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The Lounge / Re: Shopping for a Daily Driver - What would you get?
« on: February 15, 2019, 12:34:45 PM »
Old School: Ford 1990 LTD Crown Victoria station wagon (not the Country Squire)

New School: Ford Flex

The Lounge / Re: Leave it to GM
« on: February 15, 2019, 12:22:47 PM »
Didn't Cadillac move its headquarters to New York City?

Notice that the majority of ads are in a NYC environment, so maybe they wanted to feature their cars in a "real world"  urban street setting.

1987 C4 Corvette with the B2K* option

* for those not versed in Bow Tie minutiae, this was the factory twin turbo option Chevrolet developed with Callaway engineering.

The Lounge / Re: Superperformance to start producing SHELBY GR-1 Concept
« on: January 13, 2019, 08:49:56 PM »
Roger that.
Put a Ford in your Ford.
Styling works very well. It's distinctive and that's tough to do today.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Check this out - Ford GT90 Concept
« on: January 07, 2019, 01:49:38 PM »

According to Ford press materials, engine was a 6.0L V12 with quad turbos. Preliminary power was 770 hp @ 6600 rpm and 650 ft./lb. @4750.

Engine was constructed from two Modular V8s that had two cylinders each trimmed, then welded together. Specially, they were Romeo versions used in Lincoln Mk. VIII and it was constructed by Roush and company.

According to a Ford engine engineer, this V12 was odd fire, since it was a 90-degree V. Even fire V12s are 60 degrees (+ -). Apparently the firing pressure curves overlapped so it "felt" smooth and NVH wasn't an issue.

The Lounge / Re: Forum oversight?
« on: January 01, 2019, 01:19:11 PM »
Only three? Aren't there more?

The Lounge / Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« on: December 27, 2018, 11:30:27 PM »
You want Fords in movies?

Go to YouTube and search A Man and A Woman aka for you fluent in French, Un homme et une femme, the original title.

The main character is a driver for the Ford France race team. In the film, you'll see a four-speed Hi-Po Mustang convertible. Plus there's scenes filmed at the actual 1966 Monte Carlo Rally, with him piloting a prepared white 1966 Mustang coupe.

But wait, there's more. There's a scene where he's testing a Ford France GT40 at a banked track and there's some of the finest automotive imagery ever filmed. This includes car-to-car, long shots and interior shots. Plus there's scenes of both the GT40 and Mustang running side by side.

PS. The love story is also very touching.

Guess they don't have to worry  about recreating the 1966 Le Mans three-car finish.

Has any biographer/family member explored/revealed details regarding the Miles/Shelby/Shelby-American personal relationships?

I for one haven't read anything.

The Lounge / Re: Bondurant School goes belly-up
« on: November 24, 2018, 02:31:05 PM »
I am a three day course graduate.

Two highlights occurred, this being 1993.

During the first day, He drove up in a Lincoln Mk. VIII coupe. He was saying welcome to the school and talking about the car. I mention that I was skeptical about air bag suspensions on performance application. He says, hop in and takes me out for a lap on the track. The Mk VIII duly responded to his driving inputs.

Day two, I was at lunch from the track and my 1986 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe wouldn't start. I noticed that the cam sprocket didn't turn during the engine crank. Some cam belt teeth had stripped. I call the school and they came and towed me back. I ordered a new Motorsport cam belt. Upon its arrival, they installed it the next evening. No charge.

It's sad his school is gone.

The Lounge / Re: Bondurant School goes belly-up
« on: November 13, 2018, 05:43:17 PM »
Well maybe ISM/PIR should consider a business model change and decide to cater to amateur racers. Having the Bondurant driving school there would be an impressive calling card plus an additional revenue stream.

OTH maybe they're happy with just running NASCAR events. Personally, I would opt for a facility that caters to racers from amateur to pros. 

The Lounge / Re: Bondurant School goes belly-up
« on: November 13, 2018, 12:34:16 PM »
Sad, but no problem. Just relocate to ISM Raceway north of them. Instead of just a race track, ISM can become a motorsports destination.

The Lounge / Re: Four door Mustang coming
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:46:59 PM »
I don't get it.

Ford plans dropping its car line, but they think a four door Mustang will sell.

Why don't they import/build domestically their Mondeo model along with the very cool (IMHO) Mondeo Estate. And add an SVT option.

As for Porsche's Panamera, it's a very competent car, but styling is borderline suck. 

The more details that trickle out, this film seems to be sliding toward Mommy Dearest territory.

Or to quote a famous screen writer, in Hollywood, no one knows anything.

CSX 2000 Series / Re: 289 Competition camshaft
« on: October 29, 2018, 05:32:56 PM »
FWIW department

Shelby American Parts and Accessories Catalog - Aug. 1, 1966

GT 350 Racing Camshaft kit PN S1CR-6250--2

I/O: 29 deg. BTDC
I/C: 75 deg ABDC

Intake Duration: 284 deg

E/O: 75 deg. BBDC
E/C : 29 deg ATDC

Exhaust Duration: 284 deg
Valve lift 0.445"
I tappet clearance (hot) 0.018"
E tappet clearance (hot) 0.020:

Timing measured at the valve with 0.001" lift.

289 Cobra High-Rev Racing Engine  PN S1CR-6003-6

BHP: 395 @ 7000 rpm
Max Torque: 330 @4100


Valve lift: 0.485"

I/O : 40 deg BTDC
I/C : 78 deg ABDC
Intake duration: 298 deg

E/O : 84 deg BBDC
E/C:  25 deg ATDC
Exhaust duration: 289 deg

Intake tappet clearance (hot) .012"
Exhaust tappet clearance (hot) 0.014"

Valve lifters: roller
Camshaft type: roller tappet

Specs taken at 0.001 valve lift

Analyze away. Never noticed the roller cam spec in the race engine.

". . .crew built a mock up race track." Guess they might have meant pit.

Now I wonder if they'll have mock up GT MkIIs built on Corvette chassis. :o

PS: Does the director know 3 Fords crossed the finish line and not just one?

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