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@Tomster Were the mirrors you bought on Amazon able to get by the inner part of the oil filler tube, or did you have to remove the long plastic filler cylinder as well. Would rather not remove that if I don't have to/ I have an unfortunate penchant for snapping things off when brute forcing. :curse:





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@shelbykr Congratulations!! So awesome - my sister car in NZ. send pics of your adventures! JP
@OH3Cobra Thanks John.
Yep... sister car is home. Has been a long 15 month journey.
Vehicle is now on the hoist getting checked over and a clean.
 

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SMILES per Mile baby! Or in your case Smiles Per Liter.. It drinks so much gas....
 

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@Tomster Were the mirrors you bought on Amazon able to get by the inner part of the oil filler tube, or did you have to remove the long plastic filler cylinder as well. Would rather not remove that if I don't have to/ I have an unfortunate penchant for snapping things off when brute forcing. :curse:
They went right in and worked great. Just remove the oil cap and in goes the mirror
 

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Even the cars with 2 signatures only had one builder, the other person was a gofer. He just ran parts and other things the builder needed. They switched roles from engine to engine.
Even the cars with 2 signatures only had one builder, the other person was a gofer. He just ran parts and other things the builder needed. They switched roles from engine to engine.
Checked this with some of the guys on the Ford GT forum and there has been a good bit discussed on the subject of "who built your engine?". It was not a situation of one builder and one "gofer". The niche line did a team build with two expert craftsman builders per engine. As a result of that and other factors these engines which are now 15 plus years old have had very very few failures. Many of them have been the subject of mods consisting of twin turbos and getting into the 1500 HP range. My only point is that with a team build there seems to be reduced chance of exactly what has happened here, an excellent engine design with parts left out, causing serious problems. Thanks, KO
 

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Romeo Engine Niche Line - Romeo's Delight - Trinity 5.8 Build

"When a new person comes to the Niche Line, they are placed with an experienced team of builders for a minimum of two weeks for training (30-40 engines built during this period). This is where the two-person team really starts to shine," Cary explained. "The two-person team allows us to do a few things that one person would take a lot longer to do. The two-person team consists of a Builder and a Support Person. The Builder handles all of the tools and torques every fastener. The Support Person collects and sets up all the parts for the engines as they follow each engine from start to finish. When an engine is complete and the team begins the process again on a new engine, they switch positions. This ensures that every Niche Builder learns the entire engine."
 

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@Tomster Were the mirrors you bought on Amazon able to get by the inner part of the oil filler tube, or did you have to remove the long plastic filler cylinder as well. Would rather not remove that if I don't have to/ I have an unfortunate penchant for snapping things off when brute forcing. :curse:
Mad Dog make sure the mirror you get is a #4. Some of the larger mirrors have to be modified to fit in the tube.

I bought this one and it worked perfect down the fill tube.
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Not much has changed since the 2014, except the support person is no longer mentioned on the builder plate..

 

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Looks like I am in the clear on my 350. Thanks James for doing it right

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Romeo Engine Niche Line - Romeo's Delight - Trinity 5.8 Build

"When a new person comes to the Niche Line, they are placed with an experienced team of builders for a minimum of two weeks for training (30-40 engines built during this period). This is where the two-person team really starts to shine," Cary explained. "The two-person team allows us to do a few things that one person would take a lot longer to do. The two-person team consists of a Builder and a Support Person. The Builder handles all of the tools and torques every fastener. The Support Person collects and sets up all the parts for the engines as they follow each engine from start to finish. When an engine is complete and the team begins the process again on a new engine, they switch positions. This ensures that every Niche Builder learns the entire engine."
My point exactly. After each engine they switch and each gets chance to be primary builder. Two knowledgeable craftsman. On 5.4 and 5.8 two names on each plate. Teamwork. One name, one guy forgets to add tensioner and oooooooops.
 

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Very happy that you all are passing the test. I am not part of the dates in question, as I got my car first week of December 2019, but I cant stop thinking about wanting to have mine back to check it.

That and the brake pedal recall, lol. Oh, and the reprogramming of the e-brake. I think what I am trying to say is, I wish I had my car.

Anyway, good news fellas!
 

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