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Concours Talk / Re: hood straightening
« on: January 11, 2020, 02:04:54 PM »
 Just for conversations sake imagine, removing your hood from your car, now you will have two hood hinges in the up position with the spring in normal resting position. Now push the hood hinge down (the position it would be in if you had a closed hood) the spring would be stretched, but would stay down on it own, since its designed to rest in this position causing NO LOAD?or Pressure on the hood what so ever! So can you explain to me how the springs put pressure on the hood when its in the closed positions? My thought is that since the hood is fastened at the front by the hood latch and fastened at the rear with the hood hinges, the upward pressure of the air cleaner seal is the only thing pushing up on the hood and with the heat maybe the real issue? plus possibly that pressure of closing the hood too, when the springs are being stretched!

The Lounge / Re: Chopin's Ocean Etude Opus 25 No. 12
« on: December 09, 2019, 01:38:26 PM »

 Loved it, not very often do we see a classical piece being played by a man in a SUNOCO T-shirt!  :)

The Lounge / Re: You asked for it you got it, the Mustang E !
« on: November 06, 2019, 01:27:05 PM »
Two things..
1. Thank goodness the "E" doesn't stand for Eleanor !
2. How do you hot rod an electric car?

   You add on some yellow Accel coils and capacitors??? LOL!

The Lounge / Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« on: October 19, 2019, 02:31:33 PM »

  007, "Diamonds Are Forever".....The famous side to side flip!

The Lounge / Re: What will The Bullitt Mustang sell for?
« on: October 08, 2019, 02:39:42 PM »

 My guess is still $6.3 million!  :D

The Lounge / Re: What will The Bullitt Mustang sell for?
« on: October 03, 2019, 01:39:18 PM »

 I'm going guess around $6.3 million......

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: FOUND! 1967 Shelby GT350 Barn Find - 1 of 1
« on: September 23, 2019, 01:21:56 PM »
 They were built to be driven!....enjoy the drive!!!

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Post a picture of you 1969 S H E L B Y
« on: September 04, 2019, 02:29:21 PM »
 The Day after I bought it, roadtrip to take it home to Tucson from Arlington, Wa.

The Lounge / Re: Can anyone ID this wheel?
« on: July 01, 2019, 10:59:51 AM »

  Its a 1952/53 Buick Wheel, not sure what model though?

Parts For Sale / Re: 69/70 Trunk Mesh Concours
« on: June 26, 2019, 12:38:11 PM »
 I bought my Shelby decades ago, it came with a brand new trunk lace kit. It looked good, but only at about 100ft.! I decided it wouldn't do, so I bought a new kit from, It was absolutely perfect! And I'm a picky SOB. Just another happy customer! :D

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Correct 67 comfortweave material
« on: February 28, 2019, 01:31:41 PM »
just my Two cents, since I've bought and sold material to SMS since they began. SMS usually only carries two types of comfortweave material, OEM or pressed pattern material. If its actually woven vinyl then its probably OEM as no one that I know of is reproducing this material as it was originally made! As far as the pattern being more define, it should! Its new, place it in your oven at about 100 degrees F. for a day and see how it looks then! ......maybe I should state that I'm not advocating that you do that, but that it would give you an idea on why the defination on the orignal interior is not as sharp!

I would love to have an original GT-40 or the prewar Banger Hotrod I have now!
I love that roadster!  32 Ford?
Thanks, its an original old rust bucket 1931! not the fastest, but a lot of fun to drive and a little scary at 70mph!

 I would love to have an original GT-40 or the prewar Banger Hotrod I have now!

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: dye---vinyl
« on: October 28, 2018, 03:35:34 PM »
  Hi, I just want to throw my two cents in! Over 40 years experience in the automotive field, just to give you a little background. When it comes to dying vinyl, SEMs has always worked best for me, VHT in the past had problems with adhering, They may be better now? Silicon is not your friend, it must be cleaned off thoroughly. Simple Green works great for this, but you must make sure all the cleaner (dried soap film) is washed off too, I usually final rinse with plain water and a dry off with air, terry towels and fiber towels will work but leave lint behide, so be sure to blow it off and let the item dry completely. Most vinyl dyes will wear off in high wear areas, like seats, non wear surfaces surfaces like dash, kick panels, package trays, etc. are great canidates for dying, on plastics I've found that "Sand Free" applied to a clean surface promotes better adhesion for the dye. Seat belts on the other hand should be rewebbed if they are faded, because they are compromised
in stregth. Plus if you do dye them, you take the chance of color transfer to clothes and possible other interior pieces. Hope this helps!

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Twisted Seat Back
« on: August 25, 2018, 01:38:34 PM »
 I think if you don't have a welder or know how to weld, you are not going to be able to make the correct repair, it might be prudent to take it to an upholstery shop and have the work done, if you feel confident to do the repairs then you can take the Backrest off the seat while its in the car, remove the cover and foam, then you should be able to see where the welds are cracked by flexing the frame!

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