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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 1966 GT 350 on the stage at Mecum
« on: March 21, 2022, 11:06:46 AM »
did this car sell? I can't find it in the results

I do not believe this car was listed for sale at the auction - just on display from what I saw and info on the auction site. 

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Conv windshield header finish.
« on: March 16, 2022, 07:12:25 PM »
I refinished the inside corner pieces on my 70 Cougar vert (where the top clips in on both sides) with Krylon Original Chrome, and was very pleased with the satin finish. 

The Lounge / Re: Today fuel prices
« on: March 02, 2022, 07:14:41 PM »
A new high experienced by me today - not a good high.  I'm with the family on a ski trip on the mountains of British Columbia, Canada.  I paid $2.02 Cdn a litre for 91 octane for my daughter's car this morning.  If my math is correct, that adjusted for the # of litres in the US gallon and converted to $US = $6.03 US per US gallon !!   

The Lounge / Re: Solutions to rising fuels costs
« on: February 23, 2022, 03:25:37 PM »
Went on one of those party bikes a few years ago in Savannah GA.  Great fun !

The Lounge / Re: Canada should be ashamed
« on: February 18, 2022, 04:03:48 PM »
For many of us up here, it's quite the shit show for many reasons.

The Lounge / Re: Today fuel prices
« on: February 18, 2022, 08:57:21 AM »
Read this on the Business News Network this morning:

The Texas wildcatters that ushered in America’s shale revolution are resisting the temptation to pump more oil as the market rallies, signaling higher gasoline prices for consumers already battered by the worst inflation in a generation.

Crude prices hurtling toward US$100 a barrel typically would spark a frenzy of new drilling by independent explorers in shale fields from the desert Southwest to the Upper Great Plains -- but not this year. Influential players like Pioneer Natural Resources Co., Devon Energy Corp. and Harold Hamm’s Continental Resources Inc. just pledged to limit 2022 production increases to no more than 5 per cent, a fraction of the 20 per cent or higher annual growth rates meted out in the pre-pandemic era.

The timing couldn’t be worse for consumers. Outside of OPEC, which has rejected U.S. President Joe Biden’s pleas to accelerate production increases, domestic shale fields are the only other source of crude that can quickly respond to supply shortfalls. Together with fast-rising global consumption, American drillers’ conservatism is likely to keep oil prices elevated for some time to come. 

“Whether it’s US$150 oil, US$200 oil, or US$100 oil, we’re not going to change our growth plans,’’ Pioneer Chief Executive Officer Scott Sheffield said during a Bloomberg Television interview. “If the president wants us to grow, I just don’t think the industry can grow anyway.’’

To be sure, U.S. oil output will rise substantially this year and is forecast to return to pre-pandemic levels by 2023. But it probably won’t be enough to knock oil prices off their upward trajectory any time soon.

The Lounge / Re: Today fuel prices
« on: February 17, 2022, 07:26:35 PM »
Same increase in prices in Canada, European countries etc.  Not sure any Pres / leader in any country can be that influential, but that's just me.  World increases in the price of oil is driving the majority of increases from what I've seen.   

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Speedo parts
« on: February 03, 2022, 11:21:13 PM »
Looks somewhat like an old style faucet / tap washer.  Maybe you can find something like that in a hardware plumbing section.

My wife gave mine its pet name - The Mistress - and way less expensive than the real thing. 

Every time I go into the garage and see it covered up there in hibernation until spring, and wish I could drive it.

Wanted to Buy / Re: 4201s Fuel Pump early 66 date
« on: January 20, 2022, 08:17:27 AM »
If you haven't already - check with Fred Ballard in case he has one. 

On a related note, this short video that graphically shows the Top Ten Car Producers In The World: 1950 - 2019, is pretty interesting as well.

From the Shelby American Performance Equipment catalogue in the day. 

Up For Auction / Re: 1967 GT500 #341, a 203.1 MPH car?
« on: December 11, 2021, 02:39:37 PM »
After I bought 6S1575 in 1986, I tracked down the 1st two owners.  One of the neat discussions I had with the original owner was about the legend that was still taped to the front of the dash pad - see attached picture.  He lived in Springfield Missouri and his girlfriend lived in Dallas.  He said he was working as a mechanic in the late 60's and sometimes before going to see his girlfriend for the weekend, he would swap out the stock rear end gears for 2.73's I believe.  He claimed that allowed him to get over 140 mph out of the car.  The engine was stock other than a lemans cam and 2 x 4bbl holleys - the same as it still is.  I have no way of verifying what actual speed he was actually able to get with that setup, but it made for a good story - one of many that he shared with me about the fun he had with the car in the day.   

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