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The Lounge / Your best Shelby run in with the law
« on: March 05, 2018, 10:10:09 AM »
I would like to hear anyone's best Shelby story and run in with the law. Currently I have none but looking to make some memories...

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Original Cobra tach
« on: March 04, 2018, 05:27:29 PM »
Thank you Jeff.  I think acman had a suggestion on the former site about dimensions and how to make.  Or maybe he makes them.  I'll check it out.  And thank you gentlemen, all of your for your input.

Richard E.

I'd get it tested or replaced.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Original Cobra tach
« on: March 04, 2018, 02:25:36 PM »
6s843 and thank you

This is not a recommendation of a particular product or mounting method, just passing along an option I found.,

Worth having.  Thank you!  Better than my current arrangement of loose behind the driver's seat.

Impressive.  I do a few mechanicals here and there myself, suspension and so on.  I would like to learn how to weld though.  A fine art unto itself.  IF you can, you should do your own work unless the time factor gets in the way.  Doing a job oneself is so fulfilling.  (When I do it right that is.)  If I do it wrong, that is a whole other matter.

Richard E.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Original Cobra tach
« on: March 04, 2018, 09:45:10 AM »
I never painted my Cobra tach and it still bears the patina from the time the car was bought in the beautiful State of California (I see California with rose coloured glasses, I know, but I still hold the state in high regard as just...dreamy).  My questions are two:

1. Repaint professionally or leave as is with chipped flat black paint?

2. What are the specs on the spacers in the dash for the two screws that hold down the tach and the screw size.  Old post with this info was lost regrettably but I recall the screw heads are pan head and someone suggested (might have been acman) to machine two pieces of aluminum tubes as spacers.  If Acman has repros I will buy.

Thank you all,

Richard E.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Original grill
« on: March 04, 2018, 09:32:16 AM »
Interesting question.  Looking forward to answer myself.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: A gorgeous day for a ride
« on: March 04, 2018, 09:30:06 AM »
Thank you gentlemen.  And yes no doubt another story is brewing.  I love those Cobra Automotive Transam lug nuts.  They are a stand alone item from an aesthetic point of view and I can look at them individually as small works of art.  The front tires are 205 and literally just clear the fender with no rubbing.  Just clear.  Even when the wheel is turned, though clearance when wheel is turned is about 10 millimeters.  No rolling needed. 215 in the rear.  Could run into problems there in rear with a passenger in the back or a land whale for a date.  Though I have a strict policy of no land whales in my life.  They would have to car jack me to pass the invisible and impenetrable force field of the red one.   Torques are 15 x 7 on all four corners.  I can recommend them!

Richard E.

We have 2-1/2 lb. HALON fire bottles in every car (7), one 5 lb. unit in the truck and 2 ea. 10 lb. HALON bottles in the garage.

Can you share pictures of the mounted system in your cars?
Yes please. If possible.

The Lounge / Re: Driverless cars
« on: March 04, 2018, 01:13:08 AM »
LOL!  Yeah, instant on I suspect was at issue here.  My detector has saved me on so many occasions.  Even caught a laser in Michigan from over a mile away.  I sailed under the "laser" so to speak as opposed to "radar."  Various apps can assist in making the appropriate speed modification as well so I am not deterred.  Just need to modernize.  I got a supervision which drops off of my record in three months.  The "I'm a lawyer" defense did not work on the bitchy prosecutor.  Cop showed too so it was a no go on a dismissal.  I think I am good.  Three movers in Illinois is an automatic suspension of one's license.  Only on number one.  But still..."Give me fuel give me fire give me that which I desire." Metallica


They are inexpensive and easily purchased at any auto parts store.  I am inclined to go out and buy another one tomorrow and check the expiration date on the one that is currently in the back seat of my car.  Should have it mounted.  Anyone have suggestions how to mount without doing any cutting or drilling?  Thank you.

The Lounge / Re: Driverless cars
« on: March 04, 2018, 12:26:07 AM »
Here's one burning to the ground in England.  Heart wrenching to see.  The horn goes off at 51 seconds as if the car is crying out in pain to be saved.  I believe it was a gas line leaking onto a hot manifold.  I keep a fire extinguisher in the Hertz.  I probably should have two.


Richard E.

The Lounge / Re: Driverless cars
« on: March 04, 2018, 12:16:18 AM »
  I foresee an "Italian Job" event.   8)

I thought he meant the ending of this;
That is a great scene.  I wonder if it was a real Lamborghini Miura... was not destroyed.  Found by two British businessmen in 2015.  Oh excuse me "businesspersons."  LOL!

"Mr Tyrrell learned that the thrilling sequence that opens The Italian Job was shot using two cars – both supplied by Lamborghini, but one of them was already smashed up.

It is the first, intact, car that has now been found. Mr Tyrrell said: ‘The Italian Job Lamborghini is the holy grail of supercars precisely because no one knew what happened to it after the film. I have a life-long passion for these cars but I just assumed this particular vehicle was out of reach.’

As the Miura is still in near-mint condition, Mr Tyrrell – who owns Cheshire Classic Cars – was able to cross-reference its original features with stills from the film. He has also checked the car’s history at the Lamborghini archive. He said: ‘After inspecting the car, there is no doubt in my mind that it is the Miura from The Italian Job."

The Lounge / Re: Driverless cars
« on: March 04, 2018, 12:02:51 AM »
  I foresee an "Italian Job" event.   8)

Nice, I’ll get in on that action, Charlize Theron involved?
No, just a younger hotter version of her coming along the conveyor belt.

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