Generation IV Kits & Turnkeys
The new Generation IV Replica kit is available in three phases titled “Phase 1″, “Phase 2″, and “Accessory & Driveline Package”. When all three phases are purchased together, they include everything required for a drivable vehicle except for wheels, tires, engine, and paint.
In addition to these three phases, we offer a line of optional components, which are not required on a basic car, but may be added as desired. Examples of optional components would be roll bars, cd/stereo system, console, etc.
For those who would like their kits fully or partially assembled please contact us. The Generation IV Replica kits may be selected in such a way to order anything from a rolling chassis, to an advanced assembled kit, to a complete turnkey replica.
The first step in building your Generation IV Replica is purchasing “Phase 1″, which includes the frame and all the chassis related components for the car. Phase 1 along with wheels and tires can be fully assembled before the body is purchased.
The next step is purchasing the “Accessory & Driveline Package. This phase includes the transmission and other accessories, which when combined with a customer supplied FE block engine, will complete the powertrain. The engine and “Accessory & Driveline Package” can be installed in the chassis before the body is purchased.
The final step is purchasing “Phase 2″. This phase includes the fiberglass body and all related parts, which will install directly to the body. E-M’s fiberglass body comes as a unitized assembly with integral cockpit, trunk compartment, and wheel wells. Doors and lids are hinged and latched at the factory. The body may be simply dropped onto the completed chassis and bolted down at eight points. The majority of the body hardware can be pre-installed on the body before mounted to the chassis.
Generation IV Features
Over the past 25 years, E-M has built Replica automobiles on three wheelbases, the original 90″ along with a 96″ and a 98″. The 90″ cars are generally cramped for drivers over 6 feet in height. The main problem with the original design is really the sidepipes. The way they exit the body just forward of the footboxes causes the loss of about 4″ of potential legroom.
The Generation IV solution to this problem is to reposition the pedals forward about an inch, combined with lengthening the wheelbase 3″ to a 93″ wheelbase. The lengthening has been done in the door, which is also an advantage because people over 200 lbs frequently find the 90″ wheelbase door is too short to easily get in and out. But the shape of the door has been very carefully maintained so that the overall look and proportions of the car are not noticeably changed.
The 4″ round tube frame has always been one of the most admired features of the E-M car. The Generation IV has an all-new simplified 4″ design. It has 29% fewer parts than our previous design. The new chassis has the removable transmission cross member, and driveshaft safety loop as standard features. Also we have added seat and seat belt mounts to the frame where they were previously on the body.
But the best thing about the new Generation IV frame is that it is made of stainless steel. It does not require either paint or powder coating and it is by far our finest chassis ever.
The Everett-Morrison fiberglass body has always been known for it’s strength, quality, good fits, and symmetry, but with Generation IV, it is now even better! Below is a brief list of improvements to the body:
- Switched to the “hand laid” method of construction, which allows more accurate control over the panel thickness and weights.
- Added a double veil to the outer shell, which imparts a smoother finish to the gel coat.
- Cored the cockpit, trunk compartment, and wheel wells to increase stiffness and reduce weight.
- The new Generation IV bodies are made from vinyl ester resin, again for a superior finish.
- Foot boxes have been widened about 2″, which is particularly important on the drivers side as this allows the pedal spacing to be increased.
- Improved the side door beams and provided new original style FMVS door latches with anti-rattle Teflon strikers.
- Every body is now oven post-cured for six hours at 210 degrees F. This provides a final assurance against air bubbles, and helps to drive any excess solvents from the body.
The Generation IV is without question, our finest body ever!
Over the years, E-M has employed five different suspension systems. The new Generation IV suspension is a streamlined variation of our previous Ford based fully independent design, now featuring stainless steel control arms.
Cars that go fast should stop fast. The new Generation IV has 13″ front brakes and 11.65″ rear brakes, power assisted.
Replica V8 Roadsters are notorious for running hot. It is a limitation caused by the large displacement engine combined with the relatively narrow body and air intake. The Generation IV has increased the radiator core width to 26″ and the tube width from 1″ to 1 1/4″. These changes give 40% more cooling area. In addition, the width of the cooling fan shroud has been increased from 17″ to 23″ for greater effectiveness at idle.
The new Generation IV Fuel Tank comes standard with safety foam baffling and one gallon increased capacity to 21 gallons. The filler, sender, pickup, and vent tubes are now accessible with the right rear wheel removed, and with the addition of the optional fuel bladder, the tank may be upgraded to a true racing fuel cell.
These are the major improvements for the Generation IV. Additional features are detailed in the Generation IV Brochure.
Contact Everett Morrison today for more details.