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Bob,

Since the shock towers are smooth and sloped, how do you keep the hydraulic press in place as you are pushing the towers back out to the proper location?

Do you let it (the press) sit with the press in place for some time before moving on?

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Keystone

This one would have been on my wall as a teenager. 😍

I can't even tell what the car is, a 442?

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I see it just the other way around. If there is an underlying problem, correct that. Don't find a work around.

When I build a house, I want a solid foundation supported by bedrock, not a minimum thickness slab sitting on sand.

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The Lounge / Re: Fastest car of the 60s? Lambroghini Miura?
« on: August 11, 2020, 11:25:35 AM »
The GT40 was offered in street trim.

That doesn't make it a street car.

It most certainly does.

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The Lounge / Re: Fastest car of the 60s? Lambroghini Miura?
« on: August 11, 2020, 11:15:31 AM »
The GT40 was offered in street trim.

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Designers of the fiberglass
« on: August 10, 2020, 08:16:29 PM »
I see a lot of the '71-'73 Mustang in those sketches.

Also note the MACH I emblem

Thanks for sharing those.

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The Lounge / Re: Fastest car of the 60s? Lambroghini Miura?
« on: August 10, 2020, 08:07:01 PM »
Although I consider the Miura (SV) to be the most beautiful car ever penned, It wouldn't hold a candle to the GT40 in terms of all out speed.

If it indeed made it to 175, I would guess it would take several miles to get up to that speed and the lift would be so incredible, you may not have much steering input, if any at all.

The front engine Daytona was a 170 mph car and it had a couple of aerodynamic advantages at that speed.

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Designers of the fiberglass
« on: August 08, 2020, 11:55:59 AM »
And at this juncture, Shelby Engineering was in Dearborn/Detroit as a division of Ford?

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Designers of the fiberglass
« on: August 08, 2020, 12:18:17 AM »
^^^ are these posts implying A.O. Smith were the designers?

I thought they were just the contract builders.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Is a bolt kit/package available for the 428
« on: August 07, 2020, 04:07:31 PM »
MLPlunkett - I am moving a little off-topic, but I just finished installing a rebuilt 428 in my '67 and found the Mansfield Mustang site a big help. Just reading through their website was helpful research and they offer a lot of parts that help detail the engine. Good luck with your build.
Jeff

http://mansfieldmustang.com/CatalogIndexFirstpage.html

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Is a bolt kit/package available for the 428
« on: August 07, 2020, 04:06:08 PM »
I would be glad to post pictures, Bob.

Please do.

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^^^

Good to hear. Reminds back of when color changes were commonplace as it was all about enjoying your car as much as possible.

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Designers of the fiberglass
« on: August 07, 2020, 03:58:02 PM »


Fiberglas model January 1968, so you know there were drawings prior.

There was also a fiberglas convertible, but no photos have turned up yet.

Was any particular individual or team credited for the design?

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Designers of the fiberglass
« on: August 07, 2020, 12:02:06 PM »
Thanks JD  8)

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