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Up For Auction / Re: Odd choice of words on Ebay P/S hose auction
« on: January 30, 2020, 08:08:40 PM »
Bob,

NOS = Nasty Old Stuff ?

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Concours Talk / Re: hood straightening
« on: January 17, 2020, 09:29:31 AM »


Interesting. I always thought this might be the case since the hood doesn't fly open when you release the latch. It does pop so maybe there is some load or pressure?


  Take the weight of the hood. The springs all the way in the close position may not open the hood all the way but what cars do? They are still putting pressure on the hood at the back so the weight beyond the hinges is fighting the short area where the springs have pressure which leads to hoods bowing. How do I know this is true? Well on my old black 68 Shelby my hood had a slight bow until I removed my springs. Ditto for my 70 over the last 35 years. Try it out sometime and see.  Gary

Hotrod Hillbilly claims there is no pressure on the back of the hood when the hinges are closed and in the rest position. Kind of like something going over center. I can imagine the hood hinges designed to operate that way but I don't have any cars with the hood off for a real world test.  Can anyone confirm this?

I wasn't going to take a chance so I removed the springs on my 500. I have springs on my 350 but leave the hood open. Is that better or worse?

I wonder if it's hood dependent too?  Hard to believe all hoods are built exactly alike and some are 'weaker' than others?


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Concours Talk / Re: hood straightening
« on: January 16, 2020, 11:26:02 PM »
Just for conversations sake imagine, removing your hood from your car, now you will have two hood hinges in the up position with the spring in normal resting position. Now push the hood hinge down (the position it would be in if you had a closed hood) the spring would be stretched, but would stay down on it own, since its designed to rest in this position causing NO LOAD?or Pressure on the hood what so ever! So can you explain to me how the springs put pressure on the hood when its in the closed positions? My thought is that since the hood is fastened at the front by the hood latch and fastened at the rear with the hood hinges, the upward pressure of the air cleaner seal is the only thing pushing up on the hood and with the heat maybe the real issue? plus possibly that pressure of closing the hood too, when the springs are being stretched!

Interesting. I always thought this might be the case since the hood doesn't fly open when you release the latch. It does pop so maybe there is some load or pressure?


What’s a good source for the low tension hood spring for a 69?


Also anyone got pictures of how they use a hood prop?

Thanks

I made a nice safe prop rod from PVC pipe.

No springs here either (original hood & fenders)
I use a short piece of chain between the spring mounting points on the hinges, holds the hood open great!
I'm sure there is a cleaner/nicer way to do it but NO SPRINGS!!

This works well too.


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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Found 68GT500KR need help
« on: January 12, 2020, 07:34:27 PM »
+1

Why not, my post count is low.

Doug, the more posts I read on the forum, from those who shall remain unnamed, the more you seem like a wise old sage

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The Lounge / Re: Coralsnake Updates
« on: January 12, 2020, 07:21:08 PM »
Pete, awesome job.  thank you for keeping it real!!!

chris

+1


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The Lounge / Re: 101 Factory Engineering car passes all function checks
« on: January 04, 2020, 09:31:35 PM »
Great stuff Pete! 

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The Lounge / Re: Explorinv retirement locations
« on: December 31, 2019, 10:40:08 PM »
So don't own a 1985+ car worth big $$$$  ;)

The whole package has to be considered when relocating. 

An ocean view property sounds great until you price hurricane insurance!


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The Lounge / Re: a nice laugh to end 2019
« on: December 31, 2019, 09:14:40 PM »

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 1968 Shelby information for The Registry
« on: December 31, 2019, 09:09:08 PM »
As of noon today The 1968 Shelby Registry data entry is locked in and files are closed. Any information from now will not be in the 2020 1968 Shelby Registry printing.
Happy New Year
Vincent M. Liska
1968 Shelby Registrar

Not bad...take the rest of the year off and be back at it bright and early Thursday morning.  ;)

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The Lounge / Re: Explorinv retirement locations
« on: December 31, 2019, 09:06:16 PM »
How do they tax collector cars in NC?

Sad to hear TX is being taken over.

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: How about membership milestone decals?
« on: December 29, 2019, 07:31:30 PM »
As I approach my 40th year as a SAAC member I was thinking wouldn't it be neat that for every decade that you're a member you would get a special member decal with maybe just a simple rocker, top or bottom or both, added to the standard SAAC decal that would signify 10 year member, 20 year member, etc. ...What do you folks think?

Nice idea, don't get your hopes up, SAAC is a ship adrift in the ocean.....

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The Lounge / Re: 101 Factory Engineering car passes all function checks
« on: December 11, 2019, 10:30:16 PM »
Very cool.  8)   Thanks for sharing.

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The Lounge / Re: Bob G approaches 3000 posts
« on: December 05, 2019, 10:46:25 PM »
Anxiously awaiting Bobs 3000 post! Thanks in advance, Bob,  for being a productive member of the community/forum.

Save his informative posts before the next crash!  :o

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The Lounge / Re: 289 Cobra on google Earth street view
« on: December 05, 2019, 10:27:47 PM »
Found this one awhile back.  Looks like someone was taking a roadtrip back in 2013.

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: A real unicorn?
« on: December 05, 2019, 10:25:27 PM »
Cool  8)

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