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Replicas and Tribute / Re: 65 Fastback Rear Courtesy Light
« on: May 15, 2019, 07:36:17 AM »

It serves two purposes, first, its to contain the light emitting through the courtesy lens, otherwise if the trunk were open as well as a door the light would be seen above the rear wheel wells. That lighted area is shaded not to draw the owner to think it's useable space. Secondly, the tube keeps moisture off it from the drain tray above it from the side vent. The drain tube runs next to the tube.

~Earl J

Up For Auction / Re: Project car 1972 De Tomaso Pantera on eBay
« on: May 05, 2019, 08:41:21 PM »
The white 356C Porsche in the middle rack would be a better project. The Pantera is just scrap metal at this point.


Hello Clive,

Welcome to the SAAC forum. You being in the U.K., you're 6 hours ahead from folks here on the east coast while the west is still another 3 hours behind.
As for your inquiry on the COB cobras, I would suggest you direct your questions to Ned Scudder or possibly purchase the current registry. The last registry that had "all things Cobra or Shelby" was the 97 edition. Since then the registries have been broken out by model or grouped by years.
I believe in the 97 edition there is some information on the COB.
Without a serial number can be quite challenging.

~Earl J

The Lounge / Re: Assistance deciphering this rear end tag
« on: April 24, 2019, 07:13:21 AM »
Thank you Jeff.


The Lounge / Assistance deciphering this rear end tag
« on: April 23, 2019, 09:48:31 PM »
Hey guys, I've been always terrible with these rear end tags. Based on the photo, what is application, date etc. all I can see is that it's gear ratio is 3:89. Thanks.

~Earl J

Haven't seen a convention registration link yet, but hoping to see one soon. I guess this is where I put a shameless plug for our service at We host all of the MCA and FCA national/regional events along with many other concours and open track events. The only product that handles registration, amenities and entrant scoring in an automated, web and mobile friendly platform. Registration for events can be setup and opened in minutes if you have all of your basic details in order. I've reached out to several of the staff at SAAC saying we would support SAAC-44 and get things rolling for them immediately, but never got a response.

Motosho Concept Video:

At last years SAAC-43, NorCal SAAC and SAAC Nat'l utilized for registration purposes. I'd guess that SAAC Nat'l would have adopted that for SAAC-44 this year. It streamlined the registration process for us at NorCal, though some balked at it including myself at first, but considering the time, manpower and hassle with payments of who did or didn't pay for what etc, it took a load off the registration crew. I would suspect this would be the way going forward.

~Earl J

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Searching SAAC Registry
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:04:00 AM »
Hello CobraJunkie,

First off, welcome to the SAAC Forum. A signature first name would be nice unless you prefer to be called CobraJunkie.
Anyway, I just so happened to have  my older 97 registry sitting here. Keep in mind there are two newer registries on CSX3000 series cobras (one very current as in 2019) but the info on CSX3270 is fairly well documented unless it has been sold again.
I'd recommend purchasing the latest edition, but none the less here's the info you are seeking.

~Earl J

Wanted to Buy / Re: 289 Shelby 4v Top Plate & X-Boss Top Plate
« on: April 05, 2019, 05:56:47 PM »
Jay, This one? This is the only 289/302 cross ram (Shelby Rambox) with a removable lid that I know of.
~Earl J

Appeals / Re: Non-Auto Rolex Appeal
« on: March 19, 2019, 05:07:12 PM »
Thanks, I was also told over the years not to travel abroad with it. They'll cut your arm off in certain countries.


Appeals / Re: Non-Auto Rolex Appeal
« on: March 19, 2019, 04:55:51 PM »
Iím just taking a long shot here.  Does anyone on this board have a good relationship with an Authorized Rolex Dealer?  It seems there is a world wide supply shortage, and unless you know someone,you are out of luck.  Iím sorry this isnít car related, but I am looking for a ĎDaytonaí among other possibilities, so that kind of fits.   ;D



There are numerous authorized Rolex dealers in the San Francisco Bay Area CA. I have my stainless Daytona serviced by Shreve & Co. in SF, an authorized dealer who forwards it on to Rolex in LA.
There is also Davidson & Licht in Walnut Creek Ca as well as Fortane' in Carmel (which is where my wife bought mine).
A black dial S series model 16520 all stainless from 93-94 (mine) also known as a "Patrizzi" now has more than tripled in value in today's vintage Daytona market since it was new.
If you are seriously looking for a Daytona by it from an authorized dealer only. Is what I would recommend.

~Earl J

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: lower body side strip color Blue on a 1965
« on: February 21, 2019, 08:49:37 PM »
The GT350 logos  are a little lighter if you see an original paint car.  we made ours using an original logo we got from earl.

Thanks Jim for the acknowledgement.


1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: lower body side strip color Blue on a 1965
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:57:35 PM »
Do they make a template to paint the stripes?

Template? There is a guide to correctly paint 65 side stripes. If the spacing and measurements is followed correctly, the wide middle stripe crosses over the lower door seam and onto the rocker panel there by making the door seam disappear (this was intentional by Pete Brock).

Some painters who attempt to paint 65's (especially clones, tributes) take a shortcut and move the stripes up (exposing the lower door seam). That detail alone shows the 65 was painted wrong.
Some folks opted for the so called 65 side stripe tape kit, though wider than the 66 was still wrong.

Correctly painting 65 side stripes is/was very laborious due to the masking. Then there's the debate on how far up does the paint goes on the rocker portion in the door seam.


1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: lower body side strip color Blue on a 1965
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:45:14 PM »
And the reason you're seeing color shade variations these days is the color matching process used it paint shops. If you look at the restorations commissioned by reputable Shelby restorers I.e. John Brown, Tony Connover (sp.?) and a couple others. They are pretty damn close to each other if not exact.
Paint jobs by XYZ custom body shops....well, enter the various shades of what they think it should be.


1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: lower body side strip color Blue on a 1965
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:29:19 PM »
No, the side stripes and the optional "Lemans" stripes are Guardsman Blue and should match! What doesn't and shouldn't match on a 1965 GT350 is the side "GT350" as it was a 3M vinyl material which is a shade or two lighter and is non-matellic as opposed to the Guardsman blue.

~Earl J

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