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Some questions are better sent in a PM, or asked in a discussion thread such as this, or both, so as to not torpedo a sellers classified ad. SAAC members have a tendency to pile on to such questions, which then Segways into a discussion of what is right, or wrong about specific items. I then get PMís or sometimes even phone call at home asking for those types of posts to be removed. Not every seller is a concours judge, nor do they know the minute details, they bought the car, drove it, now itís posted here for sale. Some decorum is expected on both sides of that equation, put yourself in the sellers shoes and imagine the reaction through their eyes.

Hope all is well, May 2021 be better than 2020.


Not till you mentioned it in the deleted For Sale post.  ;)

It's not rocket science  ;D

"This Forum is for listing cars that you personally have for sale. Please limit ALL replies in this forum to specific questions, to the seller, about the car.

Cross-talk, or conversations about the item among members, should be made on another thread in the Discussion area....not on the For Sale thread."

Then again, for some, maybe it is  ::)


The Lounge / Re: No mentions Shelby's birthday ??
« on: January 11, 2021, 07:52:49 PM »
Happy birthday you chicken farmer!

Oh and its the day Coralsnake updates are published, every year since 2001.

Enjoy more free goodness...with the promise of more to come.

Thanks, always enjoy reading through the updates to see what new 69 data has been gleaned and documented by the all powerful, all seeing "Coralsnake"  8)

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Fender bolts painted or not?
« on: January 06, 2021, 07:21:13 PM »
Bob, do you know if the hood hinges were also a funky gold.  I had my hinges rebuilt and they just asked if I wanted them black or the original gold.  I'm not sure they would really know.  Some of the photos make them look like they are bare metal.  My powder coated black looks great but I guess thats got to go...LOL

They are not gold, not originally at least  ;)

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Checkered Flag : Jim Cowles (acman63)
« on: January 04, 2021, 06:44:36 PM »
Rest in peace my friend.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: COBRA FOR TALL MAN
« on: January 03, 2021, 03:30:41 PM »
Data mining old posts and then posting them here is considered bad form on any forum:

You may want to just post your initial questions, with as much of your details as possible, and let the masses respond.

I do suggest this form both forums, as your data mining may not cover all posts, only those with the key words you may have searched, thus depriving yourself of the collective knowledge of both sites separately.


1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Carburetor spacer GT 350
« on: December 30, 2020, 06:27:05 PM »
How about a part number for the correct gasket for this one  ;)

Shelby American Racing / Re: Oscar Koveleski Dies at 88
« on: December 30, 2020, 05:18:01 PM »

   Rest in peace my friend, I will miss you in your Yellow Stutz race car roaming the back roads of the Pocono's.


Up For Auction / Re: Shelby Parts and Restoration - 67-68 Ebay Auctions
« on: December 26, 2020, 03:22:58 PM »
HI-MR. COBRA---I would like explanation on what is happening with BIDDING up on coil---same bidder I desperately hope is not U was bidding up everytime I raised the bid---KEY is that is always same guy, and after it reached certain target price he cancel the bid---That is ethically very questionable and suspicious behavior

If someone puts in a bid for say, $500, and the item is currently sitting at $100, eBay does not show anybody his $500 bid but every time someone bids, eBay automatically raises his bid above yours until his max is reached.

Once his max is reached, if he doesn't bid again, he is out.

In addition, Ebay shows how many bid retractions in 12 months, in the case of the old high bidder, 3

With careful investigating, you can usually tell who the shill bidders for certain auction are. Back before Ebay hid the user names, it was quite obvious...I even have a few of them screen captured....

The Lounge / Re: christmas
« on: December 25, 2020, 09:55:48 AM »
i don't say to much on here.   not smart enough    but i do read all the post   just wanted to say merry christmas to everyone  thanks for posting   

It is not the quantity of ones posts, but the quality of them.

Merry Christmas to you and your families.


Concours Talk / Re: Expert paint help needed.
« on: December 22, 2020, 02:14:08 PM »
I have my car at paint, and need some help/advice.  I want to have the car painted using Glasurit's top of the line paint.  The paint shop uses PPG (Global) and had already put the PPG primer on the car.  In speaking with Glasurit, the say that they will not guaranty their paint UNLESS we strip off the PPG and redo the car in Glasurit primer.  From the paint experts out there, is it OK to put the Glasurit over the PPG? What could/will happen if I do? I have used Glasurit on two previous cars and was EXTREMELY happy with everything on the paint, and yes, I do like Glasurit (and Sikkens and BASF) over PPG, DuPont, and other paints out there and donít want to change.

If you are happy with the quality of the shop, let them use the product line they know. Do not get sucked into a name on a label.

As for mixing products, you could have delamination issues between the products in question. I do not recommend mixing paint lines.

Bill S.

Ps: you would be surprised how much product gets relabeled under various brand names, but is not actually produced by the name on the label.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Renting a non-replica 1966 Cobra CSX 3000
« on: December 21, 2020, 06:02:20 PM »
Hi Bill, Proving Loss of Use is the attorney's job. My job is to learn the rental cost of a Cobra.

Yet the questions above remain unanswered, what is the timeline for the loss of use 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's or 2K's, and was the car original, unrestored, restored, or in pieces laying around the corner of a barn/garage at the time? Once more, running, or inoperable? Without these basic questions answered in great detail, your initial inquiry is moot.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Renting a non-replica 1966 Cobra CSX 3000
« on: December 21, 2020, 05:52:11 AM »
There's a $1.5 Million-dollar Bugatti Veyron being advertised online for rent for $25,000/Day.

If you owned that Bugatti along with a $1.5 Million-dollar 1966 Cobra CSX 3000, would you consider renting the Cobra for the same price?

A purely hypothetical question.
It should be a lot cheaper for the 427. Greatly reduced maintenance costs.
The owner of the Bugatti will rent his car for $25,000/Day. Would he take $25,000/Day to rent his Cobra? Hypothetically. If he were you....

There's a $1.5 Million-dollar Bugatti Veyron being advertised online for rent for $25,000/Day.

If you owned that Bugatti along with a $1.5 Million-dollar 1966 Cobra CSX 3000, would you consider renting the Cobra for the same price?

A purely hypothetical question.

Apples and Oranges, so no, you cannot compare the rental price of one vs the other in this case. Then again, you have yet to give detailed information as to timeline of loss of use? Was it recently, was it in the distant past, is it still occurring. How was the loss qualified? Was the car running and driving at the time of loss of use? If not, then the loss of use will be harder to prove, as the car was inoperable, and therefore, use would be subjective as to what type of use it could have in it's inoperable state. Quite a bit remains unknown, and only you can fill in those blanks for us to potentially offer a truly educated response.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Renting a non-replica 1966 Cobra CSX 3000
« on: December 20, 2020, 12:12:00 PM »
"How much would it cost to rent a non-replica Cobra?" No owner in their right mind would do something like this but, in theory, if someone did find a Cobra-owner willing to do it, how much would they expect to pay? While one can rent a million-dollar car such as a Ferrari, those can be replaced unlike the Cobra. This would have to be factored in to the price. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Interesting question, why do you ask?

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Carb spacer gasket part number
« on: December 20, 2020, 10:21:08 AM »
Anybody have the correct part number for the replacement carb spacer gasket on my 69 GT500 (auto, with/AC if it matters  ;) ). I realize I can use a generic Holley, but I believe their is an exact replacement made by Felpro, but cannot find the part number. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.



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