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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Jim Morrison's 67 GT500 AFTER 1969
« on: July 05, 2020, 07:19:28 AM »
Just to add some "flesh"to the other address of Ray Wolffs garage in El Segundo:


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Thank you, great improvement in the perception...especially for the landing page ... ideal would be also "snooze" filters under personal settings like in FB 8)


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Up For Auction / Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
« on: May 28, 2020, 06:07:26 AM »
The 71/199 Mustang was driven by Skip Scott, not by the Comstock Racing Team, it was only there at CRT during a visit of a journalist and described as a clapped out car in an article (Car and Driver without looking up). Yes it was DPK7B, the (in its class) winning TDF 1964 car sent over directly after TDF 64.
Later went back to HM and then being driven by Jack Brabham, finally being sold to the Netherlands and later on wrecked in a dutch salvage yard. Much longer story, but ..to take not too much space here.



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The Lounge / Re: Heads Up - Email Scam
« on: May 18, 2020, 01:11:29 AM »
Another story in todays mail:

"Thanks for your reply also i want to say this i hope you have been keeping safe from the virus and also washing your hands too. I need to send some money to my attorney who is helping me secure some antiques I bought which the government are trying to impound.
I do need a little help from you because of this coronavirus i have been sick for weeks now and have been self quarantining and everything has been on self isolation for me please i do need a loan from you and i will pay you back as soon as possible.

Please let me know if you can help"
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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« on: May 15, 2020, 09:03:50 AM »
Speedy recovery to him.
Tell him the next articles go unedited and not fact-checked into the Shelby American quarterly and he'll be back on his feet in a millisecond.

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I have added Paul Patersons (John Petries mechanic) memory report now to the http://www.ponysite.de/stallion.htm site as it was send to me some time ago.
Kevin Martis early research was indeed about 8 possible Stallions in 1967 delivered to Mainway.
I have had meanwhile 2 reports on 1968 GTS Specials from Mainway, cars that are not mentioned in either memories, not from John, nor Paul nor others.
http://www.ponysite.de/1968mustanggts.htm

I just put it up as scrap notes from the past 27 years Internet life. It is always interesting when genuine people pop up in the mail and add something to the story. That's why I keep an open mind for all bits and bytes:-)

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Jeff, not sure if this quote matches your find. But I was about to update my Stallion page with some insider knowledge from back then, recently sent to me. There is more to it coming soon, which 427 engine actually was installed.

Here is the quote of John Petries mechanic Paul: "Yes I recall that Stallion as a metallic steel grey 427 wedge on Webbers and now that I think on it, I think it was built as a flag ship dealership promo car. It seems that the knowledge of a 68 Mustang with a 427 wedge produced by Ford is dubious and so far has not been proven... But Iím here to tell you that there was one, not from the factory, but by Mainway Ford on the Danforth."

Aside from that I'd like to correct some possible mix-up of the white "W-coded" fastback and the black "W-coded" convertible. The white 68 fastback is still in Switzerland with a collector, while the black 68 "W-coded" convertible is in Australia.
Wolfgang (ponysite.de)

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Intermeccanica Torino or Italia
« on: May 08, 2020, 07:42:34 AM »
A local Italia. Very nice eyecatcher at any show.



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The Lounge / Re: Mustang not shelby but different
« on: May 01, 2020, 06:08:33 AM »
The red Mach II street concept car was built on a 67 convertible body, not an early body, the white competition version was built separately at Kar Kraft on a different chassis.
Pictures courtesy Tom/KK

The case about the early chassis is still cold and not closed. 3 prototypes are mentioned in early documents.

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The Lounge / Re: Ford's, Mustangs and Shelbys in foreign lands
« on: April 25, 2020, 06:35:58 AM »
@ Honker
Two T-5s in the upper picture, one from Landkreis Kitzingen (Bavaria/Germany). I think I remember the one with the side exhaust.
An obvious customized show car from Frankfurt/Germany in the lower one.

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The white Mach 2 race car version at KK - I think this was once posted by Tom T. (not sure)



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Sat in one and I liked it:-). Right or wrong, those non-ex-factory ones are cool.

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The Mach 2 street car (red one) engine bay looked like this. The white racing car was constructed in a different way at Kar Kraft.

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The Lounge / Re: Ford's new payment plan in light of Covid-19.
« on: March 21, 2020, 03:23:07 PM »
Ford and VW shut down factories in Germany these days...

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The Lounge / Re: Looking for some original Mustang concept sketches
« on: March 01, 2020, 07:27:56 AM »

A number of these books are sold in used condition, it is an obsolete book, published in 1979. With photo material from Karl Ludvigsen.
All concepts pictured on August 16th, 1962 in the Design Center courtyard were the 7 different produced by the various studios for the exec review, the chosen one was shown on September 9th again in the courtyard of Ford design. Obviously not all studio teams gave up after that decision, but created more alternatives along the way. Including the Mustang I GT44.



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