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GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: 6 minutes of aggressive GT40 driving
« on: March 25, 2022, 06:22:35 PM »
I was going to say the same thing. Using the sweet spot where the engine seemed to like it best, not flogging the living Hell out of it, and well-timed throttle blips and down shifts. The alarming thing is all the trees and rock walls that could reach out and touch someone. :-\ Fun to watch though-

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The Lounge / Re: Today fuel prices
« on: March 23, 2022, 05:35:41 PM »
When I am pouring in 19.00 dollar a gallon high test, I often think my baby is swilling CRYSTAL to get its groove on. ;D

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The Lounge / Re: Today fuel prices
« on: March 23, 2022, 05:32:03 PM »
I highly recommend the GREEN stuff... The yellow is for cheap BBQ parties. with your buddies. ;)

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VAN -Many of those places have been mentioned on here and I occasionally go by some of them late at night like I did so many years ago, and can still see and here the Ghosts or memories of those VERY impressionable times of youth. It was the sights and sounds, the chicks, the friends, the fights, the betting, the pride of competition and being a winner in something you created, and sometimes people getting busted. AHH youth was crazy good times, most of the time! ;)

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The Lounge / Re: Street racing in California circa 1969-1970
« on: March 21, 2022, 08:30:40 PM »
To add a little flavor to the story line ... Ever since there were 2 cars on the road there was always some competition. I know the timeline was supposed to be 1969 - 70 but the cars that were involved then were involved before that time frame, and well after that time frame. Street racing is not confined to those exact years unless you need something to have happened in that exact time frame. So Cal is a good choice for racing because if it happened first it usually happened there, thats why the list of early pioneers of speed... usually began near L A.

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The Lounge / Re: Street racing in California circa 1969-1970
« on: March 20, 2022, 10:53:23 PM »
Crossboss, thanks for your posting.  Agreed that we didn't help ourselves any with the photo van choice. 

I'd been street racing (nothing over $50...I wasn't big-time by any means...but $25-$50 was a lot to me back then) at Van Nuys since mid-70s.  I knew the basic rules, most the hangouts, a few of the people, etc. (Although most of the people were referred-to more by their cars than their names. "The dude with the Orange LS6 Chevelle", etc.)   Super Shops parking lot was our digs. 

My pal Phil and I, and a few others from Culver City, would be there most every Wednesday and Saturday night.  We would've liked to have been a few years older, in order to have been there in the true late-1960s heyday, but we still had fun.  Cruising for chicks was about half of our motive, followed by checking out other fast cars for speed equipment, and actual racing. 

With KMET and KLOS radio songs blasting out of just about every car around you, it made for good times.

   
The MIGHTY MET... KMET with Jeff Gonzer WOOOAHHH and Uncle Joe Benson over at KLOS  Good times fer sure! Dont forget Frazier Smith!!! ;D

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The Lounge / Re: Street racing in California circa 1969-1970
« on: March 20, 2022, 09:23:16 PM »
Thats him... ;D Filthy little Hippie reject with the CRAZY fast VETTE. He was probably in his early forties at the time hangin with the Teens. He was one of the first to experiment with N O S and had mutiple kits on it and watched him spin out at probably 130 mph on Wentworth street. used up all four lanes and never hit a thing, stiil recall what a lucky sum bitch he was.

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The Lounge / Re: Street racing in California circa 1969-1970
« on: March 20, 2022, 08:52:11 PM »
The difference today is Street racers have 3500 HP- 230mph Pro mods... back then The Fast guy was bottle BOB with his 69 Corvette ran 10 ohs. Different times fer sure, Like totally! Because I am a valley dude and thats the way it was!!! ;)

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The Lounge / Re: We just got our LOAN approved
« on: March 14, 2022, 03:50:00 PM »
If its like my 500... it stands for 500.00 a weekend worth of fuel, frivolous activities, and some plain ----ing around automotive fun! ;D

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Ted- I will start I have got many long term sitting projects up and running. I dont think you need to worry about valve stems breaking but rocker arm studs pulling out because the valves sticking in the guides. Pull the plugs out give a shot of Marvel Mystery oil in each cylinder and while your at it pull the valve covers off and lube up the rockers springs shafts and push rods with marvel. Let sit a couple hours then rotate engine by hand to make sure it rolls over freely without any strange noises before you crank it over with the starter but pull the coil lead off so it wont start and make sure you have oil pumping up to the top end. Make sure you have a mechanical oil pressure guage hooked up on first start up to make sure you have good oil pressure before running to long. You should be good to go... pay attention to strange noises -smoke or any other abnormalities. Good Luck!

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Sleeping Beauty wakes up
« on: March 12, 2022, 10:17:27 AM »
I wanted to post some pics and talked to my computer privy friends and their statement was, that is the longest most difficult process they had ever heard of to post pictures. I dont know, there are some things I let more knowledgeable people look at for me. The more advanced computer folks say it should be a 1-2 send process, have a few watching the whole process to see if it can be made easier for those of us that have difficulty with modern things! Thanks from the few... that need a little simpler process for these things.- :-[

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The Lounge / Re: Grumpy Jenkins Check it out
« on: March 10, 2022, 09:49:47 AM »
Glidden- Jenkins- Landy... The best of Ford, Chevy, Mopar, all had cancer sticks hanging from their lips even while driving. A different time for sure, when real men would smoke , drink and curse. RIP

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 1966 GT350 source for leaded fuel.
« on: March 10, 2022, 09:35:23 AM »
I am a left coaster so he can expect 90 dollars a 5 gallon can. I just spoke to some friends around the country and 90 dollars is about the norm for it, for high compression engines. For street stuff they make many alternatives around 15.00 gallon that might be a place to start. Best of luck to get the formula right! ;)

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 1966 GT350 source for leaded fuel.
« on: March 08, 2022, 09:41:46 AM »
Congratulations on ownership. Many factors come into play for different engine combinations, most of the time over the last 55 years the valve guides have been changed out so you wont need leaded gas for your car. So now comes the need for higher octane to eliminate the dreaded pinging or rattling. Most vintage engines run in the 10 to 1 ratio so if you run premium gas with some auto part BOOSTER you should be good to go, if you run higher compression ratio you might need to run a mixture of race gas and regular pump gas. Your specific tune will dictate what your engine likes best, race gas is running around 17.50 to 19.00 dollars a gallon now, my cars get to play for 180.00 for around half an hour on HIGH TEST. A little experimenting will go along way on finding that sweet spot. ;)

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Dem italyin sumbitches gonna git a whoopin-

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