FFR Roadster – 2010 Upgrades

This year I am excited to install new seats.  These are a much higher quality seat (original Look) and I expect to be much more comfortable on the 2+ hour cruises.  I also installed Seat Heaters as an extra bonus.

Looking for sone 12V, 15A for the seat heaters

New Seats with a high quality metal frame

Installation Complete with Seat Tracks

The seat installation is now complete and both seats were installed with adjustable seat tracks.  This will allow my wife to drive the car as well.

I have the complete seat installation with seat heaters completely documented.  If you would like pictures please send me a message.

The next upgrade was long over due.  Since the first day the car was on the road I kicked myself for not installing a remote Brake Reservoir.  The stock reservoir is not accessable and changing the fluid is impossible.  Below is the installation of a remote reservoir.

Homemade adapters for the Fox Master Cylinder (87-93)

Next I needed to clear out (re-route) a lot of the engine bay wiring

(cleaning it up)

Then I installed the Reservoir & Hoses

Now I need to clean up the exposed wiring.  I never liked how it looked so I made up some aluminim covers.

The 2010 Mods are complete and FFR 5355 is back on the road for another season (season 4).  My wife fits in the seats just fine…..All is well now.

Published in: on April 26, 2010 at 12:45 am  Comments (5)  

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  1. Doug I like your remote brake reservoir. Where did you get it ? Can you send me the dimension for your home made parts. This is one mod. I want to do .
    Thank you Bob

    • The remote reservoir is from the Mercury Villager. I made up some custom fittings to work with the Fox Master Cylinder (I copied the nipples from the Fox Reservoir). It is easier just to use the Villager Master cylinder because the reservoir comes with the proper nipples to fit it.

  2. interesting. i just bought a donor car, ’97 gt with only 28k miles…..perfect donor. waiting to for christmas to be over to call ff5r.

    they are offering a $2500 package, performance or appearance…..i would like somepieces from both packages….we’ll see.

    i like the idea of a remote resivoir. was thinking tht a remote oil filter might be cool. it’s done in older airplanes as an upgrade……so it’s easier to get to. do you think it is neccessary for the mark 4?


    • The remote reservoir is common when you add power brakes. The power booster extends the master cylinder out under the fender well and it becomes difficult to access.

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