March 18, 2009 at 9:35 am #232559March 18, 2009 at 9:57 am #238438Rob BakerParticipant
Nice car I got a red one with an automatic, hope to title it next week weather permitting.March 18, 2009 at 3:36 pm #238439Mel ZeigerParticipant
Great picture and beautiful car
Mine is a CMC Red on Red ford with an automatic, it’s at my Florida home. I can’t wait to drive her againMarch 22, 2009 at 9:36 pm #238440
Mine is a four speed manual. The only complaint I have is the stick shift is too far back and I have to hold my elbow upward to shift without hitting the seat back going to second and fourth. Other than that she flies like the wind and sounds great.March 23, 2009 at 7:56 am #238441Rich BellefeuilleParticipant
Very nice car! Mine looks the same, but in Red. Also a FiberFab, but mine has a 2.8 liter V6 Ford engine w/ 4spd. I think I am the only member with this config.
I don’t have the problem with the shift being too far back. Wonder what’s different. Is your’s Ford or GM?
Enjoy the Ride!’
RichMarch 23, 2009 at 10:59 am #238442
Mine is the Ford 2.3L, probably from a 1974 Pinto. You’ve got a V6 – sweet! I see more red replicas than the white. I think sportscars just look better in red. I have a 67 Datsun fairlady convertible in red with white top.
I am gathering up photos that I took during the rebuild / restoration. I’ll post some that do show how far back the shifter is. I have gotten used to it, but the flow of smooth shifting is not quite there yet (operator error).
JamesMarch 24, 2009 at 7:54 pm #238443Neil J FlahertyParticipant
Are your wheels real wires, or basket types. They look pretty nice! If they’re the real thing, could you tell me what the manufacturer is, and where to get them? Thanks Neil Flaherty, Gilford, NH BCW TD ReplicaMarch 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm #238444
They are basket type. They were on the car when I got it. They are not stainless and are very tough to maintain. The manufacturer is Western. The center hubs have since broken (pot metal) and I located some spinners on ebay. I now have four two-wing spinners in place of the center hubs. In the photo the wires look good, but get closer and you will see rust spots. I did clear coat them after steel wooling a few weeks ago, we’ll see if it holds up. My spinners are similar to the ones on Geoff’s car. His wires are perfect, wish mine looked that good. I have seen some bolt on real wires, but they are very expensive. I’ll probably stick with the baskets for now.
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