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This thread went off the rails quickly. First time Iíve had to lock a thread here in a long time  :'(

Wanted to Buy / Re: Choke fitting needed
« on: September 14, 2020, 06:48:42 AM »

If just temporary can you just use a small chunk of rubber hose and some squeeze clamps.

I'm one of these guys that has to do it once and do it right. In this case, a temporary fix could be 4-6 months.....I had the fitting, laid it down on my work bench when tearing the carb apart. Now it's missing. I tore the entire work area apart, broom swept the floor, checked draws, small garbage can, toolbox, plastic bins, boxes, even places and other areas I had not opened or touched, draws, pants pockets, everywhere, top to bottom and it's not there. A year or two from now it will pop up I'm sure, but that does not help me now.....

Wanted to Buy / Choke fitting needed
« on: September 13, 2020, 06:00:56 PM »
Pulled a C7DF L carb out of a box and did a quick amateur rebuild so I could pull my original carb off the 69 GT500. This will allow me to keep the car mobile while I wait Drew to have an opening for my original carb. Need to find or figure out what fitting I need to go from the choke to my stock choke tube to get it to work. Anyone have a fitting or know the part number (generic for local auto parts store would be fine for this carb) I need?

Actual hot choke in stalled

What I believe I need, but cannot figure out threads and such on my own this afternoon

Thanks in advance


The Lounge / September 11th, 2001-Remember as if it was yesterday
« on: September 11, 2020, 06:26:52 AM »
Remember this like it was just yesterday, living just outside of NYC.
Lost community members and old business acquaintances alike.
My wife, thankfully working out of the NJ office for Marsh, lost many of her co-workers when the towers collapsed.
Sitting here this morning, I have flashbacks of watching the columns of smoke I could see from my home, watching the multitude of rescue, medical, fire trucks racing down RT80 towards NYC, I remember helping load heavy equipment for friends whos first thought was to get to where they needed to be without any other thoughts, also without getting into the nitty gritty details, I remember worrying about friends and family who worked in that area of NYC, I remember trying to figure out how I was going to explain to my young son how some of his classmates parents were not coming home, I remember the multiple trips to fill my truck with cases water and essentials and driving them to drop off points throughout the city, and NJ drop off points. I remember being glued to the TV for almost 24 hours, holding my family close to me, just stunned about what had just occurred.
Just typing this out has brought me to tears, a real flood of emotions.....

I will never, ever forget.

Thanks for reading and allowing me to put my thoughts this morning to paper, so to speak.


1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: sfm 6s 1882
« on: September 06, 2020, 04:43:32 PM »
Does anyone know the status of this GT 350 H? It was supposedly one of two never rented. I owned it in the mid 1970s. Thank you.

Sold in 2001 for $50,050 at BJ auction

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Proper 69/70 Shelby Side Stripe Placement.
« on: September 06, 2020, 02:10:21 PM »
Looking at bills orange car photo i dont think that is an original factory installed stripe done at aosmith. Look at center big stripe at the far rear they were cut straight off at end of quarter panel not curved like in orange car photo but the 2 small top stripes were cut at angle.

I cannot say for certain, but the x pattern was there when I pulled the side marker out. Since my car is a driver class car, I'm not overly concerned. Just curious for a little more "explaining"  :)


1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Proper 69/70 Shelby Side Stripe Placement.
« on: September 06, 2020, 11:45:50 AM »
I personally don't think that someone who corrects a obvious mistake from the way the car was meant to be in the expectations of Ford/Shelby is doing discredit to the Marque.
I did not overlook what you wrote, just wanted further clarification, that is all.
As for others of a similar install, what about Ed's purple convertible (I'm certain you have better shots of it as well as hands on experience  ;) ), I believe his side stripes are almost identical to mine based on the fuzzy picture allowed on Pete's site

I know we have seen a few others in vintage, time period pictures, but cannot find them this am. Perhaps you, Jeff, Ed, or Pete have them in your file folders and can share.


1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Proper 69/70 Shelby Side Stripe Placement.
« on: September 06, 2020, 06:51:19 AM »

   Are you saying there are no variations that are acceptable per concours rules? Or is the above post more your personal opinion as to how "all" cars should be once they are being restored due to the aesthetics of the stripe layout? Is it wrong to copy the the way the car was originally delivered vs what is was supposed to be delivered as?

Asking for a friend  ;)


Wanted to Buy / Re: WTB: 7L, 7M or 8A 428 PI Block
« on: August 30, 2020, 09:32:37 AM »
Mod Note: Please take the side discussion to the appropriate subforum.

The classified sub section is not it.  ::)

Leaving the posts here as an example of what not to do in any of the classified sub forums  :o

If you have what the original poster is looking for, please contact him using the private message option.

CSX 2000 Series / Re: SW dash gauges pict please
« on: August 25, 2020, 06:34:23 AM »
That is a CSX3000 with Smith gauges, which would make the Speedometer what you are asking about.
The OP was specifically looking at CSX2000 series Stewart Warner gauge specifications, just saying  ;)

CSX 2000 Series / Re: SW dash gauges pict please
« on: August 24, 2020, 06:12:47 PM »
Another CSX2000 from way back in 2007 before it was restored

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: On the hook, again
« on: August 24, 2020, 09:49:21 AM »
If that was the case you would be able to two foot it and keep it running.
If that was a response to my RPM post, yes, true.  I'm not seeing in the original post if "two footing it" was tried.  I was able to do that on my 302.  I also put up with it for a while before I decided to see about a better solution.  Since I was "prepared" for it to stumble, I would also be ready to slap it into neutral and try and goose it before it stalled in traffic.  Old cars......  :o

Did not work, lucky to get moving temporary for a few residential side streets, idling around in first gear, down hill worked until I stopped...Then the car died again.


1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: On the hook, again
« on: August 23, 2020, 04:37:32 PM »
Coil checked out with the multimeter
N0 broken, cracked, or leaking vacuum lines
All rubber type fuel lines are ethanol compatible when I put the new hard-lines in.
stainless steel line from pump to carb
New fuel filter installed
Did compression check to play it safe, all is good
Checked carb nuts to make certain they were not loose, also base for signs of leakage, none found.
No drips, no leaks for the fuel system, no vacuum leaks detected
Squirters looked strong (no Jon, I did not use a match  ::) ), although bowls were drained and I had to crank for 15-20 seconds to get it to fire
No fuel in oil thank god

No joy rides yet to check the transmission, but I'll get to that as I have time.

Thanks for all of the ideas, keep them coming.


Up For Auction / Re: 1968 KR ob the eBay
« on: August 23, 2020, 08:07:24 AM »

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