Parts Used In This Episode

ATI Performance Products
Timing Pointer, Billet Aluminum, Black Anodized, Adjustable, Ford, Small Block, Each
AutoZone
AutoZone Antifreeze/Coolant
AutoZone
OPTIMA Battery, Yellow Top, 12V, Deep Cycle, 750 Cold Cranking Amps, Top/Side Post, BCI Group 34/78, Each
Design Engineering, Inc. (DEI)
Heat Protection, Boom Mat, 12 in. x 23 in., Self-Adhesive, Set of 20
Driven Racing Oil
Gear Oil, Synthetic, 75W110, 1 qt., Each
Driven Racing Oil
HR 10W-40 High Zinc Petroleum Hot Rod Oil, 12 qts., Case
Edelbrock
Fuel Injection System, Pro-Flo 2 EFI, Manifold, Throttle Body, Fuel Rails, Injectors, Ford, 351W, Kit
Factory Five Racing,Inc.
The Mk4 Complete kit gives you everything you need to build your car, in one big package. The only things you'll need are the engine/transmission/rear end, wheels/tires, and a paint job.
Ford Performance Parts
Crate Engine, Long Block, 427cid, 535 hp, Small Block, Aluminum Heads, Rear Sump Pan, Each
Ford Performance Parts
Pressure Plate Bolts, Hex Head, Dowel Pins, Steel, Natural, Ford, 5.0L, Kit
Hot Rods by Boyd
Custom Billet 18" Wheels
Loctite
Loctite, 59875, 598 Black High Performance RTV Silicone Gasket Maker, 300 mL, Cartridge
Lokar
Throttle Cable Bracket, Stainless Steel, Polished, Holley, Edelbrock, Carter, Rochester, Kit
March Performance
Alternator Bracket, Aluminum, Clear Powdercoated, Water Pump Mount, Ford, Small Block, Kit
March Performance
Pulley Kit, Serpentine, Aluminum, Clear Powdercoated, Ford, 302/351W/351C, Kit
Moser Engineering
TSD500 3-Link Rear End Replacement for Factory Five Racing Cars
Powermaster
Starter, Mastertorque, Mini, Ford, 289/302/351W, Each
Simpson Race Products
Harness, Complete, Latch, Individual-Type, Bolt-In, Floor Mount, Black, Each
Stage 8 Locking Fasteners
Header Fasteners, Bolts, Locking, 12-point, Steel, Nickel Plated, Ford, 260, 289, 302, 351W, Set of 16
Summit Racing
Air Filter Assembly, Billet-Style, Oval, Aluminum, Polished, Ball-Milled Design, 2 in. Filter Height, Each
Summit Racing
Alternator, Internal Regulator, 100 Amp, Polished, Ford, Mercury, Jeep, Serpentine, Each
Summit Racing
Dipstick with Tube, Engine, Steel, Chrome, Ford, Small Block Windsor, Each
Summit Racing
R&M, Ignition Wire Loom/Separator, Horizontal, Aluminum, Polymer, Chrome/Black, 7-9mm, Ford, 221-302/351W, Kit
Summit Racing
Summit Racing Factory Five Mk4 Roadster Combo, Accessories, Kit: Powermaster starter, Powermaster alternator, March Performance pulley kit, March Performance crank pulley spacer, March Billet alternator bracket, Summit Racing dipstick, Edelbrock polished aluminum water pump * Trick Flow oil filler kit * R&M wire loom kit * Billet Specialties water neck * Ford Racing timing pointer * Summit Racing fuel pump block-off plate * Optima battery
Summit Racing
Summit Racing Factory Five Mk4 Roadster Combo, Ignition System, Kit:MSD Digital-6 Plus ignition, MSD Pro Billet distributor, MSD Blaster coil, MSD ignition wires, NGK spark plugs (8), Ford Racing distributor hold down clamp
Summit Racing
Summit Racing Factory Five Mk4 Roadster Combo, Transmission, Kit: Tremec TKO short ratio transmission,Ram clutch kit,Ram flywheel,Quick Time bellhousing, Summit Racing clutch fork, ARP flywheel bolts, ARP pressure plate bolts, Ford Racing pilot bushing
The Industrial Depot
The Industrial Depot - Fasteners, Hardware and Shop Supplies
Toyo Tires
TOYO, Proxes R888, 255/35ZR18, DOT Competition Tire
Toyo Tires
TOYO, Proxes R888, 315/30ZR18, DOT Competition Tire
Trick Flow Specialties
Filler Tube, Oil, Billet Aluminum, Natural, O-Rings, Cap, Ford, 5.0/5.8L EFI, Kit
Wilwood Engineering
Disc Brakes, Front, Superlite 6 Big Brake, Cross Drilled, Slotted, 6-Piston Calipers, Ford, Mustang, Kit
Wilwood Engineering
Disc Brakes, Rear, Cross Drilled, Slotted, Black 1-Piston Calipers, Park Brake, Ford, Kit

Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY ON DETROIT MUSCLE, GET YOUR SNAKE HANDLING GLOVES AND A VILE OF ANTIVENOM BECAUSE YOU'RE ABOUT TO BE BITTEN. TODAY WE'RE GONNA ATTEMPT THE IMPOSSIBLE, TO BUILD AN ENTIRE FACTORY FIVE RACING COBRA REPLICA IN FIVE DAYS. BUT WE'VE GOT FIVE OF THE BEST WOMEN IN THE BIZ TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. CAN THEY DO IT, COME ALONG AND SEE!

(JOE)>> IF YOU'RE GONNA BUILD A SPORTS CAR, WHY NOT MAKE IT A TRIBUTE TO THE BADDEST, COOLEST AMERICAN SPORTS CAR EVER. IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO FLY. THIS IS FACTORY FIVE RACING'S MARK FOUR,

AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR REPLICA OF ANY KIND. AND TODAY YOU'LL SEE THE COMPLETE BUILD TO A SPORTS CAR THAT PAYS HOMAGE TO A TRUE AUTOMOTIVE ICON.

THE 1962 THROUGH '67 SHELBY A/C COBRAS SYMBOLIZED THE HIGH WATER MARK OF DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE. FIRST POWERED BY FORD SMALL BLOCKS, AND LATER BY THE MORE DESIRABLE FIERCE 427, THEY WERE CHAMPIONS OF THE TRACK AND THE ENVY OF THE STREET. SHELBY BUILT ABOUT 1,000 COBRAS, BUT LESS THAN 300 GOT THE MIGHTY 427! THAT'S WHY COBRA REPLICAS HAVE BECOME A GENRE OF THEIR OWN. AND THE LEADER OF THAT PACK IS THE MARK FOUR ROADSTER

FROM FACTORY FIVE. FACTORY FIVE RACING IS A MADE IN AMERICA SUCCESS STORY THAT BEGAN IN 1995. THANKS TO THEIR EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN R&D AND

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY, THEY CREATE AND SUPPLY EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BUILD AN AFFORDABLE COBRA REPLICA THAT'S GOT THE PURE CLASSIC LOOKS BUT WITH MODERN IMPROVED PERFORMANCE AND HANDLING. HERE IN OUR TECH CENTER WE'VE HAD OUR HANDS ON SOME OF THEIR OTHER MODELS, BUT OUR HANDS DOWN FAVORITE IS THE ONE THAT PUT FACTORY FIVE ON THE MAP. MAN, WHAT A RIDE! WELL TOMMY, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT, TODAY FOR THIS MARK FOUR BUILD OUR JOB IS TO STAY OUT OF THE WAY.

(TOMMY)>> YEAH MAN, THAT'S GONNA FEEL WEIRD FOR SURE. TODAY WE'RE TURNING THE JOB OVER TO AN ALL WOMAN BUILD CREW.

(JOE)>> THEIR ALL GEARHEADS, BUT FOR MOST OF THEM THIS WILL BE THEIR FIRST STAB AT BUILDING A COMPLETE ROADSTER FROM A KIT. NAN GELHARD IS ADVERTISING MANAGER FOR

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT. CHERIELYNN WESTRICH IS THE OWNER OF HOT ROD MAVEN. JILL CODDINGTON IS A WELL KNOWN MOTORSPORTS INDUSTRY SPOKESPERSON. AND COURTNIE PROVENCHER, A RECENT AUTOMOTIVE SCHOOL GRAD WHO WORKS AT FACTORY FIVE. FINALLY THE TEAM LEADER, KAREN SALVAGGIO, WHO BUILDS AND RACES FACTORY FIVE TYPE '65 COUPES.

(TOMMY)>> DAVE SMITH IS FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF FACTORY FIVE, AND THE MAN BEHIND THE GAME PLAN FOR THIS BUILD.

(DAVE)>> THERE'S WOMEN RACERS THAT ARE WINNING RACES. THERE'S WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY. THERE'S NOT AS MANY WOMEN AS MAYBE THERE SHOULD BE, AND

THE CAR INDUSTRY IS DOMINATED BY MEN, BUT THERE ARE SOME GREAT STAND OUT WOMEN. WE THOUGHT WHAT IF WE CORRALLED ALL THESE WOMEN TOGETHER AND WE SET THEM LOOSE ON A CAR? WHAT WOULD THEY BUILD? MAYBE THEY'VE GOT SOMETHING TO TEACH US.

(TOMMY)>> HERE'S THE COMPLETE FACTORY FIVE KIT THE WOMEN WILL ASSEMBLE. IT COMES TO THE CUSTOMERS DOOR WITH EVERYTHING BUT THE ENGINE AND TRANS IF YOU GET THE REAR END OPTION. IN REALITY OF COURSE, THE BODY ARRIVES IN RED GEL COAT LIKE THIS. BUT WE HAD FACTORY FIVE PREPAINT OURS BLACK WITH WHITE STRIPES BEFORE SHIPMENT? WHY?

TIME, THEY'VE ONLY GOT FIVE DAYS TO FINISH IT.

(COURTNEY)>> MY FLIGHT LEAVES FRIDAY AFTERNOON TO GO BACK TO BOSTON.

(JOE)>> TO GET STARTED THE BODY COMES OFF THE STAND. THEN THE ALUMINUM PANELS HAVE TO GO AWAY TO MAKE ROOM FOR INSTALLATION WORK. AND THAT STARTS WITH THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS.

(CHERIELYNN)>> STOP!

(JOE)>> THEN THE UPPERS, WHICH ARE BOTH MADE AT FACTORY FIVE.

(KAREN)>> FACTORY FIVE HAS BEEN MAKING THIS CAR FOR MANY, MANY YEARS AT THIS POINT. WELL OVER 15 YEARS, PUSHING INTO 20, AND AT THAT POINT THEY'VE HAD ENOUGH ITERATIONS THAT THE PANELS FIT WELL, THE PIECES COME IN THE KIT, AND THINGS FIT TOGETHER. AND THAT MAKES PUTTING A CAR TOGETHER VERY NICE.

(JOE)>> NEXT THEY CAN START HANGING THE SHOCK AND SPRING ASSEMBLIES. NEEDLESS TO SAY THE KIT COMES WITH ALL THE HARDWARE THE WOMEN WILL NEED TO BOLT EVERYTHING UP.

(TOMMY)>> THEY OPTED FOR THE FACTORY FIVE UPGRADED BRAKE KIT FROM WILWOOD.

(CHERIELYNN)>> THESE FRONT SPINDLES LOOK AMAZING. THIS WILWOOD STUFF IS AWESOME!

(TOMMY)>> BEGINNING WITH 13 INCH FRONT ROTORS, FOLLOWED BY A PAIR OF SIX PISTON CALIPERS.

(JOE)>> FACTORY FIVE THROWS IN A FINE TUNE MANUAL WITH EVERY KIT. IT'S GOT DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS WITH PHOTOS, AND A LIST OF EVERY TOOL AND SUPPLY YOU NEED TO BRING TO THE PARTY.

(COURTNIE)>> IT'LL BE SWEET THAT ITS DONE. LIKE, HEY, WE ACTUALLY DID THIS, AND THAT'S AWESOME.

(NAN)>> I THINK WOMEN ARE MORE COMFORTABLE WORKING TOGETHER, WE JUST ARE. SO REALLY WE'VE NEVER ALL WORKED TOGETHER BEFORE, BUT YOU SEE HOW WE'RE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE RIGHT NOW.

(TOMMY)>> NOW THEY'RE READY FOR THE MANUAL STEERING RACK, WHICH BOLTS RIGHT UP TO THE FRAME.

(JOE)>> NEXT THE TEAM HAS TO ROLL THE CHASSIS OVER TO THE REAR END ASSEMBLY, WHICH BY THE WAY NEEDS TO BE AN EIGHT

POINT EIGHT 1987 THROUGH '04 FORD. OUR LIFT COMES IN HANDY HERE. FIRST TO RAISE THE CHASSIS OFF THE STAND, THEN TO

LOWER THE CHASSIS ONTO THE REAR END. WE'RE USING OUR LIFT CAUSE WE GOT IT, BUT A JACK AND SOME JACK STANDS WILL GET YOU BY FOR THIS JOB.

(COURTNIE)>> WE'RE PUTTING THE JACK UNDER THIS END TO

LIFT IT UP SO THAT THE WHOLE REAR END TWISTS A LITTLE BIT. THAT WAY THE BOLTS WILL GO IN STRAIGHT.

(JOE)>> AT THIS POINT PREP CAN BEGIN FOR THE PERMANENT

INSTALLATION OF THE FIRST ALUMINUM PANELS. THESE FPANELS ARE THE FIRST OF MANY THAT ARE CONTINUOUSLY INSTALLED OVER THE COURSE OF THE BUILD. BUT WE'LL GET INTO THAT MORE IN A BIT. LOOKS LIKE YOU COULD USE SOME WATER DOWN THEIR JO. HEY JOE, THANKS SO MUCH.

(JOE)>> I'VE GOT TO MAKE MYSELF USEFUL SOMEHOW.

WELL I'M IMPRESSED. THEY'RE RIGHT ON TIME, ON SCHEDULE, AND PROBABLY READY

FOR THE FUEL SYSTEM NEXT.

(ANNOUNCER)>> WE'RE 10 HOURS INTO OUR BUILD AND READY TO DROP IN OUR FORD RACING 427 CRATE ENGINE. AND LATER, WATCH AS THE BODY GOES ON FOR GOOD! ALSO, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK A THE CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS THAT YOU CAN BRING TO THE TABLE FOR YOUR OWN LITTLE SNAKE!

(TOMMY)>> I'LL TELL YOU WHAT JOE, I DO BELIEVE I COULD GET USED TO THIS BUD.

(JOE)>> ME TOO TOM, I'M NOT A BIT TIRED, ARE YOU?

(TOMMY)>> NOT REALLY, I'LL TELL YOU MAN, THEM OLD GALS,

THEY'RE DEFINITELY HANDLING THE SITUATION, THAT'S FOR SURE.

(JOE)>> I KNOW, WHAT'S NEXT?

(TOMMY)>> I'M NOT REALLY SURE, I NEED MORE ICE THOUGH.

(JOE)>> THERE ARE MORE THAN 40 ALUMINUM PANELS AND PLATES SUPPLIED, ALL LASER CUT AT FACTORY FIVE FOR PRECISE FIT. OH, AND PLENTY OF AMMUNITION FOR DRILLS AND RIVET

GUNS IS INCLUDED TOO.

(COURTNEY)>> I HAVE BROKEN FIVE DRILL BITS. I HAVEN'T BROKEN ANY TODAY?

(JOE)>> ALSO INCLUDED IS THIS PEDAL BOX

ASSEMBLY CHERIELYNN IS MANEUVERING INTO PLACE.

(TOMMY)>> WELL MISS KAREN, WHERE EXACTLY ARE WE SITTING AT RIGHT NOW?

(KAREN)>> ACTUALLY WE'RE QUITE PLEASED WITH HOW THINGS ARE GOING. WE HAVE OUR FRONT SUSPENSION ON, WE HAVE THE REAR SUSPENSION IN, AND WE'RE CURRENTLY PUTTING IN THE SHEET METAL SO WE CAN DROP THE MOTOR IN PRETTY SHORTLY.

(TOMMY)>> GOOD DEAL!

(JOE)>> ALRIGHT MOVING ALONG, LOOKS LIKE WE'RE READY, OR THEY'RE ABOUT READY FOR THIS FUEL TANK. TELL ME ABOUT IT COURTNIE.

(COURTNIE)>> WELL IN EVERY MARK FOUR FULL KIT THAT WE SELL YOU GET A BRAND GAS TANK JUST LIKE THIS ONE, AND IT'S OUT OF A LATE MODEL MUSTANG. SO EVEN THOUGH OUR BASE KIT DOESN'T COME WITH THE NEW GAS TANK, THE BEAUTY OF IT IS YOU CAN BUY AT ANY AUTOZONE STORE, AND THAT'S WICKED AWESOME.

(TOMMY)>> I BET YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN WONDERING WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO FOR A POWER PLANT? AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S SOME PRETTY TOP NOTCH COMPONENTS SITTING ON TOP OF THIS THING.

(NAN)>> IT'S A 427, IT MAKES 535 HORSEPOWER IN THAT

LITTLE, LIGHT CAR. IT'S GOT A TREMEC TRANSMISSION WITH A SHORT THROW SHIFTER. IT'S GOT A QUICK TIME BELL HOUSING, AND IT'S GOT A RAM CLUTCH ON IT. AND IT'S GOT EDELBROCK FUEL INJECTION. WE WORK WITH FACTORY FIVE TO SET UP THESE COMBOS SO THAT WITH PARTS THAT WORK TOGETHER AND DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. SO THERE'S A RACING COMBO, A COMBO FOR STREET MANNERED CARS, A COMBO FOR A RALLY CAR. BETWEEN FACTORY FIVE AND SUMMIT RACING'S EXPERTISE WE KNOW WHAT WORKS TOGETHER. SO YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED, YOU GET WHAT WORKS TOGETHER, AND YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE IN FOR. SO YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE GONNA PAY FOR IT.

(CHERIELYNN)>> I NEED MORE MUSCLES.

(KAREN)>> WE'RE THERE!

(JO)>> WHOO!

(JOE)>> THAT THING'S ABOUT READY FOR SOME WHEELS AND TIRES. HERE'S WHAT FACTORY FIVE OFFERS FOR THE MARK FOUR. IT'S A REPLICA OF THE OLD HALIBRAND THAT CAME ON THE A/C COBRA BACK IN THE HEY DAY. VERY COOL, BUT SINCE EVERY TEAM MEMBER'S OFFERING A LITTLE EXTRA TOUCH TO THIS PROJECT, CHECK THIS OUT. WELL SHOULD HAVE WORN MY SUNGLASSES JO.

WHAT IS THIS?

(JO)>> WE'VE GOT A SET OF 18 INCH BILLET WHEELS, HOT ROD BY BOYD. MY SON CHRISTOPHER CODDINGTON MADE THEM, KEEPING UP BOYD'S LEGACY.

I'M VERY PROUD FOR DOING THAT AND GIVING US THESE REALLY, WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER JEWELRY FOR THIS FINE BUILD THAT I'M INVOLVED IN.

(TOMMY)>> WITH THE WHEELS INSTALLED THEY CAN ROLL THE CAR OUT FROM UNDER THE LIFT. THEN TAKE THEM OFF, YOU GUESSED IT, FOR MORE TIN WORK.

(ANNOUNCER)>> WITH ALMOST ONE HORSEPOWER PER FOUR POUNDS OF CAR THIS BAD LITTLE ROADSTER IS GONNA BE A ROAD ROCKET. BUT FIRST WE'VE GOT TO GET IT FIRED UP, BUCKLED UP, AND THEN WE CAN RIP IT UP.

(TOMMY)>> WELL KAREN YOU ALL HAVE MADE SOME PRETTY SERIOUS HEADWAY.

WHAT'S IN THE PLANS FOR THE NEXT COUPLE STEPS?

(KAREN)>> WELL WE DID MAKE GREAT HEADWAY TODAY. WE DROPPED THE ENGINE AND THE TRANS IN, WE HAD THOSE NEW WHEELS ON WHICH ARE AMAZING. PUT THE CAR ON THE GROUND, BROUGHT IT OVER HERE, AND NOW WE'RE BACK UP IN THE AIR.

WE'RE GONNA DO ALL THE PLUMBING. WE'VE GOT THE RADIATOR GOING IN IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. AND THEN WE'LL PUT OUR FUEL LINE, BRAKE LINES IN, BY THE END OF THE DAY WE'LL HAVE THE FOOT BOXES IN AND WE'LL BE READY TO DO ALL THE WIRING TOMORROW.

(TOMMY)>> I THINK THEY'VE GOT IF FIGURED OUT FOR SURE, GOT IT FIGURED OUT.

(CHERRILYNN)>> WE'VE ALL BEEN KINDA RUNNING AROUND THE CAR LIKE CRAZY GETTING EVERYTHING DONE. WE'RE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, SO THAT MEANS I CAN SLOW DOWN.

(JOE)>> THEY'RE USING STAGE EIGHT LOCKING FASTENERS ON THE BOLTS FOR THE HEADERS WE GOT FOR OUR ENGINE COMBO, WHICH SITS A LITTLE FARTHER BACK THAN MOST APPLICATIONS.

(JO)>> THESE HEADERS ARE EXTREMELY CLOSE TO THE FOOT BOX. I THOUGHT THAT MAYBE WE SHOULD PUT A LITTLE BIT OF THIS WONDERFUL PRODUCT THAT DEI MAKES, IT'S CALLED BOOM MAT. THIS BOOM MAT WILL GO A LONG WAY TOWARD KEEPING THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER COOL.

(TOMMY)>> JO'S SURELY BEEN PULLING HER OWN WEIGHT ON THIS BUILD AND THAT'S NO WONDER. SURE USED TO WORK WITH HER LATE HUSBAND, LEGENDARY CAR

BUILDER BOYD CODDINGTON. BUT THAT WAS IN CALIFORNIA. FOR THIS BUILD SHE'S COME TO NASHVILLE AND SHE'S EXPANDED HER VOCABULARY HERE.

(JO)>> I HAVE LEARNED SOME AMAZING NEW WORDS, AND ONE I'D REALLY LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU, MIATA. IN CALIFORNIA IT'S A SPORTS CAR, DOWN HERE IT'S YOU AND ME OUGHTA GET OUT OF HERE.

(JOE)>> THESE LADIES WILL GO THROUGH ABOUT FOUR TUBES OF LOCTITE SILICONE SEALANT, WHICH GOES DOWN EVERYWHERE ALUMINUM PANELS CONTACT THE CHASSIS, LIKE THE ONES KAREN'S INSTALLING NOW FOR THE PASSENGER SIDE FLOOR, FOLLOWED BY OF COURSE MORE DRILL HOLES AND RIVETS. WIRING CAN BE ONE OF THE HAIRIEST JOBS ON ANY BUILD, BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THIS CAR'S VERY UTILITARIAN. IN ADDITION TO THE INSTRUCTIONS KEEPING IT SIMPLE AS WELL.

(NAN)>> THE DIRECTIONS WERE GREAT! TOMMY'S DIRECTIONS FOR FINDING TOOLS WERE NOT GREAT.

(TOMMY)>> THE CHASSIS HARNESS WAS ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR FACTORY FIVE ROADSTERS AND COUPES, WITH EACH END LABELED AND TERMINATED WITH THE RIGHT CONNECTOR.

(JOE)>> ONE OF THE MAIN IDEAS BEHIND THIS BUILD WAS HAVING EACH TEAM MEMBER BRING HER OWN SPECIAL SOMETHING TO THE CAR.

(DAVE)>> WE SHIP OUT THIS KIT RIGHT, AND THEY'RE ALL THE SAME. THEY'RE RAW MATERIAL PARTS, BUT WHAT COMES BACK FROM THE CUSTOMER IS SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT. AND THE CARS ALL COME TOGETHER, AND YOU LOOK, AND NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS THE SAME. NOW THEY'RE ALL COBRA REPLICAS. THEY HAVE A CERTAIN TYPE OF LOOK AND FEEL, BUT GUYS ARE USING DIFFERENT ENGINES, POWERTRAINS, SUSPENSIONS, WHEELS AND TIRES, PAINT FOR SURE, A LOT OF DIFFERENT INTERIORS. SO I'M ANXIOUS TO SEE KINDA WHAT THE WOMEN PUT TO IT, YOU KNOW? THEY'RE GONNA BRING THEIR OWN IDEAS.

(JOE)>> DOES THAT MEAN THE MARK FOUR IS THE '32 HIGH BOY OF THIS GENERATION WITH UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES FOR CUSTOMIZATION?

WELL EVERYBODY SURE HAS THEIR OWN CONTRIBUTION TO THIS BUILD.

(TOMMY)>> CHERRIELYNN PLAYED IN SEVERAL ROCK BANDS, SO SHE'S MAKING SURE IT'S GOT A COOL STEREO.

(JOE)>> NAN, WELL SHE PICKED EVERYTHING FOR THAT 427 SUMMIT DRIVETRAIN COMBO.

(TOMMY)>> AS A RACER, KAREN WANTED PERFORMANCE BRAKES FOR IT.

(JOE)>> JO BROUGHT THE BILLET WHEELS TO GIVE THE CAR ITS SPECIAL IDENTITY.

(TOMMY)>> AND COURTNIE, WELL SHE'S FROM FACTORY FIVE,

AND SHE BROUGHT THE KIT AND PICKED THE COLOR. THAT'S PRETTY IMPORTANT. TO GIVE THE CAR SOME JUICE WE PICKED UP AN OPTIMA YELLOW TOP BATTERY FROM A NEAR BY AUTOZONE STORE. WE'RE ON THE DOWN HILL SLIDE OF THIS FACTORY FIVE MARK FOUR BUILD, AND IT'S TIME TO SHIFT THIS DUDE OUT OF LOW RANGE. IT'S TIME FOR A MONTAGE.

(JOE)>> THESE LADIES ARE FAST. IT'S ALREADY TIME FOR FLUIDS. DRIVEN HOT ROD OIL FOR THE ENGINE, AUTOZONE COOLANT FOR THE RADIATOR, A COUPLE OF QUARTERS OF GEAR OIL, FUEL, AND THEN! [ engine firing and revving ] [ women cheering ]

(COURTNIE)>> IT WAS SHORT BUT IT WAS SWEET.

(ANNOUNCER)>> STICK AROUND AS THE LADIES PUT THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THIS FRANTIC FIVE DAY BUILD. AND OF COURSE AFTER THAT THE FUN PART.

(JO)>> I WAS SO EXCITED TO HEAR THAT ENGINE RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME.

TO ME THAT IS LIKE A BABY CRYING.

(NAN)>> IT WAS WONDERFUL. I THINK I CRIED.

(KAREN)>> WE SPENT LAST NIGHT UNTIL THIS MORNING MAKING SURE THAT WE HAD THE ADVANCE SPARK CORRECT AND WE HAD THE FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM CORRECT.

SO THAT'S BEEN A LOT OF FUN.

(TOMMY)>> THERE'S STILL A GOOD WAYS TO GO YET ON THIS FACTORY FIVE ROADSTER BEFORE SHE CAN HIT THE PAVEMENT, BUT THE GROUND THAT HAS BEEN COVERED IN JUST A FEW DAYS IS ASTONISHING. CHERIELYNN IS ALREADY INSTALLING THE SUMMIT RACING FIVE POINT HARNESS.

(CHERIELYNN)>> OKAY, YOU JUST STRAP THESE IN REAL

TIGHT ACROSS YOUR SHOULDERS AND DOWN ACROSS YOUR LAP AND YOU'RE SAFE AND BUCKLED IN.

(JOE)>> AND WE'RE ALREADY AT ANOTHER MAJOR TURNING POINT WITH A BODY GOING ON THE CAR. NOW THIS REQUIRES A FAIR AMOUNT OF FINESSE TO KEEP FROM SCRATCHING THAT BRAND NEW PAINT. THEY'LL GRAB A FEW FRIENDS FOR THIS JOB. THE FRONT GOES IN PLACE FIRST, THEN THE BACK IS PULLED AROUND.

(KAREN)>> I WAS DOING THE HAPPY DANCE, AND THEN YOU GOTTA DO THOUGH...

(JO)>> BRAVO!

(KAREN)>> LOOKS REALLY PRETTY DOESN'T IT?

(JO)>> IT'S BEAUTIFUL! AND THEN I HIT MY HEAD ON THE CAR.

(TOMMY)>> WITH THE BODY ON IT'S A MARCH TOWARDS THE

FINISH LINE WITH THE BIG PANELS GETTING FIT.

(JO)>> THE COMPONENTS, EVERYTHING'S CUT OUT, EVERYTHING IS SO EASY. I MEAN I'M FINDING IT FABULOUS, AND IT'S FUN,

FABULOUS AND FUN BUILD. IT'S BEEN ONE GREAT TIME WITH ALL THESE GIRLS.

(JOE)>> THE REAR SUPPORT FOR THAT ICONIC ROLL BAR GOES IN

PLACE BEFORE THE HOOP DOES. AND JUST AS THE SHIFTER'S INSTALL,

WELL SO IS THE HOOP.

(TOMMY)>> AFTER SOME ALIGNMENT, THE TRUNK IS GOOD TO GO, AND THE REARVIEW MIRROR IS EASY ENOUGH TO DEAL WITH.

(JOE)>> EXHAUST IS ALSO A SNAP, JUST A SET OF SIDE PIPES. AFTER ASSEMBLY THE WINDSHIELD SLIDES IN PLACE. AND OH NO, THAT'S NOT SOME SORT OF ENGINE ELF, THAT'S JO. SHE'S IN THE ENGINE BAY GETTING READY TO PUT BOLTS INTO THE HOOD HINGES FROM THE BOTTOM.

(TOMMY)>> THE STEERING WHEEL IS A STANDARD INSTALL. JUST A FEW FASTENERS AND ONE MORE THING, THIS CAR GETS A LITTLE EXTRA SPECIAL SOMETHING RIGHT HERE ON THE INNER FENDER.

(NAN)>> I'M THINKING KAREN GETS TO DRIVE IT FIRST. SHE'S OUR CREW CHIEF, SHE PUT THE BRAIN POWER BEHIND THIS, AND SHE'S BEEN DIRECTING THE BUILD. SO I THINK KAREN GOES FIRST.

(DAVE)>> 535 HORSEPOWER, THAT CARS GONNA RUN LOW

11'S, HIGH 10'S ON A GOOD DAY. THAT'S A FAST MONSTER CAR.

(JOE)>> WE'VE SET UP A SMALL AUTO CROSS COURSE IN A PARKING LOT TO BREAK IN THIS LITTLE SNAKE.

AND WHILE WE'RE AT IT, WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY GETS A CHANCE AT THE WHEEL.

(NAN)>> IT SOUNDED WONDERFUL, AND TOO LOUD, AND AS BIG A HORSEPOWER AS IT IS IT JUST MADE ME HAPPY.

(CHERRIELYNN)>> HELL YEAH!

(JOE)>> WOW, I COULD GET USED TO THIS. NOTHING LIKE A WEEK OF ICONIC CARS, LOTS OF HORSEPOWER, AND LITTLE BIT OF ESTROGEN, THANK YOU! [ engine revving ]
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