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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Mice Advice, Please
« on: August 30, 2020, 05:17:21 PM »
I catch at least 50 a year

Good old mouse trap

I only use fruit snacks, let them dry out a bit and crimp them in the trap. I've used the same fruit snack for 5 years, they work like a charm and never get licked off without setting the traps.

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 1969 Shelbys
« on: August 29, 2020, 09:50:05 AM »

This photo illustrates what 1969/70 cars looked like when they arrived at AOSmith for conversion.
The car on the left is the knock down version as supplied by Ford assembly.

The added fiberglas (FRP) is hanging from the wires

Thanks for this bloody cool photo!!!

Interesting that they chose to display the hood apart and not bonded together as the outer skin and inner structure are seperate.

It also appears that the metal strip that holds the fenders to the engine bay aprons is not installed either.

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Designers of the fiberglass
« on: August 07, 2020, 03:18:52 PM »
I often wonder why they did drop the KR moniker in 69?  Doesn't the 69 GT500 use the 428CJ?

There are drawings for 69 KR emblems

You learn something everyday....

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Designers of the fiberglass
« on: August 07, 2020, 02:03:20 PM »
In the history of the muscle car I believe one of, if not the most underrated options was the drag pack option in 1969 and 1970

For 1968 the changes from a GT500 to a GT500KR were also very significant. However.....everyone knew as it was prominently displayed in the stripes on the side of the car. Visual impact is something that let others know what you had. Mopars had options like a shaker hood on a Challenger (on the Hemi Cuda it was standard), billboards, wings and louvers. On a Chevy, cowl induction hoods, racing stripes, front and rear Camaro spoilers.

On 428 ci 69-70 Mustangs and Shelbys there was nothing externally to let you know if it was a CJ or SCJ unless you count the oil cooler behind the grille, but that's a stretch.
The differences of these engines and supporting bits and pieces are getting very difficult to find....
deeper groove pulleys
gear reducers on speedo
oil cooler and related hardware
lemans rods
external dampening

They are complete sleepers and especially considering the price in was practically free.

Great option and now I know why guys like Ed gravitate towards it.

Show this car some love!!!!

I think it's incredible

Great colour if you ask me......maybe I have a strong stomach :)

Any details on how it was found??


Go to
click on the Indy auction
on the left side under road art
click on Friday P lots

Bartell stuff went for 5-18K

Good for John

CSX 2000 Series / Re: Amazing 289 sold
« on: July 16, 2020, 10:04:53 PM »
The AC Ace fits the definition wheel lips.....that's slab side

The Lounge / Re: What does Sammy have to say?
« on: June 03, 2020, 12:16:09 AM »
Eddie started with drums and Alex with a guitar.....they switched instruments.....kinda cool.

Eddie has fought his demons throughout his life, kudos to him for hanging in there.

The Lounge / Re: What does Sammy have to say?
« on: June 02, 2020, 06:49:27 PM »
And supposedly written while driving from LV to LA in his 67 GT500.   

Sammy says it all. 8)

The man with the pearly whites...Sammy Hagar!!!

The song was written after driving from Albany to Lake Placid.

He used his 512 Boxer in the video.....and his mechanic Claudio Zampoli has a cameo in the video. Claudio introduced him to Eddie Van Halen who also brought his Countach and Miura to Claudio......and then the Van Hagar era began.

The desire to move to my left and hug the car was almost too hard to resist

You lucky dog!

Fred has some great cars, that one is incredible.

The other Fred

Up For Auction / Re: John Atzbach Collection going to Mecum Indy
« on: May 13, 2020, 10:08:58 PM »
I'm wanting to register for the Indy Road Art 2020 Collection, not the Indy 2020.
There's a difference.

It gets confusing....for the Steven Juliano auction you had to register for both the Road Art and also their On Time platform.

I suspect that John's items will be the same.

Larger memorabilia and ephemera items in the Road Art and the smaller items on the automatic On Time platform.

Up For Auction / Re: 1964 AC Cobra 289 For sale
« on: April 25, 2020, 07:47:42 AM »
cut and paste remarketer

some cars are from Fantasy Junction

The Lounge / Re: 2020 Pebble Beach Concours Cancelled
« on: April 23, 2020, 10:56:27 AM »
Liability....I think the buck stops there.

I'm not sure whether it's the sponsors, organizers, venue, regulators, etc who made a decision to postpone, it's sad.

The Lounge / Re: 2020 Pebble Beach Concours Cancelled
« on: April 23, 2020, 06:38:19 AM »
Many of the car manufacturers/sponsors had pulled out a month ago.

Appeals / Re: 65-67 427 Cobra carburetor main body value
« on: April 21, 2020, 12:04:21 PM »
If you are selling once you decide a value, kindly advise

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