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The Lounge / Re: Who's making our parts?
« on: October 26, 2020, 08:35:54 PM »
It's expensive to tool up to make 1,000 parts. The equipment is expensive. The machinist will make at least $60 an hour to make the tooling. The guy running the machine to produce the part $20+ an hour. The person who packs and sells it $10 an hour. Contrast that against offshore wage prices of a couple bucks a week. Would you pay $100 for a part vs the $15 offshore one that looks the same?

I dont think the parts look the same. If one does not fit, it cannot look the same.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Some Sunday Shenanigans
« on: October 26, 2020, 08:57:12 AM »
That was beautiful!
I remember the "Super Ford Nationals" where they had a "burnout" contest.....Ahhh, those were the days.

My 67 GT350 was there, it had a paxton with a Boss 302 in it and it did well.

I think the star of the show was a Boss 429 powered Ford EXP!

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The Lounge / Re: Who's making our parts?
« on: October 26, 2020, 08:49:57 AM »
Repro parts are simply put a "nightmare." I have many examples of this from my Boss 302 and 67 GT350.

I have had many many many parts that were bad from a BIG place that when you go to their website, you see that they sell stuff for other brand cars also, even trucks like Toyota.....That to me is a warning sign. Guys who do not wander and stay focused on Mustangs and Shelbys tend to be much better even when a part is defective. (nothing really bad about a Mustang and FORD place, buy TOYOTA, as Lie'n Biden would say, "Come on guy's")

I just do not see the argument that, 6 cyl. guys want to buy cheap parts vs. Shelby guys who "usually" want to buy the "Good" parts. That to me is like saying, I want to set myself up for a breakdown on the highway, or I want everyone to see how cheap I did my car over.

I like my guy who, does his best to "restore" a part or panel that is original. The problem also, these guys are getting old. I hate to see how future "projects' will be restored. Caring how a car is "done over" will be an issue.

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The Lounge / Re: Gen 1 Shelby Mustang, Year 1 and 5
« on: October 26, 2020, 08:26:11 AM »
I love them, they look great!! Are they drivers, of show? My friend has a driver 67 and we have so much fun in it because, there are no worries!

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Neet to see the other Fords, like the 63 Thunderbird. Wouldn't have been cool for Shelby to hop up and build "special T-Birds" also?

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The Lounge / Re: Let me know if you want to trade your Shelby for a Horse
« on: October 23, 2020, 10:56:58 AM »
We fled from NY.....Our Governor told us to leave. S**t hole.

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Times have Changed
« on: October 22, 2020, 11:30:43 AM »
When I was 18 to 27, I cared about the trophy. I would polish and clean my car and picked up my trophy at the end of the show and go home, nobody cared.

I have not gone or brought a car to a show since that time. Maybe it will be fun again someday soon, if I go today, I would prefer not to be judged, voted, for any such thing. I just assume park it in the parking area.

Don't need a trophy. I got one from SAAC years ago and its all good. Got many from regional Mustang/SAAC events......I'm good, thanks!

"Not that there is anything wrong with that"

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The Lounge / Re: What is the nickname for your car?
« on: October 14, 2020, 07:46:21 PM »
THE Shelby....... ;)

Yup, that my 67's name also, or I say the GT350. People give me that blank look, like what is it? Thats the problem with my Ford GT, I call it the GT and they think its a 95 Mustang GT or something like that.

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Mid Nite Confession
« on: October 14, 2020, 07:43:47 PM »
They can't restore it now. They'd lose CSs signatures. As a business exercise CJ Pony Parts should build a clone and show both cars together showing what's possible with their products.

Ha, you mean no panels fitting, wrong parts shipped to themselves, defective bumpers and charge back for return shipping??? Order 10 parts and 3 come and the rest on backorder?

They would never get it done!

LOL

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The Lounge / Re: Safe Distancing? Masks? A Joke to Politics/Sports?
« on: October 12, 2020, 08:14:00 PM »
We will have no immune system left in 10 years.
Why was there no concern when H1N1 hit?
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Morrison GT500 vid
« on: October 06, 2020, 09:01:08 AM »
I question if that photo is real .


https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-shelby-gt500-2/

Probably should have brushed out the turn table.

Well, maybe Mr Mojo has freakishly long calves? Sit on the fender and see if your feet touch the ground?

And why doesnt Jim cast any shadow on the car ?

WOW Thats like, did we really go to the Moon stuff there! LOL

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Rotting away in a field
« on: October 02, 2020, 03:23:16 PM »
Can't be a Shelby, no console. lol

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: New SAAC Member T-shirt defective
« on: October 02, 2020, 03:18:56 PM »
Maybe, put a CS signature on it and then put it on fleabay!

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 68 Le Mans Stripes
« on: September 21, 2020, 08:59:04 AM »
It is amazing how good vinyl stripes have become. If a guy wanted stripes and did them in vinyl it would be so easy to remove them at a later date.

Edit; 68krrr beat me to it

That is a good idea......!!!

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Western Oregon Fires
« on: September 17, 2020, 09:54:35 AM »
If only California and other states would take precautions to prevent this from happening. ............................

+1 At least take steps should be done to limit and/or decrease the numbers of acres burnt when mother nature happens.

California has hundreds of millions of Acres and about 60% of the forests are controlled by the federal government which does very little to help with fire abatement. When most of this started we had over 1,100 lightning strikes setting off hundreds of fires so you can't exactly blame it on California alone.

Didn't see where anyone stated California only. Elements of special interest groups have been part of forest management across the country include BLM for decades. Remember Yellowstone.  We do need to find what went wrong (placing blame is another way to say it) to reduce the chances of a repeat. Short sided with no refelction of the possible unintended consequences.

And yes donated last year and years before in time and $$'s but tiring of it when the losses could be have been reduced in many cases.

Thanks, so true. There are many precautions States can do to reduce the damage. Some won't hear of it.

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