The Build Specifications

Kit: Basic Mk 4 Kit upgraded with FFR upper and lower control arms and Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)

  • Front Suspension is the FFR upper and lower control arms with new spindles and Koni coilover shocks.
  • Rear Suspension is the FFR upper and lower control arms with a ford 3.27 ratio differential.

Brakes: Manual with Wilwood front and rear with Wilwood pedal box

Clutch: Hydraulic clutch


  • Ford Small Block 302 stroked to 347 with 425 BHP at the flywheel
  • Alternator, Air Conditioning Compressor (TBD)
  • Atomic EFI
  • Compartment aluminum cleaned and treated with SharkHide(r) Metal Cleaner and Protectant.

Transmission: Tremec 5 speed with the following gearing:

First Gear Ratio: 3.27:1
Second Gear Ratio: 1.98:1
Third Gear Ratio: 1.34:1
Fourth Gear Ratio: 1.00:1
Fifth Gear Ratio: 0.68:1

Steering: Manual FFR with bump steer kit to be added if needed.

Electrical: The kit comes with the Ron Francis electrical distribution for the main, dash, forward and aft distribution. After further research I have decided to install the ISIS™ system for the control of all vehicle systems except the Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system. It is definitely overkill but I want learn how the system works and I will use this first build to move up the learning curve.


  • Russ Thompson Turn Signal
  • Whitby Air Conditioner with heating and defroster
  • Leather FFR seats with seat warmers
  • Leather or wood veneered dash with original instrument layout and glove compartment
  • Carpet with edge treatment as in the original cars
  • Emergency Brake relocation to the top of the transmission tunnel
  • The cockpit and trunk interior aluminum will be treated with LizardSkin(r) Sound Control and Ceramic Insulation if the overall budget permits. My second choice will be a matting material for the interior surfaces.

Wheels: FFR 17″ x 9″ and 17″ x 10.5″ Vintage Halibrand Replica Wheels

Tires: To be determined

Body: The underside of the body will be treated with LizardSkin(r) Sound Control or similar material with additional treatments in the wheel wells to protect the body from rocks thrown up by the tires. Additional spray on material will be applied to the completed aluminum in the wheel well areas.

Paint: My current thoughts are to paint the car silver with a ghosted anthracite stripe that matches the color in the wheels. Something like shown below:

Roadster Silver

I used the Factory Five Racing build your roadster application to build the artist’s rendition of the above image.

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