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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.   

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: 2021 Shelby American Annual
« on: December 07, 2021, 08:13:06 AM »
Mine came in yesterday - thanks again to all who make this publication so great !

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Front end height
« on: December 06, 2021, 11:27:10 PM »
When I bought 6S1575 thirty five years ago, it still had the original springs in it and it had a pair of coil spring compressers like these on each coil, which lowered the front end by an inch or so.  I know nothing about your car or how "correct" you want it to be - and I'm sure some on this forum would say that it would be crazy to do this to a shelby, but I'm just putting it out there as a potential very simple option seeing as you do not want to cut your springs.  I ran the car for a year before I restored the car and removed the clamps, and the springs returned to their normal height.  The car had been stored for 10 years when I bought it so those clamps had been on for a long time.  While the clamps were on, they in no way interfered with the operation of the car.       

Concours Talk / Re: c8zf-18080-g1 rear shock
« on: November 24, 2021, 03:34:24 PM »
There is a discussion on these shocks in this link:

1969-1970 Boss 302/429 / Re: Adding Stabil to the Laguna Seca
« on: November 13, 2021, 03:05:00 AM »
I'm on the other side of the debate - I've been storing cars of all kinds seasonally for 50 years 6 months at a time.  I fill them up with treated gas, run them on the roads at least 20 minutes, shut them down, take out the battery or put a battery tender on, cover them up and leave them in a dry garage.  I've never had a problem with one of them in the spring.  If you do start them up from time to time, I agree it's way better for the car to drive it to get it up to full operating temp vs start it and let it run sitting for a while.

The Lounge / Re: Current gas prices in western suburbs of Chicago
« on: November 08, 2021, 04:07:15 PM »
Expensive for sure but we are vacationing in Portugal now and the gas prices are the equivalent of $7.15 US per gallon - so it could be a lot worse. 

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
« on: October 31, 2021, 09:41:00 AM »
Congrats on that milestone!  I'll have had mine for 35 years ago as of the 1st week of December.  Hopefully I'll make it to 50 years as well.   

The Lounge / Re: Not a Shelby but couldn’t pass it up
« on: October 24, 2021, 03:37:16 PM »
Great find - my personal favorite Torino year and color combo. 

The Lounge / Re: Good recent dissertation on the Bullitt chase
« on: September 30, 2021, 09:45:28 PM »
And if I recall correctly, in the last segment of the chase after the spin out on the gravel, the Bullitt Mustang shifts through 6 gears as he chases down the bad guys.  There were a few of those sort of gaffs during the movie.   Still an awesome movie that I have watched many times. 

Up For Auction / Re: Owner of SFM6S1533 here ?
« on: September 23, 2021, 08:58:29 PM »
The last entry in the registry for 6S1533 says "For sale by Legendary Motorcars Ltd. 11/3/2016"

Wanted to Buy / Re: WTB Carter 4201 Fuel Pump
« on: August 25, 2021, 07:56:11 PM »
Have you tried Fred Ballard to see whether he has one?  Fred rebuilds Carter fuel pumps and sometimes has some for sale.

Going back to the question in the original post, my answer is a simple NO.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Fathers Day morning rip with my son
« on: June 20, 2021, 10:13:13 PM »
Yes they are Drew and you are most welcome to use the video.  And thanks again for the great rebuild and restore job !  John

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Fathers Day morning rip with my son
« on: June 20, 2021, 01:00:09 PM »
Hopefully many others had a chance to get out with members of their family.  Will try to attach a short video here but not sure if it will exceed the maximum file size allowed or not. 

Wanted to Buy / Re: Hood Hinge
« on: June 18, 2021, 10:50:14 AM »
Not sure if you have checked ebay but there are usually at least a few used sets and some singles for sale there. 

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