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Replicas and Tribute / Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« on: November 16, 2018, 09:51:14 PM »
Very nice...beautiful color....

My only suggestion, lose the BFG raised white letters.  Either go with a correct looking Michelin or those would look better turned around/black walls.  The car will look much richer

These are old pictures. I just purchased some whitewall tires.

John O

Still waiting for you to come visit :D

Replicas and Tribute / Re: My replica 289 Roadster
« on: November 16, 2018, 10:40:02 AM »
What is the back story on fabricating the trunk (boot as the Brits say)? And the glove box?
Great looking car, well done sir!

Parts I believe were sourced from Moss Motors for the luggage rack

Appeals / Re: What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:39:34 PM »
Does anyone have experience with Evans Waterless Coolant?
It has been recommended to me.

Mark, the prep you have to do to switch over is not an easy task. Read the instructions online. Read them get carefully

Appeals / Re: What Engine Coolant/Anti Freeze To Use?
« on: November 12, 2018, 06:19:40 AM »
Regardless of brand, I prefer a 50/50 mix in addition to a quart of "Motor Max" (similar to water wetter) for 1584.

The Lounge / Re: Where is this VIN# found?
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:47:04 AM »
Looking at it on a larger screen, it does appear to be stamped incorrectly, from the bottom, raised, and not an optical illusion. Also notice the slight curvature of the VIN, hard to accomplish using the original stamping machine wouldn't you say?

vs a proper stamped vin

For a potential buyer, the car in question requires a more hands on up close and personal approach. I personally would not buy it without seeing it in person first.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Look what I can do!
« on: November 10, 2018, 06:20:23 PM »
Gotham Ford, NY (besides the ones currently for sale on Ebay)

The Lounge / Re: Toys for Tots -2018
« on: November 10, 2018, 05:59:42 PM »
We have done it for over 30 years here. Coming up again Nov. 24. Our club frequenly hosts with all other local auto and truck clubs.  Usual turnout is around four hundred plus cars dropiping of loads of toys for the Marines.   8)

This was last years local club annual, clearly a common theme  8)

The Lounge / Toys for Tots -2018
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:52:38 AM »
The trunk of "The Great Pumpkin" is now filled with toys for the Marine's annual Toys for Tots campaign.  Due to circumstances beyond my control, my spare funds were stretched ultra thin this year, but I was still able to shop smart and fill the trunk with over 140 toys for the children this year. Unlike my earlier in the fall season donations, these will be delivered this coming Thursday or Friday when the Marines are set up near the main entrance to town. My wife and I have done this for over 20 years and is out way of giving to those children less fortunate than our own.

How about you guys/gals, do you do something similar this time of the year?
Do you do it is style like we do?

The Lounge / Re: Where is this VIN# found?
« on: November 10, 2018, 09:31:14 AM »
looks like right rear apron near hinge
Doesn’t look reversed stamped to me.

Stamps look raised to me, guess I'll wait to see it on a bigger screen

The Lounge / Re: Where is this VIN# found?
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:25:05 PM »
looks like right rear apron near hinge

Does that look reverse stamped to you Phil? Tough to see on my phone. Even with my reading glasses on :o

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Holley carb
« on: November 09, 2018, 04:49:41 PM »
Thanks,any idea about the value?


Posts like this should be made in the lounge

Value depends on actual condition

The Lounge / Re: I have a mystery see who can solve it.
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:03:26 AM »
A pen name for a writer in 1914 . And a color code for a 1968 Shelby mustang. Seem to match to me. I will probable have to give some clues. Makes me wonder  !

Would the writer be French

The Lounge / Spam Posts-Please read
« on: November 07, 2018, 08:45:21 AM »
There have been several instances recently where spammers have navigated through our registration process. Most users here know not to engage, however, most do not report those suspected posts to the moderator of that particular sub forum. In the lower right hand side of the post is a link to do so, please use it so we can remove the offending post(s)

The Lounge / Re: What's it worth?! 1970 Mach 1 SCJ - Drag Pack 4 -speed
« on: November 03, 2018, 10:41:12 AM »

This one sold for 10,900 in June as a shell with no title!

Be careful in believing what you see.  Just because a car ran up to a certain number on Epay, doesn't mean it truly sold for it regardless of what it says.  There is a lot of monkey business that goes on there.  Besides, I would rather put good money into a Shelby  :).

X2 as there are some good people who have allowed greed and/or ego to make bad decision, who have used Ebay to either artificially inflate a market, or to make a name or market for themselves. Some are under the radar, some have yet to be brought to light, some may never be found out, but in the end, it is this greed, or their own ego that they will have to atone for in the end when they are sitting at those pearly gates before their god.

It was an eye opening time for the automotive aftermarket industry, that had a trickle down effect in the kit car industry as well. A truly ugly time for well heeled buyers who were sold a faulty bill of goods, with the Shelby name attached, who came out losing hundreds of thousands of dollars of their hard earned money, with nothing to show for it in the end.

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