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Florida Region SAAC / Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« on: November 16, 2019, 12:44:31 PM »
Took my team from work yesterday. All 30   or younger.
I'll see on Monday if anyone "gets it". Their biggest thrill is a new iPhone.
Spread the word.

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Voltage regulators black or blue for 1966
« on: October 28, 2019, 09:11:23 AM »
Brant Halterman (Virginia Classic Mustangs) sells perfect black repros  with solid state internals. I have a small collection of dead originals but they don't age well.

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SAAC-45 / Re: SAAC 45 will be at Brickyard.
« on: October 12, 2019, 07:36:10 AM »
Dan. Bring your car!

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Florida Region SAAC / Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« on: October 03, 2019, 07:15:00 AM »
The director mentions that the version of the film he likes best is 3 hours and 15 minutes long.

How can I buy THAT version of the film.

Also, showing this film at SAAC 45 will be a mandatory event.

We had better book a big room with an even bigger screen!

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The Lounge / Re: Carroll Shelby
« on: September 23, 2019, 09:39:45 PM »
Does anyone have any "Shelbyisms?" Like when he was trying to sue the replica companies and told us, "I just sold my chilli company and now I have enough money to take on any sonofabitch I want to".

Or, " I didn't know whether to shit or go blind".

But he sure could make stuff happen.

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Shelby American History / Re: The Movie
« on: September 20, 2019, 06:56:55 PM »
The Guardian doesn't like anything having to to with celebrating your carbon footprint.

Bite me.

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The Lounge / Re: Suggestions for oil in a 347 stroker
« on: September 12, 2019, 02:34:01 PM »
Randy, are you using a flat tappet cam in your race car or a roller?

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Florida Region SAAC / Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« on: September 12, 2019, 12:40:34 AM »
We saw it with Christian Bale, Matt Damon, and the director and some of the cast in the balcony next to us. Movie got a standing ovation. Roy Thomson Hall was filled to the roof.

Matt Damon played a passable Shelby. There were times he got the accent and voice just right. I closed my eyes and thought I was listening to Shelby giving a speech at a SAAC dinner. He's too short and we only knew Shelby as an old man, but I think I think he would approve. He had lots of balls in the air in '64 and '65 and they capture how he had to deal with all that. Some of the original crew can comment.

I never met Ken Miles but from all I've read, Chritian Bale nailed it. He lost 70 pounds after his role in "Vice" to play on older, skinny British race car driver who did not suffer fools gladly. He must have spent a lot of time speaking to the Miles family.

Leo Beebe is portrayed as the villain. We met him one year; I'm not sure if he gets a fair shake in the script but it makes a better story. Same with HF2 Ferrari etc. But they do tell the whole story about the attempt by Ford to buy Ferrari.

The biggest mistake is everyone sits in Cobra fenders and hoods and jump over doors etc. which  no one ever does but it looks cool. The audience howled when Shelby takes Ford for a ride in  a Mk2. The racing scenes were fantastic.

Yes I will see it again, I'm taking my team from work to see it and I'm buying the blu Ray version as soon as I can get my hands on it.

It will make you all feel very proud. I wore my white and black"CobraCobra,Cobra shirt and everyone looked and pointed at my muttering in hushed tones. Dig yours out in November!


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Florida Region SAAC / Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« on: September 11, 2019, 05:09:11 PM »
I saw it!!!!! At TIFF.

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The Lounge / Re: Suggestions for oil in a 347 stroker
« on: September 11, 2019, 06:49:47 AM »
Ok guys.Thanks for the input. I like the numbers on the Mobil 1 motorcycle oil but I am worried a full synthetic will find a way to leak in this engine. Is anyone using it in a stock 427 with an aggressive flat tappet cam? Nothing has the 1980 PPM  ZZDP specs of the Pennzoil racing oil. I am nervous about mixing up my own oil to bring it up to that specification with say, Brad Penn 20w50.

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Shelby American History / The Movie
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:13:32 AM »
Lisa and I just saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was FANTASTIC.

Now they need to do the sequel, "The Cobra Story".

It will win Oscars. Check it out.

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SAAC-44 / Re: SAAC 45 location?
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:08:05 AM »
What about Gingerman? Low key, cute town nearby.  Not enough accommodation?

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Ladies and gentlemen we just got out of the premiere of Ford versus Ferrari of the Toronto international film Festival.  Christian Bale was outstanding as Ken Miles and Matt Damon did a pretty good job particularly with the accent for a short guy who is a liberal. I think you guys are gonna love it the photography is fantastic at Willow Springs and what looks a lot like Riverside has it then was I hope y’all enjoy it.

Kim and Lisa

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The Lounge / Re: Suggestions for oil in a 347 stroker
« on: September 09, 2019, 12:28:58 PM »
Okay guys. I have a new big problem. I have a solid lifter 9.5 to 1 CR 427 sideoiler in a 427 Cobra. For lo these many years (20+) I have used Pennzoil 25w50 Racing oil with never a problem.
I am told by every supplier that this oil is no longer being made. I tried the usual 20w50 street car oil then they took all the ZDDP out of it and ruined the cam.
So 1. Does anyone have 6 cases of the good stuff for sale and
     2. What is the best replacement?

Kim

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Isky or crane fe adjustable rockers
« on: August 28, 2019, 08:15:37 AM »
I'm using the Jesels. I was using Harland Sharp but they sent me one where no oil hole had been drilled and the motor ate pushrods as a result. The Jesels are fabulous. They stay adjusted and are easily  to service. Real quality stuff. You pay your money and you take your chances. ;)

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