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Wanted to Buy / Re: Chuck Cantwell T shirt
« on: April 16, 2021, 07:02:02 PM »
PM sent

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Up For Auction / Re: Super cool '69 GT500
« on: February 16, 2021, 12:00:43 PM »
George Huisman reimagined this body style as well

Doing the aluminum bits under the hood certainly helps with the handling

Dove makes a great all alloy engine but you'd give up the original bottom end

Tremec transmissions are wonderful......launch like a pro stock car and 2100 rpm at 70 mph.....I hope this has a Tremec

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Up For Auction / Re: Phil Hill Cobra team jacket
« on: February 08, 2021, 02:42:39 PM »
If any piece of Shelby American memorabilia can ring the bell......this jacket is it. Phil Hill was one of the greatest.

They have Phil's helmet from the movie Grand Prix which has a range that exceeds 100K.

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Up For Auction / Re: Phil Hill Cobra team jacket
« on: February 08, 2021, 01:25:51 PM »
Oh so cool


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Ask a Registrar / Re: 69/70 Shelby Registry
« on: November 24, 2020, 03:59:38 PM »
Is SAAC still taking owner information or has that closed?

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Mice Advice, Please
« on: August 30, 2020, 05:17:21 PM »
I catch at least 50 a year

Good old mouse trap

I only use fruit snacks, let them dry out a bit and crimp them in the trap. I've used the same fruit snack for 5 years, they work like a charm and never get licked off without setting the traps.

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 1969 Shelbys
« on: August 29, 2020, 09:50:05 AM »


This photo illustrates what 1969/70 cars looked like when they arrived at AOSmith for conversion.
The car on the left is the knock down version as supplied by Ford assembly.

The added fiberglas (FRP) is hanging from the wires


Thanks for this bloody cool photo!!!

Interesting that they chose to display the hood apart and not bonded together as the outer skin and inner structure are seperate.

It also appears that the metal strip that holds the fenders to the engine bay aprons is not installed either.

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Designers of the fiberglass
« on: August 07, 2020, 03:18:52 PM »
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I often wonder why they did drop the KR moniker in 69?  Doesn't the 69 GT500 use the 428CJ?

There are drawings for 69 KR emblems

You learn something everyday....

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1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Designers of the fiberglass
« on: August 07, 2020, 02:03:20 PM »
In the history of the muscle car I believe one of, if not the most underrated options was the drag pack option in 1969 and 1970

For 1968 the changes from a GT500 to a GT500KR were also very significant. However.....everyone knew as it was prominently displayed in the stripes on the side of the car. Visual impact is something that let others know what you had. Mopars had options like a shaker hood on a Challenger (on the Hemi Cuda it was standard), billboards, wings and louvers. On a Chevy, cowl induction hoods, racing stripes, front and rear Camaro spoilers.

On 428 ci 69-70 Mustangs and Shelbys there was nothing externally to let you know if it was a CJ or SCJ unless you count the oil cooler behind the grille, but that's a stretch.
The differences of these engines and supporting bits and pieces are getting very difficult to find....
deeper groove pulleys
gear reducers on speedo
oil cooler and related hardware
lemans rods
external dampening
etc

They are complete sleepers and especially considering the price in period.....it was practically free.

Great option and now I know why guys like Ed gravitate towards it.

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Show this car some love!!!!

I think it's incredible

Great colour if you ask me......maybe I have a strong stomach :)

Any details on how it was found??

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$4012

Go to Mecum.com
click on the Indy auction
on the left side under road art
click on Friday P lots

Bartell stuff went for 5-18K

Good for John

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Amazing 289 sold
« on: July 16, 2020, 10:04:53 PM »
The AC Ace fits the definition better......no wheel lips.....that's slab side

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The Lounge / Re: What does Sammy have to say?
« on: June 03, 2020, 12:16:09 AM »
Eddie started with drums and Alex with a guitar.....they switched instruments.....kinda cool.

Eddie has fought his demons throughout his life, kudos to him for hanging in there.

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The Lounge / Re: What does Sammy have to say?
« on: June 02, 2020, 06:49:27 PM »
And supposedly written while driving from LV to LA in his 67 GT500.   

Sammy says it all. 8)

The man with the pearly whites...Sammy Hagar!!!

The song was written after driving from Albany to Lake Placid.

He used his 512 Boxer in the video.....and his mechanic Claudio Zampoli has a cameo in the video. Claudio introduced him to Eddie Van Halen who also brought his Countach and Miura to Claudio......and then the Van Hagar era began.

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The desire to move to my left and hug the car was almost too hard to resist

You lucky dog!

Fred has some great cars, that one is incredible.

The other Fred

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