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The Lounge / Older Drivers
« on: July 02, 2020, 08:37:40 AM »
Nice article about driving vintage performance vehicles featuring a 1967 Shelby GT500 owned by Phil Bell.

Money quote: “You have to have a much higher level of respect for the car,” he said, “because the car doesn’t have anything to save you. There is no nanny system. It is just you and your steering wheel and your right foot and the road.”

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: someone got a deal!
« on: June 30, 2020, 08:08:34 AM »
Great to hear your story and welcome to the club! Very cool car!

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Tires for a 1968 GT500KR
« on: June 12, 2020, 02:23:51 PM »
This is such a common question on this forum and it has been repeated so many times my suggestion is that there should be a "sticky" section where previous threads are readily available and plain to see and find.

I can think of at least three previous discussions that I can't even find with a key word search? I think that needs to be dealt with technically here if possible?

So there are two headings to start with, tires, clutches. Maybe Cobra fender shapes (with pictures) to save Ned from repeating?


Agreed! For whatever reason, the Search function on the forum leaves a lot to be desired. I've tried searching numerous times and most of the time I give up before ever finding what it is that I was looking for.

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The Lounge / Re: Went to the pharmacy today.......
« on: June 03, 2020, 11:20:56 AM »
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You must have taken crazy uncle Joe's advice.

Whoa! I didn't say anything about sniffing hair or firing two shots out of your double barrel shotgun outside (leaving you unarmed) or shooting someone in the leg. Every situation is different and there are a variety of opinions regarding self defense weapons and tactics - even among professionals. Richard (and others) are probably getting a lot out of this pharmacy discussion of firearms. I'm sure that he'll inform himself and make his choices accordingly. ~Kevin

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The Lounge / Re: Went to the pharmacy today.......
« on: June 03, 2020, 07:37:49 AM »
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There is conceal and carry here but every business and building has the no gun sign in Chicagoland so it becomes a crime if caught on premises with a concealed firearm.


In Florida (and yes, every state has their own gun laws so check before travelling) carrying concealed in a store that posts a sign is not illegal. Store owners can ask you to leave and/or not come back, but if you're carrying concealed they will never know unless you are forced to use your weapon in which case they may actually thank you. The State does list places that you aren't allowed to carry such as a court house, school, a place of nuisance and it's the only state that prohibits carrying a weapon in an airport terminal.

Another resource is a four part series starting on October 18, 2019 from Mike Adams. Good info.

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The Lounge / Re: Went to the pharmacy today.......
« on: June 02, 2020, 05:07:46 PM »
Has it seemed strange to you, as it has to me, that when you go into a Home Depot type store...and notice that all of the padlocks are locked up behind a padlocked cage? It's been that way out here in SoCal for many years.

I once asked a store clerk if he thought it ironic that they have to lock-up the locks from being stolen by people who want locks to lock-up their own stuff that might get stolen by other thieves.   He didn't get the irony, and just looked at me like I had three heads.
Insightful and humorous observation. I am awfully tempted to buy a gun for added safety. Been looking at Walther pps m2 9mm. https://www.gunbuyer.com/walther-pps-m2-black-9mm-3-2-2805961-wal2805961-gb.html


I think I am asking for trouble. Don't own any guns. Used to own pellet rifles in Canada but never a firearm.


Since you opened this can of worms Richard, I'll give you my two cents worth. You first have to ask yourself the question - Why? Since I'll assume the answer is for personal protection, the next question to ask yourself - Am I prepared to use lethal force if necessary? If not, choose a non-lethal self defense option. If your answer is yes, then determine when and where you will arm yourself. Can you get a concealed weapons permit in your state? Or can you carry without a permit in your vehicle? Or will it be used exclusively at home? If you carry there are a ton of great carry handguns out there to choose from. If possible, go to a local range that lets you rent them or try them before you buy. Then, as Chris and others have said, practice with it. A lot.

If you just want home defense I would opt for a shotgun. Many makes and models will fit the bill. Do you have any Rural King stores near you? Ours has about the best prices of any gun stores around. RKGuns.com has that same gun for $299.97 with no transfer fee if you pick up at RK. Good luck!

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: motor mounts
« on: June 02, 2020, 07:34:34 AM »
Put the car in reverse and repeat to check the passenger side.

I don't understand how this will check for a bad mount on the passenger side.  The engine only rotates in one direction regardless of whether the transmission is in forward, neutral, or reverse.  Am I missing something?

Transmission output shaft in reverse applies torque in the opposite direction. With brakes locked it will lift the passenger side if the mount is broken.

Sounds like OP's problem is clutch related though.

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The Lounge / Re: Let's hear it for Whiskey!
« on: June 01, 2020, 04:53:01 PM »
The first step is admitting that you have that problem ....sending out prayers snd positive thoughts

Im a crown royal man when I imbibe myself
Sounds like you're already hittin' the sauce ;D
FL SAAC, you need to proof read before clicking the post button :o
You don't get to 6800+ posts wasting your time proofreading!  ;D

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: motor mounts
« on: June 01, 2020, 02:15:36 PM »
Easy to check with a friend (or if you can see your motor from the driver's seat with the hood up). Put car in drive (auto trans) and slowly press the gas pedal as you keep your foot on the brake to keep the car from moving. If the driver's side motor mount is shot you'll see the engine lift up. Put the car in reverse and repeat to check the passenger side. With a good emergency brake you can do this with a stick also. If your E brake won't hold the car, then it's a bit trickier. Either way, make sure that there's nothing in front or behind you when you do this.

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Up For Auction / Re: Pookie's at it again!
« on: May 25, 2020, 12:19:59 PM »
This is hilarious!


"1965 1966 shelby gt350 mustang NOS door sill insert emblems original fomoco. Packet is not included.  auction is for 2.  Shipping usps"

Of course it's not! Gotta reuse it again. And again, and again.....

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« on: May 15, 2020, 07:16:48 PM »
Who is Rick Kopec?


This picture from John Barnes hangs in my office and I chuckle every time I look at it. Who indeed! Get better soon Rick! I hope to meet you in person some day. ~Kevin

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Up For Auction / Re: John Atzbach Collection going to Mecum Indy
« on: May 11, 2020, 05:45:32 PM »
Lots of stuff from the collection was originally procured by John Barnes including these two gems; Carroll's drawers and Table Scraps;D

John told me both of these stories when I bought his GT350. I had a hard time believing him, but there's the proof. Crazy!

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That explains a lot.

Florida S.A.A.C. diverse and inclusive.

No hurries no worries...you need a special binder clip???

PM me....

P. S. You don't live in Florida,  that section is considered Southern Georgian

Came home this morning to find mine sitting on the porch. In Florida. Sorry Tony  :(

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Came home this morning to find mine sitting on the porch. In Florida. Sorry Tony  :(

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: May 07, 2020, 07:31:08 PM »

If you've ever drank that swill - it's probably a Freudian slip!

^^ plus a few Schitz and Falstaffs
Schitz  ;)

You mean Schlitz ;D

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