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Old 05-29-2020, 07:09 AM
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Default Looking for a MK1 or MK2 Assembly Manual

I just purchased a late model MK1 or an early model MK2 (can't tell) and I would like to find an assembly manual. VIN# is 2010K, built in 2000.

I'm starting to poke around in the car and it would be nice to have the manual when trying to troubleshoot any issues that might arise.

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I just purchased a late model MK1 or an early model MK2 (can't tell) and I would like to find an assembly manual. VIN# is 2010K, built in 2000.

I'm starting to poke around in the car and it would be nice to have the manual when trying to troubleshoot any issues that might arise.

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BillMac
Yours would be considered a "tweener", more like a FFR MK 1.5, had some, but not all MK II chassis modifications. I'll check to see if I have any of the early assembly manuals for you.

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Bill,

Thanks, thats awesome.

I was told last night that I have a MK1 based on the VIN. One of the old timers over on the Factory Five forum said he knew the specific car and its builder. Must be a small community. Its was probably close to the end of the MK 1 run.

Let me know if you can find it and if I can buy it off you or get a copy made. I'm not sure how they bound the manuals back then.

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I just acquired a MK1 with a manual. I could scan it and send you a PDF if that is helpful.
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I just acquired a MK1 with a manual. I could scan it and send you a PDF if that is helpful.
Thanks for the offer but I was able to locate a MK1 & MK2 manual. They haven't been as useful as I had hoped.

I just finished replacing the entire suspension with new FFR parts and due to general lack of documentation in their kits they sent me a MK4 manual that contains the detailed instructions on the various suspension components.

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Default Mk1 suspension

Hi bill, currently Iím dealing with the same issue. I have a old mk1, that Iím trying to replace the worn out suspension components. I finally found an old build manual on eBay that Iím waiting on. However as far as parts like the front coil overs Iíd like to replace with newer koni if possible but donít know where to start. Factory five website is useless as they only vary mk4
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Hi bill, currently Iím dealing with the same issue. I have a old mk1, that Iím trying to replace the worn out suspension components. I finally found an old build manual on eBay that Iím waiting on. However as far as parts like the front coil overs Iíd like to replace with newer koni if possible but donít know where to start. Factory five website is useless as they only vary mk4
Parts. Any help would be much appreciated thanks keith
Keith,

Sometimes you are better off creating a new thread instead of digging up an old one. As for the Koni upgrades, if you call Factory Five, tell them your front end configuration (IE: stock Mustang lower control arms, tubular upper, whether you have a slotted upper control arm mount or two separate sets of drilled mounting points, etc), they can sell you the proper front Koni shocks. In addition, you might want to look into their 3 link retro fit kit for the rear, as it transforms the handling of the car from anything they offered at the time your car was built (unless someone has already custom installed an IRS).

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Datsunzman78,

I replaced my entire suspension and for simplicity I went with the FFR Konis. Everything worked great except I needed to manufacture (find) a couple of replacement spacers. Because the MK Is are older the supplied spaces didn't cut it. The other issue was the adjustability of the Konis was a bit difficult to experiment with. The process for changing the dampening was hard to execute. I'd be glad to discuss if you want. PM me your contact info.

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