Build Info

Welcome to the Dan and Pat Build a Roadster Build Site!

We are building a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster.

Follow along with us as we put our Roadster together.  We will keep you updated with details, look pictures, stomach customizations, successes and (hopefully few) failures.

For options, parts, and other information about the build itself, see the Build Info page.  See the Main Page for posts, and the Gallery for more photos.  We will post any videos on our Youtube channel.

Thanks to Factory Five, the and Factory Five forums, and everyone at the Roadster build school (July 2010) for answering our questions and helping us get started!

Enjoy sharing the fun with us.

If you want to contact us directly, email us at:

theguys AT
We selected a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster.

The Complete Kit was ordered.  I added a few options.  The kit also came with the Appearance package.  I am not planning on the chrome on the bumpers.  Some of the specifics I chose:

  • Vintage gauge package
  • Laser body cut-outs
  • Kirkey Competition aluminum race seats
  • Halibrand Wheels – 17 x 9 front and 17 x 10.5 rear
  • Nitto NT555 Tires – 255/40ZR17 Front and 315/35ZR17 Rear
  • Windshield wipers
  • Wind Wings and Sun Visors
  • Stainless Side Exhaust with ceramic coated heat shields
  • Wire Mesh Brake Duct Covers
  • Battery Cut-off Switch
  • Heater/Defroster (defroster vents not installed)
  • MKIV Logo Floormats
  • Driver and Passenger Side Powder Coated Rollbars
  • Rear Brake Set
  • Herb’s custom interior door panels with pockets
  • Driver and Passenger Adjustable Seat Tracks
  • Seat Heaters
  • Chrome Rollbar Grommet set
  • Chrome seat belt bezels
  • Ceramic coated shorty headers and J-pipes
  • Engine specifics – See Below
  • Custom dash cover and boots for shifter and e-brake
  • Custom Dash extension to transmission tunnel
  • 12V Adapter Outlet
  • Custom carpeted trunk
  • Stereo/CD System with 4 rear-mounted speakers
  • ’73 Corvette Silver Paint with ’66 Nassau Blue striping
  • Wrap-around striping on hood and trunk

Engine Details

  • Ford Small block 302 Crate Engine
  • 347 Stroker EFI – 425 HP
  • Eagle Cast Steel Stroker crankshaft
  • Eagle I-Beam connecting rods
  • Keith Black Pistons
  • Custom Hydraulic Roller High Performance camshaft
  • Aluminum  cylinder heads
  • Stainless steel intake and exhaust valves
  • Aluminum performance roller rockers
  • Aluminum performance intake manifold
  • Powerjection III Electronic Fuel Injection
  • 750 CFM Throttle body assembly
  • Engine Management system mounted on the throttle body
  • MSD Distributor and 6AL Ignition Box
  • Wideband O2 sensor
  • Water pump
  • March Performance pulley kit
  • Ford Motor Sports Cobra Air Cleaner and Valve covers
  • Tremec TKO600 Transmission
  • Ford Racing Bellhousing
  • Ford Racing Clutch Fork, breast Cable Assembly, Clutch Kit and Throw Out Bearing
  • Balanced, live run tested, timing and EFI tuned, videotaped

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