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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Koni rebuild
« on: September 18, 2019, 11:13:26 PM »
Thanks for posting.

Do you know anyone that can re-bush the top mount part of an original shock to look correct?

Wanted to Buy / Re: WTB: NOS Black '65 dash pad
« on: September 17, 2019, 06:15:42 PM »
Attached is a pic of what a real one should look like on the back. 

Wanted to Buy / Re: WTB: NOS Black '65 dash pad
« on: September 17, 2019, 02:22:18 PM »
I have an NOS 66 in FORD box

65 or 66?  I'm looking for a 65.

Wanted to Buy / WTB: Early Cobra valve covers
« on: September 17, 2019, 11:26:40 AM »
Looking for a nice pair of early open letter Cobra valve covers.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Marking your HiPo Harmonic Damper
« on: September 17, 2019, 11:21:21 AM »
The way I was taught:

Watching rocker arms while turning the crank by hand:

-When an exhaust rocker starts down, set the intake
-When an intake rocker goes all the way down and starts back up, set the exhaust

Wanted to Buy / WTB: NOS Black '65 dash pad
« on: September 16, 2019, 12:09:53 AM »
Looking for an NOS dash pad for a 65, black. 


The Lounge / Re: Ebay Paypal
« on: September 12, 2019, 10:30:45 AM »
Ebay bought PayPal several Years ago.

Changes coming...

10-13% may seem like a lot, but it's a worldwide audience.  Fixed price items are free to list and will stay on as long as one wants.  Set the price to 10-15% over what the absolute minimum is needed.  If the item doesn't move, then lower over time.

Ebay gives a small discount on shipping, so that helps a little.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 1965 GT350 Front Grille Paint
« on: September 10, 2019, 09:37:29 AM »

I've had a couple cans of those in the past, the color was way off.  Maybe the formula changed.

A while back I provided Scott H at NPD some spray out cards of some custom mixed paint that matched an original 65 grille.  Not sure if they have that available in spray cans yet.

SAAC-44 / Re: SAAC 45 location?
« on: September 10, 2019, 09:32:40 AM »
There is always Carolina Motorsport Park  ;)

That's actually a nice track and probably not expensive like some of the others.  Raced there a few times.  Heard they paved some of the paddock parking area recently.

   John Timanus ( rip) at the wheel in the static picture. Ran the racing school for a while.

He's also in the Riverside display photo, behind the car next to the dark hair lady.  Also in the photo with CS showing the track layout, in the background, probably P Brock standing next to him.

is a good example for mixing pics from different events or shooting,
on the two little pics from left corner above we see 5R002 (silver bright wheels) and two more Pics standing in the row behind
the rest shows 5S003 on the very early LAX shooting...

Only the last pic is 003.

The open hood engine bay pic is believed to be 5007.  003 was the only street car produced without an export brace, so easy to rule out in photos.

    Thanks Charles , I can only repeat the story he told top the group of us and wasn't qualified to challenge him then or now. Thank you for the information.

Maybe he got the Riverside display mixed up with another event or the moving of cars to the LAX facility.

Is Bruce still around?

    Years ago former '65 GT350 production manager , Bruce Junor spoke about this very day. The "plan" was to have 50 GT350s there that day for a "show of force" to the press. Fifty "production" GT350s were prepared and drivers set out in mass toward RIR. One by one , the cars developed engine problems later traced to "soft" camshafts ( poor heat treatment) and didn't complete the trip resulting in the few in your photo. Those in the picture were those that ''made it" ( and some barely made it) . Some were fine and were used for demonstrations. Ford air freighted replacement engines for those that failed. Because of this , SEVERAL early cars have replacement engines without the Ford VIN stamped on them. 5 020 was one of them for sure. SAI kept it hush hush for obvious reasons.

For the 1/27/65 introduction at Riverside, only 12 street cars had been completed by then.  The 50th street car wasn't completed until middle of March.

The Lounge / Re: Checkered Flag: Tony Branda
« on: August 19, 2019, 10:47:41 AM »
Condolences to the family.  Have bought a lot of items from him in the past, wish I would have got to know him after reading all the replies here.   :( :(

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