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Ok, now for my dumb question.  What is the process for removing the springs.  I am going to try taking mine off for a bit and seeing how that impacts my bow.

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Wanted to Buy / WTB 1968 GT350, GT500 or GT500KR Convertible
« on: February 22, 2022, 12:15:33 PM »
I am looking for either a GT350, GT500 or GT500KR convertible 1968 only.  I want one in Candyapple red with black interior.  I don't care if it has AC or not.  I strongly prefer 4 speed.  I am looking for a rotisserie restored car done to a high standard but and older restoration that has held up is not a problem.

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Door Tag Question
« on: February 14, 2022, 12:42:08 PM »
After I looked at the car, and talked with our very helpful registrar, and saw the Marti Report, I am firmly convinced that the car was born in Highland Green and became Candy Apple Red sometime in the 1970's.  The door tag and the buck tag have are repops and based upon my conversation with our registrar that is not seriously in question because there is some wording on the buck tag that is just wrong.  With that said, it is a very solid car and has terrific body and paint.  If the seller gets his price back to earth I may end up with the car. 

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Door Tag Question
« on: February 11, 2022, 10:03:23 PM »
Not sure.  Its not in his materials that I have seen yet.

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Door Tag Question
« on: February 11, 2022, 09:47:42 PM »
Guys,

I am going tomorrow to look at a car that the Shelby Registry shows GBBAHYYR4 which translates to Highland Green, Black Interior, Black Top, Automatic, Steel Wheels with Hubcaps, AC and Tilt.  The door tag and the buck tag on the car shows Red and the car is presently Red.  Seller, of course, says it is not a color change car.  Everything else on the car looks correct.  Is there any other place on the car to verify original color?  I tend to rely upon the registry but I guess there is always a chance that the data is wrong.

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Wheels From Paradise Wheels Are Excellent
« on: December 24, 2021, 08:13:35 AM »
I ordered a set of wheels from Paradise Wheels and they came in yesterday and are excellent.  It took a bit of time to get them because of supply chain difficulties.  My original set has the Goodyears and this driver set has Firestone radials.  It was a nice Christmas present.

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My sense is that production ended because what was the point of making a Shelby when Shelby was gone and Ford had plenty of performance already in house.  I will say that when I drive my 69 GT500 and my 69 Boss 429 that the Boss 9 definitely seems a lot racier -- whether it is or not who knows?  If you drive a 66 GT350 it is truly a great all around car.  The 67 GT500 still has a lot of early car feel.  My 69 GT500 seems a lot softer and less edgy.  Ford may have sold a lot more square birds but I will take a 55 - 57 over them all day long.

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The Board Room / Re: Scammed by a sac member
« on: August 13, 2021, 11:16:33 AM »
I got the same thing today from Vandon for a Boss 9 block.  What a bunch of kaka. 

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Wanted to Buy / Boss 429 Block
« on: July 27, 2021, 11:00:20 PM »
I am looking for a Boss 429 Block.  It is ok if it is a bare block but a short block would be ok as well. 

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1969-1970 Boss 302/429 / Re: 2021 Keels & Wheels
« on: May 04, 2021, 11:36:38 PM »
This was the coolest part.

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1969-1970 Boss 302/429 / 2021 Keels & Wheels
« on: May 03, 2021, 01:47:31 PM »
This past weekend was Keels & Wheels here in Seabrook, Texas.  This is an annual event that was interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.  This year the theme was Ford v. Ferrari and the Grand Marshalls were Peter Miles and Aaron Shelby both of whom were true gentlemen.  I also got to meet Bruce Meyer and Barry Meguiar but perhaps the most fun was running into Tony Conover who restored my 1966 GT350.  We showed our red Boss 429 and our red XKE Convertible.  The Boss was in the Mustang class with another Boss 429 so the competition was real.  Somehow our Boss beat the other one and came away with first place.  Even though it rained all day on Saturday it was nice to get out and hang out with the friends in the hobby.  Here is a picture.


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Up For Auction / Re: 1969 Boss 429 on BAT
« on: March 18, 2021, 09:41:34 PM »
Since I started the thread I guess it is not exactly creep if I am the creeper?  Anyway, here are some pictures of the Jag.

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Up For Auction / Re: 1969 Boss 429 on BAT
« on: March 17, 2021, 11:40:45 PM »
Eric, it seems like you made the right decision.   :)

Thanks Brian.  Glad to see you are an XKE owner.  Here is my 65 which was the craziest restoration ever.  I had Classic Showcase in CA do the car and I put my son through an ivy league education for alot less.  But the car got Grand Champion. 

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Up For Auction / Re: 1969 Boss 429 on BAT
« on: March 17, 2021, 01:45:25 PM »
I was surprised that it stopped there but given that I paid $207,500 for mine I guess they hit it the number on the head.  I do think that my car is superior to the BAT car but that is purely a guess because I have not seen the BAT car in person.  I look forward to meeting whomever bought the car.
Eric, you need to update your car list on your profile now.  :)

You are correct.  As we say in the air "wilco".

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Up For Auction / Re: 1969 Boss 429 on BAT
« on: March 16, 2021, 03:18:05 PM »
I was surprised that it stopped there but given that I paid $207,500 for mine I guess they hit it the number on the head.  I do think that my car is superior to the BAT car but that is purely a guess because I have not seen the BAT car in person.  I look forward to meeting whomever bought the car.

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