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Type 65 Coupe Update: Fuel System Begins   Leave a comment

I should have done more homework on this part of the build process, since Factory Five Racing tells us they do not include the fuel system. This makes sense since it will depend on the engine. I have a 302 with an MSD Atomic EFI system, and it came with the (external) fuel pump and filters.

So now I have to figure out how to get from the fuel tank output tube to the first fuel filter, then to the pump and then to the EFI unit. I decided to install a return fuel line, based on the information in the MSD instructions, I hope this extra effort will be worth it.

I will make access holes and hatches for the fuel pump and filter, as well the rear suspension components and tali lights – this should make maintenance and repair easier.

Here are some pictures of the work done today.

Type 65 Coupe fuel pump possible location. This is the external pump that came with the MSD Atomic EFI kit. The first fuel filter will mount to the battery box.

Type 65 Coupe fuel pump possible location. This is the external pump that came with the MSD Atomic EFI kit. The first fuel filter will mount to the battery box.

Using CAD - cardboard aided design, the fuel pump mounting plate is taking shape.

Using CAD – cardboard aided design, the fuel pump mounting plate is taking shape.

Here is the fuel pump in its possible location.

Here is the fuel pump in its possible location.

The cardboard template is transferred to aluminum. The mounting plate is almost a quarter-inch thick, so it will be nice and sturdy. This piece will be drilled and painted later.

The cardboard template is transferred to aluminum. The mounting plate is almost a quarter-inch thick, so it will be nice and sturdy. This piece will be drilled and painted later.

By the way – the fuel tank is still not in its final location – the right side mounting bolts are not long enough. I may just get a length of all-thread and make my own bolt for that side. The left side seems to be OK. Next on the “To Do” list is fill and bleed the brake system.

Type 65 Coupe Engine Arrives!   Leave a comment

Big day today – the 302 V8 and T5Z transmission from The Engine Factory arrived. I like how everything has little tags to tell me what this thing does and where it goes.

Click here to see a video of the engine running posted on Facebook.

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Coupe Power Plant Ordered   Leave a comment

After some thought and planning, I selected a Ford 302 with electronic fuel injection (EFI) engine and transmission package from the Engine Factory in Lebanon, NJ. This should simplify building the Factory Five Racing Coupe, since everything on the engine will be assembled, tested and ready to go. Chris sent me photos of engines and customers’ installations to whet my appetite. Engines from the Engine Factory are a work of art!

Ford 302 V8, 360hp, electronic fuel injection, EFI

The 350hp, Ford 302 V8 with EFI should be a practical engine for the Type 65 Coupe. It will have a T5z manual transmission.

The EFI unit selected by Engine Factory does not need an external computer, and will increase reliability and reduce emissions. The engine features:

  • Precision machined 302 roller block in Ford Blue
  • Nodular cast iron crankshaft
  • Shot-peened stress relieved connecting rods with 190,00psi ARP bolts
  • Hypereutectic Federal Mogul 9.5 to 1 compression piston w/DuraShield coating
  • Speed Pro chrome moly piston rings
  • 3 piece steel roller style timing chain
  • Steel roller camshaft for mid-range horsepower and great low end torque
  • Melling oil pump and screen
  • Edelbrock rpm aluminum heads 60cc combustion chamber with bronze guides
  • 1.94 stainless steel swirl polished intake valves
  • 1.60 stainless steel swirl polished exhaust valves
  • Comp Cams Ultra Pro Magnum chrome moly steel roller rockers
  • Hard seats for unleaded or regular fuel
  • Heavy duty 1.45 diameter valve springs, 7 degree locks
  • Heavy duty chrome moly push rods
  • Low clearance rear sump 5 quart oil pan
  • Timing chain cover with scale
  • Polished aluminum valve covers
  • Heavy duty 157 tooth standard flywheel
  • Edelbrock Performer RPM dual plane intake manifold
  • Atomic EFI by MSD
  • Pertronix FlameThrower ignition distributor w/45kV coil
  • ACCEL SuperStock 8mm ignition wires, blue — UPDATE — wires in BLACK (car body will be white, with black stripes, this might match better)
  • Thermostat housing
  • High volume chrome fuel pump
  • High flow water pump
  • Dip tube and dipstick
  • 14 inch chrome air cleaner with PCV system
  • Braided steel fuel lines and filter
  • Chrome 100 amp alternator
  • Sandon polished A/C compressor
  • Complete March under-drive polished pulley set
  • Polished chrome alternator bracket
  • Serpentine belt installed and tension adjusted
  • Balanced, blue printed, assembled by ASE technicians
  • QuickTime steel bell housing, clutch kit and starter installed and aligned
  • T5z 5 speed transmission

Related Links
Atomic EFI, made by MSD: http://www.atomicefi.com/

Engine Factory, Lebanon, NJ: http://www.enginefactory.com/