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Old 11-15-2017, 11:32 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
114. Beige
Being 114 is paying a compliment to lovers of beige Cobras. Far too high in your rankings. I'll re-rank it for ya, using your rankings (not mine):

1. Black
2. Red
3. Dark green
4. Blue
5. Silver
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NEVER. Beige

While I like 66gtK's beautiful ERA, personally, I'm not a big fan of green cars. If it were me and I was going for an original street 427 look. I'd think White, Black or Silver. While I love blue, for my taste, they're so difficult to get the right shade. Red would be in the running too.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:36 AM
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Thanks Dan. It will definitely have undercar exhausts, so that's good to know.
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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.
This is interesting and good to hear. When I spoke to Peter about putting Sunburst wheels on 821 and ways to get the wheel/tire to better fill the wheel well he never mentioned this. I suggested to him to make custom hubs 1" inch thicker but he thought that would be very expensive.

How much do the longer control arms move the wheels out?
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This is interesting and good to hear. When I spoke to Peter about putting Sunburst wheels on 821 and ways to get the wheel/tire to better fill the wheel well he never mentioned this. I suggested to him to make custom hubs 1" inch thicker but he thought that would be very expensive.

How much do the longer control arms move the wheels out?
My (bad) memory says 1.5". You might call us and talk to Doug.
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Mine is the Toyota indigo blue metallic. I love the color. Looks black in the shade and dark blue under cloudy skies, light blue in the light. If I were to do it again, I'd go with Lambo silver metallic. My stripes are that color. I saw a cobra with it as primary and love it.

That, or beige.


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Guardsman blue w/ Wimbledon stripes. Really.....The only way to go. Have fun.
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Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes is of course wonderful,but I’m building a street car, so no stripes, plus my last ERA were those colors.
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:45 AM
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Street cars are my passion plus I'm retired so I would be glad to help you any way I can. Eddie
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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.
The longer control arm suspension is no longer available from ERA.
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The longer control arm suspension is no longer available from ERA.
Bummer! So now what? Spacers?
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My suggestion to Peter was to make the pin drive flange about 1" thicker and longer drive pins to accommodate the thicker flange. His estimate on that was about $2500 with a lead time of 3 to 6 months.
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The longer control arm suspension is no longer available from ERA.
Well, that's odd. I think Peter's street roadster has the longer rear suspension arms. Surprising Bob would not be aware of that. I think Evan (ACHiPo) was also planning on those also to work with his Sunburst Wheels.
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My suggestion to Peter was to make the pin drive flange about 1" thicker and longer drive pins to accommodate the thicker flange. His estimate on that was about $2500 with a lead time of 3 to 6 months.
That's adding significantly to the unsprung weight (and the cost!)
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Hmmm, now that sunbursts are available and I'm told that several sets are going on ERA cars, maybe they will start making the longer control arms again. If they made them once, they can make them again. Otherwise the rear wheels are going to be tucked in the rear hips pretty far, just like a real street Cobra.
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or...maybe they can make a narrow hip option for us street car freaks! I'd rather have that than a wider rear track.
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Dido on the Narrow Hip...!!
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Hmmm, now that sunbursts are available and I'm told that several sets are going on ERA cars, maybe they will start making the longer control arms again. If they made them once, they can make them again. Otherwise the rear wheels are going to be tucked in the rear hips pretty far, just like a real street Cobra.

Yep - 427 Street, who I haven't seen on here in awhile, liked the wide hip look with the Sunburst wheels and tires buried back inside. But it's definitely an acquired taste that I just don't think I could ever manage to acquire.

It would be great if the Sunburst Wheels could be had in a bit wider rim with a lesser rear offset - but the outer face doesn't readily lend itself to adapting to a deeper dish face without loosing their classic appearance.

It would be great if ERA would offer a narrow hip version. But to do it right they would need revised rear fender molds and revised front fender molds to correct the lower, rear flare on the wheel opening.
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Also reshape the aluminum trunk panels and if trunk is carpeted then it needs to be cut and re bound on outside edges. It's a lot of trial and error making templates.
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Well they already had the proper front posterior wheel arch profile in the earlier cars so that should be simple enough to put back (:
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