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Old 02-20-2012, 10:04 AM
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I have been following this thread since the begining. just a couple of things. When doing my resaearch and decided on ERA I called and chatted with "the boys" about the deposit check. I inquired about a contract. " we don't do contracts, if you want to make one up we'll look at it and if we like it we'll sign it. " I sent the money to them with no contract and never looked back nor was I ever dissappointed. Just great guys to deal with. I went with the FIA becasue they handle better than the BB's, less understeer, I like the smaller flares, and there aren't nearly as many on the road making mine more unique.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:10 AM
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I sent the money to them with no contract and never looked back nor was I ever dissappointed.
I'll beat that -- Peter didn't even figure out what I owed him until a couple of weeks after my car was delivered to me.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:19 PM
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I went with the FIA becasue they handle better than the BB's, less understeer, I like the smaller flares, and there aren't nearly as many on the road making mine more unique.
Nothing that a tickle of the gas pedal can't resolve in a BB.

Snakebitekit - congrats of the ERA FIA, I've never seen one in person, but like all things ERA I'm sure its "Quality".
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:07 PM
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I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend you. I like all of the replica's. Buying any of these cars shows that you are really a car guy. It may interest you to know that many clients of Kirkham Motor Sports purchase their cars strictly to race. That is why the Kirkhams introduces their hybred cross between the FIA and the 427 S/C. The wide body car is not as aerodynamic as the FIA.

When you talk about a raw race car, the Kirkham is as raw as they come. A tube chassis with rivited aluminun body panels. No power steering and no power brakes. You can even order a lightweight model that when mated with an all aluminun small block comes in at around 1900 pounds.

These cars are raced continually.

If you think this is cool, wait until they come out with the coupe.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:49 PM
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I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend...
Don't worry about that -- no one around here offends easily. By the way, have you ever driven one of our Cobras? ie, Kirkham, ERA, Backdraft, SPF, etc.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:32 PM
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Yep, Superformance, Factory Five, Hurricane and one from California, can't remember the name. Own a Kirkham.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:47 PM
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Yep, Superformance, Factory Five, Hurricane and one from California, can't remember the name. Own a Kirkham.
Sounds good. Don't worry about offending people, I do it all the time. And welcome aboard.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:59 PM
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No power steering and no power brakes.
Wow, I had no idea. I guess they don't have power mirrors either?

Just giving you a little of what I got when I arrived here. . I think that what constitutes the "cobra experience" is highly subjective and for that reason, each person should be able to see and feel for themselves what constitutes that experience. To call out one "brand" above all others because it happens to be your brand and then make a blanket statement suggests that no matter what she buys, Flygirl can't have the Cobra experience unless she buys what you bought.

I looked at Kirkhams in the fall of 2009 when I bought my Hurricane. I wound up spending the difference I saved between the two on Apple stock at $195/share. So I may not have the "Cobra experience", but I am surely having an Apple experience.

Welcome to CC. Post pictures of your KMP.

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:36 PM
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Don't worry about offending people, I do it all the time.
"All the time" is an understatement, if that's possible.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:34 PM
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Wow, you guys don't have power mirrors? Another reason to buy a Kirkham.
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You're gonna fit in just fine around here.
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Whatever happened to Flygirl... did she end up with a car? Seems like she just dissapeared...
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:28 AM
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Whatever happened to Flygirl... did she end up with a car? Seems like she just dissapeared...
She put a deposit down with Peter, so she is now patiently waiting in line for her turn at bat.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:30 PM
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I'm a bit thick-skinned Pat, but even I can detect a thread of continuing scepticism coming from your quarter. Not everybody on this forum has three computers all logged on to Club Cobra 24 hours a day, waiting to see what the latest opinion is from the armchair experts....well, I don't think they do anyway.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:13 PM
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I'm a bit thick-skinned Pat, but even I can detect a thread of continuing scepticism coming from your quarter. Not everybody on this forum has three computers all logged on to Club Cobra 24 hours a day, waiting to see what the latest opinion is from the armchair experts....well, I don't think they do anyway.
No, no, Glen; my magnanimosity is genuinely stellar, even if the posting is nadir.
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