Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Arrival time confirmed

The coupe is arriving tomorrow around 5pm.

I got the dash out of the Mustang last night. Next target is the wire harness. The more I see of the harness, the more I think I'll go with I Squared's power management system. That is just one scary bundle of wires.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Welcome Utah Cobra Club

Hello to readers from the Utah Cobra Club. The coupe will be delivered on Thursday, March 30, probably in the afternoon. Unloaders and gawkers are welcome. 2538 W 6830 S, West Jordan. I'll post a better time estimate as soon as I have it from the driver. You can call me at (510) 282-0670.

A warning if you use Google maps or the like to find the place: Fargo Rd is 2350 W, and the sign on 7000 just says 2350, not Fargo.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Getting started

My FFR coupe will arrive in less than a week. I've been pulling parts off the Mustang, but took a pause to clean up the shop and get it ready. Here are some photos of the shop:

This is my current fleet. That's my Suburban, Stephanie's Grand Caravan, the donor Mustang, and my RX-7 in front.
Here's the donor Mustang. Those lights are very bright halogens, for paint work. If you look closely, you can see that the car has no steering wheel. I had already pulled the steering column when I decided I'd rather turn the car around. So I had to jack up the front end each time I wanted to turn the wheels. Did about a 5-point turn in the shop.
One of the best things is that there's no air compressor in the shop. Instead, it's in the shed next door. It's plumbed in to two locations, as shown here. With the door closed, you can barely hear a hum when the compressor comes on.