Factory Five

Long short on space, the Motorplex garage has helped me realize a long-time goal:  build your own car (I guess ‘assemble’ a car will have to do for now).   I’ve ordered a Factory Five MK4 Cobra kit.  Coming soon – busted knuckles, new swear word combinations, and hopefully in a few months/year,  a kick ass new toy for me 🙂

This gives you an idea of what the final product should look like.. except mine won’t be silver.

Powered by Ford’s new 427 CID small block monster.  505hp SAE/520ft lbs torque.   Should move along nicely.

March 24th –  Stuck in town this week, I negotiated the early arrival of the knuckle-busting, skin-scraping beast.

Progress is slow due to my interest in taking advantage of our painfully short summer.  Progress below as of June 1:  It will look like this until about Nov 1. 🙂

Front Suspension Done

Footbox – After 2nd Try


More to follow….

Factory Five Boss 347 Engine

Factory Five Boss 347 Engine Install

Factory Five Boss 347 Engine Install

Factory Five Boss 347 Engine Install

Factory Five Boss 347 Engine Install

Factory Five Go Kart

Factory Five Go Kart

Factory Five - Valve Cover

Factory Five Go Kart

Factory Five Go Kart

Factory Five Go Kart

Factory Five Go Kart

Factory Five Go Kart

Factory Five Go Kart

Factory Five Go Kart

Factory Five Go Kart
Factory Five Go Kart

Comments
  1. Patrick says:

    Fantastic!! I`m a studant at mechanical engineering in the universiry and the captain of its team of BAJA SAE competition, and i`m starting a project to build my own cobra, yours was awesome, i hope i can reach this perfection too. Congrats.

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