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CSX2286 FE Install
« on: April 18, 2019, 12:57:25 PM »
This appears to be in the Venice shop, "CSX2286" marked on the spring tower, and they are fitting a FE engine.
I'm sure our resident experts can chime in with what version motor it is?? MR, perhaps a STD Cobra engine?

So was the chassis modified to accept the FE prior to shipping over to Modena for the bodywork to be fitted?

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Re: CSX2286 FE Install
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 01:43:13 PM »
Jim,

Here is the Dave Friedman caption that goes along with the photo you posted:



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Re: CSX2286 FE Install
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 11:19:36 AM »
   Jim ,
     It's a high riser headed 427 ( all cast iron except the intake) by the intake manifold I see.
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Re: CSX2286 FE Install
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2019, 12:45:07 PM »
Is that a Daytona coupe?
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Re: CSX2286 FE Install
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2019, 01:20:52 PM »
Is that a Daytona coupe?

It became a coupe once finished.
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Re: CSX2286 FE Install
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2019, 08:32:30 PM »
While the chalk appears to be csx2186, that could possibly be csx2196 aka flip top that first had a 390 engine. Thought the first attempt to put a big block into a a csx2000 series by Ken Miles was csx2196 then later in a Daytona coupe. Then again am getting more senile each day!

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Re: CSX2286 FE Install
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2019, 08:56:29 AM »
It's difficult to definitely ascertain from a poor resolution photo, but several subtle attributes make me suspect that engine is a cast iron 427 HR that SA had in the shop and were using probably just to set up motor mounts, etc in preparation for the alum 390 (also with HR heads) that was going in 2286.

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Re: CSX2286 FE Install
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2019, 09:11:04 PM »
The triangulation on the chassis makes me think it's definitely a coupe, and if it's numbered 2286, that's what it was.

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Re: CSX2286 FE Install
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2019, 04:16:55 AM »
Yep, all the frame modifications would indicate a Daytona Coup chassis, roll bar, radiator support, etc...