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Ford GT40 MK1
The facts are clear. The ERA GT has no
equal! Compare our body, engineering, and level of support with
The ERA MK
"Shelby" and "Ford" are registered
E.R.A. is in no way connected to holder
of these or any other rights involving the original Ford GT.
THE ERA GT
AN UNASSEMBLED PRODUCTION
|Like the ERA 427SC, the
ERA GT kit was designed to be
put together like a production car. No
fabrication is necessary, so your garage simply becomes the final assembly
line. Carefully chosen components are thoroughly integrated into the overall
design. All the holes, caged nuts, receptacles, brackets, adapters, etc.
that are necessary to mount these components were designed into our kit from
Except for the drive-train, wheels and some standard suspension components,
everything necessaryto complete a finished
automobile is there. From a custom aluminum
radiator to the minutia of wiring harness clips.
Furthermore, the standard pieces are the highest
quality . We don't skimp, even
where you can't see .
The ERA GT body
is a near-perfect copy of the original Ford GT40 MK I race car, with
improvements made for longevity, silence, and weather sealing.
Because many of our cars will be used on the street, our standard fiberglass
layup is formulated toward maintaining excellent
body shaperather than feather-light weight (although custom layups
are possible). The front and rear body sections are hand laid using random
fiberglass mat so that the paintable surface will show no cloth pattern,
even after many years.
The ERAGT CHASSIS (LHD or
RHD) is a semi-monocoque
structure like the original. Ours uses 14 to 20 gage
stainless steel , slightly thicker than
original, instead of the original cold-rolled mild steel. The chassis is
about 50 lbs heavier, a small price to pay for greatly increased corrosion
resistance and reliability. The only major change from the original is the
substitution of a graphite/kevlar reinforced plastic roof for the original
steel one (which wasn't particularly structural anyway.) By narrowing
the rocker panels slightly, we give you more interior
space and comfort . Unlike the original GT40, our chassis is designed
for an efficient (optional) air conditioning system.
All the components that you must install are simply
bolted in. The chassis already has caged nuts for almost everything
The E.R.A. kit includes front and rear aluminum castings, ball joints, bushings
and control arms, all closely duplicating the original car. Pin-drive
pieces are optional, replacing the designed-for Corvette components.
|The E.R.A. custom aluminum/magnesium alloy uprights
accept production axles, bearings and brakes so that servicing
is easy and economical. Coil-over
dampers from Spax, Koni and other sources
are optional. A rear sway bar is also
Except for the rotors and calipers (from late model Corvette), the
ERA GT comes with all hydraulic and
mechanical parts for the brakes and clutch control systems. From the pedals
to the stainless steel sheathed caliper flex lines, everything is included
and pre-installed. A fore-and-aft adjustable
pedal assembly comes complete with dual brake master cylinders
w/balance bar, clutch master and slave cylinder, bracket and connecting rod,
and fluid reservoirs. All lines and fittings are also included and
THE THROTTLE SYSTEM INCLUDES the accelerator
pedal assembly, with special progressive linkage and the cable and bracket
THE COOLING SYSTEM includes a heavy duty
custom made aluminum radiator with dual cooling fans for worry free driving.
INTERIOR: Dashboard with Stewart
Warner gages, seats, carpet, door panels, tunnel cover and console/arm rest,
and finished rear bulkhead, plus the steering column and steering wheel are
A complete ELECTRICAL SYSTEM comes with
all lights (installed), plus modular wiring harnesses, relays and circuit
|TRIM AND ATTACHMENTS INCLUDE the
door aero-fairings, side view mirrors, all weather seals , grommets, louvered
aluminum panels for top and rear of rear body, hand brake cables, air
duct hoses, defroster grille, rooftop exhaust vent w/water trap & drain
GLAZING, includes laminated windshield,
hard coated acrylic door and rear windows with swing-out vent windows,
safety glass intermediate rear window w/gasket, and windshield wiper arm
FUEL SYSTEM, INSTALLED, includes two
cross-linked polyethylene impact resistant foam filled fuel tanks with fittings
and hoses , two aluminum filler caps and
all connecting hardware.
Engine: Ford small block, 289-351CIDw/Holley 4bbl
Transmission: Pantera ZF 5DS-25/2 5speed transaxle (modified to original
Chassis: Mid-engine stainless steel semi-monocoque with integral rollbar,
square tube subframe front and rear.
Suspension: Front:: Independent, double wishbone, coil-over dampers, cast
aluminum hub carriers
Rear: Independant, reverse lower A, top radius arm, with trailing arms, coil-over
Wheels Bolt-on wheels, 8.5" x 15"(F) and 10"x 15"(R) or
Pin Drive in various sizes from 8" and 9.5" x 15 to 9.5" and 12.5" x 17"
Body: Hand laid fiberglass body panels with Carbon/Kevlar roof. Inner
panels are bonded in with special techniques to reduce "print through" on
the outside body panels
Brakes: Vented disc, 11.5 or 12" front and rear, Aluminum calipers, emergency
brake built-in at the rear
Steering: Rack and pinion, left or right hand drive
Comfort Adjustable seats, steering wheel and pedal assembly. Will accomodate
6'4" people with "Gurney Bubble"
Ventilation Flow through, with optional AirConditioning and/or heater
Track, Front: 57" with 8.5"-10" wheel
Rear: 58"-59" with 10"-14" wheel
Body Length: 165"/419cm
Body Width: 70"-74" (Std or "1075" flares)
Body Height: 40.5"/103cm with 4.8" ground clearance
Ground clearance: Adjustable, 4"-5.5"
Weight, dry: 2350-2550 lbs depending on options
Fuel Capacity: 16 gallons total, two tanks
608-612 E. Main St.
New Britain, CT 06051