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    FFR 33 Ford Hot Rod

     



    Had the car about three years now. Initially put it on the road as a roadster. This winter we decided to add the roof, hood, side skirts and front fenders. Also going to break down and have someone that knows what they are doing paint it. Hope to add more as it progresses.

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    That looks great, when you add a roof, is it mostly a direct fit or is there a lot cutting? What are you using for a drive line and are those cars in the background yours also?
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    The roof is a direct fit. Factory Five Racing designs and builds it as part of their kit, though an option. Their 33 Ford is channeled and chopped so the fitment is specific to the vehicle. We will do some fiberglass work to ensure really tight fitting but I also intend to maintain the ability to shift it back to Roadster mode by removing the top, hood and side skirts. We think it will take about 30 minutes to remove/install the top. I was surprised that adding the roof, hood, and side skirts changed the appearance so much. Really makes the whole car look smaller oddly enough. Currently I have a mild Chevy 350 in it with a flat tappet cam. Dynos 300/323. I have a 6.0 liter LS standing by but have considered a roots style blower, forged internals, and a roller cam plus aluminum heads to bring it up. the Car weighs about 2500 lbs with me in it. I am guessing 500-600 wheel horsepower is about all it is going to handle well. Currently I have a TK-45 5 speed manual with a hydraulic clutch and a Ford 8.8 rear with a 4 link and a 3.73 gear. I have double adjustable QA1's all around it.
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    I'm sure those front fenders are appreciated when the road is wet!
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    I figured that if I was going to invest in paint, they would definitely provide a return on the investment. I did respond to the earlier question with more pics and some descriptive. SBC 350 mild flat tappet cam, TK45 5 speed, hydraulic clutch, and a Ford 8.8 with a 3.73 gear

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    Here is a look at the exhaust and drivetrain
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    And here she is on the move.

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    Very nice rod and welcome to CHR!
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    And welcome from the east coast. A friend of mine is doing a FFR 33 build.
    Are you sure that was your car in the video? Went by so quick I couldn't tell.... Maybe you need to do another one?!?! LOL..

    Thanks for sharing the build with us.

    I have a quick question. Do those cars get the sort of dis-respect down there in Texas as they do up north? A lot of folks look down their noses at them, but the darn things can out handle a Cobra!
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    I have to admit, I would go to shows and say, oh that is a kit car as if I had some real basis to have a judgement one way or the other. When I got to studying them I began to appreciate the thought that went into them. When I began to build them I began to understand and appreciate the talent it takes to make things work as they are supposed to, even if in a kit. Since I do not have welding talent a frame off steel body restore would have been hard to justify. In all honesty though, I have never had more positive comments and genuine interest in any car I have owned. I park right on the front row with $100,000 restored steel bodied cars and the guys that did that work wind up climbing all over the car checking out the Factory Five solution or how I changed the factory five solution. Now when I am at a show and someone comments while walking by, oh that is a kit car, I am reasonably certain that he will continue to walk to his four door Honda and drive home. I never get any grief off of chicks. This car draws them like magnets. I have never had anything that actually seemed to provoke women to wave and even speak. They follow me into gas stations, yell at me at relights, it is amazing. BTW, Factory five offers a steel body for these now. The shop that is finishing it for me has several Detroit and Dallas Autorama show first places and the owner has expressed nothing but excitement over the kit. The video clip was really for the sound, I have some clips if you guys are interested.


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    Nice car. I know a guy in Arkansas that has one with an LS. I've ridden in it and you are right in that they are well thought out, but definitely are not something that just falls together.

    I do have a question. Who made the brake/clutch reservoir? It won't be long before I need one for my project.
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    Kugel Komponents has a triple reservoir kit. We have a 6.0 liter with twin 35 DBB turbos ready to go once the car is finished

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    You're going to need wider rear fenders and a lot better tires.
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    We are going to limit it to about 600-650 to the rear wheels. That is about all I think it will handle

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    Welcome to Club Hot Rod. That is is awesome how you can just swap it between a roadster and a coupe.
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