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Old 11-04-2017, 08:48 AM
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The only color suggestion I will seriously throw in your direction is "white." But only for the underside of the dashboard/cowl area. Now, the only time you'll ever appreciate it is when you're on your back with your head up behind the dash, but having that area painted white makes it a thousand times easier to see your wiring. And it's not a job you can do "after the fact."
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:21 AM
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What an awesome idea!
I only wish I had thought of it before I had them build my car.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:03 PM
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Color......awww, you DON'T want to ask me..... I'm kinda biased....!
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:39 AM
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Love the idea of a 427 Street car, that's what I'm building (90% done) In the paint shop as we speak. There has never been a question of mine being anything but 67 XKE BRG. Just my $,02.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:17 AM
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So these showed up on my doorstep late yesterday. I guess I'm officially in the parts gathering mode.

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:05 AM
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:33 AM
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So these showed up on my doorstep late yesterday. I guess I'm officially in the parts gathering mode.
Who made the wheels?

If they are all 7" wide, make sure ERA knows that if/when they build the rear suspension. We usually use longer control arms to move the wheels out a bit to fill the wheel opening.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:40 AM
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These are the wheels that Gary Kumerow is making and I believe that he will be bringing a couple sets to y'all in the near future. They are 7.5" wideand I do like the idea of moving the rear track out just a bit.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:06 PM
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Outstanding! I wish I had a street car, in addition to the SC, so I could buy a set of those wheels.
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Yes, those are beautiful. I might still paint them bei...... ahhh, never-mind.
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Of course I'm partial to seeing them on a Narrow Hip Car.
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Oh Patrickt, say it ain't so....
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:56 PM
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Those look really nice. Any idea if they come machined in any different off-sets or if he plans any over-width versions, say 8-1/2 inch rims? You definitely would want to have ERA lengthen the axles/control arms.
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My understanding is that the only change on the next run of wheels is to drill some with five pin holes.
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Nice wheels!

Paint colour? What about dark green, as on CSX3357? To my eye, nothing looks more like an original Cobra than a 427 roadster in dark green, with Sunburst wheels.

Here's CSX3357....



Incidentally, its original colour was dark blue (which would have looked great too).


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Old 11-15-2017, 06:28 AM
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CSX3357 is just perfect and the exact look that I'm wanting. If I was to rank my color choices this morning, it would be:

1. Black
2. Red - I think Porsche's Carmine Red has the perfect vintage look to it
3. Dark green, either BRG or Ford's '66 Ivy Green metallic
4. Blue - not sure which shade, but my previous ERA was Guardsman Blue
5. Silver
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CSX3357 is just perfect and the exact look that I'm wanting. If I was to rank my color choices this morning, it would be:

1. Black
2. Red - I think Porsche's Carmine Red has the perfect vintage look to it
3. Dark green, either BRG or Ford's '66 Ivy Green metallic
4. Blue - not sure which shade, but my previous ERA was Guardsman Blue
5. Silver
114. Beige
I agree that 3357 is perfect! I will throw my opinion at your mix regarding green. I would strongly suggest that you go DARK BRG, and not use Ivy Green Metallic. This car looks absolutely killer in dark green, but the metallic changes things a lot and takes away from the period look IMO. My experience with dark BRG is that it often looks nearly black, so you can have your cake and eat it, too. You get choice 1 and 3...sort of. Here's a shot of ERA 488 for further inspiration.



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My understanding is that the only change on the next run of wheels is to drill some with five pin holes.
I should also mention another reason to have ERA go with the slightly wider track in the rear is it gives you more room to run tail pipes all the way through to the rear (if that's your intent) and still allow a bit larger tire to fit also.
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