Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - gt350hr

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 73
1
SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: November 20, 2019, 05:43:52 PM »
  PHOTO CAPTION for reply 1621
       CS "Now those scoops really pxxx me off!" "SCCA won't let ME do something like that" "Hell I bet it's got some damn big motor in it too!" "No way those turds should be able to keep up with us".

2
SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: November 20, 2019, 10:54:43 AM »
   Yup that's it. Bela Jr's car.

3
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 66 Hood: What is this one?
« on: November 20, 2019, 10:52:33 AM »
    The simplest way "for me" is "if" the strengthening ribs are "glassed over" ( rough glass finish over the ribs) and do not look like the sheet metal frame , you "could" have an original. You must be aware that there are very nice repops of port hole hoods out there. IF the support frame is smooth fiberglass resembling the steel frame work and bonded to the outer hood, you DO have a repop. NONE of the original "all glass" hoods used a fiberglass copy of the original steel frame work. And you know how difficult it is to say "never" but in this case it applies , no question. In "my" personal viewing experience , the '65 progression was porthole ( past 272 which had one for sure) to all glass no porthole , to the last few glass with steel frame '66 carry overs used the same glass/steel version. "Around" Hertz production , Pidgeon Manufacturing ( a Ford division) made the all steel version intermittently used due to paint issues followed by a glass / steel hood with a different scoop opening than the first version , "possibly due to a "source" change. The sides of the scoop opening are "rounded( as in cut out that way) versus the first version where the opening was "blended" without obvious cutting marks. "I" am 99.999% certain that none of the "6S" serial numbered cars were produced with an all glass hood "from SAI" You are welcome to proove me wrong on any of the above.
    Randy

4
1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 66 Hood: What is this one?
« on: November 19, 2019, 11:47:29 AM »
   The '65 hood did not use a copy of the steel framework for stiffening. It was the only all fiberglass "production" hood. Manufacturing time and quality control issues led to the steel frame , glass top second version.

5
SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: November 15, 2019, 01:44:56 PM »
  +1 Simca , not Cortina.

6
SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Interesting VIN issue on a Mustang
« on: November 14, 2019, 01:13:55 PM »
  Nothing surprises me on a Metuchen built car. Everyone there must have been on crack. More mis stamps and non stamps than anywhere.
     

7
     Yes I do Thomas . I was just responding to roddster.
   
       A car like yours would have been an actual Gas class not B/FX ( which didn't allow straight axles or engine set back). A popular gear "in the day" would have been 5.14 or 4.86 and yes the Detroit locker was most common. Since you aren't going to race it seriously , a 4.11,4.30 or 4.57 would also work. "I" would look for a tire in the 28" tall range and not a "pie crust" as those were on the way out by late '66. The vintage Hilborn unit will work well with the ported HiPo heads and is actually too small for a head that flows more air! To keep it "simple" you could run the C7FE LeMans cam for the "sound" without allot of maintenance. With the 289 it would have fit into D/Gas IIRC
       Randy

8
    Since I shot my mouth off about this on that thread , I don't have any kids or family to leave it to so I will probably sell mine when I feel like it. I'm not going to rush into it as I have had it for 45 years already. The history of mine is in drag racing and it will stay that way as long as I own it. I'm sure it is the longest continuously drag raced GT350 ( if not SAI vehicle) ever. IF and when I do turn it out , it will be to someone who appreciates that , not by how much they can flip it for , or someone who wants a day one car.
    Might be a tough sell , LOL Oh well .
       Randy
   

I HATE PEOPLE THAT EVEN THINK ABOUT FLIPPING....that is why interest is lost.

         I have to be realistic . Sorry.

9
    Since I shot my mouth off about this on that thread , I don't have any kids or family to leave it to so I will probably sell mine when I feel like it. I'm not going to rush into it as I have had it for 45 years already. The history of mine is in drag racing and it will stay that way as long as I own it. I'm sure it is the longest continuously drag raced GT350 ( if not SAI vehicle) ever. IF and when I do turn it out , it will be to someone who appreciates that , not by how much they can flip it for , or someone who wants a day one car.
    Might be a tough sell , LOL Oh well .
       Randy
     

10
   Thomas ,
       PM me your combination or put it out here if you wish and I'll help you all I can. I have been drag racing since '66 and started driving race cars in '67. I have a bit of experience LOL.
   Randy

11
  roddster,
    Not with a "8-10" engine set back" , LOL I think his is "gasser style".

12
The Lounge / Re: Why Car Museums are Closing
« on: November 13, 2019, 04:11:25 PM »
Randy, why 13 years? Do you know something the rest of us don't...?   ???

    I don't know that I want to drag race past 80 years of age. Maybe that attitude will change in time. That would be 58 years of ownership and continuous drag racing at that point. Heck California might be all electric by then LOL.

13
  Thomas,
     Full background on the C8ZE head is this. In mid '67 when the '68 line up were being organized for actual production, the "initial" plan was to release a "HiPo" 289 but that quicky changed to a HiPo 302. Several "revised" parts were "pre made" so that engine assemblies would be in place when car production began. The HiPo 302 package was to include the heads you are looking at , the C8ZE version of the 289 HiPo balancer, the C8OE 302"HD" rods with 3/8ths rod bolts ( Later sold off as Muscle Parts) and some other parts as well. That engine was dropped at the last minute in favor of the more exotic Tunnel Port 302 which was eventually dropped too. None of the "higher performance" ( beyond the "J" code) engines were made except as "prototype" engines never installed in a production car. This resulted in a large inventory of pre made parts for non existent engines. So those parts were "sold off" through the Parts and Service Division as "replacement parts"
   In other words , none of them were "created" to be sold over the counter as some have suggested. Except for smog passage revisions , the C8ZE head has the same potential as the earlier C5OE versions. They are usually valued less because they are known as "over the counter only " parts as already mentioned.
     Randy

14
The Lounge / Re: Why Car Museums are Closing
« on: November 13, 2019, 11:19:07 AM »
 I would like to hear some of your opinions on his pompus allegations instead of just saying he's a looney.

       Why are collectors divesting now ? ( more so than in the past)
       Why are automotive museums closing?
       Why would a millenial want an old antique car when he ( or she) is fixated on their phone or tablet while their parents drive them around?
       Why ( if they had the money) would they spend $200K on and old car when $100K gets you 700+hp , A/C , P/S , P/B, 25MPG , a warranty and financing?

    I agree this guy is a whack but some of the concerns are valid ( to me anyway).  There is no guarantee our cars will be in high demand and short supply to those not around "in the day" like many of us were. "My" plan is to hang onto mine for 13 more years and sell then. It would be nice to know the bottom isn't going to fall out because of lack of demand in the future. How many current 20-50 year olds want a stock Model T? They used to bring good money ( respectively) too.
     Randy

15
SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: November 12, 2019, 12:39:44 PM »

The original Trans-Am 200-S Magnesium wheels are quite rare now and probably too brittle for anything other than Concourse shows. Fortunately there are alternative light weight wheels out there that replicate the 200's look and are far stronger.

    They were dangerous when they were new!! The wheel was weak in the center and cracked all the time Follmer hit the pit wall at Riverside in '69 after the wheel center broke completely out of the outer. Wrote that car off until it was saved MANY years later by Richard Rodeck.
      Randy

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 73