Tag: Daytona Coupe

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427w Daytona Coupe

Hi  Bruce

I hope you and everyone there at FFR & the Engine Factory are keeping well.

Just a brief note to say a big thanks to you (and the teams behind the scenes) for your help over the past 14 months… following our visit (my son & I) back in September 2015, today I received notification that my Type 65 Coupe (#F5R1000708CPB) is fully road legal here in the UK.

We first started the build on 16th March 2016 – Right Hand Drive (please thank Fred for his help with the aluminium!!) / Complete kit / Independent rear suspension / 6.7ltr Ford 418w from The Engine Factory.

Drives & sounds amazing!!! First show booked for July ;0)

Thanks again everyone!

Ian Robinson

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351W Motor arrived from Engine Factory today

Daytona Coupe engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This thing is a piece of art.  The team at Engine Factory did a fantastic job putting it together.  I originally planned on just using the bracket supplied by FFR for the AC compressor but after talking to Chris at EF I am glad I went with their March billet pulley mount.  I compressed the picture above but it is awesome.  They ship all the boxes for the parts they use with the motor and put handy explanatory tags on everything to show where stuff goes.  I flattened all the boxes but cut off any part numbers or descriptions in case I damage something later on and need to replace it.
I went with a 351 Windsor motor with a carb instead of EFI.  EFI is  more expensive  and given I don’t plan on modifying this engine, or trying to squeeze out more HP (400 rated already in a 2500lb car) a car is fine.  They also install a custom air cleaner designed specifically to fit under the deck hood of the coupe.  From what I understand the 351W fits okay but not with a lot of room to spare so every little bit helps.  And as I said before I’m building my car, not someone else’s interpretation of a Cobra Coupe so not having the Cobra stamped air intake doesn’t bother me.  And this one looks really good anyway.

No seriously, just look at this thing.  It is bee-you-tee-full.  Some day I will actually hear it run.  I mean in the car.  EF also sends you a video of it running before they ship it.

 

 

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Thank you guys again for the great work on my 430 hp 350 engine. This is my third engine I have purchased from you guys the other two were for a cobra and a Daytona coupe. I think this is the best engine yet.

By far you guys surpass the competition. I just hooked the engine up to a 70r4 trans and dropped it in last night. I still need to hook up the fuel tank, radiator, wiring and headers but that shouldn’t take long. My hopes are to have one the best handling as well as best looking 71 chevelles around. Thanks again for contributing to that goal. If I ever get a fourth project, and I probably will, Ill be calling you.

Thanks again James Edwards

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