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The Lounge / Re: Frozen Shelby
« on: February 09, 2020, 08:26:14 PM »
Thanks Richard. I enjoyed that.

Concours Talk / Re: front coil spring marking
« on: January 27, 2020, 09:20:50 PM »
My '69 GT500 sportsroof, 4-speed, no a/c, built 06/06/69, had pink and gold stripes on the front springs. FWIW. 

The Lounge / Re: 5G networks
« on: January 21, 2020, 02:29:45 AM »
A few things to unpack here:
Regarding the health effects, a number of individuals and organizations have made a variety of alarming claims about 5G, for varied reasons, but none are based on any competent scientific evidence. I won't go into all the details about why these claims are unfounded, but here's a good explanation for anyone interested:
As for the FOIA request, good luck, but it probably won't do much good. It's out of local government's hands. The Feds have decreed that Telecoms may deploy their 5G technology in existing rights-of-way, including installing the necessary equipment on existing poles and public infrastructure, and cities and counties aren't allowed to say no, or even enact a temporary moratorium to study the best way to implement the roll-out of 5G in their community. The National League of Cities and others fought the FCC long and hard to retain local control, but the Telecom lobby is far more powerful (read better funded) than the local government lobby.
I wouldn't expect to see many 40-foot towers for 5G though. In most jurisdictions, structures of that height will require building permits the FCC are powerless to override. That will usually require notification to surrounding property owners, publication of legal notice, and a public hearing of some sort. All of which add delay and uncertainty which the wireless providers would prefer to avoid. Accordingly, most 5G equipment has been designed specifically to be compact enough to permit installation on existing poles or towers, or if new poles are needed, they'll typically be the size and height of standard telephone poles, avoiding the need for city or county permits. Any larger towers will likely be only as a last resort where no other viable alternatives exist.
But as far as their ability to put up smaller towers and equipment boxes in existing rights-of-way, and the potential negative effects on property values that may have, that's all accurate. It won't do any harm to talk to your local planning and engineering department representatives to see what insights they may have, but I'll pretty much guarantee they're just as frustrated by it as anyone.

The Lounge / Re: Flag
« on: January 20, 2020, 10:50:46 AM »
Dartmouth College is in New Hampshire, and their school colors are green and white. I don't know what the "A" would stand for (Alumni Association? College of Arts & Science?) but I'm guessing there's a connection.

The Lounge / Re: Who's going to Scottsdale this week?
« on: January 15, 2020, 10:56:58 PM »
I'll be there.

The Lounge / Re: a nice laugh to end 2019
« on: January 02, 2020, 12:30:04 AM »
Best Ford truck commercial ever...

Concours Talk / Re: tires to use
« on: December 19, 2019, 08:29:29 PM »
Kelsey Tire has introduced a "Polyglas" radial that unfortunately doesn't look all that much like original issue Polyglas tires, but is still closer than any other halfway modern rubber out there. Right now, FR70x14 is the only size available, but the rep I spoke with at MCACN told me to expect 15" sizes by late spring or early summer 2020.

The Lounge / Re: Chopin's Ocean Etude Opus 25 No. 12
« on: December 11, 2019, 09:19:59 PM »
Sounds great!

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Arkansas Event?
« on: November 05, 2019, 01:52:59 PM »
REALITY CHECK: a handful of people and cars enjoying each other's company is not intended to be an affront to anyone.

For the love of Pete, I am an outsider's outsider, but reconnected with people I see (these days) once every 5, 10, 20 years.

If you set up a "standing tour" in your area of influence, I guarantee people would come.  I'd come, if you allow Cougars/Merkurs.

And if I were to organize such an event, you'd be invited. If we ran out of participant spots, you'd still be welcome to observe, as would anyone with a passion for the cars and their history, so long as they were respectful and didn't interfere. But that's the difference between me the the GT350 tour folks.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Arkansas Event?
« on: November 04, 2019, 07:59:59 PM »

I think the point is  if you add an unlimited number of  people the event gets out of hand quickly .  This is not a yearly event in arkansas  it changes locations  . A lot of planning is done a year in advance . It is kept to limited number due to  lodging  and  feeding the group in a timely manner .  Until you  have   planned one of these events  it is hard to grasp all the details that need to fall into place to make them  a success.    (nobody is stopping you in your region )

Again, no argument from me, but still irrelevant. No one (that I know of) asked to be "added to" the event. Merely for the opportunity to view the cars in the tour group during one of their planned stops. Nothing that would require altering the route or schedule in any way, or adding to the logistical burden one iota.


SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Arkansas Event?
« on: November 04, 2019, 08:31:08 AM »
Since I own a GT350 I guess my nose was rubbed in it also but I'm OK with that.  ;DIt looks like it was a fun time and I hope they have many more to come. If all of us  were all invited I don't think anyone would have fun with all the confusion and congestion. For what it's worth I kinda think there are a few other get togethers that I haven't been invited to.Just my honest opinion.


TOB, do you live in Arkansas? Are you one of the local owners who requested information about where we might see the cars as they came through our area but was rebuffed? 'Cause I don't recognize your handle  or the picture of your car.  If those statements don't apply to you, then no, no one is rubbing anything in your face by posting pictures and bragging about the tour in this thread. If you are from around here, then send me a message, let's get together. I love meeting fellow owners and learning about their cars! First beverage of your choice is on me.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Arkansas Event?
« on: November 03, 2019, 08:48:35 PM »
A car guys high

Thanks for rubbing our noses in it. Classy.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Arkansas Event?
« on: November 03, 2019, 08:41:47 PM »

Think of it this way: We might be able to cram 15 people in my wife's Suburban, but it would be unsafe & everyone would be uncomfortable.

No argument from me, I just have no idea what that has to do with anything.


SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Arkansas Event?
« on: November 01, 2019, 02:40:43 PM »

Jay, The GT350 tour nor the Cobra tour is not any type of SAAC or other club event. I didn't attend this years GT350 tour but did attend the Cobra tour that was in much of the same area.

I think this year's Cobra tour was the 16th or 17th attended.

Anyone, that  has the time and passion, can try to organize a tour whether it's original Cobras, Shelbys, or ?. Find a great place that has the right accommodations, a place to store trucks and trailers, great roads, restaurants, gas stations that are within 100 miles of each other that have more than a 'one hole' restroom to accommodate the 40+ people, drive the route in advance to log each turn and stop, sometimes more than once, and do this to fill 4 or 5 days of driving and use new roads each day. Have the time to scout this out for the love of it because you will not be compensated for your time. Then have the log books for each car printed and hope there are not many misprints in directions. Oh, and be sure to invite people that will get along with each other for a week ;)

So, know anyone that wants to organize a tour?

That just reinforces my point. If you're going to put on one of these things, the logical thing to do is reach out to local like-minded people and get them on board up-front. They're the ones who know the good roads. They know the good places to eat and the stations with good gas. They know the sites that are worth seeing and the ones that are over-rated tourist traps. They might be willing to offer their garage with a lift to anyone who needs it. Take advantage of their hospitality. It'll be easier for the organizers and result in a better experience for the participants.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Arkansas Event?
« on: November 01, 2019, 02:43:53 AM »
Thanks Bob. I value your opinion. I'll admit this is something of a sensitive subject with me. But consider this. It's not my imagination that not once in 45 years has SAAC seen fit to hold a convention anywhere in the middle third (or more) of the country. It's not my imagination that SAAC deliberately scheduled their 2020 convention at a time that would hurt the one large Shelby and Ford meet we do have. And while I'm more than willing to give A-Snake the benefit of the doubt as to his comment, the fact remains that the GT350 tour WAS conducted in such a way as to exclude local vintage Shelby owners from having any interaction with the group. See the trend?
I guess I'm just disappointed, 'cause when I joined SAAC I imagined it would be something like an actual club. With at least occasional organized opportunities for interaction with other members in the real world. I missed the fine print stating that aspect of the group is only for members living near the coasts.


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