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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Lets get some cobra pictures back up!
« on: August 21, 2018, 01:01:54 PM »
Photos noted as 1963 British Auto Show, a Cobra & the  RHD display chassis.

source: George Phillips Photograph Collection, Revs Institute.

jim p

CSX 2000 Series / Re: CSX2009 posting photo for John "Harris Speedster
« on: August 21, 2018, 12:35:12 PM »
All my paperwork is up north in the autodrome, but caption on my copy says head on shot is Sept 1 other is Sept 29. Here's another Al Bizer shot from June 1963.

Is the windshield a 1-off? doesn't look like a SAI competition parts seen on other comp cars ??

just trying to learn !!

jim p

CSX 2000 Series / Re: CSX2009 posting photo for John "Harris Speedster
« on: August 21, 2018, 12:30:55 PM »
Waterford Hills Road Course. Waterford, MI. I think mailing address is Clarkston, MI.


jim p

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: The future of the SAAC
« on: August 21, 2018, 12:02:38 PM »
FWIW I have been a SAAC member off-and-on since the early '80s. Off more than on I'm sure.

In fact, my membership just ran out. I never received one of those SAAC Member "badges" on the old forum (which was fine).

I don't own a Shelby and don't plan to. My family has always been a Ford/Mercury family and I am fascinated by the design, engineering and racing history of Shelby American/Shelby Automotive and it's interconnections with the Mercury Cougars.

I came here to learn and share.

I've met some outstanding people on the forum and through that contact have been able to contribute my services, advice and/or images from my personal collection to several different efforts at restoring, promoting and educating people about the cars we all love.

I have gotten invaluable advice and learned more since joining these SAAC forum(s) than all my years in the club before that.

I don't plan on maintaining a full-time membership, so if that becomes required to contribute here then, well I guess I couldn't be member.

Not saying that is any great loss, just wanted to make the point of what would be gained (?) or lost by the changes being discussed. There is lots of stuff going on behind the scenes that isn't apparent to those that maybe aren't as into making connections and sharing.

- Phillip

+1 I'm in the same situation.

jim p

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Little Red
« on: August 20, 2018, 12:30:18 PM »
It's funny really. it seems all these they got crushed stories seem to be code for sneaking them out the back door!  makes you wonder if these cars were discovered 30 years ago, somebody would be in very hot water from a legal standpoint. But 50 years on? Who cares? And you're right it does cost money to do all these searches. but the upside can be pretty staggering.

I had a family member work in Ford Light Truck Engineering back in late 70's,
while working on the Ford Dearborn test track there were Pantera's lined up in the infield
with "Parts Only" spray painted on the hoods, destined for the crusher.

My theory is as long as Ford has control that destiny is likely, once they are in someone elses custody there is more chance to escape the crusher, IMHO.

When I wasd a Ford parts manger we had our towing service  (also police impound lot) bring in a Lincoln that turned up during a traffic stop,
the VIN didn't come up, after contacting Ford they found a line worker drove it off the line one day and had been driving it for some time.
That one DID go to the crusher after Ford Legal got done.

jim p

Wanted to Buy / Re: bushing for distributor
« on: August 17, 2018, 04:53:27 PM »
When a group of us visited Roush a couple of years ago they had a bucket full of Merlin-Allison V12 aircraft valve guides rejects (sintered bronze),
when asked what they were doing with them they said they turned them down to use in their distributor rebuild shop.
We later passed the room with the old-school Sun distributor curve machine, there was a pile of the bushings and a quart jar full of various bob-weight springs.

I know this doesn't fullfill your need but perhaps there are additional options ??

jim p

Regional Shows and Events / Re: Woodward Dream Cruise
« on: August 16, 2018, 12:52:17 PM »
Cars actually come out Monday.  Wednesday and Thursday evenings may be the best as traffic still flows.  After that it slows down and the weekend is a "crawl."

I work about a mile east of Woodward & 15 mile, by this afternoon (Thurs ) it will be a challange to get from the east side of Woodward to the west to go home !! Tomorrow will be even more frustrating, Saturday is nearly impossible to transverse E to W or W to E.

If the weather is good for Saturday the movement is measured in in/min not miles/hr :)

jim p

Up For Auction / 66 GT350H for sale in NE
« on: August 10, 2018, 12:42:59 PM »
Not my car, just stumbled across the listing, shown to be 6S828

jim p

Shelby American History / Re: LeMans 66 the movie coming soon!
« on: August 10, 2018, 08:42:25 AM »
I have huge doubts about this film. Who is the screen writer? What source material has he consulted?

Since LeMans location filming wasn't mentioned, I presume this film time frame will be lead up preparation to LeMans. Will the cars be real or CGI?

As reported in another thread, some key cars are supplied by RCR in Michigan who also provided the GT40 in Fast & Furious 5.

consultant is reportably A J Baime, author of “Go Like Hell” & involved in the video “24 Hour War”, which I thought was a fairly good depiction of the story

jim p

Ford GT / Road America IMSA - Ford GT #67 finishes P1 in GTLM
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:46:55 PM »
I felt sorry for Duirk Mueller in #66 who put down a great qualifying run to start 1st on the grid,
but got bumped in the race, ran over a curb and broke a toe link, repairs put them back in the pack.

Richard Westbrook / Ryan Briscoe kept the #67 in contention and brought home a win!

jim p

So we stopped by RCR outside Detroit prior to heading up to RA for the IMSA races last weekend.
RCR supplied the GT40 used in Fast & furious 5,
and while talking to Fran it came out they are suppling cars for this movie project.

MK-I's, MK-II's, Ferrari 250LM, 275GTB and I think 330 P2.

He's read a version of the script, reportedly Robert De Niro plays Enzo.
story focus is on Ken Miles.

jim p

The Lounge / Re: Pictures of Carroll Shelby
« on: July 30, 2018, 12:32:19 PM »
CS & AJ & DG

CS & Jerry

Motor City Region SAAC / Waterford Hills 60th Annv. Vintage Weekend
« on: July 30, 2018, 12:06:46 PM »
Went out to see this event, interesting action but no FoMoCo V8 power in the competition.
However spectators could drive the track during the noon break, and this 65 was thundering around the track.

It has extensive race history in the midwest, the owner was very willing to talk, a very enjoyable conversation,
but since I didn't get permission from the owner to share details, I'll share only the photo.

jim p

Up For Auction / Re: 5R096 at RM Sotheby's
« on: July 25, 2018, 12:15:31 PM »
a couple of photos from Revs Inst - Karl Ludvigsen Photograph Collection, Stanley Rosenthall

show the Comstock notchback car at 1965 Lebatt 50 Trophy race,

jim p

The Lounge / Re: Photo Posting Poll
« on: June 07, 2018, 11:54:45 AM »
After several attempts to post photos on this site I have given up.

My time has value, other priorities in life / work.
The conditions regardless of each opinions dimishes the value of the forum for ALL, not just power users.

jim p

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