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Old 05-16-2018, 11:05 AM
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Jdata -- somehow I thought you wanted a 427 car. Are you leaning towards a FIA? They are two entirely different cars in almost every regard.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:50 PM
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I looked at both cars pretty heavily. The fender flares & the aluminum interior really kept me going back to ERA.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:55 PM
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I looked at both cars pretty heavily. The fender flares & the aluminum interior really kept me going back to ERA.
I didn't. The only two cars I seriously considered were ERA and Kirkham. And for the four or five reasons I went with ERA, the next guy might very well choose a KMS for exactly the same (or opposite) reason.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:41 PM
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Jdata -- somehow I thought you wanted a 427 car. Are you leaning towards a FIA? They are two entirely different cars in almost every regard.
Yes Patrick they are entirely different cars. I liked my 427 semi comp car, but the more I saw 289's the more that I was drawn to them. When the opportunity came to race an FIA, I just could not pass it up. Really nice handling car.

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Old 05-16-2018, 04:32 PM
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I didn't. The only two cars I seriously considered were ERA and Kirkham. And for the four or five reasons I went with ERA, the next guy might very well choose a KMS for exactly the same (or opposite) reason.
KMS would have been on the table, had the budget room to stretch that way. KMS slab with comp Flares, in fact!
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Yes Patrick they are entirely different cars. I liked my 427 semi comp car, but the more I saw 289's the more that I was drawn to them. When the opportunity came to race an FIA, I just could not pass it up. Really nice handling car.

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Good luck this weekend. Keep the shiney side up!
Will do my best! It is a torrential downpour right now. Tomorrow afternoon I may be able to get in a couple of test sessions in a light rain. Not sure if I will race Friday as they are predicting 2" of rain. Saturday and Sunday look doable with mostly just light rain and some breaks of sunshine.

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My ERA has the comp style FIA dash - LOVE IT! I also like the 427 dash offering and the street 289 offering on these cars. It's all about personal choices.....
Troy, yep, agreed. It is about personal choices. I have always wanted a 289FIA Cobra replica, and back in 2011, an ERA 289FIA was at the top of my very short list of one.
Back then, I placed a deposit with Peter, but difficulties with bringing a car into Australia was the major reason for having my deposit returned nearly a year later.
I still think that ERA’s 427s, 289 variants, and their GTs are top-notch as far as being extremely faithful replicas of the ‘60s originals.

The only thing that (to my eye) isn’t correct on ERA’s replica FIA/USRRC cars with drop-centre dashboards (CSX2409 CSX2459, CSX2514, CSX2557, CSX2558 all had drop-centre dashes) is the depth of the dash.

This pic of the drop-centre roadster dash is from ERA’s website:




….and this one shows CSX2514’s drop-centre dash. There is some degree of difference there....




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I think the 289 original glove box is larger than on a 427 also and I think ERA is installing the 427 version on both. However, for a small fee I suspect ERA could revise all of those things for a buyer.
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The only thing that (to my eye) isnít correct on ERAís replica FIA/USRRC cars with drop-centre dashboards (CSX2409 CSX2459, CSX2514, CSX2557, CSX2558 all had drop-centre dashes) is the depth of the dash.

This pic of the drop-centre roadster dash is from ERAís website:




Ö.and this one shows CSX2514ís drop-centre dash. There is some degree of difference there....




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I couldn't agree with you more.

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Jdata -- somehow I thought you wanted a 427 car. Are you leaning towards a FIA? They are two entirely different cars in almost every regard.
Patrick,

I still want a 427 car! 😀

The body differences were interesting..
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:28 AM
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The only thing that (to my eye) isnít correct on ERAís replica FIA/USRRC cars with drop-centre dashboards (CSX2409 CSX2459, CSX2514, CSX2557, CSX2558 all had drop-centre dashes) is the depth of the dash.

This pic of the drop-centre roadster dash is from ERAís website:




Ö.and this one shows CSX2514ís drop-centre dash. There is some degree of difference there....




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I couldn't agree more. The ERA car is just beautiful, but their dash is so out of proportion. I made my own and I'm extremely pleased the way it came out.



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