# Replica home builts

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#### crusty old aviator

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Are you going with efi on your V8? SDS has made efi and ignition systems for this engine in aircraft before. Or if you’re handy with computers, you could go Megasquirt. My 215 is now a 265 after stroking it with an Olds 300 crankshaft.

#### crusty old aviator

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I recently heard that the “replica” built in Florida was built to the original plans and that Matty Laird designated it serial number 2, making it an original, not a replica.

#### BJC

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the warbird plans sets cost $1,500 each. A bargain if one values his time at more than$1 per hour.

BJC

#### cluttonfred

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Given the complexity of those aircraft (including optional retractable gear) and the extensive plans, I don’t think the cost is unreasonable, just wanted to point out that few people would be interested at that price unless committed to the build.

BJC