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Old 10-25-2009, 12:03 PM
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Jeff,

Nice examples! Had not thought about white and I still like the look of the black centers, but white is an interesting idea and one to be considered, thanks!

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Tim, great to see your car moving right along...lots of details to work out and keep you busy. You will have a bit of time to work things out when the body is bonded to the frame and it's off at the painter.

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Old 10-26-2009, 01:25 PM
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The centers on my FIA wheels are an "antique" white with polished rims.

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Tim, great to see your car moving right along...lots of details to work out and keep you busy. You will have a bit of time to work things out when the body is bonded to the frame and it's off at the painter.

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Has your car made it to 'the lift' yet?

Next time you are at ERA keep an eye out for 2136 ... thanks!

- Tim
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Jim,

Did your wheels come painted or was that done after you purchased them?

If you did have them painted, any recommendations ?

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Has your car made it to 'the lift' yet?

Next time you are at ERA keep an eye out for 2136 ... thanks!

- Tim
#775 on the lift for a bit, now waiting on the 6 pin hubs. Getting close....

I should be taking a trip up there in a few weeks and will look for #2136 then.

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The wheels and tires came from the ERA prototype FIA. When that car was sold and "went west" it went with a new set of wheels and street tires. This set was lying around the shop and I really liked they way they looked, and so.......... I would surmise that they were originally painted by Teddy at the shop. He usually ends up with that sort of chore and has done them for me before (my GT40s).

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Tim,

I know where you might find a local early 5-bolt or 6-bolt 289. I'll pass along his info, if you're interested. Trustworthy guy, to the best of my knowledge.

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Jeff, I love those wheels. Great choice. I almost bought the FIA wheels for my 427SC, even tried them on, but I wanted the big brake option.
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My front Wilwoods are 12.19" and here's FIA's on my SC-don't know if the KMP spindle position is different than my ERA.

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Old 11-04-2009, 02:54 PM
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When Joe Weight was still at Kirkham, and right after I bought my Kirkham, I asked Joe to throw on the FIA wheels, so that I could see which wheel I liked better. Here's a pic of my car when it was still in Utah on the lift.

I was told that the FIA wheels would not fit over the Kirkham's big brake option and that seemed to be fact, since other KMP owners had the same problem.

I really like the FIA wheels.
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I kinda went out on a limb when I bought my Trigo FIA wheels. I believe, at that Time they didn't know if they would fit the big brakes. as it turned out, they fit fine. Trigo was local for me, so if they didn't fit returning them wasn't an issue. But to my point...different brands may be cast differently, I'm guessing, possibly differing in clearance dimensions???
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Forgot to mention the FIA's on mine were from Phil Schmidt.
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Tim

Keep in mind if you are looking for a 289 block you have a far larger transmission choice with a 6-bolt block (ie: Post 1964.5 yr) as the 5-bolt block requires a different bellhousing and the T10 has an early bolt pattern unlike the T10 associated with 6-bolt block.

I have an early T10 and need a 5-bolt block which is limiting. Good for authentic discussion however limiting with engine choice. Hindsight being 20/20 I would have went toploader or later T10 as 289/302's with 6-bolt block are easier to come by.

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I know where you might find a local early 5-bolt or 6-bolt 289. I'll pass along his info, if you're interested. Trustworthy guy, to the best of my knowledge.


Rodney,

Thanks for the lead ... sent you a PM.

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Old 11-05-2009, 09:17 AM
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My front Wilwoods are 12.19" and here's FIA's on my SC-don't know if the KMP spindle position is different than my ERA.



Chas,

Great photo, beautiful car. The FIA wheels look good on your car, nice setup. Sent you a PM,

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