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The Lounge / Re: Best engine and why?
« on: June 27, 2020, 01:35:22 AM »
I’ve had a few. By far, my 289 Cobra (CSX2192) & ‘66 GT350 (6S2055) sounded incredible....both had webers! The 427’s & 428’s were ok...especially the SO 427 but still lean to the 289!

When I bought CSX2192 in 1967 the Webers had a fuel log in front and each fuel line was black rubber.....gas line. No steel lines back then.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« on: May 24, 2020, 02:03:15 PM »
Ned, a ventilator with Rick’s signature would be better!

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« on: May 15, 2020, 12:40:29 PM »
Rick, in my thoughts and prayers and hopes for a speedy recovery. Am sure you’ll keep smiles on your nurses with your great humor and wit!

Northern California Region SAAC / Re: Mechanic Recommendation
« on: May 08, 2020, 08:21:00 PM »
Kevin Stittner, Precision Machine, Lodi. Long time Nor-Cal member and great Shelby Restoration shop. Not a bad driver either as he pushes his Shelby’s on the track!

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Period pictures, historical perspective
« on: April 26, 2020, 07:58:36 PM »
Going way back to the beginning of this post really made me feel old!! The two pictures with San Francisco’s motorcycle cops was me with hair and about 90# lighter! That’s 0962.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 Shelby w/ AMFM radio
« on: April 23, 2020, 11:41:06 PM »
My ‘67 GT 500 (#0962) had an AM/FM radio. I bought that new from S&C Ford. It had been in their inventory about three days. For some reason I thought there were speakers in the lower door panels. The radio had a slide switch to go from AM to FM. This car was different as had no strips and hubcaps. Can’t really imagine S & C switching out the radio before it sold to me.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Removing 67 Steering Wheel - Stuck
« on: April 19, 2020, 01:22:21 PM »
I agree that a puller is not going to work. Years back I was restoring #0195. After trying different pullers for god only knows how long a friend suggested the loosing nut technique with a ball pean hammer “tap”! The best and easiest way in my opinion!

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Vibrations at 50 miles per hour and up.
« on: April 11, 2020, 11:29:42 PM »
I had a similar experience on my GT350. At around 80mph at both Sears & Thunderhill. Tried rebalancing as I thought the Houisers were losing too much rubber....sticky tires. Still same vibration. Had the drive shaft rebalanced and changed u joints, still there. Went to an aluminum drive shaft, still there. While adjusting the webers using a chassis Dyno, the shop owner experienced the same vibration. The final solution was that the angle of the rear end...the housing...needed to be reshimed as it a shade off. That was the solution for me. Just a possibility for your situation!

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 photos from the web
« on: March 19, 2020, 05:10:58 PM »
I bought my ‘67 GT 500 (#0962) from S&C Ford. Had no stripes, inboard lights & hubcaps!

Shelby American Racing / Re: CSX2196 Fliptop
« on: March 18, 2020, 06:33:08 PM »
Not sure about frame being able to handle the HP. Was fortunate to drive “The Flip” at both Sears and Thunderhill.
One scary car that was way beyond my driving ability! The owner also owned CSX2427 aka DragonSnake which I enjoyed and found easier to handle. Just remarkable that Ken Miles could tame its drivability. Truly shows his remarkable talent!

Ford GT / Re: Ford litigates premature sale of the GT
« on: March 13, 2020, 03:34:40 PM »
“ The Mouse That Roared “! Now that was a great satire! You have to be an old member to remember he movie!
Fits the topic! New members....younger than 60....will not understand!

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Phil Remington..Road & Track
« on: March 06, 2020, 11:36:20 AM »
Years back I met Phil thru a mutual friend at the Monterey Historics. That was the year Shelby’s were the mark.
His daughter was there and was amazed of how much fanfare was given to her dad! We all had lunch in my Motorhome and was so impressed  how humble and soft spoken he was. A cherished memory that I often reflect on.
While I throughly enjoyed Ford vs Ferrari, was disappointed more credit wasn’t given to Phill!

Concours Talk / Re: hood straightening
« on: January 15, 2020, 10:13:00 PM »
At SAAC 27 was visiting with a long time (retired) Shelby employee...thing his name was referred to as “tweety”. He was a painter I think. We were discussing hood bows on a ‘67 GT500 I was restoring at the time..#0195. Anyway, he said that was always a problem because of the springs and to remove the bow, remove the springs, place a blanket on the hood and then put sand bags from Home Depot on each edge for 3-5 days. That worked! Sold the car later so don’t know if it held up but it was ok for at least two months!

CSX 2000 Series / Re: What Cobra's did Steve McQueen actually own?
« on: October 30, 2019, 09:45:08 AM »
Sometime back in the late ‘70’s early ‘80’s was at a car dealership in Beverly Hills. They had a red 427 and told me that it was owned by Steve McQeen. Got back home and was trying to decide ito by the car. After deciding to, it was sold to someone in Reno. Guess the salesman’s facts were alittle inflated!

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