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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Wow prices on some parts
« on: June 25, 2022, 02:18:20 PM »
Seems like an amazing amount of money for such a part, but try to find another one!
Like Bob said supply and demand.

Very hard to tell from the resolution of your picture but does it say GT 500?

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / 1966 GT 350 on the stage at Mecum
« on: March 18, 2022, 10:28:14 PM »
Does anyone know the significance of or any info on the white 66 GT 350 that is prominently displayed on the stage at Mecum Glendale?

Concours Talk / Re: 65/66 sway bar appearance
« on: February 22, 2022, 08:46:10 PM »
I suppose in regards to how you would each judge the same concourse level one car if you each have a different opinion on the swaybar finish or shape. Just curious. Looks like Jeff just answered my question. Thank you

Concours Talk / Re: 65/66 sway bar appearance
« on: February 22, 2022, 07:30:51 PM »
Bob and Charles, since the two of you have essentially agreed to disagree, or so it appears, how would your differing opinions affect Concours judging? Just curious how situations like this work out at a SAAC or MCA concours event.

Concours Talk / Re: 65/66 sway bar appearance
« on: February 22, 2022, 12:34:55 AM »
Interesting discussion guys, now Iíll have to go out tomorrow and check the eyelets on my swaybar.
Bob had mentioned the possibility of using gun bluing, has anyone ever tried gun black? I have used it on several items in the past and it does leave the black finish you may be describing. Just a thought.

Where are the 66s??? Seems like there are always a couple at BJ Scottsdale.
Should be fun!

Up For Auction / Re: Another '65 GT350 Heading to Auction
« on: January 11, 2022, 11:59:00 PM »
I had the honor to see this car and spend some time with the owner at SAAC 46. The originality and documentation of its history was incredible! I hope he does really well with it at auction.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 6S1276 joins the stable
« on: December 05, 2021, 10:13:09 AM »
Congratulations Trent, I know this has been a long time coming. Please send pictures when you can, how is 373 coming along?

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 #0001 - SOLD
« on: September 17, 2021, 02:53:56 PM »
Bob purchased number #1 from a seller in Albuquerque New Mexico, I had a chance to buy the car for $8000 in the early 80s. I recall my Shelby buddies and I at the time trying to decide if a car with 
Vin # 1 number would be worth more money than any other 67 Shelby at the time. Who knew?

Wanted to Buy / Re: 65/66 237E5 leaf spring plates
« on: September 09, 2021, 01:03:29 PM »
Thanks everyone for keeping your eyes open for this spring plate, part found in Dallas and purchased.

Wanted to Buy / Re: 65/66 237E5 leaf spring plates
« on: September 07, 2021, 10:47:33 PM »
Thank you very much. Anxious to talk. I sent you a PM

Wanted to Buy / 65/66 237E5 leaf spring plates
« on: September 05, 2021, 07:08:13 PM »
I missed a pair of 65/66 237E5 leaf springs that recently showed up and sold through the forum by two hours 😩. I only need one but would be very happy to buy a pair, even if itís just the lower stamped leaf. Anyone please?

Concours Talk / Re: The Parts Date Code Rabbit Hole
« on: August 30, 2021, 11:52:14 PM »
Well said as usual Jeff. It is nice to know in this hobby there is room enough for all. 6S281 had a bit of a tough life over the years, partly due to me as a 17 year old beating the hell out of the poor car in the 70s after inheriting it from my 23 year old brother in 1974, Thankfully it survived me.
Chasing parts and date codes is definitely as Bob said a rabbit hole, But to me itís worth going as far and as deep down the rabbit hole as I can or justify financially. One of the most rewarding parts for me is the amazing history and facts Iíve learned about 66 Shelbys and specifically early non-carryover 66 cars from some very wise, helpful and patient members of this forum. I also get great satisfaction out of tracking down the CORRECT parts for my car as much as is possible.
I have made up my mind that when I do find the CORRECT parts for my car,  date codes and condition, I will buy them if at all possible. Fortunately I have found almost everything I need to begin the restoration of 6S281, hopefully very soon. Even though many of these really nice CORRECT parts may not benefit my car in division two Concours as Bob says, it is still worth the attempt and effort to me. I want my car to be the best Division II car I can make it. I will be using brand new Koni shocks and new reproduction Goodyear blue dots, but I would not be interested in spending a lot of money on parts that were obviously the wrong date codes for my car, iíd rather wait, be patient and eventually track down the CORRECT things with CORRECT date codes that belong on my car wether it makes sense in division two or not. I think the goal of all of this hard work and effort we do is about a lot more than whether it helps in a particular Concours division or not. It is purely about the pride of the accomplishment and continuing to improve the cars and the hobby, IMHO.

Concours Talk / Re: how to read bumper code 9 17 M3
« on: August 30, 2021, 04:23:01 PM »
Jeff, on that note I have a question please. Were the Monroe bumpers used on San Jose cars?

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