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The Lounge / Re: video of a 1959 Ferrari 250 Testa Rosa recreation
« on: September 01, 2019, 07:03:18 PM »
I was the lead restorer on a 1957 250TR, CMC built a model of the car afterwords.

The Lounge / Re: 70 Million Dollar Porsche Auction Mistake
« on: August 24, 2019, 01:10:39 PM »
I think it was a fly fishing trip, imagine if just one bidder had raised their paddle during any of the $10M advances! To advance the bidding that many time and have as many people of the auction house all on the same page just seems to choreographed. 

I still think that the material used to make the part is a dead giveaway when it comes to identifying an original part vs the reproduction.

The ebay ads knob...

Up For Auction / Re: Preproduction HP289 Ignition Distributor
« on: July 04, 2019, 09:34:48 PM »
Here is the stamping pad for the early dual point w/ vacuum diaphragm housing I have, it has a “-F” and not the “D”.

I am not convinced that this is a NOS part, or an original for that matter. I believe that the material used to manufacture these knobs was more of a bakelight material rather than plastic. I believe the material was more like the material used in the two piece black/chrome shift knobs that were produced after the knob in question was produced. Also of suspect is the font type for the number “4”, it appears much to standard. Please see my photo of the original that I have for comparison.

CSX 2000 Series / Re: CSX2286 FE Install
« on: July 02, 2019, 04:16:55 AM »
Yep, all the frame modifications would indicate a Daytona Coup chassis, roll bar, radiator support, etc...

The Lounge / Doug Pratt, RIP
« on: June 26, 2019, 02:57:35 AM »
I would like to report the passing of Doug Pratt. Doug was an San Diego area Cobra guy that had worked on many local Cobras, both original and otherwise. He was always willing to give his assistance to whomever needed it and no matter what the make or model was. God speed Doug, you will be missed.

CSX 3000 Series / Re: Mecum Indy
« on: May 19, 2019, 12:59:30 PM »
They can be restored to the same level, it just takes, patience, time and $$$$.

CSX 3000 Series / Re: Mecum Indy
« on: May 18, 2019, 08:00:16 PM »
A question for this laconic forumasking for opinions on why 1 apparently well restored 427 sells for $2.2m and another apparently well restored 427 no sales for $1.2m.....? Thoughts? Comments?

You would have to pour over the history of each car and then inspect each car in person (or have a knowledgeable inspector) in question for negative or positive attributes, was the car ever converted to S/C specifications, accidents, how original does the car present itself (hoses, clamps, nuts and bolts, etc, etc). After doing your research then you can then start comparing one cars value to another.

Up For Auction / Re: Mecum Indy Cobras
« on: May 18, 2019, 05:20:50 PM »
I noticed that trunk photos were not included in any of the advertising. Did anyone happen to get photos of GE trunk areas of the Cobras that went through the auction? I would am especially interested in photos from 2416. Thanking you in advance.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: plugs
« on: May 08, 2019, 12:21:44 AM »
I have had good luck with Autolite 45s.

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 69-70 Shelby Rear Antenna
« on: March 16, 2019, 06:21:14 PM »
PM sent.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: 289 Engine Stages
« on: March 07, 2019, 12:02:46 PM »
Basically all the “Stage” race engines received the engine shops attention, balancing, blue printing, degreed harmonic balancer, oil galley modifications and cylinder head work. As I also stated previously you could get a 1x4V or 2x4V induction system as an option installed on a stock 289HP engine as a option. The “Stage” race engines were primarily the same with the exception of the carburation, this is where the “Stage” levels were determined. If you ordered a competition engine with all the “goodies” but only opted for a 2x4V carburation system it was still regarded as a “Stage II” race engine.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: 289 Engine Stages
« on: March 06, 2019, 09:57:25 PM »
Basically, the stages depended mostly on the carburetion system that was ordered with the engine, with the Stage III being the highest horse power available and it having the Weber 4x2V intake manifold system. The next highest HP engine was the 2x4V (Carter) intake manifold system and the last being the 1x4V (Holley) intake manifold system. All of these were based on varying degrees of preparation except the Weber 4x2V equipped engines which were only available in a full competition form. For example, you could order your 289 Cobra with s 1x4V intake system, a 2x4V intake system installed on a stock 289HP engine or have that 289HP engine race prepared to become a Stage I or a Stage II respectively. The Stage III was only available as a fully prepared racing engine and was only available with a Weber 4x2V intake system. It is also noted in the catalog that depending on the “Stage” of the engine build that there were different camshafts available with a listing for a “roller” camshaft for the Stage III engine, this has been suggested as being false because of the various racing organizations rules governing “roller” camshafts. Also just because a Cobra May have been ordered with a 1x4V or 2x4V intake system doesn’t mean that they were a Stage I or Stage II equipped Cobra, it would have to have been specified as such when the Cobra was ordered new.

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