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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 68 Le Mans Stripes
« on: September 22, 2020, 09:52:37 AM »
What’s interesting is when people assume your Shelby isn’t real, because it doesn’t have top stripes. 😏

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Regional Shows and Events / Re: 2021 MCACN Shelly Hertz Display
« on: September 22, 2020, 09:45:32 AM »
Any love for the 2006, 2007, or 2016? 


Dam, that looks great!

+1. I love that year body style!

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Up For Auction / Re: 1965 GT 350 for sale
« on: September 22, 2020, 09:44:08 AM »
Awesome looking car!

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: I came here a year ago looking to buy.
« on: September 20, 2020, 10:16:02 PM »
Congrats! Make sure to take time and celebrate!

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Will do, Pete - thanks!


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Crazy story. A good friend of mine works for Red McCombs Ford in their corporate office. Given the history of Hemphill-McCombs Ford (which is now solely owned by the Red McCombs Family - Red still comes into work at age 93!), I asked my buddy if he’d check around and see if there were any dealer emblems from back in the day lying around (aka, needle in a hay stack).

Well, my buddy reached out to Red’s secretary (who has been with Red since the 60s!) to no avail. Last week, the secretary came knocking on my buddy’s office door, held out the attached and said, “Is this what you’re looking for?”  Wow!! This thing is in mint condition - never been mounted! The best part? The secretary said that this was one that Red himself had held onto for decades. Amazing.

Now, if only I could find one for University Ford in Champaign, IL for my Carryover!

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Regional Shows and Events / Re: 2020 MCACN show cancelled
« on: September 12, 2020, 02:17:09 AM »
Huge disappointment. Love this show, and I understand.

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Something fun to watch
« on: September 05, 2020, 09:46:53 AM »
Man, I love a 289 Cobra!

Thanks, Brian!

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Love spreading the addiction
« on: August 31, 2020, 08:24:08 AM »
Well done!

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Up For Auction / Re: Parts collection
« on: August 30, 2020, 09:15:31 PM »
Wow. I bet there’s some really good stuff in there.

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You have no idea how helpful this is, especially since you’ve had the unit installed for some time!

Did you have to drill a second hole in the driver’s side apron? It looks like two fuel holes - one for input and one for return.  Is that correct?

Thanks!

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Up For Auction / Re: '65 GT350 SFM5S048 on BaT
« on: August 19, 2020, 11:07:29 PM »
I believe it is unrestored but with many upgrades done over the years.

Yes, mostly original.  I'm guessing the floor pans were touched up with spray can red-oxide sometime in the past.  Most likely has black batch primer under there.

Looks like everything is reverse-able, but with so much race history, probably should remain as it is.

+1, regarding the desire to keep as is. I bet it would be a ton of fun to drive!!

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« on: August 18, 2020, 11:12:07 AM »
The 66 is NOT necessarily 65-light, and you don't have to have a over-priced left-over to have the same basic car most 65s were. There are all sorts of variations PLUS colors!... and scoops, and quarter windows, half a dozen wheel variations, automatic and top loader transmissions ... all that spells a car far more variable to tastes and more distinctive from the herd than the 65 brethren.  It's still an early car... nimble on its feet, with just enough dash to be a driver's car, just not a woo the crowd and girls with "luxuriousness". It is appreciated by automotive enthusiasts accross the board, not just by some cult movie crowd. They are special... season to taste!

I would disagree with part of your statement. 66s without the 1” drop, over ride traction bars, Koni Shocks, etc. do feel different than a 65 or Carryover. And, price is all in the eye of the beholder, regarded “over-priced leftovers”.

However, all Shelbys from 65-70 are special in their own way.

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Up For Auction / Re: CREATIVE MASTERS 1:18 1965 SHELBY
« on: August 18, 2020, 08:13:41 AM »
i bought  the three original ones for around $25 each, thought 1/20 cwas weird scale, they wre going to issue more, but i think the company went under, but came back several years later and made the cobra and gt 350 again, but i don't think the gt40 made it. phred

That’s my understanding as well. The old and new boxes they came in look very different.

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Up For Auction / Re: CREATIVE MASTERS 1:18 1965 SHELBY
« on: August 17, 2020, 03:54:45 PM »
Yup.  It was me - I grabbed it.  I had been looking for one.

Thanks again, Rod!

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