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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Lil' Red's nose ring
« on: Today at 06:32:53 PM »
Bob, I think he's referring to the trim around the outer most edge of the opening. 

Is the top piece part of the hood or was another surface added, anyone know?

Seems to be a precursor to what the '68's got.

The Lounge / Re: What one would you choose?
« on: Today at 06:25:33 PM »
Bullitt, Steve McQueen drove it, famous car chase star, 4-speed, partial to dark green, don't have to worry about driving it, not a big fan of red or coupe vinyl roofs.  (I do like the '67/'68 Trans-Am Coupes)

(to another post, not sure Craig Jackson would sell both Li'l Red and the Green Hornet for what the Bullitt sold for)

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Lil' Red's nose ring
« on: Today at 07:53:36 AM »
I was just pouring thru my latest Hemmings Muscle Machines and noticed that Lil' Red has a ring of brightwork lining it's radiator opening.

Anyone know if it's aluminum? Chromed Pot metal? How deep does it go in?

Was this ever done on any other '67?

My understanding was just this car.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: March 30, 2020, 12:43:01 PM »
George Barris Mail-Order Kustomizing Klass graduate?

News from HQ / Re: Spring 2020 Issue of the Shelby American
« on: March 30, 2020, 09:36:49 AM »
^^^ great story

Many good stories to read - Thanks!

Also, did Howard take the Bullet Mustang for a test drive???

and, to add to Jeff's reminiscing on page 11 of seeing a fire  damaged GT40 street car out behind the shop where he was buying tire here is a after the fire and before the fire of that same car.  This car is also referenced in the article about Fran Kress.

rotated... Hope it didn't do any damage.

I've been trying to help a guy with a '66 determine which he should have.

I did the following to help me, I'll post it here, it has more than just the S2MS versions but some of these others have been brought up and was trying to get a better perspective on them.

Hope this helps...may need to post a larger file

Here is another of the stamping(s) on one of the underside fills... "3B" if referencing the original post.

Replicas and Tribute / Re: GT500 Tribute Build
« on: March 29, 2020, 11:37:12 PM »
It looks like you bought a solid base. If you didn't invest in the Osborne manuals, buy them all. You'll need them I guarantee you!

^^^^ +1 (get the whole series of the '67 books, don't get just a couple)

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Detail Paint Question
« on: March 29, 2020, 11:33:29 PM »

Jeff's color examples show much better than what I posted.

To add to Bob's post, here is a another photo with the not blue dip stick and a detail of the dipstick for the Thompson pump.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: DOT 3 Synthetic Brake Fluid
« on: March 29, 2020, 11:21:29 PM »
According to my search Poly Glycol based fluid is compatible with synthetic fluid but not silicone based fluid.


Replicas and Tribute / Re: GT500 Tribute Build
« on: March 29, 2020, 09:07:03 PM »
My color scheme will be a version of the nightmist blue. Here's my trial run on my 67 Donzi that got the Shelby treatment. I might have to mount a trailer hitch on the GT500 just long enough to take a picture of these two in tandem.

Do trailer the boat all the time - that will stop traffic !

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Detail Paint Question
« on: March 29, 2020, 08:55:49 PM »
The "Ford" Thompson pumps (denoted by the "F" on the second line of the tag) were "blue metallic" were supplied painted by the maker. An odd blue for sure.

NPD does sell a spray can of the color but I didn't buy any = not sure just how accurate it is.

The restore I worked with had some special mixed to match his pump to use on his restoration and had enough left over for mine - see attached.  The area inside the red oval is what to reference, it changes depending on the light a angle viewed.  There is a pump shown in another thread regarding "Parts" that is a bit bright but on the right track in my opinion.

Also, the dip-stick is not painted blue on these - sliver zinc (the black pumps had the dip-stick painted in-place)

Others will chime in.

Replicas and Tribute / Re: GT500 Tribute Build
« on: March 29, 2020, 08:05:01 PM »
Good luck, (also as you may know there maybe some good parts on that car that you don't need but others do)

CSX 2000 Series / Re: Lets get some cobra pictures back up!
« on: March 28, 2020, 07:49:44 PM »
Thanks Earl (that's what I was thinking they looked like) - some of THE best looking they really stand out.

Very nice car too! (do you mind if I photoshop my head in place of yours - a dark green SB Cobra with Borrani's is a top 5 dream car)

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