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Lehigh Valley Region SAAC / New FGT guest car to appear at Simeone
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:24:03 AM »
Rob Ida will bring his new Ford GT to compliment the Museum's cars at the LeMans [Part 1] Demonstration Day on Saturday 5/25/19.
I thought that this might be of interest to some other locals. The GT is not mentioned on the website (link below), but there are multiple posts on the Museum's Facebook and Instagram pages about the visitor.
I've never seen one of these new cars "up close and personal"... or run - thus planning to go  8)
https://www.simeonemuseum.org/event/le-mans-part-one-patriotic-pride/

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I've signed up for a Walk MS event here in South NJ for 2019.
Maybe it's some kinda cosmic coincidence, but this year it falls on "Cobra Jet Day" - 4/28  ;D
As many on here know, my wife has been hit hard by Multiple Sclerosis.
For anyone that isn’t familiar, this is a nasty neurological disease that is mainly found in women ages about 25 to 50. There is no current prevention or cure, leaving loved ones and care-givers feeling mostly helpless.
Nancy was diagnosed with MS back in the mid-90s - while still in her 30s. At first there were only minor troubles, but since 2006 she has been in a wheelchair and has continued to lose more function over time   :(
There is plenty of further info on the National MS Society website, if you are interested.
We attended to the Delaware Valley Chapter MS Society "Convention" a while back... the thing that struck me the most was the need for research $$.
Thus - I fundraise by doing the Walk MS event. To make a donation - Simply click on the link below,  or contact me via PM or email:
https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=30565&pg=personal&px=4766859

Any donations are helpful.
We have been blown away by support of SAAC-ers for past events and are very appreciative  :)
Thank you for your consideration,
Mark

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The Lounge / how rare is this truck?
« on: December 26, 2018, 12:48:48 PM »
Rec'd as a gift this year, can't say that I remember seeing one before  :o ::) ;D


How long before Pookie is selling these?

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The Lounge / back on the prowl
« on: November 13, 2018, 11:09:13 PM »
A big THANK YOU to Randy (GT350HR) for a ton of help and encouragement with my little upgrade project for the Tiger's engine bay.
I added a period-correct F4B, new carb, and CAT headers (Swain Tech coated). Also found a bad harmonic balancer, replaced the clutch, etc, and had a bunch of other old stuff fixed or replaced while the car was down... ever heard of "scope creep"  ???
Of course now they are talking about a "wintry mix" of weather here for Thursday, I may not make much clutch break-in progress until the spring...

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I know that there are no Fords [or the Coupe] included, but the Museum will feature some great cars on Saturday at the SCCA Demonstration Day pt 2 on 11/10/18:
1952 Cunningham C4R (LeMans class winner)
1956 Maserati 300 S
1956 Jaguar D-Type
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe


I guess that I've always been partial to V8 sounds, and I think that the full-race/4-carb Hemi in the Cunningham is the best sounding car in the collection  8)

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Parts For Sale / 50 oz. harmonic balancer for 302/351W
« on: July 31, 2018, 12:54:48 PM »
Oops. My friend helping with the Tiger engine made a bad assumption, and I bought the wrong balancer... it was installed on the engine (is on stand, never run) so I can't send it back  :(
Powerbond # PB1084N. 50 oz, for 4-bolt pulley.

$25 plus shipping anyone? or make offer. I'm not sure what else to do with it.

I can ship it from work [at cost] with our commercial UPS account.

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I rec'd this in the AutoWeek Daily Drive email today as part of their 60th anniversary celebration. The Mustang article is cool, but I thought that the Penske bonus was better  8)

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The Simeone Museum (near the airport in Philly) is having a Special Exhibit for "80's Performance" Cars... they are looking for the following types of cars (maybe you have one or know someone who does?)
This is the list of example cars listed on the application (emphasis added):
Chevrolet – Z-28 IROC Camaro, Z-28 Camaro , Corvette (tuners, Callaway, Lingerfelter, etc.)
Ford – Mustang GT (tuners, Saleen), SVO Mustang, Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
Buick – Grand National, Regal Turbo
Mazda – RX-7
Toyota – Corolla GTS, Supra
Dodge/Plymouth – Omni GLH, Omni GLHS, Shelby Omni GLHS, Shelby Charger, Shelby Dakota Pickup
Nissan/Datsun – Z Cars – 280z, 300z, etc.

Here is the link to the Exhibit facebook announcement:
https://www.facebook.com/SimeoneAutomotiveMuseum/photos/a.205702870048.163252.126549495048/10156187290910049/?type=3&theater

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The Lounge / Walk MS - 2018 fundraising
« on: April 20, 2018, 01:05:23 PM »
As many of you know, my wife has been hit hard by Multiple Sclerosis.
For anyone that isn’t familiar, this is a nasty disease that is mainly found in women ages about 25 to 50. There is no current prevention or cure, leaving loved ones and care-givers feeling mostly helpless.
Nancy was diagnosed with MS back in the mid-90s - while still in her 30s. At first there were only minor troubles, but since 2006 she has been in a wheelchair and has continued to lose more function over time  :(
There is plenty of further info on the National MS Society website, if you are interested.
We attended to the Delaware Valley Chapter MS Society "Convention" a few years back... the thing that struck me the most was the need for research $$.
Thus - I fundraise by doing the Walk MS event. To make a donation - Simply click on the link below,  or contact me via PM, or email:
http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/PAEWalkEvents?px=4766859&pg=personal&fr_id=29486

Any donations are helpful.
We have been blown away by support of SAAC-ers for past events and are very appreciative  :)
Thank you for your consideration,
Mark

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Appeals / help with clutch/pressure plate ?
« on: April 07, 2018, 12:21:02 PM »
We installed a stock 1987 marine Ford 302-4V in the Tiger back [during the main restoration] in 1990 (got the brand-new engine from a friend).
In that pre-internet era, word-of-mouth suggestions were to use a "Boss 302" clutch.
At that time I went to a local parts store (recommended by a drag racer co-worker) and bought these 2 parts:
C7ZZ75508 Disc and
C7ZZ75638 Pressure Plate.

Since the engine is back out for installing some new parts, it seems like a good time to replace the clutch.
Now - twenty eight years later -I don't know if these parts would still be available, or if they are still a good choice?

Does anyone know if I could still get these - and where?
Or - are there better choices now?


Car is used for cruising, occasional autocross and other "spirited" driving. Not sure if it matters, but Tigers use hydraulic activation. I prefer that everything looks stock.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks, Mark

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Should be good one! They are featuring both GT40s - as of today the weather for Saturday looks OK.
http://www.simeonemuseum.org/events/finish-line-controversy-demo-day

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The Lounge / Mirage (at Simeone Museum)
« on: February 25, 2018, 11:57:51 AM »
I spotted this Gulf liveried Mirage # M2/300/03 at the Simeone Museum in Philly, it's part of the 2018 Best of Britain exhibit. Very sharp! ...and I'll bet that the 3-liter V12 would sound pretty sweet as well  8)




(It was not on purpose, but you can see the Museum's display with the two GT40s in the background)

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