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Wanted to Buy / Shelby convertible wanted
« on: April 15, 2021, 06:35:03 PM »
68-70 GT350 Shelby convertible wanted, I'm just starting my search, not even sure what I want at this point, so obviously I'm not in a rush.  Rust free preferred. Automatic to make SWMBO happy. Open to most color combinations. In middle of restoration, or nice Sunday driver, I'm all ears.

PM's preferred.

Serious inquiries only please.

Thanks in advance,


SAAC Forum Discussion Area / On the road again-Thank you SAACforum
« on: February 27, 2021, 05:53:06 PM »
Been a rocky year, first my personal interaction with Covid, then the loss of family, and friends, both in and out of the automotive community. Took the wind right out of my sails for anything car related. Finally got a chance to look inward, and found my motivation to get back out to the garage for a little "me time", clear my head so to speak by getting my hands dirty again....Been a long time....So with that said, just wanted to give a shout out to all those who assisted me, both on and offline, when my rebuilt carb install did not quite go as planned recently. This is what the forum is all about, people helping people, as if we really were family.  "The Pumpkin" is back on the road and running great, took it for a spin down RT85 and to the house via some twisty back roads to test everything out. Need to tweak the cold idle a little more, but other than that, the car is purring along as it should.

Once again, thank you, you know who you are.


1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Carb spacer installation
« on: February 21, 2021, 05:24:46 PM »
Starting my carb reinstallation, have the Felpro installed above and below the spacer now and have a wonderful vacuum leak (high pitched whine). Thinking my custom cut MrGasket picture below might alleviate the vacuum leak. All to be installed dry I assume as that is what I am used to. Or is there a proper part number I have yet to stumble across that will work without custom cutting?

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Carb spacer gasket part number
« on: December 20, 2020, 10:21:08 AM »
Anybody have the correct part number for the replacement carb spacer gasket on my 69 GT500 (auto, with/AC if it matters  ;) ). I realize I can use a generic Holley, but I believe their is an exact replacement made by Felpro, but cannot find the part number. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.



Misc. For Sale / Misc For Sale Guidelines-READ BEFORE POSTING.
« on: October 04, 2020, 07:48:35 AM »
This Forum is for listing items that you personally have for sale. Please limit ALL replies in this forum to specific questions, to the seller, about the items.

Cross-talk, or conversations about the item among members, should be made on another thread in the Discussion area....not on the For Sale thread.

PRICES are required on all listed items for sale.

We will delete ads with Ebay links posted in them.

PLEASE return to your thread and mark the item SOLD when you have sold the item. You may lock the thread from further posts at that time.

Parts For Sale / Parts For Sale Guidelines-READ BEFORE POSTING.
« on: October 04, 2020, 07:25:11 AM »
This Forum is for listing parts that you personally have for sale. Please limit ALL replies in this forum to specific questions, to the seller, about the parts.

Cross-talk, or conversations about the item among members, should be made on another thread in the Discussion area....not on the For Sale thread.

PRICES are required on all parts listed for sale.

We will delete ads with Ebay links posted in them.

PLEASE return to your thread and mark the item SOLD when you have sold the item. You may lock the thread from further posts at that time.

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.


1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / On the hook, again
« on: August 22, 2020, 07:20:34 PM »
The Great Pumpkin was, for the second time under my extended ownership, brought home on the hook today  :-[ . Sure I was in stop and go traffic in the 79% humid , 80 degree temps for almost 30 minutes, but I've been stuck in worse. What I found strange was that out of gear the car idled and revved just fine, but as soon as I dropped it in to drive, it sputtered and stalled out. Almost sounded like a run on situation of sorts. Would immediately restart, but again, under load, it died. Tank, pickup, lines, filter are all fresh. Thanks to AAA Platinum (don't leave home without it  ;D ), the trip home was an uneventful one, although due to Covid concerns (I understand completely), we had to grab an uber for the ride home. Took uber longer to get to us than AAA. Car fired right up after the 40+ mile tow, drove it into the garage and tucked it in for now. Not certain if their was dirt in the needle seats, fuel pump going bad, or the carb is due for a trip to "Drew" for a complete going through, which is what I am leaning towards at the moment. SWMBO chalked it up as just another adventure for us, she has always been good like that over the years.

So, with that bit of ramble out of the way, what say you? Am I on the right track?


Carolina Region SAAC / Was that good for you?
« on: August 09, 2020, 08:56:56 AM »
5.1 Earthquake in Sparta, NC, rattled the house pretty good here in Greenville, SC 134 miles
Everyone OK?


The Lounge / What would you think if......
« on: August 07, 2020, 11:43:49 PM »
What would you think if someone posted the following two lines in response to your posts here on this forum?

"I see you are part of the klan, I truly understand your group"

"Release your infatuation, obsession and hatred, follow the will set you free."

Would you find it distasteful?
or ????

Asking for a friend  ;)


Misc. For Sale / MOVED: Re: Early 81-82 SAAC membership items
« on: April 22, 2020, 05:56:13 AM »

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / NEWBIES READ THIS FIRST!!!
« on: April 18, 2020, 09:34:58 AM »

1: You cannot include attachments or links within your posts without them being approved by a moderator. This could be minutes, or days, depending on how busy a moderator is with his/her normal day to day schedule (we are not paid, we volunteer). The reason for this is to keep spammers from flooding these sites with commercial type posts for shoes, porn, or get rich quick schemes.

2: Sending multiple PM's asking when a post might be approved does not get the post approved any faster.

3: As a newbie, you sometimes forget to look at the date of the last post in a thread you are interested in. Dates are located above a user name and are in the following format "05-30-2015, 09:04 AM" You click on the reply/respond button and inadvertently resurrect threads that are 5-15 years old. Most with outdated information, or asking for information from a specific end user, who may no longer be on the site, or in a worst case scenario, has passed away.

4: As a newbie, you fail to use the "search" function, thus asking a question that has mostly likely been answered between 1-100+ times. This simple forum tool is beneficial for any and all end users, newbies especially.

5: As a newbie, you should think before you post. You only get one chance to make a first impression, and first impressions on a specialty automotive forum are forever lasting.

6: When starting a new thread, make sure it is in the proper sub forum, also make sure that the title description is on point, not too short, and not too long.

7: When responding to a thread, it is always suggested you use the "quote" option (bottom right hand corner of each post), so all end users know who you are directing your response towards.

8: Be patient for a response, do not make a follow up post 10,20,30,60 minutes after you asked a question at 3am. Not everyone who knows the answer is up or on their computer when you are.

9: Read all instructions before you post, if there is a 50kb size limitation to an attachment, and your attachment size is 10meg, then that is an operator error, and PM's to the moderator or sys admin is not required.

10: Go with the flow, do not try to reinvent the wheel here. Take things slowly, and ease yourself in to the flow of traffic.

Yes, the above really is that simple.


Misc. For Sale / MOVED: 1966/67 Shelby 427SC Owners manual
« on: January 30, 2020, 05:38:59 AM »

Up For Auction / Ed Meyers----Your truck is ready for pick up
« on: January 19, 2020, 07:28:16 AM »
Sapphire Blue (certainly looks Purple to me) over a gray cloth interior and shows just 9k miles, just saying  ;)

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