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This thread is query concerning 'Evans waterless coolant'.
Evans NPG coolant (non-aqueous propylene glycol) and its employment is not rocket science, but it operates on completely different physics laws than water or ethlyene glycol and related additives. It can be easily understood by one simple reading.
Because it is neither water, ethelyne glycol (and related enhancers) based, most of the conventional 'wisdom' regarding OEM cooling system hardware, cooling and media behavior is nonsensical in relation to the OP's question.
Without knowing what it is, good-bad-or indifferent, we end up with a conflated attestation thread like this!

For the lazy old iron on this site: no.
Evans NPG is efficacious. It is based upon reducing superheated skin surface boiling adjacent to the combustion chamber utilizing nucleate boiling. This can near eliminate localized boiling and resultant ‘black death’ (aluminium thermal piston expansion/ sleeve scuffing -dead hole). With it you do not run a thermostat. Pessurization and temperature are meaningless when employing Evans NPG. It works.
Not really applicable in normally aspirated applications, save for certain off-roaders or esoteric military applications such as the recon teams/ MARSOC who use it.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Exhaust system detail
« on: June 04, 2020, 03:57:50 PM »
Seem strait cut in this period pic.


Trying to keep it factual here.
Opinion, over documentation and scholarship, has really hurt the 65 community over the years.
Switchover was at 340. 562 were produced.

When people start talking rare or desirable, run for the hills!


Hmm,  the ‘this one is rare’ game.
Aren’t the front mounted battery 1965 GT-350s factually the ‘rare’ ones?
Just going off of the production numbers....silly me!

The Lounge / Re: Memorial Day
« on: May 25, 2020, 07:09:20 PM »

Sure would be nice if this thread concentrated on those who died in the line of duty.

The Lounge / Re: COBRA?
« on: May 23, 2020, 04:41:00 PM »
Very cool pic of Ak Miller (center in dark blazer).

As I recall the Ford Custom Caravan of Cars started off early 60s w customs, but by 1964 was centered more around Ak And the Total Performance theme.
On that rig w the Cobra are:
-a Jeffries custom Falcon;
-a Winfield Econoline;
-an Alexander Bros Galaxie custom; and
-an awesome R code 64 Galaxie (note L/W grille).

Up For Auction / Re: Former automobile owned by Carroll Shelby.
« on: May 11, 2020, 08:12:46 PM »

What? No Elvis letter of authenticity??


A little laborious, for 65s (which isn’t what you asked about  :o) the registry lists this info by car. The numbers all all over the place! An SFM car can be turned out on the same day as another SFM number over 100 VINs apart. Perhaps by 67 or the  66 Hertz cars it was a more rational operation (?) haven’t dug that far, but the data is there in the registry.

Concours Talk / Re: Help ID’g 4 sp tag pls
« on: April 27, 2020, 04:46:46 PM »
Thank you gt350hr.
Hmm, many parts in this set were from a '64 271 Sport Coupe which had a T-10B-1.
Appreciate the lead.

Ask a Registrar / Re: First Gen stickers / tags
« on: April 27, 2020, 04:38:01 PM »
FWIW: 'Police Interceptor' is one of a few terms Ford has used for police vehicles. 'Interceptors' have, as mentioned, been full sized, both 2 and 4 door (historically a great source of wheels for those trying to synthesize SAI history).
The fox body 'Special Service Package' Mustangs are  still popular at the strip and the first gen 'Special Purpose' Broncos are collectables.

Concours Talk / Help ID’g 4 sp tag pls
« on: April 26, 2020, 04:53:19 PM »
I recently found this tag amongst components of 64-65 sm blk 4 speed transmissions (T-10 B-1s, H-1s, M-1s & top loaders).
It reads “30A-G-1” w FoMoCo script, bolt “F-C” gr5.
Thanks in advance.

George through Kieth:
Just cannot thank you both enough for George sharing and Kieth for bringing to us this absolutely essential SAI history. The former (now lost) thread was IMO the biggest singular treasure lost. To whatever degree any parts of it can be reconstituted, and saved, is of incalculable value to our hobby for us and those who follow.
We are almost down to sole-source contacts for this type of original or near-original attributable information.

A most minor vignette on a ‘day-in-the-life‘ at HPM is the transaction regarding the purchase of my car 5S339: The original owner (I am second owner) had a new black 1965 271HP 4sp 2+2 when he drove by HPM on the way home from work and the cars caught his eye. After stopping and 'getting the bug' he returned and traded in his slightly used HIPO 2+2 for a slightly used 'company' GT-350. His dealings were w Lew Spencer directly and the GT-350 was a driver used by his then wife, Faith, who also worked at HPM. Years later I discussed this in detail w Lew. FWIW Lew & Faith in the HPM days lived on Cheviot and Motor.
I never figured to ask Bill, the original owner, why he just didn't have his car updated w 'Cobra Kits', et al, by HPM at the time instead. Nobody was buying these as an investment then, in fact Lew commented that they had a hard time moving them.

One other 'super-anal' piece of HPM trivia: 5S339 has one of the near sequential HPM CA license plates NQR 8XX which really helps with the timeline regarding ops at HPM.

Steve A

The Lounge / Re: Pookie in Trouble?
« on: April 21, 2020, 03:41:25 PM »


1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: R model ?
« on: April 16, 2020, 04:51:32 PM »
At least shortly after the beginning, future R model Mustangs, were preordered, not just pulled from the line. At best it appeared to be then sporadic.

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