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Thread: 2002 ERA Cobra 427 ($65K) - not mine-

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    2002 ERA Cobra 427 ($65K) - not mine-

    It seems to be in Charlotte, NC

    https://scdgarage.com/vehicles/33/2002-era-cobra-427

    It looks to me to be an expensive build.
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    It's now on BAT with a high bid of $25K. That seems like a bargain.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/20...ra-427-street/
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    That does seem like a low price. I wonder why the guy that bought it before is selling it again so soon.

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    It might be the build quality.

    I know the ad says it was built by ERA, but at least to me that is not clear if they are referring the assembled car or the kit.

    The first Cobra I looked at at Park Place was an ERA. It appeared that Stevie Wonder could have done a better job putting it together. It was terrible and I would not have felt safe driving it across the parking lot, much less on the street.

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    Looks like a built turnkey car to me from the order form. You can tell by the coding on the ERA data plate but it's too blurry for me to make it out.
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    The pictures look OK to me. It seems the owner that built it commented. He said it has different wheels and new paint? It'd be good to talk to him about the car.

    However, I wouldn't buy any car without a personal inspection. Too risky to me.
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    Strange combination of 427 engine and body with 289-style side exhaust.

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    I can see the pictures clearer now on my home computer. SIII on the data tag is a turn key car. I believe that means ERA built it to drive out - such as Evans new one.

    The under door exhaust exit seemed to be a common day 2 mod on the street roadsters that many builders now copy. Personally, I prefer the tail pipes on a street car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanEC View Post
    I can see the pictures clearer now on my home computer. SIII on the data tag is a turn key car. I believe that means ERA built it to drive out - such as Evans new one.

    The under door exhaust exit seemed to be a common day 2 mod on the street roadsters that many builders now copy. Personally, I prefer the tail pipes on a street car.
    My car is not turn key! International Automobile Enterprises built it using parts from ERA and me.

    The 427 street looks nice and well built. Agree on the tail pipes.

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    [QUOTE=ACHiPo;157861]My car is not turn key! International Automobile Enterprises built it using parts from ERA and me.

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    OK - I get it. Sound like one of our lawyers trying to prep me before testifying in a construction trial. Can't do a thing with engineers.
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    [QUOTE=DanEC;157873]
    Quote Originally Posted by ACHiPo View Post
    My car is not turn key! International Automobile Enterprises built it using parts from ERA and me.

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    OK - I get it. Sound like one of our lawyers trying to prep me before testifying in a construction trial. Can't do a thing with engineers.
    Well you can shoot engineers but another one will just pop up to replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al G View Post
    Strange combination of 427 engine and body with 289-style side exhaust.
    I agree...that's throwing me off, too. To me if you're going to go full-on "street roadster", then lose the hood scoop, too. But to each his own and I'm sure it's a nice car to drive.
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    While I love the look of my car without a scoop, I'm sure I'm losing a ton of power. The dropped 14" air cleaner necessary for hood clearance only has about 1" between top and bottom, which has to make it hard for the engine to breathe. At some point I'll get it onto a chassis dyno to find out, but my engine builder thinks the lack of a hood scoop probably costs 100+ HP.

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    You might consider milling off the airhorn as it does make a difference.

    This picture was taken as I was doing mine. The front carb is complete and the back one is ready to be pulled for milling.


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    Evan,

    Do you have one of the K&N air filters? If you do they have some that have a top that also lets air through and filters it the same as the side filter. I know a few people here that run them and they said they do make a difference as more air can get in. As for the scoop you will need to seal it against the hole in the hood to really get any great gain from it. Though unless your engine is hardly getting any air I sort of question gaining 100 horsepower with it. They tested the one on my 69 Cobra which seals to the hood and with the scoop working I only gained about 45 horsepower over when they closed it off.

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