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The Lounge / Re: Mustang in the wild
« on: June 26, 2022, 02:27:41 PM »
How is there not a lot more body damage after driving off what had to be a tall height, and making the very rocky ride down?

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^^^ That's because they "know that it's worth."  and are  "Going to fix it up someday and make a million dollars."

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: June 26, 2022, 02:20:06 PM »
Wonder what the conversation is about ? any id on the other two ?

How is Linda doing ? I understand she had some health issues.

Man: "Hi gorgeous. We're Holman and Moody. Perhaps you've heard of us?"

Linda: "I don't mean to correct you gentlemen, but John and Ralph are my personal friends.

Man: "Who are John & Ralph?  I'm Hymie Holman. This is Murray Moody.  We race the Hymie & Murray Mustang. Wanna come sit on our hood?"

Linda: "I think I hear my mother calling me."


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Thank you, sir!  I'll pass that along to RPM.

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The Lounge / Re: Barret Jackson CSX 3231
« on: June 23, 2022, 03:18:44 PM »
Gotta say, that black paint with saddle interior looks pretty damn fine. 

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Tony, thanks for posting.  As you know, I wrote that article.  It's been discussed on the forum a couple of times previously.

RPM still owns and drives it. Great guy and very mechanically talented. As his profession for 45 years, he's built every kind of power generation plant there is: Nuke, steam, hydro, gas, solar, etc.

He looks kind of like a 20-years-younger Clint Eastwood, but with a more-humble personality. Plus he lives & breathes 1967 Shelbys rather than cops and bad guys.

For the rest of you who haven't read the article, please have a look. 
Van

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The Lounge / Re: Hertz value vs Street Car value
« on: June 22, 2022, 03:46:23 PM »
IMO:  If people would stop hyping the Hertz cars at auctions as "Rent a Racers" (a term we know that Hertz never used) the price would probably be well below that of a comparable-condition GT350.

As stated by others, these cars started out living a hard life.  Rentals get treated like disposables.  Ham-fisted and performance-ignorant drivers galore.  The average non-Hertz Shelby at least didn't have 100+ different drivers before getting into the hands of their first owner.

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The Lounge / Re: WOW nothing more to say other than WOW!
« on: June 22, 2022, 03:37:34 PM »
Now the companies will be tasked with spending $$$ for more guards, stronger fences, pop-up bollards. etc.

Thieves these days don't seem to be concerned about video cameras. So that's no longer much of a deterrent. 

Big mean packs of guard dogs would probably be a better use of funds.   

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^^^ +1.  Would be next to impossible to believe there aren't some big problems resulting from that watery excursion.

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The Lounge / This just in: Ford giving access to heritage files...
« on: June 16, 2022, 03:31:08 PM »
A press release I just received:

Ford is making more than 5,000 curated Ford and Lincoln photographs and product brochures from the first century of the company’s history available to the public online for the first time – and will continue to grow the site as new items are added
The searchable collection – at https://fordheritagevault.com – spans Ford’s production history from the company’s founding in 1903 to its centennial in 2003
Historical assets are available to Ford enthusiasts as free downloads for personal use from the American-based auto industry’s most comprehensive online database, which will continue to be updated and expanded

DEARBORN, Mich., June 16, 2022 – Today, on its 119th anniversary, Ford Motor Company is making a century of its archival material available to the public through a new online database called the Ford Heritage Vault.

Ford created the Heritage Vault (https://fordheritagevault.com) for fans, journalists and car enthusiasts, making it easy to discover the company’s rich heritage from anywhere in the world. The searchable artifacts are downloadable for personal use, free of charge, for the first time as part of the American auto industry’s most comprehensive online database.

The Ford Heritage Vault contains more than 5,000 curated photographs and product brochures from Ford and Lincoln vehicles, spanning from the company’s founding in 1903 to its centennial in 2003. Ford will grow the Heritage Vault over time, drawing from its archives.

“We’re opening up in a way we’ve never done before,” said Ted Ryan, Ford archive and heritage brand manager. “Our archives were established 70 years ago, and for the first time, we’re opening the vault for the public to see. This is just a first step for all that will come in the future.”

The materials available in the online collection today were carefully curated over the past two years by Ford’s archives team. Many of the high-resolution images showcase the design and functionality of Ford and Lincoln vehicles. Others are memorable images that bring Ford’s heritage to life for fans and car enthusiasts, while also educating newcomers to the Blue Oval.

One set of brochures serves as a time capsule for the 1970s and ’80s. The series was created to market specific vehicle design packages to younger consumers and shows beach outings, racing and skydiving, accentuated with vivid oranges, browns and yellows.

“Complementing all of the vehicle photos available in the Ford Heritage Vault, brochures like these add so much more information and impact for people who want to learn about our products, heritage and accessories,” said Ciera Casteel, processing archivist, who prepared materials for the Heritage Vault.

Opening Ford’s heritage to all
Ford Heritage Vault has been created with accessibility features that translate photos, charts and graphs and other pre-digital assets for compatibility with assistive technology now used by blind and visually impaired site visitors, such as screen readers, to interpret websites. Heritage Vault users can request remediated versions of additional brochures as needed.

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 1968 GT500 Car FS Craigslist
« on: June 15, 2022, 08:02:47 PM »
It's also not from a Kia dealer.

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The Lounge / Re: 1969 Boss 302 versus Chevy DZ302
« on: June 15, 2022, 03:05:18 PM »
Tom is one of the best people I've ever met.  We've been friends since 1980.

His Lake St location is still being used for the business.   

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The Lounge / Re: Another lost star car
« on: June 15, 2022, 02:27:08 PM »
Beautiful bumpers.

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The Lounge / Re: Cross Boss carburetors
« on: June 15, 2022, 02:04:03 PM »
In my dreams I have a cross boss setup.  Perhaps a dual quad might be an interesting way to go on the Hertz.  I still find the Webers to be an attractive nuisance to me though I haven't a clue how to set it up or tune them.  So I stick with the single Holley 650 at present.
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Richard, we all like to dream, but IMO having dual fours on a street-driven engine of your size and build is way overkill. It'd probably just use a ton more gas, and may be slower too. 

I've owned three cars with dual-fours ('57 T-Bird E-model, '60 Corvette, '66 Riviera GS)  and yes they do look ultra-bitchin. 

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The Lounge / Re: This can't be good for the Mach E
« on: June 15, 2022, 01:57:26 PM »
Ford's regional PR person in that area probably had a coronary when the airhead commentator started her spiel with "This is the problem" and showed a big photo of the car behind her. 

Also loved that she called it the "Mackie".

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