end and some of the harness. Unfortunately I was unable to get the entire harness so will have to buy one.



013 014 The engine is in pretty good shape overall. First steps include cleaning it up, removing the AC compressor, disabling PATS on the ECU and getting it started!

015 016 017 The transmission and rear end above. The axle is destined for a cleaning and new paint job.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Getting Excited

Next Weekend I head off to buy the drive train of a 2000 Mustang GT.  Just the beginning of a long road of building a 65 Shelby Roadster Replica!  After so many oil changes, it’s time I amped it up a little!  Factory Five's Website