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Concours Talk / Re: Chromate--yellow--[gold]
« on: Today at 04:18:52 PM »
Randy: I earned my first Concours Gold when I was 27 and my first Thoroughbred Gold at 39.  If someone is willing to put in the time, learn the cars/parts, go to the shows, do restorations, it will pay off.  Getting involved in judging will accelerate the learning curve.  This has always been a hobby for me also, I've had a regular full-time job/family/kids and other competing priorities.

I've learned a lot about patience from Jeff.  In today's world, folks want information and they want it now, at their fingertips whenever they do a google search.  Just the way it is.  We've been saying for years there isn't an easy button when it comes to restorations.  One of the goals of creating sites like was to help capture as much information as possible so that it would be useful for searching later.  The site has been online for just about 10 years, so hopefully others have found it useful and maybe a little entertaining.   ;D ;D

Concours Talk / Re: correct finishing
« on: Today at 03:13:54 PM »
This type of information would be best served in a living document format.  Any type of printed matter will end up with errors or incomplete.  It can become unmanageable and do more harm than good (i.e. folks using older versions to detail their cars when new information is discovered).

Have thought that something like an online Wiki format or similar would work best to get input from many sources.  When you think about it, these forums actually serve a similar purpose.  While it was a shame the old forum data was lost, there is already tons of useful information that can be searched.  Not just the forum, but the concoursmustang forum also (for example).

Up For Auction / Re: 65 GT350 #47 at Russo and Steele
« on: June 24, 2019, 10:04:36 PM »
Wow those 65ís bid up disproportionate to a 66 in MHO !

Almost 5x as many 66's made... simple law of supply vs demand.

Up For Auction / Re: Preproduction HP289 Ignition Distributor
« on: June 24, 2019, 10:01:31 PM »

Up For Auction / Re: Preproduction HP289 Ignition Distributor
« on: June 24, 2019, 10:01:03 PM »
Pics from the auction

Took a closer look at the side shot of the two transporters that Szabo posted, and it looks like the cars on the left transporter also don't have FRONT bumpers.

That would seem to agree with the idea they were destined as R Models.

The cars without bumpers, no door guts and missing side vents would definitely be R models.

Concours Talk / Re: Emblems -- All Years
« on: June 22, 2019, 12:54:20 PM »
The current repro 67-8 dash pad should get at least a 1 point deduction in the concours/Div 2. class.  It's so far off, it's just not acceptable.  We have to give credit for at least having a dash pad and in the correct color, so it shouldn't be all points lost for the category.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: cleaning sockets for tail lights
« on: June 21, 2019, 09:57:03 AM »
Has anyone tried copper solder?

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 gt500 shocks
« on: June 17, 2019, 10:30:33 PM »
Was trying to find Dan's contact info and ran across this post from a while back.  Thought I'd post the link to his website for future searches:

Parts For Sale / Re: 1965 GT350 Axles
« on: June 16, 2019, 01:03:13 AM »
I have a set of the heavier duty 65-66 Shelby 28 spline rear axles. Very rare and correct me if I am wrong.

Can you please confirm they are 28 spline.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: "correct" oil filter for 65?
« on: June 16, 2019, 12:20:57 AM »
Some of the earliest 65 GT350's that had the oilpans installed at SA (Phillips head bolt) could have had the red Rotunda.

Have any examples?

Pic of 5S087 attached, looks like a black one.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: "correct" oil filter for 65?
« on: June 14, 2019, 11:13:33 AM »
Thanks Charles... where do you find the logo?  Is it a stamp or  a clear sticker? Haven't seen any of those on eBay.

I have a rubber stamp.  Send me a PM with your e-mail and I can forward the artwork that can be used to have your own stamp made.

Up For Auction / Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« on: June 13, 2019, 08:52:43 PM »
I'm no expert, so this is merely a question:  Would the steel of the fender have been so dented in, if it were a Ford factory stamp? 
Looks to me like this pix shows varying degrees of impact dents in the metal.

I'm not talking about the depth of the letter/numbers, but of the metal around the letters/numbers as a whole.

This was done at SA, not Ford.  Don't believe any attempt was made to shore up from the bottom, so the only thing to help would be the top edge of the coil spring cover underneath to stiffen the area.

Since it was done at SA, the stamping would have natural steel showing where the stamps were made.  Original cars usually show surface rust on the letters/numbers.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Fender bolt
« on: June 13, 2019, 08:46:42 PM »
AMK makes a reproduction, but it's not 100% exact.

Restoring the originals would be the best way to go.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: "correct" oil filter for 65?
« on: June 13, 2019, 02:50:28 PM »
Black ribbed top with yellow Rotunda stamp.  Can buy the red rotunda repro, strip/paint black and apply logo

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