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It seems Ford deems their market base for new Shelbys to be suckers. I'd got buy a mid engine Vette instead. Gary

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: September 08, 2019, 08:04:00 AM »
Looking at that aerial photo, it would not be surprising to learn that the extension of East River Road was built later than 1968, and may not have existed as an alternative to making a sudden left turn onto Chestnut Ridge. Is there anyone here who can shed any light on that thought?
I'll ask the guy mentioned above. He is a SAAC member and forum member.

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: September 08, 2019, 08:02:15 AM »
Some additional information has been gleaned from the individual who digitized the wrecked Cobra photos. They were published in the Elyria, OH "Chronicle Telegram" newspaper, and described the accident as having occurred on the night of 8/31/68 - a Saturday - at the junction of East River Road with Chestnut Ridge Road in Elyria. Parma, OH, where the owner of CSX 3232 lived, was just 25 miles from Elyria. If this leaves any doubt that the car was CSX 3232, I'd like to hear how. And it further brings into question the story of how the chassis of 3232 was supposedly found in the back yard of a home in El Monte, CA less than 10 years later. Odd how no mention was made at that time of severe chassis/body damage... and the photos beg the question, what exactly was salvageable after this wreck beyond small parts?
A guy on Facebook (who also may be a SAAC member here) contacted me and I put him in contact of the guy who has the prints. The guy who contacted me has a best friend whose brother is the guy who owned and died in the Cobra on Labor day weekend in 1968. Interesting on what may be going on with 3232....

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: September 05, 2019, 11:40:46 AM »
The owner of the above pics has a lot more of them....

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: September 05, 2019, 11:28:58 AM »
The wreck occurred in 1968. The car's owner, Jim Cornell, had purchased it just a month before he and a friend lost their life in it. The Registry explains the car's convoluted history, including the fact that the title and parts changed hands and the current 3232 was rebuilt from genuine parts even if they didn't originate with 3232.
Does it give the Location as Lorain County , or Elyria, Ohio? A guy who has the original photos of the accident is asking. Gary

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: September 04, 2019, 12:22:00 PM »
Has this picture been used before? First time I have seen it. Gary

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Registry
« on: September 04, 2019, 12:14:01 PM »
I got one a while ago. My second registry from them. Scott and Chris do a really good job. 

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Franklin Mint 1968 KR model
« on: August 28, 2019, 09:13:41 AM »
I have the 65 Franklin mint Shelby and ordered early enough where I got one of the first 562. I believe mine is #132(or close to that-been years since I looked at the number) and the real car is owned by a forum member-or was many years ago. :)

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To be clear according to my long time friend Scott Halseth who does the Mustang catalogs and orders parts for NPD the supplier used 4 colors for other components  to get the "batch" paint which ended up being the colors we see on the teal pumps. The colors varied from batch to batch. George Huisman once gave me a can out of a batch of cans he had made up from an NOS 69 Boss 429 power steering pump and that is what I used on my 70 Shelby's pump 20 years ago. I don't think I ever had 2 pumps with the exact same tone of paint on them(teal ones). Gary

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I know I have seen discussion of the power steering pump being a teal color and that there may have been several different shades of such color.  I have not been able to find a match to my pump and was hoping someone would have a color that that they have found that can be purchased.
Thanks  Kevin
I had a 68 390 engine  that came with a 68 Mustang. i kept the pump. I had the pump color matched. It was a LOT more blue than the really teal one Jeff has above. I also have a really teal pump lying around(1970 circa). I color matched my "blue" pump at Painters supply and had it put in rattle cans. I gave the color to NPD and Scott used that for their "later" pumps in their catalog(10 years ago) as before that they sold the very early incorrect color for the later cars(66 type). I do not know if NPD has changed their colors or not from my "blue" color but i went with that color because it came on a BB 68 pump. i can email you some pics of my pumps but they are pretty much like what Jeff posted above. Gary

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Concours Talk / Re: dash VIN plate
« on: August 25, 2019, 08:12:10 AM »
Altering  a tag is  illegal not removing and replacing.  Given the nature of most media blasters there is no way I would ever send a car out to be media blasted or her body and paint with the original tag in it
Thanks for the clarification.

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Wanted to Buy / Re: BOUNTY : Looking for these cars
« on: August 24, 2019, 10:34:52 AM »
9F02M480004
9F02M481177
9F02M482350

If you know where they are, Im interested. Will pay a finder's fee if it leads to purchase
Pete, whats up with 482350 as I have the next number up 2351.

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Concours Talk / Re: dash VIN plate
« on: August 22, 2019, 04:54:38 PM »
The car is surprisingly clean and rust free. The previous owner did make some modifications and unfortunately repainted (with a color change) the whole car. I want to just start from scratch and redo the car.
Technically removing a VIN plate even for resto purposes is considered illegal I have been told. I would mask off the original wrapping the plate with something that ill not stick to it then duct tape the whole piece to protect.

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Concours Talk / Re: dash VIN plate
« on: August 21, 2019, 11:25:29 AM »
I'm not aware of 69s using some special rivet like Rosette rivets I have seen on Corvettes. I have torn down a lot of Mustangs and even my 68 Mustang Bullitt car had the dash vin pried off if it and looked to have standard rivets left with the corners of the VIN. Gary

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Concours Talk / Re: dash VIN plate
« on: August 21, 2019, 11:22:28 AM »
When Shelby renumbered the dash plate, what did they do about getting the PROPER rivets?  Does anyone reproduce those rivets now? I want to remove my dash VIN for having the striped down body media blasted and then need the proper rivets to put it back together.
When I had my car stripped I never had them blast that area. I have not seem 69s that had problems in that area. I MADE SURE that the upper cowl and firewall were not done as I have my original sealers still on it-can't get more factory than that. Does your firewall upper windshield area need work? I left the windshield in my car when it was blasted and kept the fact paint and blackout on that area as well as most of the firewall. Gary

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