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GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: How many
« on: January 24, 2020, 08:39:12 AM »
Just to note, the placard in XGT-3 at the event mistakenly identified the car as P1047, the Gurney LM car, because XGT-3 had been liveried to copy P1047.
The placard related the race history of P1047 as I believe Don E. thought that was the car he had.

Notice the white label in the open door jam with the blue patch surrounding?
Isn't this where they attached the tach calibration chart? and would the blue be the original tub paint from the build at SAI?
The photos/video of the restoration of P1047 I seem to recall showed many of the hidden tub surfaces also painted in the same "corporate"? blue?

an observation, not sure it's a fact, I would like to hear other's thoughts!!

This was also the car used in the Motorcraft logo for many years!

jim p

GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: How many
« on: January 23, 2020, 07:46:49 PM »
Would you happen to know if XGT-3 was intended to be a third car entered for Alan Mann, as race #10?
I also wonder if MKII 1012, the back up car was entered as #9 for any of the teams, should they have needed it.


I am certainly no expert, there are surely others in this community that have more detailed knowledge.
XGT-3 was not completed prior to LM "66", and remained at SAI until completed and used for the "victory caravan tour".
P1012 had been beached by Ken Miles in a sand bank during the April trials, sent to Alan Mann for repairs and raced at Spa as #4, "to familiarize AM's drivers with the MK-II".
remember AM brought AMGT-1 & AMGT-2 to the trials as a last pitch to FoMoCo to continue running the MK-I (lightweight) 289 cars.
P1012 is noted as present at LM as a spare but not used.

I had the unique opportunity to see & photograph XTG-3 as purchased from Ford by Don Eichstaedt ( of Kar Kraft fame, wearing a red jacket below ) prior to any restoration back in 1977 at a SAAC MCR event at the Packard Proving Grounds banked test track. Jeff Burgy was a judge for the car show and shared some of his knowledge.
I just recall when started and sitting still, it was evident the cam profile and tune didn't like anything under 2,000 RPM, but when they blipt'd the throttle that 7 liters roared !
Don took a rather leisurely lap around the oval, never really stood on it,  I was disappointed!
The car that really ran the banks that day was Larry Anderson in CSX2550, ( shown below )he had side pipes with cutouts, un-capped and letting that small block loose, the exhaust song going around the track at a very brisk pace was just a glimpse of what tracks around the country sounded like in 63,64,& 65!!!
I'm holding the MCR placard.

jim p

GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: How many
« on: January 23, 2020, 12:48:26 PM »
Not to argue, but the 1967 MK-IV cars are NOT GT40's, they are part of the Ford GT family of vehicles.
why? they were not built in the UK, not by FAV, not built on the steel tub.

MK-II - P1046, P1015, P1016, P1047, P1032, P1031, XGT2, XGT1 = 8
MK-I - P1017, P1040, P1007, P1038, P1001 & P1029 = 6

MK-IV - J5, J6, J7, J8 = 4
MK-IIB - P1031, P1015, P1047 = 3
MK-I  - P1020, P1042, P1026 = 3
GT350R - 5R539  = 1


jim p

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 23, 2020, 12:36:12 PM »
I saw these photos in a discussion on FB "AC Cobra" page.
the story & photos from Terry Evens, the car ID'd as CSX2157, photos circa 1964.

jim p

CSX 2000 Series / Re: Original Coupes
« on: January 22, 2020, 12:47:50 PM »
The roof on the Italian built cars ended up being a little higher. The headlamp openings are different also.

I noticed the difference of the headlamp pocket shape on CSX2287 vs the other cars.
CSX2287 seemed to have a deeper cut along the bottom edge, the others a more gradual radius line.
I just never asked here if that was a valid observation.
jim p

GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: How much difference? (Mk II)
« on: January 03, 2020, 12:54:33 PM »
I took some photos of XGT3 back in 1977 at a SAAC MCR activity "Carnival of Cars" at the old Packard proving grounds,
the car was unrestored then.

jim p

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: GT350 1966 engine + gearbox restauration
« on: January 03, 2020, 12:06:19 PM »
If left unchecked they become very evident, this is from a 100,000+ mile TX 289!
I seem to recall all 8 had some amount of cracks.
I highlighted the cracks with a marker pen.

jim p

CSX 2000 Series / Re: Lets get some cobra pictures back up!
« on: December 18, 2019, 02:07:50 PM »
previous photos of CSX2196 "Flip Top "Turd" motivated me to post these photos from Nassau Speed Week showing it with the nose & tail body sections removed, I had not seen the "bare bones" revealed before of the "Flip Top" chassis.

jim p

The Lounge / Re: Pictures of Carroll Shelby
« on: December 12, 2019, 08:17:22 PM »
Carroll in NFGT PV car

jim p

Ford GT / Older FGT Matech Racing video
« on: December 12, 2019, 07:54:38 PM »
posted by rq1trackaddict Sept 2012

love the audio !!  Teamwork  Pitwork  from 17th to 1st  awsome corner work!

thanks rq1trackaddict


I bet there are lot's of great stories Charlie could tell !!
I think the story is from "The 24 Hr. War",
Charlie Agapiou is punching holes in the floor of GT/104 at Sebring 1965 to drain the water collecting in the cockpit,
and he's swinging a knockoff hammer between Phil Hills' legs, Phil's trying to jump out to protect the jewels and Carroll is shoving him back in the car!

jim p

The Lounge / Re: Netflix- The 24 Hour War
« on: December 02, 2019, 12:43:48 PM »
Support the producers, buy both on DVD or BluRay, $15-$18 each, at

I purchased the "The 24 Hr War" DVD earlier this year and plan to add the new "Shelby American".

Also on u-tube watch the Bob Bondurant video's (2), great production quality!

jim p

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Coil Spring and leaf spring markings
« on: November 10, 2019, 07:06:22 PM »
I noted in the Chuck Cantwell book he mentions that early in the 66 builds (15" wheels) they had front tire contact with the fender like the 65's.
The story in the book was they specified convertible front coils on later DSO's.  Is there DSO documentation of this change?

It appears the fastback, hardtop "GT", HiPo, "66 HD" spring C5zz-F was #1413 lb rated with red paint stripe,
the convertible GT, HiPo, A/C spring was C5zz-E # 1491 lb rated with brown stripe.

Later they replaced the F (red) with the E (brown).

jim p

Up For Auction / Re: 1969 Shelby GT350 in Phoenix, Az.
« on: October 23, 2019, 01:25:36 PM »
Is an FMX a C4 in a cast iron case?

No  I'm not a trans expert but prior to the release of the C6, the FMX was used as the "heavier duty" trans in the large car ( Galaxy & Lincoln) & light truck.
I seem to recall it was also used in 427 Cobra automatics.

jim p

Then what is it?

Up For Auction / Re: 1969 Shelby GT350 in Phoenix, Az.
« on: October 22, 2019, 12:39:02 PM »
Is an FMX a C4 in a cast iron case?


jim p

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