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Old 03-19-2013, 05:22 PM
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Default Lippy's ERA #797 build log

The car isn't actually here yet, but it is in the paint shop and should ship at the end of April. And Brent has begun building the engine.

Here are the car details:
- ERA 427 S/C
- Ferrari Blu Pozzi, no stripe
- FIA wheels, black sidepipes (Classic Chambered), black quickjacks, chrome roll bar, riveted hood scoop
- Black leather seats and dash
- Black Wilton wool carpeting
- Avons
- Wilwood front brakes
- Larger fuel lines
- "Standard" Salisbury rear, 3.54
- Sway bars

Drivetrain details:
- Pond 427 SO, stroked and possibly bored
- Pond heads, ported
- Solid roller cam with Isky roller lifters (with bushings)
- Single Holley HP Ultra (950 CFM)
- Scat crank and H-beam rods
- Ferrea hollow-stemmed valves
- Cobra aluminum finned valve covers
- TKO600 tranny with 0.82 OD

The photos show the car being built at ERA



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Old 03-19-2013, 05:27 PM
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Here are some photos of the new Pond block and the tires. The tires arrived today, but unfortunately one was damaged in shipping.



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Very exciting, Lippy. Enjoyed the photos.

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It's going to be nice. What make are the tires?
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Lippy...

What size are your Avons?

Here is the thread I just started:

Avon Size Question...Pics?

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Two-things:
You have one cam not two.
Don't chrome the roll bar-black it to match pipes and hooks. You'll be happier and not look like poser.
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You have one cam not two.
Don't chrome the roll bar-black it to match pipes and hooks. You'll be happier and not look like poser.
Corrected.

Thought about the roll bar long and hard. The window frame is chrome so it can go either way. I saw cars done each way and liked the chrome with a dark color.
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Lippy...

What size are your Avons?

Here is the thread I just started:

Avon Size Question...Pics?

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Front = 225/65-15
Rear = 295/50-15
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lippy,

Congratulations on starting your build thread

ERA #797 is off to a great start and with all the details so well thought out, it will no doubt be a very unique build. Take your time to enjoy this part of the process, as I believe you plan to work on the car with your family. Look forward to following your progress, have fun!
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Hi lippy,
Great to see another ERA build on the go and being documented.
The Blu Pozzi's an excellent colour choice, and very period correct. Black side pipes as well, and no stripe....excellent!
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Don't chrome the roll bar-black it to match pipes and hooks. You'll be happier and not look like poser.
Absolutely correctamundo. (and that's regardless of how many roll bars you have)
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Possibly reconsider?
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My Cobra book shows a bunch of originals that had chrome rollbars. But either way, I like the look so I guess that makes me a "poser."

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... so I guess that makes me a "poser.
Ehhh, to a certain extent we all are.
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Don't chrome the roll bar-black it to match pipes and hooks. You'll be happier and not look like poser.
Stainless steel roll bar and polished billet aluminum jack hooks. I'm a poser too.
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Possibly reconsider?
That car looks great, but it also has more going on (stripes and Billboards, lighter color). Mine will have blackwalls and no stripe, and Blu Pozzi is almost black, so I think a chrome roll bar will liven it up.
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Knockers-at least no one sees it 96% of the time...
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Who owns that car? I remember seeing that ERA on Cobra Country. It was for sale in Long Island and sold super fast. If I owned an S/C replica it would look exactly like that.
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