Factory Five Mk3 Roadster #5979 Graduates

Stunning Customer Built Roadster Hits the Road

This is the second of two cars that I noticed on The Factory Five Forum (if you’re not a member, you can follow the link and join up and become a member for free), and customer ThreePointTwo (call tag on the forum) built this beautiful red Mk3 Roadster. The rest of the text is from his post on the forum and documents his build. Huge congratulations on this great car and inspiration for all of us.

Dave Smith

FFR #5979
Purchased in August 2010 and driven home in the back of a U Haul truck.
First Start 12/22/10.

First Go Kart 12/23/10

Dual roll bars
Factory cutouts
Paint – Chrysler Inferno Red Metallic Pearl with plain white stripes applied by Dent Master of Salt Lake City

• 427W built by Wheeler Power Products
• Wheeler block bored 4.125” with splayed 4 bolt mains
• RHS aluminum heads
• Forged Eagle crankshaft (4”)
• H beam rods
• Mahle pistons
• 10.5:1 compression
• AED 850 double pumper
• Hydraulic rollers
• Comp cam
• MSD billet distributor
• Mech. Fuel pump
• FFR ceramic coated headers
• 576 hp, 550 ft lbs

Trans – TKO 500, midshift
Clutch – Zoom
Rear End – FMS 8.8, 3.73 gears
Tires – 275/40R17 Summimoto fronts, 315/35R17 Nitto NT05R rears
Wheels – FR500 replicas, chrome
Suspension – Bilstein coil over front, Mustang coil 4 link rear
Brakes – 2001 Mustang GT and Hydroboost with line lock
Electrical – EZ Wire kit
Manual steering rack

• DWC trunk, rear glove box, rear view mirror mount and footbox expansion
• Breeze hidden hood and trunk hinges, under dash panel
• Finishline Raydot mirrors/windshield mounted
• Earls oil cooler
• Home fabricated hidden battery box
• Home made third brake light license plate frame

• Custom fabricated switch console
• Custom leather trans tunnel and console cover by R&M Upholstery
• Cobra Monaco Pro seats
• Herb’s door panels
• Custom dash layout, angled gauges
• Painted dash
• Russ Thompson turn signal
• Stainless OS handle
• LED lighting under dash and in trunk

• Performance Automotive louvers
• Russ Thompson roll bar bezels
• FFR wind wings
• Stainless radiator grill and brake duct covers
• Tangent hidden roll bar kit
• Finishline 427 badges