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jolsen42

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My replica 289 Roadster
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:24:59 PM »
I posted a thread about my 289 replica about 5 or 6 years ago but was lost in the great meltdown  :-\
A little history, This is my tribute to csx2367. I've loved this car since I first saw it cruising around No New Jersey. It was owned by Joe Angeleri who had been the original buyer. Joe owned 2367 for I believe 46 yrs. Its' presently owned by Dave Wathen. I built this myself using a Factory Five chassis and the body was made by Mr. Bruce (Bruce Chervenack). I fabricated all the aluminum sub structure, engine compartment, interior dash and glove box. The glove box door was a challenge but I'm pleased with the way it came out. And Oh yes, the trunk. I tried to replicate as closely as possible with what I had to work with. The motor is a 1965 289 HiPo, (I love the sound of solid lifters, almost erotic) with an original 289 Cobra dual quad set up. Carter carbs, 3258s and 3259s. It has a five speed Tremec and a straight axle 3:55 trac loc rear. Here are some pics.









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Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 07:29:37 PM »
Wow - great job!

Thanks for posting - love pictures!!

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Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 07:30:53 PM »
very nice... must be fun to drive !!

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Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 07:46:36 PM »
Usually I don’t really like replicas but that thing is super cool,kudos!

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Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 07:55:21 PM »
Awesome car.  Great job

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Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 09:02:21 PM »
Good color
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Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 01:25:17 AM »
That is Really nice!!
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Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2018, 09:36:40 AM »
Wonderful! 

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Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2018, 11:33:43 AM »
great car !

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Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2018, 11:59:45 AM »
Nicely done!
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Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2018, 05:09:27 PM »
Very nice...beautiful color....

My only suggestion, lose the BFG raised white letters.  Either go with a correct looking Michelin or those would look better turned around/black walls.  The car will look much richer.

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Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2018, 07:27:04 PM »
What is the back story on fabricating the trunk (boot as the Brits say)? And the glove box?
Great looking car, well done sir!

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Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2018, 11:07:38 PM »
WhiteWalls... Seems a number of street 289's had them new.  ( I think they were part of one of the Option packages - others will know better)
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Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2018, 09:49:22 AM »
  Great looking.  Goodyear should be embarrassed that they left the 14" & 15" tire market behind for the restorers and 60's cars.

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Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2018, 09:53:41 AM »
CSX2367 was delivered new with whitewall Goodyears with the whitewalls turned inside, on painted wheels.  Like many street 289 Cobras. Within a few weeks of delivery Joe had acquired Dunlop chrome wire wheels and used those most of the time.  I have original documents for that, and of course the Highlander Green “Lincoln” paint.  So I have both sets of wheels/tires and I switch back and forth.  CSX2367 has won two SAAC Premiere awards, once with Joe A and then at Watkins Glen after I had gone thru the cosmetics after acquiring the car.  So of course the painted wheels/inside whitewalls are required for SAAC shows.    Dave
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