Drive Train / Brakes / Possibilities
The original Shelby FIA used the 289 engine during its race history. We have done some minor modifications so that you can fit any Windsor-style engine from the 260 to the 351 engine also (with some intake manifold restrictions.)
At the right is our original prototype - a duplicate of # 142 - with Weber carburetors. These carburetors are quite expensive - about $3500 for the set- but they do look good. They also CAN run well, but it frequently takes quite a bit of tweeking to get them right. If you pay a pro for the work, figure on at least another $1000.
We have exhaust headers to fit most standard exhaust port patterns. Be careful, though, when you select your heads. Many have moved the ports around a bit.
You may use the following transmissions:
or for 5 speeds, the Richmond Gear, Mustang T-5, and Tremec TKO can be
Other mounts can be custom fit. E.R.A. has developed Hurst shift
for all Top-Loader and Borg Warner transmissions and a Long Shifter for
Richmond Gear transmissions.
The E.R.A. linkages and reproduction shift handles are optional. Of course, the handle is placed so that it duplicates the original look on the transmission tunnel.
For the T-5 and Tremec transmissions, we can build a shift handle with the "T" lockout (non-functioning) that looks similar to the original 4 speed, although the location will be a little off.
For a look at some real master cylinders, etc, installed in the chassis, click here!
Special larger brakes are available for racing or heavy duty street use. In the front, they include12.2" inch directionally vented rotors withWilwood Superlite calipers. The larger front brakes will not fit into American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels, but will fit with the PS Engineering pin-drives. In the rear, the ERA outboard-braked suspension will complete the high-performance brake package.
Our custom aluminum radiator (with electric fan) is the largest in the business and fully shrouded in aluminum. The standard fan will cool most big street engines in temperate climes. Order the optional fan only if you have a big engine and live in an un-naturally hot envirornment, like south of the Mason-Dixon line... (Just some Yankee humor ;>).