Factory Five Cobra: Lessons learned

  • Published on:  Friday, March 1, 2019
  • This video details the challenges I encountered when building a Factory Five Cobra Roadster. These challenges include:

    * Tool recommendations
    * Exhaust system alignment
    * Primer recommendations
    * Interior recommendations
    * Cooling system challenges
    * Emergency brake challenges
    * Engine pulleys / serpentine belt challenges

    Leave me a comment and let me know what you think and thanks for watching.
  • Source: https://youtu.be/BD--uPYO718


  • clem


     7 days ago +1

    Nice information clip. 👍

  • cliff jamerson

    cliff jamerson

     21 days ago +1

    Thanks I’m working on 1

  • 2G J

    2G J

     21 days ago

    you have a good voice for Jack Daniel's ad!

  • James Langford

    James Langford

     21 days ago

    Do you think you could get one of these going with a big ratchet set and some other special tools?

  • don schlegel

    don schlegel

     1 months ago +1

    Great Thanks.
    I am concidering building one. I need the leg room is there a place to put your left foot after clutching?
    Did you look at other kits like hurricane kit.
    Good job

  • Jeffrey Molinelli

    Jeffrey Molinelli

     2 months ago

    Do you have a return line on your fuel system ... On my foxbody build that cured all vapor lock issues I had .. may work for you too?? Beautiful car btw

  • Dick Mick

    Dick Mick

     2 months ago

    You spoke of the airflow issues and even alluded to what didn't work.
    How did you solve the overheating issues?

  • Claudia Holt

    Claudia Holt

     2 months ago

    Great video - thanks. I am seriously considering taking the plunge and doing a build. I am not nearly as mechanically adept as you and the thought of having to re-do the side pipe brackets and drive shaft angle is seriously daunting. I was wondering if you think I could avoid these issues if I bought one of the Blueprint engine/transmission packages recommended by Factory Five. Also, really like the look of your car without the hood scoop - but sounds like that may cause some issues as well. Thanks again for the great video!

  • Rob J

    Rob J

     2 months ago +1

    I used the VVivid carbon-fiber-look wrap on my C-6 roof and halo. Been a couple years now and still looks great.

  • BEARivrman81356


     2 months ago +1

    I hated driving around with my hood opened to the safety latch on my Sunbeam Tiger, but because as you say these cars need airflow it was necessary to keep it cool!

  • Agostino Matteucci

    Agostino Matteucci

     2 months ago +1

    Duuuuude... white primer under black paint ? Can you spell masochist.

  • rwhunt99


     2 months ago +1

    Finally someone who cam out and admitted, it didn't go butter smooth and no hiccups. So, thanks for sharing as there is a lot that can go wrong, but yours came out lookin great!

  • Neil Citraro

    Neil Citraro

     2 months ago

    THREE LETTERS GTM for the hassle.

  • Jerry Shepherd

    Jerry Shepherd

     2 months ago +1

    As far as you having the wrong angle on your engine all you need to do is use some angle shims on your differential and shim it to the same angle as you have on the engine. ( Do not measure the angle of the differential by jacking the car up and leaving the differential unloaded. You will have to set the entire car on mounts or large blocks under the wheels of equal height.)

  • darrell johnston

    darrell johnston

     2 months ago +1

    Would have been great if the car came in a Revell box.

  • Lensflair


     2 months ago

    Great build and video - congratulations! Could you tell us which drill press/bench you have and perhaps explain in a little more detail what you mean when you say you need to fix the driveshaft alignment at some point? Thanks

  • Bill Wallace

    Bill Wallace

     3 months ago +1

    Biggest lesson I learned when I built mine 20 years ago? Work on it only when you want to. If you force yourself to do something when you really don't feel like it, just so you can finish sooner, you'll screw something up. Ask me how I know!

  • Mark Jackson

    Mark Jackson

     3 months ago +2

    hey joe I like the standard rotation timming cover and water pumps. first cobra rep build i used the stock reverse crap. puled it and never looked back. nice build...

  • billy19461


     3 months ago +1

    I am jealous!

  • callofgeorge


     4 months ago +1

    good stuff man.. sub'd for more.