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Wanted to Buy / Re: Looking for a 1967 350 Shelby, black, 4speed
« on: May 24, 2021, 08:46:19 AM »
pm sent

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Had a great time today at the show. It was a great location and was  very nice to park our cars next to the planes. My daughter followed me there in her 2008 Shelby for her first show with her car. It was good that my old Shelby was able to drive 80 + miles at 70/85 MPH at 2500/2800 rpm(thanks to the five speed trans). Looks like 11.5 MPG.

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67-350 Its a FORD so not really worried.

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  I got the Shelby out yesterday. It has been almost two years since I last started it. Planning to make the drive to Hickory. Looks to be about 84 miles for me.

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Florida Region SAAC / Re: The other "Big Red" found
« on: March 25, 2021, 09:37:14 AM »
It is located here in NC still. Years ago another member of the Gate City Mustang Club I was in told me about it and that his son was restoring it. The member was a ford man and owned several rare fords. He passed away a few years back and all was left to his son.  I have not heard anything about what happened to all of his cars. I am no longer a member of the club.

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Wanted to Buy / Re: WTB 65 65 Shelby Parts
« on: March 22, 2021, 09:34:32 AM »
I have a NOS pitman arm and NOS in box idler arm that have been kept with my house for the last 30 years. They were bought from ford while I owned 5S047.  I am not sure what is involved in assemble line items?  If interested can send photos.
email  shelby1810@aol.com
thanks  Mack Darr

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: resistance wire install
« on: August 01, 2020, 09:02:37 AM »
If you want an orginal style connector check with Mike Williams with Orlando Mustang. He had custom molds made for doing this.

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I ment to say Larry worked for State Farm

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Yes they were my pictures that my son posted a few years back. Larry Parker was the driver/ mech for Dale Nichols(owner of gt40 XGT-3,427 cobra,289 cobra plus many more ford race cars). I worked for State Farm insurance for many years. He also drove in the 12 hrs at Datona in a Viper. He was a very nice guy an attended many SAAC convention with the GT 40.  I think his son still has a 68 Shelby.

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I just found my copy of title from Larry Parker showing he bought it 07/18-1977. The car was in his wife's name Mary Ann Praker

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I bought 047 from Larry Parker in Orlando on 8-9-1982. He purchased it from the orginal owner Robert Mungall. On 10-1982 I sold it to Wayne Conover. Car was rusty in the rear quarters, door jams, side vents. Had its orginal trans with a hurst shifter and a red right front fender. Orginal motor had been blown up and was missing. It was also missing the steering wheel and insturment panel. The orginal hood was with vehicle. I have never been contacted about this vehicle and I do have several photos.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Small block steering shaft vs Big block
« on: January 21, 2020, 07:39:13 PM »
No rag joint on 3062

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« on: January 19, 2020, 07:59:49 PM »
3062 has Z

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The Lounge / Re: Explorinv retirement locations
« on: January 01, 2020, 09:27:56 AM »
I retired from Florida in 1998 and moved to Winstom Salam NC. At that time homes with land was very affordable along with auto insurance and property taxes. In the past few years all of them have increased. I suggest you check into the each states personal income tax which takes. (NC taxes are based on all income even from pensions from other states)  Ga. And South Caroline offer tax exempts for seniors on incomes which NC does not.  Looking back I have enjoyed living in NC but wish I had looked into each states tax laws, I could have saved some money!

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I have informed my wife to put some of my ashes in the gas tank of my Shelby so the next owner has to start working on it trying to find out that's wrong. That way I can still be with the car for awhile longer.

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