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The Lounge / Re: Loss of Dr Simeone last night
« on: June 13, 2022, 11:41:01 AM »
An uncommonly kind man that left a legacy in the car world.

Arguably a bigger legacy in his medical field of neurosurgery.

Godspeed Fred!

Up For Auction / Re: Passion For the Drive: The Cars of Jim Taylor
« on: April 25, 2022, 07:56:41 PM »
Jim's one helluva guy that has really enjoyed his cars.

Incredible custodian and collection.

Parts For Sale / Re: Ford Mustang Trans Am racing front brakes
« on: January 17, 2022, 12:45:23 PM »
Does the stock master cyl work with these?

GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« on: November 26, 2021, 12:02:07 PM »
Someone was recently telling me that many of the 'rare high dollar' cars raced at Goodwood are actually copies of the originals.  The driver owns the original which is safely stored away, while the copy gets thrashed out on the racetrack.  I called BS on that.  Am I wrong and this is a common practice?

Many of the cars are not the originals. Toolroom copies from Gelscoe and the likes are common.

There have been parade laps with original cars like 917's, well spaced out and sometimes with famous drivers that are past their prime but a huge draw to see them in cars they ran in period.

It's a different league, literally re writing what guys like Penske did, seeking the "unfair advantage".

If you want to see cars run hard. Goodwood is the place. It's not often you'll see valuable cars driven so hard they are literally broken in half.

Wanted to Buy / Re: Chuck Cantwell T shirt
« on: April 16, 2021, 07:02:02 PM »
PM sent

Up For Auction / Re: Super cool '69 GT500
« on: February 16, 2021, 12:00:43 PM »
George Huisman reimagined this body style as well

Doing the aluminum bits under the hood certainly helps with the handling

Dove makes a great all alloy engine but you'd give up the original bottom end

Tremec transmissions are wonderful......launch like a pro stock car and 2100 rpm at 70 mph.....I hope this has a Tremec

Up For Auction / Re: Phil Hill Cobra team jacket
« on: February 08, 2021, 02:42:39 PM »
If any piece of Shelby American memorabilia can ring the bell......this jacket is it. Phil Hill was one of the greatest.

They have Phil's helmet from the movie Grand Prix which has a range that exceeds 100K.

Up For Auction / Re: Phil Hill Cobra team jacket
« on: February 08, 2021, 01:25:51 PM »
Oh so cool

Ask a Registrar / Re: 69/70 Shelby Registry
« on: November 24, 2020, 03:59:38 PM »
Is SAAC still taking owner information or has that closed?

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Mice Advice, Please
« on: August 30, 2020, 05:17:21 PM »
I catch at least 50 a year

Good old mouse trap

I only use fruit snacks, let them dry out a bit and crimp them in the trap. I've used the same fruit snack for 5 years, they work like a charm and never get licked off without setting the traps.

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 1969 Shelbys
« on: August 29, 2020, 09:50:05 AM »

This photo illustrates what 1969/70 cars looked like when they arrived at AOSmith for conversion.
The car on the left is the knock down version as supplied by Ford assembly.

The added fiberglas (FRP) is hanging from the wires

Thanks for this bloody cool photo!!!

Interesting that they chose to display the hood apart and not bonded together as the outer skin and inner structure are seperate.

It also appears that the metal strip that holds the fenders to the engine bay aprons is not installed either.

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Designers of the fiberglass
« on: August 07, 2020, 03:18:52 PM »
I often wonder why they did drop the KR moniker in 69?  Doesn't the 69 GT500 use the 428CJ?

There are drawings for 69 KR emblems

You learn something everyday....

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Designers of the fiberglass
« on: August 07, 2020, 02:03:20 PM »
In the history of the muscle car I believe one of, if not the most underrated options was the drag pack option in 1969 and 1970

For 1968 the changes from a GT500 to a GT500KR were also very significant. However.....everyone knew as it was prominently displayed in the stripes on the side of the car. Visual impact is something that let others know what you had. Mopars had options like a shaker hood on a Challenger (on the Hemi Cuda it was standard), billboards, wings and louvers. On a Chevy, cowl induction hoods, racing stripes, front and rear Camaro spoilers.

On 428 ci 69-70 Mustangs and Shelbys there was nothing externally to let you know if it was a CJ or SCJ unless you count the oil cooler behind the grille, but that's a stretch.
The differences of these engines and supporting bits and pieces are getting very difficult to find....
deeper groove pulleys
gear reducers on speedo
oil cooler and related hardware
lemans rods
external dampening

They are complete sleepers and especially considering the price in was practically free.

Great option and now I know why guys like Ed gravitate towards it.

Show this car some love!!!!

I think it's incredible

Great colour if you ask me......maybe I have a strong stomach :)

Any details on how it was found??


Go to
click on the Indy auction
on the left side under road art
click on Friday P lots

Bartell stuff went for 5-18K

Good for John

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