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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Original Coupes
« on: January 22, 2020, 12:47:50 PM »
The roof on the Italian built cars ended up being a little higher. The headlamp openings are different also.

I noticed the difference of the headlamp pocket shape on CSX2287 vs the other cars.
CSX2287 seemed to have a deeper cut along the bottom edge, the others a more gradual radius line.
I just never asked here if that was a valid observation.
jim p

GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: How much difference? (Mk II)
« on: January 03, 2020, 12:54:33 PM »
I took some photos of XGT3 back in 1977 at a SAAC MCR activity "Carnival of Cars" at the old Packard proving grounds,
the car was unrestored then.

jim p

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: GT350 1966 engine + gearbox restauration
« on: January 03, 2020, 12:06:19 PM »
If left unchecked they become very evident, this is from a 100,000+ mile TX 289!
I seem to recall all 8 had some amount of cracks.
I highlighted the cracks with a marker pen.

jim p

CSX 2000 Series / Re: Lets get some cobra pictures back up!
« on: December 18, 2019, 02:07:50 PM »
previous photos of CSX2196 "Flip Top "Turd" motivated me to post these photos from Nassau Speed Week showing it with the nose & tail body sections removed, I had not seen the "bare bones" revealed before of the "Flip Top" chassis.

jim p

The Lounge / Re: Pictures of Carroll Shelby
« on: December 12, 2019, 08:17:22 PM »
Carroll in NFGT PV car

jim p

Ford GT / Older FGT Matech Racing video
« on: December 12, 2019, 07:54:38 PM »
posted by rq1trackaddict Sept 2012

love the audio !!  Teamwork  Pitwork  from 17th to 1st  awsome corner work!

thanks rq1trackaddict


I bet there are lot's of great stories Charlie could tell !!
I think the story is from "The 24 Hr. War",
Charlie Agapiou is punching holes in the floor of GT/104 at Sebring 1965 to drain the water collecting in the cockpit,
and he's swinging a knockoff hammer between Phil Hills' legs, Phil's trying to jump out to protect the jewels and Carroll is shoving him back in the car!

jim p

The Lounge / Re: Netflix- The 24 Hour War
« on: December 02, 2019, 12:43:48 PM »
Support the producers, buy both on DVD or BluRay, $15-$18 each, at

I purchased the "The 24 Hr War" DVD earlier this year and plan to add the new "Shelby American".

Also on u-tube watch the Bob Bondurant video's (2), great production quality!

jim p

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Coil Spring and leaf spring markings
« on: November 10, 2019, 07:06:22 PM »
I noted in the Chuck Cantwell book he mentions that early in the 66 builds (15" wheels) they had front tire contact with the fender like the 65's.
The story in the book was they specified convertible front coils on later DSO's.  Is there DSO documentation of this change?

It appears the fastback, hardtop "GT", HiPo, "66 HD" spring C5zz-F was #1413 lb rated with red paint stripe,
the convertible GT, HiPo, A/C spring was C5zz-E # 1491 lb rated with brown stripe.

Later they replaced the F (red) with the E (brown).

jim p

Up For Auction / Re: 1969 Shelby GT350 in Phoenix, Az.
« on: October 23, 2019, 01:25:36 PM »
Is an FMX a C4 in a cast iron case?

No  I'm not a trans expert but prior to the release of the C6, the FMX was used as the "heavier duty" trans in the large car ( Galaxy & Lincoln) & light truck.
I seem to recall it was also used in 427 Cobra automatics.

jim p

Then what is it?

Up For Auction / Re: 1969 Shelby GT350 in Phoenix, Az.
« on: October 22, 2019, 12:39:02 PM »
Is an FMX a C4 in a cast iron case?


jim p

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Top End Rebuild Advice
« on: October 22, 2019, 12:30:04 PM »
"about 1,000 miles and 15 years ago"

This car appears to not get exercised much, that's less than 100 miles / yr.
What you intend to do with the car would also factor into the repair strategy, IMHO.
If past usage continues going forward,  then would a " repair only what's broken" be logical??

I agree with other comments, a holistic appraisal with knowledgeable machinist / technician with consideration to expected use and budget is prudent.

jim p

The Lounge / Re: Attention: Scammers on this website
« on: October 11, 2019, 12:30:21 PM »
I had a similar experience as Pete when selling an antique household appliance a number of years ago.
I talked to an extended family member that was a FBI agent who advised me to turn over all my evidence ( I actually had the bogus money orders )
to the FBI cyber crimes taskforce. For these "low" dollar incidents they won't waste time going after them, however often all the various reports lead back to a
central group of criminals perpetrating these scams.  I hope my little piece of information helped send one of the offenders to the "crossbar hotel"!

jim p

Shelby American History / FAV Ford GT Transporter(s)
« on: October 04, 2019, 01:07:10 PM »
I came across this online, I don't have the source noted
I was thinking they were used during the unsuccessful 1964 campaign.
It appears to be the side of the FAV building in the background.

jim p

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« on: October 01, 2019, 12:09:12 PM »
......... thought the quality of the paint finish was pretty marginal.....

Just thinking out loud here,
comparing the quality of a small number of boutique shop builds to cars built in the mid 60's when the quality controls were much poorer
it would seem Ford did pretty good when the initial sales volume estimate was perhaps 25,000~50,000 units /yr, and they ended up making over 1/2 million 65's.

I'm not making a comment on the continuation cars specifically, but just that when you're challenged to stretch any production program that far beyond forecast
you usually see all kinds of quality spills, i.e. recalls, fixes, field service bulletins. I know the expectations of the consumer was quite different then,
but all-in-all they built 1.167 M 65/66 cars that with Chuck Cantwell & crew's mods handed Corvette's lunch to them !
Not bad for a "silly secretary's re-skin'd Falcon" !

jim p

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