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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: C5AF-E autolite distributor
« on: Today at 04:51:05 PM »
Thanks Bob and Randy. I had it lying around and just looked at it yesterday and looked over the numbers. It is pretty dirty, used and gutted of the points/hardware.  Gary

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / C5AF-E autolite distributor
« on: Today at 12:14:28 PM »
I have one:
C5AF-12127-E. Listed as an application for:

65-71 390 All_HIPerf

65 427 Ford Special 4v ST exc/trans.idn.

65-70 427 428 All_HiPerf

65-67 427 Hipo Ford Fairlane 4v,6v.8v

67 428 Shelby GT500

65-67 427 Cobra
Date code appears to be "0A7". The zero shows as a half stamp(looks almost like a 1). So with a Jan,7,1970 date what exactly would it had been used on in 1970? Thanks. Gary

Up For Auction / Re: 67 GT500 for sale on ebay
« on: Today at 12:09:30 PM »
No, the firewall isn't different. It has a cover that screws over the blower motor opening. There is a small punched plug that has to be removed on the left hand side core support though.
So lets be clear here so I can be better educated on 1967 assemblies: Can you install factory air on a 67 firewall without ANY modification at all? So if you go back to non air does metal work needed to be done? Gary

Up For Auction / Re: 67 GT500 for sale on ebay
« on: April 21, 2019, 09:08:21 AM »
1967 doesn't require "butchering". I know what the term means, hench my response. If you live in certain climates it's miserable  to drive the vehicles from may to October.
Thanks. I wasn't aware of the firewall being the same on 67s whether you had air or not. 69s the firewall is cutout larger for air. But the rad support would still be cut for the lines going to the condenser. I understand the plight you have down there with heat in the summer.

Up For Auction / Re: Pookie has been to the rubber stamp shop
« on: April 20, 2019, 09:54:08 AM »
mustangmasters428 is Florida Freddy Sleffel .
and he has a guy on Facebook pushing his parts on many Ford Mustang groups. Gary

Up For Auction / Re: 67 GT500 for sale on ebay
« on: April 20, 2019, 09:51:26 AM »
I don't see it as "butchered" if it was done with factory parts. It's too damn hot here in the Dallas area to be without. You north east and west coast girls can live without it.😃
" Butchered" to me means you cut out factory sheet metal to install the air conditioning. On the firewall(?) and the front radiator support at least on a 69 and that is why I never added air to my GT350 vert. I got a friend who took the air off of his 70 GT500 4 speed vert. He will eventually have to fix the rad support and firewall on his 70 if he wants to take it to the next step. His car was a Texas car at one time and interior also changed to white. Gary

Up For Auction / Re: Pookie has been to the rubber stamp shop
« on: April 17, 2019, 12:39:32 PM »
looking over some of his other items I had to laugh especially at his boxes. 69 NOS cap had a "F3 " in the part number instead of a C9. On a 68 gas cap he conveniently WROTE a letter over what would be the "C" on the box to probably his a D or F. What a POS. 

Up For Auction / Re: 67 GT500 for sale on ebay
« on: April 17, 2019, 12:28:32 PM »
So out of curiosity since this is a non AC car and they "butchered" it for AC wouldn't that have an effect on the value? One of the reasons I never added AC to my Shelby. Gary

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Does anyone repair 67 deluxe door panels
« on: April 02, 2019, 12:09:33 PM »
Gene Painter repairs your original door panels. If the backing board is still good and only the vinyl torn they come out really nice. He has been doing these style door panels for years. There was a period of time that people thought he was "out-of-business" but I have talked with him and had panels repaired in the last two year.

Tom Gilliam
(270) 755 -6417
Thanks. I dealt with Gene on a few occasions on 69 deluxe door panels decades ago and I loved his work. I'm glad to see he is still in business. Gary

Years ago i was lucky enought to have the chance to sit in that coupe & let me tell you its not designed for husky guys like me as i had to be pulled back out of that car after having a hard time just getting in the drivers seat. I went to see the lemans winning gt40 twice in last 6 months at the henry ford museum & would have a hard time deciding which special car i would really want (if i ever had the chance to choose yeah right haha).  So what do you guys think which car is more valuable? & which car is more historically important ? since the coupes are much rarer than the gt40s or is racing history more important than the complete  real  interesting story behind the coupe ? Both cars have to  rank in the top of  the list of american cars.
If I had to say which one is more important I'd say the Daytona coupe. Why? Because without the success of the Daytona coupes would Ford had turned to Shelby to beat Enzo at LeMans?  Food for thought.
 I, too, am glad Dr S. got the car also as he is a godsend to our hobby buying all those cars and not hiding them away.

So is there anywhere online where the SAAC story from "back in the day" is found? If not when I get the time I'll find it and copy it and post. Gary

This article from 2002 says Simeone bought the car from Dorothy Brand-the mother. Pretty much this is what the SAAC article said.

 recent CNN article. Can you say FAKE NEWS??  ;D

Refer to great article is past Shelby American, sometime is the past 10? years.
YES that story is pretty much on lines with what I said and "98SVT-was 06GT" added(some parts I didn't know).  There was a court hearing and spector's "OJ Simpson" Lawyer Shapiro showed up and quickly went away. The IRS was closely watching as they wanted their cut(estate tax laws at the time). So waht was said the mother paid the IRS and the male friend got waht was left of it. So the mother blew something like 1/2 mil to a mil, IRS was paid and then the guy got what was left. The Cobra shared storage space with other cars including a GEO Metro IIRC.  I'll try and find the SAAC story and post the links. Simeone said he purchased the car off of Daughter before she died but that isn't truw according to court hearings that were reported and many articles from back in the day. I think if the guy held a signed over title then it wasn't bought "clean" to begin with? Just an observation? Not saying the broker or Simeone did anything wrong but the trailer park Mom probably sold it not knowing it was willed/given to the guy. Gary

John gave his Daughter the car when he went through a divorce i also believe so he didn't give it to her upon purchase from Phil Spector.  Am I right on that also? Mother got the car out of the storage unit just before it was confiscated for  back storage bills. The friend went to get the car and  it wasn't there IIRC. somebody got a SAAC link to the SAAC article anywhere?

well this story was written before the court dates I believe so it is much different than the show. I thought the mother sold the car to the broker after finding an offer in the deceased Daughter's paperwork then the Daughter's male friend sued because he had been given the car from the Daughter. SAAC did a story on it way back then.  this story is from  July 2001.

Has anyone seen this episode on MT TV?  The story behind the prototype "Phil spector" Daytona Coupe. The one Dr Simeone  has in his colllection. Seems the story they tell isn't the one I have read about a few times and one being in the Shelby American. So which story is true? Gary

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