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Shelby American History / Re: Green Valley 1965
« on: December 07, 2018, 03:10:54 PM »
You guys beat me to both of my points. The picture of Ken Miles getting his 65 fully airborne is awesome, so classic!
 I had also spotted the picture of 002 still wearing it’s Ford build tag on the drivers door, what is up with that? Thanks for posting some very cool pictures Kerry.
The door tags were supposed to be pryed off . It typically happened during the interior conversion work given some of the door tags have been found under the carpets during later restoration.Some cars still retain one or both rivets and maybe a scuff in the paint from when a screw driver was used to pry them off. Others just have two empty holes. Who knows the exact process on those first few cars while they were finalizing procedures. This same process continued throgh the end of 67. Some very rare instances of door tags that were forgotten to be taken off.

Hey Bob,

The point of my original post indicating the tag being left on the door in the above photo went over everyone's  head. When John Brown said he was restoring 5R002 back to the way 002 was raced at Green Valley in 65. He left off the door tag and as I believe when I looked at 002 at Laguna during the 50th, the tag was not there. Just say'in.

~Earl J

Shelby American History / Re: Green Valley 1965
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:59:45 PM »
This is an interesting photo of 5R002 from The Green Valley Feb 14th 1965. It shows 5R002 with the drivers door open. Notice the Ford VIN tag still attached.

~Earl J

Up For Auction / Re: C4ZE-G2 radiator for sale - Is it real?
« on: November 29, 2018, 10:41:20 AM »
The correct G2 radiator will /should look like this (see pic). It's amazing what some folks try to pass off or get away with...

~Earl J

Up For Auction / Re: 1966 shelby GT350 'R' configuration For Sale
« on: November 27, 2018, 09:36:26 PM »
I know this car. I photographed it a few years back during SAAC 35. I fly home to the west coast day after tomorrow on Thursday 29th. I'll have to go check it out at Fantasy Junction in Emeryville over by Pixar Studios. It's probably on their display floor.

~Earl J

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Are these correct?
« on: November 26, 2018, 12:21:01 PM »
Yes, who can read correctly is at an advantage  ::). You have read correctly, thanks


I took my post and photo of my 65 manual down. I felt it revealed too much info of what an original is suppose to be like. In order to protect the integrity of details of the 65 manual away from the reproduction people. They can continue on reproducing them incorrectly.

~Earl J

Wanted to Buy / Re: WTB: Original 65 Shelby tach and oil pressure gauge
« on: November 25, 2018, 02:55:57 PM »
The last person I know who had a couple original 1965 AC Delco GT350 tachometers for sale was Craig Conley at Paradise. When you talk with Craig, make sure your sitting down. Just an FYI.

~Earl J

Up For Auction / Re: 6S095 sold Leake Auction - Dallas
« on: November 22, 2018, 08:59:58 AM »
Well, let's stay on the positive side. Everything is correctable. The new owner can do what he/she wants to do with the car which includes driving and enjoying it as is. Or as the trend (to me at least) with GT350's is to return them to the way they were in a stock configuration for collecting, investment purposes. So from what I can see on the photos. We can help identify the details that could be addressed. Carryovers being 65 based cars.

R Model valences are/were very popular for street cars.
Wrong windshield, (for a 48k mile car? Or for a 148 mile car okay, or just a replacement)
Wrong trunk lid (that's not a 65 lid with the holes)
Wheels... duh
Wrong steering wheel, hub, and no horn
65 dash pod, belongs in a 65 car not a carryover
Wrong instrument dash bezel
The car looks nice in Blue, but I thought all were white (I could be wrong...again)
Even my car has a Hurst shifter, still.
Something is a little wrong with the back half of the carpeting ending where it does.
It does have the correct 65 horns.

That's just a quick observation. Like I said every thing is correctable. Or enjoy it as is!

~Earl J

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Buddy Bar valve covers - Question
« on: November 19, 2018, 08:41:14 PM »
It's funny about this post. I just remembered I have in my collection of "stuff" an NOS in the original box passenger side open letter valve cover. Never been mounted. Here it is, I dug it up and took a few pics.
Other than being a service replacement, is it anything special? Probably not.

~Earl J

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Buddy Bar valve covers - Question
« on: November 19, 2018, 07:13:10 PM »
Hello Dan,

Thank you for the correction. I am unaware of the manufacturing practices of what would or would be. As I stated "The way I know the ..." isn't correct. I'll admit it I 'm wrong, but it's just how I knew them.
I learned something new today. Thanks Dan.

~Earl J

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Buddy Bar valve covers - Question
« on: November 19, 2018, 05:51:34 PM »
The way I know the Open Letter COBRA valve covers whether if it's for 65/66 GT350's or 289 Cobra as having the Buddy Bar markings, EXCEPT for the valve covers with the open letter "Cobra powered by Ford" centered with no PVC & Breather tube.

~Earl J

Up For Auction / Re: COBRA parellel system induction system on ebay®
« on: November 19, 2018, 11:19:37 AM »
Hey John,

The Webers on my car are the "48 IDA" with the short ID and serial # pads. The second 60's casting design series that followed the 48 IDM. (see pic).


Up For Auction / Re: COBRA parellel system induction system on ebay®
« on: November 18, 2018, 03:49:34 PM »
Interesting that they are "48IDA" given the float bowl casting has the rib in it, I would have expected "48IDA-1" or "48IDA-4" numbers.

John, the 48IDA's in my car are (using the same format):

48IDA  983
48IDA  985
48IDA  1031
48IDA  1035

Are lower serial numbers than the set listed for sale on eBay.  They too have the "rib" (see photo)
Also referencing Dan Case's illustration (mine being the second 1960's casting series as well)
And the last photo is just for you. Look closely there pal..... slight hint: the tabs

~Earl J

While in hibernation during the 37 years, 2079 experienced some bumps and bruises while sitting in the garage. During a tremor (mild earthquake) a box fell from the rafters above the car not once but twice leaving a dent on the right front fender as well as a dent on the nose just in front of the leading edge of the hood. Then there was a splash of some type of fluid that marred the left rear fender (about the 2 o'clock position of the rear flare) those three mishaps will be eventually addressed. Other than those three issues the beautiful British Racing Green Lacquer Paint (yes Lacquer) is simply stunning.

 There are other priorities at the moment. As for the interior, if anyone has seen ( I'm sure everyone has) photos of Carroll Shelby's CSX2000 original deteriorating seats, 2079's seats are just as in similar condition.

I'm hesitant to post any photos of 2079 just yet other than me returning from taking 2079 from a quick spin on my last visit. You guys know me when it comes to posting photos. I've got quite a few of the ongoing process of CSX2079 over the past several years.

To Be Continued...

~Earl J

Answering a few quick questions regarding CSX2079;

Thanks these were a few early pics Tom had of 2079.

Mr. Guts,
I'll post a few new pics of the twin hoses from the manifold to the radiator. Originally it had the cast aluminum Cobra water "Y" neck for the Weber Parallel mounted carbs and the SAI Upper radiator hose coupler for the Smiths temperature sender.
We have since switched out the Cobra water neck for the SAI FIA Water Neck/Fuel log assembly updating the fuel line issue as well as adding Jim Inglese's inline Thermostat Housing.
We also switched out the firewall mounted bell crank for the tower mounted bell crank to the back of the head ala SAI design.

Agreed, we did do just that, switching to the SAI FIA water neck fuel combo.
The Stove pipe piece (on both sides) still exist. Kinda funky in appearance. Instead of directing air into the foot boxes the stove pipes re-direct into the side areas to help cool the headers(?) and under the sides of the engine (?) and battery (?,  on the passenger side) Hence the unique side vents I'm assuming.
Working with Tom on this to convert them back to the original configuration.
The flares are all aluminum. They are really well done.
The Steering wheel will be heading to Jeff Stephens for a complete restoration soon. Yes the wheel  is an interesting  variation. Was this common? That's a Dan Case question.
CSX2079 belongs to Tom C.
2079 has 48IDA 4's without the bosses.

~Earl J

One of the first projects on 2079 was addressing the home made fuel line that fed the Webers. I posted this first on the old forum. I never mentioned it was for CSX2079 but it was. Here is that photo. several forum members commented on it. It was a scary item to me. I wasn't about to attempt to start 2079 with these lines.

~Earl J

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